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I am looking for a crankbait rod but I only have a limited amount of room in my boat for rods and I don't usually don't fish with crankbaits much compared to other lures. So I'm trying to find one do-all crankbait rod. I throw shallow cranks down to 1/4oz and deep divers up to 1oz. I know it is nearly impossible to find a rod to cover both ends of the spectrum well but I am considering the 7'11" Veritas Winch Heavy power. It is rated for lures 3/8 to 1.25 ounces. I am hoping the longer length with a moderate action will allow me to throw the light 1/4oz baits reasonably well while maintaining the power for deep divers.

Does anybody own this rod that could weigh in? I know I probably won't get the distance with the small cranks that i could with the medium power but do you think it would work for the few times I throw 1/4oz cranks? Or would the 7ft medium be a better all-around rod?

Thanks in advance for the advice

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I say get a medium or medium heavy crankin rod. I have a mh duckett ghost and I can throw what ever crankbaits I want on it. I always just use 12 lb mono. U could use 10 lb too. Fluro is good for cranks too

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I have a 7'10"MH and I woundn't think of trying to throw small cranks on it....too much rod.  It's like trying to use your flipping rod to fish a 1/4oz dropshot.  I do have a 7'4"MH though that will fish both.  Originally got it to throw SK large squarebill, but it does handle smaller baits (3/8 is a light as I've thrown on it)very wll and can handle the bigger baits too.  Both are Quantum Tour KVD cranking series rods.  The 7'4" lends itself to both applications but you can try a longer rod, but may be disappointed in the performance.

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I do NOT have that rod.  However, I have a different 7'"11 H rod and I have serious doubts about the effectiveness of throwing 1/4 oz anything on a 7'11 H rod.  I know of no rod that will throw throw both 1.5's and 6XD effectively.

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I bought this rod on clearance at my local shop over the summer for $45 out the door (talk about a steal). I had no use for it, but I can never pass up a great deal. 

 

I've only used it two days on the water and I used it for throwing a 3/4oz. spinnerbait. It's a big stick and certainly isn't something that I would consider an "all around" cranking rod. You're better off getting a 7' or 7'6" MH rod for this application. A heavy power cranking rod (especially at 7'11") is not ideal for smaller cranks like squarebills/DT4/Shad Raps because its too powerful and the long length makes it extremely difficult to be accurate with. 

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

I think you already have realized that when talking about an All In One rod, especially when it comes to Crank baits, there's a decent chance you'll have to sacrifice something.

 

Whatever you choose, it can only really be decent at one end of the bait weight spectrum, but not both. 

 

So pick something that will take care of business with whatever size baits you feel you'll fish the most and be happy with that.

 

When you fish the other baits, if you don't get bit, well then at least you can blame the rod.

 

:) 

 

A-Jay

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Ok thanks for the answers. I figured that the rod might be a bit overpowered for 1/4oz cranks and underpowered for larger baits like 6xd's. The Phenix rods look nice, but I don't like having to pay for warranty repairs (especially 65 bucks). I was mainly looking at the Veritas Winch rods because of the light weight and the 3 year free replacement warranty. Sounds like I might be better off with the 7' medium powered rod which will throw most of my baits easily, and then if I occasionally throw bigger baits like 6XD's or DT16's I will need to put up with a slightly underpowered rod.

Thanks again for the input

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I have the heavy, I'd say its both under and over powered. I throw my big cranks on a Dobyns 806 and my others on a Veritas 7'6" MH.

I think it'd be a good choice to grab that heavy, or the MH. You can definitely throw those cranks in a pinch.

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