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new to the site. just snapped my 6.6 MH BPS Extreme Spinning rod and need to buy a new one. looking between the abu garcia veritas and st croix mojo bass. heard the veritas snapps easy and the mojo bass is uncomfortable to handle. looking for a 6.6-7 foot M action for shakey head/texas rig. going to pair it with a quantum pt energy. any advise on one vs the other? another suggestion possbily? not looking to spend more than $100-$125. thanks.

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Never heard of a Veritas snapping easy myself. Either way good rods. Mount a reel on them and see which one feels better.

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Veritas do still have breaking issues, and mojo bass is known for being a bit tip heavy. Daiwa has a new t-series of rods out that are pretty comfortable and very nice for 75 dollars, but I haven't used mine enough to make a very detailed opinion on them. I do like them better than the afore mentioned rods so far.

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I have 3 Veritas rods, and all are still in one piece. Not sure how folks are breaking them.

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Go with the 6'8" Mojo Medium XF. I've had both Veritas and Mojo's.

Veritas do have cracking issues, it's documented all over this site, the other larger forums, abu's own reviews on their own page, TW and BPS reviews.

If you are looking for a ~$100 spinning rod, check out the 6'8" med xf BPS Carbonlite.

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Go with the 6'8" Mojo Medium XF. I've had both Veritas and Mojo's.

Veritas do have cracking issues, it's documented all over this site, the other larger forums, abu's own reviews on their own page, TW and BPS reviews.

If you are looking for a ~$100 spinning rod, check out the 6'8" med xf BPS Carbonlite.

This might be advisable based on someone else that has both (veritas/bps carbonlite) for spinning and prefers the carbonlite. A falcon rod may even be better suited to your needs.

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The Falcon Bucoo micro is an excellent rod as well. I've got my new STX sitting on one and I like a tad more than my veritas. You can nab a Veritas micro or a winch model on walmart.com for $70 though.

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I have a Veritas micro guide rod paired with a 3rd gen Revo S and it's great.

For what it's worth, Walmart still has their Veritas microguide casting rods on sale for $70.80+tax with free shipping on their website...

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I love my Veritas, i hate my Mojo.

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Veritas do still have breaking issues, and mojo bass is known for being a bit tip heavy. Daiwa has a new t-series of rods out that are pretty comfortable and very nice for 75 dollars, but I haven't used mine enough to make a very detailed opinion on them. I do like them better than the afore mentioned rods so far.

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The Daiwa T rods are nice for a stick under the $100 mark. My buddy has been fishing with them for awhile (Maybe since they first came out but not sure) and has had 0 issues so far. As with the rest I've only held them in store so I can't comment on them. Though I'm a big St. Croix fan so the mojo May one to look at even if it may a bit tip heavy.

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I love my Veritas, i hate my Mojo.

Don't have a Veritas, but I have a Mojo I hate.

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Both are good. Also check out the Shimano Compre if you can. Its a good rod in that price range. I have a 6'6 M/F spinning compre and I use it for shakey heads and light t rigs.

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I will take all of the "hated" Mojo's off peoples hands that want to get rid of them.

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I own both and would get a carbonlite over both of those.

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I own both and I prefer the mojo. Something just feels off on the veritas but not enough to warrant me not using it.

Both are good rods though and I wouldn't hesitate recommending either of them to anyone in that price point.

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All my BC rods are mojos. I LOVE them. So sensitive yet strong. Comfy in hand too. Best rods Ive even owned/used.

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I have handled the Mojo and that's about it. They feel pretty good but maybe a little tip heavy. I had a Veritas for a week and fished with it twice. It was light and sinsitive but there was just something about it that I didn't care for. I am not sure what it was or why I didn't like it, but I could never get comfortable with it. I took it back and got a 6'8" mxf Carbonlite. I love the rod. Every bit as light and sensitive as the Veritas and I am very comfortable with it.

Of the 2 you are looking at I would go with the Veritas but if your open to suggestions, look at the Carbonlites.

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Of the two, I'd say veritas rods all around are much better but feel like their missing a truely good shakey head rod in the line up. The 7' M is a bit too stout for the 1/16 giggy heads I throw, and the 6'9" ML is a MOD Fast I believe.

Ive had a casting mojo for 3-4 years now and have regretted it since I bought it. Two guide inserts have fallen out. Its dead, not sensitive at all and actually hurts my wrists if I use it for tip up techs. Its the most uncomfortable and least sensitive rod I own.

With all that said, I'd look at a carbonlight...

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I've also got a Mojo and love it. It's very comfortable. I have never once stopped fishing and thought "Man, this thing is tip heavy." I also have a Carbonlite and I'm not nearly as big a fan of it. Completely different feel. It's all preference.

I have a Vendetta MH that I loved, purchased a Carbonlite MH that was going to replace it, but I ended up liking the Vendetta more anyways so I've just got one spooled up with mono and the other with braid. Two applications. My M Mojo just trounces both in my opinion, more sensitive and more comfortable.

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The Veritas feel nice but I won't buy one until they get their breakage issues fixed. I know some guys that work at BPS and Cabela's and they all say that other than store brand rods the Veritas is one of the most returned rods for breakage issues. I have a few Mojos and have no complaints about them. If I was looking for a rod in the $100 range I'd look really hard at the BPS Carbonlites. They're very light and comfortable to hold and if anything happens to it BPS should take care of it for you.

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I own both and prefer the veritas, its lighter and more sensitive. I will say QC on Abu side needs to be address with these rods, mine came in and the epoxy was cracked, I sent it back without any issues and this new one looks much better. I have read with numerous people having issues with the veritas rods.. St Croix makes a better quality rod and i think my next may be an avid but then your not comparing apples to apples.

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thanks for all the responses......looks like i need to look deeper into the bps carbonlite as an option too.........heard mostly posititve things about it on this thread........any negatives?

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thanks for all the responses......looks like i need to look deeper into the bps carbonlite as an option too.........heard mostly posititve things about it on this thread........any negatives?

They had an issue with the early micros. The guides inserts were coming out but I think they have that fixed now. I have a micro with no issues. Regular version I have not heard of any problems.

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