SC Precision-taper solid carbon blanks provide exceptional performance. Wear resistant agglomerated cork handles tailored per model and application. SeaGuide NPS reel seat on a select model with no-show thread nut. SeaGuide light wire stripper and running guides reducing surface area for ice buildup. Color coded tips on select models for visual strike indication. 5-year warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service. Designed in Park Falls, handcrafted in Fresnillo, Mexico.