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Hey guys I'm looking to get a new spinning rod and would like to stick with St. Croix but I don't have the funds for an Avid. I'm looking at a 7' ML premier or the 6'10" ML mojo bass (new generation). I would love to get the made in USA St. Croix (Premier) but if the Mojo with SC lll is leaps and bounds better then I'd rather go with it. So My question is, for those that have used an SC ll and an SC lll blank how noticeable is the difference in sensitivity/balance/weight? Thanks.

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SCIII is where St Croix starts getting good. I would not recommend anything less from them. 

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2 hours ago, .ghoti. said:

SCIII is where St Croix starts getting good. I would not recommend anything less from them. 

 

 

Totally agree!

In fact, I even have an SCIII blank that falls a tad short of St. Croix's fabled reputation

 

Roger

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Ive never used the SCII but i own 2 St.Criox Mojo SCIII.One spinning one casting.Sensitivity is fantastic.The 6'8" spinning weighs 3.9 oz.The 6'10" is a mere 3.7 oz.Awesome rods for 130$.I can say for sure those wont be my only 2 Mojos.

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I have, Premiers and Avids and a Rage (SCIII made in Mexico). How much better one is than the other depends on who is holding the rod. I guess the least expensive rod I own is the Premier but I don't notice a significant difference between that and my more expensive rods. I'm sure my experience is not the norm but unless you are pretty sensitive you may not feel the added expense is worth it.

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3 hours ago, Scott F said:

I have, Premiers and Avids and a Rage (SCIII made in Mexico). How much better one is than the other depends on who is holding the rod. I guess the least expensive rod I own is the Premier but I don't notice a significant difference between that and my more expensive rods. I'm sure my experience is not the norm but unless you are pretty sensitive you may not feel the added expense is worth it.

 

That is true. 

In addition to who is holding the rod, is the combination of variables that make up the blank.

For example, a blank with an extra-fast tip may disappoint you, but you might love that 'same blank'

with a fast tip, or vice versa.

 

Roger

 

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In a word...yes. The next step to SCIV is also noticeable but slightly less and the step from IV to V is more subtle 

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Ive got and old premier and a couple avids and I hate the premier. Just seems dead to me. I think the SCIII is much better than the SCII but get what you want! Maybe do a little digging for a deal on an Avid X?

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I've got a bunch of each...Premier and Avid.  I think the SCII blank is pretty darn good and if St. Croix would put Alconites on the Premier I'd never buy another Avid.  My Premier are more sensitive than my GLoomis GL3 and close to my Shimano Crucials which are real close to my Avids.  The Avid IS better than the Premier, but the Premier is NOT the turd some make it out to be.

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I have 3 premiers and 2 Eyecons, all SCII.  I also have 5 rage rods SCIII.  it really depends on what you are using it for.  if you like a more traditional softer tip, Premiers are great.  the mojo 6'10 ML has an extra fast tip.  

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