St. Croix Rio Santo

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When it comes to price performance it is hard to beat St. Croix new series of Rio Santo fly rods. These rods are ideal for the starting fly fisher with a moderate to fast rod action so you can still get out long casts if need be but sacrifice a little if fishing with delicate tippets on clear still water with easily spooked fish.
 
The Rio Santo is equiped with all the essential items to look for in a trout fly rod: sturdy graphite rod blank construction, stainless steel guides, nicely styled cork handle and upward locking reel seat.
 
Because of the lower price point you get a black aluminum reel seat insert instead of wood, though that is usually just a matter of asthetics and doesn't effect the performance of the rod. The benefit of an all metal design is rugged durability as the reel seat isn't likely to chip or crack if accidentally dropped or from rough use.
 
When shopping for the Rio Santo not all of them are the right style when it comes to trout fishing. If you are looking for a good all around trout fishing setup, keeping in mind the moderate to fast rod action, we suggest you stick with the model RS905.2
 
The RS905.2 is a two piece rod, nine feet in length that is made to handle a five weight fly line which is a good all around length and size. We prefer the two piece rods to keep things simple and easier to assemble but if you want a four piece for travel and portability reasons look to the RS905.4 model instead.
 
These same Rio Santo style rods are available in a complete four piece outfit kit in the following models best suited for trout fishing:
 
RSK865.4
RSK905.4
 
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