Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
buzzfrog

A Debate.. Cranking,, Moderate Vs. Fast Action

Recommended Posts

GOOD news. family is thinking of getting a pontoon, well not the greatest bass boat,, but it moves my @ss off the shore. I always said that if i can get off shore, i want to be a great crankbait fisherman. I have a croix Premier 7' MH moderate with a citica i like, only caught a few off of it though, thus why i want to learn and think getting off the shore will get me a better chance to learn and fish structure better.( maybe it is monkey talking! but id like to get 2 setups so i can swiitch lures quicker and a longer rod will help me to get down deep) I know the debate of glass, graphite, then there is the mix of both; though at this point in the game, i was lookin at the bps catalogue and it says i can pair a crankin stik with a winch and get a discount. I was always told that moderate was the way to go. Anyone want to voocie their opnions. i plan to get the 7'10 MH rod if that helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are another person that is confused as you look at the crankin stick and see that it has a fast taper. Any rod that is glass or composite which is graphite and glass mixed, can have fast tapers but will still be either slow, moderate, or moderate fast in action. Some companies like Wright and McGill use S-Glass for rod construction which is stiffer and faster reacting than E-Glass which is what Lamiglas and Quantum use. So to get a good amount of backbone using E-Glass the rod is made with a fast taper, this provides more backbone but the rod still retains the moderate action. Graphite rods will have both a moderate taper and action.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My catch ratio improved dramatically using a moderate action with cranking.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use the wright and McGill rods for all my bait cast set ups. The fast action allows you to feel the wobble of the crank better. I need that to feel it bounce of structure and assure it is not line tied or weed bound. It also allows for you to just keep cranking to set the hook and not worry about hook set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in the moderate action camp. It just work for me using braid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Falcon Bucoo 7'M rod has a moderate bend and I can feel it everything the bait is doing just fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My catch ratio improved dramatically using a moderate action with cranking.

Same here, I loose less fish with a moderate action. I suppose an angler that can reduce the power of his hook set may get by with a faster action/stiffer rod. My reaction on the strike is to do the same with the other techniques I fish. Drive the hooks home and hard. With a stiffer rod I pull to many hooks from the fish! But I'm old and spent a lot a years behind a glass rod. I didn't get my first graphite until the mid 90's. You had to jerk hard to compensate when fishing with glass(jigs/T-rig/C-rig) if you know what I mean?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i thought it was an improvement, but i think i will stick with the moderate, may just get anoter premier, if they make em in the 7'10 range, i wanna stick to 100-140

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing reels

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×