The Summa Cum Laude of School Supporters

October 04, 2016

The Summa Cum Laude of School Supporters

St. Croix Rod goes to the head of the class; sponsors Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and Costa Bassmaster High School Series

Park Falls, WI (October 3, 2016) So where do you find all the smart kids these days? In school, of course. Just like when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finnokay, bad example, although fishing might somewhat justify playing hooky How about the smarter kids, even the smartest? Thats simple. Theyre fishing the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and Costa Bassmaster High School Series. And, the brightest minds in rod manufacturing are right there to support the extracurricular activities. In 2017, St. Croix Rod will be as provisional as the PTA.


Valedictorians in fishing rod design and craftsmanship, St. Croix Rod spends countless hours in the science lab concocting bass-fishing-specific rods. The test results are in, too: As across the board. Whats more, the Wisconsin rod company recently introduced a premium, affordably priced bass fishing series. Consider BASS X that sort of gateway instrument that can keep young anglers fishing for life.


Hugely inspired about starting classes next year, St. Croix Director of Marketing Jesse Simpkins is all about sponsoring the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops and Costa Bassmaster High School Series. These kids really are the future of fishing. And thats no lip service. These student athletes are as committed to competition as any football or baseball player, or serious academic for that matter.

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They study the lakes. Prep their gear. Practice as hard as anyone. And when the field lights go on, theyre all game.


B.A.S.S. is equally as enthused about St. Croix enrolling. We are extremely grateful to St. Croix Rod for its commitment to support B.A.S.S.s high school and college fishing programs, said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. The Costa Bassmaster High School tournaments and the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series are making thousands of passionate anglers and conservationists out of young people who might never have gotten into the sport otherwise. They and programs like them are vital to our sport and industry.


Participating college and high school teams are encouraged to contact St. Croix and ask about available scholastic programs.


Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops

The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops gives college anglers a platform for competing with their peers in a national setting. Anglers can compete in one of five regionals and in a Wild Card tournament for the opportunity to advance to the national championship. From there, one college angler earns a coveted berth in bass fishings biggest tournament, the Bassmaster Classic.


Costa Bassmaster High School

The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is helping shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time. The High School club members enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs. As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, young anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Opens and in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship. Teen anglers can also attend the High School Elite Experience, a free opportunity for anglers who live near certain Bassmaster Elite Series tour stop


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 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