St Croix adds to Legend ice fishing range
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St Croix has added four new longer rods to its ice Legends fishing range.
New in the team are a 30 inch light power (LIR30L), 30 inch medium-light power (LIR30ML), 30 inch medium power (LIR30M) and a 48 inch medium power (LIR48M).
Created for active anglers, the new Legends are designed to service the stylish ‘stand-up’ mode of ice fishing. St Croix says: “When our renowned rodsmiths first crafted the Legends ice rods a new standard in wintertime wands hit the hard water.”
Solid carbon blanks redefined sensitivity, revolutionary handles provided jigging comfort, premium, lightweight stainless steel guides worked with the line and against the cold to present the lures naturally and the adjustable, interchangeable springs are so sensitive and effective that they are patented.
“Each of these new radical rods offer the familiar balance and performance that’s singularly St Croix,” says ice fishing tournament champion Tony Boshold.
“While the original 17 and 24 inch models are personalised for fishing within a shelter, these new longer ones befit the new breed of open ice ‘sword fighters’ represented by the top tournament anglers in ice competition today.
“Stand-up fishing saves your knees, provides a more natural presentation and keeps the rod tip closer to the water’s surface for less line freeze-up and more direct connection with your lure.
“These long rods excel when coupled with a single action reel for dipping panfish and walleye lures into shallow water – just dip, jiggle, lift and repeat. They also shine for ‘run and gun’ style walleye and panfish in deeper water with a standard spinning reel.”
St Croix’s exclusive spring bobber remains the envy of the ice industry, adds Boshold. “These super finesse springs won’t freeze up. Line doesn’t touch the spring itself; it only runs through the stainless tip. Working together with the finesse spring, the adjustable indicator arm provides the ultimate in bite detection.
“It folds towards a light biting fish so you see the strike before the fish feels you. It’s an ingenious solution that allows you to not only instantly adjust spring tension, but also interchange any of St Croix’s four springs – light, medium, medium-heavy and heavy – to match any lure, species or situation.”
The range is now composed of 10 select action-length models, from a light power 17 inch panfish rod to the new medium power 48 inch stick for panfish and walleyes.
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