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 and strength, increased sensitivity and reduced weight. The marine white series includes three 7’ spinning models and one 7’ casting rod.
The new Legend Xtreme Inshore rods are designed using St. Croix’s proprietary Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling and Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) to produce continuous-curve tapers with improved actions and sensitivity. Each blank is strengthened with St. Croix’s proprietary Fortified Resin System (FRS) which prevents micro-buckling by keeping carbon fibers in proper alignment to produce blanks that are 33% stronger than those built with standard resins and curing methods. All key stress points are further strengthened using Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™), an exotic carbon fiber material that adds a magnitude (10X) of strength with virtually no increase in blank diameter or weight.
The contemporary design is as eye-catching as it is functional. An all-white Xtreme-Skin handle repels water, dirt and fish slime — and cleans up easily while providing a comfortable, non-slip grip in both hot and cold weather. The handle trim pieces are machined by St. Croix and are corrosion proof. The rod blank features a distinctive gloss-white pearlescent finish, and a two piece Fuji® SK2™ reel seat has an exposed-blank design for enhanced sensitivity.
Each rod is fitted with Kigan Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with ultra-hard zirconia rings and ultra-light titanium frames for the ultimate protection against saltwater corrosion. The unique sloped, wide-leg design prevents line tangles with monofilament, fluorocarbon and super braid lines. All thread wraps are protected by two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish for exceptional durability.
The new Legend Xtreme Inshore rods are designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin and are protected by a 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Retail prices range from $380-$390.
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