Don't Buy St Croix
Had a St Croix Tidemaster come apart below the reel seat on a hard strike while in the rod holder. Called customer service and was told that even though the rod was registered there was no warranty due to the numbers not being available. Not only did I lose the rod, but a brand new Stradic 5000 as well! I offered to send them the butt section for inspection but they declined sticking to their policy of no numbers, no rod. I wouldn't waste my money on their merchandise with this kind of support. There are too many rod builders out there that stand behind their rods.