St. Croix Report

St. Croix SEVIIN GS Series Spinning ReelSt. Croix SEVIIN GS Series Spinning Reel

In addition to baitcasters, St. Croix’s new SEVIIN reel company has introduced the all-new GS Series spinning reel.

It offers a lightweight, rock-solid, and reliably dependable performance for an attractive and competitive retail price of $140.

“Almost two full years in design, this is a lightweight and extremely durable reel,” says SEVIIN Product Manager, Robert Woods. “Available in five versatile sizes from 750 to 3000, GS Series reels will appeal to a wide range of avid anglers, as well as more-casual anglers who appreciate elevated quality and performance. Our team engineered GS with a carbon body, side plates, and rotor to maximize rigidity and minimize weight, and rounded out the external design with strong and lightweight aluminum handles and spools.”

Woods describes the aesthetics of GS reels: “They’re unique and our own,” he says. “We designed GS to appeal to a wide variety of anglers, and looks are an important part of that. We wanted GS to stand out with a unique look that equals its performance without going to extremes. Overall, the form of GS reels is largely driven by function, but once anglers pick them up, they’ll notice a variety of subtle design details – from logo placement, accent colors and anodizing, to more functional design elements like spool angles, handle bracing, the machined aluminum handle cap, and the geometry of the foot and stem.”

Inside, Woods says all-new GS Series spinning reels feature internal components that are purpose engineered and precision crafted to support better angling experiences. “Rotating mechanicals are supported by a 6 + 1 stainless-steel bearing system, while a precision-hobbed hard brass pinion and die-cast helical gear drive the reels with smooth power and great feel,” he says. A stacked carbon and stainless-steel drag extends GS’s silky smooth performance once powerful, hard-charging fish are hooked. “Our product team spent a lot of time on the drag knob on these reels,” Woods says. “They’re micro-adjustable with a unique tactile design that fingers can find easily and intuitively.” GS Series spinning reels also feature rock-solid instant anti-reverse and S-Curve design. “S-Curve provides a super-slow oscillation – the up and down motion of the spool – that ensures line is stacked evenly, resulting in longer casts and fewer line management issues, even when using lighter, finesse-size lines,” Woods says. “An internal support guide ensures spool oscillation remains consistent, even under heavy drag loads.”

SEVIIN GS Series Spinning Reel Features

  • Lightweight carbon fiber / polymer body, side cover, and rotor
  • 6 + 1 stainless steel bearing system
  • Forged and anodized aluminum spool with braid band
  • Custom designed aluminum handle with soft-touch knob
  • Multi-stack carbon fiber drag / stainless steel drag system
  • Precision-hobbed hard brass pinion and die-cast helical drive gear
  • S-Curve slow-oscillation system
  • One-year warranty backed by no-questions-asked accelerated replacement program