Obviously, most fishing gear is not craft specific. However, there are several unique aspects to kayak fishing that lend themselves to gear designed specifically for those anglers. That’s why legendary rod manufacturer St. Croix developed a full line of rods with saltwater kayak-specific characteristics.
Enter the Mojo Yak.
Kayak cockpits are tight quarters and casting and fighting fish often leads to rods getting banged around or hitting the sides or deck. St. Croix incorporated Kigan Master Hand 3D guides with slim, strong aluminum-oxide rings and black frames to provide extra durability and easy casting. The shorter split-grip handles are covered with top-of-the-line Winn polymer grips, which provide a comfortable, tacky hold even if your hands are wet or cold. A unique rounded butt keeps the rod from snagging clothing when you’re switching back and forth across your chest when fighting a fish. “It’s like waving a magic wand,” said Benton Parrott, four-time IFA Kayak Tour champion, speaking of the Mojo Yak’s special fishability in the kayak. “I’ve never had a rod move so effortlessly or grip as well, wet or dry.”
The high-modulus graphite blanks in the Mojo Yak’s incorporate St. Croix’s Integrated Poly Curve engineered mandrel, allowing the rods to serve many fishing styles and techniques all in one. Tip weight is reduced, giving these tough but sensitive rods great balance.
The Mojo Yak took home the industry’s coveted Best of Show award for saltwater rods when it was introduced at the 2018 ICAST convention. Pick up a Mojo Yak, and you’ll instantly feel the difference. Light but tough, they are perfectly balanced and simply feel like a precision kayak-fishing tool. With eight different models in the lineup (two casting and six spinning), you can find one or two that perfectly suit your style of kayak fishing.
The Mojo Yak comes with a five-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service.
MSRP: $150. For more information: www.stcroixrods.com