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7' Carrot Stix Spinning & Reel Choice

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I have been using my 7' Carrot Stix w/ a 2500 size Saros w/ 8 lb P-line. It seems that it doesn't cast all that well, I don't know if its due to the size of line or the guids on the Carrot Stix.

If I go to a smaller sized spool reel like a 1500 size, would that help cast better, or go do a smaller dia line like 6 lbs?

Those who own the Carrot Stix spinning rod, what size reel & line are you using? And are you getting good casting distance?

I'm thinking of getting the chrome guides changed out to Fuji Alconites.  The ring size of the guides on the Carrot stix seems smaller than on an Alconite.  I wonder if the guides are the main reason for lose of casting distance.

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The larger the reel the farther it should cast , if you go smaller , it will not cast as far. With the set-up you have , you should have no problems with distance. The problem shouldn't be with your rod.

How heavy are the baits that you are using ? You could try to go to a smaller dia. line but I really don't think that's your problem either.

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Which P-line are you useing?   I used the cxx in 8lb on one of my spinning rods and had nothing but trouble with casting. The line had sooooo much memmory. The coils would hit the rod and wrap around the tip. I respooled with suffix and problem gone. I havent looked at pee line since.  I would try respooling with a different line.

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Which Sufix line you using, Elite or Siege?

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Which Sufix line you using, Elite or Siege?

oh yea sorry.  I am using the Siege.

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I have my Carrot with a small Abu Cardinal with Berkley 100% Flouro, works great for me.

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Daiwa Sol 2500, Yo Zuri 6# line. Casts like a dream. I actually caught Tin trying to sneak it out of my garage this summer.....

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I did some searching for an 8 lb line to use.  Basser913 I took your advice & bought Sufix mono, but I went w/ the Elite in 8 lbs.  

I gotta say I am quite impressed w/ the Sufix Elite line.  It casted SO much better than P-line 8 lbs.  I got much better distance & the stretch wasn't that bad.  I normally use braid so I can have better feel when using worms.  But w/ the Carrot Stix chrome guides, braid didn't cast that well & I didn't like how braid felt coming through the chrome guides.

Sufix Elite Seemed like the best choice.  I was looking to getting Seige, but I was thinking that it would be as stiff as P-line CXXX or Trilene XT.

Now I'm thinking of spooling 8 lb Elite on my spare spining spools over 2500 size.

Thanks for the recommendation for Sufix!  I didn't see your reply to which Sufix mono you were using, I figured it was Elite.

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I have a couple of Daiwa TD Advantages, and absolutely love them.  I like shimano and daiwa, but for mid-range spinning reels, I lean toward daiwa.  As far as line, I use 8lb CXX on my MH spinning rig.  I find it tolerable, but you won't win any casting contests.  Try Pline CX premium...very limp and has excellent clarity.

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there is nothing wrong with P-Line just choose the right stuff- the CXX as mentioned is not designed for spinning outfits as it is VERY stiff and loaded with memory- the CX is good but my 1st choice for (a single line outfit) would be the P-Line flouroclear Co-polymer that stuff is very cast friendly- take it a step further and use an 8lb braid tie a 2 rod length leader of 8lb or less flourocarbon and bingo you got an amazing casting rig with the stealthy qualities of a flourocarbon line- I have used this all year and wow what a great set-up- I have won tournaments and I will never go back to just a flouro or mono main line- the braid is so awesome it is super sensitive and line twist is no issue!!!!!- I fish super clear waters too- make sure your two rod length leader is joined with an albright knot- the best knot for joining two different diameter lines- do yourself a favor and give this a try, I don't think you will be dissapointed I know I wasn't.

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