With their jet-black one-piece blanks and diamond wraps, St. Croix's new Triumph Saltwater boat rods make a glossy first impression. The nine fast-action conventional and spinning models are made from fiberglass and graphite and come in 6 1/2-, 7- and 7 1/2-foot lengths. The lightest rods handle 15- to 30-pound-test line; the heaviest fishes 40- to 80-pound. Triumph Saltwater rods feature Fuji aluminum-oxide guides, DPS Boat Rod reel seats and graphite gimbals with EVA caps. Conventional models come with slick rod butts. Retail prices range from $120 to $140. Call 800-826-7042 or visit www.stcroixrods.com.