St. Croix’s Triumph and Premier series






Introduction to the Best Rods on Earth


St. Croix’s ultra-popular Triumph and Premier series excel in technology, performance and aesthetics for virtually any sportfishing application



Park Falls, WI (December 11, 2018) – When it comes to spending money on a fishing rod the sky’s virtually the limit. But is breaking the bank always necessary to find the right wand? St. Croix says no, and has been saying no for decades with the availability of Premier and Triumph, rod families that possess a high-level of technology and excel in performance and aesthetics. Not only that, both families comprise models that suit virtually any sportfishing application, so finding the right rod is any easy task.


Take for example Premier spinning. They have been St. Croix’s most popular U.S.-built rod series for decades, what with their attractive combination of high performance and value along with classic styling. Available in 39 models, anglers can easily find exactly the right rod for every freshwater species from panfish and trout to pike and even musky. On the casting front, anglers can also choose from over 30 models to match any fishing application. And the price for each? Reasonably priced between $100 and $200 – and only slightly over $200 for musky models.





One longtime user of the rods is Steve Heiting, editor of Musky Hunter magazine, who hits the water with between eight and ten St. Croix musky rods at any one time. “I started fishing St. Croix Premier musky rods in 1988 when I was guiding in northern Wisconsin and St. Croix was my first pro staff appointment. The rods were state-of-the-art then and remain so today. They were the best musky rods available then and have even improved over time as St. Croix has developed new technologies over recent decades. The name really says it all. They are premier rods and provide a great bang for the money. And they’re still made in the U.S.A., which not only creates pride for the company but those of us who fish them. They are one tremendous fishing rod made by American workers who care about they do. That’s huge.”


St. Croix’s VP of Brand Management, Jeff Schluter, remarks: “Premier and Triumph rods are built to the same exacting standards as our more expensive series and provide anglers from all walks of water an ideal opportunity to experience legendary St. Croix performance.  In addition, they’re incredibly inviting to anglers new to fishing.”





Lindner’s Angling Edge TV hosts Al Lindner and James Lindner concur, two anglers who are strong ambassadors for the brand and its many rod families, from the Premier through the most expensive and technologically advanced models available. “What St. Croix has done so well is create the right powers and actions across all of their rod families—Premier included—for so many presentations and fish species. Whether you’re talking ultralight, light, medium, medium-heavy or heavy power and moderate or fast actions there’s a model to suit every specific application. And they all offer unparalleled hook setting ability, casting accuracy, bait delivery, and fish landing. When Al and I first started fishing St. Croix rods we were simply amazed at the superb performance across the rod families. When the rods load up it’s like hitting a nail precisely with a hammer. We were simply amazed compared to what we were used to fishing,” says James Lindner.


Al Lindner adds: “What you get for the money is really remarkable. In terms of quality and value the Premier family is at the top of the game. There are not too many U.S.-manufactured rods that have been around for 60 years and offer what Premier does, plus each is backed by St. Croix’s Superstar Service and 5-year warranty. Again, that’s some exceptional value.”




PREMIER FEATURES (Casting & Spinning)

  • Premium quality SCII graphite.
  • Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames.
  • Kigan Master Hand 3D top with SiC ring on musky casting models.
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods on spinning models.​
  • Fuji® ECS, TCS or PSS reel seat with frosted silver hood on casting models.
  • Premium-grade cork handle.
  • Kigan hook-keeper.
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
  • Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook-setting power.
  • Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.


Triumph, St. Croix’s other gateway series, are durably sensitive and powerful rods designed for savvy anglers seeking the best match of performance and value. Anglers can choose from 19 spinning rods, five casting rods, six travel rods, four musky rods, and nine salmon & steelhead rods. And the price? Most models are just over $100, with anglers still becoming the beneficiaries of legendary St. Croix technology and performance.


“Triumph is a really fine fishing series going on its second decade in our lineup,” says Schluter. And while we have higher performance rods, Triumph offers a great, high-performing introductory rod for lots of applications. When it gets down to it, Triumph shares some similarities to the Premier—both have full cork handles, SCII graphite, and many similar components—so anglers really have lots of options across both lines to build a large arsenal of specific application rods on a reasonable budget.”


Call them gateway rods if you want, but the fact remains that countless anglers rely on both Premier and Triumph rods as their primary rods and continue to do so. Why? Ultimately, their design, performance, aesthetics, and warranty far exceed their price point and the rods truly live up to their names.



TRIUMPH FEATURES (Casting & Spinning)

  • Premium quality SCII graphite.
  • Hard aluminum-oxide guides with black frames.
  • Fuji® DPS reel seat with frosted silver hoods on spinning models.
  • Fuji® ECS or TCS reel seat with frosted silver hood on casting models.
  • Premium-grade cork handle.
  • Two coats of Flex-Coat slow cure finish.
  • 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
  • Outstanding strength, sensitivity and hook-setting power.
  • Designed in Park Falls and handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico.













About St. Croix Rod

Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly producing the “Best Rods on Earth” for 70 years. Combining state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with skilled craftsmanship, St. Croix is the only major producer to still build rods entirely from design through manufacturing. The company remains family-owned and operates duplicate manufacturing facilities in Park Falls and Fresnillo, Mexico.  With popular trademarked series such as Legend®, Legend Xtreme®, Avid®, Premier®, Tidemaster®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo®, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.