ICAST COUNTDOWN VIDEO: St Croix Legend Trek
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Retailers rod racks are overrun with technique-specific rods of all shapes, sizes, descriptions and price points.
However, points out US manufacturer, St Croix, it is difficult to find a travel rod that completely excites you. That is why the company has introduced the St Croix Legend Trek with the confident boast that it is the finest travel rod ever built.
It is said to feature exactly the combination of ‘artistry and function’ that – until now – discriminating fresh and saltwater anglers have only imagined.
For starters, the St Croix Legend Trek fishes like a one-piece rod, thanks largely to slim-profile ferrules that not only reduce the weight, but add strength where and when it matters.
“We challenged our team to build the very best travel rod we could make,” said St Croix Vice President of Brand Management, Jeff Schluter. “We combined all of our most sophisticated technologies and brought them into the travel rod product category with the intention of building the rod every serious travelling angler has been asking for.
“What emerged in the Legend Trek is a rod series that is stronger, lighter and more sensitive than rods built with standard tapers and resins. They are built on high-modulus/high strain SCIV graphite blanks using our Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling and proprietary Fortified Resin System (FRS) technologies so they represent the very best of what we can do.
“Each rod is further strengthened with Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™) throughout the blank. All said and done, the Legend Trek is a showcase of what we can do in a category that presents a lot of challenges.”
The components are similarly high-end and 100% saltwater proof, including Kigan® Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with ultra-hard Zirconia rings and Titanium frames, as well as wind checks and handle trim pieces.
All the thread wraps are expertly sealed with two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish for beauty and longevity. They also feature a super-grade cork handle and premium Fuji® reel seats with exclusive E-finish hoods.
Anglers can chose from eight three-piece spinning and casting rods ranging from seven to seven-and-a-half feet in length – all of which pack down to 32 inches or less.
The included carry case with handle and divided polypropylene liner is short enough to strap to backpacks, fit in a duffle bag or even hand carry through TSA checkpoints as a carry-on.
The St Croix Legend features a 15-year transferable warranty, backed by St Croix Superstar Service. Retail prices range from $460 to $530.
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