St. Croix Premier Musky is first class for beginner
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U.S. rod manufacturer, St. Croix has introduced an affordable, ‘super user-friendly’ musky rod that has been engineered in response to consumer demand.
Rich Belanger, the company’s Promotions Manager and resident musky expert said: “As musky fishing has grown in popularity, we have continually met anglers who aren’t experienced with casting gear. They want to catch a musky, but don’t want to spend a lot of money to get started.”
Belanger describes the new eight-foot Premier Musky spinning rod as a great all-purpose tool for throwing any of the following from 1oz to 5oz: Bull Dawgs, topwater lures, jerkbaits, minnowbaits, vertical jigging baits, such as the Bondy Bait or Fuzzy Duzzit, and even big in-line spinners like the #10 Double Cowgirl.
“We built this one-piece rod to go toe-to-toe with our traditional eight-foot musky casting rods in nearly every respect,” adds Belanger. “The blank uses choice SCII graphite, providing ample strength material that won’t wear you out after a full day of casting. That’s key. But so too is the ability to drive hooks into a musky’s bony jaw. This rod is an efficient hook-setting beast.”
The fast action of the blank, says Belanger, also loads perfectly for propelling large lures impressive distances: an extended casting butt amplifies distance, balance and fish-fighting leverage. “You will likely shoot lures further with this rod than with a similar style casting stick.”
Equipped with premium-grade cork handles, advanced Kigan Master Hand 3D guides and hook-keeper and a Fuji DPS reel seat, it has been designed and hand-crafted in Parks Falls, Wisconsin – and backed by the St. Croix Superstar Service.