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All-New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Rods Available Now

All-New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Rods Available Now

Park Falls, WI – From Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to the Great Lakes, the appeal of hooking and landing a powerful salmon or steelhead is only exceeded by the number of diverse ways these large, hard-fighting anadromous species are targeted by anglers. Each species is unique, exhibiting its own patterns and preferences with respect to habitat, forage, feeding, and spawning, and each changes and takes on additional distinct habits once it moves from the ocean or Great Lake into its natal river or stream.

For these reasons, salmon and steelhead anglers require an equally diverse offering of rods and tackle optimized not only for different trolling techniques, but for other specialized presentations like drifting; hovering; jigging; casting plugs, spinners, and spoons; back trolling; and float fishing, to name a few.

Driven by its mission to provide all anglers with the upper hand, St. Croix Rod introduced the Onchor Series of salmon and steelhead trolling rods last year. Designed and handcrafted to help anglers master the full gamut of torturous trolling techniques used to target heavy, hard-pulling salmon and steelhead, St. Croix Onchor Series Salmon and Steelhead trolling rods were conceived in the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of salmon trollers everywhere. Four Onchor trolling models were released featuring proven St. Croix technologies like IPC (Integrated Poly Curve), FRS (Fortified Resin System), and ART (Advanced Reinforcing Technology), combined with all-new carbon-fiber grips and hybrid SCIII carbon fiber and linear S-Glass blank designs. These exceptionally strong and durable trolling-model rods are built on requisite moderate, parabolic actions that remain surprisingly light in the hand.

Onchor Expands From Four to 30 Models for 2024

New for 2024, Onchor expands from four trolling models to encompass a total of 30 models, including six trolling models, two center pin models, 14 spinning models, and eight casting models, each distinctly optimized to give anglers the edge in any presentation.

The two new trolling models – a 9′ medium power, moderate action (ONCC90MM2) and a 10’6″ extra-heavy power, moderate action (ONCC106XHM2) – feature the same SCIII carbon / Linear S-Glass hybrid blank technology found on last year’s trolling models, offering a premium combination of light-in-the-hand feel, extreme durability, and soft and forgiving parabolic action. All other rods in the expansive Onchor Series feature the proven performance of crisp, light, strong, and sensitive SCIII carbon construction.

Onchor’s components and handle designs continue the theme of lightweight performance with uncompromising durability. Rigid, double-foot stainless-steel guides with hardwearing aluminum oxide rings support trouble-free line management with diverse lines, from monofilament and braid to lead-core.

Lightweight and ergonomic nylon reel seats incorporate strong nylon and stainless-steel locking nuts and merge seamlessly with an angler-friendly handle design with a generous foregrip. Handles on trolling and boat-rod models are crafted from lightweight and durable carbon fiber that’s easy to grip, slides in and out of rod holders well, and is fast and simple to clean at the end of the day. Carbon handles are terminated with a comfortable and resilient non-marring rubber butt cap. In-hand spinning, casting, and centerpin models feature premium, full-cork handles.

New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Features
•  Premium SCIII carbon fiber blanks matched with Fortified Resin System (FRS) technology for maximum power, strength, and durability with significantly reduced weight
•  Hybrid SCIII carbon fiber / linear S-glass blanks on trolling models, matched with Fortified Resin System (FRS) for increased strength and durability
•  Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
•  Advanced Reinforcing TechnologyTM (ARTTM)
•  Ultra durable, rigid stainless-steel guides with aluminum oxide rings
•  Ergonomic nylon reel seat with nylon & stainless-steel locking nuts
•  Ultra-durable carbon fiber and nylon handle with rubber butt cap on select trolling and boat models
•  Premium-grade full cork handles on in-hand casting, spinning and center pin models
•  Distinctive Jasper Stone finish
•  Five-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
•  Designed in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA and handcrafted in North America (Fresnillo, Mexico)
•  Retail price $200 to $320

New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Models – Center Pin (cork handles)
•  ONCP110LM2-CP – 11’0″, light power, moderate action, 2-pc., centerpin / Retail $250
•  ONCP130MLM2-CP – 13’0″, medium-light power, moderate action, 2-pc., center pin / Retail $250

New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Models – Spinning
•  ONCS710MF – 7’10”, medium power, fast action, spinning, carbon handle / Retail $200
•  ONFCS86MF2 – 8’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $210
•  ONFCS86MHF2 – 8’6″, medium-heavy power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $210
•  ONFCS86HF2 – 8’6″, heavy power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $210
•  ONFCS90LM2 – 9’0″, light power, moderate action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $220
•  ONFCS90MLF2 – 9’0″, medium-light power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $220
•  ONFCS90MF2 – 9’0″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $220
•  ONCS90MHF2 – 9’0″, medium-heavy power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, carbon handle / Retail $220
•  ONCS96MLF2 – 9’6″, medium-light power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $230
•  ONCS96MF2 – 9’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, carbon handle / Retail $230
•  ONCS96MHF2 – 9’6″, medium-heavy power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, carbon handle / Retail $230
•  ONFCS106ULS2 – 10’6″, ultra-light power, slow action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $240
•  ONFCS106MLF2 – 10’6″, medium-light power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $240
•  ONFCS106MF2 – 10’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., spinning, cork handle / Retail $240

New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Models – Casting
•  ONCC711MHF – 7’11”, medium-heavy power, fast action, casting, carbon handle / Retail $220
•  ONFCC86MF2 – 8’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, cork handle / Retail $230
•  ONFCC90MLF2 – 9’0″, medium-light power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, cork handle / Retail $230
•  ONCC90MF2 – 9’0″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, carbon handle / Retail $230
•  ONCC96MF2 – 9’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, carbon handle / Retail $230
•  ONCC96MHF2 – 9’6″, medium-heavy power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, carbon handle / Retail $230
•  ONFCC106MLF2 – 10’6″, medium-light power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, cork handle / Retail $250
•  ONCC106MF2 – 10’6″, medium power, fast action, 2-pc., casting, carbon handle / Retail $250

New St. Croix Onchor Salmon & Steelhead Series Models – Trolling (carbon handles)
•  ONCC90MM2 – 9’0″, medium-power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $300
•  ONCC90MHM2* – 9’0″, medium-heavy power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $300
•  ONCC96HM2* – 9’6″, heavy power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $300
•  ONCC96XHM2* – 9’6″, extra-heavy power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $300
•  ONCC106HM2* – 10’6″, heavy power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $310
•  ONCC106XHM2 – 10’6″, extra-heavy power, moderate action, 2-pc., conventional / Retail $320

* Introduced in 2023

Designed in Park Falls, Wisconsin, USA and handcrafted with pride in North America, Onchor rods are engineered to withstand the significant rigors of salmon and steelhead fishing while elevating the unforgettable experience of fighting these beautiful and powerful fish once they’re hooked up. Combining uncompromising strength and durability with exceptional ergonomics, optimized lengths, powers and actions, and a light-in-the-hand feel, all-new Onchor Salmon and Steelhead rods are available for purchase at St. Croix dealers worldwide and online at stcroixrods.com right now.

About St. Croix Rod

Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly producing the “Best Rods on Earth” for 75 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®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.

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