I was looking at the St. Croix website and it appears their inventory is wiped out. I'd say 98% are listed as "Sold Out". Just wondering what's going on with their inventory.
According to a major joshing gear manufacturer tech person I talked to just yesterday...you would be correct about the material shortage being the reason. And it's not just affecting St. Croix.Probably material shortages like most manufacturers right now, plus increased demand. I too was looking to get a new St. Croix steelhead rod but couldnt find one anywhere. You might try FishUSA.