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I have a Mojo Jig-n-Worm Rod that I fish almost daily. It is one of my favorite rods. This past weekend I had a brain fart and reeled a swivel through the top 4 guides and trashed the inserts. I've talked to a local rod builder about replacing all the guides with Fuji Titanium Framed SiC guides. Would putting these guides on this rod be a waste of money? Should I just send it to St. Croix? Your thoughts and suggestions would be much appreciated.

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How much is it going to cost to replace them with SiC guides as opposed to getting the rod fixed/replaced by St Croix?

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I would say no, they use "Batson Forecast hard aluminum-oxide guides with double-plated black chrome frames". But you don't have to go that far/expensive (Fuji Titanium Framed SiC) just replace them with Fuji® Alconites, and pay better attention to what your doing...

Just the .02¢ of an old rod builder..

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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I've talked to a local rod builder about replacing all the guides with Fuji Titanium Framed SiC guides.

I'd just replace the 4 you ruined... and wouldn't bother to spend the extra cash on Ti Sic's.  (alconites are better than what you are replacing, IMO) Save that money and put it towards a new custom rod when you save enough to do it right.   :D

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Send it to St. Croix. They might repair the rod,

but chances are good they will just send you a

new replacement!

8-)

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I also think you should send back to St Croix. They have an upgrade program and the Mojo qualifies. May be an opportunity to move up if you so desire.

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Send it to St. Croix.

He'll pay more in shipping charges than the repair actually costs.

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You'll spend as much on shipping it back as what it would cost to replace the guides.  I'd just replace them with Alconites.

If it were higher-end rod, I'd consider Ti/SiC.

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Talked to St. Croix and they recommened I send it in using their Gold Star Plan. Their rep did not give me a set price but said the repair would be no more than $50 and I would have to pay shipping both ways. The local guy said he would do it for $20 plus the cost of guides (going with alconites on just the top 4), so I left it with him. I decided I'll just put the money I would have spent on the upgrade toward a new rod. Maybe a nicer St. Croix or I might even see what all the fuss G.Loomis creates is about.

Thanks for all the replies. I've been lurking on the forums forums for a little over a year and think its a great place.

Pancho

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Welcome aboard!

8-)

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I would send it to St. Croix personally. You may spend more on shipping than the repair would cost, but I would be worried about my warranty being voided if repairing it elsewhere. After the warranty is up I would just get it fixed locally, but like roadwarrior said, St. Croix would probably just send you a new rod. I don't have any experience with dealing with St. Croix, so I may just be paranoid. Just something to think about.

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I would send it to St. Croix personally. You may spend more on shipping than the repair would cost, but I would be worried about my warranty being voided if repairing it elsewhere. After the warranty is up I would just get it fixed locally, but like roadwarrior said, St. Croix would probably just send you a new rod. I don't have any experience with dealing with St. Croix, so I may just be paranoid. Just something to think about.

I would be concerned about the warranty after getting other people to work on it as well. Also, with St Croix you can ship your rod for $10 if you use FedEx.

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