All Yak, All Day
Park Falls, WI - The serious among them call it their "boat". Because saying "kayak" might insinuate their mindfully chosen means of travel plays second fiddle to something motorized. Nada. This growing army - some wielding paddles, others advanced pedals - prefers the people-powered approach to fishing. And finally, a rod manufacturer has legitimized these hardcore, fishing-while-exercising anglers with a premium rod series built just for them: Mojo Yak.
"With Mojo Yak, how an angler fishes inside the kayak environment, given its space restrictions, is as important as what they're fishing for. And I think kayak anglers will find that St. Croix really nailed it."
To best describe Mojo Yak is to begin with its kayak-specific characteristics, each included to improve fishability or thwart the common challenges of operating in such tight, sometimes unforgiving quarters. Unforgiving? Yes. Other than the comfort of your seat, every other square inch of a kayak is as hard as a rock. And somewhere out there is a graveyard of busted guides and rings. To that cause, Mojo Yak features Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames. Durability and castability are served.
Mojo Yak's shorter split-grip effortlessly manages fishing inside the kayak's cockpit. You'll notice, too, that the butt end is rounded, letting the rod slide across the chest, catching less fabric.
"It's like waving a magic wand," said Benton Parrott, three-time IFA Kayak Tour champion, speaking to Mojo Yak's special fishability in the kayak. "I've never had a rod move so airlessly, or grip as well, wet or dry. And when you're paddling, it's a constant switch from paddle to rod, and that tackiness makes the transition much smoother - no fumbling around."
Starting at just $150, the new Mojo Yak is available in six spinning and two casting models, ranging from 7' to 7'6" in medium-light, medium and medium-heavy powers. The fast action rods deliver casting distance without sacrificing accuracy, and proffer generous backbone to hoist fish up from water level and the sensitivity to understand exactly where your lure lies beneath.
Each Mojo Yak rod includes a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. The full lineup is expected to hit store shelves on September 2018. Learn more at stcroixrods.com.
MOJO YAK(Saltwater/Freshwater Spinning & Casting)
8 Models = 6 Spinning/2 Casting
Spinning: MYS70MLF, MYS70MF, MYS70MHF, MYS76MLF, MYS76MF, MYS76MHF
Casting: MYC70MF, MYC76MHF
- Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology.
- Premium, high-modulus SCIII graphite.
- Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames
- Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods on spinning models.
- Fuji® ECS reel seat with black hoods on casting models.
- Custom Winn split-grip handle.
- Kigan hook-keeper.
- Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
- 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
- Designed in Park Falls, Wisconsin and handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico.