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I Need A Stiffer Rod...

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Well that's what I told a buddy of mine while fishing...& he just laughed at me...& still does...then I realized what I said!

What I'm talking about is I have a Gold Carrot Stix 6'9" MH.  I used it today jig fishing & lets just say that I now understand (even though the E21 rep I talked said it can be used for jig fishing) this rod is not meant for jigs.  Maybe in a pinch you can use Senkos w/ it.

The action on this rod is more like a crankbait rod, found out the hard way today.  I thought I hooked into a bass, felt the line jump & take off; I set the hook & the Gold Carrot Stix just did about a parabolic bend...like the line was almost wrapped around me.  That's when I made the comment to my buddy that I needed a stiffer rod...not thinking what I'm saying till he busts laughing & pretty much tells me that he can't fish no more cuz he can't stop laughing.

So....I now have that 6'9" MH Gold Carrot Stix & a 6'9" LTX parabolic baitcast rods.  IMO they seem to be very similar so I don't need both.  Should I get rid of one of them if so which of the 2?  I'm thinking of keeping the Gold Carrot Stix since in a pinch I can still throw a worm w/ it.  While the LTX is pretty much a cranking rod.

Guess that's the hard way of finding you have a rod that's not stiff enough for most applications when you buy it on ebay & not really finding out if it's what you really want.  E21 says that w/ the new Gold Carrot Stix, the rods suppose to get stiffer in feel when fighting a fish...I guess if you don't use jigs!

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Give those little blue pills a shot

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When I saw the title of this topic I somehow knew you would be the first to comment muddy LOL ;D

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I have the 6'10'' mh gold and use it for shallow cranks and jerkbaits...not even close to a worm rod.  I would Get rid of the ltx, the sensitivity of the gold far surpasses the ltx.

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