I’m very certain that the folks at St. Croix understand more about line guide spacing than I do, so I’m not even going to pretend to be some sort of smart guy about it. I do know, however, that a lot of the spinning rods I’ve tested have had line guides that, in my opinion, are too close together which has resulted in major line management issues. On a hard cast, the line would slap against the blank which would result in horrible casting distance and in many instances, it would wrap around the actual guide and cause terrible line twist after a few hours.
The St. Croix Legend Tournament Bass Spinning Rod has allowed me to make some very impressive casts in regards to both distance and accuracy. Whether you want to skip a weightless wacky rig underneath a boat dock or bomb a small jerkbait on a windy day, you’ll notice almost zero line slap with this rod and excellent distance. With all that being said, this is one of the best-casting spinning rods I’ve tested in my career.