St. Croix Unveils Legend Trek Travel Rods
Long before TV’s white-bearded cerveza pitchman became a pop culture icon, auteur-anglers Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey were The Most Interesting Men In The World.
And, if Hemingway and Grey were alive today, fishing and arm-wrestling their way around the globe, St. Croix’s NEW Legend Trek Series travel rods would perfectly complement their rucksacks filled with half-emptied bottles of Château Mouton-Rothschild, Romeo y Julieta cigars, Moleskin diaries and Montblanc pens.
It’s no stretch to imagine “Papa” leaning over a Bimini bar: “I don’t always travel to fish, but when I do, I carry my own St. Croix Legend Trek.”
Truth is, retailer rod racks are overrun with technique-specific rods of all size, shape, description and price point. Yet, good luck finding a travel rod that so fully and completely excites you, it becomes the very impetus for travel. Not to say that you have to travel to fish them. Our guess is you’ll use the Trek every chance you get.
Simply, St. Croix’s Legend Trek is the finest travel rod ever built—exactly the combination of artistry, form and function that – until now – discriminating fresh and saltwater anglers have only imagined.
For starters, the St. Croix Legend Trek fishes like a one-piece rod, thanks largely to slim-profile ferrules that not only reduce weight but add loads of strength where and when it matters – like standing in the surf and launching baits into Neptune’s big guns.
“We challenged our team to build the very best travel rod we could make,” said St. Croix Vice President of Brand Management, Jeff Schluter. “We combined all of our most sophisticated technologies and materials and brought them into the travel rod product category with the intent to build the rod every serious traveling angler has been asking for.”
Schluter continues: “What emerged in Legend Trek is a rod series that is stronger, lighter and more sensitive than rods built with standard tapers and resins. They’re built on high-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite blanks using our Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling and proprietary Fortified Resin System (FRS) technologies, so they represent the very best of what we can do. Each rod is further strengthened with Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™) throughout the blank. All said and done, Legend Trek is a showcase of what we can do in a category that presents a lot of challenges.”
The components are similarly high-end and 100% saltwater proof, including Kigan® Master Hand Zero Tangle guides with ultra-hard zirconia rings and titanium frames, as well the wind checks and handle trim pieces. And all thread wraps are expertly sealed with two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish for beauty and longevity. The Legend Trek models also feature super-grade cork handles and premium Fuji® reel seats with exclusive E-finish hoods.
Choose from eight 3-piece spinning and casting rods ranging from 7 to 7-½ feet in length, all of which pack down to 32” or less. The included rugged carrying case with handle and divided polypropylene liner is short enough to strap to backpacks, fit into a duffle bag, or even hand-carry through TSA checkpoints as a hassle-free carry on.
The St. Croix Legend Trek features a 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Retail prices range from $460 - $530.
White beard and savoir-faire not included.
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