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Crankbait Rod Question

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Hey guys I was just curious as far as what type of action one should have on a crankbait rod.  I have one rod for plastics, jigs, and spinners that has a fast action for good hook sets and such (2 spools, one for braid (my jigs) and one for original stren).  I'm looking to get a new crankbait rod and was just curious if I needed anything more than a medium action for it.  I assume not since you are just reeling down to pressure and pulling back on the rod to set the hook (what I normally do, and rarely lose crankbait fish).  I was thinking of using my bass pro img graphite medium action 7'0 rod for the time being til' I get some cash together for a new one.  Should this do the trick?

By cranks, what I use at least I mean Mann's Minus, Rapala Lures such as original floaters, countdowns, shad raps, and bomber lures.  Let me know what you guys think.

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For all treble hook lures (crankbaits, jekbaits and topwater) I would recommmend Medium Power/ Moderate Action for medium weight lures. For heavy and deep diving lures, Heavy Power/ Slow Action (glass). Specifically, I fish a St. Croix AC70MM and a Lamiglas SR705R.

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Thanks for the pointers Roadwarrior, exactly the info I was looking for.  Later on I will invest in a rod for deep diving cranks, but I don't really use them too much now.  Gives me an excuse for a new rod to buy next year before spring rolls around.  Guess I know what I'm spending that Christmas money on.  I appreciate your help bud.

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If you would be interested in a more "general purpose" rod, consider the Avid AC66MF. This rod is rated Fast, but it has a soft tip. I can be used for treble hook lures, but it is also an outstanding stick for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and blades.

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I have been using a 7' M BPS Johnny Morris Sig. Series rod for cranks.  It has more of a moderate action and a soft tip.  It can cast a 3/8 oz crank a country mile.  It is not as sensitive as I would like but is a nice rod all the same.

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