42 Reviews
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98% Recommend this product (41 of 42 responses)
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
the avid is fuego
July 3, 2020
went on a trip to florida, purchased this rod as a quick rod for the 7 day trip. it performs so well it shocked me that some of my other higher end rods are comparable. wont say any names though lol just get the avid, the rod is worth more than it actually cost
By Millard
Cape Cod
May 17, 2020
I have been using the rod in the Northeast for schoolie bass and squid, but can't wait to try it on larger bass and bonito. It has a very sensitive tip and casting is phenomenal
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Amazing rod
April 7, 2020
The 7' 6" or 8' are great paired with a 4k or 5k reel. Light rod, light reel, you can cast forever and may never come home. Strong rod with great guides.
ProsGuides, blank, light, cork, all of it
By Tylor K.
Great rod
March 1, 2020
Fished this rod on a inshore charter. Loved it. Caught specs and stripers on it. Love the light action to the rod. It allows you to feel everything.
By Chase
Quincy, MA
Lightweight and tough
February 20, 2020
The 7’6” MH is a versatile inshore rod that allows me to toss a variety of plugs and soft plastics in almost any situation. I have it paired with a 5000 size Daiwa reel.
By Chai
So Cal
Spinning spectacular
January 30, 2020
VIS80F, this is a heavy duty spinning rod but light. I have it mated with a Shimano sustain 10,000. Sure enough, it’s able to reel in 60lb blue fin. It’s perfect for 20-40lb species. As it is a stiff rod, retrieving lures is not so great, but more ideal to live bait.
By Scott
San Antonio, Texas
St. Croix VIS70MM Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 7 ft.
May 26, 2019
This is my wife's favorite crankbait and jig rod. She loves the sensitivity and feel of this rod.
By Thach
Lake Worth, Florida
Very powerful for its look
March 6, 2019
Pull great a great size bonita 16lbs without any problems.
ConsHandle is kind a bit short for me
Winter Springs
Great Product
January 28, 2019
This rod is extremely well built and a perfect match for my new Penn Spinfisher V reel
By Charles P.
Gulf Breeze, Fl
Favorite Rod
January 15, 2019
Extremely light. The VIS76MF pairs nicely with the stradic 2500 Ci4. Such a light combo that it floats. Very sensitive. Works great for trout and reds.
By Gus
St Augustine FL
December 13, 2018
Rod was exactly what I ordered and was delivered ahead of expected date.
By Stephen
Portland Maine
8 ft Mhf
December 5, 2018
Another great product from st croix. After owning two other avid inshores I had to add to my collection. Look forward to taking it for a spin in the spring
ProsWeight and power
By Taco S.
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Sensitive and Strong
November 24, 2018
I have 2 of these rods and I use them for Blackfish, Seabass, Fluke and Striped Bass. Great back bone and super sensitive! I paired them up with the Van Staal VR50 to make perfect inshore combo for NJ fishing.
By Jerry
Balance and feel
November 24, 2018
St Croix makes great rods.
ProsWeight, feel, quality
ConsNot inexpensive
By Exkeydet
Lexington VA
November 16, 2018
75% of my rods are St. Croix rods. I've always been a fan of their Tidemaster Series, but the new Avid Inshore Series tops them. I now own several of them, and they perform flawlessly. They're also about the prettiest rod that you'll ever run across.
By D
Meteren the Netherlands
New rod
October 27, 2018
I check so much positive reviews, I order this road 7ft the same with a Daiwa lt Luna real! Can’t wait to try! Pike here we come!!
By Chris B.
Santa Cruz, CA
My new favorite!!
July 21, 2018
I paired the 7” MH with the shimano tranx 300A which balanced out nicely! First day using it I hooked into 2 good sized halibut & man this rod was fun to use, tons of bend & strong backbone to handle big fish with confidence! I’m buying another combo just like it - it’s that good!!
By Kevin
Nashville, TN
St Croix Avid 7"6 , ML VIS76MLF
July 3, 2018
Purchased 3 of these Avid, 7'6" ML, late last year paired with Shimano CI4 2500 reels. Use them for Bass on the lakes and Reds and Specs down in Florida on the Flats. Handle all bass and Spec Trout with ease and Reds up to 10-15 lbs. Rod is extremely light and Strong.
ProsHigh Quality, Light, Strong
Consa little expensive
By ted
macon ga
inshore rods
May 25, 2018
super lite ST Croix best rods I have ever used
By Dean
San Antonio, Texas
Just another reason I only use St. Croix
May 11, 2018
Casting is a breeze . Hook set and backbone are get and the craftsmanship is awesome. Oh and it’s super light.
By Karl
South Carolina
Quality workmanship. Beautiful Rod.
April 4, 2018
Planning on using this rod to chase Bull Reds. Has plenty of backbone, and if anything like my other 10 St Croix rods ( yeah, I know, I have a problem) I won't be disappointed.
By stephen
South Portland, ME
Greatest rods on earth
February 17, 2018
I use this rods in the back bays and mud flats for prowling stripers. Plenty of back bone to land 25 pound class fish, and touch to feel the sometimes light bite. This rod is always with me in the spring.
ProsStrong, lightweight, St. Croix warranty.
ConsCost, but you get what you pay for.
By Mark
Raeford North Carolina.
Great Rod
January 29, 2018
As always St Croix rods perform like they say. Thanks Tackle Direct for the fast shipping.
By Matty D.
Tampa, FL
St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning VIS70MF - Perfect Inshore Rod, Used with Artificial
January 19, 2018
I've been using different brands, price points and lengths of rods to tune in what works best for me with 2500 and 3000 size reels, mostly Shimano Stradic Ci4+ and Stradic FK and Diawa Fuego. This rod is so much better at casting than my TFO PSS 764-1, St Croix Mojo Inshore or G Loomis E6x. I was worried about sizing down from 7'6" rods to this 7' rod but it actually casts farther and has other benefits - easier to maneuver around the boat, easier to stow and store and the slightly shorter handle length means I'm not banging the rod base against things like my trolling motor (or my gut). First time out with the new rod I did not want to switch to another rod even though it was rigged with the lure I needed at the time. I already purchased another one. I'll be using the TFO rods as guest setups from now on.
ProsQuality, workmanship, warranty.
ConsPricey, but if package price is an issue, I would rather save money on the reel and spend it on the rod.
By Val
New York
Second one broke
January 12, 2018
First rod broke on a 2 lbs seabass. New one--less than a year old already broke too. The liner fell out of the tip. St croix wants $40 shipping to fix this. I'll fix it myself and never buy another st croix again. This my 5th St croix that broke. I don't think this is made in USA--at least the guides, reel seat and the blank are not.
By Stephen
Orange Beach, AL
Super light and powerful. High quality.
January 10, 2018
I have 2 paired on a Van Staal Vs150 and a Van Staal VS 100. These rods are extremely light and high Quality, yet powerful enough to handle big fish inshore and nearshore.
ProsWarranty Quality Corrosion resistance
By Luis G.
December 11, 2017
I have a few St. Croix rods and I keep adding to my collection, this one is no exception great rod great price.
By Derek
Apopka, FL
December 9, 2017
Feather light, perfect action, combining it with a Shimano Sustain, awesome combo, weighs nothing.
By Dan
Long Island, New York
My Albie Stick!
November 17, 2017
This rod is a dream. Light, strong, even looks cool. Handles screaming albies very well!
South Jersey
Great rod
October 27, 2017
Purchased the 7â‚" mf rod paired with 3000 Stradic. Great set up
Strong backbone
September 25, 2017
Great rod for cat fish fresh Walter Fishing in south America. Great back bone to pull the fish out of tree banks pair it with shimano tranz400 100 lbs braid
ProsLight plenty of backbone
By Jeffrey
Great action.
September 21, 2017
Light action to handle fluke in summer, tough enough backbone to handle large Strippers and Blues. The fast tip gives me that instant warning of what is going on at the end of the line.
ProsMulti use pole. St. Croix warranty
By Jim S.
Great Rod
September 16, 2017
Love this Rod, great action and sensitivity, high quality materials..Teamed it up with my Penn Spinfisher V SSV4500 and very happy...will be purchasing another for my Van Staal VR50 when it ships!
By M R.
Eastern PA
Great rod 7' mh
September 6, 2017
Great rod. Super light. Components look strong and should last. Highly recommend.
ProsLight weight High quality components Great warranty
By Will
Middletown, Delaware
Best Medium Weight Rod I Own
July 28, 2017
This is my favorite rod in its weight I own. There is nothing I don't like about it. It's sensitive and light and I really like the guides it has. I use it for saltwater fluking as well as bass fishing in fresh water. I may be old fashioned but I like just plain cork handles and a lot of rods made now for bass fishing are going to the segmented handles.
ProsLight, nice color and awesome guides
By Joshua
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent Rod
July 13, 2017
As expected from St. Croix, this is a fantastic piece of gear. It has all the positive attributes I want in a rod, and has become my favorite rod in my collection.
ProsLight, sensitive, strong with great action, and very pleasing to the eye.
ConsI will now stand for nothing less.
By Wm D.
Homer, LA
Inshore Rod
May 29, 2017
Very sensitive, great for using live croaker for big specked trout. This rod let's you feel all the action of a strike. S
ProsStrength Sensitivity Great looking
Impeccable Rod
July 20, 2016
this is one amazingly light rod the fit and finish is top notch and with a backbone of confidence sure to turn them fishes around but far from a broom stick Rod ..Love it !
Proslight ..beautiful..great warranty and the latest technology .
Consnone i can think of
By Ty
San Antonio, TX
My fav Med hvy rod by far.
January 23, 2016
It's light, strong, and awesome guides. I have it paired with my Stradic 4000 and 30lb braid. Feel like there's nothin it can't handle. This is my second avid and just don't see the need to go up to legend since these new avoids are fantastic rods for a great value.
ConsCool looking, but color could be cooler
By Mike
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Light and Sensitive
December 28, 2015
This is one of the lightest and most sensitive rods I've fished. I primarily use it for free lining yellowtails, but it can still handle small tunas and mackerel no problem. I have it paired with a small 3000 Stradic, and this is hands down my favorite combo for inshore and a blast to use for light offshore. With the titanium components, I don't have any worries with corrosion now. Highly recommended!
ProsLight, sensitive, great backbone, titanium components
ConsA little pricey
By Steve s.
Very Satisfied
December 26, 2015
Bought this rod for inshore kayak fishing in south Florida and I am very happy with its performance. It's is super light! And has high quality parts that should last a lifetime. I got the medium action because I find it's much easier to cast from a kayak but it still has enough back bone to handle large snook. (Test already completed). I will buy more.
By Donald
orange beach, AL
just as touted
November 20, 2015
This God is everything they say it is love the guides love the color love the feel matches up great with my Shimano sustain 5000
ProsGive you a great feel for the bite and when the strike comes and you set the hook its got the backbone to set the hook deep.

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