St. Croix Introduces New Legend Ultra Fly Rods
St.Croix Fishing Rods- Park Falls,WI – Following last season’s widely acclaimed redesign and reengineering of the Legend Ultra fly rod series, St.Croix introduces 14 new rods to its lineup for 2005. Already one of fly fishing’s most popular series of rods, the new generation of Legend Ultras are faster, smoother and stronger.
Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology and slim profile ferrules – top-of-the-line features integrated from St. Croix’s Legend Elite fly rods – now come standard on Ultra’s, offering anglers outstanding performance at a superb value.
“Last year we completely redesigned the very popular Legend Ultra fly series by adding IPC (Integrated Poly Curve) and ART (Advanced Reinforcing Technology) to the blanks.The added technology has taken hold, and anglers have responded enthusiastically,” says Jeff Schluter, St. Croix’s Vice President of Marketing.
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Highlighting the 2005 additions are signature rods from highly respected Yellowstone guide and fly shop owner, Bob Jacklin (8'6", 5 wt., 4 pc., model #U865.4); guide, instructor, writer and Fishing Hall of Fame member, Bob Clouser (8'9", 8 wt., 4 pc., model #U898.4); and saltwater fly specialist, guide and author, Bob Popovics (10'6", 9 wt., 4 pc., model #U1069.4).
Legend Ultras will be available in a total of 33 models in 2-, 4- and 5-piece designs.The rods are built in Park Falls,Wisconsin, from St. Croix’s proprietary SCIV graphite utilizing IPC Technology and Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART).They feature hard-chrome plated single-foot guides and Fuji Alconite stripper guides on 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-weight models. Hard-chrome oversized snake guides are provided on two 6-weights (saltwater and 10-foot model) and all 7-, 8-, 9-, 10- and 12-weight rods.Trout rods feature REC nickel-silver reel seats with bird’s-eye maple inserts, and heavier line models feature REC hard-anodized, aluminum reel seats with double-locking rings. All models come with super-grade cork handles and a rugged rod case with divided polypropylene liner. Retail prices remain virtually unchanged at $290 - $390.
St. Croix Rod is a family-owned manufacturer of high-performance graphite and fiberglass fishing rods located in Park Falls,Wisconsin.The company offers a complete line of premium,American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite, Legend Ultra,Avid Series, Imperial, Premier and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers.
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