St. Croix Mojo Bass Swimbait Rod Review

Published On January 8, 2012 »» By Dan Rice » Rods and Reels
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Mojo Bass Rods

St. Croix ‘s Mojo Bass rods have become a mainstay within the fishing industry through quality performance, technique specific features and remarkable customer service. From ground-pounding hook sets to the softest dropshot movements, this is one model lineup that you should consider for your next fishing rod and reel combo.

I purchased the Mojo Bass Swimbait MBC79HF on December 28, 2010 as a $99 special. Initially meant for my 8” Huddleston Deluxe Swimbait, using this rod for other techniques such as flipping and frogging eventually made it into a versatile stick. With a 5-year warranty from St. Croix, the peace of mind reassured my decision and the rod performed very well for me during the 2011 season.

For a 7’9” rod, the Mojo Bass Swimbait is surprisingly light; much lighter than other manufacturers’ swimbait rods. The fast action tip loads quickly and transfers the hook set down the blank, to the backbone where all of that energy is captured and relentlessly applied to that bass on the end of the line. I chose to complete the package with a Shimano Cardiff 301A and the entire combo balances well. For chucking big fish baits, the rod makes a tough job relatively easy.

The Mojo Bass features aluminum-oxide guides with stainless steel frames and a Fuji ECS reel seat. Neither component has failed me.  Just before a trip to the California Delta for a FLW College Fishing Tournament, my rod was victim to being placed against the trolling motor of my partner’s boat –the motor was tripped which sent my beloved Mojo Bass down to the ground like a UFC match.  Her blank was only minorly scuffed but still went on to catch many fish last year. I take very good care of my equipment and hated to see this happen, but I couldn’t have asked for a better test of day-to-day durability.

While you may call it purple, St. Croix defines the blazing color dark cherry metallic. With a two-coat topping of Flex Coat, the color shines just like an ‘ole hot rod. With the split grip design and a price that will help any angler round out his or her arsenal, the St. Croix Mojo Bass is here to stay. Be sure to get your hands on one or check them out at Tackle Warehouse. You too are sure to find a high level of detail that is bound to impress both on and off the water.

Mojo Bass Swimbait RodSt. Croix
Model NumberMBC79HF
Line14-30 lb test
Lure Weight1-4 ounces
Rod Weight6.4 ounces
Retail Price$130

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Dan Rice is an outdoor writer from Spokane, Washington. He writes for his website, FHC Outdoors, and is a contributing writer to Western Bass Magazine. Be sure to visit his YouTube channel for action on film!

2 Responses to St. Croix Mojo Bass Swimbait Rod Review

  1. Shaun says:

    How did you find the Mojo Swimbait rod to load and handle the 8″ Huddleston?

  2. Drew Olmsted says:

    I see this review is just over 3 years old but what the hell, I’m thinking of using this rod as an all purpose muskie rod. Most of my stuff is just 1.5-3oz. I don’t troll, just cast. I’ve got a shorter Mojo Muskie for my top water and some crankbait stuff but I’m thinking of this for some heavier spinners and bucktails, some crank and jerk baits.

    I fish out of a kayak so the overall length and handle length concern me somewhat. I’d just get another 7’2″ muskie but I’d have to order it. This one is in stock and on sale.

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