Product Review: St. Croix Rift - The Fisherman

Product Review: St. Croix Rift

The author shows off a bluefish he battled using his 7-foot, 6-inch Rift spinning rod.

Made up of 16 distinct boat models and 12 jigging models, the St. Croix Rift Series rods are offered as a direct response to nearshore saltwater anglers demanding thinner and lighter rods with strength and durability. Rift rods give the angler the edge when out on the water by putting the best possible technology in their hands when fighting monster fish.

Rift Salt rods consist of 16 thin, powerful conventional and spinning models that form a comprehensive, stand-up toolkit for nearshore anglers casting for strong-willed fish on 15- to 120-pound line. Ranging from 6 foot, 6 inches to 7 foot, 10 inches in length with medium-light through heavy power and fast or moderate-fast parabolic actions, the expansive Rift Salt lineup covers the Northeast menu that ranges from battling inshore fluke, stripers, and blues to fighting tuna and mahi offshore.

The best St. Croix has to offer on their technology end combines in Rift Salt to minimize fatigue and maximize fun. All Gunmetal Gray Rift models start with premium SCIII carbon fiber for unmatched flexural strength and uncompromising durability, combined with St. Croix’s Reinforced Resin System technology for power without adding weight further enhance The blank is handcrafted on a St. Croix integral polycarb mandrel, creating a continuous taper with no transition points that can compromise strength and impact. Each Rift model’s pattern configuration is laser cut using Taper Enhancement Technology to create an optimally curved pattern that ultimately provides anglers superior action and increased sensitivity. The result is a rod that is incredibly strong and durable, thinner, lighter in hand and has a crisper action.

The Rift has ergonomics and components that enhance your fishing experience. The lightweight K-style guide platform is corrosion-resistant, durable, and trouble-free. Where the Rift comes into contact with the angler, his EVA handle is constructed with high quality, slim, and contoured to withstand the hazards of boating while being comfortable. An ergonomic reel seat with double locking nuts provides security, while a non-marring rubber ring securely holds the lift rod in the upright harness and rod holder.



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