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Crankbaits! Can You Fully Effective With Only One Brand?

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Many crankbait companies offer a full line of baits that run from 0 to 20+ feet. I've been thinking.....instead of having a crankbait box with a hodge-podge of several brands, designs, shapes, etc., what's your thoughts of using ONE brand? Example: Spro's line of cranks will cover any depth you want to hit. So why not have only Spro's in your box? Thanks in advance for your time.
 

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Yeah, you could do that.  I could cover every bit of my hardbait fishing with Lucky Craft baits that I already own.  Topwater down to deep divers and everything in between.  I'm sure people could do the same with Strike King.  That would take some of the fun out of it for me though.

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The action of multiple brands is diffrent. Strike king may have the most choices or rapala. Limiting to one brand takes the spice out of life

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Sure! But that's no fun!

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The pros are! Actually l, it could be better that way, I just pick up stuff when i see a good deal, so I have different brands.

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Sure you could. Rapala and Lucky Craft are the only two companies where I would feel comfortable being limited to one.(I suppose MB but I don't have enough experience /w most of their hard baits.) Their selection is so broad and covers thoroughly top to bottom it would be pretty simple. 

 

The pros are! 

No, they aren't. 

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Sure you could. Rapala and Lucky Craft are the only two companies where I would feel comfortable being limited to one.(I suppose MB but I don't have enough experience /w most of their hard baits.) Their selection is so broad and covers thoroughly top to bottom it would be pretty simple. 

 

No, they aren't. 

 

They aren't successful or they don't use one brand?

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They aren't successful or they don't use one brand?

They don't use one specific brand exclusively.

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They don't use one specific brand exclusively.

That's probably true... I guess Howell fished Rapala and Livingston at the classic, right! Haha

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That's probably true... I guess Howell fished Rapala and Livingston at the classic, right! Haha

It isn't probably true. It's a known fact. You are correct about Randy Howell. To give you a specific example, go through the last Elite Series pictorial on Table Rock (last year maybe). You will be hard pressed to find an angler that wasn't throwing a pre rapala wiggle wart. There's even numerous pictures of KVD himself /w warts tied on. They throw what wins them money but at the weigh in, it's always their sponsor's bait. 

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Crankbaits! Can You Fully Effective With Only One Brand?

Yup, and that Brand has a name, RAPALA !

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What is Rapala's version of the Strike King 1.5 square bill???

Crr05

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Manns baby minus comes to mind.i dont fish crankers past 10 feet.better options after that IMO.Manns can take care of it all

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I use one brand (Strike King...they don't pay me either) and I'm better than most of these guys in this thread that tell you that you need multiple brands..................heck I don't even use everything in their line-up either.

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Ok, now I'm confused.... it says they come in a 3, 5, 8, 10, and 14. So what's the difference in these baits and the DT series?

 

Diving Depth. The number tells you how many feet they dive at max.

I use one brand (Strike King...they don't pay me either) and I'm better than most of these guys in this thread that tell you that you need multiple brands..................heck I don't even use everything in their line-up either.

 

 

Question. Why did you pick SK?

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I use one brand (Strike King...they don't pay me either) and I'm better than most of these guys in this thread that tell you that you need multiple brands..................heck I don't even use everything in their line-up either.

And humble too!!!  wow you fished with all these people to know you are better, impressive.....

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Diving Depth. The number tells you how many feet they dive at max.

 

 

Question. Why did you pick SK?

Bang for the buck..............they are inexpensive, they are available almost everywhere, and catch fish.

Plus they have all my bases covered..........squarebills, lipless cranks, jerkbaits, topwaters, mid depth and deep diving cranks.....etc. I know what I am getting when I open the package, and if I do get a dud, SK takes care of it.

Don't believe for one second that if fish are biting deep cranks they will pick one brand over another, they are not that smart. There will always be "that guy" that says "I was cranking for hours with a ....insert bait here......... and caught nothing, then I switched to.......insert bait here............and then caught a fish"  Your not going to convince "that guy"  that the bait switch had nothing to do with it, and I give up trying to because "that guy" don't get it and is the kind of person the bait companies drool at having for a customer. IMHO what really happened is something like this............."I fished  for hours with bait "x" caught nothing...switched to bait "y", then the fish turned on, or I stumbled onto biting fish shortly after the switch, but since I am not that knowledgeable about things, I will credit the bait switch for everything"........My view or opinion is not popular, but it's hard to argue with my results. To each his own, but that's where I am coming from.

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And humble too!!!  wow you fished with all these people to know you are better, impressive.....

There's always one :whistle:

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Bang for the buck..............they are inexpensive, they are available almost everywhere, and catch fish.

Plus they have all my bases covered..........squarebills, lipless cranks, jerkbaits, topwaters, mid depth and deep diving cranks.....etc. I know what I am getting when I open the package, and if I do get a dud, SK takes care of it.

Don't believe for one second that if fish are biting deep cranks they will pick one brand over another, they are not that smart. There will always be "that guy" that says "I was cranking for hours with a ....insert bait here......... and caught nothing, then I switched to.......insert bait here............and then caught a fish"  Your not going to convince "that guy"  that the bait switch had nothing to do with it, and I give up trying to because "that guy" don't get it and is the kind of person the bait companies drool at having for a customer. IMHO what really happened is something like this............."I fished  for hours with bait "x" caught nothing...switched to bait "y", then the fish turned on, or I stumbled onto biting fish shortly after the switch, but since I am not that knowledgeable about things, I will credit the bait switch for everything"........My view or opinion is not popular, but it's hard to argue with my results. To each his own, but that's where I am coming from.

 

This makes good sense. I don't see why you could not be successful w/a single brand. Strike king seems to have everything covered from top to bottom, and they have plenty of other stuff too. I like to Sta w/certain brands on things as well.

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That's probably true... I guess Howell fished Rapala and Livingston at the classic, right! Haha

 

Not to hijack the thread, but here is a video from Swindle talking about non-sponsored lures..

 

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Related to the topic:

 

 

My tackle box is made up of a hodgepodge of cranks. I mostly pick them up when I see a good sale or I think I am lacking in a particular depth range.  No brand loyalty.

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