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Can anyone tell me which would be the better choice to match with my NASCI 3000.  I would like it to be an all around spinning rod (very versatile) to also compliment my Fenwick Elite Tech Smallmouth ML rods that I own.  Thanks for any/all help and answers!  Best wishes on the water!

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Personally I would opt for the 7'1" mf as an all purpose rod

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Ok...thank you!  Any reasons why?  Any other input is awesome too!

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For an all around rod the 7'1 is going to feel more balanced with the 3000 sized reel, plus the length and slower action is going to allow you to fish a wider variety of baits. I have a 6'8 Legend tournament and while I love the rod for everything I use it for sometimes I prefer to finesse baits on my 7'1 mojo because I can cast further and feel like I can play the fish more. If you can try your reel on both of them at a store and see which one feels more comfortable.

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I had a 3000 Sahara on a 6' 8" Mojo and it was one of the best all around spinning rods I've ever owned. Now it has a 35 Supreme XT and it's my wacky rig setup and does a great job. The 7' 1" felt a little stiffer than what I like in a spinning rod but I haven't felt one of the new ones, so that may have changed. 

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Thanks for all the responses.  The St. Croix website states the 6'8" is designed for "wacky style" specifically and the 7'1" is for tubes, grubs, etc.  I don't throw wacky style senkos (I throw them texas rigged on casting tackle) but I think the 6'8" and 7'1" are essentially the same taper but the 7'1" is "fast" since it's a little longer while the 6'8" may be labeled as "extra fast."  Regardless, I think the Mojo is a great buy and that's why I asked the question.  For the 3000, I may try the 7'1" but I really want something that I can throw almost all plastics (from 1/15 oz. mushroom heads with ned rigs to grubs and tube with up to a 1/4oz. head) and even some small jerk baits if I wanted to.  How would the 6'8" handle these style baits comparably?  Thank you!

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Hard to distinguish between two manufacturers ratings.

I prefer a MXF for senko style bait.......fish just swallow them.  

 

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I would go with the 6'8 personally. I don't think you'll have a problem with balance because the nasci 2500 is a light reel now the 3000 would pair up way better with 7 foot rod.

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8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I had a 3000 Sahara on a 6' 8" Mojo and it was one of the best all around spinning rods I've ever owned. Now it has a 35 Supreme XT and it's my wacky rig setup and does a great job. The 7' 1" felt a little stiffer than what I like in a spinning rod but I haven't felt one of the new ones, so that may have changed. 

 

2 hours ago, Big-Bass said:

Thanks for all the responses.  The St. Croix website states the 6'8" is designed for "wacky style" specifically and the 7'1" is for tubes, grubs, etc.  I don't throw wacky style senkos (I throw them texas rigged on casting tackle) but I think the 6'8" and 7'1" are essentially the same taper but the 7'1" is "fast" since it's a little longer while the 6'8" may be labeled as "extra fast."  Regardless, I think the Mojo is a great buy and that's why I asked the question.  For the 3000, I may try the 7'1" but I really want something that I can throw almost all plastics (from 1/15 oz. mushroom heads with ned rigs to grubs and tube with up to a 1/4oz. head) and even some small jerk baits if I wanted to.  How would the 6'8" handle these style baits comparably?  Thank you!

I've used mine for small cranks, jerks, poppers, wacky rigs, weightless and weighted t rigs, internal weighted tubes, flukes, small swimbaits on open hooked jigheads, drop shot, Ned rig, shakyhead, Chompers, small walk the dog baits, split shot rigs, scroungers, it has literally done everything I do with spinning gear and done it all at the very least at an acceptable level. 

Use some light braid with a leader and you'll be able to fish the variety of baits you listed without issue.

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Honestly you can't go wrong with either, I think the 3000 size be a better fit for the 7'1" but still would be fine for the 6'8". If it was me, I like the 6'8" MXF mainly cause I like how a MXF feels. I own a couple 6'8" MXF rods(BPS Carbonlites) and they get used more than any of my other spinning rods. But this really is a personal preference thing. The good news is, what you are debating between is perfect because you could really do anything on either rods. Pick one and regardless of your decision, I know you will be super happy with it. Good luck and let us know what you get, hey maybe a pic or 2 lol.

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I own the 71 mf. It is a good all purpose spinning rig. I use it for plastics of all types and lures under 1/8 ounce. 

BONUS- if you ever snap the tip off, you'll be left with a 6 8 mxf.

kidding aside I love the 71mf for just about any fines application. 

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