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so, I'm looking at getting a new MH fast to extra fast 7' casting rod and seem to be coming up short of info. particularly in the 1 or 2 piece rod area...is the carrot stix 1 or 2 piece? also, if you know anything about the rod - have tried it, etc., please let me know. it seems like a very good deal at 150'ish$ except for the line guides look weak.

also, other ones I was looking at are the Bass Pro Johnny Morris Signature @ 129$, Shimano Crucial, Bass Pro Nitro and St. Croix Avid or Premier. The St. Croix seems to only come in 1 piece for the avid series unless I'm mistaken...which sucks, because they've been my fave for years.

So, are any of these rods - or even others I haven't mentioned - a 2 piece rod? This is going to be a shore rod for me; not a boat rod...so I really need a 2piece. I don't want junk, but I'm limiting the budget. $75 to 175$ max.

any advice or insight is much appreciated - thanks!

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I have a BPS M/H JMS 7'. I really like it. It was on sale for $99.I also have a StCroix Avid M. I like it as well. I prefer medium heavy for just about everything but a medium is good from time to time.

Some reviews of BPS gear say it is great. Some say it is bad. I have nothing bad at all to say about either one of them.

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As far as I know, Carrot only makes 1-piece rods.  I really like my 7' Extra-Heavy model that I use as a flipping stick, even with the guides as they are (they work well with braid).  I also have a couple Quantum Energy rods on order that should arrive today.  I've heard lots of good stuff about them, which is what prompted me to buy them online(I am in a similar situation in that there are no local stores that carry most rods I want to try).  They also have several two piece models, which should meet your criteria.  They list for $100, but I got mine off eBay for $70 with Buy-it-Now.  The two-piece models often go for even cheaper in regular auctions, since not as many people buy them.  

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thanks for the replies, guys. good to know the guides aren't as bad as they look. 140$ is pretty nice for a powell - didn't know they dropped the prices. is it a limited time special or permanent? just curious...I'll check out their site, though. had someone pm me that they're getting in some carrots so I'll probably chat with him about those.

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