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Your Favorite Crank Bait Rod (1/2 oz. 1.5 Square Bills and 1/2 oz. Red Eye Shads) ?

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You can see from the title - I'm looking for a specific crank bait rod to mainly throw 1/2 oz. 1.5 square bills and 1/2 oz. Red Eye Shad lipless crank baits ... *What is your favorite crank bait rod (under $150) for throwing both types of lures ?

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I have a Dobyns FR 705CB very nice rod for the price point. I mated it with KK Assassin and 12# Copolymer line.

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Imx pro 845 cbr 

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I fish those baits on Quantum KVD Cranking Rods

The TKVD746MB P3 model is a 7' 4" MH moderate composite number that may be my favorite stick.

Here it is for just over  $100 and free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Zebco-Medium-Cranking-1-Piece-7-Feet/dp/B00IS3UKH4/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1CL7MNZJUOYAI&keywords=kvd+quantum+tour+cranking+rod&qid=1561467854&s=gateway&sprefix=QUANTUM+TOUR+KVD+cranking+rod++%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-4

It's caught a ton of great fish for me and I have several in that line.

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A-Jay

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I also have the fury 705cb and I feel like the 1.5’s are little light for it, but that’s just my opinion. On the other hand it throws 1/2-5/8’s lipless 50 plus’s yards. Idk that’s just my take on it. 

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I use a Carbon Lite 2.0 7' MF.  Works great for cranks/lipless.  Got it on Black Friday for $79.99.

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6 minutes ago, Tizi said:

I use a Carbon Lite 2.0 7' MF.  Works great for cranks/lipless.  Got it on Black Friday for $79.99.

I was thinking about grabbing that same rod for 1.5’s.  I feel like you can do allot with that rod. 

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8 minutes ago, Derek1 said:

I was thinking about grabbing that same rod for 1.5’s.  I feel like you can do allot with that rod. 

I like that I can throw lighter lures like 1/4 ounce with no problems.

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

I fish those baits on Quantum KVD Cranking Rods

The TKVD746MB P3 model is a 7' 4" MH moderate composite number that may be my favorite stick.

Here it is for just over  $100 and free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/Zebco-Medium-Cranking-1-Piece-7-Feet/dp/B00IS3UKH4/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1CL7MNZJUOYAI&keywords=kvd+quantum+tour+cranking+rod&qid=1561467854&s=gateway&sprefix=QUANTUM+TOUR+KVD+cranking+rod++%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-4

It's caught a ton of great fish for me and I have several in that line.

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A-Jay

I own a pair of these Quantums, along with a pair of Dobyns Fury 705CB's. I use the Quantums for deeper diver (over 10ft and the Dobyns for shallow to mid range divers. Love both rods! i got lucky a few years ago, and found the Quantum KVD crankbait rods on clearance at a local Walmart for $40 each!! that's why I bought 2!

another favorite of mine, and may be my 1st choice for open water cranking for smallies is a Dobyns Champion 764CB-RM crankbait model I have. it's a graphite crankbait rod, but has the perfect power/action for cranks!

1 hour ago, Derek1 said:

I also have the fury 705cb and I feel like the 1.5’s are little light for it, but that’s just my opinion. On the other hand it throws 1/2-5/8’s lipless 50 plus’s yards. Idk that’s just my take on it. 

I disagree. The Fury 705CB is fine for throwing 1.5's. It has a soft tip, and the perfect moderate action. 

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I really really like my Champion 704CB for 1.5s.  They load it up just right.  Haven't fished the 704 with a 1/2oz lipless.  Something tells me the 705 would do that a bit better. 

 

With a 20% off coupon you can get a Champion XP for near your budget!  

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I have two Daiwa Tatula glass rods, the MH/MF and M/MF. The M/MF is great for 1.5s in open water and casts them a mile and the MH/MF is great for fishing in grass, deep divers and larger cranks.

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Dobyns Fury 703

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Kistler Magnesium 2. Waaaay underrated for this application. Spend the extra $50. It is more than worth it. And will comfortably cover other applications. If it absolutely must be <150, BPS Crankin Stick. 

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for me it is a tossup between the Dobyns fury 705 CB and the KastKing speed demon pro squarebill cranking rod.

the Dobyns has a little heavier action and is usually used for throwing squarebills around cover.

The speed demon pro has a slightly lighter action and seems to keep the fish pinned a little better when fishing ratl-traps and red eye shad.

 

 

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I finally got a chance to fish my St Croix Premier Crankbait MH/M with wiggle warts and 1/2 oz rippin raps. Loved it. I can't compare to anything else though as its my first crankbait specific rod.

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I use a 7’ Daiwa Tatula M/R for lipless cranks and a Powell 755cb for Squarebills.

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Im using a American Made Falcon Lowrider 20 Big Cranker. They are normally 149.99 and American Legacy has them on sale for 79.99. Sign up for their news letter and get another 10% off. A great rod for a great price.

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1 minute ago, OG Crankster said:

Im using a American Made Falcon Lowrider 20 Big Cranker. They are normally 149.99 and American Legacy has them on sale for 79.99. Sign up for their news letter and get another 10% off. A great rod for a great price.

This is an excellent suggestion or any 5-17 falcon.  I use the bucoo micro  trapcaster and it is perfect for those lures. 

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enigma HPT 7’2 MH crankbait rod

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The 6'8" Okuma EVX MH/MF is a great rod for squarebills and lipless crankbaits. It's technically their spinnerbait rod but it works great for these as well. The regular 7' Okuma EVX M/MF or MH/MF cranking rods would fit the bill too.

 

$100~ for EVX rods

 

How to fish a Fury:

 

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Fenwick HMG 7'2" M/MF at $100~ is an option as well. I love those rods. However, I haven't used this one specifically. I have ML/F and M/F spinning HMGs and M/F and MH/F casting HMGs. Only reason I haven't gotten this rod is because I prefer 6'6"-6'10" rods and will go to 7' if I have to but never higher.

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OP here : Thanks for the replies - a lot of varied opinions here ! I'm wondering if one crank bait rod can throw both a 1.5 square bill and a red eye shad of the same weight in open water ? For ripping a lipless  crank out of grass I can see where you need to move up to a MH action crank'n rod .

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I see the BPS Crankin' Stick mentioned - how does it compare at the same price range of a David Fritts Perfect Cranking Rod by Lews ?

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8 hours ago, Glaucus said:

The 6'8" Okuma EVX MH/MF is a great rod for squarebills and lipless crankbaits. It's technically their spinnerbait rod but it works great for these as well. The regular 7' Okuma EVX M/MF or MH/MF cranking rods would fit the bill too.

 

$100~ for EVX rods

 

How to fish a Fury:

 

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Fenwick HMG 7'2" MH/MF at $100~ is an option as well. I love those rods. However, I haven't used this one specifically. I have ML/F and M/F spinning HMGs and M/F and MH/F casting HMGs. Only reason I haven't gotten this rod is because I prefer 6'6"-6'10" rods and will go to 7' if I have to but never higher.

*While funny , I see you have no love for Dobyns apparently ? I find for the Fury price point (Academy) every one I have picked up is a straight blank that has been spined properly with decent quality components used . Any time I have had a question on a Sierra or Champion (my Dobyns rod choices) either Gary or his son have been super responsive to reply ... Lots of good rods out there and maybe Dobyns isn't your choice for cranking (or anything else) but I do believe they are a quite a reputable rod company just the same  . 

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