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Just Got My Carrot Stix. And I Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I went to Gander Mt. last night and picked up the 7'6" flipping stick.  I absolutely love this thing, if I could marry it I would.  I am about to leave to go to the lake in about an hour or so I will let you guys know how it did.

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I have the same rod. Simply amazing. My buddy tried mine out for a few mins. and was hooked as well. Amazing a 7'6" H can be so light! Enjoy it.

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I'm glad that when I said how amazing they were last year and how they are comparable/better than Croix and Loomis everyone said BS, and now most have fallen in love with them. ;D

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I haven't been keeping up. As I recall there was an issue

with guides and reel seats. Is that resolved?

8-)

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the only ones i have are the 2nd generation gold stix, there are no issues with guides or reel seats on mine. The 7' xh is my flippin/jiggin rod, and sports heavy braid, no prob there. Awesome sensitivity. The 6'10 MH is my big worm/creature rod. Runs 15lb fluoro and no broblems there. both have daiwa 153hsta's sitting oh so plush in the reel seats, and even with them being larger profile reels there is has been no fitting or slipping problem.

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I haven't been keeping up. As I recall there was an issue

with guides and reel seats. Is that resolved?

Just got my drop shot carrot stix original spinning, I am very pleased. Caught 11 bass on Sat and 21 on it on Wed. Very light and sensitive. See no issue with reel seat, but the guides are not my favorite. The guides are pretty much designed to be lightweight. ( I have the same guides on some of my ultralights). As they say "you can't argue with success". It is a little tip heavy, just added a 2 oz carrot weight to help balance it.

8-)

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I hear the issues are with the regular sticks(cheaper parts)! My bros flippin sticks reel seat came apart when he was hauling in a 5lb hawg from thick pads!!! >;)

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Careful with those gimmick rods.  My cousin's sister's boyfriend's uncle said his shattered when he set the hook on a half-pound perch.

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I'm glad that when I said how amazing they were last year and how they are comparable/better than Croix and Loomis everyone said BS, and now most have fallen in love with them. ;D

The first two guys in the state right here.  8-)

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    I also don't know what they big deal about their guides are.  To me the guides are the same as any other quality rod and they look secure and strong.

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    They really look like they will, I could be mistaken but they look and feel really strong and secure.

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I keep hearing this over and over again. That this rod is as sensitive as the more expensive Loomis rods and St. Croix rods. So I figure at $150 it is worth a try.

So which one for fishing jigs?

Later, ;)

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    Are you talking about casting jigs, football jigs or are you talking about flipping jigs?

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Does the 7'6" rod telescope like many?  I was looking at one BPS online and couldn't tell.

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JVM...No, it does not.

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I bought one about a month ago, and I feel its the best rod I own.  So light and sensetive and yet strong.

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    Go with what Fishing Priate said for your Football and Swim Jigs.

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   I also don't know what they big deal about their guides are?

I've heard the "look cheap" comment many times already and have yet to have problems. I can understand people saying they don't like the looks of the guides (cosmetically), but to consistently hear that the guides are junk is just an opinion, imo. I haven't heard of one instance of the guide/guides causing a problem, and at that, A couple of bad experiences still wouldnt' be enough for me to say the guides are junk. There are some who don't like the Croix Premiers because in their opinon the Batson guides are junk. I haven't had any problems with these either. Maybe I'm just lucky.

The reel seat issue is new to me also, never heard that one. The seats on my Carrots are AOK, for now anyways. The only problem with the Carrots that many didn't care for was where the hook keeper was located on the early models.

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    Yeah, I also don't like where the hook keeper is located.

    Anyway, I finally get around to posting a picture of it:

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I just about cut mine off after hanging my line in it trying to pitch a Reaction Innovations beaver thing. Every 3 to five pitches it would hang and my bait would fly about 15 feet in the air and about the same distance from my target. I decided Id wait untill I can get my dremmel cutter out on it.

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