There’s a lot to see at St. Croix’s booth during this week’s ICAST Online, including the company’s headlining New Product Showcase entries… NEW Legend Xtreme in the Freshwater Rod category, NEW Mojo Inshore in the Saltwater Rod category, and the NEW CCI EYE RAISER in the Ice category. But there’s so much more coming from St. Croix for 2021. Here’s the full rundown you’ve been waiting for.
NEW St. Croix Legend Xtreme Freshwater Series
Building on the historic and wildly successful March, 2020 Bassmaster Classic launch of St. Croix’s most-sensitive rods ever, four new, made-in-the-USA Legend Xtreme freshwater rod models are being unveiled at ICAST Online.
Insanely sensitive and awash with St. Croix’s proprietary technologies, these rods are extreme in both design and on-the-water performance. New models include 6’3”, medium power, extra-fast action (XFS63MXF) and 7’6”, medium power, fast action (XFS76MF) spinning rods; and 6’8”, medium power, fast action (XFC68MF) and 6’8”, medium power, extra-fast action (XFC68MXF) casting rods. The expanded Legend Xtreme freshwater series now includes 11 rods – five spinning models and six casting models –supporting anglers in an even wider range of freshwater presentations and techniques with pinnacle St. Croix performance.
The reengineered SCV and SCVI carbon blank of the new Legend Xtreme is an example of St. Croix’s constant drive to obtain the unimaginable – proven Xtreme durability with proven, unprecedented sensitivity – so anglers can fish without compromise. Engineered as a result of a new proprietary manufacturing processes, the new Legend Xtreme employs a resin that significantly increases strength in compression during the hookset, as well as flexural strength when the rod is under load. The new SCV carbon construction also incorporates an improved, overlaid ART (Advanced Reinforcing Technology) to yield the highest levels of carbon fiber density found on any fishing rod on earth. Simply put, the new Legend Xtreme offers an unquestionably pure and dense carbon, to transmit the slightest vibration through a carbon fiber guide train and proprietary new handle, all while achieving a tensile strength never attained in any previous St. Croix fishing rod. Retail prices range from $630 to $650.
Rated for use with 6-12-lb. line and lures from 3/16 to 5/8 oz., the NEW 7’6” medium power, fast action Legend Xtreme spinning (XFS76MF) model is designed and handcrafted as the ultimate utility rod. Serving discriminating freshwater anglers with the utmost in sensitivity to support wide-ranging techniques with plastics, topwaters, jerkbaits, jigging presentations and more, the versatile new XFS76MF’s generous 7’6” length affords long, accurate casts, fast line pickup, and is also ideal for kayak use. The ultra-sensitive XFS76MF is so versatile, in fact, it has been selected by St. Croix for entry into the prestigious 2020 ICAST New Product Showcase Awards in the Freshwater Rod category.
NEW St. Croix Legend Xtreme Freshwater Models
New St. Croix Legend Xtreme Features
NEW St. Croix Mojo Inshore Series
St. Croix’s popular Mojo Inshore Series is all-new for 2021 with a host of comprehensive upgrades, improvements and eight all-new models. Mojo Inshore’s transformation begins with lighter, upgraded one-piece SCIII carbon blanks, further enhanced via Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) mandrel technology. Split handles have been replaced by full cork on light, medium-light, and medium power models. Medium-heavy, heavy and extra-heavy power rods have been upgraded with full-length cork and EVA combination handles that afford additional protection to rods stowed in rod holders. The hybrid handle design also allows anglers to enjoy the soft touch of the EVA in the upper part of the grip while retaining the familiar cork grip feel toward the bottom. Hybrid-handled Mojo Inshore rod models also feature an Alps non-marring rubber gimble which keeps rods – especially those carrying large reels – from banging around in rocket launchers and other rod holders during rough rides to and from the fishing grounds. Including 19 spinning and 8 casting rods, the new and expanded Mojo Inshore Series provides the flexibility to target virtually any species along every saltwater coast, while offering a staggering combination of technology, durability, performance and value. Retail prices range from $160 to $230.
A new 7’9” extra-heavy, moderate-fast conventional (JIC79XHMF) Mojo Inshore model is St. Croix’s entry into the highly competitive Saltwater Rod category in the 2020 ICAST Online New Product Showcase. This unique rod (also available in a spinning configuration) has been specifically designed to handle 2- to 6-oz. lures, including large metal-lip swimmers and 9” swimbaits, and to put maximum pressure on large inshore and nearshore fish. Thanks to SCIII carbon composition and IPC technology, this extra-heavy power rod remains exceptionally light in the hand for such a powerful stick. Anglers will admire its strength and backbone for everything from dragging giant snook out from under rickety docks up to popping medium, school-sized bluefin tuna.
NEW St. Croix Mojo Inshore Models
NEW St. Croix Mojo Inshore Features
NEW Croix Custom Ice (CCI) Models
Continuing its promise to deliver technique-specific rods to ice anglers, St. Croix’s pinnacle CCI series of ice rods grows for 2020 with three exciting new extra-fast models. Requested by anglers, the new 38” medium, extra-fast EYE RAISER (CI38MXF), 32” light, extra-fast PAN DANCER (CI32LXF) and 30” medium, extra-fast HOUSE (CI30MXF) expand the 2021 made-in-the-USA CCI series to 16 models, and feature proprietary blank technologies for extreme performance unavailable in any other production ice rod.
The all-new, extra-fast, tubular carbon and glass (TCG) CCI EYE RAISER (CI38MXF), is St. Croix’s entry to the Ice category of the 2020 ICAST Online New Product Showcase. Designed to present large baits to trophy walleye, the standout CCI CI38MXF EYE RAISER features an angler-requested full cork grip and reel seat, and is the complete power-jigging package. The new EYE RAISER and HOUSE ROD models are crafted from a dynamic blend of carbon and glass patterns in a tubular construction (TCG), resulting in blanks that are extremely light and exceptionally sensitive, with tip flex for superior bite detection and the power necessary to control large predators. Optimal for panfish presentations – especially with jigs and spoons – the new PAN DANCER model is crafted from St. Croix’s advanced solid glass (SG), delivering the ideal taper for bite detection without compromise to control or hook-setting ability.
The House Rod features a full cork handle, while the Pan Dancer features a cork split-grip handle, both without reel seats for optimized reel placement depending on size and weight. Each Croix Custom Ice rod is uniquely designed and engineered to exceed the expectations of the most demanding ice anglers.
NEW St. Croix CCI Models
St. Croix CCI Features
NEW St. Croix Triumph Freshwater Collection
The best-selling North American-made rod series in the world, St. Croix’s durable, sensitive and powerful Triumph rods are made for savvy anglers seeking the best in performance and value. For 2021, the entire Triumph collection has been fully reimagined with all-new, upgraded cosmetics and new Sea Guide components. Featuring 41 distinct freshwater spinning, casting, travel, musky, and salmon & steelhead models, the expansive Triumph family of rods blends technology with value to give anglers the precise tools they need to maintain the upper hand at an exceptional price. Retail prices range from $90 to $140.
NEW St. Croix Triumph Freshwater Features
NEW St. Croix Mojo Bass Carbon Crankers
Featuring the dynamic combination of premium, high-modulus SCIII carbon and IPC® mandrel technology lauded by anglers for smooth, sensitive and lightweight performance, St. Croix’s new Mojo Bass Carbon Cranker casting rods hit the sweet spot for anglers who value the characteristics of carbon – including lightness, durability and sensitivity – in a moderate-action cranking rod with an equally moderate price. The new 7’1”, medium power (MJC71MM) Carbon Cranker and 7’1” medium-heavy power (MJC71MHM) Mid-Carbon Cranker casting rods bring sweet, moderate-action options to the angler-favorite Mojo Bass lineup for the first time ever… and at an equally sweet Mojo Bass retail price of just $150.
NEW St. Croix Mojo Bass Carbon Cranker Casting Models
NEW St. Croix Mojo Bass Carbon Cranker Features
NEW St. Croix 9’6” Mojo Musky Telescopic Casting Models
Musky anglers want longer rods for longer casts and deeper figure 8s farther from the boat, but length alone does not a happy musky angler make. St. Croix’s two new 9’6” telescopic Mojo Musky models afford all the advantages a 9’6” musky rod can deliver, with the added convenience of precision-engineered telescopic construction that allows them to collapse to under 8’ for more convenient transportation and storage. Specifically, a 9’6”, medium-heavy power, fast action telescopic model (MJM96MHFT) and a 9’6”, heavy power, fast action telescopic model (MJM96HFT) have been added to St. Croix’s expanded Mojo Musky series lineup for 2021. Like the rest of the recently upgraded Mojo Musky Series, these new 9’6” rods feature premium SCIII carbon, IPC® mandrel technology and custom Winn split-grip handles. Retail price is $330.
NEW St. Croix Mojo Musky Telescopic Casting Models
NEW St. Croix Mojo Musky Telescopic Casting Rod Features
NEW St. Croix Triumph Inshore Series
The all-new Triumph Inshore Series includes six versatile spinning rods with full, premium cork handles, plus seven unique casting models with a mix of full cork and split-grip handles. Ranging from 6’8” to 7’6” in length and medium-light to heavy power, all are one piece, crafted from trusted SCII carbon and feature the new Triumph-family cosmetics, premium Sea Guide components, and a special SeaSmoke color unique to Triumph Inshore. Designed with key input from regional coastal anglers, all models have fast or moderate-fast actions, with the exception of the 7’ medium-light casting model, which features a moderate, parabolic action. These exceptional handcrafted rods break new ground in St. Croix’s inshore rod retail pricing structure, with all models selling between $130 and $150.
NEW St. Croix Triumph Inshore Models
NEW St. Croix Triumph Inshore Features
NEW St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Series
It’s hard to imagine St. Croix’s renown Legend® Xtreme Inshore Rod Series could get any better, but it has, with an all-new refresh for 2021. Designed for the rigors of inshore fishing and awash with St. Croix proprietary technologies, these rods are extreme in design and on-water capability. Yet advancements in technology and materials continue to offer new horizons, allowing St. Croix to bring their performance to even greater heights with amazing strength, unprecedented sensitivity and increased durability. Indeed, the new made-in-the-USA Legend® Xtreme Inshore lineup is so solid, it can improve success for any angler – especially an expert.
The all-new Legend® Xtreme Inshore lineup for 2021 includes three spinning models and one casting model. All one-piece blanks feature super high-modulus SCVI carbon with St. Croix’s Fortified Resin System (FRS) in the lower section for maximum power and strength with reduced weight. Blanks also feature SCV carbon with externally overlaid Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ARTTM) to construct the highest level of carbon fiber density ever used by St. Croix. New manufacturing processes employ a resin that significantly increases strength in compression during the hookset and flexural strength as the rod is under load. A beautiful new Sandbar finish completes the upgrade to the new Legend Xtreme Inshore’s incredibly sensitive, high-performance blank. Sensitivity enhancing features continue with Lightweight Daiwa AGSTMcarbon fiber guides, which help channel vibrations down the rod and into the angler’s hand for extreme sensitivity. A raindrop-textured 2nd Generation Xtreme-Skin™ high-density handle affords improved grip in all conditions and further promotes overall feel and vibration transmission. Retail prices range from $660 to $670.
NEW St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Models
NEW St. Croix Legend Xtreme Inshore Features
NEW St. Croix Avid Trek Series
St. Croix Rod sets a new standard in the travel rod category with the introduction of its new Avid® Trek Series for 2021. Packed with power, exceptional sensitivity and a selection of models to cover virtually any fishing scenario, three-piece Avid Trek Travel rods give anglers the upper hand wherever they venture. Avid Trek travel rods combine St. Croix’s Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology with premium, high-modulus SCIII carbon fiber for smooth power, improved casting accuracy and increased sensitivity. Featuring slim-profile ferrules, they sport Sea Guide Hero Hi-Grade guides with slim zirconia rings and SS316 stainless gun smoke frames. The series’ six spinning models have Fuji® DPS reel seats with gun smoke hoods, while the casting model has a Fuji® ECS reel seat with gun smoke hood. All Avid Trek rods are designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, USA, and come with a Sea Guide hook-keeper, select-grade cork handle, and two coats of Flex Coat slow cure finish for a sharp, clean and polished appearance. Retail prices range from $260 to $290.
NEW St. Croix Avid Trek Rod Models
NEW St. Croix Avid Trek Features
NEW Reimagined St. Croix Mojo Ice Series
St. Croix’s angler-favorite line of technique-specific ice rods, the Mojo Ice Series has been refreshed and improved for 2021 with updated cosmetics and new EVA handles. Precision-taper solid carbon (SC) blanks now wear a stealthy new Carbon Dust color with Black Cherry Metallic accents. Mojo Ice’s angler-acclaimed proprietary custom reel seat has also been upgraded with a new, flat finish. Mojo Ice’s ten spinning models feature new split-grip EVA handles, while the series’ two casting models feature full EVA handles. Mojo Ice models retail between $50 and $60.
Reimagined St. Croix Mojo Ice Models
Reimagined St. Croix Mojo Ice Features
All new St. Croix series and models being announced at ICAST 2020 Online will be available at St. Croix dealers worldwide in Fall of 2020.