New St. Croix Legend Glass series unveiled at Expo
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Revealed at the 2018 GEIOCO Bassmaster Classic Expo, the latest Legend Glass series from St. Croix adds the perfect rod for smaller crankbaits and lighter line.
St. Croix’s Legend Glass rod series took home top freshwater rod honours at ICAST in 2016 for blending a classic fibreglass feel to modern, IPC tooling technology and a body made of linear S-Glass material. For nearly two years, anglers have appreciated the lightweight, sensitive feel of the Legend Glass, while at the company’s Wisconsin manufacturing facility it has worked hard to keep up with demand.
The new 7’ 2” medium-power, moderate action spinning model (LGS72MM) enters the fray as the number one contender to take mid-sized and small baits deeper, keeping them in the strike-zone longer. The newest Legend Glass model is the perfect partner for windy days, or to deliver small and mid-size baits to fish in multiple depth ranges.
“When you grip a Legend Glass rod, you immediately note its weight — uncharacteristically light for a glass rod,” says St. Croix Rods Promotions Manager Rich Belanger. “And once you set the hook, the rod protects lighter lines from hard running bass. And what really strikes you is the rod’s balance, forgiveness, and that familiar St. Croix feel-factor.”
“Legend Glass spinning is going to be a game changer for folks that throw light crankbaits on light line, especially the thin profile baits that like to tumble when cast on rods that are too stiff,” adds St. Croix’s Dan Johnston. “The blank bends down enough to protect very light fluorocarbon line with a light crankbait, which is something anglers have been looking for.
“Linear S-Glass on the IPC mandrel made Legend Glass arguably the best fibreglass bass rod ever put on the market,” Johnston says. “The fact that we just put it on a spinning rod is really exciting. It’s cool to be able to finally throw thin-profile lightweight cranks on light line.”
Now featuring five situation-specific models, the rods employ Fuji K Series Concept tangle-free guides with Alconite rings and polished frames — ideal for all line types. Fuji DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods harmonise with super grade split-grip cork handles and Kigan hook-keepers.
All Legend Glass rods boast 15-year transferable warranties backed by St. Croix’s Superstar Service. Retail price for the new spinning version is $260.