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Crankbait Rod And Lure Weight

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It must be just me but I feel like my cranking stick are always being over worked even though the lure rating says otherwise. I understand the concept of a moderate action cranking stick but I just can't seem to accept the feel of it. Example I bought a Phenix X10. Great reviews from everyone and lure rating is 1/4-1.0oz. Yet when I throw 5/8oz if feels like the rod can't handle it. Also when I throw some KVD 5XD cranks. I then decided to just focus on 3/8oz 1.5's and bought a skeet Reese glass rod and did not like the feel of glass. I can see how glass helps not losing fish because I was probably 10 for 10 before I sold it. Rated up to 3/4oz but my 1/2oz cranks felt tok heavy for the rod. Plus couldn't stand looking at that yellow lol.

Now I just bought a Gloomis GL2 7MH 845cbr and lure rating is the same as the Phenix at 1/4-1.0oz. I was hoping it was different but it feels very similar. I feel like 3/8-1/2oz is where I want to be at on this rod. 5/8oz is too much already.

I don't crank enough to justify buying one rod for my 3/8ths and one for my 5xd. I would love to just keep the GL2 but feel like I need to get rid of all my 5/8ths cranks. Anyone else feel the same? Or please tell me its just me and maybe after enough convincing I can force myself to like it lol.

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I think that may just be crank rods, I am not a big cranker and have a h20 brand M action rod, feels decent on the dt6 but on 5/8 crank baits sometimes feels like I am dragging in a fish already, even though it has a 3/4 rating.

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Do you feel the rod tip is flexing too much?

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That's just the way it works.  If you feel like the rod is working to hard point the rod straight at the crank, or at least straighter than you are currently holding it, on the retrieve.

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