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Newbie alert! I am going to purchase a 6'6" m/f spinning rod. If anyone has any advice on the premier vs. mojo bass i would love to hear it. I  held them both today. Both rods seem nice. I just want to spend the money I saved on the right one. Thanks everyone.

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I think someone said they are the same blank. Same material (sc ll) anyway.

Just a different finish and of course the split grip is used on the Mojo's.

I have 3 Mojo's, including the 7' m/f spinning rod. I like it.

Oh, and I believe the premiers are made in Wisconsin, the Mojo's are made in Mexico.

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Thanks for the reply dockhead. sounds like the same rod except for the finish and split grip( which I have never fished with) Good to hear that you like them. I guess I will wait for a few more folks to chime in and make my decision. thank you so much for the info.

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i myself have two mojo rods, one 6'8" medium spinning and one 6'6" MH casting. they are a bit tip heavy, but i like it that way. i use a fairly heavy reel on my casting rod that seems to help equal it out a bit. i like split grips beter than full grips, thats really the only reason i got them over the premiers. both are very nice rods for the money. good luck on the descision!

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Which one did you like more aesthetically? Pick that one.

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Which one did you like more aesthetically? Pick that one.

that's basically what it comes down to between those two ....

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Cool. Thanks guys. You guys always have great advise. One last question, I have never used a split grip, what is the advantage?

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People argue that split grips offer marginal improvements in sensitivity and reduced weight. As a consequence, they are also more likely to be tip heavy. I just like the way they feel.

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Cool. Thanks guys. You guys always have great advise. One last question, I have never used a split grip, what is the advantage?

for me it is an advantage for casting , i cast on my right side , so i have the butt grip in my left hand and i can get more of a catapulting effect with it . also it looks alot better  ;)

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Cool. Thanks guys. You guys always have great advise. One last question, I have never used a split grip, what is the advantage?

I don't think there is one.  Some people have a preference for the split grip though.  I don't like them as much as a full cork. 

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I'm not a big fan of split grip rods and just sold my last one. If I'm casting for distance I often use two hands, and that means one of my hands winds up on the blank. It's a minor thing, but it bothers me for some reason.

I also see it as a marketing gimmick, especially on the Mojo. The Mojo is made in the same factory in Mexico as the Triumph, which uses the same blank. There's less cork on the Mojo yet it's more expensive than the Triumph. Maybe purple paint is more expensive than black paint.  ;D

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I cast and retrieve BC's with my right and when I cast the Mojo my left hand is on the very bottom of the split-grip. This creates a sling shot or catapault effect, lengthening my cast. I fish Avids too and look at the handle, it has a lil bit of a bulge at the bottom of the grip.VERY COMFORTABLE GRIP I bought 2 mojos to carry anywhere in my work truck, and I find myself fishn these as much as my Avids. ALMOST ;D The premer and mojo are the same blank so it just comes down to YOUR handle preference. GOOD LUCK ;)

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Thanks everyone. I just purchased the premier. Since I have only fished with a full grip I decided to stick with what I know. I will be going to BPS next week to buy another rod, so I will get a split grip and see which I like better. After that I can begin to build my arsenal! I can feel that the bait monkey is near! lol

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Thanks everyone. I just purchased the premier. Since I have only fished with a full grip I decided to stick with what I know. I will be going to BPS next week to buy another rod, so I will get a split grip and see which I like better. After that I can begin to build my arsenal! I can feel that the bait monkey is near! lol

I was in the same boat as you several months ago, and since then I have been able to try out several rods around the price range you are looking in. For starters, I was really unimpressed by the st. croix rods around the $100 range. I greatly preferred the Shimano Compre. When you go to BPS, you should take a look at this rod. Also, I would recommend taking a look at BPS's Carbonlite rods. Haven't had an extensive amount of use with it, but I like it so far.

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IMO the Premier is a better rod.

Another decent for that price is a BPS Extreme.

x2

I've handled the Compre and owned the next step up (Crucial) and there was never anything about the Compre that impressed me at all. I tried to like them and went to BPS on a couple different occasions to buy one, but once I had it in my hands I lost all desire to own one.

It's funny the previous poster mentioned the Extreme, since the last time I went to BPS looking for a Compre I left with two Extremes instead.

That's actually an Extreme in my avatar.

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I also have a mojo casting rod.  Don't like  a split grip,   this is the first rod i have that is a split grip.   Going to take split grip off and make a all cork handle.

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Thanks everyone. I just purchased the premier. Since I have only fished with a full grip I decided to stick with what I know. I will be going to BPS next week to buy another rod, so I will get a split grip and see which I like better. After that I can begin to build my arsenal! I can feel that the bait monkey is near! lol

I was in the same boat as you several months ago, and since then I have been able to try out several rods around the price range you are looking in. For starters, I was really unimpressed by the st. croix rods around the $100 range. I greatly preferred the Shimano Compre. When you go to BPS, you should take a look at this rod. Also, I would recommend taking a look at BPS's Carbonlite rods. Haven't had an extensive amount of use with it, but I like it so far.

x2 on the BPS Carbonlite. I find the split grip on this rod extremely comfortable and the rod is very light. I looked at both the Mojo and the Carbonlite and went with the Carbonlite. This is the first split grip that I have used and I like it a lot. I have no complaints at all about it. It is extremely sensitive and has more than enough backbone. 

Considering that the Triumph and the Mojo might have the same blank, I have a few Triumphs and the Carbonlite is many times more sensitive and much lighter than the Triumphs are.

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Thanks for the replies. I am now very interested with the BPS carbonlite baitcaster. When I go to BPS I am going to check out this rod with the P.Q. reel on it. I think I will go with the split grip, just so I won't always wonder how they are.

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I have used the Premiere and the Mojo. Both rods are outstanding. The Triumph rod is on same blank as the Premiere or the Mojo. I personally prefer the Premiere, I like the solid grip better then the spilt grip.

The BPS Carbonlite rod is nice looking and feels pretty good.

Later, ;)

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Triumph, Mojo, and Premier all use SCII blanks.

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I have two mojo rods. one spinning model and the 7ft. crankbait model. The mojo crankbait rod is fastly becoming my favorite. I like the way it feels, it handles fish nicely, and i bought it used for 60.00 shipped.

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I have a Mojo spinnerbait rod 7' MHF that I use for spinnerbaits, jig & worm and froggin', and I have a Premier crankbait 6'6" MM that I use for shallow cranks and jerk/slasherbaits. They are both amazing rods, but the main difference is the split grip and the available actions. If you want a crankbait rod you can really make a specific choice if you go with the Premier crankbait series. The Mojo has a "crankbait" model at 7' MHM, but no other choices. The Premier has 6'6"-7', M-H models, and all Moderate action. The premiers are actually more type-specific, and the Mojos are good for multi-purpose use (2-3 applications each)

I love 'em both, but lately I've been leaning towards staying more application specific because it really mimics that custom rod appeal.

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