St Croix LEC96MHF2 Legend Elite Salmon & Steelhead Casting Rod
St. Croix’s top-of-the-line Legend Elite salmon & steelhead casting and spinning rods employ the most advanced engineering and graphite obtainable to deliver the ultimate in lightweight, ultra-sensitive, super-strong performance.With 19 models available for the most popular salmon and steelhead techniques, the new series represents the current state-of-the-art in rod design and manufacturing.
St. Croix’s proprietary Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology allows our rod designers to create continuous curve tapers, avoiding the inherently weak spots found at the junction points of traditional straight-line compound tapered blanks.The result is a lighter, stronger, more sensitive blank that smoothly stores and releases energy as the rod is loaded and unloaded.
Each Legend Elite features SCV graphite, St. Croix’s advanced, high-modulus, high-strain graphite with a carbon-matte scrim for maximum weight reduction and increased sensitivity. St. Croix then uses their proprietary Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART), an internal reinforcing layer of carbon fibers, to further strengthen and improve hoop strength in the lower sections of the blanks.This technology allows for a thinner overall blank diameter and increased durability while maintaining the strength needed for the longest casts or to fight the most powerful fish.ART is also used in the construction of St. Croix’s low profile ferrules, which are stronger and lighter weight than standard ferrules.The overall result is a lighter, stronger blank that transfers energy from the butt to tip more smoothly than traditional blanks, for longer more effortless casts – and incredible sensitivity.