St. Croix Premier casting rods are built from premium SCII graphite. Premier casting rods are popular among bass anglers - with actions tuned to the demands of bass casting techniques. St. Croix Premier casting rods are light, fast and super strong, not to mention more handsome than ever before with that gloss black pearl blank.
St. Croix Premier Casting Rods Features
Premium-quality SCII graphite.
Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook setting power.
Finely tuned actions tapers for superior performance under specific conditions.
Ultra-hard, flanged, SiC tip top on musky models.
Fuji ESC or TCS reel seat/frosted silver hood.
Premium-grade cork handle.
5-year warranty backed by unmatched St. Croix service.
Not much experience with bait casters at the moment, but as a first timer I can say I feel like have had this rod set up for years. It's smooth, I can feel everything as I reel through. Highly recommend as a great all around rod.
Setup: 7 foot medium power fast action
Needed a replacement after 40 years
December 28, 2018
I fished with the same model from St.Croix for 40 years. When I broke the old rod this year I was very happy to see that St.Croix was still making this rod. Its great for casting the heavy Pike spoons we use when we travel to Canada. You have to love a quality company like St.Croix!
PC66MHF - Blackfish Special
November 6, 2018
Paired the PC66MHF with a Stradic Ci4+ 2500FJ and its the sweetest light tackle jigging blackfish setup I've fished. The MHF has enough backbone to really put the screws on bigger fish with just enough sensitivity to feel the subtle taps. Highly recommend it!
By Bob R.
Finally found a 2 pc travel with a 1 pc action.
October 4, 2018
Was looking for a 2pc rod with backbone and sensitivity similar to my one piece casting rods. Found it in this rod. I bough this rod for travel but have kind of made it one of my go to rods as it's so nice. IT's a really nice rod and its made in the USA.
Pros2 piece for traveling with the action of a one piece.
ConsI wish I had one in spinning
December 21, 2016
This is my 5th St Croix rod, I'm a tightwad and these rods aint cheap, so yeah they're worth it. Nuff said
By Jbass g.
December 21, 2016
I own other St. Croix rods and have never been disappointed with the quality, action, sensitivity, or balance of any of them. This rod is no different, I have a Lews BB1 Pro mounted on it and its a match made in heaven for me. I havnt had a chance to fish with it yet, but Ive been pitching around the yard and this is going to be fun next spring.
By Richard c.
Love the rod!!
September 26, 2016
Great rod... for inshore fluke/seabass/porgies!! Love the light tackle rod!
Lake worth, FL
February 27, 2015
This rod is really good for isnshore snook fishing paired up with the shimano chronarch
Union city, NJ
May 15, 2014
Great light rod. Paired with a Avet SX and makes for a killer light combo. No problems fishing with that combo all day
St. Croix Premier Rod
January 4, 2014
Bought two Premiers. PC66MF for small crankbaits, PC66MHF for spinnerbaits. Excellent rods for the money. Very sensitive with plenty of backbone and a fast action. Will cast 12-14# fluorocarbon line without any problems. Lighter than I thought they would be at this price point. St. Croix quality is exceptional across their full line.
ProsVery sensitive for a rod this price point. Very good action. Quality SC build as always.
Great for big Bass
November 21, 2013
I grabbed this rod at a local shop running a clearance on rods in stock. They were out of medium heavy power so I compromised and got their last heavy power Premier. I love this rod for Bass in heavy cover. It casts and handles like a dream, and I have boated dozens of "fair to good" Northern Pike! In my experience all the Premier series St Croix rods complain a little if you cast heavier lures, but stay in the recommended weight range and they are an affordable dream to fish with. I usually use this rod for larger jointed Rapala crankbaits and I'm very happy my local shop was out of my first choice of actions in this rod. Highly recommended!
ProsHigh quality for the price.
January 3, 2013
I recently purchased several additioanl St. Croix rods to accompany several others already owned. As in the past i have not been disappointed. The St. Croix line of rods simply cannot be beat. They are strong, well made, balanced and a great product. I use my rods primarily for inshore snook, tarpon and redfish where good power is needed and St Croix rods deliver quality results.
ProsPrice is great, backbone/strength, weight, balance
Wondering what reel anyone is pairing with the ML casting rod here, and what applications, wondering if you're trying to cast 1/8 oz jigs or less how nice of a casting reel you'd need. Has to be saltwater safe for inshore.
A few reel suggestions our customer's have paired the St. Croix Premier Casting Rod 7' ML are the Daiwa Coastal TWS Baitcasting Reels, and the Shimano Chronarch G Baitcasting Reels.