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Deep Cranking Dobyns Rod Suggestions

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So I'm looking to pick up a deep diving cranking rod. I've basically got my mind made up on a Dobyns Champion cranking.

I'm looking to throw the following lures:

DD22's

5XD and 6XD's

DT 10, 14 and 16

Spro DD60 and 70's

Bomber FF Shads

You get the picture. I was considering getting the 705CB since it is rated up to an ounce. Or maybe going with the 765CB to really help bomb those lures out there. But now I'm wondering if I should get the 706CB for those bigger lures. I feel like this would be the rod I need for some of the really big cranks, but complete overkill for lures like a DT10.

If it matters, I'll either be putting either a Chronarch e5 or a Zillion crazy cranker on this rod.

Hopefully someone here who has experience with these rods can chime in and help me out here. Thanks.

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I am also looking at getting a 705cb. From all that I have been reading you may want the 765. The extra length helps with the larger baits. I am looking at fishing 0-10' so I think I am getting the 705. I would like the 765 but being a rider in the club with longer rods on some smaller boats sucks. Going with glass or graphite?

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I have a crazy cranker on a 765cb glass and it handles those type lures perfectly. While doable with the 705(which I also have), the 765 will do it better.

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I use my 705cb glass for squarebills, you'd definitely want a longer rod for deep cranking. I find that any plug that dives 12'ish+ is a bit too much for the 705cb glass

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I also have the 765CB Glass, mine has a Curado 200E5. Love it for the baits you have listed.

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I use the 705cb for Squarebills, wake baits, and some medium divers. As Brian suggested, id go with 765cb glass for your application.

Get a 705cb glass too, its an amazing rod. One of my favorites.

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I have played with the 805CB for deeper cranks, it is a great rod, never seems like it is as long as it is because of the superior balance for a rod on its length.  Made throwing and working deeper cranks fun.

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I'm surprised so many of you use the glass version. I was honestly looking to get the graphite one.

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I'm surprised so many of you use the glass version. I was honestly looking to get the graphite one.

once I switched to glass cranking I've not looked back to graphite for cranks.my hook ups are fat better and I've cut down the amount of lost fish tremendously. That's me though.

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If you have the room I recommend the 805cb or 804cb... I even throw squarebills on mine now. The 805cb has a bit more power than most other crank rods on the market, I would consider the 804cb a bit closer to "standard" as far as crankbait action. Both rods are great and load beautifully for me personally. I don't feel at the mercy of the fish once I hook them like I did with my old crank rods.

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once I switched to glass cranking I've not looked back to graphite for cranks.my hook ups are fat better and I've cut down the amount of lost fish tremendously. That's me though.

This is my experience as well, especially for deeper/heavier cranks.

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This eight footers are probably too long for my situation. I wish I could compare the glass and graphite models side by side. I appreciate everyone's insight and advice so far.

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Hmm, looks like I might be able to pick up an Avid 7' H-M brand new for half the price of a Dobyns Champion. I already have a Premier 7' M-M and an Avid X 7' MH-M cranking sticks, so I basically know what I would be getting. Would the Dobyns really be worth the extra $100 over what I can currently get an Avid for? My gut is telling me no, but perhaps you all will beg to differ.

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There is nothing wrong with scoring a deal. However, the only issue I see is the length. Sounds like a killer squarebill and Spinnerbait/chatterbait rod

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There is nothing wrong with scoring a deal. However, the only issue I see is the length. Sounds like a killer squarebill and Spinnerbait/chatterbait rod

My thoughts exactly.  I prefer a longer rod for deep cranks to help with casting distance.

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