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Loomis Deep Crankin' Rods

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Good afternoon y'all-

 

I'm new to posting in bassresource. But I've always read through the forums and based my decisions off the results I've come across.

 

I've been slowly stepping up my gear these past two years. I have a question on Loomis/Shimano's deep crankin' rods (IMX-Pro 968c CBR and IMX-Pro 969c CBR). I'm not normally so brand loyal but when it comes to rods and reels, I do believe that being loyal to a certain series of rods and even reels that it has it's benefits with the biggest one having a more consistent feel from one rod to another of the same series. 

My question is; Has anyone used one of these rods? I have literally found no review's and heard of no dock talk about these sticks. I'm in the market for a dedicated deep crankin' rod (10XD type stuff). But with having nothing to go off of, its hard for me to make the decision on whether these are the right rods for my needs.

I have two dedicated swimbait rods (IMX 904c SWB & IMX 955c SWB) that seem somewhat similar when you go off of the nomenclature of the rod. Do the two Crankin' rods have the same feel and tip to the two listed swimbait rods or are they softer and more moderate down the blank?

I definitely would normally go to a store to compare but I'm literally in the middle of no-where Nebraska and I have yet to find a store that carries a good enough supply of rods that fit my nitch.

 

I welcome all comments but please be gentle. LOL

 

Charlie

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 Hello and welcome to BR! Honestly, and unless you really want to, you don´t really need to buy none of the heavy crankbait IMX´s, your 904c SWB is perfectly capable for that kind of job...  i use one E6X 884 SWB for the heavier cranks and it works just fine. Just my 2 cents... 

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I had the 969.  I didn't use it as much as I thought I would, so I sold it.  It was a great 10XD rod.

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Jelvas-

I have been using the swimbait rods to cover my needs. They do get me by but I still would like a dedicated rod strictly for those bigger

crankbaits. I was unsure if I would be getting a more moderate rod by going with the crankbait line-up. Otherwise I will just buy another swimbait rod to fill the bill.

 

4 hours ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

I had the 969.  I didn't use it as much as I thought I would, so I sold it.  It was a great 10XD rod.

Ranger-

it's good to hear that! I will chalk one up for the 969. When you bought this rod did you happen to compare it to the 968CBR or one of loomis's swimbait rods by chance?

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7 hours ago, C.S. said:

Ranger-

it's good to hear that! I will chalk one up for the 969. When you bought this rod did you happen to compare it to the 968CBR or one of loomis's swimbait rods by chance?

No, not really.  But I have a 965 IMX Pro SWBR that I'll use for the 10XD's when I throw them.  If you throw the 10XD's and other big crankbaits a lot, I'd get the crankbait rod.  Otherwise the 5 power swimbait rod will handle it just fine. 

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Ok cool I'll start looking for one. Thanks a bunch!

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