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Old 03-23-2009, 10:13 PM
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Default St.. Croix Custom Made IM6 Premier Fly Rod?

Has anyone heard of a St. Croix Custom Made IM6 Premier Fly Rod? The line weight is 4/5. What is it? Is it a quality rod?
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Default Re: St.. Croix Custom Made IM6 Premier Fly Rod?

Sounds like it is "custom made" by a rod builder on a St Croix IM6 blank, as opposed to a factory rod built by St Croix. So the quality of the build- components, cork, finishing, and wrapping may or not be any good depending on the builders skills and the money put into the components.

The rod itself will likely not be covered under any warranty, (though the blank may be) in the event of breakage. IM6 is an older generation of graphite, and typically has a slower action, and might be a good choice in a light weight small stream rod for short casts and light tippets. There are a lot of IM6 rods out there ranging in price from 30 to 100 bucks.

If you are tempted, you should price a few IM6 blanks and rods, check it out in person to examine the rod build and components, find out who built it and the warranty if any (in the event the blank breaks) and try it out to see how it feels.

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