• July 11, 2016 2:58 pm
  • New St. Croix Rod Series for Offshore Butterfly Jigging

    Got the Butterflies? Get the Net.

    Park Falls, WI– The fiercest fish come from the fathoms. There might be nastier fighters in a Jules Verne league – three miles a measure – but for the sake of realistic man vs. fish tussles with the Seven Seas, let’s keep it to the first 1,000-feet or so from the surface…

    There might not be a more dynamic and dramatic method in fishing – stroking a heavier-than-a-hand grenade lure spastically up and down while reeling like a dragster burning rubber. The technique goes by the mundane name of “deep or vertical jigging,” but should probably be dubbed “torn rotator cuff and utter exhaustion jigging.”

    Fact of the matter, though, is that some of the oceans’ most ferocious catches – tuna, amberjack, kingfish, bonito, snapper and grouper – come from directly underneath the boat, hundreds of feet below your flip-flops. And deep jigging better be part of your repertoire, or plan to pass fish along to the next vessel whose crew is adept at this speed-demon approach.

    For decades – even to this day – the rod manufacturing universe, by and large, has offered an unexceptional selection of deep jigging rods. Core attributes being excessively supple and virtually unbreakable. The problem with a rod meeting that description is that it doesn’t fight a fish well or prompt a butterfly jig to dance to its potential. Mojo Jig executes beautifully during both the presentation and fish-catching stages.

    St. Croix’s approach, per usual, is considering the core technique and engineering-in superior components and features to maximize performance and minimize failure. And so it is with the new Mojo Jig, a comprehensive series of conventional level-wind and spinning rods.

    At the epicenter is a stalwart blank manufactured with premium-quality SCII graphite with FRS (Fortified Resin System). Combined with ART™ (Advanced Reinforcing Technology™), Mojo Jig delivers incomparable strength and durability.

    True saltwater-grade components give Mojo Jig the utmost in corrosion protection and saltwater stamina. Sea Guide guides with corrosion-resistant SS304 frames and aluminum-oxide rings fend off saltwater deterioration while challenging tuna to tug. Conventional models boast a Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat with black hood, while spinning versions sport a Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods. In both cases, the end result is comfort and reliability while jigging and fighting fish.

    Other Mojo Jig amenities include a Premium EVA handle – not the cheap stuff that slips in your hands and crumbles away over time. A Kigan hook-keeper secures the biggest of butterflies while crashing out to sea. Two-coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish add both beauty and beastliness. And underwraps on the guides add a final note of saltwater protection

    Mojo Jig retails for $200 and comes with a 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.

    Mojo Jig Key Features:
    Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™)
    Premium-quality SCII graphite with FRS for unparalleled strength and durability
    Designed specifically for saltwater vertical jigging applications
    Sea Guide guides with corrosion-resistant SS304 frames and aluminum-oxide rings
    Fuji® PSS-SD palming reel seat with black hood on conventional models
    Fuji® DPS reel seat with black hoods on spinning models
    Premium EVA handle
    Kigan hook-keeper
    Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish
    Underwraps on guides for added blank protection
    5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
    Retail price $200

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