REVEALLED – New St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass GRASP Swimbait Rods!
A trio of all-new Legend Tournament Bass swimbait models will be unveiled next week at the ICAST 2022 New Product Showcase, firmly establishing a new standard in heavy-bass-lure rod design and performance. These three all-new swimbait rods, designed to excel in the presentation of swimbaits and Alabama rigs, bring the newly reimagined Legend Tournament Bass Series to a total of 27 distinct technique-specific high-performance models for anglers’ benefit.
The Legend Tournament Bass swimbait rods are the first-ever contemporary St. Croix rods to be released with proprietary St. Croix-designed and manufactured componentry – in this case, the all-new St. Croix GRASP (patent pending) real seat.
GRASP effectively combats the hand and wrist fatigue that occurs when casting and retrieving heavy lures and battling large, powerful fish. GRASP achieves this by always keeping the wrist properly aligned while providing the most comfortable and efficient grip on the rod and casting reel – straight and in line with the rod in the ultimate palming position, not canted back when casting or forward when retrieving, as is common with traditional casting-rod grips. As a result, you have complete control over both the rod and the fish.
The new Legend Tournament Bass swimbait rods feature all of St. Croix’s top technologies, including IPC, ART, FRS, and TET, in addition to their distinct hybrid blank designs. When combined with IPC (Integrated Poly Curve) mandrel technology, St. Croix’s new SCIV+ material has been praised for its ability to transmit energy by rod engineers and beta-test anglers. For smoother actions, IPC removes hinge points during the layup process, and ART (Advanced Reinforcing Technology) reinforces key transition areas.
• Next-generation technique-specific SCIV+ hybrid carbon fiber blanks
• Fortified Resin System (FRS) technology
• Advanced Reinforcing TechnologyTM (ARTTM)
• Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
• Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) blank design
• K-Style tangle-free guides with Alconite rings
• St. Croix GRASP reel seat with ergonomic complimenting componentry
• Precision machined aluminum reel seat nut
• Full-grip super grade cork handles
• Model specific hook keepers
• 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
• Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A. for bass anglers worldwide
• Retail price $350 to $395
New Legend Tournament Bass swimbait rods will be available for purchase at St. Croix dealers worldwide and online at stcroixrods.com from the 1st of August 2022.
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