St. Croix Legend® Glass – Modern Technology and Innovative Design Create a New Revision of Fiberglass Fishing Rod Blanks Made in the USA
Earlier in 2016 when I visited the St.Croix fishing rod manufacturing plant in Park Falls, Wisconsin, understanding the St. Croix manufacturing process of rod building took on a new appreciation level in my mind.
Every step is accounted for.
There is no room for error in the process.
There are quality checks along the way to verify bonded layer strength and flexibility to meet their innovative design standards.
Of course, over time, most anglers with integrity for definitive difference in perfection standards have identified St. Croix rods for flawlessness. For many, St. Croix marks the best fishing stick for them to use with their time on the water.
Now, the St. Croix Legend series of rods will bring yet another new dimension to a once old style type of rod blank with a new design of fibreglass rod blanks. Just when the entire world was switching to higher ultimate strength fishing rods made from high-tech materials for their sensitivity and light physical weight, the St. Croix NEW Legend® Glass series brings an adjustment to that desirable “old feel” and “rod bend” with new changes to fiberglass material design with pioneering advances in new build features. These premium 100% linear S-Glass rods utilize IPC® tooling technology, are extremely lightweight and make casting, retrieving and fighting fish a dream.
Developed exclusively by St. Croix, Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology has rapidly become the engineering leader in rod making and was designed to eliminate all transitional points in the rod blank. IPC-engineered rods at St. Croix feature smoother actions, increased strength and greater sensitivity. In addition to IPC tooling, all Legend Glass rods feature Fuji® K Series Concept Tangle-free guides with Alconite rings and a Kigan hook-keeper. Three of the four models (LGC610MM, LGC72MM & LGC74MHM) utilize the Fuji® ECS reel seat while the LGC711HM features the Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat providing the comfort anglers seek while fishing deep diving crankbaits.
Legend Glass rods were designed and are handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin. Legend Glass rods retail from $240 – $250 and come with a 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
About St. Croix Rods:
St. Croix Rod is a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, with a 68-year heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite,® Legend® Xtreme, Legend Tournament,® Avid Series,® Premier,® Wild River,® Tidemaster,® Imperial® and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers.
The company’s mid-priced Triumph,® Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo series rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and built in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Founded in 1948 to manufacture jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.