I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with St. Croix bass fishing rods throughout my lifetime. A few months ago, I was finally able to try some of their new Legend Tournament Bass spinning rods and was nearly overwhelmed by how impressive they were. I get to test a bunch of new fishing rods for my job and it honestly takes a lot to rouse me these days.
You’re going to find a lot of rods out there that are built in the same factories with the same blanks and the only difference will be the aesthetics. That was absolutely not the case with the St. Croix spinning rods I tested, so I’ve been very eager to try their new Legend Tournament Bass Casting Rods. Being a shallow-water angler for a large majority of the year, I wanted to try some of their close-combat options and see what they’re made of.
Fast-forward to today and I wish I had entire front deck-full of them. These new rods are some of the most impressive baitcasting rods I’ve tried in many years….