St. Croix is a fishing rod company deeply rooted in history and tradition. The company was created in 1948 when Bob and Bill Johnson created the first multi-piece fishing rod. Since the bamboo days, St. Croix has evolved with the industry by creating fiberglass rods then pushing industry innovation toward graphite. St. Croix makes a huge lineup of saltwater and freshwater rods, both fly rods and conventional tackle rods. St. Croix fly rods are state-of-the-art and some of the best in today’s fly fishing market.
The Legend Elite is a top St. Croix’s rod series. The St. Croix Legend Elite series comes in both freshwater and saltwater builds. The freshwater rods are well-balanced, super responsive, and incredibly durable. The rod blank of the Legend Elite is made with High-modulus/high-strain SCV graphite with FRS and carbon-matte scrim to provide legendary strength to every fly fishing rod. The Legend Elite rods also have two coats of flex coat slow cure finish which adds style and functionality to the freshwater and saltwater series. The Saltwater Legend Elite has the backbone to make long casts but maintains the feel and balance present in its freshwater counterpart. This rod series is designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.
Another stellar rod series from St. Croix is the Bank Robber rod series. These rods were designed with the help of Kelly Galloup and are great streamer fishing tools. The Bank Robber series allows anglers to turn over big flies and sink tips. These rods were designed for chucking the big bug from a boat or from the bank. The Bank Robber series reflects St. Croix craftsmanship and is a viable mid-priced rod option for the streamer enthusiast.
St. Croix makes two-handed rods, too. The St. Croix Imperial Switch Fly Rod is a one- or two-handed fly rod that is lightweight and extremely versatile. These rods have Kigan Master Hand 3D stripper guides that allow fly line to be stripped effectively. They also have a slim profile and lightweight build to improve on water maneuverability and casting. The Imperial Switch Fly Rod series is perfect for long days swinging streamers for trout or steelhead.
Finally, St. Croix makes a rod series called the Sole Fly Rod Series. These rods are designed to be two piece boat rods. The rods are incredibly light and have a unique design that encourages delicacy and power. These rods aren’t the easiest to transport, but their two-piece design creates an extremely fluid casting stroke. These rods come in a variety of line weights, 4wt-12wt, and are made to be fished in a plethora of conditions.
St. Croix continues to produce fly rods that are leaders in industry innovation. St. Croix rods are practical, durable, and made for the whole spectrum of fishing conditions and situations. While St. Croix continues to innovate, they haven’t lost touch with their storied history. Their contribution to the fly fishing world continues to provide quality gear at affordable prices.