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St. Croix St. Croix Bank Robber 9ft, 6wt 4-Piece Fly Rod

Style: BR9064

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.

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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.

FEATURES:

  • 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
  • Slim-profile ferrules
  • 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
  • Alignment dots
  • 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.

NSi (Nano Silica)
The Technology That Makes Our Rods So Strong Is Invisible To The Naked Eye. At Least Until You Set The Hook.

The 3M Company, the global leader in adhesive technology, recently introduced a new breakthrough resin that uses nano-sized (ultra-microscopic) spheres of silica as a homogeneous, non-abrasive filler between the carbon fibers of a graphite rod blank, which results in a much stronger, more sensitive finished product. We've named our formulation of this new resin NSi (Nano Silica), and we'll be using it to build all of our SCV graphite rods - plus a new offshore saltwater series.

The 'nano-silica' particles in 3M's Matrix Resin are uniformly distributed and densely packed in the resin that binds the individual graphite fibers, which reinforces them during compression when the rod is flexed. This significantly increases the fibers' compression strength by resisting micro-buckling - for improved hoop and flex strength of the blank. The result is a 30% (or more) stronger blank without any change in the weight, action or power of the finished rod.

The nano-silica filler also improves the resin's adhesive bond between the carbon fibers, which increases the internal shear strength of the rod blank while further improving the flex strength. Almost twice as hard as conventional resins when fully cured, our tests reveal that rods manufactured with 3M's new Matrix Resin show both an increase in modulus for improved sensitivity, and a significant increase in fracture resistance and overall blank toughness.

The end results are astonishing. Rods built with 3M Matrix Resin are stronger, more durable and tougher - with significantly improved hoop/flex strength and resistance to fracture. All without an increase in weight or a change in the rod's action or power.

Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) Technology
Developed exclusively by St. Croix, Integrated Poly Curve (IPC) tooling technology has rapidly become the engineering leader in rodmaking. Designed to eliminate all transitional points in the rod blank, IPC-engineered rods feature smoother actions, increased strength and greater sensitivity.

Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART)
Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART) is an exotic carbon fiber material that adds a magnitude (10X) of strength with virtually no increase in blank diameter or weight. ART significantly improves the hoop strength of the blank by preventing it from deforming or 'ovaling' under a severe load, such as a powerful hook set or fish battle. ART is also a critical part of our slim-profile ferrule design.

SPECIFICATIONS

Rod Material Super high-modulus SCVI graphite with NSi resin
Length 9ft
Flex Weight 6
Pieces 4
Weight 3.9oz

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