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St. Croix Mojo Bass or Johnny Morris Carbon Lite?

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I'm looking to upgrade a couple of my spinning rods. I own a couple of the Mojo Bass casting rods and like them a lot. But, I was recently looking at the Carbon Lite rods and they look pretty nice, have great reviews. How would you all compare the two?

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I use both and they are both great. it would come down to price for me. If the carbonlite was on sale I'd take it all day. At regular price though, I like the NEW mojos. they balance much nicer than the previous version and I've always liked st croix customer service. Either of these two rods will do well for you. 

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If your looking at the new model of mojo with sc 111 blank, then I'd go that route for sure. BPS customer service sucks, as where St Croix's customer service is one of the best out there.

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St croix, I have premier series and I love that rod

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6 hours ago, MDBowHunter said:

If your looking at the new model of mojo with sc 111 blank, then I'd go that route for sure. BPS customer service sucks, as where St Croix's customer service is one of the best out there.

I own both and broke a Carbonlite over the weekend (my fault). I walked into Bass Pro and they gave me a replacement rod no charge, so I would have to challenge the customer service sucks quote.  I prefer the Mojo slightly but I doubt the Carbonlite would disappoint you. 

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20 minutes ago, Onvacation said:

I own both and broke a Carbonlite over the weekend (my fault). I walked into Bass Pro and they gave me a replacement rod no charge, so I would have to challenge the customer service sucks quote.  I prefer the Mojo slightly but I doubt the Carbonlite would disappoint you. 

I had to argue with them for 20 minutes to get a replacement BPS Extreme rod because I didn't have a receipt. I just wanted to exchange it, not a refund. Never had that issue before the few times I've returned something there so I'm hoping it was just the person working customer service that day. Either way, it made me nervous about buying bigger stuff from them.

 

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5 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I had to argue with them for 20 minutes to get a replacement BPS Extreme rod because I didn't have a receipt. I just wanted to exchange it, not a refund. Never had that issue before the few times I've returned something there so I'm hoping it was just the person working customer service that day. Either way, it made me nervous about buying bigger stuff from them.

 

Definitely not just the person working, I think Onvacation got lucky and got a good person. I've tried to return a couple of things to BPS and they always seem to make it a real PITA. From now on I just order from TW, and couldnt be happier. I bought a columbia fishing shirt and realized it had a few stains on the sleeve, I noticed this at the cashiers counter and told her. She said just take it to customer service and theyll take care of it. Well that would've been great if I would've had my drivers license. Now I just paid for this shirt with cash, and I never left the store I walked directly from the cashier to the service desk. I tried to grab another shirt on my way there to just exchange it, but they didnt have any more in my size. So I said Ill just take the money back then, and the manger asked for my license which I mistakenly left at the house. So he said go home and get it, well its 30 miles each way to my house. It wasnt like I left and came backtwo days later, I never even left the store. In total I spent over $200 that day and was trying to get my money back on a $20 shirt, but was told no because I could be trying to rip them off, it happens all the time he said. I took me to start getting fired up and raising my voice some, and when I started asking people in the line what they thought and they were agreeing with me the manager finally gave me my $20 back. Never again BPS never again.

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Could very well be the person in customer service.  I stopped by right after fishing for the day knowing I had caused the issue and knowing that I obviously didn't have a receipt. The lady went out of her way to help me out. BPS is about 15 minutes from my house so it is an easy choice for quick items, but like you, TW gets a lot more of my money.  Just to add to your post MDBowHunter, they do seem obsessed with scams. 

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I have also had great experiences with the
Hampton, VA BPS customer service. I have
exchanged rods, returned rods without issue.

The fishing manager that I became friends with
is gone, and I'm much less trusting of those 
there now. However, one of my exchanges 
happened under the "new" staff and went fine.

But every store is different simply because of
the humans working there, IMO. So yeah, bad
experience for some? Absolutely.

My .02 on the rods:

I own several Carbonlites and highly recommend
them. I never liked the old Mojo rods, but the new
blanks are much lighter than previous.

That said, if weight is an issue, I think the CL are
more tip light than the Mojos, even the new ones.

I also have St. Croix, but a Premiere (tip heavy) and
a Legend Tournament (awesome). Did have an Avid
but felt it was tip-heavy, too.

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9 hours ago, Onvacation said:

I own both and broke a Carbonlite over the weekend (my fault). I walked into Bass Pro and they gave me a replacement rod no charge, so I would have to challenge the customer service sucks quote.  I prefer the Mojo slightly but I doubt the Carbonlite would disappoint you. 

I have had no issues with exchanging tackle @ BPS.  

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Both are nice rods, but since St. Croix upgraded their blank in the Mojo, I'd be swayed to go in that direction. 

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Thanks for the responses guys. Appreciate it! 

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I am partial to the Carbonlite's due to cost and feel. No experience with the new Mojo's but did fish with an older one and it was a nice rod, nothing noticeable between it and the Carbonlite in regards to sensitivity. The Carbonlite felt better to me in the hand. But the new blank Mojo seems to be getting good feedback and reviews. Don't think you can go wrong either way honestly

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I had a carbonlite and it is a really nice rod. A few weeks ago I purchased one of the new Mojos, fished it a couple of times. I was so impressed that within a week I had three of them. Like everyone else said, you can't go wrong with either, but my vote would go for the Mojo. 

Hootie

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Uh oh.  Hootie is involved in this conversation now.  This will undoubtedly end with him purchasing yet another Mojo Bass.  

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Well I ended up with a Fenwick Silverhawk. I was in my local Cabelas and noticed they were marked down from 99.99 to 69.99. After comparing it to one of the Mojo rods I decided it was just too good of a deal to pass up. I like the way the handle/grip fits my hand so that was a big plus for me. 

I'm sticking with the Mojo for my baitcasting rods as I throw a  baitcaster much more than my spinning outfit.

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Let us know how you like it.  That rod has been suggested here a couple of times as a great bargain, but hasn't really gotten as much feedback as the Mojo Bass or Carbonlite. 

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I fished the Silver Hawk rod this weekend. I'm happy with this rod. I'm fishing a braid mainline with a floor leader. It worked well for wacky rigged senkos and light Texas rigged worms, which is pretty much all I used with it this weekend. I'm pretty happy with this purchase.

A couple from this afternoon.

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