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Does anyone have any insight they can lend on the topic of the St. Croix Premier casting rods in comparison to the Mojo Bass casting rods?  I'm looking specifically at 7' MH/F and 7'H/F.

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The Premiers are more balanced than the Mojos. I actually own both, but prefer the Premier over the Mojo. Pro tip: Cabelas is the only place I've found that sells split grip Premiers.

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I owned a mojo and a premier at th same time...i still have the premier much better balance, more comfy and more sensitive imo

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The Premiers are more balanced than the Mojos. I actually own both, but prefer the Premier over the Mojo. Pro tip: Cabelas is the only place I've found that sells split grip Premiers.

 

I was just at cabelas for a tackle bag and say the split grip premiers for the first time. They look nice too. I would have to agree with the others go for the premier over the mojo.

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I have both in 7' MH/F and prefer the Premiers over the Mojos.   The 7' H/F are broomsticks and I have no use for them.

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Does anyone have any insight they can lend on the topic of the St. Croix Premier casting rods in comparison to the Mojo Bass casting rods?  I'm looking specifically at 7' MH/F and 7'H/F.

They are the same blank with a different paint jobs and the premier has more.weight in the back because of the full cork.

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I would recommend if you're considering the price of the Premier see if you can find an Avid on sale. The extra investment is really worth it. Make sure you handle one before you, the MH Croix baitcasting rods are pretty stout. I'd think the H would be extremely stout and only needed for some very specific purposes.

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They are the same blank with a different paint jobs and the premier has more.weight in the back because of the full cork.

I'm not sure that's the only difference, the Mojos are also supposed to be technique specific. And St. Croix makes split grip Premiers ^^^.

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I have had both........flip a coin. And I will agree with wnybassman,the 7' H/F is not a rod, it's a pool cue with guides on it. I sold him mine, and he didn't keep it long either LOL.

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I sold him mine, and he didn't keep it long either LOL.

 

 

It's one of few rods I ever sold, ever!    lol

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It's one of the only rods I ever sold, ever!    lol

I know..............that only confirms how terrible of a rod it was, that you didn't even want it mingling with the rest of the junk in the corner LMAO

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I'm not sure that's the only difference, the Mojos are also supposed to be technique specific. And St. Croix makes split grip Premiers ^^^.

the premier split grips are built for only Cableas.  As far as mojo vs premier, they are the exact same blank, guides, cork etc. the only differences are cosmetics and build. you will also find more "technique specific" builds in the mojo line but utilizing the same blank as the premier. 

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I'm on the same page as everyone else.  I have the 7' mh/f, and IMO it's like a telephone pole.

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I had at one point had 4 mojos and 3 premiers. As has been stated, the mojos are usually heavier than their rating. The slop n frog 7ft heavy was an unbendable, heavy broom of a rod. Attempting to walk the dog with it was hard and tiring. It honestly could be used as a punch rod lol.

My favorite rod in their lineup was the plastics rod since it was rated a medium but was more a mh.

The premiers felt better to me because I prefer a full grip. The 7m was a great trap, small squarebill rod as it had a good flex to it and I found myself using this rod more than my mojos.

To be fair, I did end up selling all of them lol

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I had at one point had 4 mojos and 3 premiers. As has been stated, the mojos are usually heavier than their rating. The slop n frog 7ft heavy was an unbendable, heavy broom of a rod. Attempting to walk the dog with it was hard and tiring. It honestly could be used as a punch rod lol.

My favorite rod in their lineup was the plastics rod since it was rated a medium but was more a mh.

The premiers felt better to me because I prefer a full grip. The 7m was a great trap, small squarebill rod as it had a good flex to it and I found myself using this rod more than my mojos.

To be fair, I did end up selling all of them lol

 

So it sounds like the 7' M Plastics Mojo was pretty stout for a M? I may have just found my new finesse jig rod  :eyebrows: . Thanks!

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So it sounds like the 7' M Plastics Mojo was pretty stout for a M? I may have just found my new finesse jig rod :eyebrows: . Thanks!

I'd suggest you check out the 6'8" M/XF blank for finesse jigs. Great rod for top water, Senkos, tubes as well.

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I had at one point had 4 mojos and 3 premiers. As has been stated, the mojos are usually heavier than their rating. The slop n frog 7ft heavy was an unbendable, heavy broom of a rod. Attempting to walk the dog with it was hard and tiring. It honestly could be used as a punch rod lol.

My favorite rod in their lineup was the plastics rod since it was rated a medium but was more a mh.

The premiers felt better to me because I prefer a full grip. The 7m was a great trap, small squarebill rod as it had a good flex to it and I found myself using this rod more than my mojos.

To be fair, I did end up selling all of them lol

Did you replace them with something at that same price point?  If so, what? 

 

I have about $200 worth of credit at BPS and wanted to get a couple multi purpose rods.  St. Croix is about the only brand that I have an interest in that they sell.  They carry pretty much their full lineup, so I have more choices.  I'm trying to step up a little from BPS Carbonlites.

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My experience with st croix ended at the premier level. Several guys swear by them from their warranty, customer service etc. The avids get special praise for around 160-180 if I remember correctly.

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I used upper end st croixs for years and a few lower end ones. I dont have many negatives about the upper end but you can do better for a 100$ rod. Especially the past couple years.

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I used upper end st croixs for years and a few lower end ones. I dont have many negatives about the upper end but you can do better for a 100$ rod. Especially the past couple years.

 

I'll bite. What would you have in mind?

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I used upper end st croixs for years and a few lower end ones. I dont have many negatives about the upper end but you can do better for a 100$ rod. Especially the past couple years.

I agree. I've used the triumphs and premiers a lot and for 100$ I think there are better rods, but stepping up to the avid was eye opening.

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I used upper end st croixs for years and a few lower end ones. I dont have many negatives about the upper end but you can do better for a 100$ rod. Especially the past couple years.

I agree. I've used the triumphs and premiers a lot and for 100$ I think there are better rods, but stepping up to the avid was eye opening.

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I'll bite. What would you have in mind?

Most of my experience with rods is the >250 range. If i were to pick a 100$ rod i would go carbonlite, duckett, or ***.

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