St. Croix Rod’s tagline – Best Rods on Earth – is a bold statement.
After witnessing the engineering, skill, and care that goes into producing each rod, and doing some research (fishing) of our own, we’ve determined that it might also be a true statement.
I’m convinced St. Croix’s Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology, which eliminates all transitional points in the rod blank to provide increased strength and sensitivity, allowed me to detect a light bite and land a beautiful, meaty 14-inch brook trout on Minnesota’s Kadunce River. A local guide told us “they’re typically the size of a Snickers bar.” Two other anglers we came across described them the exact same way.
Of course they’re exaggerating, as fisherman have been known to do, albeit in the opposite direction. I’m told the common size of a brookie in that neck of the woods is 6 to 10 inches. The inch markers on the webbing of my Hoskins net help keep me honest.
Sure, there are other good rods, but St. Croix is producing some of the best, perhaps the very best.