Shimano vs St Croix Rods. Shimano Curado rod is a moderately budget rod that features many exclusive options. Forums. St. Croix Legend Glass Spinning Rod $239 | Okuma Epixor EPXT30 Spinning Reel $69 Bass fishermen love their spinning rods, in fact, some use them exclusively. Since this St. Croix crankbait rod … Rod looks and performs like new – I’ve owned it for 2 years but used less than 10 times. St. Croix Avid X casting 6’8” medium power extra-fast paired with a Shimano Curado 201 HD (left hand) 7.2:1 gear ratio. Fishing Related. Thread starter Surfersteve79; Start date May 3, 2020; Sidebar. Fishing Chit Chat. The proprietary high-grade SCIII graphite, and Integrated Poly Curve technology that the rod is made of, lends it excellent strength and durability, while still allowing the rod … Home. Our St. Croix Legend Glass and … Surfersteve79 I've posted enough I should edit this … The Curado series from Shimano offers a combination of versatile and technique-specific actions for every bass fishing situation. I’ve caught my best fish, a 17-inch long largemouth bass, with my 6’6” St Croix spinning rod. Awesome jerk bait rod.