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ST. CROIX ROD: More Saltwater Rod Options

More Saltwater Rod Options

St. Croix’s Mojo Salt and Mojo Jig families offer multiple conventional and spinning models for hardcore saltwater anglers

 

Park Falls, WI (January 18, 2018) – Think St. Croix has been focused purely on freshwater? Think again. The company has worked diligently over the past year to offer a multitude of new models for the hardcore saltwater angler…

St. Croix has expanded its ever-popular and proven Mojo Salt lineup with eight new rods (three spinning and five conventional) for very specific saltwater applications. Everything from models suited to anglers fishing off piers and jetties to those taming tarpon or making deep drops for jacks and snapper over wrecks and reefs and more, St. Croix has you covered.

The Mojo Salt series from St. Croix features a proprietary blend of SCII graphite with FRS technology and SCI linear S-glass—a dynamic formula that partners perfectly with St. Croix’s IPC® and ART technologies to create a lightweight, durable rod that outperforms all other rods in its class.

Mojo Salt Conventional
Mojo Salt Spinning

 

This advanced blank design, combined with the aluminum-oxide rings and corrosion-resistant black frames of Mojo Salt’s Sea Guide® boat guides, underwraps, premium-grade EVA handle and Kigan hook-keeper fortify the highly structured rod. Mojo Salt also features a Fuji® gimbal on medium-heavy and heavy power models.

Add a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service and Mojo Salt is the obvious choice for anglers searching for a seaworthy rod starting at an affordable $210.

Captain Jim Freda and mate Tommy Freda are big fans of Mojo Salt, operating Shore Catch Sportfishing out of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey. They’re excited about the new models, especially the MSWC76MHF 7’6” medium-heavy, fast action and MSWC76HMF 7’6” heavy power, moderate-fast action conventional rods for their trolling duties – everything from trolling mojo rigs for striped bass to yellowfin and bluefin tuna. “I prefer a little bit longer rod when trolling, a 7’6” over a 7’, to keep the line out of the water more when trolling,” says Captain Jim Freda.

“One of the great things about Mojo Salt rods is St. Croix has designed them with ART, their Advanced Reinforcing Technology, which makes the rods incredibly light and durable. They have a smaller blank, are very light, but you can fight big fish with them. They are the lightest trolling rods I’ve ever felt out there fishing for tuna on other people’s boats. At the same time, they’re more comfortable to fight fish on. The other thing is they give you plenty of power and leverage to lay into and subdue big fish,” says mate Tommy Freda.

Captain Freda adds: “The other thing I’ll say is I like the way they look. They’re a real high-end, sharp-looking rod. My customers always take a second look.”

FEATURES

  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology.
  • Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™).
  • Dynamic blend of premium quality SCII graphite with FRS and super premium, linear S-glass for unparalleled strength and durability.
  • Sea Guide® boat rod guides with aluminum-oxide rings and corrosion-resistant SS304 black frames.
  • Fuji® DPSH Boat Rod reel seat.
  • Fuji® gimbal on MH and H power models.
  • Premium-grade EVA handle.
  • Kigan hook-keeper.
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
  • Underwraps on guides for added protection.
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
  • Incredibly lightweight and durable saltwater boat, pier and jetty rods.
  • Designed in Park Falls and handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico.

Mojo Jig rods are designed and built specifically to exceed the demands of saltwater jigging—from negligible weight to reduce angler fatigue to featuring blanks with ample strength for lifting big fish off the bottom. Featuring blanks constructed with SCII graphite and pumped with FRS and ART™ technologies for unmatched strength and durability, Mojo Jig rods simply excel at vertical jigging. Along those lines, St. Croix is proud to offer eight models, four spinning and four conventional rods, bringing saltwater anglers the rod powers, action, and lengths requested for various offshore vertical jigging duties.

Mojo JIg Conventional
Mojo Jig Spinning

 

St. Croix pro staffer Joe Balog has spent countless days offshore in Florida waters with the rods and sings their praises. “One of the ways Mojo Jig differs from other vertical jigging rods is they’re really, really light but still powerful enough to move big fish off the bottom, so you get all the torque but reduced fatigue,” says Balog. “Plus, the tooling and technology that go into Mojo Jig is impressive on numerous levels. For example, St. Croix’s Advanced Reinforcing Technology really reduces the chance of the blank failing or breaking in half—they’re really designed to fish with heavy lines for big fish and just not fail.”

Sandy Hook, New Jersey-based St. Croix pro staffer and captain of Waterman Charters, Rob Radlof, echoes these sentiments, fishing various Mojo Jig models for a wide variety of saltwater species. “The Mojo Jig MJJS66MMF 6’6” medium power, moderate-fast action spinning rod for 60-100 gram jigs is probably the most versatile saltwater rod there is in our area. I’ve caught striped bass, bluefish, and tuna on that rod. It’s very powerful for its size, plus it’s the perfect rod to hand to customers and you just know it’s going to perform and not break. It’ll get the job done for a lot of different techniques and it just holds up. Then the MJJS66MHMF 6′ 6″ medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action 200 gram jig rod is what we’re using for bluefin and yellowfin tuna throwing any size jig, even throwing some stickbaits and small topwater poppers. Moving up to the 5′ 8″ heavy power, moderate-fast action MJJS58HMF, we’ve jigged amberjack down in North Carolina with it and that rod is an absolute beast. Move up from there to the 5′ 8″ extra-heavy power, moderate-fast action MJJS58XHMF and you have a great rod for jigging sharks off bridges in Florida and really monstrous fish. Really, they all excel, it’s just a matter of your application. The combination of sensitivity, light weight, strength, and power is unparalleled. To be able to land the size fish we do on rods that weigh nine to ten ounces is nothing short of amazing—and all at a real-world $200 price point anglers can afford, not to mention an awesome 5-year warranty.”

FEATURES

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

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