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I need a new squarebill rod.  i had a veritas 7ft M and it was a nice rod.  had great balance and really liked the taper, but it lacked any sensitivity at all.  What do you guys like in the 7ft range with moderate action that is nice and light and can really throw a 3/8 oz squarebill well?

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I like using a 66 fenwick hmg because it allows you to flip and pitch the bait and get it in tight to cover.  The new 66 fenwick aetos is amazing

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Sensitivity is not really an issue with crankbaits.

Hootie

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I found that the St Croix Rage has great sensitivity any little strike you will feel it.Good luck

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Dobyns 705cb

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I need a new squarebill rod.  i had a veritas 7ft M and it was a nice rod.  had great balance and really liked the taper, but it lacked any sensitivity at all.

You have dead hands then, or have no idea what your doing. I have the same rod, and if you can't feel a crank wobble, or tick grass, or defelct off cover with this rod, your not going to feel it with anything. I can feel a fish swim up behind a bait with this rod and "push" water at my bait....I am not saying it's the greatest rod in the world, but it's certainly plenty sensitive for cranking.

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705cb glass :D

Avid MHM 7'

Anything cheaper and it probably won't be an upgrade to the veritas.

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Powell squarebill rod is sweet!

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Loomis CBR... Mine were all bought in 99 and I bought 2 loomis rods last year... You can feel a earthquake in China with them.. Pricey though

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Maybe try better line first. Most people should be able to feel cranks wobble with the most inexpensive of poles and when the bait feels "different" something has happened. Unless you just want a new rod.

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6'6" MH/F Quantum Bill Dance combo. It's not the best rod but I like the action. I don't like fishing squarebills on a moderate action crankbait rod. A fast action allows me to rip out of wood cover better.

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For the money, the St Croix Legend tournament 7-2 MM is a great stick for light or hard cover.  In a heavy hard or soft cover squarebill, the Dobyns 705CB or the Loomis 845.

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I just bought a new HALO cranking rod had a 66 but went with the 7' but the 66 was AMAZING 

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My favorite square bill rod by far is the old cranking carrot stix. Mine is a 6-9 and is a beast when throwing kvd 1.5 &2.5 I have also thrown jerk baits on it, really a sweet rod

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I personally use either the skeet S-glass cranking rods the Clunn rods or the shimano clarus crankbait rods. none of those are as sensitive as your veritas, but they work great for squarebills.

 

Mitch

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I'll second the Jadewood 7'0 crankbait rod. Man that thing is light and the balance point is right at/before the nut on the reel seat. Makes it feel like you are holding nothing. For $99 it's hard to beat it.

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I'm new to Crank baits but i really like my Dobyns 704 Glass rod. You can really sling those KVD 1.5 really far and I think it's better than my Dobyns 705 Glass for throwing 3/8 oz. cranks but the only fish I've caught on it has been a trout.  :embarassed2:

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I use the Powell diesel 7'0 cranking rod, super light and works great with squarebills. If I'm not mistaken they are on sale right now also. Best 60 dollar rod I've ever used.

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Dobyns 684cb has worked great for me.

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You have a bunch of good suggestions...Heres another...Phenix X10 or X11 composite.

Mike

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