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Michael Passalacqua

Carrot Stix Vs Verites

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deff not a Veritas. I had at one time 6. I have had to send 4 back to Abu Garcia. They did replace all of them but needless to say I dont have them anymore. They just kept breaking.

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Have used Veritas in quite a few models for 9 months (since release) and another since before release. No problems with breakage. A couple times with excess epoxy. Excellent sensitivity and performance.

You can go to the abu garcia site and see a couple of breakage tales of woe yet remarkably the review remains anonymous while those who are satisfied with the product often leave contact info. Hmm. How about that?

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I have a Veritas and I love it. No breaking problems here and I have pulled in big bass, mudfish, and gar with it.

The only thing is that the rods are a bit stiff. The Mh is more like a H.

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Those Carrot Stix are a butt ugly orange. I'd consider buying one, if they weren't orange. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer my rods to have a discreet, subtle color to them. I think compared to the rod brands you mentioned, you could do better with any of the Shimano or St. Croix lines. I've got several of the mid-range priced Fenwicks, and they seem pretty sensitive to me and I haven't broken them yet.

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I drove over to Gander Mountain today and went to look at the rods. I picked up a Veritas and wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be since they did have alot of hype. Then I did notice the Carrot Stix Wild and picked it up. It was night and day difference. The Carrot Stix rod felt much lighter and balanced, it also had a life time warranty.If you have the opprotunity, go compare both rods and you will feel a difference. I also felt like E21 paid a little more atention to detail on the Carrot Stix than Abu Garcia did on their Veritas. I was really impressed with the Carrot Stix and would deffinintly consider buying it. The only problem I have with both the Veritas and the Carrot Stix is their tiny split grip handles, aslo not a big fan of the EVA. You may want to look at the Shimano Compre also, it is right there at the same price range. It would be nice to hear from someone who has fished a Carrot Stix, and talk about sensitivity because I could not tell how sensitive it truely was in the store. I think the Carrot Stix is the better rod, just sayin'.

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Love the Veritas, I have five models which I are spooled with braid and have yet to break anything on those rods.

The sensitivity is great, and the lightness of the rod is unreal.

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I have a 7'6" Heavy Carrot Stick (LTX) and a 7' MH Veritas (I've also owned 6'7" Med Crankin' and 6'9" MH Spinning LTX's). The Carrot Stick is a nicer rod in my opinion. I've fished them with Revos, Citicas,and Curados, and they both feel really nice and balanced with those reels. The Carrot is just so darn sensitive and for me has been bomber.

The guides on the Veritas are nicer. The reel seat on the C-stick is nicer (BY FAR). The current C-Stick grips are larger than my older ones so that may be a wash, I have BIG hands and the Veritas is comfy as is. I had to use Roadbike Handlebar Tape to build up my C-Sticks (adds nearly no weight).

I also have a BPS Extreme and Nitro, a Kistler Magnesium, and Lamiglas Excels(SICK), so if I were to rank my favorites of all my rods I'd go with C-stick followed very closely by the Excels, then the Veritas. Again this is just my opinion.

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I was looking all over for the weights of these two rods, but did not have any success in finding them. However I did start reading the BassPro.com Reviews on both rods. The Veritas has okay reviews, but there are some people complaining about breakage. Then I read the Carrot Stix review. Every one was good, and no on complained about them breaking. I think people are skeptical of them because of the older models that E21 produced. All the people that are bashing them seem to have used the older models, and simply don't want to try the new models. I am even more convinced now that the Carrot Stix Wild is a very good rod.

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Literally a few grams difference. Not enough that a decision should be based on. C-stick is lighter fwiw. My kistler mag with a citica e is a lot lighter than my vertias 705 with a curado 51e.

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Landed this on a 7' m mod fast veritas throwing topwater popper

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I have 7 veritas now and I love them! Everybody has different likes, these rods with reels fit my hands awesome.

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I have Carrot Stix and Veritas and to be honest I am extremly happy with both. no issue with breaking. I have landed a double digit fish this year with the Veritas no problems there. Both are comfortable and sensitive. My only dislike with the carrot stix are the ugly orange.

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do you know which rod is lighter? i cant find the weights

Here are weights for carrot stix & Gold.

http://www.carrotstix.com/catalog/e21_carrot_stix_the_original.htm

http://www.carrotstix.com/catalog/e21_carrot_stix_21_carrot_gold.htm

To toss this out My Quantum Smoke 7' Med Fast rod is lighter (3.4oz) than the carrot or gold in as close a model as I saw. The sensitivity is real close if not on par with my St Croix Avid rod. It is more sensitive than my Premiers for sure. I like the Smoke very much.

I couldnt find the weight of the micro guide carrots.

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