i briefly owned a 6'3" mxf elite tech walleye, thoguth it was a great rod, especially at the price, i ended up having to sell it for financial reason and ended up with a st croix avid 6'3" mxf (i got it for $130, had a nick in the tip guide, and the new one st croix provided free of charge
) these rods compare pretty well imo. both fairly light weight, very sensitive, have quality components, look good, etc.
i have only held the smallmouth series in stores, hard to explain, but the first guide from the reel has been a different angle on every rod i have looked at (all the models cabelas had, as well as a couple at scheels), i was going to get the 7'4" mf to throw some soft swimbaits on, but couldnt get past the guides. they look to be the same guides as used on the scheels house rods (though scheels has sic inserts instead of zirconium) but the elite tech walleye series has alconites, which other than an HMX i have on all my rods, and have not had a problem with.