“Like a Shock of Electricity”

February 20, 2020

XTREME STORIES: “Like a Shock of Electricity”








XTREME STORIES: “Like a Shock of Electricity”

Bassmaster Elite Angler, Derek Hudnall, on the NEW St. Croix Legend® Xtreme


How does one describe the indescribable? Here’s what Bassmaster Elite pro, Derek Hudnall, had to say about his first experience with the all-new Legend® Xtreme – St. Croix’s most-sensitive rod series ever:


The best thing I can equate it to… a fish hits and it gives you that thump and that electricity. I was dropshotting six- and eight-pound fluorocarbon on the spinning rod in 25-30 feet of water and I can feel every rock I’m hitting. I remember the first fish I caught… that hard, electric thud. Often times with smallmouth the bites are so subtle, but I was able to feel every single bite. It’s like a shockwave… like a shock of electricity… it’s indescribable. As the day went on and I caught more and more fish, I realized it’s the sensitivity throughout the entire rod… there was no more guessing. When I got a bite I knew he was there. This rod is absolutely unique. It’s something you just have to put into your arsenal, and it’s already made me a better fisherman.



Meet the New Legend Xtreme Models


Designed and handcrafted for extreme sensitivity in Park Falls, USA, the new Legend® Xtreme blends St. Croix’s highest-grade materials and proprietary technologies with a carbon fiber Daiwa AGSTM guide train and an all-new Gen2 Xtreme-Skin handle. The series includes seven rods — four new casting models and three new spinning models – and will be available for purchase online at and at participating St. Croix dealers beginning Friday, March 6 – the day of its official launch at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.





About St. Croix Rod

Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly producing the “Best Rods on Earth” for over 70 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®, Tidemaster®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.