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Carrot Stix OR Cumara Rods

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Which of these 2 in b/c or spinning rods would you pick?  The looks are very similar that they're both split grips & very exposed reel handles.

I've handled the Cumara & it's quite light in weight.  The look means all business.

I haven't handled the Carrot Stix, Cabelas is supposedly to carry them but they are not in stores or available on their online store.

Price wise, I'm looking at the $150 Carrot Stix vs. the $200 Cumaras.

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never laid a finger on either but i'd go with the cumara cuz its hella sexy and the carrot stix is hella ugly

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never laid a finger on either but i'd go with the cumara cuz its hella sexy and the carrot stix is hella ugly

That was hella lame. CartmaQuotes.jpg

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Haven't seen a Cumara in person yet, but I have a Carrot Stick and it's "hella" sweet. Just me...

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If it was my money, I'd go with the Cumara. I just got one today and it is sweet. Tin2Win sent me 2 of his Carrot Stix to try while his holes are iced up and they are sweet rods as well.....light and sensitive, just like they advertise them to be, I just cant get past the color.....its distracting.  ;D  If they ever make them in black, I'll buy a couple of 'em.  

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If it was my money, I'd go with the Cumara. I just got one today and it is sweet. Tin2Win sent me 2 of his Carrot Stix to try while his holes are iced up and they are sweet rods as well.....light and sensitive, just like they advertise them to be, I just cant get past the color.....its distracting. ;D If they ever make them in black, I'll buy a couple of 'em.

Spray-paint??? :-?   Just dont do it to mine 5BL.

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If it was my money, I'd go with the Cumara. I just got one today and it is sweet. Tin2Win sent me 2 of his Carrot Stix to try while his holes are iced up and they are sweet rods as well.....light and sensitive, just like they advertise them to be, I just cant get past the color.....its distracting. ;D If they ever make them in black, I'll buy a couple of 'em.

Spray-paint??? :-? Just dont do it to mine 5BL.

Nah....that would probably mess with the sensitivity somehow. I do,  however, like the Skeleton reel seat on the Carrot spinning rod a little better than the Cumara spinning seat....but I'll get used to it.

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That is my only knock on the Cumara spinning rods.  IMO Shimano needs to use a seat similar to the one they use on the casting rods.

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I've been debating on these 2 as well. After handling Burley's Cumara I love it, but I also love the color on the Carrot Stix and from what I have read they are very comparable. And I can get either for $150, the Cumara's are only $159 at a shop here.

The Carrot will push my hand to getting a Sol instead of a Zillion to put on it, only problem here is the gear ratio on the Sol is only 5.8 and I would like a little faster.

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Hard call. Are you looking for technique specific rod? I have a 6'9" M carrot stix, and a 7'2" MH Fast cumara, and love em. I use the cumara mainly for fishing bottom. Both rods are extremely light and very sensitive. Bounce a bait off a stump and I'll tell you if it is an oak or a cedar. My one complaint about the e21 is the grip length. A large hand will be holding both foam grip and rod blank (the e21 gold at $250 has addressed this issue). This is not the case with the Shimano which has a longer grip. Both rods carry a lifetime warranty, but the e21 is an over-the counter warranty. The Shimano requires a mailed return. Though trivial, I really like the hook keeper Shimano has integrated into the handle.

If you are basing your selection strictly on price, I would lean towards the e21, which on average is available at a lower price than the cumara. One unknown of the e21 is how well the rod will hold up after several seasons, and only time will tell.

Good luck.

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Depends on what you are using the rod for.  If you are comparing a similar action Cumara to the Carrot Stick, I'd say go for the carrot as it is cheaper and lighter.  

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And I can get either for $150, the Cumara's are only $159 at a shop here.

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If that's the case I suggest the Cumara.  Just saw them in a shop near here yesterday......$220.

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I've been thinking of getting a carrot stick also. The people that have fished with the Carrot stick, how big is the handle on them?

It is a little short for my liking, I know my 7'3" has an 11 inch handle. But it is the only issue I have with them. And they are not like Airrus's with the interchangable ends.

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