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Hi all. I'm interested in putting together a rig for crank baits, mainly large ones for deep water (eg 6XD to 10XD).

What types of rod/reel/line would you recommend? Baitcaster is preferred. I'm looking for types (eg 5.4 gear ratio baitcaster on a 6'9" MM rod with 12 lbs mono). Brands would be a bonus. My budget is $200-$250.

Thank you in advance.

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Saying the most your willing to spend is $250: I'd probably go daiwa tatula 5.4:1 ($100 on Amazon) for reel and 14 or 16 lb mono for line, if your going to be using 10xds. Rod is a little harder. With $150 or so remaining, there's not a lot of deep cranking rods out there that will handle the 10xd for that price. Your best bet will probably be the *** *** black crankenstein. It will handle the baits you mentioned fine. Good luck!

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6'9" m/m is too short and too soft IMO for those baits.  You need a longer rod and MH/M.  The 6xd and 10xd are heavy resistance baits.

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I just scored a deep cranking setup for a little over $250.

Rod: cabelas tournament zx crankshaft 7'5" mh (3/8-1 1/2 oz lure rating)

Reel: shimano chronarch 200e5 (on sale for $150)

Line: trilene xt 10lb

Haven't tried a 10xd, which is slightly above the rod's weight rating, but there's a 7'10" (rated for 5/8-2 1/4 oz) which I imagine would be better suited for the 10xd and even the 8xd. This Rod does handle the dt 14 well, and seems to be a great rod for those 3/4 and 1 oz cranks. This setup casts a country mile! I'd buy this setup again in a heartbeat if it were lost or stolen.

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I would go with a Tatula 5.4:1 and a Halo Fishing X Tra Deep Crankin' Rod. It is 7'10" and XH, but not a broomstick. Go with 12 pound Gamma Fluoro or Abraz X.

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My deep crank setup is a Curado 200I and a Halo Fishing 7'10" MH Crankin' Rod. Then again, I don't throw baits bigger than a 6xd.

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That new Shimano Crucial deep cranker would be ideal for 10xd's. Check it out. It was just released at iCast. 

 

In my opinion, a different setup is required for a 6XD than with a 10xd. 

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Thanks for the input, gents. You've given me a few options I have not considered.

Unfortunately, it looks like my plans will be set back a bit. I made a bad cast on my last trip out and my favorite jig rod met my trolling motor at high velocity. Long story short, I'm in the market for a new jig rod ... One without a broken eye!

In the mean time, I'm definitely going to look into some of the suggestions you guys made. Very much appreciated.

Cheers

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my deep cranking setup was rather cheap and works great for me. i picked up a daiwa lexa 4.9:1 on TW for $60 and put it on the powell diesel 705cb glass rod. $140 setup that works great IMO

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7'4 - 7'6 mojo bass Glass rod. And whatever lb test like the crankbait companies suggest. Flourocarbon

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