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It depends on what it's compared to. Some would say that carrot is a good alternative. If you're asking if it's better than graphite then the answer is usually yes.

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is fiberglass better for a cranking rod? just checkin'.

Back in the old days when dinosaurs roamed the earth yes, fiberglass was better for cranking than graphite, nowdays that no longer applies with new graphite/resin blends, the GLoomis Crankbait series doesn 't have a single strand of fiberglass in it and it 's awesome, Kistler 's Mag TS Crankbait is a glass/graphite blend and the blank behaves superbly. Both rods are featherweight light and extremely sensitive ( which for me is great, that way I can retrieve a bait in the nastiest cover manuevering it through the meleè of limbs and brush ).

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yeah i was comparing it to graphite.

so a graphite/glass blend is better than just fiberglass or just graphite?

what is a good cranking rod in the 100-120 dollar range?

sorry if all this has been covered before  :-/

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so a graphite/glass blend is better than just fiberglass or just graphite?

I didn 't say that :-/

I said that GLoomis Crankbait rods don 't have a single strand of fiberglass in them ( pure graphite ) and they are awsome.

I said the Kistler Mag TS Crankbait ( glass/graphite blend ) behaves superbly.

So as usual it greatly depends on what you are buying and what information the manufacturer provides you with, some manufacturers like St Croix manufacture pure graphite crankbaits rods and glass crankbait rods, others like Kistler only manufacture glass/graphite composite, others like Shimano manufacture pure graphite only crankbait rods, in that price range look for any of the rods they manufacture in:

St Croix.- Premier series ( Glass ) $90-110

Kistler.- Graphite Plus Crankbait ( Glass/Graphite composite ) $140

Shimano.- Compre Crankbait series ( Graphite ) $ 90-100

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I prefer glass rods. Its just a personal preference type of thing. I came up crankin' with glass rods and just never changed or went for the composite or blended rods. As Grandpa always said, "No need to fix something that aint broke".

I live by that rule everyday....just ask the wife.  ;)

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This is like most stuff, preference has a lot to do with it.  

I like graphite.  Glass is only better (in my mind) when using BIG DEEP divers that produce a lot of resistance.  And ONLY then because glass is so much heavier that it helps reduce angler fatigue since the weight of the glass helps to counter the resistance of those real deep divers.

If I was going to crank DD-22's or Mann's 30+ baits all day, I might use glass.  Short of that, I'm only using graphite.  But there are a number of guys here that really like glass rods.

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If I was going to crank DD-22's or Mann's 30+ baits all day

That would be me.

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If I was going to crank DD-22's or Mann's 30+ baits all day

That would be me.

You were the first one who came to mind when I wrote that!  

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If I was going to crank DD-22's or Mann's 30+ baits all day

That would be me.

YOU, my friend, need to try out the Lamiglas SR705R.

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I have the premier glass crankbait rod. I only have one rod for crankbaits. It covers the gamet for me and I like it. I think it was $90 at the time I bought it.

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I am a reformed glass rod fisherman.

I have an old lamiglass blank 7' crankin rod, and it's heavy and dead feeling compared to the graphite sticks I'm using now.

I have two deep cranking rods that I like- the Powell CB series 7" heavy action, and the Shimano Crucial 7' MH CB series rod. They are both light, with parabolic action, and I can fish them all day chunking a DD22.

I doubt I would go back to glass, unless they could really lighten the blanks.

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Actually the situation here is that people haven 't realized that things have changed ! and in most cases they have changed for good. What was written and said before no longer applies to modern day technology.

I 'm 43, been fishing for 32 years, got any idea how glass rods were back in the 70 's when I began fishing ? heavy, noodly and as "alive" as a 3,000 years old egyptian mummy, then came graphite, got any idea how were graphite rods back then ? oh yeah they were light ( compared to glass ) but they were like fishing with a pool cue.

Modern day rods, even the cheap ones are much better than the best rods you could find in those days.

No longer glass is better than graphite for crankbaiting, modern glass rods are eons away from those glass rods I used to fish with and the same applies to graphite, the complain was that it was too stiff, well that was back then now were are in another planet. Now as long as you have the adequate action ( mod/slow ) it 's only a matter of choosing which one is your poison.

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If I was going to crank DD-22's or Mann's 30+ baits all day

That would be me.

YOU, my friend, need to try out the Lamiglas SR705R.

I have handled the Skeet rod before, its a nice rod no doubt but I'm good with what I've got already. No complaints here.

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