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When I bought my Strike King square bill cranks I got a smaller version. I thought the 2.5's ran much deeper and given my lake situation that's not good. I was looking at the 2.5's today, thanx for the suggestion folks, and realized they go 0'-3'. It's bigger and more noticeable to bass, it runs the right depth I need, and to top it off I am sure that it will cast much further giving them more time to locate and bite at it.

I also went to get some toad soft plastics because I can swim it on top or anywhere underneath. Zoom was $4.96 and Strike King's Super Toad was $2.96 (they didn't have the Rage Toads :cry4: ). Both comes 5 to a pack. I opted for SK Super Toad.

I also picked up SK's Redeye Special spinnerbait. It's a tandem painted willow 3/8 oz. It has red eye on the lead head and on the willow blade.

I realize that I'm backwards on things. I do my research after I get a product. But, I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with the Super Toads and/or the Redeye Special?

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Correction: The 2.5's go 3'-5'. But still I think the size will be the key. Plus the trebles are so much bigger which means easier to rip through the weeds....right?

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the xcalibur square bills are good cranks as well and will go 1-3' for ya.

Or up your line size to 20# test should keep those cranks up a bit shallower for ya

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I pulled out my cranks earlier (I have 2 types of spinnerbaits that I still don't know who makes) and looked up my sk ones. Turns out they are series 4s. They run 3'-6' but they are half the size of the 2.5's and weigh less. So with the 2.5's weighing in at almost a half ounce it should mean that I can get the cast to where I need it.

I'm using 12# Stren smoke. I am already having issues with casting the smokin' rooster and with only one b/c I don't have time nor the money to spool for one lure and then respool for another. Although, I am thinking that my rod is part of my problem. It has a great backbone but the tip isn't very fast. I think it is a flipping rod? I got it at a pawn shop so I'm not sure. But wouldn't a faster tip mean the lure will load up which translates to further casts? It's a 6'6" Quantum Lite medium-heavy.

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