St. Croix :: Fly Fishing Rods :: Bank Robber Fly


St. Croix Bank Robber Fly

Overall Customer Rating: 5 of 5 stars St. Croix Bank Robber Fly Rods 5 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
Manufacturer: St. Croix
Series: Fly Fishing Rods
Model: Bank Robber Fly

St. Croix Bank Robber Fly models

Spin/Cast Model Length Pieces Lure Weight (oz.) Line Weight Action Power Type Rod Weight (oz.)



















* All Bank Robber Fly Rods specifications from the official St. Croix catalog. St. Croix reserves the right to make changes without obligation.


Fishermen's opinions about St. Croix Bank Robber Fly

St. Croix Bank Robber Fly

great streamer rod


10/25/2012 11:22:33 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I bought the 6wt, and so far have only used it with a full sinking line, throwing large streamers and 2 streamer rigs while wading. It took me a bit to get used to the flex in the tip section, especially when casting large, articulated, weighted streamers. I like the feel of it better when casting lighter streamers (like the Zoo Cougar). I'm looking forward to using it on a float in the near future.
I haven't latched onto a lunker with it yet, so I'll reserve my final judgement until I see how it handles a large fish, but it handled an ornery 19", fall, Gunnison brown with ease. It allowed me to land him quickly and send him on his way with no revive time. The ferrule connection is the most solid I have ever felt on a fly rod - better than on rods that I ''ve used that are in $600 range. Felt like a 1 piece rod.
If you use full sinking line and weighted streamers, you may want to try the 7 wt.
Reviewed by: gjbugtosser (western Colorado (Gunnison River))

St. Croix Bank Robber Fly

The Bank Robber is a Show Stopper


10/25/2012 11:21:18 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

I have the 7-weight Bank Robber and have only used it with a full sinking line so far. Great rod. Good action. Powerful and accurate without being TOO fast or stiff. The butt section is strong enough to bring in 20+" trout without exhausting them, yet the tip is flexible enough to avoid casting fatigue and provide some forgiveness.
Compares well with rods costing $200-400 more.
Reviewed by: DenverGriz (Colorado)

St. Croix Bank Robber Fly

Very stout rod


10/25/2012 11:20:36 AM 5 of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

An excellent rod for flinging big flies on heavy lines. The combination of flexible tip and stout mid/lower sections takes a little getting used to. You will feel the tip flex easily, yet the rod has power in the lower sections to generate some serious line speeds.
Generating power while retaining some feel is where this rod excels. Put a floating line on this rod (overline a bit...) and it's a CANNON for dries/nymph rigs.
I've been very impressed by the St. Croix rods.
I have the 6 wt. with a Konic 3.5, and Streamer Express (200g). The 200g feels a bit clunky as you flex the tip and hit the mid sections. Try to ignore that flex tip feel and stay on the gas and the rod will respond with great line speed.
I'm not sold on the Streamer express lines but really like the rod.
Reviewed by: Lehmkuhler (United States, Wyoming)

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