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Ultra deep cranking rod for big jigs. Does it work? Kind of

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The experiment: using my biggest cranking rod to see how I like them for big jigs.

 The gear: dobyns 806 cb, shimano met mgl xg, 20 tatsu, 3/4 oz football jig.

Pros: long rod, takes up alot of line on hookset, parabolic bend all the way to the handle, keeps them pinned. Just enough back bone for solid hooksets. Casting distance!

Cons: sensitivity isn't great. Although good. Tip a little soft for my liking, back bone way mushy then I'm used to in a jig rod. (Hence crankbait rod doing what it's designed to do. 

Conclusion: it was a fun experience didnt lose any fish and it would work in a pinch. I've been on a good jig bite all year. And wanted to have a little fun today. Ended up landing a nice 7 pounder. But I think I'll stick to the real jig rods. Would love to post pics but files are to large. Anyone else ever try this?

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Thanks for sharing! The tactical bassin guys talk about using big jigs with a more parabolic rod. I understand the concept, I too have tried it, but quickly returned to my standard jig rods. I have a nice parabolic 2 pc casting rod I use for cranks. Last weekend I brought it with me camping, fishing from shore. I ended up landing a 4.5 on a senko, in the pads, thank goodness I had braid on.

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