Beginning and intermediate fly anglers now have an alternative to imports from Asia: the all new St. Croix Rio Santo. Designed and engineered in Park Falls, and handcrafted in St. Croix’s new manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico, the Rio Santo delivers all the quality and casting performance you’d expect from a St. Croix, at very affordable retail prices. Built from premium-quality SCII graphite with smooth moderate-fast actions, the new St. Croix Rio Santos are easy to cast, yet so versatile that you’ll never outgrow them. Quality components like aluminum-oxide stripper guides, stainless-steel snake guides, uplocking aluminum reels seats and a premium-grade cork handle perform as well as they look.Two-coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish protect the guide wraps – and a quality cloth sack protects the rod during travel or storage. And, every St. Croix Rio Santo is also protected by a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.