It's still very much winter here in south-central Pennsylvania and I haven't tried it in the salt yet, but paired with the 1000 series Stella, it's feather light and a joy to handle. Caught a 18 inch wild Brown Trout on a nearby stream with it and it handled it extremely well and then a mess of Crappie shore fishing under a bridge five minutes from home. Thanks to Mark from MDLR fishing which moved my interest to the Old 18 Line and as a native Texan and a veteran who supports veterans I know own 8 of them and look forward to more..
Christmas present-didn’t try yet
While I have not been able to fish with the rod, it seems like everything is perfect. I am a very big fan of St. Croix, but these rods are beyond what I expected. I will follow up with actual on the water action.
This rod is amazing. Been catching lots of flounder with it paired up with the flats bugg lure. Even strong enough to bring in 20"+ reds!