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Are all Mojo Bass Rods this crappy or did I just get a bad one???

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I broke my crankin stick a couple of weeks ago.  I picked up a MH Mojo Moderate action.  Talk about a dead stick!!!!  I can't feel a thing through the rod, no vibrations make it to the reel seat.  Compared to my cheapo BPS Crankin stick, the Mojo down right sucks. I was fishing Rapala DT 20 and Bomber Fat Free shads in about 15 feet of water and I never felt the action of the bait or even when it hit bottom.  You can't even feel a double colorado blade through this rod.  I was/am amazed how crappy this rod is.   I'm taking the rod back.

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there are definetely better options out there. I own the 7 M fast and in addition to the tipheaviness and lack of sensitivity Ive had issues with guide inserts falling out twice.

I am blown away by the falcon bucoo, not sure off the top of my head if a crankin model is in that line up.  The 7H and an E7 feel PERFECT together., and the sensitivity is far superior.

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I am blown away by the falcon bucoo, not sure off the top of my head if a crankin model is in that line up. The 7H and an E7 feel PERFECT together., and the sensitivity is far superior.

the 7'M is the crankin rod for the bucoo series, I belive it's a moderate action.  I was never impressed by the mojos, I thought about getting one but never did, they just didn't feel right in store.  There are plenty of other options though, personally I'd stick with the Crankin Sticks.

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i got the 7ft plastics rod mf action ... defiantly better ones out their

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I am blown away by the falcon bucoo, not sure off the top of my head if a crankin model is in that line up. The 7H and an E7 feel PERFECT together., and the sensitivity is far superior.

the 7'M is the crankin rod for the bucoo series, I belive it's a moderate action. I was never impressed by the mojos, I thought about getting one but never did, they just didn't feel right in store. There are plenty of other options though, personally I'd stick with the Crankin Sticks.

X2 the 7'mh bucoo is great for cranks too...buy the bucoo

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Wow, that's not good, but I didn't think too highly of them either and that's just too bad since they look kind of cool.

What line and #test were you using? I noticed that even with different mono and strengths of line, I noticed different feedback for the same rod and reel when cranking.

As a rule of thumb, the lighter # test (monos) I went, the more feedback I seemed to get from the wiggle of the crank or jerk bait. And this difference was very noticeable even between 8# (great at giving feedback) 10# (okay at giving feedback). Testing out 30# braid was sensitvity overload for my hands. ;)

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line was Yozuri Hybrid 10lb, reel Curado E5, I've used this combo line and reel before with great sensation, but I am very disappointed with the rod.

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If you are throwing deep cranks exclusively, you may want to consider the Vendetta 7', medium/moderate.  Same price range and a reasonable warranty.

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Get a Kistler Carbon Steel 7' Med and never look back! I got a few over the winter. I took it out a few weeks back and could feel every vibration of a rattle trap in a 20mph wind with 30mph gusts. got 5 largies on a day when I probably shouldn't have even tried to fish in my 14' tin boat back in early April. I hooked one fish when I simply felt the vibration stop. Set the hook and there he was a little 11" buck bass. I could also feel every thump of the spinner bait on the MH as well. They get my vote for the price point any day of the week.

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Given what you're using, dang! It's gotta to be the rod. I imagine that 10# hybrid would do well at providing feedback. I've only used 12# without issue with cranks.

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  I've had the guide inserts fall out also. I purchased the Mojo last summer and returned it after the tip had a piece off of it, which was probably due to shipping or w/e. I exchanged it for the same Mojo and within two times on the water, my guide insert fell out. I returned it and then exchanged it for a Shimano Compre which is about the same price. Shimano has a lifetime warranty. This was a great exchange because I haven't had a single problem with the Compre yet.

  I was very disappointed with St. Croix. I have a 7 ft - Medium Crankbait Avid that I had before the Mojo and I love it. It's one of the best rod's I've used. I haven't ever had a problem with it. I guess the difference in craftsmanship of a $100 rod, and a $180

rod is huge. I haven't bought a St. Croix since the Mojo let me down. If I were to purchase another it'd be another avid or something that is on the higher end of their rods.

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I think mojo's are real tip heavy, but maybe thats just me.

Nope, that's a common theme. Mojos are a real black eye on an otherwise great rod manufacturer.

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Well, even though I'm a HUGE fan, St. Croix's

low end has had other problems, too. The first

Triumphs were a joke. Some say they are fine

now given the pricing point, I don't really know.

At any rate, Avid and up are great rods. I consider

the Avid series a "Best Value". I also have two

Legend Elite, at least on par with Loomis IMX.

8-)

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I have two mojos, that Ive used for about a year with absolutly no problems. In fact I like the rods alot, maby I just got lucky and got the only good ones in the batch.

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I have a mojo for wormin, and I have had no problems, and like it quite a bit for the price range.

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I have two mojos, that Ive used for about a year with absolutly no problems. In fact I like the rods alot, maby I just got lucky and got the only good ones in the batch.

Nope, you didn't get lucky.  I own several of them and I like them.  The first one I bought was the jig/worm model and I liked it so much that I've bought several others since.  I have no complaints with them and I love the split bottom grips.

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I have 4 of them and really like them alot I had a fifth the pitchin model I lost a insert out of the 1'st guide when I sent it back I upgraded to a legend tournament bass it is alot more sensitive than the mojo was but it was also $140 more

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I took it to the local tackle shop, their suggestion was to send it back to St. Croix.  He wanted me to do the vocal chord test, I started low and went higher, all he did was look at me in amazement, no vibration through the rod.  I lost the darn reciept, so I may be stuck with it.  I am guessing that I got a bad blank, it happens I guess.  Hoping the replacement is better. 

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I took it to the local tackle shop, their suggestion was to send it back to St. Croix. He wanted me to do the vocal chord test, I started low and went higher, all he did was look at me in amazement, no vibration through the rod. I lost the darn reciept, so I may be stuck with it. I am guessing that I got a bad blank, it happens I guess. Hoping the replacement is better.

I had a similar experience with a 6'10" MH/XF Johnny Morris Signature Series casting rod. It was just a dead stick. No vibration at all. It was like fishing with heavy gloves or mittens. The 6'6" MH spinning rod in the same line was fantastic, though.

Wound up bringing it back to BPS and exchanging it towards and Avid.

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