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  • Angling Currents: Redfish Frenzy

    Angling Currents: Redfish Frenzy Angling Currents: Redfish Frenzy

    Q&A with Redfish pros, Steve Lessard, Joseph Sanderson, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Justin Carter
    Q&A with Redfish pros, Steve Lessard, Joseph Sanderson, Guillermo Gonzalez, and Justin Carter
  • New for 2022 Products

    New for 2022 Products New for 2022 Products

    Best Rods on Earth® Better than Ever

    New-for-2022 St. Croix rod series and models on track for November 1 availability.

    Best Rods on Earth® Better than Ever

    New-for-2022 St. Croix rod series and models on track for November 1 availability.

  • 2022 Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

    2022 Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame 2022 Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

    St. Croix Pros, Steve Heiting and Tom Keenan, to be Inducted into the 2022 Class of Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

    St. Croix Pros, Steve Heiting and Tom Keenan, to be Inducted into the 2022 Class of Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame

  • Meet Our Machinery: Newest St. Croix Team Members

    Meet Our Machinery: Newest St. Croix Team Members Meet Our Machinery: Newest St. Croix Team Members

    Savannah Stenlund, Curt Schlesinger, and Chuck Cunningham join the business of making anglers more successful

    Savannah Stenlund, Curt Schlesinger, and Chuck Cunningham join the business of making anglers more successful

  • Angling Currents - Unlocking Fall Panfish Patterns

    Angling Currents - Unlocking Fall Panfish Patterns Angling Currents - Unlocking Fall Panfish Patterns

    Q&A with panfish pros, Brian Brosdahl, Jeremy Smith, Blake Tollefson, and Joel Nelson
    Q&A with panfish pros, Brian Brosdahl, Jeremy Smith, Blake Tollefson, and Joel Nelson
  • Angling Currents - Surf's Up

    Angling Currents - Surf's Up Angling Currents - Surf's Up

    The best bites of the year are here for the prepared and observant surf angler
    The best bites of the year are here for the prepared and observant surf angler
  • Kayak Fishing: Lone Wolf Wins on Pickwick

    Kayak Fishing: Lone Wolf Wins on Pickwick Kayak Fishing: Lone Wolf Wins on Pickwick

    St. Croix pro, Guillermo Gonzalez, avoids the pack to earn Hobie B.O.S. title on Lake Pickwick
    St. Croix pro, Guillermo Gonzalez, avoids the pack to earn Hobie B.O.S. title on Lake Pickwick
  • ANGLING CURRENTS: Fall Cranking

    ANGLING CURRENTS: Fall Cranking ANGLING CURRENTS: Fall Cranking

    Fall Crankin’ for Bass North and South

     

    Fall Crankin’ for Bass North and South

     

  • Bass Fishing: Youngest AOY Ever?

    Bass Fishing: Youngest AOY Ever? Bass Fishing: Youngest AOY Ever?

    Sixteen year-old Trey McKinney Wins MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville, Crowned 2021 Illini Division Angler of the Year

    Sixteen year-old Trey McKinney Wins MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville, Crowned 2021 Illini Division Angler of the Year

  • Musky Madness

    Musky Madness Musky Madness

    The Right Time, Place, and Gear for Early Fall’s Primetime Muskies
    The Right Time, Place, and Gear for Early Fall’s Primetime Muskies
  • Angling Currents - Deep Sea Fall Fishing

    Angling Currents - Deep Sea Fall Fishing Angling Currents - Deep Sea Fall Fishing

    Capitalize on Hot Offshore and Nearshore Bites Happening Right Now
    Capitalize on Hot Offshore and Nearshore Bites Happening Right Now
  • Marathon Man Gears Up for Another Fishing World Record

    Marathon Man Gears Up for Another Fishing World Record Marathon Man Gears Up for Another Fishing World Record

    Marathon Man, Jeff Kolodzinski, will attempt another 24 hour catch world record while raising funds for military families and first responders.

    Marathon Man, Jeff Kolodzinski, will attempt another 24 hour catch world record while raising funds for military families and first responders.

  • Angling Currents: Fall Walleye

    Angling Currents: Fall Walleye Angling Currents: Fall Walleye

    Can't-Miss Techniques for Late-Summer and Early-Fall Walleyes
    Can't-Miss Techniques for Late-Summer and Early-Fall Walleyes
  • Angling Currents: Summer Multispecies Fishing

    Angling Currents: Summer Multispecies Fishing Angling Currents: Summer Multispecies Fishing

    Multispecies Fishing Presentations That Work Right Now
    Multispecies Fishing Presentations That Work Right Now
  • ANGLING CURRENTS: Late-Summer Bass Presentations

    ANGLING CURRENTS: Late-Summer Bass Presentations ANGLING CURRENTS: Late-Summer Bass Presentations

  • Meet Our Machinery: Laurie Behreandt

    Meet Our Machinery: Laurie Behreandt Meet Our Machinery: Laurie Behreandt

    St. Croix Supply Chain Manager, mother, and angler procures everything necessary to craft the Best Rods on Earth®

    St. Croix Supply Chain Manager, mother, and angler procures everything necessary to craft the Best Rods on Earth®

  • My Favorite Rod

    My Favorite Rod My Favorite Rod

    If you could choose just one fishing rod for the species you most often pursue, what would it be? That’s exactly what we asked our St. Croix pros.

    If you could choose just one fishing rod for the species you most often pursue, what would it be? That’s exactly what we asked our St. Croix pros.

  • Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday  June 19 Virtual & In Person

    Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday June 19 Virtual & In Person Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday June 19 Virtual & In Person

    St. Croix celebrates anglers – live and in-person on June 19 – supported by virtual participation options

     

    St. Croix celebrates anglers – live and in-person on June 19 – supported by virtual participation options

     

  • Meet Our Machinery: Dan Scherwinski

    Meet Our Machinery: Dan Scherwinski Meet Our Machinery: Dan Scherwinski

  • Selling the How Behind the Best Rods on Earth

    Selling the How Behind the Best Rods on Earth Selling the How Behind the Best Rods on Earth

  • Meet Our Machinery: Randy Hamilton

    Meet Our Machinery: Randy Hamilton Meet Our Machinery: Randy Hamilton

  • Big Fish, Small Boats

    Big Fish, Small Boats Big Fish, Small Boats

  • Victory Now

    Victory Now Victory Now

  • Meet Our Machinery: Steve Kenney

    Meet Our Machinery: Steve Kenney Meet Our Machinery: Steve Kenney

    It’s a big job, but Kenney says the past couple of months have been a particularly exciting time. “We’re rolling out a new process that’s going to help our reps better support our dealers,” he says.
    It’s a big job, but Kenney says the past couple of months have been a particularly exciting time. “We’re rolling out a new process that’s going to help our reps better support our dealers,” he says.
  • Selling the Why

    Selling the Why Selling the Why

  • Keeping New Anglers Fishing in 2021 and Beyond

    Keeping New Anglers Fishing in 2021 and Beyond Keeping New Anglers Fishing in 2021 and Beyond

  • Bass Fishing: Winning in 2021

    Bass Fishing: Winning in 2021 Bass Fishing: Winning in 2021

    " at St. Croix Rod in Park Falls, Wisconsin, we only win when our anglers win. Whether it’s a personal-best big bass, making the podium in a fishing tournament, finally taking the trip of a lifetime, or simply making time to get out on the water during those times when life seems so busy,"
    " at St. Croix Rod in Park Falls, Wisconsin, we only win when our anglers win. Whether it’s a personal-best big bass, making the podium in a fishing tournament, finally taking the trip of a lifetime, or simply making time to get out on the water during those times when life seems so busy,"
  • Meet Our Machinery: Jason Brunner & Jesus Mario Rodriguez Guajardo

    Meet Our Machinery: Jason Brunner & Jesus Mario Rodriguez Guajardo Meet Our Machinery: Jason Brunner & Jesus Mario Rodriguez Guajardo

    Manufacturing companies have a lot of moving parts. At St. Croix Rod, suppliers, raw materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, distribution, facilities and people all mesh together efficiently to produce and deliver the Best Rods on Earth® to passionate anglers worldwide.
    Manufacturing companies have a lot of moving parts. At St. Croix Rod, suppliers, raw materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, distribution, facilities and people all mesh together efficiently to produce and deliver the Best Rods on Earth® to passionate anglers worldwide.
  • Handcrafted in North America

    Handcrafted in North America Handcrafted in North America

    You’ve probably heard it or read it; St. Croix has been handcrafting the Best Rods on Earth in Park Falls, Wisconsin for over 70 years.
    You’ve probably heard it or read it; St. Croix has been handcrafting the Best Rods on Earth in Park Falls, Wisconsin for over 70 years.
  • 2021: Angling Travel is Back

    2021: Angling Travel is Back 2021: Angling Travel is Back

    For many, travel will be a big part of that normalcy. Individuals, couples and families can be expected to take to the highways and skies in record numbers in 2021, and as one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation in North America, fishing will be on the agendas of many travelers once they reach their destinations.
    For many, travel will be a big part of that normalcy. Individuals, couples and families can be expected to take to the highways and skies in record numbers in 2021, and as one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation in North America, fishing will be on the agendas of many travelers once they reach their destinations.
  • Selling the St. Croix Lifestyle: Easy Made Easier Selling the St. Croix Lifestyle: Easy Made Easier

  • Selling the Sizzle

    Selling the Sizzle Selling the Sizzle

  • Jingle Jingle

    Jingle Jingle Jingle Jingle

  • Inshore Now!

    Inshore Now! Inshore Now!

    Whether you mine the Northeast for stripers, tuna, blues, sea bass and blackfish or hit the southern coast for redfish, snook, sea trout and flounder, the next several weeks will see some wild action on the inshore scene. Are you ready? St. Croix’s top pros are, and we’ve asked them to share a bit about what they’re doing to capitalize on the best bites in their respective areas right now.
    Whether you mine the Northeast for stripers, tuna, blues, sea bass and blackfish or hit the southern coast for redfish, snook, sea trout and flounder, the next several weeks will see some wild action on the inshore scene. Are you ready? St. Croix’s top pros are, and we’ve asked them to share a bit about what they’re doing to capitalize on the best bites in their respective areas right now.
  • Cyber Monday/Black Friday Preview

    Cyber Monday/Black Friday Preview Cyber Monday/Black Friday Preview

    Plan now to enjoy big holiday savings on a variety of select St. Croix rods and apparel during the St. Croix Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Event

    Plan now to enjoy big holiday savings on a variety of select St. Croix rods and apparel during the St. Croix Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales Event

  • A Triumph For All Anglers

    A Triumph For All Anglers A Triumph For All Anglers

    Kick Your Late Fall Fishing Into Gear with St. Croix Performance and Reliability: Save big on retired Triumph Series rods now through November 22nd!
    Kick Your Late Fall Fishing Into Gear with St. Croix Performance and Reliability: Save big on retired Triumph Series rods now through November 22nd!
  • More Choices for Anglers: New Ice Models for 2020/2021

    More Choices for Anglers: New Ice Models for 2020/2021 More Choices for Anglers: New Ice Models for 2020/2021

  • Meet Our Machinery: Joel Nelson

    Meet Our Machinery: Joel Nelson Meet Our Machinery: Joel Nelson

    "What’s the key to making the Best Rods on Earth®? Some say it’s the experience and knowledge St. Croix has earned from handcrafting fishing rods in the USA for over 72 years. Others say it’s the result of ownership by the same passionate family for the past 43 years. We say it’s largely due to the simple fact that our company has always been – and always will be – angler driven. That means working hard every day to make engagement with anglers a top priority."
    "What’s the key to making the Best Rods on Earth®? Some say it’s the experience and knowledge St. Croix has earned from handcrafting fishing rods in the USA for over 72 years. Others say it’s the result of ownership by the same passionate family for the past 43 years. We say it’s largely due to the simple fact that our company has always been – and always will be – angler driven. That means working hard every day to make engagement with anglers a top priority."
  • The Best Rods on Ice

    The Best Rods on Ice The Best Rods on Ice

  • Anglers: Reign O’er Fall Fishing

    Anglers: Reign O’er Fall Fishing Anglers: Reign O’er Fall Fishing

  • Fall into the St. Croix Lifestyle

    Fall into the St. Croix Lifestyle Fall into the St. Croix Lifestyle

    Fish have begun feeding longer and more often, making the coming months of an ideal time for anglers to be on the water. St. Croix has those anglers covered – quite literally – with a brand new fall apparel line consisting of all-new sweatshirt and hoodie designs to fight off the chill; fresh new tees...
    Fish have begun feeding longer and more often, making the coming months of an ideal time for anglers to be on the water. St. Croix has those anglers covered – quite literally – with a brand new fall apparel line consisting of all-new sweatshirt and hoodie designs to fight off the chill; fresh new tees...
  • Meet Our Machinery: Alex Smay

    Meet Our Machinery: Alex Smay Meet Our Machinery: Alex Smay

    Many anglers would love to work in the fishing industry. Life’s inevitable ups and downs aside, aligning one’s passions with their vocation is a fundamental formula for happiness. A big part of making the Best Rods on Earth® comes down to having the best – and dare we say happiest? – people on Earth.
    Many anglers would love to work in the fishing industry. Life’s inevitable ups and downs aside, aligning one’s passions with their vocation is a fundamental formula for happiness. A big part of making the Best Rods on Earth® comes down to having the best – and dare we say happiest? – people on Earth.
  • Fish More, Worry Less Promotion

    Fish More, Worry Less Promotion Fish More, Worry Less Promotion

    Here’s your chance to win one of eight fantastic angling prize packages, each built around one of St. Croix’s all-new rods for 2021!
    Here’s your chance to win one of eight fantastic angling prize packages, each built around one of St. Croix’s all-new rods for 2021!
  • Making the Best Rods on Earth®: Heritage Only Goes So Far

    Making the Best Rods on Earth®: Heritage Only Goes So Far Making the Best Rods on Earth®: Heritage Only Goes So Far

    Pick up any St. Croix fishing rod and you’ll quickly realize it’s something special. Lightweight and balanced, perfectly aligned and beautifully finished, these rods just feel right in the hands.
    Pick up any St. Croix fishing rod and you’ll quickly realize it’s something special. Lightweight and balanced, perfectly aligned and beautifully finished, these rods just feel right in the hands.
  • St. Croix Announces NEW Rod Series and Models for 2021

    St. Croix Announces NEW Rod Series and Models for 2021 St. Croix Announces NEW Rod Series and Models for 2021

    The St. Croix Team just wrapped up an exciting, gratifying and humbling week at ICAST 2020 Online. As the largest tackle trade show in the world, ICAST is usually our best opportunity to meet face-to-face with dealers and members of the fishing media, while showing them our latest angler-driven rod models and series. And while this year’s online format didn’t allow for all of that to happen in the traditional manner, it was a highly successful event, nonetheless, and St. Croix would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all participants, as well as the team at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) for its hard work in pulling off such a great online event.
    The St. Croix Team just wrapped up an exciting, gratifying and humbling week at ICAST 2020 Online. As the largest tackle trade show in the world, ICAST is usually our best opportunity to meet face-to-face with dealers and members of the fishing media, while showing them our latest angler-driven rod models and series. And while this year’s online format didn’t allow for all of that to happen in the traditional manner, it was a highly successful event, nonetheless, and St. Croix would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all participants, as well as the team at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) for its hard work in pulling off such a great online event.
  • Handcrafted Pride on the Line (and Your Head or Chest)

    Handcrafted Pride on the Line (and Your Head or Chest) Handcrafted Pride on the Line (and Your Head or Chest)

    As a St. Croix angler, you drive everything we do, not the least of which is handcrafting every single St. Croix rod that comes out of both of our state-of-the-art North American rod factories
    As a St. Croix angler, you drive everything we do, not the least of which is handcrafting every single St. Croix rod that comes out of both of our state-of-the-art North American rod factories
  • St. Croix Celebrates a 72-Year History of American-Made Fishing Rods

    St. Croix Celebrates a 72-Year History of American-Made Fishing Rods St. Croix Celebrates a 72-Year History of American-Made Fishing Rods

    St. Croix Celebrates a 72-Year History of American-Made Fishing Rods

    Americans learning what St. Croix anglers already know: “Made in USA” is more than just a marketing label

    St. Croix Celebrates a 72-Year History of American-Made Fishing Rods

    Americans learning what St. Croix anglers already know: “Made in USA” is more than just a marketing label

  • NEW St. Croix Legend® Xtreme Inshore Rods Take Sensitivity and Performance to new Xtremes for 2021

    NEW St. Croix Legend® Xtreme Inshore Rods Take Sensitivity and Performance to new Xtremes for 2021 NEW St. Croix Legend® Xtreme Inshore Rods Take Sensitivity and Performance to new Xtremes for 2021

  • St. Croix Showcases NEW Xtreme Freshwater Choices at ICAST Online

    St. Croix Showcases NEW Xtreme Freshwater Choices at ICAST Online St. Croix Showcases NEW Xtreme Freshwater Choices at ICAST Online

  • Travel Well, Fish Better

    Travel Well, Fish Better Travel Well, Fish Better

    St. Croix raises the bar in the travel rod category with the introduction of its new Avid Trek Series. Packed with power, exceptional sensitivity and a selection of models to cover virtually any fishing scenario, these three-piece travel sticks give anglers the upper hand wherever they go.
    St. Croix raises the bar in the travel rod category with the introduction of its new Avid Trek Series. Packed with power, exceptional sensitivity and a selection of models to cover virtually any fishing scenario, these three-piece travel sticks give anglers the upper hand wherever they go.
  • ST. CROIX LAUNCHES UPGRADED MOJO BASS GLASS AT BASSMASTER CLASSIC

    ST. CROIX LAUNCHES UPGRADED MOJO BASS GLASS AT BASSMASTER CLASSIC ST. CROIX LAUNCHES UPGRADED MOJO BASS GLASS AT BASSMASTER CLASSIC

  • Save the date! Join us at the 2018 Customer Appreciation Day

    Save the date! Join us at the 2018 Customer Appreciation Day Save the date! Join us at the 2018 Customer Appreciation Day

    We invite you to be our guests at our annual St. Croix Rod Customer Appreciation Day on June 16th, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the St. Croix Rod factory. This is our way to say thank you to our customers and show how much we truly appreciate you.
    We invite you to be our guests at our annual St. Croix Rod Customer Appreciation Day on June 16th, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the St. Croix Rod factory. This is our way to say thank you to our customers and show how much we truly appreciate you.
  • Five new bass rods available NOW

    Five new bass rods available NOW Five new bass rods available NOW

    St. Croix Rod created chaos at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic Expo with the release of five bass-centric rods built for anglers of all skill levels and means. From a groundbreaking new spinning rod, to two finely tuned tournament masterworks, and a pair of new ways to get your mojo workin', these are the five new rods St. Croix unveiled in Greenville., SC. 

    St. Croix Rod created chaos at the 2018 Bassmaster Classic Expo with the release of five bass-centric rods built for anglers of all skill levels and means. From a groundbreaking new spinning rod, to two finely tuned tournament masterworks, and a pair of new ways to get your mojo workin', these are the five new rods St. Croix unveiled in Greenville., SC. 

  • Spring Panfish Tips

    Spring Panfish Tips Spring Panfish Tips

    Long before they push into the shallows to feast and spawn, early spring panfish linger along nearshore breaklines and associate with nearby cover, including deep weedlines and submerged wood. These fish can be targeted effectively with artificial baits, particularly compact soft plastics rigged on light jigs.

    Long before they push into the shallows to feast and spawn, early spring panfish linger along nearshore breaklines and associate with nearby cover, including deep weedlines and submerged wood. These fish can be targeted effectively with artificial baits, particularly compact soft plastics rigged on light jigs.

  • Stay on Target for Trout

    Stay on Target for Trout Stay on Target for Trout

    Trout arent bluegills. Trout arent crappies. Trout arent bass. Trout are a creature onto themselves, living, and thriving, in trifling mountain streams and tiny, slow-flowing brush-infested creeks; inhospitable homes to most gamefish species.
    Trout arent bluegills. Trout arent crappies. Trout arent bass. Trout are a creature onto themselves, living, and thriving, in trifling mountain streams and tiny, slow-flowing brush-infested creeks; inhospitable homes to most gamefish species.
  • Panfish Series PFS64LF: 6-foot 4-inch Lite-power, Fast-action Panfish Spinning Rod

    Panfish Series PFS64LF: 6-foot 4-inch Lite-power, Fast-action Panfish Spinning Rod Panfish Series PFS64LF: 6-foot 4-inch Lite-power, Fast-action Panfish Spinning Rod

    The new Panfish Series model is perfect for pitching Thumper heads and jig spinners, and it provides the length to give the lure action without ripping a crappies lips out when you set the hook. Its not too long, and its fast. That makes it perfect for vertical jigging as well. Theres just so many uses for this rod its very versatileIts a dream rod, says Midwest fishing pro, Brian Brosdahl.
    The new Panfish Series model is perfect for pitching Thumper heads and jig spinners, and it provides the length to give the lure action without ripping a crappies lips out when you set the hook. Its not too long, and its fast. That makes it perfect for vertical jigging as well. Theres just so many uses for this rod its very versatileIts a dream rod, says Midwest fishing pro, Brian Brosdahl.
  • Musky Rod Relieves Anglers’ Angst

    Musky Rod Relieves Anglers’ Angst Musky Rod Relieves Anglers’ Angst

    The hunt for mega muskellunge has a way of beating up an anglers body. That goes double for power fishermen; those who habitually heave larger, heavier baits with long, powerful rods. Larger baits mimic prey species like ciscoes, suckers, even baby burbot, thumping their fins and tails, vibrating mightily as they move through the water.
    The hunt for mega muskellunge has a way of beating up an anglers body. That goes double for power fishermen; those who habitually heave larger, heavier baits with long, powerful rods. Larger baits mimic prey species like ciscoes, suckers, even baby burbot, thumping their fins and tails, vibrating mightily as they move through the water.
  • Tools for Work and Play

    Tools for Work and Play Tools for Work and Play

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

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

  • Give your Musky trolling some much-needed Mojo

    Give your Musky trolling some much-needed Mojo Give your Musky trolling some much-needed Mojo

    Cover water. Put baits in front of more fish. Trigger giants. These are the reasons we troll for muskies Big baits, high speeds, short lines and the toughest of freshwater toothy critters place oversized demands on tackle, from leaders and line to reels and rods.
    Cover water. Put baits in front of more fish. Trigger giants. These are the reasons we troll for muskies Big baits, high speeds, short lines and the toughest of freshwater toothy critters place oversized demands on tackle, from leaders and line to reels and rods.
  • The Crankmaster General

    The Crankmaster General The Crankmaster General

    He knew it on the first cast; no slick salesmanship required. This rod was clearly different than any glass hed ever known. It palmed better. The balance was there. But it was the sensitivity that made this fiberglass casting rod so remarkable.
    He knew it on the first cast; no slick salesmanship required. This rod was clearly different than any glass hed ever known. It palmed better. The balance was there. But it was the sensitivity that made this fiberglass casting rod so remarkable.
  • Legendary Performance Perpetuates

    Legendary Performance Perpetuates Legendary Performance Perpetuates

    Inshore anglers don’t have much time to contemplate. A slow and steady push-pole through a saltgrass marsh can turn into a scramble to make a seamless cast before your quarry forever spooks. To engender the perfect cast, the…
    Inshore anglers don’t have much time to contemplate. A slow and steady push-pole through a saltgrass marsh can turn into a scramble to make a seamless cast before your quarry forever spooks. To engender the perfect cast, the…
  • Passing It On

    Passing It On Passing It On

    The term back in the day is spoken by older generations to describe how things used to be. Depending on the age-gap, the saying may seem like hyperbole, but when it comes to fishing rods, back in the day really…
    The term back in the day is spoken by older generations to describe how things used to be. Depending on the age-gap, the saying may seem like hyperbole, but when it comes to fishing rods, back in the day really…
  • Appreciating the Appreciators

    Appreciating the Appreciators Appreciating the Appreciators

    The day you take your St. Croix Rod home, you’ve become a part of an elite group of anglers — you’re a St. Croix Rod family member. Each year, St. Croix puts on one heck of a party to celebrate the…
    The day you take your St. Croix Rod home, you’ve become a part of an elite group of anglers — you’re a St. Croix Rod family member. Each year, St. Croix puts on one heck of a party to celebrate the…
  • Big Risk in a Small Town

    Big Risk in a Small Town Big Risk in a Small Town

    One of the many programs of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisc., is recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing. That criteria certainly applies to St. Croix...
    One of the many programs of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, based in Hayward, Wisc., is recognizing individuals, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of freshwater fishing. That criteria certainly applies to St. Croix...
  • There's an Icon in Eyecon

    There's an Icon in Eyecon There's an Icon in Eyecon

    For states with closed walleye seasons, the gap between when the ice is too treacherous to traipse and legal fishing begins anew can be a painful one. During that bleak span, however, walleye fishing strategies are built, trips booked, reels spooled and tackleboxes replenished...
    For states with closed walleye seasons, the gap between when the ice is too treacherous to traipse and legal fishing begins anew can be a painful one. During that bleak span, however, walleye fishing strategies are built, trips booked, reels spooled and tackleboxes replenished...
  • Partnering with the

    Partnering with the "Proving Grounds" Partnering with the "Proving Grounds"

    Proving grounds. It’s where companies go to push the envelope in product development, punishing and testing gear to the nth-degree. Say, for example, you wanted to produce the most cold-tolerant car battery on earth. You’d be…
    Proving grounds. It’s where companies go to push the envelope in product development, punishing and testing gear to the nth-degree. Say, for example, you wanted to produce the most cold-tolerant car battery on earth. You’d be…
  • Crank Without Limits

    Crank Without Limits Crank Without Limits

    A groundswell of support from tournament anglers in 2016 prompted B.A.S.S. to modify a long-standing rule that previously limited rod length to 8-feet. Competitive black bass anglers pulling oversized swimbaits or uber-deep diving crankbaits, as well as smallmouth…
    A groundswell of support from tournament anglers in 2016 prompted B.A.S.S. to modify a long-standing rule that previously limited rod length to 8-feet. Competitive black bass anglers pulling oversized swimbaits or uber-deep diving crankbaits, as well as smallmouth…
  • Go Deep Up Shallow

    Go Deep Up Shallow Go Deep Up Shallow

    Inshore opportunities abound throughout the Southeast, where anglers target a variety of species every month of the year. Possibly no location receives more attention than Florida’s fabled Mosquito Lagoon and the surrounding waters of the Indian River, where…
    Inshore opportunities abound throughout the Southeast, where anglers target a variety of species every month of the year. Possibly no location receives more attention than Florida’s fabled Mosquito Lagoon and the surrounding waters of the Indian River, where…
  • A Student of the Lake

    A Student of the Lake A Student of the Lake

    A great football coach once said, “The more you know the better you play.” Makes perfect sense... Picture a quarterback pouring over film, banking to memory the formations and tendencies of a formidable defensive secondary. Heck, the field…
    A great football coach once said, “The more you know the better you play.” Makes perfect sense... Picture a quarterback pouring over film, banking to memory the formations and tendencies of a formidable defensive secondary. Heck, the field…
  • Trollers Rediscover Their Sensitive Side

    Trollers Rediscover Their Sensitive Side Trollers Rediscover Their Sensitive Side

    Unpredictable? Oh yeah. Fickle? Goes without saying. Heck, why don’t we just simply call ‘em plain ol’ picky and be done with it. And if you target what is arguably North America’s choosiest (and…
    Unpredictable? Oh yeah. Fickle? Goes without saying. Heck, why don’t we just simply call ‘em plain ol’ picky and be done with it. And if you target what is arguably North America’s choosiest (and…
  • Of Muskies, Misconceptions, and Spinning Tackle

    Of Muskies, Misconceptions, and Spinning Tackle Of Muskies, Misconceptions, and Spinning Tackle

    This isn’t about the poor sap caught on camera with his spinning rod upside down. What matters is that the dude’s heart’s in the right place. He’s fishing. Not golfing, bowling or…
    This isn’t about the poor sap caught on camera with his spinning rod upside down. What matters is that the dude’s heart’s in the right place. He’s fishing. Not golfing, bowling or…
  • Casting for School Pride

    Casting for School Pride Casting for School Pride

    Yes, football is still king of High School sports, at least in the South. However, many students who play under the Friday night lights are standing on the deck of a bass boat early the next morning, their school colors splattered across a bass fishing…
    Yes, football is still king of High School sports, at least in the South. However, many students who play under the Friday night lights are standing on the deck of a bass boat early the next morning, their school colors splattered across a bass fishing…
  • New Must-Have Walleye Weaponry

    New Must-Have Walleye Weaponry New Must-Have Walleye Weaponry

    In the martial arts of walleye fishing, it’s hard to beat jigging, rigging, and cranking for putting the beat-down on marble-eyed opponents. And probably no factor is more important to either technique than choosing the right rods for the…
    In the martial arts of walleye fishing, it’s hard to beat jigging, rigging, and cranking for putting the beat-down on marble-eyed opponents. And probably no factor is more important to either technique than choosing the right rods for the…
  • Born in the USA...like the rods

    Born in the USA...like the rods Born in the USA...like the rods

    He’s been designated a franchise player and bestowed a new title – so unrecruitable to the competition. St. Croix Rod road-warrior Dan Johnston’s rank has been raised to National Accounts Manager, and the position fits him like…
    He’s been designated a franchise player and bestowed a new title – so unrecruitable to the competition. St. Croix Rod road-warrior Dan Johnston’s rank has been raised to National Accounts Manager, and the position fits him like…
  • Steve Lessard Wins Kayak Championship for USA

    Steve Lessard Wins Kayak Championship for USA Steve Lessard Wins Kayak Championship for USA

    The most international title in fishing is headed home to America, after Steve Lessard took home his second World Championship this weekend in his home state of Louisiana. Anglers from five continents competed in a fierce field of 49 for…
    The most international title in fishing is headed home to America, after Steve Lessard took home his second World Championship this weekend in his home state of Louisiana. Anglers from five continents competed in a fierce field of 49 for…
  • Hot Tips for Ice Fishing

    Hot Tips for Ice Fishing Hot Tips for Ice Fishing

    Hardwater Bass Ice fishing for largemouth bass is sort of an economized version of its open-water counterpart. Virtually microscopic plastic worms, micro hair jigs and spoons, and even scaled-down “ice crankbaits”—each worked with utmost finesse— mesmerize wintertime bass. You can…
    Hardwater Bass Ice fishing for largemouth bass is sort of an economized version of its open-water counterpart. Virtually microscopic plastic worms, micro hair jigs and spoons, and even scaled-down “ice crankbaits”—each worked with utmost finesse— mesmerize wintertime bass. You can…
  • Getting Schooled by Books and BASS

    Getting Schooled by Books and BASS Getting Schooled by Books and BASS

    Test time… Are you smarter than a college student? Start by answering the following question: Q: What were your goals after high school? A: Starting collage B: Entering a trade that could become a lifelong career C: Just wanted…
    Test time… Are you smarter than a college student? Start by answering the following question: Q: What were your goals after high school? A: Starting collage B: Entering a trade that could become a lifelong career C: Just wanted…
  • The Summa Cum Laude of School Supporters

    The Summa Cum Laude of School Supporters The Summa Cum Laude of School Supporters

    So where do you find all the smart kids these days? In school, of course. Just like when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn…okay, bad example, although fishing might somewhat justify playing hooky… How about the smarter kids,…
    So where do you find all the smart kids these days? In school, of course. Just like when Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn…okay, bad example, although fishing might somewhat justify playing hooky… How about the smarter kids,…
  • Shallow Thoughts and Right Rod Take Top Honors for High-Schoolers

    Shallow Thoughts and Right Rod Take Top Honors for High-Schoolers Shallow Thoughts and Right Rod Take Top Honors for High-Schoolers

    “Ryan and Turner are jerkbait junkies back home in Colorado,” says Chad LaChance, the winning duo’s coach during the three-day derby August 4 through 6, as well a St. Croix pro and host of “Fishful Thinker”. “We decided…
    “Ryan and Turner are jerkbait junkies back home in Colorado,” says Chad LaChance, the winning duo’s coach during the three-day derby August 4 through 6, as well a St. Croix pro and host of “Fishful Thinker”. “We decided…
  • Guide-tested techniques for fall walleye fishing

    Guide-tested techniques for fall walleye fishing Guide-tested techniques for fall walleye fishing

    The signs of change are occurring. Once uniformly-green lily pad fields are now sprinkled with yellows and browns. Along the shorelines, tamaracks have entered their golden phase, and maples are tinged with crimson. Beneath the surface, walleyes that have been scarce during the second half…
    The signs of change are occurring. Once uniformly-green lily pad fields are now sprinkled with yellows and browns. Along the shorelines, tamaracks have entered their golden phase, and maples are tinged with crimson. Beneath the surface, walleyes that have been scarce during the second half…
  • Earning the 'X'

    Earning the 'X' Earning the 'X'

    ‘X’ marks the spot. It’s the Sharpie scribble on Grandpa’s composting lake map on the fridge, where lunker largemouth hunker as promised. It’s the four billionth Navionics waypoint; that microscopic seam between…
    ‘X’ marks the spot. It’s the Sharpie scribble on Grandpa’s composting lake map on the fridge, where lunker largemouth hunker as promised. It’s the four billionth Navionics waypoint; that microscopic seam between…
  • Mojo...Defrosted

    Mojo...Defrosted Mojo...Defrosted

    Park Falls, WI (August 8, 2016) – St. Croix has been bringing the Mojo for over a decade. It started with the wildly successful introduction of Mojo Bass. The mojo spread to Muskies; next catfish caught the mojo and now, for Ice fishing 2016-17, the mojo pandemic…
    Park Falls, WI (August 8, 2016) – St. Croix has been bringing the Mojo for over a decade. It started with the wildly successful introduction of Mojo Bass. The mojo spread to Muskies; next catfish caught the mojo and now, for Ice fishing 2016-17, the mojo pandemic…
  • Another champion from St. Croix Rod

    Another champion from St. Croix Rod Another champion from St. Croix Rod

    Each year, in the sweltering core of summer, fishing industry insiders gather at ICAST – an international trade show and exposition that highlights the products and the people that help anglers find and catch more fish. An integral component of…
    Each year, in the sweltering core of summer, fishing industry insiders gather at ICAST – an international trade show and exposition that highlights the products and the people that help anglers find and catch more fish. An integral component of…
  • Retro is Revolutionary for St. Croix Rods

    Retro is Revolutionary for St. Croix Rods Retro is Revolutionary for St. Croix Rods

    St. Croix Rod has accomplished the unthinkable. At a time when high-modulus carbon fiber rules the rod arena, America’s beloved rod builder has pulled off an inspiring “back to the future” performance. Suddenly, fiberglass is…
    St. Croix Rod has accomplished the unthinkable. At a time when high-modulus carbon fiber rules the rod arena, America’s beloved rod builder has pulled off an inspiring “back to the future” performance. Suddenly, fiberglass is…
  • Got the Butterflies? Get the Net.

    Got the Butterflies? Get the Net. Got the Butterflies? Get the Net.

    The fiercest fish come from the fathoms. There might be nastier fighters in a Jules Verne league – three miles a measure – but for the sake of realistic man vs. fish tussles with the Seven Seas, let’s…
    The fiercest fish come from the fathoms. There might be nastier fighters in a Jules Verne league – three miles a measure – but for the sake of realistic man vs. fish tussles with the Seven Seas, let’s…
  • High-Class Glass Reimagined

    High-Class Glass Reimagined High-Class Glass Reimagined

    A savvy group of anglers prefer the unique qualities of glass to graphite in situations where a more forgiving rod is required. Especially when big predators like smallmouth and largemouth bass slash at crankbaits or other lures fished with a…
    A savvy group of anglers prefer the unique qualities of glass to graphite in situations where a more forgiving rod is required. Especially when big predators like smallmouth and largemouth bass slash at crankbaits or other lures fished with a…
  • Casts Like a Cannon, Bullseyes Flies

    Casts Like a Cannon, Bullseyes Flies Casts Like a Cannon, Bullseyes Flies

    There’s been a battle raging within the walls of fly rod manufacturing plants since the first fur-and-feather flinger was ever created. Nothing to do with friction between the engineers who design them, mind you, but more a war…
    There’s been a battle raging within the walls of fly rod manufacturing plants since the first fur-and-feather flinger was ever created. Nothing to do with friction between the engineers who design them, mind you, but more a war…
  • Behind the Carbon Curtain

    Behind the Carbon Curtain Behind the Carbon Curtain

    Joey Fransway wanted to celebrate his son Josh’s graduation from high school in a memorable way. At the time, who knew the Cincinnati, Ohio pairing would find themselves making memories in Park Falls, Wisconsin, as the first customers…
    Joey Fransway wanted to celebrate his son Josh’s graduation from high school in a memorable way. At the time, who knew the Cincinnati, Ohio pairing would find themselves making memories in Park Falls, Wisconsin, as the first customers…
  • Best Logo-Wear on Earth?

    Best Logo-Wear on Earth? Best Logo-Wear on Earth?

    Not much worse than cheesy logo-wear. Think about your last giveaway ball cap, the foam one with the badly screened emblem and zero fit. Um, guessing you’re not wearing it. And good luck passing it along in the …
    Not much worse than cheesy logo-wear. Think about your last giveaway ball cap, the foam one with the badly screened emblem and zero fit. Um, guessing you’re not wearing it. And good luck passing it along in the …
  • Simple Pleasure Captures Record Fish

    Simple Pleasure Captures Record Fish Simple Pleasure Captures Record Fish

    Sit back, relax and pop the top of a cold one while you read this. Go ahead, we’ll wait... Ready? Now can you identify with the laidback method it sometimes takes to catch a state-record fish... And that…
    Sit back, relax and pop the top of a cold one while you read this. Go ahead, we’ll wait... Ready? Now can you identify with the laidback method it sometimes takes to catch a state-record fish... And that…
  • Gumption, Desire and Trusted Rod

    Gumption, Desire and Trusted Rod Gumption, Desire and Trusted Rod

    Ever hear the story about the guy who set out to catch a state-record fish and, well, actually did? Don’t feel alone if you haven’t. After all, the chances are a million-to- one of it ever…
    Ever hear the story about the guy who set out to catch a state-record fish and, well, actually did? Don’t feel alone if you haven’t. After all, the chances are a million-to- one of it ever…
  • Rise of Legend Elite Musky Rekindles Ancient Battle

    Rise of Legend Elite Musky Rekindles Ancient Battle Rise of Legend Elite Musky Rekindles Ancient Battle

    An old wound has been reopened. The subject sat latent for years, even double-decades…but has resurfaced like a forgotten pandemic from the earth’s crust. And in this time of steeped political gamesmanship, where no candidate can…
    An old wound has been reopened. The subject sat latent for years, even double-decades…but has resurfaced like a forgotten pandemic from the earth’s crust. And in this time of steeped political gamesmanship, where no candidate can…
  • Sporting Serious Mojo

    Sporting Serious Mojo Sporting Serious Mojo

    There isn’t a singular trait that propels a tournament angler to victory. Knowledge of the lake? Yep. Adaptability? Sure thing. Mastery of multiple techniques? No brainer. Luck? It plays a role, too… Yet there is this one…
    There isn’t a singular trait that propels a tournament angler to victory. Knowledge of the lake? Yep. Adaptability? Sure thing. Mastery of multiple techniques? No brainer. Luck? It plays a role, too… Yet there is this one…
  • It Takes One to Know One

    It Takes One to Know One It Takes One to Know One

    Close your eyes and visualize the elements of a masterpiece painting. Consider American artist Winslow Homer’s epic nautical work The Herring Net. Your minds-eye can see the stalwart fisherman braving the surf, fearlessly endeavoring to heave in their…
    Close your eyes and visualize the elements of a masterpiece painting. Consider American artist Winslow Homer’s epic nautical work The Herring Net. Your minds-eye can see the stalwart fisherman braving the surf, fearlessly endeavoring to heave in their…
  • Destiny Plays a Role in New Union

    Destiny Plays a Role in New Union Destiny Plays a Role in New Union

    Believe in destiny? You might say it was destiny that led basketball immortal LeBron James back to his home state of Cleveland and the Cavaliers. Leveraging another sports analogy, perhaps it was destiny (or a curse) that put Brett Favre…
    Believe in destiny? You might say it was destiny that led basketball immortal LeBron James back to his home state of Cleveland and the Cavaliers. Leveraging another sports analogy, perhaps it was destiny (or a curse) that put Brett Favre…
  • Midwestern Rod-Builder Tames the Seven Seas

    Midwestern Rod-Builder Tames the Seven Seas Midwestern Rod-Builder Tames the Seven Seas

    What do a little town nestled in the big woods of Wisconsin and the salty seas have in common? Waves. St. Croix Rod – a storied, Wisconsin-based, family-run business – is making waves in the saltwater rod category. Wisconsin? Saltwater? …
    What do a little town nestled in the big woods of Wisconsin and the salty seas have in common? Waves. St. Croix Rod – a storied, Wisconsin-based, family-run business – is making waves in the saltwater rod category. Wisconsin? Saltwater? …
  • One-Upping Themselves

    One-Upping Themselves One-Upping Themselves

    We all know “that guy”. You know, Mr. One-Up… You land a 5-pound smallie? He just catches a 5-1/2-pounder. You take 4th in a club tournament (bass…or chess). He slides in with a 3rd…
    We all know “that guy”. You know, Mr. One-Up… You land a 5-pound smallie? He just catches a 5-1/2-pounder. You take 4th in a club tournament (bass…or chess). He slides in with a 3rd…
  • A 'Gold Fish' Worthy of a Truly Golden Rod

    A 'Gold Fish' Worthy of a Truly Golden Rod A 'Gold Fish' Worthy of a Truly Golden Rod

    While the American-bred largemouth bass holds court over millions of U.S. anglers, another magnanimous sportfish oversees a much mightier kingdom. Ordained the world’s most popular freshwater sportfish, only the carp brings together anglers from numerous nations, each…
    While the American-bred largemouth bass holds court over millions of U.S. anglers, another magnanimous sportfish oversees a much mightier kingdom. Ordained the world’s most popular freshwater sportfish, only the carp brings together anglers from numerous nations, each…
  • Fish Quietly and Carry a Short Stick

    Fish Quietly and Carry a Short Stick Fish Quietly and Carry a Short Stick

    You’re hunkered over a 4-inch hole, one hand shielding the glare of the sun, the other clutching your new 18-inch St. Croix Avid Glass. Your eyes panning, gazing deep into the vegetation, searching for signs of life. The…
    You’re hunkered over a 4-inch hole, one hand shielding the glare of the sun, the other clutching your new 18-inch St. Croix Avid Glass. Your eyes panning, gazing deep into the vegetation, searching for signs of life. The…
  • Lobs Large Bugs – Feeds Bass in their Faces

    Lobs Large Bugs – Feeds Bass in their Faces Lobs Large Bugs – Feeds Bass in their Faces

    Bass catching is a pastime of continuously making precision casts. If you’re unable to place your offering where “X” marks the spot every time, all you’re doing is bass fishing. Bass catching with a…
    Bass catching is a pastime of continuously making precision casts. If you’re unable to place your offering where “X” marks the spot every time, all you’re doing is bass fishing. Bass catching with a…
  • St. Croix Hits the Jackpot

    St. Croix Hits the Jackpot St. Croix Hits the Jackpot

    If the engineers at St. Croix Rod were professional card sharks, they’d be odds on favorites to win the World Series of Poker. Lady Luck needn’t apply when these guys get together to craft a series…
    If the engineers at St. Croix Rod were professional card sharks, they’d be odds on favorites to win the World Series of Poker. Lady Luck needn’t apply when these guys get together to craft a series…
  • 57 New Legend Elites: A Benchmark Rod Series Made Even Better

    57 New Legend Elites: A Benchmark Rod Series Made Even Better 57 New Legend Elites: A Benchmark Rod Series Made Even Better

    In 1957, automotive engineer Ed Cole created Chevrolet’s now classic car design. Also in ‘57, American guitar manufacturer Fender moved from ash to alder Stratocaster guitar bodies. The rest is rock ‘n’ roll history. Enter another legendary…
    In 1957, automotive engineer Ed Cole created Chevrolet’s now classic car design. Also in ‘57, American guitar manufacturer Fender moved from ash to alder Stratocaster guitar bodies. The rest is rock ‘n’ roll history. Enter another legendary…
  • Put Cranks in Their Place

    Put Cranks in Their Place Put Cranks in Their Place

    A long distance cast? That can become most anyone’s claim to fame after just a few moments of on-the-water lobs. How about the angler who can get a bait to bull’s-eye with every flip of the wrist? That’s the…
    A long distance cast? That can become most anyone’s claim to fame after just a few moments of on-the-water lobs. How about the angler who can get a bait to bull’s-eye with every flip of the wrist? That’s the…
  • MLF Ultimate Dream Sweepstakes

    MLF Ultimate Dream Sweepstakes MLF Ultimate Dream Sweepstakes

    MLF Communications Would you like to actually fish with a Major League Fishing angler? Jack Link’s Major League Fishing and its primary sponsors are making this wish – and quite a few more – possible through a promotion called the Ultimate…
    MLF Communications Would you like to actually fish with a Major League Fishing angler? Jack Link’s Major League Fishing and its primary sponsors are making this wish – and quite a few more – possible through a promotion called the Ultimate…
  • Bringing the Rare to Reality

    Bringing the Rare to Reality Bringing the Rare to Reality

    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…
    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…
  • The Avid Angler's Wonder Rod

    The Avid Angler's Wonder Rod The Avid Angler's Wonder Rod

    By the time he was 4 years old, chess prodigy Samual Reshevsky was making the ultimate checkmate commonplace; a few short years later he was defeating even the most accomplished players with ease. Then there was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who, also…
    By the time he was 4 years old, chess prodigy Samual Reshevsky was making the ultimate checkmate commonplace; a few short years later he was defeating even the most accomplished players with ease. Then there was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who, also…
  • Class of the Classic

    Class of the Classic Class of the Classic

    To qualify is a big badge of honor. Winning? Well let’s just say the medals and commendations might require a caddy to carry and reinforcement of the fireplace mantle. The Classic trophy alone looks to exceed the maximum poundage for check-in luggage. The…
    To qualify is a big badge of honor. Winning? Well let’s just say the medals and commendations might require a caddy to carry and reinforcement of the fireplace mantle. The Classic trophy alone looks to exceed the maximum poundage for check-in luggage. The…
  • The Most Interesting Men In The World ... Choose A Rod Well Traveled

    The Most Interesting Men In The World ... Choose A Rod Well Traveled The Most Interesting Men In The World ... Choose A Rod Well Traveled

    Long before TV’s white-bearded cerveza pitchman became a pop culture icon, auteur-anglers Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey were The Most Interesting Men In The World. And, if Hemingway and Grey were alive today, fishing and arm-wrestling their way around the globe, St. Croix…
    Long before TV’s white-bearded cerveza pitchman became a pop culture icon, auteur-anglers Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey were The Most Interesting Men In The World. And, if Hemingway and Grey were alive today, fishing and arm-wrestling their way around the globe, St. Croix…
  • Just Call it the

    Just Call it the "Cool Tool" Just Call it the "Cool Tool"

    Even in fishing, style sells. In a sport where product performance should be the ultimate measure – even the deciding factor in sealing the deal at the cash register – looks do matter. Regrettably, some rod makers prey on this…
    Even in fishing, style sells. In a sport where product performance should be the ultimate measure – even the deciding factor in sealing the deal at the cash register – looks do matter. Regrettably, some rod makers prey on this…
  • The Best Little Glass Panfish Rods Outside Texas

    The Best Little Glass Panfish Rods Outside Texas The Best Little Glass Panfish Rods Outside Texas

    In almost imperceptible motion, the spring bobber dips and rises like a single blade of grass in the breeze. Below the frozen veneer, in response to the prick of a miniscule jighook, a broad-shouldered bluegill kicks, contorts and curls…
    In almost imperceptible motion, the spring bobber dips and rises like a single blade of grass in the breeze. Below the frozen veneer, in response to the prick of a miniscule jighook, a broad-shouldered bluegill kicks, contorts and curls…
  • New Ice Rods Rock Heavy Metal, Earn 'Master of Puppets' Status

    New Ice Rods Rock Heavy Metal, Earn 'Master of Puppets' Status New Ice Rods Rock Heavy Metal, Earn 'Master of Puppets' Status

    Like the 1986 release of Metallica’s Master of Puppets, St. Croix’s new Avid Ice Jigging Rods are an instant heavy metal classic. Built specifically to control proven walleye baits like…
    Like the 1986 release of Metallica’s Master of Puppets, St. Croix’s new Avid Ice Jigging Rods are an instant heavy metal classic. Built specifically to control proven walleye baits like…
  • World Records and Sponge Bob Square Pants

    World Records and Sponge Bob Square Pants World Records and Sponge Bob Square Pants

     Seeing a line out the back of a boat near Long Island is commonplace. Fleets of 30-some-foot charters troll and rig the mid-Atlantic for stripers, sea bass and weakfish daily. But catching a glimpse of line off the transom of…
     Seeing a line out the back of a boat near Long Island is commonplace. Fleets of 30-some-foot charters troll and rig the mid-Atlantic for stripers, sea bass and weakfish daily. But catching a glimpse of line off the transom of…
  • Radical fishing rod evokes 'extreme' performance

    Radical fishing rod evokes 'extreme' performance Radical fishing rod evokes 'extreme' performance

    To push the outer limits of what’s possible; to go well beyond the ordinary, usual or expected; to exist at the furthest ends of the universe. Few words evoke such tantalizing and spine-tingling imagery as “extreme” …
    To push the outer limits of what’s possible; to go well beyond the ordinary, usual or expected; to exist at the furthest ends of the universe. Few words evoke such tantalizing and spine-tingling imagery as “extreme” …
  • The Rewards of Rod Selection

    The Rewards of Rod Selection The Rewards of Rod Selection

    When it comes to catching bass from flowing water, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better at it than Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning. Need proof? How about taking his second title in a row from the…
    When it comes to catching bass from flowing water, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better at it than Bassmaster Elite Series pro Stephen Browning. Need proof? How about taking his second title in a row from the…
  • The Rod Files

    The Rod Files The Rod Files

    The year was 1964. Bellbottoms, bouffants and the Beatles were all the rage. Martin Luther King Jr. had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. And Cassius Clay had delivered his decisive TKO of Sonny Liston. On the fishing front, Spoonplugging was hot off the presses, penned…
    The year was 1964. Bellbottoms, bouffants and the Beatles were all the rage. Martin Luther King Jr. had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. And Cassius Clay had delivered his decisive TKO of Sonny Liston. On the fishing front, Spoonplugging was hot off the presses, penned…
  • Gypsy Settlement

    Gypsy Settlement Gypsy Settlement

    The term “gypsy” often gets a raw deal. Used derogatively, the label evokes notions of nomadic merchants peddling questionable goods and services from village to village, leaving an oil slick of hoodwinks and abracadabras. That’s the ugly image. Certain villagers in…
    The term “gypsy” often gets a raw deal. Used derogatively, the label evokes notions of nomadic merchants peddling questionable goods and services from village to village, leaving an oil slick of hoodwinks and abracadabras. That’s the ugly image. Certain villagers in…
  • Radical Rod Design Puts Surf Casters in Their Place

    Radical Rod Design Puts Surf Casters in Their Place Radical Rod Design Puts Surf Casters in Their Place

    St. Croix’s new Legend Surf spinning model allows angers to fish in tight spaces, yet still cast to far-away places  “X” marks the spot. It’s the single rock protruding from the ocean’s edge; the ledge extending…
    St. Croix’s new Legend Surf spinning model allows angers to fish in tight spaces, yet still cast to far-away places  “X” marks the spot. It’s the single rock protruding from the ocean’s edge; the ledge extending…
  • Of Gold Medals and Monster Carp

    Of Gold Medals and Monster Carp Of Gold Medals and Monster Carp

    St. Croix's new Avid Carp series prove to be world’s classiest carp rods On the international competitive carp circuit, winning has little to do with how many gargantuan goldfish you tag. The question is, instead, how many of these animals can you…
    St. Croix's new Avid Carp series prove to be world’s classiest carp rods On the international competitive carp circuit, winning has little to do with how many gargantuan goldfish you tag. The question is, instead, how many of these animals can you…
  • Going to Great Lengths

    Going to Great Lengths Going to Great Lengths

    St. Croix Rod adds three longer spinning models to the American-made Premier® series The eruption of longer fishing rods isn’t just a blip on the radar; it’s here to stay. There are unalienable advantages to reaching beyond the 6-1/2, even …
    St. Croix Rod adds three longer spinning models to the American-made Premier® series The eruption of longer fishing rods isn’t just a blip on the radar; it’s here to stay. There are unalienable advantages to reaching beyond the 6-1/2, even …
  • Silver's Value Worth Extra on Ice

    Silver's Value Worth Extra on Ice Silver's Value Worth Extra on Ice

    St. Croix’s Legend Silver Ice gives cold-handed anglers a silver-mine of features and performance. What’s up with silver these days? Quite a bit, actually... While gold has its reality TV shows and advertisements of buy-now get-rich-quick-later schemes, as well a volatile…
    St. Croix’s Legend Silver Ice gives cold-handed anglers a silver-mine of features and performance. What’s up with silver these days? Quite a bit, actually... While gold has its reality TV shows and advertisements of buy-now get-rich-quick-later schemes, as well a volatile…
  • St. Croix's New Legend Xtreme Inshore Rod Series

    St. Croix's New Legend Xtreme Inshore Rod Series St. Croix's New Legend Xtreme Inshore Rod Series

    St. Croix's all-new hyper-performance Legend Xtreme Inshore saltwater rods push the envelope for advanced performance and cutting-edge design. Built on blanks rolled from high-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with super-high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section, the rods provide an ideal blend of maximum power…
    St. Croix's all-new hyper-performance Legend Xtreme Inshore saltwater rods push the envelope for advanced performance and cutting-edge design. Built on blanks rolled from high-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with super-high-modulus SCVI graphite in the lower section, the rods provide an ideal blend of maximum power…
  • St. Croix’s New Trout Series Rods Deliver

    St. Croix’s New Trout Series Rods Deliver St. Croix’s New Trout Series Rods Deliver

    St. Croix’s all-new series of trout spinning rods feature crisp, controlled actions and plenty of backbone to handle larger fish. Built on blanks rolled from a blend of premium-quality SCII graphite and high-modulus/high-strain SCVI graphite, the new trout rods are lightweight, strong and sensitive. 
    St. Croix’s all-new series of trout spinning rods feature crisp, controlled actions and plenty of backbone to handle larger fish. Built on blanks rolled from a blend of premium-quality SCII graphite and high-modulus/high-strain SCVI graphite, the new trout rods are lightweight, strong and sensitive. 
  • Bassmaster Elite Series Rolls into a Classic River Town

    Bassmaster Elite Series Rolls into a Classic River Town Bassmaster Elite Series Rolls into a Classic River Town

    Park Falls, WI (date) Soon, the cool winds of fall will begin to rumble down the Mississippi River valley at La Crosse, Wisconsin, decorating maple trees with crimson and yellow leaves, and trumpet the arrival of the top bass anglers on the earth.

    Park Falls, WI (date) Soon, the cool winds of fall will begin to rumble down the Mississippi River valley at La Crosse, Wisconsin, decorating maple trees with crimson and yellow leaves, and trumpet the arrival of the top bass anglers on the earth.