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#1 alwayscatching

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:58 PM

Hey OFF, I just thought I would show off a couple of my new rods for the bass season. So far it has been great and I cannot wait to put some more of these rods to the test! Have to love my new st.croix set ups!

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

How are the Rage rods?  I have not gone out to a shop to look at them yet.  Got two Mojo bass and completely in love with them.  What are the differences between the Rage and Mojos?


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

So the Mojo Rods are basically the triumph/premier blank. Only thing is they are made in a different location I believe. The rage rods have the blank of the avid blanks which are a bit higher end. Rage rods are amazing. Realistically they do not compare to a legend tournament or extreme but for someone who is not looking to destroy the bank, you can pick up a Rage for a good price.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:18 PM

And Aqua sorry to make you yawn at 6:20 am. Guess you do not approve of what I was given?


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#6 Nate T

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

Big fan of st croix rods, but I have to say that I do not think that I would ever buy anything less than their Rage line again.  I have had some of their mojo and premier lines but once you have fished all day with an avid/rage or legend it is tough to go back to a heavier blank.  The mojos are a great starter rod, but if you fish all day the lighter rod will be much appreciated.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

Nate T you are 100 percent right! The mojos are filler rods for me to use when I take some clients out to let them use. I needed a couple more rage rods for my season.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

I picked up a legend tourny magnum cranker today (7'10 heavy mod.) pairing it with an e5 chronarch next pay cheque! honestly stoked, going to fill my deep diving crank/jerk bait aswell as a bama/umbrella rig rod!


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:23 PM

I am yet to try that one out. I love their slop gear but need to start upgraded a few other items. As for reels, to be honest the Daiwa Tatula is amazing. You can buy them for 126 at Le Baron on woodbine.


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#10 Nate T

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 06:29 AM

I picked up a legend tourny magnum cranker today (7'10 heavy mod.) pairing it with an e5 chronarch next pay cheque! honestly stoked, going to fill my deep diving crank/jerk bait aswell as a bama/umbrella rig rod!

 

You may want to look at an E7,  some of those big cranks like a bit more gear ratio and you would be limiting yourself as to what you can do with the lower ratio.


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

I use a Daiwa Tatula on my 13 fishing envy rod and love this reel, great reel for the money.


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#12 alwayscatching

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

Bow_Man I am pretty much trying to make all my reels the tatulas, I love the feel of them and they are not even that heavy. People go on all day about being efficient with having light gear.... I am a big boy I can be efficient with a heavier reel/rod combo. I can't say I have had a day of being tired from pitching and flipping the whole day.


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#13 IR4J

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

I have a tatula type r on my flipping stick... honestly have mixed feelings about it... 8.1:1 is nice but I find the drag slips on it when you set the hook...

 

As for the e5 vs e7 comment for the specific pattern i've been fishing I need the slower gear ratio, Ive been fishing it with a 6.4:1 and it is too fast to comfortable fish.. I am also considering a calcutta at 5.0:1


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

I use a Rage rod for rip jigging walleye and bass, most likely my favourite rod. I think the neoprene grips a wicked. I like the space aged designed better than my cork crucials but that must be more because I'm a younger dude. 


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#15 alwayscatching

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

I still appreciate cork handles. There are some nice quality ones out there still made by St.Croix


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:03 AM

Very jealous AlwaysCatching! I love their gear. Do you have any of their Fly rods? I'm thinking about picking one up and I'd love to hear what you think.


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:45 AM

Very jealous AlwaysCatching! I love their gear. Do you have any of their Fly rods? I'm thinking about picking one up and I'd love to hear what you think.

Cyphus I unfortunately am not a fly guy but I do have a good few friends who love to hit the rivers with their fly rods and one of them has the avid I believe and he swears by it!


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#18 IR4J

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:29 PM

I wouldnt buy any st croix fly rod over the imperial series... well unless it was the legend musky rod...


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

How could I sleep when you blow your own horn so load ? Yes, St. Croix are fantastic rods.
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

Thinking it through farther I apologize if I have been rude. What bothers me is that your posts verge on advertisements. You have a vested interest in the company. There are different forums for that.
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