ICAST 2023

Delivering All Anglers the Upper Hand

July 18, 2023

ICAST 2023: Delivering All Anglers the Upper Hand

Mojo Bass TRIGON and Avid Inshore headlined St. Croix’s new-for-2024 rod launches in Orlando last week, with availability to anglers beginning August 1!

St. Croix Rod unveiled eight new or completely reengineered rod series for 2024 last week at ICAST – the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show.

Headlined by the totally reimagined and comprehensive Mojo Bass series featuring the proprietary TRIGON handle and Dynamix reel seat as well as the lighter, more comfortable, and expanded Avid Inshore series, St. Croix’s new-for-2024 rod introductions include the redesigned Avid Series of multispecies freshwater rods, all-new Connect Series fly rods, improved Bass X Series, all-new Panfish Ice Combos, expanded Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series, and the extended Legend Tournament Pike Series.

Mojo Bass TRIGON was voted Best Freshwater Rod by attending buyers and media in the ICAST 2023 New Product Showcase Awards.

St. Croix Rod Mojo Bass TRIGON ICAST Best of Category Award

“St. Croix offers our congratulations to the companies who earned honors in the other categories of this year’s highly competitive ICAST New Product Showcase Awards,” says St. Croix Brand Manager, Ryan Teach. “Winning one of these awards takes innovative ideas, dedication, investment, hard work, and execution on behalf of the anglers who ultimately benefit. We’re humbled and honored that the industry professionals who make a living selling or reporting on fishing tackle selected Mojo Bass TRIGON as the best new freshwater rod amidst a packed category. Everyone in the St. Croix family feels great pride and a real sense of gratitude for this recognition, but this award is really for our anglers – anglers who will feel as much satisfaction and pride in using one of these incredible new rods as we feel in making them.” 

Mojo Bass TRIGON, as well as Avid, Avid Inshore, Bass X, and Onchor will be available to you, our anglers, beginning August 1 and St. Croix dealers worldwide, as well as online at the St. Croix Factory Store!

St. Croix Mojo Bass TRIGON Series

St. Croix Mojo Bass TRIGON Spinning and Casting Rods

Featuring St. Croix’s all-new ergonomic TRIGON handle and Dynamix Reel Seat design based on anthropometric data and delivering breakthrough levels of angler comfort and control, the next-generation Mojo Bass TRIGON Series expands to 34 models – 25 casting and nine spinning – for 2024.  The comprehensive Mojo Bass TRIGON Series features premium SCIII carbon or 100% Linear S-Glass blanks (reaction-bait Mojo Bass Glass TRIGON models only), with lengths, powers, and actions to perfectly support any bass-fishing technique from BFS to eight-ounce swimbaits. Retail prices range from $165-$270 with a 5-year warranty. Available August 1, 2023.

St. Croix Avid Inshore Series

St. Croix Avid Inshore Spinning and Casting Rods

Dramatically re-engineered for 2024, the next generation of St. Croix Avid Inshore includes 23 dialed-in models – 17 spinning and six casting – handcrafted in the USA on stronger and lighter SCIII+ hybrid carbon blanks and incorporating all top St. Croix technologies. Angler-driven ergonomic improvements include all-new full-handled grip designs crafted from new, ultra-durable agglomerated cork. Lengths, powers, and actions have also been updated to better support popular and emerging inshore techniques and presentations. Retail prices range from $240-$320 with a 15-year warranty. Available August 1, 2023.

St. Croix Avid Series Multispecies Freshwater Rods

St. Croix Avid Freshwater Spinning and Casting Rods

Reinvented for 2024, the next-generation Avid Series redefines high performance and value in an American-crafted multispecies freshwater fishing rod. Now crafted on lighter and stronger SCIII+ hybrid carbon fiber blanks with redesigned full-cork grips that increase angler comfort, new Avid Series rods cover ultra-light to medium-heavy powers in popular lengths between 6’6” and 7’ with fast and extra-fast actions. What’s more, for every available length, power, and action, Avid now offers anglers both one- and two-piece options for increased choice and convenience. Retail prices range from $225 to $255 with a 15-year warranty. Available August 1, 2023.

St. Croix Connect Series Fly Rods

St. Croix Fly Connect Fly Rod

Driven by the journey, the Connect Series consists of ten versatile 4-piece models covering #3 through #9 line weights, handcrafted on powerful but easy-loading, medium-fast actions that perfectly support anglers looking to climb the ladder of fly-fishing techniques – from trout and bass to light saltwater applications. Connect rods feature the strength and responsiveness of our legendary SCIII and SCII carbon fiber materials to give anglers the upper hand in the widest possible range of conditions and pursuits. Retail price is $295 with a five-year warranty. Available September 15, 2023.

St. Croix Panfish Series Ice Combos

St. Croix Rod Panfish Ice Combo

Consisting of three models ranging in length from 28” to 36” and covering ultralight and light powers, St. Croix’s new Panfish Ice Combos support optimized panfish presentations while offering extreme durability, high-quality components, and precision-balanced performance. Panfish Ice rods are crafted from precision-taper ultra-sensitive solid carbon (SC) blanks with bite-indicating hi-vis tips. Guides are lightweight and durable stainless steel, while reel seats support multiple hand positions. Precision-matched 800-size spinning reels feature 8+1 bearings, aluminum spools, and one-touch folding handles. Retail prices are $95 to $105 with a one-year warranty. Available September 1, 2023.

St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Extension – Two New Trolling and 24 New In-Hand Models

St. Croix Onchor Spinning, Casting and Trolling Rods

Designed and handcrafted to help anglers master the full gamut of techniques used to target heavy, hard-pulling salmon and steelhead, the St. Croix Onchor Series expands for 2024 to encompass a total of 30 rods. Series additions include two new trolling models, two center pin models, 14 in-hand spinning models, and eight in-hand casting models, each distinctly optimized to give anglers the edge in any salmon or steelhead presentation. Moderate-action trolling models feature SCIII carbon / Linear S-Glass hybrid blank technology, while all others are built on lightweight and durable SCIII carbon blanks. Full-grip handles are carbon fiber or premium cork, depending on model. Retail prices range from $200 to $320 with a five-year warranty. Available August 1, 2023.

St. Croix Bass X Series

St. Croix Bass X Casting and Spinning Rods

Since its introduction seven years ago, Bass X has set the standard for affordable high-performance in a handcrafted North American bass rod series. New for 2024, Bass X has been updated with all-new crimson accents and upgraded reel seats on casting models. Featuring durable and responsive SCII carbon blanks, hybrid stainless-steel guide trains, and progressive ergonomics with premium cork split-grip handles (full-grip premium EVA handles on swimbait models), the comprehensive Bass X Series consists of 12 casting models and four spinning models. From finesse techniques to eight-ounce swimbaits, Bass X gives anglers the ability to excel in any bass presentation at a favorable retail price between $125 and $160. Available August 1, 2023.

St. Croix Legend Tournament Pike Series Extension – Six New Models

St. Croix Legend Tournament Pike Casting and Spinning Rods

Purpose-engineered and handcrafted in the USA to give uncompromising performance in the pursuit of pike to elite anglers worldwide, Legend Tournament Pike expands to 12 total models for 2024 featuring hybrid SCIV+ carbon fiber blanks, all St. Croix’s top technologies, and premium components. New models include the 2.23M (7’4”), heavy power, fast action, 2-piece, casting SLOP-N-TAIL (LTPC223HF2); the 2.36M (7’9”), extra-extra-heavy power, moderate-fast action, 2-piece, casting BIG CRANKBAIT – SWIMBAIT (LTPC236XXHMF2); the 2.38M (7’10”), extra-heavy power, fast action, casting SWIMBAIT SPECIAL (LTPC238XHF); the 2.41M (7’11”), heavy power, moderate-action, casting SWIM-N-VIB (LTPC241HM); the 2.44M (8’0”), extra-extra-heavy power, fast action, 2-piece, casting BIG SPINNERBAIT - TOPWATER (LTPC244XHF2); and the 2.59M (8’6”), extra-heavy power, fast action, 2-piece, casting BIG SHAD - SWIMBAIT (LTPC259XHF2). Retail prices range from $340 to $430 USD with a 15-year warranty. Available November, 2023. 

See the complete 2024 St. Croix Rod catalog HERE.