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I just got my first St Croix rod.

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My father in law made out big time at a flea market this afternoon.  He got 2 St Croix casting rods for $10 each and 4 baitcasting reels (2 bps tourney specials and 2 penical deadbolts) for $8 each.  Anyway when he showed then to me he said I don't really want the MH rod I just could not pass up the deal and offered to sell it to me for what he paid.  So for $18 I now own a St Croix legend series lc66mh with a deadbolt reel. I really don't know how high out low this rod is on the St Croix line but it feels great to me for the money

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Wow!  ANY St Croix rod for $10 is a good deal!  Lucky you!  :D

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That model call is an older rod, probably comparable to maybe today's Premier or possibly an Avid.  Is the blank black?  Like said,  any Croix for $10 is a steal!

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If you contact St. Croix and give them the model number, they can tell you when it was made and how much it sold for.  It is probably not comparable to today's rods. The technology has improved quite a bit over the years.

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That Legend series has always been pretty high in the lineup and i agree compared to todays graphite it would be a bit behind in technology it makes no difference.  That combo should be a workhorse for you.  If for any reason you do not like the reel you could always sell it on ebay and get a better reel.  Either way you got a steal. Congrats

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The blank is black it has gold lettering and deep purple strips around the guides.  The one he kept looks almost identical but does not say legend and it's a medium action.  We did get to fish them for about an hour or so. I got skunked he got 2 in the boat.  

The reel sounds like it has a dry bearing so I'll give it a good cleaning and lube.  

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If something was to happen to that rod St. Croix would replace it with a new Legend for $85.  You would be $95 into a $250+ rod.

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Your first St Croix? I'll bet it will not be your last.

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Did you ever get a good deal!

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2 hours ago, .ghoti. said:

Your first St Croix? I'll bet it will not be your last.

I'm sure I'll have more eventually but at this point in my life I can't justify full retail price.  I'll sure enjoy this one and my blackout in the meantime.  I did manage to catch one this morning it wasn't a monster but still a solid keeper at 15 inches

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On 7/2/2016 at 8:57 PM, Scott F said:

If you contact St. Croix and give them the model number, they can tell you when it was made and how much it sold for.  It is probably not comparable to today's rods. The technology has improved quite a bit over the years.

I contacted St Croix via email and they replied today.  The one I got was made 1996-1997 and list price was $125 if it were to break the replacement would be an Avid Casting.  The one my father-in-law kept was made between 1996-1998 and list price was $75 replacement model is Premier Casting.  I guess he kept the wrong one LOL

   

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Nope he kept the right one for you!! Congrats that is a nice combo.  If in the future you want to make an upgrade check online for a deal on a reel like a Diawa Exceller which regularly sells for $100 but often can be purchased online for $60 when on sale. These reels will make you smile when you cast them, they are smooth and have great drags in them. They are tough as nails to.

Meanwhile enjoy and catch some more fish.

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I have plenty of other reels to swap around.  The noise in the deadbolt did go right away with a little oil.  I was mostly using it just to see if I like it.  It casts pretty good for a cheep reel but it seems to need a higher brake setting than my better reels. Casting distance dose not seem to be affected by the higher setting just like the magnetics are weaker and need to be set higher to get the same effect.  It feels a lot like my silver max but has a higher great ratio.  I might put my Energy PT reel on this rod but that reel is heavy and this rod isn't exactly light.  I'll keep playing around with things until I find what I like best.

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