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Got my St.Croix Mojo today and everything is fine except one guide is a little crooked... Would you make a big deal outta this and return it? Would it effect my fishing, I wouldn't think so but was looking for other opinions.

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While its pathetic to have a new rod delivered like that, it happens a good bit.. I have a falcon with a stripper guide that is offline. Still, sucks to pay your money and it not be near perfect..thing is, if you send it back, will the replacement be any better?

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That won't affect performance at all. The foot looks straight on the blank. No harm in giving it a gentle bend in the right direction just don't crank on it. In a production rod that's been through the distribution system I really don't think that's all that bad.

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That guide foot looks crooked on the blank to me, it's poor quality work... That's been the case with the Mojo & Rage coming from Mexico , it's well know.. Similar build problems with ***, veritas and other rod lines as well... It will work fine like has been stated.

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I had a friend that got all his guides screwed up with a kid decided to bang guides first onto a table... he wasn't too happy about that, but it still fished fine. But if I had that rod I would exchange it because my ocd can't handle that, lol. I'm sure TW would understand if you called.

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All of my *** and *** rods had a guide like that, and some had excess epoxy all over them. I sent them back. It won't hurt anything, but why keep a brand new rod that you're not 100% satisfied with?

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Idk kinda what alonerakin said, if I send it back what if I just get another one back with the same problem... As long as it isn't structurally weakened and it won't effect performance I guess its fine. I would prefer it be perfect obviously but it isn't worth the Hassle I would guess...

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Idk kinda what alonerakin said, if I send it back what if I just get another one back with the same problem... As long as it isn't structurally weakened and it won't effect performance I guess its fine. I would prefer it be perfect obviously but it isn't worth the Hassle I would guess...

If you want a perfect one ask dvt or learn to build one yourself. I enjoy all these threads asking about the best $100 rod for this or that. For 100 you can set yourself up to build numerous best rods for you. The plus the only person you have to blame for imperfections is your self.

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That won't affect performance at all. The foot looks straight on the blank. No harm in giving it a gentle bend in the right direction just don't crank on it. In a production rod that's been through the distribution system I really don't think that's all that bad.

 

Be careful if you decide to twist the guide.  Do it slowly and with constant force.

 

Would suggest heating the metal but that technique is for a professional like Delaware Valley Tackle.

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I would ignore it. Always expect perfection but be a realist. That guide will become your good luck charm and the rod will become your favorite the first time you land a big one.

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It's only a problem if you think it is. The rod will fish just fine.

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Performance wise the rod will be just fine.  If it bothers you send it back, if possible I would probably take it to a local shop to have it straightened.

I personally try to avoid buying a sight un seen rod on line but I have done it.  I've had rods delivered that were broken but never guide issues.

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Well the first problem is you bought the mojo

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Haha, why is that?

C&G, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...lol.

The Mojo is fine and don't worry about the guide.

Hootie

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What one is it. I have the pitching rod it's so heavy. And I use denali and have never had that problem with their rods they pay attention to the little things. But anyway I think the mojo is just overpriced

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Oh you should be good then it's just when you get heavier they tend to begin to feel like bricks.

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