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I need a cranking rod under 100 specifically for square bills and lipless cranks ranging from 1/4 - 5/8 oz. 1/4 ounce is only for lipless; I don't use any 1/4 square bills. I would prefer it to be under $75.

 

Oh, and it must be graphite. I don't like the feel of composite rods at all.

 

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Denali Jadewood 7' med/mod 1/4-5/8 $99

I just got one last week. It's so darn light,even with a 7.9oz reel on it. Also the balance point is right on the reel seat nut. It's so nuetral in your hand.

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I agree with the above post. I use the 7'0 Powell diesel rod for small and medium lipless cranks as well as square bills and smaller profile medium- deep diving baits. It's a little light for the heavy cranks, but the 7'5 rod would prob be fine for them. Fantastic rod for the price. T warehouse has them for 59 bucks I believe.

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Definetley a Powell that would be the best bang for your buck

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Gotta say I was thinking falcon when I red your title but I woul say you have three choices, berkely lightning, BPS graphite series, or the Powell as stated above if you want to stay under 75.

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The new Cabelas Tourney Trail rods are soft moderate fast sticks priced at 65 bucks. I played with a few models in store and think they would work just fine for cranks. Free shipping if shipped to your nearest store.

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Wait for the sales later this month and you can upgrade your graphite rod by spending the same amount of money you would spend now.

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BassPro extreme 7.0' MHF.It has the PowerHump Grip. A rod you could fish with all day.

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Wait for the sales later this month and you can upgrade your graphite rod by spending the same amount of money you would spend now.

Classic sales or is it for something else? I like sales. :eyebrows:

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The Crankin Stick also gets rave reviews.  A friend tells me the Fenwick Smallmouth 6'10" MH-MF is a great square bill, lipless crank rod.  However, I don't know if it will throw down to 1/4 oz.  Will be able to tell you later this year.  :teeth3:

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Classic sales or is it for something else? I like sales. :eyebrows:

if you aren't taking advantage of the current TW or BTD sale this weekend, there is usually a TW presidents day sale around the middle of the month.

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Veritas winch . Very good crankbait rod.

The lure rating on that rod (Medium Moderate) is 3/8 to 3/4. Is that anything to be worried about or is that a BS rating? I will be using 1/4 oz rattletraps quite a bit and I want the rod to be able to load up nicely for those. I am guessing that the rod doesn't matter too much with rattle traps since those things fly like bullets.

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The lure rating on that rod (Medium Moderate) is 3/8 to 3/4. Is that anything to be worried about or is that a BS rating? I will be using 1/4 oz rattletraps quite a bit and I want the rod to be able to load up nicely for those. I am guessing that the rod doesn't matter too much with rattle traps since those things fly like bullets.

I have that rod, it will fling 1/4oz. baits very well, and anything above 5/8 oz. feels like it's "too much" for the rod. I have thrown 1/4, and 1/2 oz. Red Eye shads, KVD 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 square bills, SK series 3, and 3xd's, and KVD 1.5 flats. It handled them all fine, BUT, I tried a 5xd on it and it felt like the rod was not up to it. It's a little too whippy and soft for me, as I don't like it for cranking around grass, which is what I do 99% of the time. I am selling it if your interested.

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Semi-off topic but how can a rod be both moderate and fast at the same time?  Isn't the flex of the rod being more parabolic determine that it is moderate and flex more towards the tip indicative of a fast action?

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Semi-off topic but how can a rod be both moderate and fast at the same time?  Isn't the flex of the rod being more parabolic determine that it is moderate and flex more towards the tip indicative of a fast action?

 

Most moderate fast rods are soft moderate actions, on a few are true moderate fast. What that means is the rod flexes further down the blank but it doesn't have a parabolic bend, it is basically a fast action with more flex further down the blank. The G.Loomis MBR mag bass tapers are close to being moderate fast, the Phenix fast action rods actually have more tip flex than a fast action, almost parabolic but it is still in the upper 1/3 of the blank so it is a fast action. I have a Fenwick smallmouth rod that is moderate fast and it flexes down past the 5th guide from the top but not in parabolic form. The last thing about moderate fast actions is the power, the lighter the power, the more moderate the action but they will still not be parabolic, the difference would be the lure weight they can handle, like if you have 2 7' rods, both are medium power but one is moderate and the other a true moderate fast, the moderate fast will be rated to about 3/4oz or 7/8oz while the moderate will be around 5/8oz. I know it sounds confusing and it is because there is no industry standard, I found that the Fenwick rods and Kistler KLX series offer a true moderate fast action while the Shimano moderate fast rods are made with composite and have a parabolic bend so I would say they are moderate but a true moderate fast is great for shallow cranks and basically any type of reaction bait, the Megasbass 6'10" Orochi XX spinnerbait special looks like a true moderate fast action, goo to tackle tour and look at the review and that will give a good description.

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I am sorry but everything you just described is contradicting itself...Flex further down the blank means moderate action but if it flexes the top third it makes it fast but if it is parabloci it is moderate fast?  All rod bending is parabloic in nature but where the flex occurs is how i understand action to be determined.  Also the power of a rod has nothing to do with the action of a rod in my opinon.

 

I guess i can see if a rod is called moderate fast meaning it flexes more towards the bottom than a fast but not truly to the reel seat like a moderate action rod but that nomenclature just seems misleading to me.  I guess if they put the rating as moderate/fast that would lead me to believe it is between the two ratings.  I have a kistler helium canking rod fro ma few years ago and that is a moderate action rod that does nicely.

 

Now in the fly rod world i can say the action of a rod is definitely more important andmore complicated all at the same time due to the huge differences in length, line weights etc...

Most moderate fast rods are soft moderate actions, on a few are true moderate fast. What that means is the rod flexes further down the blank but it doesn't have a parabolic bend, it is basically a fast action with more flex further down the blank. The G.Loomis MBR mag bass tapers are close to being moderate fast, the Phenix fast action rods actually have more tip flex than a fast action, almost parabolic but it is still in the upper 1/3 of the blank so it is a fast action. I have a Fenwick smallmouth rod that is moderate fast and it flexes down past the 5th guide from the top but not in parabolic form. The last thing about moderate fast actions is the power, the lighter the power, the more moderate the action but they will still not be parabolic, the difference would be the lure weight they can handle, like if you have 2 7' rods, both are medium power but one is moderate and the other a true moderate fast, the moderate fast will be rated to about 3/4oz or 7/8oz while the moderate will be around 5/8oz. I know it sounds confusing and it is because there is no industry standard, I found that the Fenwick rods and Kistler KLX series offer a true moderate fast action while the Shimano moderate fast rods are made with composite and have a parabolic bend so I would say they are moderate but a true moderate fast is great for shallow cranks and basically any type of reaction bait, the Megasbass 6'10" Orochi XX spinnerbait special looks like a true moderate fast action, goo to tackle tour and look at the review and that will give a good description.

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From the St. Croix web site - their spin:

 

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Check out the Jadewood MH crankbait rod from Denali. Stock number is J843CB. It's 7 ft, moderate flex, lure weight 3/8 to 1. Has a wide range of types of baits that can be thrown on it. The best cranking rod by far. Tremendous flexibility. Can also use it for flipping or dragging creature baits. A versatile rod. All for $99.

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