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Loomis Pro Green vs St. Croix Avid

Slb9981Slb9981 Posts: 60 Greenhorn
Which is the better option for fishing the flats for primarily trout but occasional red fish. Using a 1/8-1/4 oz.Big. and gulps, jerkbaits, plastic etc. Has anyone used both? Sensitivity about the same? 

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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 11,772 AG
    Looking for a trout rod?  Man those options are pricey for trout.  I'd check out Crowder e-lite.  Having said that St Croix makes amazing rods.  On the flats I would look at a M or ML from Croix.  
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  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,807 Admiral
    I have 3 pro greens. Love them. No experience w avid rods 
    You should have been here yesterday
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,564 AG
    edited April 2018 #4
    I own both.  The Avid rod is a bit nicer than the Pro Green, IMO.  I don't think you'll notice a difference in the sensitivity, but the components and build quality is better with the Avid.  Frankly, they are both quality rods and I don't really thing you can go wrong with either one.
  • marexmarex Posts: 170 Deckhand
    I haven't used the Pro Greens so take my advice with a grain of salt but anytime I've picked them up in the store they seem a bit large and heavy for their respective ratings whereas the Avids seem a bit lighter and have a model for pretty much everything inshore. If you're interested in G. Loomis, I suggest checking out the E6X rods. For trout the 7'6" 6-12 model is excellent.
  • SaltygatorvetSaltygatorvet TallahasseePosts: 5,807 Admiral
    marex said:
    I haven't used the Pro Greens so take my advice with a grain of salt but anytime I've picked them up in the store they seem a bit large and heavy for their respective ratings whereas the Avids seem a bit lighter and have a model for pretty much everything inshore. If you're interested in G. Loomis, I suggest checking out the E6X rods. For trout the 7'6" 6-12 model is excellent.
    Pro greens are much nicer that the e6x
    You should have been here yesterday
  • Slb9981Slb9981 Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    Thanks guys for the responses!!!
  • Slb9981Slb9981 Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    I own both.  The Avid rod is a bit nicer than the Pro Green, IMO.  I don't think you'll notice a difference in the sensitivity, but the components and build quality is better with the Avid.  Frankly, they are both quality rods and I don't really thing you can go wrong with either one.
    Which Avid do you have?
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,564 AG
    edited April 2018 #9
    It's an 8' spinning rod I use for tarpon.  I'll get model number for you later today.
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,564 AG
    The model number is AIS80HF.  Great pole for tarpon, incidentally.
  • SnookSlob1SnookSlob1 Posts: 72 Greenhorn
    I’ve got a Tidemaster 7’ M  that I use for everything from trout to tarpon and love it, I can’t really speak for the loomis but I’ve got a friend that owns the avid and loves it
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,564 AG
    Tidemasters are also superb rods.  A step below Avid, but still quite good.  Have about the same model as the Avid posted above and have used it for years, as have other friends -- proven tarpon rod.
  • congoman775congoman775 Posts: 1,395 Officer
    Have used both for exactly the purpose you've described. I'd get the Avid. 
  • Slb9981Slb9981 Posts: 60 Greenhorn
    Ended up getting the St. Croix Legend Tournament that they just recently released. Will fish it for the first time this weekend. A little more than I wanted to spend but it will last several years. Thanks for all the advice!!!! 
  • congoman775congoman775 Posts: 1,395 Officer
    Very nice, you'll love it. 
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 18,564 AG
    I haven't seen one of those yet.  Please let us know how you like it.
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