St. Croix’s new Rage series of rods.
They combine fancy new blanks with cool handles to create some of the most functional micro-guided rods to date.
St. Croix claims that the Rage series incorporates the latest, high-tech components with advanced blank design to make a rod that should dominate its price-point category. Plus, weight savings was put at a premium when designing the Rage series. The Pac Bay Minima stainless-steel micro guides and Minima reel seats are the most evident weight-saving features. Less obvious are the lightweight fibers used to craft the Rage.
Pick one (or six) of the 12 casting or 5 spinning models and get to work!
The thing that really sets these rods apart is the fact that they’re designed and produced right here in North America - something few rod manufacturers can claim. Plus, they’re super-light, sensitive and affordably-priced. More to the design point, the guides are micro guides - except the stripper guide. St. Croix says that making the first (stripper) guide micro-sized cuts back on casting distance by creating unnecessary drag on the line. In other words, micro guides are too small to be effective stripper guides, so St. Croix put a larger guide in the stripper position.
The range here is from $150 to $170.