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Recommend A 6'6" Crank Bait Casting Rod (Edited)

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My 6' St Croix Premier is ok but it doesn't cast as far as I want so Its time to make a change. Let me know what you think I should look into buying. I'll pair my Lews BB1 multi stop with it. A straight 9" grip would be fine.

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6' for a crank bait rod is pretty short, but if I was to do it I would just look for something with a whippy tip.  It will give you a longer cast and it will have more give for fighting the fish.  If you want to bump to a 6'6 therewould be more out there.  I purchased that camo rod at walmart ( Cant remember the name )  Believe in a 6'6 MH for around $40 and I have been happy with it's performance.  Of course I always like the Duckett line and the ghost you can get for around $100.  

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BPS cranking stick has a 6' as well as the bionic blade.

I own the 6' bionic blade 6' medium and use it with jigging spoons.  M action but has pistol grip.  they also come in longer handle but mh action.

Of course, Daiwa Steez SVF Graphite is also available in 6' with M action as well.

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If I have to go 6'6" my options are enormous. I was thinking another HMG but before I decided on a rod I want some opinions to mull over. I do like the idea of a Duckett rod. I'm just a little concerned about problems and warranty issues I read about on the rods and the company here in the forum. The Micro Magic has had my attention for quite a while. The Team Lews TLCC66MM is a nice rod too. Just to name a few..I'll go as high as $200.00 for the right rod.

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The 6' length is going to hurt your casting distance, regardless of brand. A 7' or 7'6" would be more ideal for longer casting. If you must use a 6' rod, make sure you are using a lure in the recommended weight range for your rod of choice. Also, having the proper amount of line spooled on your reel can also make a big difference in casting distance. 

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The 6' length is going to hurt your casting distance, regardless of brand. A 7' or 7'6" would be more ideal for longer casting. If you must use a 6' rod, make sure you are using a lure in the recommended weight range for your rod of choice. Also, having the proper amount of line spooled on your reel can also make a big difference in casting distance. 

 

Looks like I'm going to have to go 6'6"-7.0'. I suppose if the St Croix Premier didn't cut it for me nothing else will either, not to mention there's nothing else available in 6'.

 

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Looks like I'm going to have to go 6'6"-7.0'. I suppose if the St Croix Premier didn't cut it for me nothing else will either, not to mention there's nothing else available in 6'.

 

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What size baits are you wanting to throw with it? I have a Fenwick Aetos 6'6" ML-M casting rod, it Is rated 1/4oz to 1/2oz and I love it for fishing Manns' Baby 1 minus baits, KVD 1.5s and baits like that. I can throw a 1/2oz bait with it no problem but the sweet spot is 3/8oz I'd say. The only time I don't use it for those baits is when I'm banging the square bill around brush piles, then I use a longer, heavier rated rod.

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Try one of those new phenix maxims.

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What size baits are you wanting to throw with it? I have a Fenwick Aetos 6'6" ML-M casting rod, it Is rated 1/4oz to 1/2oz and I love it for fishing Manns' Baby 1 minus baits, KVD 1.5s and baits like that. I can throw a 1/2oz bait with it no problem but the sweet spot is 3/8oz I'd say. The only time I don't use it for those baits is when I'm banging the square bill around brush piles, then I use a longer, heavier rated rod.

 

Sorry that won't work for me. I want a 1/4-3/4 weight rating. for the cranks I'll be using.

Thx

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Try one of those new phenix maxims.

 

I'll check them out.

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I guess how long are you really expecting to throw it? Reel, weight, line, wind aero of lure all make more of a difference than 6 inches of rod...

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Kistler Klx. You're going to have a hard time finding a grip that measures over 8 inches on that short of a rod. The Dobyns Savvy makes a nice stick for moving baits. They offer a 6'6.

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I always use a 6'6" rod when walking the bank. For my Crankbait casting setup I use a 6'6" Medium Berkley Lightning Rod Custom I got for $15 at a garage sale. I don't have all the money in the world, all of my rods these days are Berkley. It works like a charm though, nice soft tip, and it throws Crankbaits, even lighter ones, a country mile. I also haven't had a problem with ripping hooks out. My other rods are a 6'6" Medium Heavy Berkley Lightning Rod for Spinnerbaits, a 6'6" Medium Berkley Amp Spinning for Small Cranks, Jerkbaits or any Weightless or Light Weight Plastics, a 7' Medium Heavy Berkley Lightning Rod Shock for Plastics, Jigs, and Frogs and I'm planning on buying either a Cherrywood or Lightning Rod 6'6" Medium for Jerkbaits, Lipless Cranks, and Topwaters. 

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 I decided to keep the price down to a hundred bucks. Looks like I'm going to buy a Fenwick HMG or a Duckett Ghost. 

If I buy the Duckett I'm not sure what the weight ratings are. I want a 1/4-3/4 oz rod. I'm not sure which rod would work best for lighter cranks. 

The crank models are all 7- plus.. What about this one: http://duckettfishing.com/product.php?productid=16239&cat=269&page=1 ?

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