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St. Croix Legend Tournament Series Casting Rod

St. Croix Legend Tournament Series Casting Rod Review

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Seeing as though the Legend Tournament Series won the best freshwater rod at iCast 2022, we thought we had to write a review on this impressive new release. St. Croix have upped their game in craftmanship, bringing about a rod that offers some of the most crisp action. Although this is a new rod, it's clear that some of the finest bass anglers have given their stamp of approval.

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Feature overview

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What we found out about the Legend Tournament Series from St. Croix:

Reasons to buy this rod

  • Features St. Croix's exclusive SCIV and SCVI graphite construction - blending the two high-end materials to create an insanely extreme action
  • Select models (crankbait specific) feature SCIV and iAct glass - a crisp moderate action for throwing cranks
  • Fortified Resin System (FRS) helps form a powerful backbone with immense sensitivity
  • St. Croix's Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) has led to some of the finest technique-specific models we've seen from this brand
  • St. Croix have gone with the Fuji K-Series tangle-free guides which are known to be smooth while promoting sensitivity
  • The Fuji SK2 reel seat is sturdy and built for sensitivity
  • Some of the finest cork has been used for these models - some having split-grip while others having a full-handle
  • 16 different models for various applications - St. Croix has been experimental with their different models
  • Won the best freshwater rod in iCast 2022

Potential negatives

  • Because this rod is new, factors like durability are yet to be tested properly
  • On the higher-end when it comes to price

Rod Specifications:

Rod Blank

Super High-Modulus Carbon Fiber SCIV+ Blanks

  • Specific models have iAct SCIV Glass
Rod Guides

Fuji K-Series Tangle-Free Guides with Alconite Rings

Rod Handle

Split Grip or Full Super Grade Cork Handles - Customized as per model

Reel Seat

Fuji SK2 Reel Seat

Available Models:

  • 6'8" Medium Extra Fast - Jerkbait
  • 7'1" Medium Heavy Fast - All-Purpose
  • 7'2" Medium Heavy Moderate Fast - Crank
  • 7'2" Medium Heavy Moderate - Crank
  • 7'2" Medium Moderate - Glass Crank
  • 7'2" Heavy Moderate - Chatterbait
  • 7'3" Heavy Extra Fast - Power Finesse
  • 7'3" Heavy Moderate Fast - Workhorse
  • 7'3" Heavy Moderate Fast - Flip, Chatter, Crank
  • 7'4" Heavy Fast - Frog
  • 7'4" Medium Heavy Moderate - Power Crank
  • 7'5" Medium Heavy Fast - Warhorse
  • 7'6" Heavy Moderate Fast - Flippin'
  • 7'10" Heavy Moderate - Large Cranks
  • 7'10" Extra Heavy Moderate - Mag Cranks
  • 7'11" Heavy Moderate Fast - Power Flippin'
  • 7'10" Heavy Fast - Light Swimbait
  • 7'10" Extra Heavy Fast - Moderate Swimbait
  • 8'6" XX Heavy Fast - Mag Swimbait

Bottom line

The Legend Tournament Series turned many heads at iCast 2022, ultimately claiming the prize as the best freshwater rod for the event. St. Croix has combined some of their finest exclusive technology for this build - resulting an actions that are crisp.

As this rod is new, factors such as longevity are yet to be tested, but knowing St. Croix, they've taken this into consideration.

About the brand

St. Croix rods provide performance options to all anglers. With rods for every application and technique, their complete collections offer choices in size, power and action, so you'll never need to compromise.

St. Croix have become one of the most powerful brands in rod development, and there's no surprise that they have produced some of finest technique-specific rods that bass fishing has ever seen.

A few professionals that work with St. Croix:

  • Scott Rook
  • Matt Massey
  • Jesse Wiggins
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