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At the moment i'm using my medium heavy moderately fast 7 foot berkley lightning rod for cranking. I hear a lot of talk about how you should use medium power rods to crank. I find that if you get a medium heavy with a mod/moderately fast tip you shouldn't have a problem cranking. I've never ripped a hook out of a fishes mouth, does anyone else crank with rods of higher power than medium?

 

I think too many fishermen do what they're told and not what they feel.

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Uhhh, generally what you see recommended is a power that handles the weight of the bait, not some general medium recommendation.  I have six rods to throw cranks, two are MH, and another is actually a heavy power.  One of mine is even a fast action.  Depends on what you're doing with them, and it depends on the model....

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any moderate action will be good for cranking, you choose the power depending on the weight of the plug you are using.

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makes sence, i know a lot of people that only crank with mediums. and i ddn't get it. lol

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I use a medium for smaller cranks, and MH for larger cranks. Anything running less than 6' normally gets the medium power. Anything deeper gets the MH. 

 

If I'm around heavy cover (weeds/wood), I use the MH.

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I have 1 medium, 1 mh, 4 Heavies, and 1 XH Crankin rods!

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makes sence, i know a lot of people that only crank with mediums. and i ddn't get it. lol

 

A lot of guys will use a medium powered rod in a fast action for crankbaits because the medium power has more forgiveness to it. If you are using a crank specific rod with a slow action then a MH is fine, I have 3 different models, I have a 6'6" ML-M for what I call finesse cranking, then I have a 7' M-M and a 7' MH-M not to mention a 6'10" MH-MFI use when I only take a few rods with.

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I have a medium powered cranking rod and a MH and for me the MH does the trick for most of the baits I like to throw.  But I do have a MH Fast rod that is more sensitive, that I use when the fish are biting light or soft.

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I use a MH crankin' stick from BPS for my spinnerbaits and it works great. The MH' 7'11" is fantastic for big deep divers.

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I'll hopefully be able to put a 7-11 MH cranking rod from Pinnacle through it's paces before everything freezes.

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I fish cranks with up to my MBR784 and that rod is a friggin pool cue, never had a problem with fish coming loose. I once owned a crankbait specific rod, a Kistler Mag TS crankbait series, it was a good rod but .... I felt it lacked of enough power.

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 it was a good rod but .... I felt it lacked of enough power.

i feel you man, i've felt a lot of cranking rods that dont have the amount of power i'd like them to. thats why I ushually use a medium heavy.

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I use a MH crankin' stick from BPS for my spinnerbaits and it works great. The MH' 7'11" is fantastic for big deep divers.

yea man i find that when you use a medium heavy stick to crank it also handles spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and buzzbaits pretty well.

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i feel you man, i've felt a lot of cranking rods that dont have the amount of power i'd like them to. thats why I ushually use a medium heavy.

 

The problem for me is that medium rods don´t have enough power to cast a big momma crankbait, I don´t cast 3/4 oz cranks a lot but when I do I want at least one of my rods being able to handle the weight properly. I really liked the way the Kistler worked but they didn´t make a MH I didn´t like  other things about the rod but to those you add the power not being enough ----> cya !.

 

I´ve been thinking about getting me another crankbait rod, the GLoomis new GL2 line has a MH crankbait ( please do not recommend me another brand ) but from thinking to actually purchasing is still to be seen. 

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makes sence, and yea medium heavy will get the big mammas out there lol

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