Blank Materials Guide
Great rods begin with the highest quality blank materials and expert manufacturing techniques and processes. Each material listed here is exclusive to St. Croix and is designed for specific performance characteristics.
When you set out to uncover what makes a St. Croix different from other rod blanks, you need look no further than the engineer sitting right beside the rod designer. It’s a partnership that’s produced such breakthroughs as St. Croix’s exclusive Integrated Poly Curve® and Advanced Reinforcing Technology.™
Rod performance is only as good as the design behind it – so before we even think about sending a rod through for production, we spend as much time as necessary in the design department to ensure that every St. Croix rod is engineered and developed to outperform all others.
Looking for an authorized St. Croix Blank Distributor, here is a downloadable list:
SCVI / FRS
Exotic, 62,000,000 modulus, high-strain graphite fiber now featuring FRS. Used only as a complement to other graphite materials, this very expensive graphite is too high in modulus to be used as the primary material.
SCV / FRS
Extraordinary, high-modulus/high-strain graphite fiber with carbon-matte scrim. Featuring FRS, this is the finest all-purpose blank material used in fishing rod manufacturing and is exclusive to St. Croix.
SCIV / FRS
Exceptional, high-modulus/high-strain graphite fiber featuring FRS. Similar to SCV, but without the carbon-matte scrim.
Advanced, high-modulus/high-strain graphite fiber. Modulus is between SCIV and SCII.
FRS Version of our popular SCII graphite fiber. This mid-modus graphite fiber combined with our fortified super resin creates rod blanks with unbeatable strength and durability.
Premium, mid-modulus graphite fiber with a higher strain rate than fibers commonly used by other rod manufacturers.
Premium 100% linear S-glass that is stronger, lighter, higher in modulus and more expensive than E-glass.
ART™ is an exotic carbon fiber material that adds a magnitude (10X) of strength with virtually no increase in blank diameter or rod weight.