Tackle week 2019: The best new rods and reels for Canadian anglers


Best spinning rod



This first-of-its-kind spinning rod is designed specifically for throwing light crankbaits on light line. It’s a medium-action, medium-power, seven-foot two-inch rod, making it slow to load and parabolic. Built on St. Croix’s highly touted S-Glass blank, this feather-light rod features a Fuji DPS reel seat, split-grip cork handle, Kigan hook-keeper and Fuji K-Series tangle-free guides. What more could you want?

Learn more: St. Croix, 1-800-826-7042; www.stcroixrods.com