#bestrodsonearth Posts

Had the chance to handle the newly remodeled Legend Tournament Walleye, Bass, and Musky Rods over the weekend and was really impressed. Driven by customer demand, the picture shows the return to full-cork handles for the walleye models. Personally I’m fired up to use the brand new walleye crankbait rod for throwing small crankbaits on spinning tackle. Its the LWS70MM, a 7’0” rod in medium power and moderate action. Perfect for casting small Flicker Shads, Salmos, and light Rapala crankbaits. Pair it with a Daiwa Ballistic 2500 reel and its game on!! For more info check out the e-catalog at https://issuu.com/st.croixrod #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwausa

It's Day 3 of the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo. Stop by the St. Croix Rods booth. #bestrodsonearth

Day Two of Chicagoland Fishing Expo at Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Stop by the St. Croix Rods booth and say hello! Also check out the new Daiwa linecounter reels in the Lexa 300 and 400 size! Hours 12-8 today, open tomorrow and Sunday as well. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwa #daiwareels

Winter gold! Thank you #StCroixRods Legend Black Ice LBI30L.#IceFishing #Walleye #BestRodsOnEarth #LegendBlackIce

With duck season winding it can only mean one thing. It's time to get the best rods on earth back on the water. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #bassx

Today is Day One of the Chicagoland Fishing Travel and Outdoor Expo out in Schaumburg at the Renaissance Convention Center. Please visit the St. Croix Rods booth to see hundreds of rods on display to meet your fishing needs. Retailers are at the show for purchase. Also ask about the many new rods for 2018 including the brand new Legend X, our top of the line freshwater rod! Show runs today through Sunday. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

Honored to be on the Celebrity slate for the Fly Fishing Show this weekend at Raritan Center in Edison. I will be presenting Year Round Striped Bass on the Fly, Friday 4:45pm, Saturday 12:15pm, Sunday 1:30pm in the Strike room. Show Hours:Friday: 9am6:00pm, Saturday:8:30am-6:00pm, Sunday: 9am4:30pm #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

Often asked what's our go to rod for spring Striped Bass fishing. You want a rod that can cast plugs, snag and drop, and even throw lighter softbaits. The St. Croix Avid inshore 7'6 Heavy does it all and then some ! Equally sporty for smaller fish as it is meaty enough for larger 40# plus Striped Bass. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

A great Carp Rod starts with the foundation; the mandrel upon which all that exotic carbon fiber is wrapped. Because the St. Croix Avid Carp Series of Rods are the only Carp Rods in the World to use our exclusive IPC mandrel technology, you can enjoy a Rod that is easy and accurate to cast, provides power with finesse when fighting big fish, and is among the strongest and lightest on the market. Add to that great design, top quality materials, and a handcrafted product made in the US, and you have a price to performance winning combination. https://youtu.be/x5qX0Q0SBpc #StCroixRods #BestRodsOnEarth

For those finicky biters you need very sensitive rods. #StCroixRods make the most sensitive rods in the market being the #LegendBlackIce rods the #BestRodsOnEarth for #IceFishing. I love my LBI30 for hard-to-feel bites during winter. What's in your ice fishing arsenal?

I have had a lot of questions about the New St. Croix Rods Legend Tournament Series.  Here it is in a nutshell.


2018 Redefined Legend Tournament Series(includes Bass, Walleye and Musky)


First and foremost, the reputable high-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with FRS has not changed.


This rod is still packed with the ART technology and IPC tooling that you have grown to Love. Proudly Made in the USA.


Here is what you can look for as far as advancements in these rods,


All of our Walleye Legend Tournament Series rods are now Full Cork.


I am very excited to share that St. Croix has added 2 new Walleye Spinning rods to the lineup:

Shallow Cranker 7 Medium, Moderate LWS70MM. 

Deep Cranker 7 Medium Heavy, Moderate LWS70MHM.  


The Reel Seats for the Bass and Walleye are as follows.


Fuji TVS Blank-Touch with Built in hood for the Spinning Rods(Photo attached).

Fuji PTS Blank-Touch with built in hood for the Casting Rods(Photo attached). 


For our Legend Tournament Musky Rods,

Fuji TCS or PLS-SD deluxe reel seat with frosted silver hood. 

Fuji MGST tangle-free top with SIC ring. 


For 2018 we have refined guide trains and restyled cork handles as well for the entire series.

Guide trains are now all Fuji K-Series tangle free guides with Alconite rings and Corrosion Control (CC) matte finish.  


Alconite is a breakthrough blend that has incredible strength and hardness but is 35% lighter and 50% stronger than competitive products.

These rings are Braid Tough with exceptionally long-casting and have tested 7 times more corrosion resistant than standard stainless steel.


You should start seeing these rods in stores soon if not already. Also, now is a great opportunity to search for trade shows in your area with a St. Croix Rods factory booth. Be sure to stop by and say hi to us in the booth. We are there to answer your questions and we will have these rods on display for you to handle along with vendor booths at the shows for you to purchase and or order.


I will be at the Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo Jan 25 - 28. Feel free to email me questions csmith7727@comcast.net and/or stop by the show.  







Get your Mojo on! Check em out at our winter shows! #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

Another good day playing with the avid glass 26 panfish rods. Nice tip for detecting bites and a great action. #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods #MercuryProTeam

A break in the weather results in January rainbows! The 8' 6" St Croix Legend Elite 5wt rocks!#stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #winterflyfishing #rainbowtrout

Scouting some new water with a buddy produced some nice panfish. Hope they stick around tomorrow. #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods #MercuryProTeam

January 26-28 Raritan Center Edison NJ. The world's largest fly fishing show! I'll be presenting all three days striped bass on our St Croix fly rods! #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

St. Croix After Sunset. Im sure all of us Mid-Western Carp Anglers are looking forward to more summer evenings like this in 2018. Heres a Blue Hour Portrait of three of my ACS120MHMF2s. #StCroixRods #AvidCarpSeries #BestRodsOnEarth

70 Years of Excellence. North American Made. Snag a new lid with the purchase of a new rod! #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth http://stcroixrods.com/resources/current-promotions/

Weather finally got above freezing so I got out on Lake Guntersville for a few hours. I was able to get five bites, all on a River2Sea jerkbait moved painfully slow. Biggest fish pictured. Equipment: Rod, St. Croix Xtreme 68MXK, Line, 10lb Seaguar Tatsu, Jerkbait, River2Sea Jerk Shad D78 in Aurora. #bestrodsonearth #xtreme #river2sea #tatsu