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XTREME STORIES: "Like a Shock of Electricity"

Bassmaster Elite Angler, Derek Hudnall, on the NEW St. Croix Legend® Xtreme

Park Falls, WI – How does one describe the indescribable? Here's what Bassmaster Elite pro, Derek Hudnall, had to say about his first experience with the all-new Legend® Xtreme – St. Croix's most-sensitive rod series ever:

"The best thing I can equate it to... a fish hits and it gives you that thump and that electricity. I was dropshotting six- and eight-pound fluorocarbon on the spinning rod in 25-30 feet of water and I can feel every rock I'm hitting. I remember the first fish I caught... that hard, electric thud. Often times with smallmouth the bites are so subtle, but I was able to feel every single bite. It's like a shockwave... like a shock of electricity... it's indescribable. As the day went on and I caught more and more fish, I realized it's the sensitivity throughout the entire rod... there was no more guessing. When I got a bite I knew he was there. This rod is absolutely unique. It's something you just have to put into your arsenal, and it's already made me a better fisherman."

Meet the New Legend Xtreme Models

Designed and handcrafted for extreme sensitivity in Park Falls, USA, the new Legend® Xtreme blends St. Croix's highest-grade materials and proprietary technologies with a carbon fiber Daiwa AGSTM guide train and an all-new Gen2 Xtreme-Skin handle. The series includes seven rods — four new casting models and three new spinning models – and will be available for purchase online at and at participating St. Croix dealers beginning Friday, March 6 – the day of its official launch at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.
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