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New St. Croix Mojo Bass TRIGON selected by the sportfishing industry as Best New Freshwater Rod at ICAST 2023
Advancing and showcasing its mission to handcraft the Best Rods on Earth® that give all anglers the upper hand, St. Croix Rod of Park Falls, Wisconsin unveiled eight completely reengineered or expanded rod series at ICAST 2023 in Orlando last week. New-for-2024 product introductions include the new Mojo Bass and Mojo Bass Glass TRIGON Series, reimagined Avid Series, upgraded Avid Inshore Series, all-new Connect Series fly rods, improved Bass X Series, all-new Panfish Ice Combos, expanded Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series, and the extended Legend Tournament Pike Series.
Best New Freshwater Rod
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades’ (ICAST) New Product Showcase Awards recognize the best new fishing products in multiple categories each year. Voted on by attending product buyers and members of the sportfishing media, these “Best of Category” awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the fishing tackle industry and are fiercely competitive.
St. Croix Rod was awarded top honors last Wednesday evening in the Freshwater Rod category of the ICAST 2023 New Product Showcase Awards for the new Mojo Bass Series, which features St. Croix’s proprietary TRIGON handle and Dynamix reel seat.
“St. Croix offers our congratulations to the companies who earned honors in the other categories of this year’s highly competitive ICAST New Product Showcase Awards,” says St. Croix Brand Manager, Ryan Teach. “Winning one of these awards takes innovative ideas, dedication, investment, hard work, and execution on behalf of the anglers who ultimately benefit. We’re humbled and honored that the industry professionals who make a living selling or reporting on fishing tackle selected Mojo Bass TRIGON as the best new freshwater rod amidst a packed category. Everyone in the St. Croix family feels great pride and a real sense of gratitude for this recognition, but this award is really for our anglers – anglers who will feel as much satisfaction and pride in using one of these incredible new rods as we feel in making them.”
Mojo Bass TRIGON Available August 1
Mojo Bass TRIGON is a comprehensive bass-rod series built on a proven, high-performance platform that pushes limits and sets new standards in angler control and comfort with new, science-based ergonomic advancements. The all-new assortment includes 34 lengths, powers, and actions – 25 casting and 9 spinning – to support all of today’s bass-fishing techniques with radically improved performance from exhaustively researched anthropometric design.
TRIGON’s design is based on actual anthropometric data of the human hand. “Our unique TRIGON handle recognizes that the human hand does not form a circle when closed. It conforms to the angler instead of the angler having to conform to the rod,” says Teach. “TRIGON features a curved, triangular profile with a rounded inner apex and a flattened top curve. The results are a more comfortable grip so anglers can fish longer while exercising increased control to maximize power and accuracy.
St. Croix Mojo Bass and Mojo Bass Glass TRIGON Series Features25 casting models and nine spinning models, designed and precision crafted for excellence in any bass-fishing technique Advanced, high-modulus SCIII carbon fiber blanks for an optimal combination of lightweight sensitivity with exceptional durability Mojo Bass Glass models feature super-premium 100% linear S-glass blanks Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology Ultra-durable, rigid stainless-steel guides with aluminum-oxide rings Anthropometrics-driven split-grip St. Croix TRIGON agglomerated cork handles with premium EVA accents for dramatically increased comfort and control Ergonomic St. Croix Dynamix reel seat with machined aluminum locking nut Ergonomic St. Croix GRASP handle – integrated with TRIGON handle and Dynamix reel seat – on select swimbait casting models (JOC710HF, JOC710XHF, and JOC83XXHFT) 5-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service Designed in Park Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and handcrafted in North America (Fresnillo, Mexico) for bass anglers worldwide Retail price $165 to $270
St. Croix Mojo Bass and Mojo Bass Glass TRIGON Series Casting ModelsJOC68MXF – 6’8”, medium power, extra-fast action, casting / Retail $175 JOC610MLMF – BFS – 6’10”, medium-light power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $175 JOC610MM* – 6’10”, medium power, moderate action, casting / Retail $165 JOC70MHMF – 7’0”, medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $180 JOC70HF – 7’0”, heavy power, fast action, casting / Retail $180 JOC71MLMF – BFS – 7’1”, medium-light power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $180 JOC71MF – 7’1”, medium power, fast action, casting / Retail $180 JOC71MHF – 7’1”, medium-heavy power, fast action, casting / Retail $180 JOC72MM* – 7’2”, medium power, moderate action, casting / Retail $175 JOC72MHM – 7’2”, medium-heavy power, moderate action, casting / Retail $185 JOC72MHMF – 7’2”, medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $185 JOC72HM* – 7’2”, heavy power, moderate action, casting / Retail $185 JOC73MHF – 7’3”, medium-heavy power, fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC73HMF – 7’3”, heavy power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC73HXF – 7’3”, heavy power, extra-fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC74MHM* – 7’4”, medium-heavy power, moderate action, casting / Retail $195 JOC74HF – 7’4”, heavy power, fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC75MHF – 7’5”, medium-heavy power, fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC76HMF – 7’6”, heavy power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $195 JOC710HM – 7’10”, heavy power, moderate action, casting / Retail $220 JOC710HF – 7’10”, heavy power, fast action, GRASP casting / Retail $250 JOC710XHM – 7’10”, extra-heavy power, moderate action, casting / Retail $230 JOC710XHF – 7’10”, extra-heavy power, fast action, GRASP casting / Retail $260 JOC711HMF – 7’11”, heavy power, moderate-fast action, casting / Retail $230 JOC83XXHFT – 8’3”, extra-extra-heavy power, fast action, telescopic, GRASP casting / Retail $270
* Mojo Bass Glass / 100% Linear S-Glass
St. Croix Mojo Bass TRIGON Series Spinning Models
New Mojo Bass and Mojo Bass Glass TRIGON rods will be available to anglers at St. Croix dealers worldwide and online beginning August 1. Other new-for-2024 St. Croix rod series available at St. Croix dealers on August 1 include Avid, Avid Inshore, Bass X, and Onchor.
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About St. Croix Rod
Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly producing the “Best Rods on Earth” for 75 years. Combining state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with skilled craftsmanship, St. Croix is the only major producer to still build rods entirely from design through manufacturing. The company remains family-owned and operates duplicate manufacturing facilities in Park Falls and Fresnillo, Mexico. With popular trademarked series such as Legend®, Legend Xtreme®, Avid®, Premier®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.
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