St Croix introduces ‘super’ weapon for trophy musky
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Visitors to ICAST will get to meet St Croix’s new super weapons for giant esox hunting – the Legend Elite Musky.
“We’ve been working quietly behind the scenes for the past two years to create what serious musky anglers have long awaited. Now it’s come to fruition and the timing is perfect for musky seasons across the country,” says Rich Belanger, St Croix’s Promotions Director.
Preliminary specs point to Legend Elite Musky weighing 10-18% less than the St Croix Legend Tournament, a big deal when you add up the hours, days, weeks and months that serious musky anglers spend on upper body workouts.
“As baits are getting larger and heavier and anglers put in longer hours chasing even bigger fish, the Legend Elite Musky Series represents that dream musky rod family that reduces physical fatigue and keeps anglers fishing longer, upping their odds of trophy 50-plus-inch fish,” says Belanger.
St Croix engineering head, Dave Schluter, says the company quite literally went back to the drawing board with the new series. The designers cut weight by re-thinking the blank and utilising SCV carbon fibre, a high-modulus, high-strain material that creates a lighter, quicker, faster and more responsive blank.
“Our new Legend Elite Musky also features a completely re-designed guide train using Fuji Torzite for rings that are harder and half the diameter of the SiC Concept Guide System, and guide frame weight reduction while maintaining optimal guide opening size,” adds Schluter.
With the overall reduced weight in the blank and less mass on the guide train, the rods practically ‘float’ in the hand. Pick one up and you’ll notice a significant reduction in tip mass.
The range currently comprises six models:
- 7’ 6” Extra-Heavy, Fast Action (LEM76XHF);
- 8’ Medium-Heavy, Fast Action (LEM80MHF);
- 8’ 6’ Medium-Heavy, Fast Action (LEM86MHF);
- 8’ 6” Heavy, Fast Action (LEM86HF);
- 9’ Medium-Heavy, Fast Action (LEM90HF);
- 9’ Heavy, Fast Action (LEM90MHF)
The Legend Elite Musky is designed, engineered and manufactured in Park Falls, Wisconsin, and features a 15-year transferable warranty backed by St Croix’s celebrated Superstar Service.
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