I have a St Croix, and a Lamiglass. Both are excellent rods for plugging and bucktailing. I do like the Lamiglass a little better. I can do more with it. I don't know if you plan on doing any bait fishing with clams or bunker, the St Croix can't really handle a 5-6oz weight plus a chunk of bunker. I also get more distance on the Lami when tossing a big plug out in Montauk.