In conjunction with the St. Croix Rod Company's redesign and upgrade of its Legend Ultra series, Popovics lent his years of experience to create his new signature fly rod. Made by a surf-fisherman for surf-fishermen, this 9-weight is 10 feet 2 inches long and is made out of the company's high-modulus SCIV graphite as built with St. Croix's Integrated Poly Curve technology. IPC allows the rod's taper to be formed on one continuous curve from tip to butt, and it eliminates weak spots to allow for smooth casts. The Popovics model also features Advanced Reinforcing Technology (ART?), the company's proprietary process that strengthens its rods in critical locations without increasing their diameter or weight.