Whether you’re lucky enough to be on the tournament trail or just happy to steal a few hours from “the man,” you never take risks by fishing rods that aren’t up to the task. It’s why you’ll see a good number of St. Croix® Legend Tournament® Walleye and Musky rods anywhere serious anglers congregate. A demanding crowd of hardcore anglers, we’re constantly looking for ways to up the ante. This year is no exception. The re-engineered SCIV blanks not only feature St. Croix’s exclusive ART™ and IPC® technology, but we’ve added NSi (Nano Silica) resin – a 3M technology (3M™ Matrix Resin) – for improved durability. We’re happy to report the result is a supremely well-balanced family of technique-specific rods. Now lighter than ever, especially in the tip section with new, small-sized Fuji® K Series guides, the LTs dominate the fishing conversation in cubicles across the country.
|Model||Technique||Length||Power||Action||PCS||Line Weight||Lure Weight||Rod Weight||Handle||Price|
|LTMU69XHF||Classic Jerk||6'9"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||6.8||2||$ 310|
|TMU69XHF||Classic Jerk||6'9"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||7.5||8||$ 310|
|LTMU73MHF||Downsizer||7'3"||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 2 1/2||6.9||1||$ 300|
|TMU73MHF||Downsizer||7'3"||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 2 1/2||6.7||7||$ 300|
|LTMU76XHF||The Jerk||7'6"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||8.6||3||$ 330|
|TMU76XHF||The Jerk||7'6"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||9.4||9||$ 330|
|LTMU79HMF||Lip Stick||7'9"||H||Mod. Fast||1||30 - 65||2 - 6||7.1||2||$ 320|
|TMU79HMF||Lip Stick||7'9"||H||Mod. Fast||1||30 - 65||2 - 6||7.7||8||$ 320|
|LTMU80MHF||Top-N-Tail||8'||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 3||7.2||2||$ 320|
|TMU80MHF||Top-N-Tail||8'||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 3||7.7||8||$ 320|
|LTMU86MHF||Long Ranger||8'6"||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 3||7.6||4||$ 340|
|TMU86MHF||Long Ranger||8'6"||MH||Fast||1||30 - 50||3/4 - 3||8.5||8||$ 340|
|LTMU86HF||Sling Blade||8'6"||H||Fast||1||40 - 65||2 - 6||9.8||5||$ 350|
|TMU86HF||Sling Blade||8'6"||H||Fast||1||40 - 65||2 - 6||10.4||9||$ 350|
|LTMU86XHF||Big Dawg||8'6"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||4 - 12||9.7||5||$ 360|
|TMU86XHF||Big Dawg||8'6"||XH||Fast||1||50 - 80||4 - 12||10.2||9||$ 360|
|LTMU90HF||Big Nasty||9'||H||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||10.8||6||$ 370|
|TMU90HF||Big Nasty||9'||H||Fast||1||50 - 80||3 - 8||11.5||9||$ 370|
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Swanson's Bait & Tackle is a full service tackle shop located in
northern Minnesota since 1970.
Posted by Jim H on 18th Mar 2016
St. Croix easily makes the sweetest and best muskie rods on the planet, and I own several of them. Other rods that I’ve tried/broken/dumped are Fenwick, Shimano, Maina, Falcon, Loomis, and Cabelas. St Croix is the best by a long ways. Among St Croix the Tournament Legends are totally awesome and worth the price. The Lip Stick and Top-N-Tail all weigh about the same as my 7’ Premier and Avid med-heavies, and the same as my Avid 6’9” heavy muskie rods. The Avids (no longer made) are a little better than the Premier (thinner, more sensitive, and nicer guides). These Tournament Legends are at least twice as nice as the old Avids, and maybe 2-3x better than the Premier. Any St Croix is better than whatever. I like a full handle and these rods use a very high grade of cork. The Legend’s Fuji guides are top notch. Not much point in making/buying a custom rod since you can get a St Croix Tournament Legend for $330 that has about $400 worth of components and you get a lifetime St Croix warranty (never needed to use it, but it’s a nice security blanket).
It took me a while to spring for the St Croix Tournament Legends but now that I’ve bought them I can honestly say they are worth every penny I saved up (and more)! They are sweet!!
As for Swanson’s … totally awesome as well. Lip Stick order showed up in a few days (on a Saturday morning no less). So I ordered the Top-N-Tail and it made the thousand mile trip to my door in record time! I fully recommend Swanson’s as your number one source for gear. Swanson’s service is fantastic!
Posted by Clint on 12th Aug 2013
I got the 8'6 long ranger with full cork handle. Previously I had an 8'6 Pete Maina signature series musky rod. There is no comparison. The St. Croix is incredibly light and strong and makes long casts effortlessly.
Posted by Travis on 16th Aug 2012
This rod is amazing. It weighs basically nothing yet it's super strong and stiff. I can feel every movement of the lure vibrate throughout all parts of the handle including the split grip against my ribs ensuring I won't miss even the slightest of bites. And the service was great. My email got answered right away and I ordered it on Tuesday and got it on Friday. Because of their service and free shipping I will be ordering another for my cousin soon and a different rod through you guys for my dad. Thanks!
All prices are in USD.