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Question About St Croix Rod Styles

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Im confused as to why some of the rod handles are all cork and others like mojo bass are cork back to rid then cork if I'm explaining it right they got the cork handle then it goes to the rod metal then at bitten back to cork what's this for I don't under stand what the purpose and others are all cork from reel to bottem I hope I explained this right if not look at the mojo bass style then I think the avid that's all cork the mojo is not I'm looking into buying a frog rod and I love my st croix for worms

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Full cork or an exposed rear is mainly preference. Having a split grip is seen more as a pro rod since the rear is exposed for sensativity, though sensativity is where you hold your setup.

There is a huge difference between the mojo and avid though.

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IMO, it does nothing for sensitivity. Cork weighs so little, that removing it from the back of the rod does nothing but save the manufacturer $. That being said, I prefer full grips, but have built myself some split grip rods and I do like them. I like them because the handle design was aesthetically pleasing AND it saved me quite a bit of money......about $6/inch.

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i'm old school and like the full cork handles. the split grip is just another thing to catch a fishermans eye.

st. croix premier is the best rod ever made IMO

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It's to cut weight and nothing to do with sensitivity. I think split grip was originally developed as a grip for casting maybe more specifically overhand casting, I could be wrong though.

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It's to cut weight and nothing to do with sensitivity.

X2, has nothing to do with sensitivity. Split grip is for better rod balance and lighter over all weight. Most guys "cup" the low profile reel and have the rod butted up to their palm and don't even hold it to where the split is in their hands unless you have banana hands.. More or less its personal preference. I use both and I prefer them for different methods. Neither is going to make you catch more or less fish, so use what's comfortable to you.

Also, if you're looking for frogging rod don't worry about sensitivity since it doesn't pertain to that style of fishing. Get a good Med/Heavy or Heavy rod with a fast tip. You need a good backbone to yank them from the weeds. I frog fish with a Mojo Bass rod myself and it does great for me. Either way, St. Croix rods are great from highest to lowest so you won't go wrong by using them.

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