Handcrafted Rods for All Anglers
July 19, 2022
PARK FALLS, WI (July 19, 2022) – Welcome to ICAST 2022. If you are a retail partner or a member of the fishing media, St. Croix Rod is ever grateful for your partnership in support of our mission of giving all anglers the upper hand by adding value to their precious time and experiences on the water. Thank you.
All anglers – freshwater, saltwater or ice; beginner, expert or anyone in between – everyone deserves pride-inspiring, handcrafted St. Croix performance. We’re leveraging every possible resource… the knowledge and abilities of our people, our evolving technologies and materials, our vertical manufacturing capabilities, and the two most advanced rod-building facilities in the world to produce handcrafted rods that are lighter, stronger, more balanced, more comfortable and better performing across all price points than ever before.
Whether you’re walking the floor in Orlando this week or taking care of business at home, our entire St. Croix family invites you to take a detailed, firsthand look at all the exciting projects undertaken on behalf of anglers that are coming to fruition here at ICAST 2022. Please come see us today at ICAST On the Water or throughout the week ahead in Booth #3024 or take a virtual tour of all our new products by clicking the links below. Additionally, you can get an up close look at Rift Salt and Jig (saltwater rod category), Legend Tournament Bass GRASP (freshwater rod category), X-Trek Freshwater Fishing Systems (rod and reel combo category), and Skandic (ice fishing category) in the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase.
Reengineered, Improved and Expanded St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass Series
Headlined by a trio of powerful, all-new swimbait models featuring the St. Croix-exclusive GRASP reel seat, St. Croix’s redesigned and comprehensive Legend Tournament Bass Series expands to 19 technique-specific casting models and eight spinning models for 2023. Featuring all-new SCIV+ carbon blanks and iACT Glass blanks on select reaction bait-models, new Legend Tournament Bass rods feature refined angler ergonomics and cosmetics, as well as all of St. Croix’s top technologies. Retail prices range from $290-$395 with a 15-year warranty. See new Legend Tournament Bass with GRASP in the Freshwater Rod category of the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase.
All-New St. Croix Rift Salt and Rift Jig Series
Encompassing 16 versatile boat models (Rift Salt) and 12 jigging models (Rift Jig), all-new St. Croix Rift Series rods are engineered and handcrafted in direct response to saltwater anglers demanding thinner and lighter rods with superior ergonomics, uncompromising strength and extreme durability. Featuring SCIII carbon with IPC, FRS and ART technologies, new Rift rods make it easier to earn more success with less physical effort over every inch of water saltwater anglers roam. Retail prices range from $290-$350 with a five-year warranty. See Rift in the Saltwater Rod category of the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase
All-New St. Croix X-Trek Freshwater Fishing Systems
All-new St. Croix X-Trek (pronounced cross-trek) Freshwater Fishing Systems appeal to anglers seeking precision-balanced, elevated, and handcrafted performance in a pre-matched spinning-rod and reel from a brand they can trust. Engineered from a blank slate, four lightweight, balanced, versatile and powerful X-Trek models feature St. Croix’s newest formulation of sensitive and durable SCII carbon, further strengthened with FRS technology, matched with smooth, lightweight and rock-solid X-Trek spinning reels. Retail prices are $175 to $190 with a five-year rod warranty and a one-year reel warranty. See X-Trek in the Rod and Reel Combo category of the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase.
All-New St. Croix Skandic Ice Series
Consisting of 12 models ranging in length from 24” to 36” and covering the gamut between ultralight and heavy power, St. Croix’s new Skandic Ice Series rods support precise presentations while offering extreme durability, custom looks, high-quality components and angler-preferred ergonomics. New Skandic rods are crafted from precision-taper solid carbon (SC) blanks with custom handle configurations optimized based on angler preference and in support of intended techniques. Skandic Ice rods feature St. Croix’s most durable cork material ever and an innovative new Seaguide Delta TYG guide train with ADAMANTM coating for efficient line control and management in extreme conditions. Retail prices are $75 to $110 with a five-year warranty. See Skandic in the Ice Fishing category of the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase.
All-New St. Croix Legend Tournament Pike Series
Furthering its mission to provide all anglers with the Best Rods on Earth® in any situation, St. Croix Rod announces the all-new Legend Tournament Pike Series – six technique-specific casting rods purpose-engineered and handcrafted in the USA to give uncompromising performance in the pursuit of pike to elite anglers worldwide. New Legend Tournament Pike Series rods build upon St. Croix’s 75-year history of combining proprietary materials, technologies and uncompromising workmanship, as well as its significant experience and capabilities in the design and manufacture of powerful, high-performance rods for large, freshwater predators. They feature next-generation hybrid SCIV+ carbon fiber blanks and incorporate St. Croix’s top technologies and premium components. Retail prices range from $340 to $430 USD with a 15-year warranty.
All-New St. Croix Avid Series Walleye
The next chapter in the legacy of St. Croix’s made-in-the-USA angler-favorite Avid Series dots all the ‘eyes. All-new Avid Series Walleye rods for 2023 bring the lightweight sensitivity and extreme durability of hybrid SCIII+ carbon blank technology to 17 distinct lengths, powers and actions that support all of today’s top walleye presentations and techniques. Serious walleye tools, new Avid Series Walleye rods are handcrafted in the USA and combine IPC, ART, TET and FRS technologies with modified split-grip walleye-optimized and angler-tested ergonomics. 17 total models deliver uncompromising performance at an attainable retail price between $200 and $250 backed by a 15-year warranty.
All-New St. Croix Avid Series Panfish
Further expanding St. Croix’s angler-favorite made-in-the-USA Avid Series into exciting, new, species-specific applications, all-new Avid Series Panfish rods for 2023 deliver a unique combination of elite performance and exceptional value made possible by hybrid SCIII+ carbon blanks enhanced with IPC, ART, TET and FRS technologies. The new dedicated panfish series offers nine distinct lengths, powers and actions with innovative ergonomics, designed and handcrafted to make panfish anglers better in any presentation or technique. Backed by a 15-year warranty, all-new Avid Series Panfish rods retail between $200 and $250.
All-New St. Croix Sole Saltwater Fishing Systems
All-new St. Croix Sole Saltwater Fishing Systems appeal to anglers seeking precision-balanced, elevated, and handcrafted performance in a pre-matched inshore spinning rod and reel from a brand they can trust. Four lightweight, balanced, versatile and powerful Sole models feature St. Croix’s newest formulation of sensitive and durable SCII carbon, further strengthened with FRS technology, matched with smooth, lightweight and rock-solid saltwater-proven Sole spinning reels. Retail prices are $225 to $250 with a five-year rod warranty and a one-year reel warranty.
All-New St. Croix Onchor Trolling Rods
Engineered and handcrafted from butt to tip to master the needs and specialized techniques of salmon and steelhead trollers from the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes and beyond, all-new two-piece Onchor Series trolling rods range in length from 9’ to 10’6” with ideal moderate actions and medium-heavy through extra-heavy powers. Hybrid SCIII carbon fiber / linear S-Glass blanks enhanced with IPC, ART and FRS technologies combine with carbon fiber handles for the ultimate in strength and durability. Four models available. Retail prices range from $285 to $310 with a five-year warranty.
Reengineered, Improved and Expanded St. Croix Legend Tournament Musky Series
Inclusive of 21 technique-specific models featuring the St. Croix-exclusive GRASP reel seat, the totally reimagined Legend Tournament Musky Series for 2023 is St. Croix’s most advanced and comprehensive musky series ever. Handcrafted in the USA on all-new SCIV+ carbon hybrid blanks and incorporating all top St. Croix technologies, premium components and progressive aesthetics, new Legend Tournament Musky rods establish the new standard of excellence for discriminating musky anglers in every performance category: power, sensitivity, durability, balance, and ergonomics. Retail prices range from $380-$500 with a 15-year warranty.
Reengineered, Improved and Expanded St. Croix Legend Tournament Walleye Series
Meet the most advanced walleye-specific fishing tools ever created by St. Croix Rod. Dramatically re-engineered and expanded for 2023, the Legend Tournament Walleye Series includes 17 progressive, technique-specific models, handcrafted in the USA on St. Croix’s all-new SCIV+ hybrid carbon blanks, featuring all top St. Croix technologies, and incorporating redesigned, angler-requested super-grade full-cork handle designs for improved comfort and ergonomics. Lighter, stronger and more comfortable to fish than any previous-generation St. Croix walleye rods, new Legend Tournament Walleye Series models retail from $270 to $320 with a 15-year warranty.
Reengineered, Improved and Expanded St. Croix Legend Tournament Inshore Series
St. Croix’s popular Legend Tournament Inshore Series receives a comprehensive re-design and doubles in size for 2023. Now encompassing 20 total models (13 spinning models and six casting) built on St. Croix’s all-new lighter and stronger SCIV+ hybrid carbon blanks further enhanced with all top St. Croix technologies, new Legend Tournament Inshore Series rods fish easier than ever with redesigned super-grade full-cork handle designs for improved comfort and ergonomics. Handcrafted in the USA, new Legend Tournament Inshore models retail from $330 to $390 with a 15-year warranty.
See every new rod for 2023 in the St. Croix booth #3024 at ICAST 2022, as well as Legend Tournament Bass GRASP swimbait rods, Rift Salt and Rift Jig, X-Trek Freshwater Fishing Systems, and Skandic Ice rods in the 2022 ICAST New Product Showcase.
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About St. Croix Rod
Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly producing the “Best Rods on Earth” for nearly 75 years. Combining state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with skilled craftsmanship, St. Croix is the only major producer to still build rods entirely from design through manufacturing. The company remains family-owned and operates duplicate manufacturing facilities in Park Falls and Fresnillo, Mexico. With popular trademarked series such as Legend®, Legend Xtreme®, Avid®, Premier®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.