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Saturday, 16 January 2021 04:31

St. Croix Unveils New Rods

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A new year often means new gear and St. Croix is ready to deliver just this with brand new multi-piece Avid Trek, Triumph Travel and Triumph Surf Travel Series rods. 
According to Troy Lidner, a St. Croix pro, fishing-travel specialist, and FLW tournament bass pro, these rods features some of the best sensitivity and strenght for multi-piece rods on the market. Lidner added that typically the more sections a rod has the more sensitivity you would lose, but with the new Avid Trek series you would be hard pressed to notice the difference when comparing it side by side against a one-piece. He has also taken Triumph Travel rods with him on numerous trips around the world without any of them breaking in transit or while fishing.
 
The American-made Avid Trek three-piece travel rods makes use of St. Croix's Integrated Poly Curve mandrel technology along with premium, high-modulus SCIII carbon. The result is smooth power, improved casting accuracy and increased sensitivity. Ryan Teach, Product Manager at St. Croix, stated that the new three-piece Avid Trek series sacrifices nothing performance wise and would be hard to distinguish from premium quality one piece models if you disguised the ferrules. 
 
George Kunkle, a St. Croix pro-sstaffer from Albertville, Alabama, agrees with Teach and expressed how impressed he was by how seamless the Avids are when put together. Although not normally a fan of multi-piece rods he admitted that the Avid Trek series feels like a one-piece product. Even while catching a 42-pound catfish on one of the heavier mdels he never heard a sound or felt any play where the segments came together, Kunkle said. Another St. Croix Pro, Justin Carter of Charleston, SC, agreed that for him the Avid Trek Series were a home run from the first minute he held them. 
 
Check out the the list of St. Croix Avid Trek Models below as well as the list of features offered by these rods.
 
ST. CROIX AVID TREK MODELS
 
6’6” spinning, three-piece, medium power, fast action (ATS66MF3)
7’0” spinning, three-piece, medium-light power, fast action (ATS70MLF3)
7’0” spinning, three-piece, medium power, fast action (ATS70MF3)
7’0” spinning, three-piece, medium-heavy power, fast action (ATS70MHF3)
7’6” spinning, three-piece, medium power, fast action (ATS76MF3)
7’6” spinning, three-piece, medium-heavy power, fast action (ATS76MHF3)
6’6” casting, three-piece, medium-heavy power, fast action (ATC66MHF3)
ST. CROIX AVID TREK FEATURES
 
Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
Premium, high-modulus SCIII carbon
Three-piece construction with slim-profile ferrules and Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ARTTM)
Sea Guide Hero Hi-Grade guides with slim zirconia rings and SS316 stainless gun smoke frames
Fuji® DPS reel seat with gun smoke hoods on spinning models
Fuji® ECS reel seat with gun smoke hoods on casting models
Sea Guide hook keeper
Select-grade cork handle
Carbon Pearl color
Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
Included 1000 Denier nylon-covered hard rod case with divided polypropylene liner
15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
Incredibly light, super sensitive and durable
Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.
Retail prices range from $260-$290
 
The Triumph rod series by St. Croix is collectively one of the best-selling North American-made fishing rod series in the world, but is also being fully reimagined for 2021. This includes being upgraded with cosmetics and new coponents and features six, four-piece Triumph Travel freshwater rods along with two, four-piece Triumph Surf Travel rods. 
 
The Triumph series, has been a big hit for anglers who appreciate high-performance without the associated high cost and are built from premium SCII carbon. Not only does SCII carbon have a higher strain rate than the fibers commonly used by other rod manufacturers, but it is also lightweight, durable and sensitive. Along with a refreshed logo the travel models are also receiving new colors for 2021. In addition, all Triump rods for 2021 will now have modernized features, including Sea Guide Atlas Performance slim aluminum-oxide guides with black frames, premium-grade cork handles and two beautiful coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish. Check out the list of St. Croix Triump Travel Models below and visit the official website for more information on all these rods. 
 
5’6” spinning, four-piece, ultra-light power, fast action (TSR56ULF4)
6’0” spinning, four-piece, light power, fast action (TSR60LF4)
6’6” spinning, four-piece, medium-light power, fast action (TSR66MLF4)
6’6” spinning, four-piece, medium power, fast action (TSR66MF4)
6’6” spinning, four-piece, medium-heavy power, fast action (TSR66MHF4)
6’6” casting, four-piece, medium-heavy power, fast action (TCR66MHF4)
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