St croix imperial

HambweldHambweld Posts: 215 Officer
Stopped by my local going outta of business mountain last night after work. They had some st croix imperial 2pc rods. $115 for an 8wt!! It's now in the truck. Anyone have one and how do you like it?


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  • mro1mro1 Posts: 75 Greenhorn
    Sounds like a pretty good deal.

    Don't know about the imperial models.
    The ST Crox rods I have are some of my favorites, cast very well and have good "fit/finish".

    lol.....
    All my fly rods are my favorite when I use them. :)
  • Ol'DirtyCasterOl'DirtyCaster Posts: 2,175 Captain
    My first rod for Michigan steelhead was a St. Croix imperial 7wt. My father broke the tip on it a couple years ago, and I sent it in for a warranty claim as a joke. It was close to 30 years old, and they replaced it with a new rod (factory built). Not really a windy day/big fly rod, but I don't think you could have done better at that price.
  • HambweldHambweld Posts: 215 Officer
    Now I just need a decent reel that can handle snook/reds/ & Juvi **** in the 200 range.


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  • Ol'DirtyCasterOl'DirtyCaster Posts: 2,175 Captain
    Hambweld wrote: »
    Now I just need a decent reel that can handle snook/reds/ & Juvi **** in the 200 range.


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    Reddington rise.
  • mro1mro1 Posts: 75 Greenhorn
    From a web site discription of Reddington rise 3.
    "large-arbor and a compact carbon fiber drag system that offers over 20lbs of fish stopping torque"

    Looks to be a lot of reel for a good price.
    I'm don't know if I have a reel with "20lbs of fish stopping torque".
    Posible Ross Big Game reel can but I generaly set them as little as 2 or 3 pounds to start and then palm the spool when needed.
  • mro1mro1 Posts: 75 Greenhorn
    generaly set them as little as 2 or 3 pounds

    That said by its self is a little miss leading.
    That's for my 11 and 12/13 wt rods, for 8 to 10 wt 1/4 to 1/2 pound.
    5 to 7 wt around 1/4. I don't use anything lighter than a 5 wt in salt.
  • HambweldHambweld Posts: 215 Officer
    Looking at the Lamson hd 3.5


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