Thinking Outside The Box
With The New Legend X Fly Rods From St. Croix
||Las Vegas, NV
||Buyers & Press Only
St. Croix needs no introduction; they have been in the fishing game a long time
and are one of the most popular rod brands you'll find. Their fame has mostly
derived from their substantial lineup of spinning and casting rods, however they
have always made some excellent fly rods that for some reason often seem to be
overshadowed by other brands. This year they are revealing their brand new
Legend X fly rods, which bring a very different look along with advanced
The St. Croix Legend X Fly rods are designed for
targeting warm water species
Legend X Fly
These new fly rods are designed to do battle with large warm water species.
Utilizing a blend of four carbon fiber materials, Legend X blanks incorporate
super-high modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section, premium SCII
graphite in the tip portion, and SCV graphite throughout the blank
length. What does all of this mean for you? It all combines to result in a rod
that is lightweight, incredibly strong, but remains easy to cast. When casting
big, wind-resistant flies for mean species like Bass, Pike, and Snook, you'll
definitely appreciate a rod with these attributes.
require advanced construction processes, and St. Croix doesn't disappoint in
this department. Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) technology, the new Fortified Resin
System (FRS), and Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART) all come together to
make these rods extremely refined, strong, high performing, and up to 33%
stronger than those built with more conventional methods.
No traditional cork grips on this
non-conventional fly rod
What's up with
that handle, you ask? It certainly strays from the traditional cork look that
just about every fly rod in existence uses, and our own Wolbugger was excited to
see this. For a few years he has been wondering why a fly rod manufacturer
doesn't break tradition and use an alternative handle material like you see on
bass rods, so this was a pleasant surprise. The handle on the Legend X is a
neoprene skin similar to what is used on the Rage series of Bass rods, and is
both durable and easier to clean than cork. Not only does the grip supposedly
improve when wet, it also makes for a very serious, ready-for-combat look!
Reel seats are
matte black anodized machined aluminum and are backed by a neoprene skin
fighting butt with EVA foam cap. Tangle-free K-series Fuji stripping guides with
Alconite rings, along with Recoil snake guides round out the package.
Legend X blanks incorporate super-high modulus SCVI graphite in the
lower section, premium SCII graphite in the tip portion, and SCV
graphite throughout the blank length
The Legend X
series will be offered in 4 models from 7 to 10 weight sizes, all with 4 piece
construction. Every rod comes in a lined and divided rod case for ease of
transportation. The price range will span from $480-$490, and each rod will come
with a 15 year transferable warranty for additional peace of mind.
Mike Vejar shows us the exciting new Legend X fly rods
This is a pretty serious looking lineup of fly rods, and one that we hope to put
into battle for a full review. St. Croix has been busting out some serious
innovation in recent years, with a few of the latest designs looking a world
apart from rods of their past. For those that appreciate a product made in the
USA, these are designed and handcrafted up in Park Falls, Wisconsin. If you're a
warm water angler, give these a look when they are released in early fall.