Bringing the Rare to Reality
April 18, 2015
Duo of exceptional 2-piece casting models added to Legend Xtreme line
Park Falls, Wisconsin (April 20, 2015) Gadolinium. Dysprosium. Samarium. Yttrium. Four precious metals found here and scattered there throughout the world... These and a scanty handful of other building blocks of the periodic table are found so sparingly they have been given status of rare earth elements.
To the untrained eye, these scarce nuggets might look like any other matter crammed in a hunk of rock. But they are so uncommon that they play vastly important roles in the big scheme of things.In the hands of the right person, rare earth elements are worth much more than their weight when compared to a popular counterpart gold.
Putting something similarly rare in ones hands is often what it takes to get them to realize the greatness of it. Take, for example, St. Croix's top-of-the-line series,Legend Xtreme. Not your typical fishin sticks. And to the delight of X devotees, two new models have been created for 2015, so rare theyre the only ones like em on Earth.
And like the rarest of elements, they play a cosmic role when placed in the hands of the most discriminating angler.
It all started with a request for 7 high-performance, two-piece casting rods from customers in Russia, said Jeff Schluter, vice president of brand management at St. Croix Rod. At the time you couldnt find a high-end casting rod that broke down. But we listened and fulfilled that missing link. These are great rods for anglers on the go that demand using only the highest-of-quality rods.
Today, two innovative 7-foot, 2-piece, fast-action Legend Xtreme casting rods (models LXC70MF2 for 10- to 17-pound testand 1/4 to 5/8-ounce lures and LXC70MHF2 for 12- to 20-pound test and 3/8- to 1-ounce lures)with medium and medium-heavy power ratings, respectfully, are offered. And like all Legend Xtreme rods, they are built with blanks utilizing St. Croixs Fortified Resin System (FRS), which combines a proprietary fortified super resin with computer-operated curing ovens that provide improved temperature and time management through all stages of the curing cycle. This keeps the carbon fibers in proper alignment for 33% greater strength than blanks built with standard resins and curing methods, which subsequently prevents microbuckling.
All Legend Xtreme blanks are built from high-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with
carbon-matte scrim for unparalleled strength, durability and sensitivity. Plus, the super-high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section allows for maximum power yet reduced weight where it matters. Finally, Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART) provides additional "hidden strength" at key stress points, including the slim-profile ferrules on 2-piece models.
And its the slim-profile ferrule thats the key to any multiple-piece Legend Xtreme rod, giving it the feel of a one-piece, added Schluter. Because of ART, we could take the area most subject to failure and underperformance and create a ferrule that is pliable, resists crushing, and yet has a thin wall. It gives any rod with this technology a uniform flex where there would commonly be a flat spot in the arc.
Add to all this, St. Croixs exclusive Xtreme-Skin handle, which offers outstanding comfort, sensitivity and improved durability, and a lightweight Fuji SK2 split reel seat that delivers even more sensitivity.
And all Legend Xtremes are fitted with Fuji K-R Concept Tangle Free guides with SiC rings and exclusive E-color finish frames, ideal for monofilament, fluorocarbon and superline alike. And their sloped frames and rings get rid of line tangles before they can be formed. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
The entire Legend Xtreme family is designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, and protected by a lifetime limited warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service, and come with protective rod sacks. Retail is $440 for the new Legend Xtreme 2-piece casting rods.
St. Croix, makers of the Best Rods on Earth, turns the rare into reality when it comes to finding the perfect rod for the Xtreme angler.
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 65-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 companys 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 aMinneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.