Ran across this brand new rod from St Croix today and ordered a 7 wt. Most stores don't have the rod in stock yet, but Fish USA has them in stock and also sells them through Amazon. Makes a nice birthday gift from the wife. Designed for streamer fishing, looks like a rod that could prove quite useful for various applications in Alaska. I will be using this rod in SE for steelhead in April. I just need to decide what color intruder to tie on the end of it. Looks like a rod that would be equally happy with an egg sucking leech or dolly llama attached on the end of a type III/IV sink tip. Being handmade in Wisconsin and having a lifetime warranty made this an easy purchase. Also, my St Croix Legend Ultra 6 wt is among my favorite fly rods. Curious to see how the "Bank Robber" compares.
Like an ancient energy source, anglers are drawn to Montana’s Madison River to feel the magic, soak in the camaraderie and learn the ways of the masters. Kelly Galloup would be high on the list of masters, especially when it comes to chucking honking meaty streamers at big fish. Our new Bank Robber™ fly rods are designed by Kelly and embody exactly what he’s looking for when it comes to pounding the bank with Zoo Cougars and Butt Monkeys. These two high-modulus / high-strain SCV graphite blanks reinforced with super high-modulus SCIV graphite in lower sections for added power are also two of the first St. Croix rods to feature NSi (Nano Silica), the innovative new 3M™ Matrix Resin.™ Combined with St. Croix’s proprietary ART™ and IPC® technology, the new Bank Robbers are two of the most advanced fly rods to be introduced in many years.
Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) tooling technology.
Advanced Reinforcing Technology™ (ART™).
Super high-modulus SCVI graphite with NSi resin in lower section for added power with reduced weight. Featuring 3M™ Matrix Resin for unparalleled strength and durability.
High-modulus/high-strain SCIV graphite with NSi resin and carbon-matte scrim. Featuring 3M™ Matrix Resin for unparalleled strength and durability.
Designed with Kelly Galloup especially for streamer fishing.
One-piece performance in four-piece designs.
Fuji® K stripper guides and MN top with Alconite® rings for tangle-free performance.
Hard chrome snake guides.
Machined-aluminum reel seat with built-in hook-keeper.
Flora-grade cork handle.
Two coats of Flex Coat slow-cure finish.
Rugged rod case with handle and divided polypropylene liner.
Lifetime limited warranty backed by
St. Croix Superstar Service.
Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, U.S.A.