Introduction: How do you celebrate 72 years in the industry? Well, if you're St. Croix Fishing rods out of Park Falls, Wisconsin, you do it by expanding a series here, refreshing a series there, and taking your flagship freshwater rod line to new heights by raising that flagpole even higher. Here's what St. Croix has cooking for the coming year.
Legend Xtreme is raised even higher up the flagpole
Legend Xtreme: Originally introduced in 2012 and written up by yours truly back in 2013, St. Croix's Legend Xtreme series represented a departure from the norm for rod manufacturer. Known for their more traditional looking builds, Legend Xtreme bucks that trend with new handle materials and avante-garde styling. But as different as St. Croix tried to make this series, there were not enough differences to set it apart from the old standby flagship line, Legend Elite. Well hello 2020.
Legend Xtreme has always been a departure from the norm for
St. Croix is
leveraging Daiwa's AGS Carbon Fiber guides in this series
Technically introduced at the BassMaster Classic, the new Legend Xtreme is now an abbreviated suite with three spinning and four casting models. Built with the company's highest end blank, the super high modulus SCVI graphite with FRS in the lower section to maximize power and strength, the companies proprietary IPC, ART, and TET technologies, the big news about Legend Xtreme are the guides.
To set these Legend Xtreme rods
St. Croix sources Daiwa's AGS Carbon Fiber Guides to build their rods and the manufacturer goes the extra step by installing a Fuji KG Torzite guide for the tip tops. Retail price ranges from $630 to $650 depending on the model.
Croix Custom Ice gets three new sticks including the CI38MXF
Croix Custom Ice (CCI) : Established in 2018 and expanded last year, the Croix Custom Ice (CCI) series is built for the most discriminating ice anglers. This year, St. Croix is adding three brand new models, the 30" medium, extra-fast House Rod (CI30MXF), the 32" light, extra-fast Pan Dancer (CI32LXF) and the headline introduction, Eye Raiser, a 38" medium power, extra fast taper rod (CI38MXF) with advanced tubular carbon/glass (TCG) construction.