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The sig series will be on sale during the classic, and I was wondering if they were worth it over the regular carbonlites. I know they're a little heavier. Can anyone give me a comparison in performance between the two? I know the carbonlites have quite a few breakage reports, but I've found far fewer when looking at the sig II reviews. What are your thoughts?

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I can't really tell any difference between the two other than the II series have a much higher quality guide.

 

They're same modulus graphite, etc., pretty sure it's just the guides that make the price difference.

 

Me? I'm interested in both. I like the trade-in value of both, and am considering the II at this point - for the guide upgrade.

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Alot of the bad reviews are from the older version of the carbonlite.

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Just joined the forum (like I need to be a memeber of another one ;-)) but when doing my lastest searches, this forum kept coming up so you guys must be on top of things!

I was at BPS today and was comparing these two rods in the bait caster models.

It will be used with a PQ, 6.4:1 spooled with braid for Light Tackle Jigging stripers on the Chesapeake Bay.

 

If you buy the Signature Series, check the tip guide. They were all not the same throughout the different rod lengths. The ones that have the leg support go around the "tube" is a pain when the braided line wraps around it.

 

I am considering the 6'-8" MH Sig.

The Sig Series was 6'-8" .

The Carbonlite was 6'-9"

The Extreme was 6'-10"

Funny that they didn't make them the same length.

The three different models of course had the standard, 6'-6"; 7'-0" and 7'-6" lengths.

The signature also had a 7'-2".

 

Jeff

240 LTS

 

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Welcome to the forum and great info!

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I was looking at the 6'8'' MH sig as well, but it has an extra fast tip and I'd prefer a fast tip.

So now I'm leaning more towards the carbonlite Medium Fast 6'6'', Just out of preference.

Then again, I'm choosing a spinning rod. I decided a medium heavy might be a little stiff to throw

some of the lighter worms/lures I just bought. The sig series  II has a 7'2'' medium fast, but I'm more

comfortable with a rod in the 6'6'' - 6'9'' range. I appreciate the information about the tip guides though,

I'll be sure to keep that in mind when making my selection. (:

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I went with the Sig II, I like it though it will be some time until I get to use it, May timeframe for me. Seems to be well made and reviews were good.

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Just joined the forum (like I need to be a memeber of another one ;-)) but when doing my lastest searches, this forum kept coming up so you guys must be on top of things!

I was at BPS today and was comparing these two rods in the bait caster models.

It will be used with a PQ, 6.4:1 spooled with braid for Light Tackle Jigging stripers on the Chesapeake Bay.

 

If you buy the Signature Series, check the tip guide. They were all not the same throughout the different rod lengths. The ones that have the leg support go around the "tube" is a pain when the braided line wraps around it.

 

I am considering the 6'-8" MH Sig.

The Sig Series was 6'-8" .

The Carbonlite was 6'-9"

The Extreme was 6'-10"

Funny that they didn't make them the same length.

The three different models of course had the standard, 6'-6"; 7'-0" and 7'-6" lengths.

The signature also had a 7'-2".

 

Jeff

240 LTS

 

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Welcome to the forums!

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Have an update/correction on my earlier post.

Went back to BPS yesterday, Sunday, and looked closer at the rack with the Sig rods.

Since the Carbonlites were (mostly) all in another area and I asked where the Sig rods were on Saturday, I thought the rack the employee showed me were ALL Signature Series rods. That was not the case. I didn't look close enough on Saturday.

The rack was mixed with Carbonlites also and I didn't read the name of the rods thinking they were all the same, as I asked. My mistake.

All the Signature rods had K Guides and the CL were not.

 

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ive felt carbonlites, i was hopingfor it to be light, but its heavy compared to others

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ive felt carbonlites, i was hopingfor it to be light, but its heavy compared to others

I think they're pretty light.

 

The signature II series is heavier than the regular carbonlites.

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I think they're pretty light.

 

The signature II series is heavier than the regular carbonlites.

 

I agree. The carbonlites are very light. The Sigs are heavier simply because of the guides, but not by much.

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I ended up going with the 6'6'' Medium the other day paired with a Daiwa Lexa 2500. Thanks everyone!

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Hey guys,

Went to the BPS sale last weekend. Traded in 3 older reels and picked up 3 PQ's. One 6.4:1 and two 5.2:1. Just under $65.00 each.

The Rod trade in started today, Friday, so the plan is to go early tomorrow morning and pick up 3 Signature Series rods. Just under $90.00 each.

One- 6'-8", one- 7'-2" and not sure what the third one will be. There was a limited selection of BC'ers last weekend.

Even thinking of maybe getting a spinning rod. Not sure right now.

Again, all the Sig's had the K guides and braid will be used.

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Update:

Went back March 10 and traded the two PQ 5.2's (purchased a few days before) for 6.4's.= Now all three are 6.4's. Final decision was to just keep them the same ratio.

In different manufactures I have 5.0's and 7.1's so I thought I'd keep all the PQ's the same.

 

Did some rod trade in's also. All Signature Series II mostly because of the K guides and using braid.

Haven't bought any new rods in quite some time.

 

Casting

1- 6'-8" M

1- 6'-8" MH

1- 7'-2" MH (rain check)

Spinning

1- 6'-8" M

1- 6'-8" MH (rain check)

 

Can't wait to try them all out.

 

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Have an update/correction on my earlier post.

Went back to BPS yesterday, Sunday, and looked closer at the rack with the Sig rods.

Since the Carbonlites were (mostly) all in another area and I asked where the Sig rods were on Saturday, I thought the rack the employee showed me were ALL Signature Series rods. That was not the case. I didn't look close enough on Saturday.

The rack was mixed with Carbonlites also and I didn't read the name of the rods thinking they were all the same, as I asked. My mistake.

All the Signature rods had K Guides and the CL were not.

 

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Are these the guides on the spinning rod versions?

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Are these the guides on the spinning rod versions?

Those photos are the casting rods although the tip guides are the same on the spinning rods.

 

 

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