Casting Rods
St. Croix Avid X Casting Rod

St. Croix Avid X Casting Rod Review

Rated 92.5/100 overall based on feedback from 1 users
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The Avid X is one of St. Croix's most sought after and popular baitcasting rods. This eight model series was designed for serious bass anglers who demand high performance and value from their rods. This, along with the St Croix Avid X spinning rod series have become one of the brands most successful releases, delivering in all key attributes.

Estimated price: $220
  • Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite blank
  • Kigan Z micro-guides with strong aluminum-oxide rings and gunsmoke frames
  • Select-grade cork split-grip
  • Fuji ECS reel seat with gunsmoke hood and twist-lock foregrip

Summarized feedback from Bass Anglers

Reasons to buy

  • High modulus SCIII graphite blank is tough but geared for sensitivity
  • Anglers love the versatility of this rod and use it for all sorts techniques
  • Many have been impressed by how sensitive this rod is
  • Many anglers love the 6'8"¬†option as a jerkbait rod - a shorter rod is often favored for this technique
  • Kigan Z micro-guides provide more smoothness and sensitivity
  • Lightweight design which many have commended
  • Split grip with high-quality cork is comfortable and tough
  • Fuji reel seat is reliable and sturdy
  • This is without a doubt a St. Croix favorite!

Reasons not to buy

  • Some anglers have had issues using a leader with the micro guides, saying that the leader doesn't flow through too smoothly. We feel that this issue is avoidable by using applications more suitable to the rod weight
  • This rod is edging towards the pricey side

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Reviewed by: JJ
Dec 02, 2022
This has to be one of St. Croix's finest rods. Love the micro guides!

Bottom Line

The Avid X casting rod has become a serious success for St. Croix. Just like the spinning rod, this rod is loved by its users. It can be used for various techniques and the sensitivity it provides is considered world class.

If you're looking for a high quality, versatile casting rod, this one should definitely be considered.


About the brand

St. Croix rods provide performance options to all anglers. With rods for every application and technique, their complete collections offer choices in size, power and action, so you'll never need to compromise.

St. Croix have become one of the most powerful brands in rod development, and there's no surprise that they have produced some of finest technique-specific rods that bass fishing has ever seen.

A few professionals that work with St. Croix:

  • Scott Rook
  • Matt Massey
  • Jesse Wiggins