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i bought these rods on the hype. i liked the rods at first. then the little things start getting noticed.

the grip is so small it magnifies the fact the rods are overly tip heavy. when casting i dont feel like i have a good grip on the rod. i had mounted a Sol and a Curado 200 on these rods.

ive not used either of these rods for a few weeks. im bored around the house and pick up the plastics Mojo and a Revo STX i have sitting around, mount the reel.

i used this set-up for 3-4 hours yesterday and its not bad. the rod is still tip heavy but i was tossing 3/8 oz. jigs with a trick worm trailer, palming, one finger under the trigger. still not the most sensitive rod but i didnt miss a fish (that i know of) all day.

for me the grip kills an ok rod. theres just not enough of it.

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When I was at Dick's recently they had some so I took a look at them.  As soon as I picked it up I was instantly disappointed.  I did not have a reel to saddle onto it but I held the rod as if I had a reel on it and even a little in front of that (not too much though) to see if it would balance out.  It felt tip heavy the whole time.  Don't think that would be a rod I'd like.

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I never was all that impressed by the Mojo series. It looks to be an OK rod for the price but it just did not seem to do the St. Croix name justice. The biggest thing to me, as well, was it felt tip heavy. I was more impressed by the Falcon Bucoo.

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I agree about the tip heavy part. I wouldn't buy these rods for flipping or jigging, but the cranks models are great. I have the 7ft MH cranking model and it's not that heavy and it fishes great.

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I too bought some just from the hype! I quickly sold them all after fishing them a couple times. They lack greatly in the sensitivity department. And like mentioned above, the grips are a joke!

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I agree about the tip heavy part. I wouldn't buy these rods for flipping or jigging, but the cranks models are great. I have the 7ft MH cranking model and it's not that heavy and it fishes great.

Really?  I couldn't stand their cranking model.  I returned it after fishing it for a day.  Was way to moderate action, guess I just prefer a mod-fast.

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I agree about the tip heavy part. I wouldn't buy these rods for flipping or jigging, but the cranks models are great. I have the 7ft MH cranking model and it's not that heavy and it fishes great.

Really? I couldn't stand their cranking model. I returned it after fishing it for a day. Was way to moderate action, guess I just prefer a mod-fast.

Nope I love the action! I also have a Premiere Fiberglass in 6'6 and it's great for small cranks, topwater, and jerkbaits.

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I commented on St. Croix selling a bunch of these due to the style, but the premier blank is still one of the best blanks in the $100 rod market.  Any time you take away material from the butt...the tip becomes heavier.  I think St. Croix should have moved the reel seat up an inch or so to offset the loss of weight incurred by splitting the grip.  I feel the same way about the Legend Tournament....that series needs an extra inch or so on the handle as well.  

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I commented on St. Croix selling a bunch of these due to the style, but the premier blank is still one of the best blanks in the $100 rod market. Any time you take away material from the butt...the tip becomes heavier. I think St. Croix should have moved the reel seat up an inch or so to offset the loss of weight incurred by splitting the grip. I feel the same way about the Legend Tournament....that series needs an extra inch or so on the handle as well.

thats a very true statement. i also though dropping down to the 6'6" rods would help.

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I think this is mainly an awareness problem.  

Do you guys have any idea how little weight the missing cork weighs? (not enough to shift balance much at all)  Once sanded down to grip diameter and then reamed to the blank diameter... we are talking about a few grams.  If you put the rod on a fulcrum and the tip on a scale that was accurate in grams, you'd see that there will be little (to no) difference in the mojo vs many other rods of the same price points.  (if you weight same length, power and actions against each other)

So many people pick up a high dollar split grip and then buy a cheaper one since it "looks" the same....   sometimes you just get what you pay for.  The mojo's are decent rods but they are not high dollar.

Now, mind you I haven't weighed them comparatively, but I do know those particular blanks and I do know what the cork and components weigh.

As for lengthening the grips to shift balance, it would work but IME, people shy away from longer then normal grips.

You might try Reel Mech's balancing article and balance them to your liking.  It's about a $2.00 DIY project.

http://www.rod-crafting.com/resource/articles/balancing.html

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Thanks flechero,

Currently the kits are all sold out (we had a run on them). I just re-stocked my lead and will start pouring more and getting the kits re-stocked ASAP..

Tight Lines All!!!  

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Thanks flechero,

Currently the kits are all sold out (we had a run on them). I just re-stocked my lead and will start pouring more and getting the kits re-stocked ASAP..

Tight Lines All!!!

I actually had your kits page linked first but saw you were sold out of them so I changed it to the article page.  ...lol

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