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Fenwick Aetos Cranking Casting Rod?

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Have any of you used this rod?

I'm looking for a good cranking rod in the $100 price range and found on sale at TW for that much witch I thought it seemed like a good deal!

The only thing is I need an all purpose cranking rod and its a 7'6" medium heavy would it work for deep and shallow crankbaits?

Or is there a different rod you would chose over it in the $100 price range?....

Thanks and have a great Christmas!

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That rod would be better for heavier medium diving and deep diving crankbaits. You'd have a hard time throwing smaller squarebills and light crankbaits with it.

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That sucks.  I often find that many times the only rods left once price gets very low like that are the ones way too heavy for my use.  A MH cranking rod is not something that would see much use in my area.  I only have the one Aetos, but love the rod...both for its looks and performance.  Too bad there aren't other options.  At that price I'd have a couple more Aetos rods.  :teeth:

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At that price that rod is a steal.   Buy it.  Only if it meets half of your needs in a cranking rod - buy it.   Put 17 or 20 lb mono on it and you will have a square bill/buzz bait/ rattle trap rod supreme.   Go lighter with the line, to the 10 or 12 lb range and you got a deep diving crank rod that you can bomb lures a long way with.  Go mid-range with the line 14 or 17 and you've got a rod that will handle those great big Strike King & Lucky Craft cranks.  If you absolutely have to throw 3/16 to 3/8 oz cranks - get spinning gear, it will work better on the lighter baits than bait casting gear will IMO.

 

I always get myself a couple of Christmas presents each year, so at least I will get a couple of things that I will like, and not get any family member upset.  Had I seen that price a week ago, I would be the proud owner of one.   Instead I addressed needs in other areas of my life.  Maybe, if in a couple of week I am suffering post holiday depression and throwing money at myself will make me feel better for a little while . . . .

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It's a good rod, but as mentioned, not for smaller light crankbaits.

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I bought one and threw a 1/2 oz crank today on 12# yozuri. No issues, very happy with it!

 

Welcome to the forum.  :hi:

 

No idea where you live, but I hope the sun was shining.  The sunlight brings out some beautiful colors.  Don't know about the cranking rods, but the other models seem to be quite sensitive.  Enjoy your new purchase.

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