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Is it really worth it to buy a cranking rod?

I want to stick with 4 combos and have 3 already, is it worth it to add a cranking rod or should get a 6'10" medium casting rod and use that for treble hook lures(crankbaits) and other finesse applications...

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I guess your talking about some kind of specialized crankbait rod that says crank in the title? No that isn't necessary. I use a Berkeley lightning shock rod for my crankbaits/traps and jerkbaits. It does a great job and is just what you said a 6'10 medium and I think its moderate action. I also use it for topwater spooks and poppers. I plan to pick up another just for topwater but I'm not trying to downsize my rod collection.

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If you plan to fish crankbaits a lot, you should get a dedicated rod. If you just throw them occasionally, it's not necessary.

http://www.bassresource.com/fishing_lures/perfecta-lte.html

 

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Like Roadworrior said, if you throw them a lot it's definitely worth it as you'll loose less fish. Otherwise, if you're only throwing them every once in a while with a fast action rod, you can loosen your drag to help compensate for the action. 

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18 hours ago, WIGuide said:

Like Roadworrior said, if you throw them a lot it's definitely worth it as you'll loose less fish. Otherwise, if you're only throwing them every once in a while with a fast action rod, you can loosen your drag to help compensate for the action. 

I agree with this for the most part.  Though,I will say that when I found my ideal cranking rod (Dobyns 705CB) and reel (Shimano Curado 200e5) I started enjoying throwing cranks a lot more and experienced a lot more success.  The right rod paired with a lower gear ratio reel makes the constant casting and winding necessary for success a lot easier IMO.

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Last Summer I was wondering the same.

Then I used a friend's dedicated CB setup.  That sold me!I always enjoyed CO'S BUT love them with the right gear...

 

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