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St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: July 24, 2020 01:53AM

Saw a picture of the new Extreme series St. Croix rods, looks like they are using the graphite guides, they may be right around the corner for everyone.

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Michael Sutheimer (---.wi.res.rr.com)
Date: July 24, 2020 04:00AM

Stcroix website lists them as Daiwa AGS Carbon Fiber Guides. Carbon fiber frame some type of insert. Did not dig real deep. Casual web search shows they have been around for a few years now maybe 2014 or so on diawa rods. Guessing they sold rights to St Croix. I am surprised we are not seeing polymer guides yet. They have been using polymer for hard use applications in the firearm industry for years. Would be lite and inexpensive.

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Brian Gross (50.226.78.---)
Date: July 24, 2020 10:28AM

Heard those new guides brake a lot on the Daiwa rods

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---)
Date: July 24, 2020 10:46AM

Graphite fiber plates are used for body armor - it's pretty tough stuff.

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Dan Grulke (166.94.3.---)
Date: July 24, 2020 11:14AM

Agreed they are tough but if they are too rigid they could snap I guess. Just a thought never used or seen them.

Thanks,
DG

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 24, 2020 12:47PM

They are not designed to be very flexible, which is a shame. From that standpoint they offer no real advantages over metal ringed guides other than being non-corrosive.

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Re: St. Croix Extreme rods at ICAST.
Posted by: benjie bates (---)
Date: July 25, 2020 08:38AM

I’ve got a handful of the steez ags rods

Been fishing them about a year no issues yet

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