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ICAST: MOJO JIG Revealed

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Got the Butterflies? Get the Net.

St. Croix’s new saltwater-strong Mojo Jig conducts the flight of the butterfly

Park Falls, WI (June 8, 2017) – The fiercest fish come from the fathoms. There might be nastier fighters in a Jules Verne league – three miles a measure – but for the sake of realistic man vs. fish tussles with the Seven Seas, let’s keep it to the first 1,000-feet or so from the surface…

There might not be a more dynamic and dramatic method in fishing – stroking a heavier-than-a-hand grenade lure spastically up and down while reeling like a dragster burning rubber. The technique goes by the mundane name of “deep or vertical jigging,” but should probably be dubbed “torn rotator cuff and utter exhaustion jigging.”

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Fact of the matter, though, is that some of the oceans’ most ferocious catches – tuna, amberjack, kingfish, bonito, snapper and grouper – come from directly underneath the boat, hundreds of feet below your flip-flops. And deep jigging better be part of your repertoire, or plan to pass fish along to the next vessel whose crew is adept at this speed-demon approach.

For decades – even to this day – the rod manufacturing universe, by and large, has offered an unexceptional selection of deep jigging rods. Core attributes being excessively supple and virtually unbreakable. The problem with a rod meeting that description is that it doesn’t fight a fish well or prompt a butterfly jig to dance to its potential. Mojo Jig executes beautifully during both the presentation and fish-catching stages.

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St. Croix’s approach, per usual, is considering the core technique and engineering-in superior components and features to maximize performance and minimize failure. And so it is with the new Mojo Jig, a comprehensive series of conventional level-wind and spinning rods.

At the epicenter is a stalwart blank manufactured with premium-quality SCII graphite with FRS (Fortified Resin System). Combined with ART™ (Advanced Reinforcing Technology™), Mojo Jig delivers incomparable strength and durability.

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True saltwater-grade components give Mojo Jig the utmost in corrosion protection and saltwater stamina. Sea Guide guides with corrosion-resistant SS304 frames and aluminum-oxide rings fend off saltwater deterioration while challenging tuna to tug. Conventional models boast a Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat with black hood, while spinning versions sport a Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods. In both cases, the end result is comfort and reliability while jigging and fighting fish.

Other Mojo Jig amenities include a Premium EVA handle – not the cheap stuff that slips in your hands and crumbles away over time. A Kigan hook-keeper secures the biggest of butterflies while crashing out to sea. Two-coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish add both beauty and beastliness. And underwraps on the guides add a final note of saltwater protection.

Mojo Jig retails for $200 and comes with a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

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Mojo Jig Key Features:

  • Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™)
  • Premium-quality SCII graphite with FRS for unparalleled strength and durability
  • Designed specifically for saltwater vertical jigging applications
  • Sea Guide guides with corrosion-resistant SS304 frames and aluminum-oxide rings
  • Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat with black hood on conventional models
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods on spinning models
  • Premium EVA handle
  • Kigan hook-keeper
  • Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
  • Underwraps on guides for added blank protection
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service

Retail price $200

There might not be a more dynamic and dramatic method in fishing – stroking a heavier-than-a-hand grenade lure spastically up and down while reeling like a dragster burning rubber. The technique goes by the mundane name of “deep or vertical jigging,” but should probably be dubbed “torn rotator cuff and utter exhaustion jigging.”

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