2018 Legend Match Musky and Walleye enhancements set a brand new bar, extra technique-specific fashions launched
Park Falls, WI (December 27, 2017) – Musky and walleye anglers take be aware. New for 2018, St. Croix Rod has up to date its ever-popular Legend Match Musky and Walleye technique-specific rod fami with quite a few expertise and efficiency enhancements.
Don’t panic: The instantly recognizable blue rods that anglers have come to affiliate with critical musky and walleye fishing will stay the identical. They’re nonetheless tremendous mild, highly effective, filled with superior elements… successful aesthetics intact.
What anglers will uncover are new reel seats, refined information trains, and restyled, more-ergonomic cork handles.
Plus, all 2018 Legend Match Musky and Walleye fashions are supercharged with St. Croix’s trinity of superior, proprietary rod-building processes, together with Built-in Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling for clean actions, elevated energy and larger sensitivity; Superior Reinforcing Expertise™ (ART™) for vastly elevated energy with out additional clean diameter or weight; and high-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with Fortified Resin System (FRS) for unparalleled energy and sturdiness.
If that sounds difficult and scientific, it’s as a result of it’s. Simply know that St. Croix’s newest and biggest applied sciences at the moment are a part of Legend Match Musky and Walleye.
Different enhancements embody Fuji® Ok-Collection tangle-free guides with Alconite® rings and Corrosion Management™ (CC™) matte end frames, machined-aluminum wind test and trim items, Kigan hook-keeper, and two coats of Flex-Coat sluggish remedy end.
“We listened to suggestions from numerous hardcore musky and walleye anglers,” mentioned Jesse Simpkins, Director of Advertising and marketing, St. Croix Rod. “They had been already very happy with the efficiency of Legend Match Musky and Walleye, however we knew we may make the rod households even higher. For starters, we upped the ergonomics in a giant means.”
Nowhere is that this extra evident than in 2018 Musky Legend Match fashions.
“Musky fishing takes a giant toll on many components of the physique. To that finish, essentially the most notable change is the PLS-style reel seat, which is designed to fish with all 4 fingers forward of the set off. Now the set off rests on the facet of your palm, not between the ring and pinky finger, the place it can bruise and make your hand sore. Consider the angle your hand assumes when shaking fingers with somebody; that’s what it appears like. The angler will discover a lot much less fatigue and cramping within the hand, particularly those that palm the reel. Our new design will improve your time on the water,” mentioned Wealthy Belanger, St. Croix Promotions Supervisor and bonafide musky-head.
As well as, foregrip diameter has been elevated to assist alleviate hand fatigue and the butt cork has been milled flat on the edges to relaxation simpler between the arm and rib cage, permitting a extra pure match in opposition to the physique, particularly on the hook set.
“We’ve modified the information prepare to include Fuji’s new Corrosion Management (CC) matte end, simply one other added characteristic to make sure rod high quality for years to come back,” added Belanger.
Walleye anglers may also discover that every one spinning and casting fashions are extremely mild, highly effective, and delicate. Because of the mix of IPC® and the low damping issue of cork, even the lightest of bites telegraph by way of the clean and deal with like notes plucked on a classic musical instrument. In a phrase: resonant.
Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A., 2018 Legend Match Musky and Walleye rods additionally include a 15-year transferable guarantee backed by St. Croix Celebrity Service.
With a well-earned fame for main the trail to efficiency, these enhanced rods will proceed to rule the water wherever musky and walleye roam.
About St. Croix Rod
Now in its 70th yr, Park Falls, Wisconsin based mostly St. Croix Rod stays a family-owned and managed producer of high-performance fishing rods with a heritage of USA manufacturing. Using proprietary applied sciences, St. Croix controls each step of the rod-making course of, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned services. The corporate gives an entire line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods underneath their Legend Elite®, Legend® Xtreme, Legend Match®, Avid Collection®, Premier®, Wild River®, Tidemaster®, Imperial® and different logos by way of a worldwide distribution community of full-service fishing deal with sellers. The corporate’s mid-priced Triumph®, Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo sequence rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and in-built a brand new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Based in 1948 to fabricate jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis ironmongery shop chain, St. Croix has grown to turn into the biggest producer of fishing rods in North America.