A new look with improved blanks and components earned St. Croix’s Avid Inshore rod series “Top Saltwater Rod” honors at ICAST. The SCIII graphite blanks use Integrated Poly Curve tooling for continuous-curve tapers, increased sensitivity and hoop strength. Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with solid titanium frames offer superb saltwater- corrosion protection. The super-grade cork handles are tipped with corrosion-proof wind checks.
$230 to $290; stcroixrods.com