View Full Version : Thinking of getting a St. Croix Imperial 2wt...

09-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Hey guys,
Recently I have been getting into some small stream fishing, and I don't think that my 9ft 5wt is really up to the challenge of small stream fishing, so I am looking for something a little smaller. Most of the fish in my home stream are a little small (4-8") so I think that a 2wt would be the ticket.
After some lurking I came across this http://www.flyfishohio.com/2-Weight_Shoot-Out/2-Weight_Shoot-Out.htm and from their verdict I decided the St. Croix Imperial 6ft 2wt would be the best for me.
It's fairly inexpensive ($150) and from what the reviewers thought of it, it seemed to perform well. Here is the link to the review of it http://www.flyfishohio.com/2-Weight_Shoot-Out/StCroix_Imperial_i602.htm
So, what do you guys think about this rod and is it worth buying?
thanks, Joe

JB in SC
09-03-2010, 10:30 PM
I cast one last year, a good rod for the money. The grip/reel seat is more appropriate for a 7 1/2 foot four-weight; felt a bit heavy for a two-weight.

10-12-2010, 01:12 AM
I bought a 7'3 weight Imperial this spring and it has replaced my 7'6" 3 weight Winston IM6 as my favorite rod.

10-12-2010, 08:54 PM
I have a st croix 6ft 3wt with a laser 444 dt line on it and itís a great rod on tight streams.

I fished a bamboo 6ft 1wt this summer and it was the most effortless casting I have ever experienced in a small stream rod.

08-11-2011, 08:11 AM
I have had good luck with the light weight St. Croix rods. You don't need the power of a high dollar rod on a small stream, find something that is light and feels good in your hand and enjoy yourself.