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I have a st croix avid and might get another one. But.. I love the rods. Is there a better rod out there for cheaper? I like st croix a lot but there costing me a bit to much. 

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Look at the Eyecon Series.  I have a couple spinning rods from that line, and they're great for "bass" fishing even though they are marketed as "walleye" rods.  Price is right, SCII graphite, and nice components.

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Avids are SCIII, not quite the same...they are lighter, and a little crisper feeling.

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Hard to improve upon the Avid for under $200. I enjoy the Shimano Zodias at that price but it's a smaller lineup and the warranty is not as good. Plus we're all sick of black with red highlights.

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I've become a big fan of the Gander Mountian elite series rods.

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1 hour ago, J Francho said:

Avids are SCIII, not quite the same...they are lighter, and a little crisper feeling.

The NEW mojo rods are sclll, same material as the avids. If you look at the weight on the st.croix site most of the mojo bass rods are actually lighter than the similar model avids. 

http://stcroixrods.com/products/freshwater/mojo-bass

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Ahh, didn't know that.  Cool. ;)

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6 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Ahh, didn't know that.  Cool. ;)

Yeah I'm pretty happy about it. I've got 2 of them already and will definitely be buying more. They're  the same blanks they used for the rage rods without the crappy guides and handles.  

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St. Croix is tough to beat. I see you aren't super close, but if you make a trek to Park Falls, they sell their seconds in their store that are heavily discounted. Most of their seconds look better than other manufacturer's first's, and it cosmetic blemishes. Something like tiny air bubbles in a clear coat, or their logo is slightly crooked would make a rod a second there. 

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If you have a Dicks sporting goods near you check it out.  Just picked up a glass mojo bass for $52.  Retails for $130-140 on TW.  It was marked down to $70 and all fishing stuff is on sale for 25% off.  I don't know when the sale ends, but there is a lot of tackle on sale too so its worth it even if the rod selection isn't great.

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2 minutes ago, bennettkolls said:

If you have a Dicks sporting goods near you check it out.  Just picked up a glass mojo bass for $52.  Retails for $130-140 on TW.  It was marked down to $70 and all fishing stuff is on sale for 25% off.  I don't know when the sale ends, but there is a lot of tackle on sale too so its worth it even if the rod selection isn't great.

Dang it. Now I have to make another trip to check out the sale....Thanks!

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As a random side note, I just saw that the Lindners recently signed with St. Croix.  They were still using Quantum reels but with St. Croix LT rods.  I thought that was cool, for who knows what reason.

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44 minutes ago, Jrob78 said:

As a random side note, I just saw that the Lindners recently signed with St. Croix.  They were still using Quantum reels but with St. Croix LT rods.  I thought that was cool, for who knows what reason.

well for one Quantum didnt make musky or walleye specific rods

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6 minutes ago, Allen Der said:

well for one Quantum didnt make musky or walleye specific rods

Well, they made the Lindners their own rod series that I believe included walleye rods, not sure about musky though.

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On Wednesday, January 06, 2016 at 0:08 PM, Fishinthefish said:

I've become a big fan of the Gander Mountian elite series rods.

X2. Nobody talks about them but I love the GSX elite from Gander Mtn. 40 ton japanese graphite which will be a $250 rod in other brands. 

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20 hours ago, smallie.mike said:

We're they the new model mojo bass rods? I didn't like the older ones with the scll graphite. 

Yes, the HMG's just felt better in my hand

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18 hours ago, bennettkolls said:

If you have a Dicks sporting goods near you check it out.  Just picked up a glass mojo bass for $52.  Retails for $130-140 on TW.  It was marked down to $70 and all fishing stuff is on sale for 25% off.  I don't know when the sale ends, but there is a lot of tackle on sale too so its worth it even if the rod selection isn't great.

Don't see the deals on website, do you have to go to a store?

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With the avid x and mojo being built on the same blank it seems pretty hard to justify the 70 extra dollars. Other than the slightly cheaper guides, warranty, and country of origin, is there anything Im missing?

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6 minutes ago, GoCougs14 said:

With the avid x and mojo being built on the same blank it seems pretty hard to justify the 70 extra dollars. Other than the slightly cheaper guides, warranty, and country of origin, is there anything Im missing?

They aren't built with the same blanks, the blanks are just made with the same SClll material. They have different lengths and actions than the avids. The mojo blanks and rods are made in mexico while the avid blanks and rods are built in the usa. 

They are great rods for the price and I will buy more of them, but I'll also buy more avids. 

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3 hours ago, A fisher said:

Don't see the deals on website, do you have to go to a store?

Yup.  I haven't seen anything about the sale from Dick's themselves, heard about it through word of mouth.

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The new Mojo Bass use the same material for blanks as the Avid, so you may be able to get a similar rod for much cheaper. If you are considering going with another brand, I would look into the Daiwa Tatula or maybe a Falcon Lowrider. Both of the rods are great and they are cheaper than the Avids. I'd look into those

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