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Differences In Carrot Stix Wild's

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Thinking about getting a Med Lt power rod and saw that the e21 company offers them in their Wild models of both orange and black.  Is there any real differences other than color that would constitute a $30 increase from one to another? I know that they've been known to have some QC issues but I'm just curious what seperates the two?

 

Thanks,

Coak

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The cork grip is one thing, but also the guides seem to be the better design.

 

I own a 7' ML E21 CS Wild, and I like how it feels. But the type of guides they used are not a good design. The location and type of first guide causes a lot of line slap and doesn't help casting distance.

 

They changed the guides on the black series to a more traditional spinning rod style, and seems to follow suit to the better design that prevents a lot of choking and line slap. But.. reports of breakage with the black is also not helping me to tell you to spend the extra 30 either.

 

I'd probably go with a whole different brand in all honesty. The only reason I bought the Wild I have is because it was on clearance for $60 and I had a discount on top of that.

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Thanks Chris for the info, however I should've clarified in the OP that I'm talking about a casting rod instead of a spinning rod.

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Ahh, then yes. Different story. That I will let others chime in on.

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The black one is supposed to be more durable based on the blank being non sanded. They feel lighter IMO

 

the hook keeper locations are horrible on both and they are sharp which makes it worse

 

 

You def want an extended over the counter warranty with these because the customer service e21 provides is horrendous. Paying extra 10-20 will save you having to pay 40 and wait on canadian shipping if a problem arises.

 

I had 2 mishaps with the PG version,(quality issues), luckily they were both covered by gander at the time

 

I love the rods tho otherwise.

 

 

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wild black

 

 

The new E21 Wild Black Carrot Stix Casting Rods feature incredibly lightweight and sensitive 30-ton graphite blanks. The blanks are also non-sanded for increased strength, and all the graphics were moved down to the split grip handle for increased sensitivity and balance. The fewer labels and graphics at the front of the rods takes the practice of proper weight placement to the extreme and further enhances sensitivity. 8% lighter than the original Wild Carrot Stix, they also feature premium Fuji Micro Guides for a 10% increase in casting distance and enhanced accuracy.  Featuring comfortable, premium cork split grips and no fore grips, Pac Bay exposed blank reel seats also have all but the essential material removed. Available for a great price, its hard to miss with the E21 Wild Black Carrot Stix Casting Rods.

Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

 

wild errrrnge

 

 

Introducing the E21 Carrot Stix Wild Casting Series Rods. Each rod features Element 21’s advanced Nano Carrot Fiber and Nano Silica blank construction. E21 even increased the nano bio fibers in each blank, resulting in even heightened sensitivity and increased flex strength. High quality Pac Bay Semi-Micro Guides with Zirconium inserts provide the increased casting distance and better load distribution associated with micro guides, and they are still large enough to allow knots and debris to pass through with minimal resistance.

Proprietary E21 Reel Seats also deliver direct access to the blank for increased sensitivity, and all but the essential material has been removed to help reduce weight even further.  Offering the advanced performance and sensitivity you expect from E21 - at a value-conscious price - the E21 Carrot Stix Wild Casting Rods. 

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I've got a couple of these rods and I had to remove the hook holder.  What a stupid place to put it.  On  the top of the rod, it wore a hole in my Frogg Toggs, right by my wrist.  Underneath would have been ok, but where they put it was stupid.  Other than that I think these rods are ok.  I got them towards the end of last season and fished with them for a few months.

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