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I am looking for any thoughts on the new St. Croix Mojo series rods. More specifically, how do they compare to Powell and Carrot sticks? I know that the Mojo's are a little less expensive, but they carry a name that is typically more expensive. Let me here what you think.

Thanks in advance.

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They use a Premier (SCII) blank, but feature updated look and different hardware.

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I bought 2 of them a while back and like them very well. I've got the 7' medium action (use it for light jigs/worms) and the 7' medium/heavy action (use it for a frog rod). Light, split grip, sensitive, and reasonably priced. All in all a great rod for the money!

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I didn't think the new Mojo's were out yet, but instead later this month?   Its a rod I am watching out for as well to see what the reviews are like.  

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I have seen these rods and they are SWEET looking.  I am considering trying one.  I already have St Croix Premiere Rods so I cant imagine these rods being bad.  Especially at $90 bucks street price.

Later, :)

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

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I doubt that they are any better then the Premiere since from what I have read and seen so far they are basically the same thing.  But they are very nice looking.

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They just feel better in your hand versus old premier (I'm definitely a split grip fan).  The fit and finish seem to be better.  The sensitive would increase going to a split grip, but I realize only marginally.  St. Croix did well; they took a Premier and made it a rod you would be proud of.

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

The split-grip extracts a little more sensitivity out of the blank, but I wouldn't say it is substantial.  

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

The split-grip extracts a little more sensitivity out of the blank, but I wouldn't say it is substantial.

exactly, it would only make it a little lighter and a little more sensitive...so basically they just restyled the Premier.

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Yea sorry I was thinking of a few different rods at the time, I meant St.Croix.  I saw them in the new BPS catalog.  Thanks for the thoughts guys.  

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

The split-grip extracts a little more sensitivity out of the blank, but I wouldn't say it is substantial.

exactly, it would only make it a little lighter and a little more sensitive...so basically they just restyled the Premier.

I agree with your point to an extent....it is definitely the same SCII blank that the Premier uses, but it looks and feels quite different (in the hand...I haven't fished one).  Facelift might be a little understated; everything is different but the blank (I think anyway). If I wouldn't have known it used the SCII blank, I'd have guessed it to be a much more expensive rod.  Looks do have something to do with it, but that is part of the deal. Great product launch IMHO...they will sell a bunch of these guaranteed.  

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

The split-grip extracts a little more sensitivity out of the blank, but I wouldn't say it is substantial.

The split-grip has to be done correctly or it can actually detract from the functionality.  If the rear grip right behind the reel seat is too short, it can be annoying.

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It's amazing how adding a split grip to an existing rod gets so much attention. Sure they look great, but are they THAT much more sensitive than a Premier?

The split-grip extracts a little more sensitivity out of the blank, but I wouldn't say it is substantial.

exactly, it would only make it a little lighter and a little more sensitive...so basically they just restyled the Premier.

I agree with your point to an extent....it is definitely the same SCII blank that the Premier uses, but it looks and feels quite different (in the hand...I haven't fished one). Facelift might be a little understated; everything is different but the blank (I think anyway). If I wouldn't have known it used the SCII blank, I'd have guessed it to be a much more expensive rod. Looks do have something to do with it, but that is part of the deal. Great product launch IMHO...they will sell a bunch of these guaranteed.

Yeah, I guess my problem is that I see the blank as the main and almost whole part of the rod. It is the working aspect of the rod, everything else is comfort or preference related to me (besides guides)

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I just got the 3 Mojo's I orderd as my own "Xmas gift" today. These are the ones I bought:

MB70MHM "Crankbait"

MB70HF "Slop -n-Frog"

MB66MF "Topwater and Jerkbait"

They seem to be just a weeeeeeeeeee bit lighter than there Premier counterparts, fit and finish is outstanding not 1 blemish on them. I have the 7' Heavy Fast in the Premier, Avid, and Legend Tournament, and the Mojo has a distenct feel all it's own, due to the split grip. (My LT is the older full grip). Don't know if I am a huge fan of the split grip/no fore grip yet. Time will tell, I currently, besides these 3 only have one split grip rod, a 7'6" MH XF Shimano Crucial, but don't notice the split grip helping and/or hurting performance so it's a wash for me.

I'll let you know more when I fish them................which won't be for a while. Ice usually melts late March

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Just another sales jimick to catch more buyers,haven't these rod manufactures seen the economy lately with people loosing there jobs,homes,cars,oh go ahead and get it,more sales means next year we will come out with something else for you to ponder over... :-/

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Only differnce I see between the MOJO and Premier's are the Grip styles. List of Components on St Croix's Web page show the same for both rods. I did a similar comparison when I was buying new rods last year. I compared the Triumph and the Premiers. the only major difference was the Guides and the one made in China. I got the Truimphs and have been happy. Happy enough to have plans for a few more.

Ern

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Cosmetics.  It's a cool looking rod and it's just as functional as any moderately priced rod.  If you like split grips, or aren't sure,  it's as good as any for the $100 mark without breaking your wallet.

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I certainly applaud St Croix for their forward-thinking rod designs.  That is more than can be said for a certain manufacturer who seems to be stuck in 1985.

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who cares that theyre the same graphite as the premier? how is this a "sales jimick" if they are not any more expensive? the mojo gives people looking for a split grip in that price range an option from a great company. good job.

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The split grip was the reason for me getting this rod, It now has me looking at all rods with the split grip. It has a great feel and is very light,I would like a few more.

For me handle design is huge. Low seat , blank through handle,comfortably designed cork grip makes you want to hold it longer than my less thought out handled rods.

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I bought the 6'8" M extra fast spinning rod.  It looks great & I like the action & feel.  I hope to give it a try this week.  If this is comprable to the the Premier, then the Mojo is the better looking rod for around the same amount of money.  The specs on both rods seem the same, but the cool looks factor sure goes to the Mojo.

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I certainly applaud St Croix for their forward-thinking rod designs. That is more than can be said for a certain manufacturer who seems to be stuck in 1985.

St. Croix is working the perfect angle.  The SC2 blank is now available in two styles;  a very traditional rod and a very contemporary rod.  I wish Loomis would do the same with the IMX and GLX.  They can keep the traditional rod in the lineup, but offer something contemporary as well.  

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