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Fishing PHYSYX: Every Action Gets A Reaction

All-new PHYSYX Series rods are available now. Read about the techniques and presentations each specific model was designed for.

Park Falls, WI – The physical aspects of fishing are what allow anglers to execute their mental game plan. Making the intended cast; presenting the lure to optimize its action and appeal; setting the hook; fighting the fish – these are all physical acts that require angling skills and expertise, but each is governed by the core scientific principles surrounding energy and force. From loading the rod – for a cast, a hookset, or to move a fish away from trouble – to sensing a strike, a lure’s action, or lure contact, every action has a reaction.

Conceived in science and born from 75 years of passionate experience in designing and crafting the Best Rods on Earth, the all-new St. Croix PHYSYX Series exists to elevate the angling experience by promoting and advancing angler control in every physical action.

CHOOSE YOUR SCIENCE

Which PHYSYX model is right for you? All of them, most likely, as the TRIGON handle profile and anthropometric dimensions are optimized for an ideal fit to 90+% of anglers’ hands. That said, let’s take an in-depth look at each individual PHYSYX model, the specific techniques they excel at, and how each has been purpose designed and crafted to deliver better experiences and results on the water.

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PHYSYX CASTING RODS

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The PHYSYX PHXC68MXF is a 6’8”, medium power, extra fast action casting rod that’s the top pick in the lineup for fishing ¼ to 5/8-oz. hard and soft jerkbaits on 8 to 20-pound line. It’s also an excellent choice for weightless Texas rigsweightless wacky rigs, and surface poppers & chuggers. Retail price is $375.
 
An all-time angler-favorite length/power/action, the PHYSYX PHXC70MHMF is a 7’0”, medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action casting rod designed to excel at fishing 3/8 to ¾-oz. spinnerbaits on 12 to 20-pound line. It’s also a smart choice for jerkbaitsbuzzbaitswakebaitsswimbaitsswimjigsspybaitssquarebills, and other shallow-to-mid-diving crankbaits. Retail price is $380.
 
The PHYSYX PHXC70HF is a 7’0”, heavy power, fast action casting rod optimized for accurate pitching, flipping, and skipping around and under boat docks with 3/8 to 1-1/2-oz. jigs on 14 to 25-pound line. It’s also a desirable choice for power dropshotting in and around heavy cover, fishing heavy jigs in deep water, and working hollow-body frogs. Retail price is $380.
 
The PHYSYX PHXC71MF is a highly versatile 7’1”, medium power, fast action casting rod that can pitch, flip, and cast a wide variety of weighted and unweighted soft plastics from 3/16 to 5/8-oz. on 6 to 20-pound line. It also fishes very well with spinnerbaitstopwater baits, and swimming baits in that weight range. Retail price is $380.

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A more powerful version of the PHXC71MF, the PHYSYX PHXC71MHF is a 7’1”, medium-heavy power, fast action casting rod that can pitch, flip, and cast a wide variety of weighted soft plastics and jigs from 3/8 to 3/4-oz. on 12 to 20-pound line. It also fishes very well with spinnerbaitstopwater baits, and swimming baitsin that weight range. Retail price is $380.

The PHYSYX PHXC72MM is a 7’2”, medium power, moderate action, iAct (SCIV+ and linear S-Glass hybrid blank) casting rod designed for shallow and mid-depth crankbaits between ¼ and ¾ oz. on 8 to 14-pound line. It’s also an excellent choice for lighter chatterbaits in open water, propbaits, and spybaits. Retail price is $390.

The PHYSYX PHXC72MHM is a 7’2”, medium-heavy power, moderate action casting rod designed for anglers who prefer crankbait fishing with a pure carbon rod. It excels in presenting squarebills and other shallow-to-mid-depth crankbaits like Rapala DT4s, DT6s, and DT8s, as well as chatterbaits in the 3/8 to 7/8-oz. range on 12 to 20-pound line. This rod also performs well with wakebaitspropbaitsbuzzbaits, and spinhead jigs. Retail price is $390.

The versatile PHYSYX PHXC72MHMF is a 7’2″, medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action casting rod designed for squarebills and mid-depth crankbaits, spybaits, spinhead jigs, soft-bodied swimbaits, hard and soft jerkbaits, poppers, buzzbaits, propbaits, wakebaits, and small-profile chatterbaits like the Z-Man Mini Max in the 5/16 to 7/8-oz. range on 12 to 20-pound line. Retail price is $390.

Designed for fishing chatterbaits in and around grass, the PHYSYX PHXC72HM is a 7’2”, heavy power, moderate action, iAct (SCIV+ and linear S-Glass hybrid blank) casting rod that also excels fishing mid-to-deep-diving crankbaits,lipless cranksspinnerbaits, and buzzbaits from ½ to 1-3/8 oz. on 12 to 25-pound line. Retail price is $395.

Another versatile performer, the PHYSYX PHXC73MHF is a 7’3”, medium-heavy power, fast action casting rod designed for baits between 5/16 and 1 oz. and 14-to-65-pound line. It’s a great all-around rod for Texas rigsweighted wacky rigsheavy Ned rigsheavy Neko rigspower dropshottingtubesflippingCarolina rigslight Tokyo rigswobble-head and football jigsprop baitswalking topwatersspinnerbaitsbuzzbaitswake baitschatterbaitsmedium soft-bodied swimbaitssingle-hook swimbaits like a Keitech, swimjigs, and frogs. Retail price is $400.

The PHYSYX PHXC73HMF is a 7’3”, heavy power, moderate-fast action, crossover casting rod designed for flipping, fishing a bladed jig in heavy cover, and mid-to-deep-diving crankbaits between 3/8 and 1 oz. on 14 to 65-pound line. It’s also a create choice for Texas and Carolina rigsheavy Neko rigsTokyo rigspunchin’, and buzzbaits. Retail price is $400.

Th PHYSYX PHXC73HXF is a 7’3”, heavy power, extra-fast action casting rod purpose designed for power dropshotting in and around docks, pads, and other heavy cover, and is a great flippin’ rod as well. It also excels at bomb-casting popperschuggerspropbaitswalking baitsspinnerbaitsbuzzbaitsfrogs,and wakebaits; working swimming baits like the Gambler BigEZ or Zoom Uni-Toad around heavy cover; as well as contact presentations like Texas rigs and football jigs. It’s rated for 3/8 to 7/8-oz. lures and 14 to 65-pound line. Retail price is $400.

The PHYSYX PHXC74MHM is a 7’4”, medium-heavy power, moderate action, iAct (SCIV+ and linear S-Glass hybrid blank) casting rod designed for maximum performance with mid-to-extra-deep-diving crankbaits like Strike King 4XDs, 5XDs, and 6XDs. It’s rated for 3/8 to 1-oz. lures and 10 to 20-pound line. Retail price is $405.

The PHYSYX PHXC74HF is a 7’4”, heavy power, fast action casting rod optimized to extract big bass from heavy cover. It excels at frog-fishing, punchin’, and heavy-cover flippin’. Designed for 3/8 to 1-1/2-oz. lures and 14 to 65-pound line, it’s also an excellent choice for swimwormsbig spoonsspinnerbaitspropbaitsmagnum Texas rigsheavy Neko rigs and Tokyo rigs, football jigs, and power dropshotting. Retail price is $405.

The PHYSYX PHXC75MHF 7’5” is a medium-heavy power, fast action casting rod rated for 3/8 to 1-oz. baits on 14 to 65-pound line. It excels in heavier contact-fishing techniques like tubesTexas rigsCarolina rigs, and football jigs in deep water, and is also an excellent choice for flippin’. It’s is also the right rod for fishing most spoonsmedium swimbaitsswimjigs, and swimworms. Its length and versatility make the PHXC75MHF an excellent rod for live sonar presentations. Retail price is $410.

The PHYSYX PHXC76MHMF is a 7’6”, medium-heavy power, moderate-fast action casting rod optimized for 6” Megabass Magdrafts and other similar 5” to 7” swimbaits in the 3/8 to 1-3/8-oz. range on 12 to 25-pound line. The PHXC76MHMF also excels at stroking spoons and fishing Carolina rigs and football-head jigs. Retail price is $415.

The PHYSYX PHXC76HMF is a 7’6″, heavy power, moderate-fast action casting rod optimized for heavy flippin’ applications with 3/8 to 1-oz. jigs on 14 to 65-pound line. It also excels in presenting magnum Texas rigs and Carolina rigs. Retail price is $415.

PHYSYX SPINNING RODS

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The PHYSYX PHXS68MXF is a 6’8”, medium power, extra-fast action spinning rod optimized for 3/16 to 5/8-oz. lures on 6 to 20-pound line. This versatile rod excels at presenting jerkbaitspopperschuggers, and walking topwater luresJigging-Rap-style baitsvertical jiggingDamiki rigsTexas, wacky, and Ned rigstubesshakeyheads, and pitching jig-and-minnow combinations. A highly accurate caster, the PHXS68MXF is also a great all-around live sonar rod for casting, pitching, and vertical presentations. Retail price is $365.

The PHYSYX PHXS610MLXF is a dropshot specialist that’s also exceedingly capable with any other soft-plastic finesse presentations with lures from 1/16 to 3/8 oz. on 6 to 20-pound line. The 6’10”, medium-light power, extra-fast action spinning rod is also a viable choice for hard and soft jerkbaits and hair jigs. Retail price is $370.

A spinning rod that does almost everything well, the PHYSYX PHXS71MF is 7’1”, medium power, fast action rod designed for 3/16 to 5/8-oz. lures on 6 to 20-pound line. From topwaters and jerkbaits to Jigging Rapsswimming baits, and skipping the docks – plus a full range of bottom-contact techniques and presentations including Ned rigs, Texas rigs and more – the PHXS71MF is a highly versatile choice. This is one of the PHYSYX rods 2024 Bassmaster Elite Angler of the Year and Rookie of the Year co-leader, Trey McKinney, used during his historic win at Lake Fork earlier this month. Retail price is $380.

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A slightly longer dropshot specialist that’s also exceedingly capable with any other soft-plastic finesse presentations with lures from 1/16 to 3/8 oz. on 6 to 20-pound line, the PHYSYX PHXS73MLXF is a 7’3”, medium-light power, extra-fast action spinning rod that’s also a smart choice for hair jigs and live sonar presentations that require longer casts. Retail price is $380.

A heavier dropshot spinning rod for bigger fish or power-finesse presentations in and around cover, the PHYSYX PHXS73MXF is a 7’3”, medium power, extra-fast action rod that’s also highly capable with a full range of bottom-contact presentations with 3/16 to ½-oz. lures on 6 to 20-pound line. It’s also a great all-around choice for targeting fish on forward facing sonar with small swimbaitslipless crankbaits, and other aforementioned contact presentations, such as working ¼ to 3/8-oz. Keitech Tungsten Football Jigs with a trailer. Retail price is $380.

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A more powerful version of the PHXS73MXF, the PHYSYX PHXS73MHF is a 7’3”, medium-heavy power, fast action spinning rod rated for heavier 5/16 to 1-oz. lures on 6 to 20-pound line. It excels at all deep-water bottom-contact presentationsand is highly capable with medium swimbaitsspinhead jigsswimwormsheavy dropshotting, and tubes. Another great choice for live sonar. Retail price is $380.

The PHYSYX PHXS710MLXF is a long-casting, sensitive rod optimized for fishing 1/16 to 3/8-oz. hair jigs on 6 to 20-pound line. It’s a 7’10”, medium-light power, extra-fast action spinning rod that also excels at pitching dropshot rigs and other small baits to targets on live sonar. Retail price is $415.

The PHYSYX PHXS710MMF is a 7’10”, medium power, moderate-fast action spinning rod designed to fish medium swimbaitsspybaitsspinhead jigs, and shallow-to-medium-diving crankbaits between 3/8 and 5/8-oz. on 6 to 20-pound line. Also a great live sonar rod. Retail price is $415.

GET PHYSYX NOW

PHYSYX is for anglers who demand every advantage a fishing rod can deliver in today’s most effective freshwater techniques and presentations. Offering a unique synergy of cutting-edge materials, performance, and pioneering ergonomics, new PHYSYX rods are available for purchase at St. Croix dealers worldwide and online at stcroixrods.com right now.

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PHYSYX FEATURES
 
•  17 casting models and 8 spinning models optimized for high-performance freshwater presentations
•  Next-generation technique-specific hybrid carbon fiber SCIV+ blanks
•  Technique-specific iAct (SCIV+ and linear S-Glass) hybrid blanks on select reaction-bait models
•  Fortified Resin System (FRS) technology
•  Advanced Reinforcing TechnologyTM (ARTTM)
•  Integrated Poly Curve® (IPC®) mandrel technology
•  Taper Enhancement Technology (TET) blank design
•  Ultra-durable, rigid titanium guides with silicon carbide rings
•  Anthropometrics-driven split-grip St. Croix TRIGON molded carbon fiber handles with high-tactile TPU accents and molded carbon fiber DYNAMIX reel seats for dramatically increased comfort, control, and energy transmission
•  Rear trigger for enhanced control and casting accuracy, especially when using live sonar
•  Precision-machined aluminum reel seat nut
•  Model-specific hook keepers
•  15-year transferable warranty backed by St. Croix Superstar Service
•  Designed and handcrafted in Park Falls, Wisconsin, U.S.A. for anglers worldwide
•  Retail price $365 to $415

About St. Croix Rod

Headquartered in Park Falls, Wisconsin, St. Croix has been proudly crafting the “Best Rods on Earth” for 75 years. Combining state-of-the-art manufacturing processes with skilled craftsmanship, St. Croix is the only major producer to still build rods entirely from design through manufacturing. The company remains family-owned and operates duplicate manufacturing facilities in Park Falls and Fresnillo, Mexico. With popular trademarked series such as Legend®, Legend Xtreme®, Avid®, Premier®, Imperial®, Triumph® and Mojo, St. Croix is revered by all types of anglers from around the world.

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