In its new Legend Glass line, St. Croix has created baitcasting rods that are lighter, stronger and more precise than anything from the good old days of fibreglass. While useful for many applications, the rods are a dream come true for anglers casting crankbaits. Why? When you’re fishing cranks, you want the fish to take the lure well into its mouth before setting the hooks, which is easier to do with a fibreglass rod. The same applies to jerkbaits in colder water and topwater lures. Beating the odds, the Legend series won ICAST’s Best Freshwater Rod category.