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Tokyo Tony

Traded my Carrot for a Crucial

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Hey guys, well a week and a half ago I bought a Carrot Stix as my jig rod - 7'3" MH F. At first I liked it quite a bit, but the more I used it, the more it felt lacking, especially in sensitivity and overall feel. I started to regret getting it instead of the Crucial I was comparing it with in Cabela's.

Well I ended up going to Cabela's and trading the Carrot in for a Crucial 7' MH F (and some new hooks), and I have to say, I much prefer the Crucial. I might miss that orange color for a while, but I'll trade looks for more sensitivity anyday  ;)

By the way, Cabela's customer service, as you all know, is top-knotch. I brought the rod in, explained that there was nothing wrong with it, but that I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would. They took it back, no problem, even though I told them I had used it for a week.

The Carrot wasn't bad, I just didn't like the feel. Even though it was lightweight, and more expensive than the Crucial, it felt kind of cheap, IMO. Anyone else find that?

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Man, you sure have set yourself up for some grief from the Carrot Stix guys ;)! Haven't tried one myself but I bought what I consider my first really nice rod, a Crucial 6'6" MXF. IMHO a GREAT rod, Sure have some high hopes for it ;)...

                                   As Ever,

                                    skillet

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Man, you sure have set yourself up for some grief from the Carrot Stix guys ;)! Haven't tried one myself but I bought what I consider my first really nice rod, a Crucial 6'6" MXF. IMHO a GREAT rod, Sure have some high hopes for it ;)...

                                   As Ever,

                                    skillet

Yeah, I know - I almost didn't post, but I figure all the other Carrot posts have been so positive, might as well get a counterpoint right?  :;) Honestly though, I stand by what I said, and again, the Carrot is a nice rod. IMO, the Crucial is nicer  :)

Skillet - you're in for a treat with the Crucial. Now I haven't tried all the $140 rods out there, but I can't imagine for the price it gets any better than a Crucial.

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Man, you sure have set yourself up for some grief from the Carrot Stix guys ;)! Haven't tried one myself but I bought what I consider my first really nice rod, a Crucial 6'6" MXF. IMHO a GREAT rod, Sure have some high hopes for it ;)...

                                   As Ever,

                                    skillet

Yeah, I know - I almost didn't post, but I figure all the other Carrot posts have been so positive, might as well get a counterpoint right?  :;) Honestly though, I stand by what I said, and again, the Carrot is a nice rod. IMO, the Crucial is nicer  :)

Skillet - you're in for a treat with the Crucial. Now I haven't tried all the $140 rods out there, but I can't imagine for the price it gets any better than a Crucial.

I agree I have an avid a carrot boyd duckett and st.croix legend elite bait casting rods and my 2 crucial i like just as much as them.

Same goes for spinning rods

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Powell rods are pretty good for the $140 dollar price range. I havent tried the Crucials though so i cant compare the two.

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I am thinking about selling my Carrot for a Powell. It is really hard to fish with my Powell, then pick up the Carrot. The Carrot does feel cheap. I will miss the way it looks though.

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You will not be disappointed with your Crucial Tony trust me  ;).

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wow...I've been bangin my head for a couple weeks now about a couple new rods....found a guy on ebay selling the GLoomis MossyBacks for well under the retail, read great things but the Avid's, Crucial's,Kistler's and E21's, lotta guys say go Powell and B&R Outlaw.

So many rods, so many choices.  I dont know where to turn???????

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I was really surprised how sensitive the Crucials are.  I have the CRCX66M, CRCX66MH, and CRS60MH.  Those casting models with X-Fast actions are "hyper-sensitive" to me.  First fish that hit on those actually startled me.  I'm getting used to it now.  Great rods for the price!!!

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The only problem with Crucials is once you have one, you want to buy more.  I've bought three this year already.

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I've had a 7' MH crankbait crucial for a while now.  It's a pretty good rod.  I still like my falcon Cara crankbait and my St. Croix avids better though.

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The only problem with Crucials is once you have one, you want to buy more.  I've bought three this year already.

The first time I held a crucial at the store i was hooked, once i tested the rod on a few fish there was no looking back  8-).

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Finally I start hearing some complaints / negative reviews.

 The guides alone, not to mention limited actions and powers, were the two reasons I never even bothered to buy one.

 All power to the guys that like them though.

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TT,

Shows how much I know ;)! You 've got nothing but positives from the Crucial guys. The Shimano Posse is alive and well standing behind their rods ;)...

                                  As Ever,

                                   skillet

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 I have five 7' Crucials and I plan on getting a couple of spinning rods at christmas .  I can't find any thing wrong with mine , been using them a year and a half .

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