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#1 preed37

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Posted August 01 2011 - 10:06 AM

I am wanting to buy a new crankbait rod, $150 range and want a good overall crank rod for shallow, med, and deep diving. Thanks!

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Posted August 01 2011 - 10:26 AM

if you did a search for crankbait rods on the forum you would have a lot of reading to do.


http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Shimano_Compre_Crankbait_Casting_Rods/descpage-SNCC.html

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Falcon_LowRider_XG_Casting_Rods/descpage-FLRC.html

those are the 2 i would suggest. the Lowrider if youre tossing bigger baits.
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Posted August 01 2011 - 10:57 AM

Look into the Powell Max Crankbait rods. They offer both glass and graphite and both are great CB rods! B)
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Posted August 01 2011 - 11:24 AM

I have read on this forum and there is a lot lol bit thanks for the feedback

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Posted August 01 2011 - 12:29 PM

Shimano Compre is a superb rod for the money. Ultimate crankin stick for me is the St Croix Avid AVC70MM or AVCMHM so if you can find one of those in your price range that would be sick.

I have a Powell Max as well but its a lightweight bottom contact but crankin so I won't comment.

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Posted August 01 2011 - 02:26 PM

Check out the Cabelas Prodigy PDC705-1 and PDC705-2 both are MH/MF $99.99

http://www.cabelas.c...80;cat104823180

You might also the Kistler Mag TA CRR rod which is $160.00 I believe.

I have the Prodigy and the older Model Kistler and both work great. The Kistler is a M/MF while the Prodigy is a MH/MF and comes in both a one and two piece model.
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Posted August 01 2011 - 05:54 PM

Thank you for the advice. Also, why does a moderate action matter and why is a fast action as effective?

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Posted August 01 2011 - 07:35 PM

Also a 7' MM Carbonlite is one heck of a CB stick for $100.
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Posted August 01 2011 - 09:04 PM

I use a cumara reaction crank, and fished a loomis GLX crank. Handled most of the popular ones in the shop including dobyns 704.

Honestly, IMO, any crank rod isn't exactly better than another. I think you should pick the one that feels good in your hand, balances with your reel, has the action that you prefer and the power that you need. Then spool with fishing line based on how much it stretches, to fine tune the amount of 'give' your rod will allow depending on the severity of your hookset. Most important would be to determine the reel you want first. A light unbalanced rod, will feel heavier than a balanced heavy rod.

This is the advice I've been given by a local pro, and I think it's solid advice.



$300-$400 dollar rods are better spent on applications where sensitivity is paramount.

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Posted August 01 2011 - 10:38 PM

I use a cumara reaction crank, and fished a loomis GLX crank. Handled most of the popular ones in the shop including dobyns 704.

Honestly, IMO, any crank rod isn't exactly better than another. I think you should pick the one that feels good in your hand, balances with your reel, has the action that you prefer and the power that you need. Then spool with fishing line based on how much it stretches, to fine tune the amount of 'give' your rod will allow depending on the severity of your hookset. Most important would be to determine the reel you want first. A light unbalanced rod, will feel heavier than a balanced heavy rod.

This is the advice I've been given by a local pro, and I think it's solid advice.



$300-$400 dollar rods are better spent on applications where sensitivity is paramount.


Sensitivity can be paramount in cranking, many, many, many different aspect of cranking.
I fish Cumara, Loomis, now have a Lamiglas and a couple others. The more expensive glass rods are worth their weight in gold, from my initial impressions of high quality glass rods. The lowest quality I would go on a crankbait rod is the St. Croix Avid, with the exception being the Premier Glass, probably.
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Posted August 02 2011 - 08:20 AM

Purchased the mojo big cranker and had my doubts at first. Had a hard time staying hooked up with fish. Changed line to 14 floro and now I don't want to fish with any other stick! I think if you find a rod that you are comfortable with and refine your line and baits, you will be happy
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Posted August 02 2011 - 09:52 AM

I have 2 of the Kistler Mag CRR rods and it is a great cranking rod and it is around your price. I also have a couple of the Kistler MgJBTW68MS rods and they work great for cranking as well, especially shallow cranks.

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Posted August 02 2011 - 03:04 PM

Sensitivity can be paramount in cranking, many, many, many different aspect of cranking.
I fish Cumara, Loomis, now have a Lamiglas and a couple others. The more expensive glass rods are worth their weight in gold, from my initial impressions of high quality glass rods. The lowest quality I would go on a crankbait rod is the St. Croix Avid, with the exception being the Premier Glass, probably.

You need to try a Carbonlite. 7' MM is tough to beat. I prefer it over the Avid, but I have not fished the Lamiglas 705, though I plan on getting one soon.
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Posted August 02 2011 - 10:40 PM

I have tried the Carbonlite, it isn't a bad rod but I really dislike the components and the resins in the rod. (The latter appllies only to the MedMod). I've been continually impressed by higher quality rods by comparison, but was asked recently to test a Mojo Glass. I'm fishing that tomorrow for the first time, side by side with the Lamiglas and the Dobyns.
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Posted August 02 2011 - 11:34 PM

I recently got a Powell Max 706CB (graphite) and I love it so far. It's actually pretty versatile, too. It worked great the other evening, working a Zara Spook Jr.