Element 21 Carrot Stix® Wild Black Spinning Rods
- Dual-helical bias 30 ton plus graphite blank
- Unsanded blank for maximum strength retention
- Airweight resin-filled blank
- Fuji® Alconite® micro guides
Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by coyoteklr best rod, worst service I have owned this rod for 6 months and its the best rod I have ever owned. super light and super sensitive. I have landed a ton of big fish with it including a 5 lb 9 0z smallie. everything was great until last weekend it snapped in half setting the hook on a fish. The rod was not broken or stepped on prior. fine. now the company (e21) is pretty much non existent. no customer service what so ever. To bad because I was a week away from dropping $1000 into more of these rods. This company will be in serious trouble if they dont get their act together. bummer. April 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by upwalleye horrible just got rod today, cracked completely in half as i was checking action of rod......i am going to return and puchase different rod, update to follow April 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by eaglelodge Wild Black Carrot Stix This is the standard for all future fishing rods in my arsenal. It's weight is unbelievable, tho' it did take some time to get the 'feel' for the rod. The subtlenss in it's action proved it's self in my first cast, my first cast landed a 3.5 lb largemouth bass. This rod is so light weight that I could feel the action of my lure and the the strike of the fish. This is winter fishing (fish are normally sluggish when they strike), can't wait for spring fishing!. An excellent product which I am recomending to my friends and to the fishing customer at Bass Pro. January 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FloridaMike67 Undecided This seems to be a very brittle rod. I caught a large Blue Gill and heard a small crack that sounded like a resin crack. I looked it over very good and can't find any issues. I haven't had it back out yet but time will tell. It does scare me a bit that the company website doesn't exist anymore and most all of the Orange Carrot Stix are on sale all over the place. The only thing I can find is a facebook page of a sponsored fisher. If anyone knows if their official website moved please let me know. April 16, 2012
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Details:I am going to pair this with a Shimano Sedona 2500. Mainly fish plastic right now. Do I need to use braid in order to take full advantage of the sensitivity on this rod? I usually use 10 or 12lb mono.
A:An excellent choice of reel to rod. I use soft plastic and have 6lb Siderwire mono for winter and will use 10lb Siderwire once the water warms up, in which case I will be using hard plisyic and spinners.
A:Braid is going to excel when throwing topwater frogs and heavy jigs, but it isn't necessary. The rod will still be very sensitive, the braid just assists in a good hook set because of the no stretch...Try a lighter braid if you are skepticle..I use almost exclusively braid, but can always tie on a flouro leader if i'm drop shotting.
A:Great question! You are correct in that braid enhances sensitivity due to its low stretch. Fluorocarbon line will also provide great sensitivity. It's a matter of choice between the two lines. Braid is much stronger given a comparison with line diameter, however fluorocarbons are engineered to virtually be invisible once they are in the water (most, however not all, are this way). I have provided a great document by one of our pro staff regarding this information in hopes that it may help you in selecting a line. If you have further questions, feel free to call us or email us at any time.
A:Pretty much zero. Just broke one and the company doesnt even exist online. look for yourself.
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A:Lifetime but I have heard that the company is very hard to contact.
A:Bad to none...good luck trying to get a hold of anyone at e21 willing to help you...very poor customer service..will never buy one of there rods again
A:Its on their website, but it has a lifetime warranty with a $39.95 rod replacement fee..(i believe)
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