A versatile, midsize playmaker joins St. Croix Rod’s popular Panfish Series
Park Falls, WI (January 10, 2017) – Brian “Bro” Brosdahl looked out over the oppressive, Minnesotan ice. Behind him, two ice houses kept a truck load of clients sequestered from the -20 degree weather outside. But Brosdahl, one of the Midwest’s most prominent outdoorsmen, braved the chill under a fading afternoon sun. “It’s a little chilly,” he scoffed, dismissing the chill with a flippant shrug. “Now, let’s talk about this rod.”
“It’s a dream rod,” Brosdahl proclaimed, waxing about spring and a chance to fish this new 6’ 4” wonder. “The new Panfish Series model is perfect for pitching Thumper heads and jig spinners, and it provides the length to give the lure action without ripping a crappie’s lips out when you set the hook. It’s not too long, and it’s fast. That makes it perfect for vertical jigging as well.
“There’s just so many uses for this rod — it’s very versatile.”
For Brosdahl, versatility is paramount to the panfish game. With so many patterns for plucking pans out of the water, he needs a rod that can truly do it all. “I don’t want a rod that’s too long,” he explains, again, thinking about spring while his words transform into visible breath. “I want a rod that is just right, one you can pitch, but that’s light enough and manageable enough when you reel it in that the rod isn’t sagging. This rod is perfect for that. It really makes those lures work underwater.”
The new 6’ 4” light power, fast-action (PFS64LF) addition to St. Croix’s storied Panfish Series comes packed with all the hallmarks anglers have come to expect. Like all models in the line, the 6’ 4” Panfish Series rod is built with a blend of premium-quality SCII graphite combined with high-modulus/high-strain SCVI graphite for optimal weight, sensitivity and balance. Sea Guide® guides yield weight savings compared to ceramic guides while bolstering sensitivity. Sea Guide® reel seat features custom insert coupled with premium-grade cork handle, providing comfort and sensitivity.
The Gold Dust Metallic cosmetic package is sealed with two coats of Flex-Coat and slow cured to a shimmering finish, making the 6’ 4” Panfish Series an elegant beauty perfectly tuned for 1/16-1/4-ounce lures.
“I’ll pair it with 6-pound fluorocarbon,” Brosdahl notes. “With panfish, there are micro adjustments for every type of fishing environment and condition. And this rod is capable of handling almost anything you throw at it.”
For panfish anglers scouting a diverse range of species, that endorsement makes the new 6’ 4” Panfish Series rod an all-season warrior. And, for anglers dreaming of a single panfish rod that can do it all well, backed by a rock solid five-year warranty, Brosdahl might be right: the 6’ 4” Panfish Series rod just might be a dream come true
Now in its 70th year, Park Falls, Wisconsin based St. Croix Rod remains a family-owned and managed manufacturer of high-performance fishing rods with a heritage of USA manufacturing. Utilizing proprietary technologies, St. Croix controls every step of the rod-making process, from conception and design to manufacturing and inspection, in two company-owned facilities. The company offers a complete line of premium, American-made fly, spinning and casting rods under their Legend Elite®, Legend® Xtreme, Legend Tournament®, Avid Series®, Premier®, Wild River®, Tidemaster®, Imperial® and other trademarks through a global distribution network of full-service fishing tackle dealers. The company’s mid-priced Triumph®, Mojo Bass/Musky/Inshore/Surf, Eyecon® and Rio Santo series rods are designed and engineered in Park Falls, Wisconsin and built in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Fresnillo, Mexico. Founded in 1948 to manufacture jointed bamboo fishing poles for a Minneapolis hardware store chain, St. Croix has grown to become the largest manufacturer of fishing rods in North America.
Foster arrived on the scene as a touring pro on the Professional Walleye Tour in 2002 and has never looked back. Through EyeTime Adventures he promotes the sport of fishing being heavily involved in the development of tournaments such as the Northern Oahe Walleye Series as well as children’s events, when schedules allow, he also guides a select group of clients. Additionally, he operates a successful hunting guide service, Dakota Pheasant Guide, which specializes in deer and pheasant hunts in South Dakota. Foster is well known for his prolific writing and has been extensively published on a national level as well as in every outdoor publication in the Upper Midwest.
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