On the ICAST side of the show this year, St. Croix had a new batch of fly rods to showcase. While there has already been an existing Mojo Bass lineup of fly rods, this year the trout got some love with the new Mojo Trout series. While very similar in cosmetics and components, these new offerings are designed to be geared towards rainbows, browns, brookies, and the like!
Using slim-profile blanks comprised of high-modulus SCIII graphite, Mojo Trout rods flex with a versatile moderate-fast action. Finished in a metallic moss green color scheme, St. Croix chose to equip these sticks with black-framed Kigan Master Hand 3D stripping guides with aluminum oxide inserts, Sea Guide snake guides that are black PVD coated, up-locking machined aluminum reel seats, and premium cork grips. In addition, you'll notice the very different Kigan hook keeper that features a kind of "double loop" design as I call it.
Mojo Trout rods will come in 11 models ranging from a diminutive 6'0" 2-weight up to a 9'0" 7-weight with prices ranging from $180–$210. Each rod includes a protective cloth sack.
*Expect availability somewhere between August and September 2018.
* The St. Croix Mojo Trout series also won the Best Fly Rod Award at ICAST!