Musky aficionados are some of the most passionate anglers on the water. Their zeal for the sport extends to their gear, of which they tend to be both critical and demanding. Specific rods are chosen for a targeted presentation or to match current angling conditions… and they’d better deliver.
St. Croix – makers of the rods musky fanatics prefer – offers some exciting news: The highly popular Mojo Musky Series has been reinvented and improved for 2020! The significant upgrades include lighter SCIII carbon blanks; IPC® mandrel technology, which eliminates all transition points in the blank from butt to tip, resulting in rods that are incredibly smooth, strong and sensitive; custom Winn split-grip handles for improved grip; and new upgraded hardware. Musky anglers can now choose from 14 upgraded and unique Mojo Musky casting models. Best of all, these economical, high-performance musky fishing tools are available to purchase right now.
Longer rods create extra advantages in a variety of musky fishing situations. But they can be challenging to transport and store. The upgraded Mojo Musky Series delivers an ideal solution to this dilemma via three all-new telescopic models that combine the length anglers demand with the convenience of a clever, collapsible design.
St. Croix is proud to offer two heavy power, fast action telescopic Mojo Musky casting rods (MM86HFT and MM90HFT) and one medium-heavy, fast action telescopic casting model (MJM90MHFT). These rods easily collapse for simplified maneuverability, transport and storage, without sacrifice to their big bait and big fish handling performance. The 8’6” model collapses to a manageable 7’6” and the 9’ models down to 7’10”.
- 8’6” heavy power, fast action, telescopic, collapses to 7’6” (MM86HFT)
- 9’ heavy power, fast action, telescopic, collapses to 7’10” (MM90HFT)
- 9’ medium-heavy power, fast action, telescopic, collapses to 7’10” (MM90MHFT)
“The trend for a number of years has been going longer and longer in musky rods,” says St. Croix Promotion Manager, Rich Belanger. “That’s due to a number of factors. First, longer musky rods are just more efficient tools. They offer better performance, greater casting distance, deeper figure 8s, and better leverage on the hookset.”
But most anglers experience challenges in transporting and storing long rods; they’re hard to fit in a truck or SUV, most boat rod lockers, and are awkward in other storage situations.
“We solved those challenges,” comments Belanger. “With these telescopic Mojo Musky models, anglers can finally get longer rods around without the common headaches or storage issues associated with traditional one-piece rods.”
Musky guide and St. Croix Rod pro angler, Rob Manthei, is enthralled about his early experiences with the new, updated Mojo Musky rods. “I really like the lightweight feel from the new carbon blanks, the Winn grip, and IPC technology makes them super smooth. What they offer for the dollar value – especially with all the new upgrades – is just unreal,” he says. “And with regards to the telescopic design, rod storage is no longer an issue. They fit easily in the boat, in the truck and are really manageable. Big blades, big rubber, they handle it all,” Manthei continues. “We’ve caught quite a few fish on them, and the performance has been just outstanding. I was never a fan of telescopic rods, but St. Croix really hit the mark with the construction… did it right, like they do everything else. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone.”
Indeed, each St. Croix Mojo Musky rod – available now – is uniquely designed and engineered to exceed the expectations of the most demanding musky anglers.
NEW ST. CROIX MOJO MUSKY FEATURES
- Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
- Premium, high-modulus SCIII carbon
- Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames
- Kigan Master Hand 3D top with SiC ring
- Fuji® TCS or PSSLD Deluxe reel seat with black hood
- Custom Winn split-grip handle
- Kigan hook-keeper
- Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish
- Three telescopic models collapse down to under eight feet for easy storage and transport
- Specialized musky series designed for superior performance
- Designed in Park Falls and handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico
- Retail prices range from $170-$300