Anyone who has used a fiberglass rod knows how different they behave, play fish, and handle big catches. And now, St Croix is giving anglers a long rod for using the crankbait!
Fiberglass rods are a growing favorite with many anglers, especially in the fly fishing community where companies like Cabelas and TFO are offering fair deals on rods made of glass. These rods offer a much springier cast, they have more backbone for throwing heavier baits, and they snap less when hauling in big bass.
In 2016, BASS overturned an old rule limiting rods to 8 feet or under, thanks to a big push of support from bass anglers. With this change in mind, the virtuoso rodcrafters at St. Croix Rod went immediately to work, and are pleased to unveil the new heavy-power, moderate-action, Legend Glass casting rod (LGC88HM), which spans 8’ 8” from butt to tip.
One of the biggest benefits of glass rods is that it allows more sensitivity: the angler can feel every single little bump and blade of grass that the lure hits. When St. Croix and Bassmaster ELITE Pro Stephen Browning first put a Legend Glass rod in his hands, he knew it would be an instant hit. “Crankbait fishing requires visualization. Your crankbait needs to tell you what it’s doing; if it’s on rock, sand, or mud. Because of the rod’s incredible sensitivity, Legend Glass can absolutely dial-in whatever type of structure you’re fishing.”
Now some rod purest and pescimistic anglers may ask “What kinda difference does a couple of inches give me when fishing?” Browning responds: “With all of the recent emphasis on super-deep cranking techniques, there will be no better addition to the St. Croix Legend Glass series. This longer version of an already incredibly effective rod will allow anglers to increase their casting distance, giving them access to even greater, unfished depths on the retrieve.”
But there’s more to the 8’ 8” Legend Glass story than just longer casts and deeper dives.
“The added length will reduce the stress of all-day cranking,” adds Browning. “The palming reel seat is much like the ones that musky anglers have relied on for years. This reel-seat will allow bass anglers to grip the longer Legend Glass in total comfort, without sacrificing the rod control needed for awesome feel and powerful hooksets.”
Browning, the “Crankmaster General,” continues: “Tournament anglers and serious bassers will be able to keep their magnum-sized crankbaits at maximum depths for longer periods during the retrieve. When the bait stays in the strike zone longer, you get more bites…period!”
Now, we can cast farther and dive deeper than ever imagined, all while fishing with enhanced comfort, grip and control.
Want to see this new sexy beast in person? It is being unveiled at the 2017 BASSMaster Classic!
Legend Glass Model LGC88HM Features:
- Super premium, 100% linear S-glass.
- Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
- Fuji® K Series Concept Tangle Free guides with Alconite rings.
- Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat.
- Split-grip/super-grade cork handle.
- Kigan hook-keeper.
- Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
- 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
- Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin USA.
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