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St. Croix wows recreational and professional anglers with technologically advanced and handcrafted Legend Tournament Inshore

Work… There’s a saying, “A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.” And it gets infinite likes and shares on social media, despite its tiredness.

For some anglers, fishing is work. And their rods are tools of the trade. Whiffing on a fish, not feeling a bite, inaccuracy and short casts can all lead to a bad day at the office. Sprinkle on the harsh, corrosive conditions of saltwater, and it makes a guy want to quit his job.

Wanting to advance their careers – never walking off the job – tournament anglers and professional guides rely on The Best Rods on Earth to provide exquisite, high-performance, long-lived and durable rods that flat-out catch fish.

And that’s an apt description of St. Croix’s new Legend Tournament Inshore series.

Now the play part… The weekend and your fishing trip are here! You want the same rods that professional anglers and guides use at the workplace. Whether you’re on morning patrol for busting stripers, skipping flukes under mangroves for over-slot snook, or hammering bull redfish, St. Croix Legend Tournament Inshore is your new must-have playmate.

Legend Tournament Inshore rods are the result of blending the inimitable sensitivity, power and durability found in St Croix’s existing Legend Tournament Bass and Walleye series, with componentry and technology reserved for saltwater environments.  

Legend Tournament Inshore’s exquisite look and high-performance feel explains why St. Croix’s newest saltwater creation captured Best Saltwater Rod at ICAST 2017.  Crafted from SCIV graphite and built upon Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology, the eye-catching “Belize Blue” Legend Tournament Inshore blank is engineered to eliminate all transitional points, which fosters the rod’s smooth action, increased strength and significant sensitivity. Moreover, Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™) and Fortified Resin System (FRS) technologies produce an immaculate synthesis of lightweight sensitivity and durability.

“Handcrafted in the USA, Legend Tournament Inshore rods are equipped with a Fuji TVS blank touch reel seat on spinning rods and PTS blank-touch reel seat with built-in hoods on casting models,” informs Randy Hamilton, saltwater fishing expert and St. Croix’s Southeast Regional Account Manager. “The new Fuji® seats are designed with a larger locking nut and are built stand up to over-sized reels and maximum drag pressures often experienced when fishing for inshore giants​.” Hamilton notes, too, that Legend Tournament Inshore features Kigan Master Hand Zero tangle guides and a Kigan titanium hook keeper to provide 100% corrosion protection.

Designed and produced in Park Falls, WI, the Legend Tournament Inshore series carries a 15-year transferable warranty backed by the St Croix Superstar Service. Choose from 10 models: 7 spinning, 3 casting. Price range from $280 - $340.

Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and titanium frames for the ultimate protection from saltwater corrosion. 

New St. Croix Legend Tournament Inshore Features

Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™).
High-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with FRS for unparalleled strength and durability.
Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and titanium frames for the ultimate protection from saltwater corrosion.
Fuji® TVS blank-touch reel seat with built-in hood on spinning rods.
Fuji® PTS blank-touch reel seat with built-in hood on casting rods.
Super-grade cork handle.
Kigan titanium hook-keeper.
Corrosion-proof wind check.
Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.

Best Saltwater Rod at ICAST 2017

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About St. Croix Rod

St. Croix Rod is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin with a 68-year heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite®, Legend® Xtreme, Legend Tournament®, Avid Series®, Premier®, Wild River®, Tidemaster®, Imperial® and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers. The company’s mid-priced Triumph®, Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo series rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and built in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Founded in 1948 to manufacture jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.