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Does anyone own either one of these rods? Casting or spinning? Also, what do you think of them? Would you recommend them? Thanks for the input.

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The Rage rods are built on the same blanks as the Avid line which are very good rods. Grip material and foreign labor help lower the price point a little bit. Some will argue the Mexican plant has lower QC standards but I haven't seen it. It's still a St Croix product which is among the best you can get.

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I have the 7'1 MH casting and the 6'10" ML/XF. I like them both a lot. Light and sensitive and I'm really liking the grip the more I use them. The MH I have has a lot of backbone. I use it for flipping and punching believe it or not.

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I picked up 3 of them when they had the whole buy 2 get one free deal going on.  I have fished them well over 50 days this season and i have absolutely no complaints. 

 

I wasn't sure how i was going to like the neoprene handles but i actually really like them now.  The micro guides, haven't noticed a difference one way or another.  They are definitely lighter and more sensitive and better balanced than the Mojo series i was replacing.

 

All in all a very good rod and i would not hesitate to buy another one.

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I have a 7'1" M casting model. I got it from the promotion they had when you buy 2 SC and get a Rage. IMO it's not as sensitive as a rod at that price should be. I'm also not a huge fan of the handle but its OK. It's not a bad rod overall but I'd rather pay another $20 and get an Avid.

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I like them. Some of the first ones had crooked guides and reel seats that came unglued but lately they all seem to be good sticks.

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I got the 7'1 MH/F when they ran the promotion last winter. It took some getting used to, but I like it.  I took it out of the rotation for a while when the cottonwood "fuzz" was blowing around up here. Cottonwood and micro guides do not get along, it's also a rod I run straight braid on, the fluoro to braid leader knot drove me nuts with those guides. I don't find the reel seat/grip to be as comfortable as the Fuji ECS seats, but I like it a whole lot better than the Fuji SK2 seats. I have not found St Croixs claim of the handle getting "tacky" when wet to be true, It seemed to be no different than cork. Maybe just a freak thing, as it's never happened to me before, since, or with any other rod I have ever owned, but one day in the rain a fish jerked the rod right out of my hands on a hookset. I got it back, because I was only in 3 feet of water, but it made me question the whole "tacky when wet" thing.

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My main frogging rod is a 7'11 H casting rod. I have had for two seasons and I like it. It does its job well. Has a good back bone and fairly light. The only thing, if I have to be picky about it is the micro guides. When I am into my frogging sometimes the line raps around the tip and it drives me nuts.

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I had my mine set on a rage last week. I love both of my mojos.

After looking at it in the store, I really wasn't impressed with the handle. I would have pulled the trigger if it was cork. The handle just felt cheap IMO.

Picked up a crucial and love it.

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Got mine last week. 7' MH. Still haven't had it fishing yet, but I was astounded at how nice and light it felt. Of all the new gear I got it's the thing I'm most excited to use. Have it paired up with a Lew's Tournament MG.

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My main frogging rod is a 7'11 H casting rod. I have had for two seasons and I like it. It does its job well. Has a good back bone and fairly light. The only thing, if I have to be picky about it is the micro guides. When I am into my frogging sometimes the line raps around the tip and it drives me nuts.

If your using braid, it happens.  Micro guides or not.

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If your using braid, it happens.  Micro guides or not.

 

That may be true however on the Rage as you get to the top it gets pretty thin, I find the wraps to me more excessive. I do not get the same wraps on other outfits with braid.

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I had one, it's gone, made of the same material as the Avid, W/ different components, 5 year warranty, and Mexican Labor,,,,I'll gladly give 30 bucks more for an Avid, better components,,,,,,,,,,lifetime warranty,,,,,,,,MADE IN THE USA!!!! JMP

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