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ST. CROIX ROD: Rip Your Chatterbait!

St. Croix Introduces

Two New RIP-N-CHATTER RODS

2020 Legend Glass & Mojo Bass Glass models for crankbaits, rattlebaits and Chatterbaits

Park Falls, WI (March 12, 2019) – Building on extensive customer feedback, St. Croix is proud to introduce two rods designed specifically for fishing crankbaits, rattlebaits and Chatterbaits—techniques seeming to get more play day after day for their near magical fish-catching potential.

“As more and more anglers from coast to coast utilize these techniques we started to hear that glass rods designed specifically for the approaches were needed. Our response? Set about designing them as soon as possible and utilize our extensive testing machinery inside and outside the factory to fine tune them to fish like no other rods had before for lipless crankbaits, Chatterbaits, and more,” says Jesse Simpkins, Director of Marketing, St. Croix.

The feedback from testers was strong. Throughout the extensive testing stages, the rods proved highly effective for ripping lipless or lipped crankbaits out of vegetation and outstanding for throwing both swim jigs and Chatterbaits. Additionally, testers Carter and Rose Lee Koza won two tournaments throwing Chatterbaits on the prototype Legend Glass LGC72HM.

So, without further ado, meet the Legend Glass LGC72HM casting rod, a 7’2” heavy power, moderate action Chatterbait weapon comprised of super premium linear S-glass, with a price tag of $260.

Fans of Chatterbaits and rattlebaits should also rejoice over the Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM / RIP-N-CHATTER, a 7’2” heavy power, moderate action stick with a real-world $160 price tag, making the rod within reach of anglers on all budgets.

Weaponize the Legend Glass LGC72HM or Mojo Bass Glass MGC72HM / RIP-N-CHATTER with the MOAB (Mother of all Baits): Z-Man Jackhammer Chatterbait.

 

FLW angler and St. Croix pro George Kunkel was one of the first to test the Legend Glass LGC72HM and he was blown away from the get-go. “St. Croix contacted me to test a rod and told me it was going to be a rod for ripping Rat-L-Traps and Chatterbaits. I didn’t really know what to expect. St. Croix shipped me the Legend Glass LGC72HM and from the very first cast it was absolutely amazing! I’m out there in the boat by myself and I’m laughing and talking to myself. It was just unbelievable that a glass rod could be so perfect first time out. It takes a pretty special rod to do this kind of fishing. It has to be tough and powerful enough to rip a bait out of the grass but at the same time be able to have a lot of control for casting. I started throwing a ½-ounce Rat-L-Trap and it worked great. Then I pulled out a ChatterBait and did the same thing with it. It’s like a dream come true for how we fish down here. The control you have is amazing and the sensitivity is so good you can tell right away when a bait is grabbing the grass and rip it out. But you can rip fast enough you don’t get any grass on your baits. I’ve been looking like a rod like this for a long time. Unless you’ve really put one in your hand before, you really don’t understand how much different of a technique rod it has to be. You need a rod that on the bottom section is probably comparable to a flippin’ stick but a moderate tip for sensitivity and to make the good casts. This rod has got it all,” says Kunkel.

ABOUT LEGEND GLASS

  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology.
  • Super premium, 100% linear S-glass.
  • Fuji® K-Series tangle-free guides with Alconite® rings and Corrosion Control™ (CC™) matte finish frames.
  • Fuji® ECS reel seat with frosted silver hood on most models. Fuji PSS-SD palming reel seat with frosted silver hood on LGC711HM & LGC88HM.
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat with frosted silver hood on spinning model.
  • Split-grip/super-grade cork handle.
  • Kigan hook-keeper.
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
  • 15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
  • Designed for crankbaits and other lures ideally matched to a moderate action rod.
  • Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.

ABOUT MOJO BASS GLASS

  • Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology.
  • Super premium, 100% linear S-glass.
  • Kigan Master Hand 3D guides featuring slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings with black frames.
  • Fuji® ECS reel seat with black hood on casting models.
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods on spinning model.
  • Split-grip/premium-grade cork handle.
  • Kigan hook-keeper.
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
  • Crankbait-specific bass series designed for superior performance.
  • Designed in Park Falls and handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico.

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