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In the next couple of days I will be spending 250$ on rods (the wife is out of town.. lol) I want to buy 2 split grips

Here is 3 brands i'm thinking about...

St Crox mojo

E21 Carrot Stix

Cabelas Prodigy

What are your thoughts? other suggestions are welcome also, thanks.

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I personally love falcon rods, I have two cara t7's and a lowrider.  Going to be a bucoo today actually

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Since, you have cabela's rod listed, how about xml? I've been using it for awhile and love it. ;)

if i could have caught those when they were on sale for 40 bucks it would have been a no brainer .. but my 250$ budget is really tight and 280 is something i just cant swing... you may ask then how the e21s? i have a deal lined up... but the falcons have just joined my list... thanks for making it harder to choose ... although they may have bumped the prodigy... thanks for the adivce and please keep it comming

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Are you buying a complete setup for $250 or just the rod.  If youve got little cash but still want an awesome rod, give Gblanks a try.  Great rods at an affordable price. ;D

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I highly recommend the Extreme series from Bass Pro Shop.  I have the Woo Dave, split grip, spinning, MF, 6'8", spinning rod and I absolutely love it.  

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Are you buying a complete setup for $250 or just the rod. If youve got little cash but still want an awesome rod, give Gblanks a try. Great rods at an affordable price. ;D

I want two rods only, for 250... thats the goal.. rods that are between 7'-7.5' one mh and the other h.

Question on the Bucoo (if anyone knows... ) does the back of your palm come in direct contact with the blank on the split grip? with this particular model? Nice looking rod though... the e21 is really what I'm looking at the most... but problem is I'll have to get them from cali... but I'm leaving the country to go back to Korea on the 8th and need them before i leave... so if i can get something just as good quicker, then that's what i want to do... that's why I'm in a pickle

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oh and i forgot to mention i need casting rods

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i wouldnt buy a Mojo until youve played with one in the store.

to be honest i wouldnt buy any rod without handling it first.

enless youre just dead set on split grips id look at both falcon lowriders and fenwick hmg's. to me personally i dont think i can feel the bite any better with split grip rods.

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Yeah the XML's were a good deal when there were on sale but you might think about these also.

http://www.***.com/descpageCRODDAM-DEXC.html

They look pretty good but haven't tried one myself but they are 2pc rods

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i wouldnt buy a Mojo until youve played with one in the store.

to be honest i wouldnt buy any rod without handling it first.

enless youre just dead set on split grips id look at both falcon lowriders and fenwick hmg's. to me personally i dont think i can feel the bite any better with split grip rods.

the first three i mentioned i have handled in the store. the mojo was my least fav of the three and the prodigy just seemed a little flimsy... i have yet to see the bucoo... i do really want split grips though.. for me the split grip is about comfort.. like BSP power hump but with out the weight of super thick cork.

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Yeah the XML's were a good deal when there were on sale but you might think about these also.

http://www.***.com/descpageCRODDAM-DEXC.html

They look pretty good but haven't tried one myself but they are 2pc rods

yeah... I'm a huge damiki fan... i wouldn't buy a 2 piece rod though for Bass fishing... but the Dark Angel and Angel blade look great. when i get to Korea i plan on trying to get a job with them... i would buy them right now but they are cheaper in Korea. so i'll wait till i get there... Everyone here should be on the look out of this brand they have made a hudge splash at ICAST for the last 2 years

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I have to agree with the Prodigy feeling a little flimsy when I tried them out in the store myself.

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Im not sure about the palm thing on the bucoo, but falcon rods are actually made in broken arrow, OK.  Which is convenient because they are located just a few miles from me. I am going into the store in a minute and I will check them out an hopefully be able to answer your queston

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Im not sure about the palm thing on the bucoo, but falcon rods are actually made in broken arrow, OK. Which is convenient because they are located just a few miles from me. I am going into the store in a minute and I will check them out an hopefully be able to answer your queston

sweet thanks!

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went and looked at the bucoo.  was kinda confused on your question once I got there. If you are holding the rod asif you were palming your reel your palm does not touch the blank but it has the exposed reel seat so your fingers do.  If you are holding the rod at the grip your palm does come in contact with the blank below the grip. I hope that helps.  If you have any other questions I might be able to help

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I sold both of my Carrots for Shimano Crucial Dropshots.  Couldn't be happier.

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went and looked at the bucoo. was kinda confused on your question once I got there. If you are holding the rod asif you were palming your reel your palm does not touch the blank but it has the exposed reel seat so your fingers do. If you are holding the rod at the grip your palm does come in contact with the blank below the grip. I hope that helps. If you have any other questions I might be able to help

So what were your impressions... did they feel wimpy or strong... did you actually get to seat a reel on one to feel the balance? what where your thoughts?

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I didnt get to put a reel on it.  I would not go with the heavy action one it almost felt more like a mh, but they mh felt true to action. it was weird.  I liked it a lot.  If they had the rod for the purpose I need I would have gotten a bucoo for sure but I needed one for flippin and pitchin that I also wanted to use for striper so I went with a cara

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The easy answer is two custom Gblanks rods. Order it with black foam and brushed aluminum winding checks....badarse! They will run you $125 each....

http://www.imaginationbassin.com/gblanksproducts.htm

how long do they take? i only have 8 days.

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I highly recommend the Extreme series from Bass Pro Shop. I have the Woo Dave, split grip, spinning, MF, 6'8", spinning rod and I absolutely love it.

That's a ML/F, not M/F. Good rod but not heavy enough for t-rigged plastics, imho. Great rod for Trick Worms and Floaters, though.

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why dont you drive someplace and pick out two rods? there has to be a Dicks or something close.

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why dont you drive someplace and pick out two rods? there has to be a Dicks or something close.

there are like 4 dicks a cabelas a bass pro and a lot of other places near bye.. dicks is over priced... and basspro and cabelas don't carry half of what companies offer... look at the difference in reel and rod selection of the high end brands from bass pro to tackle warehouse and you will see what i mean..

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I'd give the mojo a try. I tried a bunch of different split grips before I got a mojo. The mojo feels just like my steez and the price cant be beat. If you live near a popular bass lake custom rod shops are popping up all over. You can get a custom built rod made to fit your needs for far less money than the major brands, but it might take more than eight days.

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