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Other Uses For A Crankbait Rod

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Just curious about those members who have a crankbait rod (parabolic bend, Medium-ish Flex) and if they use it for other things.   What are those other things?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Mark Perry's answer to me when I asked this about my new Tatula 7'2" MHR was this: "bladed jigs, buzz frogs, spinnerbaits, small swimbaits etc."

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spinnerbaits, cranks, topwater, chatterbaits, wakebaits

possibly jerkbaits depending on the rod..

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Other kinds of treble hook baits, maybe some chunk bait like catfishing. I don't like med or slow action rods at all for spinner baits. I get better hook-sets on the heavy single hooks with a faster rod. I don't subscribe to the theory of needing a slow action of stretchy line to avoid pulling the bait away from a fish. If you're getting short strikes it's because the fish are not fully committed to the take, not because of your gun-fighter reflexes. lol 

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Other kinds of treble hook baits

 

Your choices are only limited by preference.

 

 

 

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Try it out for yourself. You just may find something you like; or not. Either way, you learned something.

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They work great in open water for basically any moving bait. I use them for hollow body swim baits as it really lets them inhale it. I also like them for moving top waters like buzz frogs or even a buzz bait sometimes. Personally I think I use to miss some fish because they hit so hard sometimes and there is not enough give to let them hang onto it before you get that jarring hit and they also feel that and by then it's far to late. Plus you can really launch baits way out there with them so that is also a plus at times.

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Depends on the rod. Some are more versatile than others. A 7'-7'3" mh mod-fast can be used for a lot more applications than an 8' moderate deep cranking. Spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, topwaters, chatterbaits, and about anything else with treble hooks within the lure weight rating of the rod.

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I use one for jerkbaits all the time...an old blue loomis gl2 7'mh mod

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Used a old loomis CBR rated to one once. I would toss open hook tube rigs a lot with it.. Worked just fine.

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Great for spinnerbaits and all topwaters except frogs.

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I use a Crankin rod for my castable umbrella rigs.  Like the softness and give to keep from having hooks pull.  Also one for blades and spinnerbaits, sometimes topwaters as well.

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I can't think why I wouldn't have a crankbait tied to it all of the time.

 

 

oe

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I use my crankbait rod for large jerkbaits , top water , spinnerbaits .

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I use mine for just about anything with treble hooks. I've never tried it with spinnerbaits, but the idea isn't too appealing to me.

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I use my wiggle wart rod which is a KisselKrafts 843cb for pointer 78's and the zara puppy.

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I have used my deep cranking rod (7'6" MH Abu Veritas Winch) while doing a drift and drag with exposed hook tubes, and football jigs for smallmouth. Worked fine.

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I use mine for just about anything with treble hooks. I've never tried it with spinnerbaits, but the idea isn't too appealing to me.

I can see why you would be hesitant , I am using a medium heavy 705cb so it can handle more weight a straight medium would not be the best suggestion . 

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I can't think why I wouldn't have a crankbait tied to it all of the time.

 

 

oe

As a co-angler I like to keep variety into the setup I bring.  I tend to begin with a crankbait but have also tried smaller swimbaits.  Was looking to uncover what other things I might be able to use it for.

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WWIIfarmer gave a suggestion I would agree with, the rest of the suggestions I wouldn't choose a +7' long rod with a soft parabolic action.  The crankbait category is so large and varied I would be choosing between crankbaits not whether a crankbait or some other type of bait.

 

 

oe

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I went on short notice with a friend and borrowed a 7' MH Moderate-Fast Cabela's Tourney Trail and had a blast with it on a swimbait bite. Was pretty versitile. I could feel it working well for spinnerbaits, topwaters, big cranks, lipless cranks, and if I stuck braid on it, I may even be ok to try worming. He said $35 for it new too. I should have offered him $40 and took it home.

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Cranks

Spinnerbaits

Jerkbaits

Certain topwaters

Smaller wakebaits

Small chatters and buzzbaits

Small swimbaits

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