The is so much to say about the new St. Croix Legend Xtreme rods (much of it technical jargon) and how they are so light sensitive and powerful, but we just choose to say they are plain awesome! A fishing rod just doesn't get any better than this. From the moment you take one in your hand, you'll feel the lightness and superb balance. Take it out on the water and you'll notice the insane sensitivity. These rods are manufactured with some of the same St. Croix technologies used in other rods, such as IPC and ART, but there are a few new ones worth mentioning as well. Taper Enhancement Technoloy, or TET, provides curved patterns on the blank which improves the action and increases the sensitivity. The blank is made from high modulus graphite with FRS and carbon matte scrim for unmatched strength, sensitivity and durability. Outfitted with Fuji K-R Concept tangle free guides that are ideal for braid mono as well as flouro so no worries there. Right away you'll notice the radical handle design that is called Xtreme Skin. It repels water, dirst and fish slime, cleans off easily and dries fast. Most of all it provides maximum comfort, casting efficiency and sensitivity. Complete with a protective rod sack and Lifetime Limited Warranty from St. Croix, you just have to check out one of the new St. Croix Legend Xtreme rods.