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Ok Who's Got A Mojo Crankbait Rod

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I like the feel of this rod and I have some BPS gift cards - so it's a win/win. I need a rod for deep cranks, I broke mine.

 

Couple questions:

 

1.) Does anyone have the 7'4" M/M and use it for deep divers? What do you think?

 

2.) Of those of you with the 7'8" MH/M what do you think about it?

 

3.) If anyone has any other glass rod suggestions around that $120 price point, fire away and please tell me why you would choose it over the MOJO?

 

 

Thanks guys,

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I have the 7' 8" "Big Crankster" it's a great deep cranking rod. I was never very good with deep cranks but now I've discovered it's mostly because I was using the wrong rods. It's got lots of power to make fishing deep cranks easy but soft enough to keep fish stuck when they hit. I caught the biggest deep crankbait fish I've ever caught with it this past winter with a 7.51 pound largemouth :)

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We have the 7' MHM, excellent rod for the price. The MH's are on the money for what you want. The medium would be too wimpy

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The 7-8 is a really well built crank stick. It's a full on glass rod with a more traditional action. I like the rod an awful lot. It's perfect for big, deep cranks. But it's pretty worthless for anything under 1/2 ounce.

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i took my mojo 7"MH back, it felt heavy and unbalanced.. and the action seems heavier than the rating.. i spent alittle more and picked up a dobyns micro super savvy, one of the best feeling reels ive handled... 

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I have the 6'10" and the 7'4".  I have used the 7'4 for deep cranks.  It will wear you out though.  I have a tourny in 2 weeks and I'll be picking up the 7'8" for deep cranking.    That's my 2 cents.

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I like the Big Crankster at it's price point. I tried the Skeet rod and the KVD rod at $100 but the Mojo just feels better to me. It's a good rod and glad i picked it up.

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I have the 7'4" mojo glass rod and like it very much. I would not, however, use it for deep cranking. I throw small to midsize cranks with it...squarebills, strike king series 5 cranks, rapala dt10 and the like. Mostly cranks up to the 10-12 foot depth range. I think it is perfect for this application, but believe it be "underpowered" for deeper and larger cranks. My .02 cents worth....which, for the record is worth more like .03 cents, at least in my opinion :grin:

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Thanks guys,

 

It will only be for deep divers so I will be looking at the MH/M in 7'8"

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I have the 7"8 mh moderate action mojo and like it a lot I use it for deep cranks, traps and anything else I might feel like using it for its one of my favorite rods

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I bought the 7'8" one and returned it after the first use.  going to switch to graphite.  the mojo felt like I was hitting pillows when I was bumping into cover and the bottom.  want more sensativity. 

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 I have the 7' 8" "Big Crankster" as well. So far I like it a lot. Yes it is a little less sensitive than graphic, But you won't pull as many hooks either. Specially if you are a lip ripper(hard hook setter). 

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I have the 7' 8" "Big Crankster" as well. So far I like it a lot. Yes it is a little less sensitive than graphic, But you won't pull as many hooks either. Specially if you are a lip ripper(hard hook setter).

Lip Rippin, as you call it, is poor technique when fishing crankbaits, and will cost you lost fish regardless the material your rod. Glass, Composite, Graphite, all work fine, you just have to find the one that suits your needs and style of fishing.

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Lip Rippin, as you call it, is poor technique when fishing crankbaits, and will cost you lost fish regardless the material your rod. Glass, Composite, Graphite, all work fine, you just have to find the one that suits your needs and style of fishing.

 Not a lip ripper myself, I'm an avid C-rig user so I tend to sweep the rod. I still like a rod that bends to the butt when fishing deep cranks and I seem to increase my strike to catch odds with S glass over Graphite or a graphite/glass composite. Maybe its my reaction time?

 

As for rod weight? The crankster weighs in at 3.8 ounces(from their chart). I'd hardly call that a heavy rod. Compared to common glass is a feather weight. Anyone have the weights on a comparable graphite or graphite/glass composite for giggles?

 

Edit: The crankster weighs in actually @6.3 ounces. I made a booboo when reading the chart. my mistake!

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 Not a lip ripper myself, I'm an avid C-rig user so I tend to sweep the rod. I still like a rod that bends to the butt when fishing deep cranks and I seem to increase my strike to catch odds with S glass over Graphite or a graphite/glass composite. Maybe its my reaction time?

 

As for rod weight? The crankster weighs in at 3.8 ounces(from their chart). I'd hardly call that a heavy rod. Compared to common glass is a feather weight. Anyone have the weights on a comparable graphite or graphite/glass composite for giggles?

Sweeping is almost always the recommended hookset for cranks, sounds like you have found what works well for your style of fishing.

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