20 Reviews
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95% Recommend this product (19 of 20 responses)
By Karim
Weymouth, MA
St. Croix
January 23, 2021
I havent used it yet but let me say this first originally l was for this rod and ordered it while it on back order then a few days later I got an email saying my order was canceled so I called to see what they have instead and it was my lucky day when Tyler the nicest guy at tackle direct went above and beyond to find something different it only took him a minute to locate the newer model then he made sure it was delivered to me in less than 48 hours l must say if you looking for the best gear for the best price look no further tackle direct is get you covered also tackle direct is lucky to have such amazing people like Tyler working there..thank you !!
By Kyle
Cant beat it!
September 24, 2020
I was amazed with how this rod performed.
By Carlos P.
Hayward, California.
Best surf rod.
September 6, 2020
I bought this rod because my st crox mojo surf casting rod was tireing me out after 4 hours of casting on the surf. With this rod I can cast for 6 hours. It also helps me cast the 3/4 oz to 2oz lures a lot farther than any of the other rods I own. It has a sensitive tip and a strong back, great rod.
ProsI own more expensive rods that this one but this one is the best. Sensitive yet strong and it casts like a champ. Thanks to st crox for building such a high performance rod.
ConsI'm going to have to replace all my other rods with st. Croix Triumphs!
By Zach
Massapequa Park, NY
Find something bad, I dare you!
June 9, 2020
Its almost impossible to say something bad about a St Croix rod, and this isn't an exception. The Triumph Surf is one of my favorite rods to use on the beach. Its great for days when I can get out into the water and don't need a 12 footer, and I can get the lure on target with a 9 footer with tremendous casting power. I can cast almost any jig in my arsenal with pinpoint accuracy. A go to for sure!
By Thomas
Mt Airy, Maryland
Great surf rid
April 28, 2020
I have both the triumph and avid. Both products are outstanding in the surf and can withstand almost anything. St croix stands behind their products unlike many other Rod manufacturers.
ProsDurability, performance, sensitivity
By Bob D.
Ocean City, NJ
Great light weight rod.
September 14, 2017
I have a Lami Surf King and it is a descent surf rod. But for about the same price this 10' surf rod is an unexpected surprise. Much nicer product.
ProsFinish, action seems have nice tip to butt feel.
ConsNone yet.
By Daniel
Middlebury, CT
St. Croix Triumph
August 8, 2017
This was my first surf rod and even though I have a higher end rod now this is still may favorite. If you're looking to get a rod where you're just starting out I would definitely recommend this rod!
ProsGood beginner rod, very forgiving
By Donald L.
Pleasant Hill, CA
St. Croix TSRS100M2 Triumph Surf Rod
October 27, 2016
I was really excited to own and fish with this new Saint Croix Triumph Surf rod. Unfortunately on my first trip out the rod failed by breaking on the upper section just above where the two halves connect. The rod is rated from 3/4oz - 4oz. I was at Fort Baker, CA just on the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The conditions were a storm past the night before and a new one approaching. The winds out of the West at 20-25 mph with light rain and 8 to 11 feet of surf. That why I chose the Bay side instead of the beach. The first cast Lingcod! 3rd cast Rockcod! I'm doing great. The wind at my back while fishing from a rocky point the sweep was moving to my right at a strong pace. So I went up for using a 2oz sinker to a 3oz sinker rigged Carolina style. Boom, my new toy broke on the 2nd or 3rd cast. Probably a factory defect. I decided to replace with a Lamiglas. Yet to see how the new Lami will work out.
ProsLight weight, responsive.
ConsNot sure if this break above where the two halves join is an outlier or a common defect.
By Michael
New Jersey
Great Inexpensive Rod
October 26, 2016
I was looking for a rod with a little more backbone to use with heavier lures in open beach spots. This has met that need perfectly allowing me to get the distance I was looking for when using heavy 2-3 Oz bucktails and Superstrike lures. The rod is very well made and relatively inexpensive compared to the higher end make and models. I would highly recommend this rod to anyone looking for an all around durable and versatile surf rod not looking to spend a ton of money. It's not the best rod if a majority of the lures you use are on the lighter side (1/2 Oz- 1 Oz range) but this 10 ft model will certainly get the job done and still does nicely when using SP minnows and swim shads. I would recommend the 9 ft model if you primarily use lures around or under 1 Oz. Have caught numerous bass so far with this rod this fall and has handle them with ease. I do find it tough / use a lot of energy to work a pencil popper with properly. The distance from my reel to the butt of the rod is a little long for my liking but once I got use to it I don't notice it anymore.
ProsGreat price Can really launch lures in the 1-1/2 Oz - 3 Oz range No problem handling bigger fish
ConsNot great when casting lures 1 Oz or less Tough to work pencil poppers with Length between reel and rod butt
By Blake
Lake worth, Florida
Solid rod
August 5, 2016
Longer cast great for surf fishing
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Good back bay rod
August 4, 2016
I like to use this for small bucktails, small plugs, redfins, bombers/SP's, and its capable of tossing a 2 3/8 popper if need be. I love it. Paired with an SSV4500, its great.
By Alex
Pozzuoli, Italy
Montauk Rod
August 4, 2016
This rod is perfect for Montauk and its pretty cheap too. Tons of power to stop a big fish and its able to handle those bigger 3oz plugs. I love mine.
By Mark
Great rod
October 28, 2015
Use this rod for light sling jigs and poppers on the surf in Hatteras. Works flawlessly.
By edgar
cabo san lucas, bcs
una caña ligera, resistente y confiable
July 7, 2015
He utilizado la caña Triumph por casi un año y he confirmado su durabilidad, ni siquiera una guia dañada en multiples viajes de pesca. He podido verificar su fuerza al haber sacado gallos (roosterfish) y toros (jack) de diez kilos y mas. ademas de su versatilidad al poder utilizar señuelos ligeros de menos de 1 0z y pesos pesados como jig de 4 oz sin problema. en terminos generales una esxcelente opcion para la pesca de orilla (surf) o desde una escollera (inshore).
Prosligera, fuerte, con mucha durabilidad (ni una guia dañada)
By Alex
Great Surf Rod
April 2, 2015
I paired this up with a Bail-Less Penn SSV6500 and it is my favorite combo, I have higher end equipment but I use this more often! The rod is perfect for Bucktails, Darters, Poppers and even light swimmers! I HIGHLY recommend this rod if are looking to get a new surf rod!
ProsLight Strong
ConsThe guides are pretty big.
By Alon S.
awesome rod
March 3, 2015
This rod is great for light surf action. It casts very well lures from 1/2-1 1/2 oz. I have it paired with a spheros sw 5000 and its a great combo.
By Mary E.
Wilmington, NC
Great St. Croix surf rod
January 7, 2014
Absolutely great product and vendor. Their customer service is the best in the industry!
By Brandon
Troutman, nc
A+ rod
November 5, 2013
This rod is great, liked it so much I bought another one!!!
By rob m.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Great rod!
September 16, 2013
Well let me preface by saying that I just got the rod so I haven't used it extensively. But I will comment on my first impressions. The rod looks good. grip is comfortable, tip is just the right stiffness for me. The finish matches perfectly with my penn spinfisher v- which is not a big deal by a nice happy coincidence. The rod casts well- on a recent trip in the back bay I had to slow my cast down because they were going too far with little effort. About the only thing I don't like about the rod is that all the guides are on the top section of the rod. I noticed other St Croix rods are the same way (if not all) and I get that it is for that 1 piece feel- but I like having a guide on the lower half- makes breaking the rod down for transport and storage a little easier- but I did just pick up a rod rack for my truck so I will only have to break it down when I get home so I can live with it.
Prosall stated above
Consstated above
By Douglas B.
Washington, DC
Quiver of One
May 29, 2013
This is a great lightweight surf rod that has the versatility to handle a wide selection of artificials and bait (can effectively cast and work a 7.5inch slug go, 2 oz plug and cut bait). Additionally, at 8ft it€™s not too long to use out of the kayak or on a boat. This rod can serve as a great quiver of one for Bass, Blues, Fluke, and even casting chunk bait off the beach for sharks. If you are only going to have one surf rod the St. Croix Triumph 8ft should be a consideration.
ProsVery versatile; great construction

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