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Hi lads,

Will St. Croix beat the Japanese bass rods ?
I think the do !

The new Legend Elite Salmon & Steelhead rods are amazing in all ways
Just 5.5 oz (156 grams) for a 2,70 mtr. heavy (14-56 gr.) model is amazing in my opinion.

A perfect fast action, Fuji guides and reel seat, wonderfull casting.
Cork grip, the best option en less weight

I think the perfect bass rod is born !!

http://www.stcroixrods.com/product/fres ... gend-elite
 

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Unfortunately, there are some misunderstandings around in regards to saltwater and non-saltwater safe rod components :) :) :)

Besides the fact these rods are fitted with cork grips the rest of the components are exactly as saltwater friendly as the ones used on the bulk of the French & Japanese bass spinning rods, including Tenryu.

The Fuji VSS reel seat is exactly the same used on fresh or salt spinning rods. The Fuji Titanium coated stainless steel SIC rings are actually a whisker more saltwater resistant than the standard stainless steel version that are used on Tenryu, and many other rods.

The blank this St Croix rod is based is simply fantastic and my latest custom rod will be based on a 7.6 feet medium heavy, fast action version of this blank.
 

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Vidar6 said:
The blank this St Croix rod is based is simply fantastic and my latest custom rod will be based on a 7.6 feet medium heavy, fast action version of this blank.
Where do you recommend buying a St. Croix Legend elite rod from as I have looked on the tackle warehouse site (USA)and when you start going through the payment and you choose the country to be shipped, the UK is not an option!
 

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Where do you recommend buying a St. Croix Legend elite rod from as I have looked on the tackle warehouse site (USA)and when you start going through the payment and you choose the country to be shipped, the UK is not an option!
Tackle Warehouse does indeed ship to the UK and the best way of proceeding is to send them an email and ask a quote on shipping :) :) :)
 

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Thanks again Vidar.
Finding this new rod is beginning to be a pain at times. 7'6" sounds perfect

Can't find no 7'6" St.Croix on there?
 

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Why not buy the blank and build your own custom? That's what i did - 2 custom travel st croixs for less than the cost of one stock version. All top comonents too Fuji sic titanium concept guides fugi reel seat split cork rear grips

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Me and Kev first started to look at the St Croix rods over 10 years ago and they were causing a stir even then in the fly rodding circles.

They were, in my opinion the equal of Scott and Wilson etc even then.

I've heard they are loved in some Walleye circles which tells me they have great bite transmission.

We pronounced it like we would in french and no one followed us.

The yanks say...Saint Craw~Oi And not the San Qu-ah we like we would say.
 
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