St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass Spinning Rod
Great rod. Ok handle
I ordered this rod and didn't realize how small the cork split handle/grip was. It was uncomfortable to me since my pinky and ring finger weren't able to fit on the handle and I didn't feel like I had a good grip. The sensitivity and action of the rod was amazing though. If you're interested in this rod I would suggest holding one in the store first to see if you like the way it feels. I ended up exchanging it for the St Croix Legend elite spinning rod since it has a full handle grip.
July 31, 2014
Great fishing rod
I'm in the middle of my vacation and have been fishing everyday with my St. Croix Mojo Bass Spinning rods. I decided to step it up and ordered the LTB Wacky Style spinning rod and paired it with a Shimano Stradic FJ 2500.
I've been fishing with it for the last 3 days and to be honest I thought I wouldn't like it. It felt different than the Mojo Bass rods (which I like very much). I changed the way I held the rod and now I love it! The section where the reel attaches to the handle is very comfortable a lot better than the MB. It feels more "Solid" and a lot stronger than the Mojo Bass rods. It might be just a little more sensitive than the MB (maybe).It also weighs (according to my scale) 10 gm less than my Mojo Bass Wacky Style spinning rod.
It's a terrific fishing rod
September 9, 2013
Pure power and feel
I paired the 7'1" MHF with a Stradic CI4 3000 and this is by far the best rod I have ever fished. The rod will cast light lures as far as you want with great accuracy.
June 8, 2013
Great but in different ways
I bought the 6'10 ML XF version specifically for drop shotting. I paired it with a Stradic Ci4 2500 and all the trimmings.
It is sensitive but the tip is not as soft as I expected but it does have a lot of power so take that for what it is worth.
Where this rod has excelled is for working lighter jigs. I use this rod with hair jigs and I have a new dynamite combo.
St Croix must have a different rating because the rod does not feel like a ML. It is very sensitive and combined with a Ci4, it is a very light out fit.
I'll continue to experiment with it for drop shotting but I might turn to a Loomis for a dedicated drop shot rod. However for lighter jigs, this will be my go-to combo.
May 17, 2012