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So I'm thinking about getting either the mojo series to replace my arsenal or the inferno series. Thoughts? 

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Well if you do any fishing from a golf cart and whack a tree the Powell might break.....the st croix I dunno. 

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Honestly I had a new series Mojo in my hand last week at Cabelas. I am not all that impressed. What did you dislike about the Powells. I have  fished with one Inferno and I love my original series Powell Max 683CEF. I really like the Powell Max3D's as well. I kinda think it is too lateral a move to bother with. Now if you are looking for better sensitivity than perhaps look at the Powell Max3D or a Dobyns Fury and definitely check out the Irod Genesis II rods. All of these run about $160 or less. In the ST. Croix I think the AvidX rods are good but more money for sure.

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12 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

Honestly I had a new series Mojo in my hand last week at Cabelas. I am not all that impressed. s. In the ST. Croix I think the AvidX rods are good but more money for sure.

You realize they use the same blank for both right? Obviously components play a role in overall feel of the rod, but I don't think you're getting all that much info from just holding one in the store. 

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I've always felt the rods made in Park Falls had a little more life in them.  Not sure why, but they feel more "vivid" when fished.  Could it be the guides?  Or the build?  Never could put my finger on it.  Could be be between my ears; thinking one is better simply because of origin of manufacture.

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They are both made of the same graphite true, but the diameter of the blanks was different and so was the actions at least in the spinning. I was comparing them in an attempt to find my new Medium fast or extra fast tip rod for sencos and drop shot.  The  AvidX 6'8" MXF is on my short list, SO is the Dobyns Sierra 683

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I had a Powell deisel and that thing was a broom stick of a rod, strong but it was pretty darn heavy for a mf rod good brand but I'll have to go with at croix.

1 hour ago, EvanT123 said:

Well if you do any fishing from a golf cart and whack a tree the Powell might break.....the st croix I dunno. 

They'll both probably break but you'll get a new one back from st croix.

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I recently bought a new generation Mojo. Fished it for a couple of days and was so impressed with it, I wound up buying two more. 

Hootie

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I'm with Hootie in this regard , couldn't stand the old mojo rods. I enjoy the new ones quite a bit, they were actually a contender for my new cranking rod but they lost out to kistler. With that said I don't like Powell rods much at all. I find them heavy and uncomfortable. And they are not the same blank as suggested above.

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Cheesefrank the Powell Inferno and Max3D have a good replacement program, only the $75 Diesel does not. And as for the comment about the Powell DIesel compared to a Mojo?? Please compare rods of the same price range apples too apples not apples to grapes. A Powell Diesel is a decent rod for $75.00.  The OP was asking about the Powell compared to a St Croix Mojo. A new Mojo retails for $120 to $140, The correct comparison would be a Powell Inferno for $110 or my preferred rod,  a Max3D for $150.

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I am not a St Croix guy but between those two I would pick the NEW Mojo.

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I'm about to buy the new SC mojo but then I spotted the shimano teramar northeast (split grip). for me teramar is much worth the money and more versatile.

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Teramar? Versatile? What power and action?

I spotted some at cabelas but they were a little heavy and bulky. They are made for saltwater, i dont think theyd be very comfortable for bass

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6 hours ago, d-camarena said:

Teramar? Versatile? What power and action?

I spotted some at cabelas but they were a little heavy and bulky. They are made for saltwater, i dont think theyd be very comfortable for bass

 

They have medium. I have the MH and paired with citica or sometimes putting the curado 300ej and no issues. 

Not to offend, the new SC mojo looks cheap and seems one guy on the cabelas review looks legit

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I bought the new Mojo 6'10" MLXF and I really like it.I use it for tubes,wacky and small jerkbaits.

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On July 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM, EvanT123 said:

Well if you do any fishing from a golf cart and whack a tree the Powell might break.....the st croix I dunno. 

Actually it is a different rod that he casted with that broke, after he gets off the golf cart and gets to the pond he has a left handed reel, whereas before he had a right handed.

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On 07/21/2016 at 4:29 PM, d-camarena said:

Teramar? Versatile? What power and action?

I spotted some at cabelas but they were a little heavy and bulky. They are made for saltwater, i dont think theyd be very comfortable for bass

Never handled a Teramar.  My only saltwater "bass" rod is a 7' ML Redbone.  I like it.  Have used it for worms and crankbaits (and jerkbaits).  Rated 3/8-3/4 oz. but will cast lighter.  Haven't used over 1/2 oz. spnninerbait on it yet.  If the Teramar is heavy and bulky, then it isn't a rod I'd want.

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9 hours ago, JigMaster4 said:

Actually it is a different rod that he casted with that broke, after he gets off the golf cart and gets to the pond he has a left handed reel, whereas before he had a right handed.

You should whack a bunch of your rods agaisnt trees while riding in a golf cart and report back to us on the status of your rods. 

 

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On July 20, 2016 at 4:43 PM, J Francho said:

I've always felt the rods made in Park Falls had a little more life in them.  Not sure why, but they feel more "vivid" when fished.  Could it be the guides?  Or the build?  Never could put my finger on it.  Could be be between my ears; thinking one is better simply because of origin of manufacture.

I don't know if it's the case here or not, but I can vouch for how dramatic a difference components and layout can make. Even as a Rod builder I'm often surprised. 

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On 7/20/2016 at 11:04 PM, RJD1 said:

You can usually find new Powell Max 3D's on @#$bay for less than $120. Far better rod than the mojo imo.

 

I love their 3D blanks but I can't stand the reel seat.. If they offered an ACS seat I'd buy a few.

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