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Getting ready to purchase three new rods. Looking for rants and raves on the brands I've narrowed it down to. I'm looking at Falcon BuCoo/Lowrider, St.Croix Mojo, Abu Garcia Vendetta. I need to feed the monkey soon.

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Out of those, after playing with them all this past weekend, I'd only consider buying the Vendetta.

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I have only checked the Mojo out in the tackle store but I have used the Vendetta in several different models, spinning and casting.  They are good sticks for just knocking around or for tournaments.

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I can only offer hear say. The Mojo's are not they were cracked up to be...a bit heavy/clumsy. The Vendettas seem OK with mostly good reviews. But no one has ever said a bad thing about a Falcon Rod.

Also conisder (in that price range) a BPS Extreme or a St Croix Premier. I know you may laugh at the Extreme...but I have a good friend who is fanatical about buying top end stuff...and he opts for Extreme rods.

Like I said it's here say except for those recommendations. I have both and find them a good bang fo rthe buck.

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I updated some rods about 5 years ago. I have a good friend who works for BPS and he introduced me to the extreme series. I bought 3 rods and couldn't be happier.

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Out of those, I like the Lowrider. It is a great rod.

Also in that price range, check out the Shimano Compre. Next to Powells, Lowriders, and Avids, they are a close second considering the price difference. I have 2 Compre spinning rods and they are sensitive enough to do all of my finesse fishing with.

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before you make your final decision check out the jadewood series from denali its a very good rod for the under 100 dollar mark.

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The vendetta's have a two yr warranty. Mojo's have a 5 yr warranty, not sure on the falcons...might be different for each rod. I think the bucoo rods have a one yr warranty. The bad i have heard about the vendettas is too much backbone not enough tip. The falcon rods are said to be softer than they are rated. I own some mojo's and to me they are a bit tip heavy and feel unbalanced with certain reels.

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If your looking into a medium to MH rod go with the mojo I use those and there nice the heavys are clunkers. By the way the falcons feel in the store, Im definitly going to try one very soon.

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I don't think any of the 3 is bad. With that said, for $10.00 more abu is coming out with a nicer rod late summer. Seen it at the classic, and it's preety nice. I have only fished with mojo's. I like them, all around good rod. I have handled the Vendettas, and like some one said, they are a little stiff. Also, the bucoos seem to be a little underated at each of falcons power ratings, but very sensitive. If ya can, I suggest holding each one, and buy the one that suits your technic for each rod. ya may end up with 1 of each brand or at least 2 of one brand. I plan on picking up a bucoo later, and waiting for that new abu.

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