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I have been looking for a rod to handle my deep cranking (14ft+) needs. I thought I had the issue settled when I ordered a G. Loomis CBR906. However, after testing the rod this past weekend I think I need to keep looking. The handle of the Loomis is just too short for my likings. So...here are some of my new choices. Dobyns 765CB Glass, the Powell 765CB/SBR, St. Croix Legend Tournament Magnum Cranker and the Fenwick Elite Tech 7'3" Crankshaft. If anyone has any input on how these rods perform or can give me some info on handle length I would greatly appreciate it.

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This is the rod you need and it's on sale!

The SR705R was designed by Skeet Reese, made by Lamiglas.

Not long enough...

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Burley I looked on American Rodsmith's website but could not find that particular model. Which series is it from? And RW- I took a look at the Skeet stick but I am really looking more for a 7'6" rod.

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Burley thanks for the link. That's a great looking rod. Any other info on the Dobyns rod or the rest would be greatly appreciated.

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It fits the bill.  The handle is long enough for two handed casting and it throws a DD22 about 2 Tennessee miles.

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It does fit the bill. How is it as far as keeping fish buttoned. I have been really interested in the Dobyns and the Powell because they are both glass. I noticed that American Rodsmiths has A David Fritt's rod in e-glass but it's a telescoping rod (not interested). 2 Tennessee miles is about the distance you need when trying to reach the ledges and humps here on Kentucky Lake.

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If I'm not mistaken, the TRL76 is telescopic as well.

I have not caught a fish on one.  A friend had one last summer, I threw it a few times, was surprised at how far you could sling a 3/4 oz. crank with it.  He used his for 2-3 years (was on the American Rodsmiths staff), he was very pleased with it.

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Wish I could help, but I haven't had a chance to use my Elite Tech Crankshaft on the water, yet.  I have been casting it using a reel I don't plan on using on this rod (Revo STX).  I will tell you it's extremely nicely made.   It's light, and has very nice two footed Alconite guides right up to the top.  It feels phenominal.   I didn't know if I was going to like the reel seat and rear grip, but both are awesome and the butt gives you a definite sense of control.  It's built for long casts with heavy cranks.  I did have a chance to look at the Lamiglass and ARS rods, but but picked the Fenwick.  It felt lighter than either, and much more controlable. I didn't have a chance to see a Dobyns.  The Fenwick has a lifetime warranty, too.   I haven't had to use a Fenwick warranty, but the tackle shop owners I talked to says their warranty service it extremely good.

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Micro-what is length of the handle on the Fenwick? I remembered seeing that you had one and was hoping you would post. I imagine you plan on using the new Revo Winch as do I.

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From the reel seat to the end of the butt is 9 3/4".  You can get a very good two-handed grip on the rod.   That bulge at the very end makes it feel very sure in the hand.  

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I have the TRL76 Burley is talking about now and love it. I have caught a few fish on it and it handles them nicely and haven't had any worries of a fish coming off.   I have a Curado 5.1 on it right now but am thinking of selling it and getting the new Revo Winch, fished a Revo for the first time this weekend and I am about ready to sell all and replace them with Revos.

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I have a rod built by David Green on the St Croix Mag Cranker that I use entirely for deep cranking.  It fits my needs very well.  I highly recommend it.

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 I noticed that American Rodsmiths has A David Fritt's rod in e-glass but it's a telescoping rod (not interested).

Thats the one I use and have used it since it came out. I throw deep cranks 75% of the time during the summer and I wouldn't trade that rod for a Dobyns, Powell, Kistler, Loomis or any of 'em. And the telescoping factor doesn't come into play at all with this rod.

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Hey 5BL, how is feeling bottom contact with that rod?

I have no issues feeling anything my bait runs into. I am frequently bumping brushpiles, rocks or just the bottom in 18 -25 ft of water. Most of which I know are there before I make the cast but I can definitely feel them once contact is made. At times, I can even feel a fish behind the crankbait, just before the strike occurs or if one takes a swipe at the bait but misses. A fish following close enough will change the turbulence and you'll feel it if you pay close attention.

Glass rods for crankin' are under-rated in my opinion.

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I agree fivebass. I use a glass rod for the rest of my cranking and I'd like to stay with one. That's why I was originally leaning towards the Dobyns and Powell. I was worried about the Fritts model because of the telescopic length and what appears to be a lack of blank-through reel seat but after hearing what you have to say I think I'm going to take your word. Is the model you're referring to the E-Glass DF76?

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Is the model you're referring to the E-Glass DF76?

I'm not 5BL, but that is the rod to which he is referring.

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I actually have a St. Croix Legend Tournament that I am looking to get rid of. I have only used it once. It is model # LTBC70MHM. If you would like to know more about it, please either check my post on the flea market, PM me, or email me. Hope to hear from you soon.

Jeff

jeffkoch34@gmail.com

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I'm not Dinkmaster Burley but yes, the DF76 is the one. If you've never seen/held one in person you should. It's a little beefier than any graphite crankin' rod so it will obviously be a little heavier, plus its ugly as ..... just check one out before you buy it. I don't want to be accused of giving bad info if you don't like it cause its ugly or heavy.  ;D  I think you'll be pleased with how it fishes though.

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Haha thanks guys. I've looked at it and as long as it functions well I can live with the looks. I knew the rod would be heavier but I think that the performance of glass wins in that trade off. I'll have to see if I can get my hands on one. I think that may be what I'm looking for.

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