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Old 07-17-2002, 12:55 PM
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St Croix UF998

Anyone have feedback on this rod? It's the Legend Ultra Series, 9'9" 8wt, 3 piece. Specifically, I'm curious about your interpretation on rod action/speed, as well as any other input on the rod. I'm looking for a fast action rod for NW Steelheading and Saltwater action. A

And of course being a natural bargin hunter, I'm curious if anyone can point me to a good deal and/or has a used rod for sale.

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Old 07-17-2002, 10:08 PM
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My brother in law has that exact model.I cast it for a little while next to my 10ft 9wt GLX.The rod does cast quite nice but to be honest it weighs a ton for an 8wt.My GLX is a line weight higher and a little longer but it is at least an ounce lighter.This may not seem like much but after a few hours of casting you REALLY notice a difference and the SC becomes too tiring.For the dollar though they are an excellent rod.An even better value though is the new Temple Fork Outfitters rods.In Canada they offer a model called the Ti(through Springbrook).It is now available in a 10ft 8wt 4 piece and a 9ft6 8wt 2 piece.These are wonderful casting rods with a bullet proof lifetime warranty.The components are excellent and attractive but the best part is the price.The 4 piece model runs around $280 Canadian,which is like $3 US.Comes with a very nice case too.Check them out before commiting to the St.Croix.Not knocking the UL,but I think the TFO is a better rod for the buck.
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Old 07-18-2002, 02:12 PM
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Money

Ok, what is the difference in Canadian money vs American money. I know that Canadian price $280.00 is not $3.00 American.
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Old 07-18-2002, 02:24 PM
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$ Can. vs US

mostly it's the colors...and a Can dollar is worth (roughly) 60% of an American (54-58 depending on the day, check the federal exchange rates for more accurate info.)
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Old 07-18-2002, 09:34 PM
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Tonyd,
thanks for the input. & good point on the weight. How would you describe the action on the Legend Ultra? Fast or medium-fast?
I'll have to check into the Temple Fork rods too.
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Old 07-19-2002, 03:31 PM
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I would consider both the St Croix UL and the TFO rods to be medium fast.Some would argue that both are fast rods,I guess it depends on what you consider "fast".
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