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Ok after countless hours of looking at rods and reels I still don't know what I should purchase >:) . I am fishing crankbaits alot more so I would like a setup geared towards crankbaits but could still occasionally throw other general baits if needed. For a new baitcaster, I would prefer something with a high gear ratio. Been leaning towards the new Curado. It looks good and I have heard positive things about it. As for a rod I have no clue what to get. Any suggestions?

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You don't need a expensive rod for cranking. Bass Pro and Cabelas sell cranking sticks for 20-30 dollars. . But if you want a real nice cranking sticks Carrot stick make a 6'9'' and a 7'3'' model.

The new curado E7 is a great reel though and is at a very good price for what you get from it.

I would suggest buying a 20-30 dollar cranking stick and a something like a falcon original or lowrider model rod for worms/jigs :)

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Yeah...if you're wanting too use the reel for different styles I would go with a 6.4 ratio....This gives you the speed for other styles but still a little slower for cranks as compared to a 7.1

The crankin sticks are great..,I have a 6'6'' M and it does the job wonderfully for shallow to medium cranks and are quiet affordable at 70

For the other I would suggest spending a little more money for something light and sensitive. I would go with a 7' MH with a fast tip. With the multitude of brands and styles I would suggest shopping around for something that suits you. It all depends on how much you want to spend. Get something you like and are comfortable with... don't sacrifice fishability for cost.  There are a lot of great rods out there that are affordable.

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Do you have any other rods and reels or is this the only one you'll have??

If it's the only one you'll have then I'd start out with a medium powered rod, they are good general rods that will work for a lot of baits.  Not theee most ideal for crankbaits but I use one for 1/4 oz. cranks that dive to depths of 8 and 12 feet with good success.  They're a good all purpose rod.  

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The curado is a great reel.  Quantum has some great high gear ratio reels such as the Energy and the Tour Edition.  Those three reels would be a good place to choose from.  As far as a rod, for my cranking I have a Quantum Energy PT.  I really like it and for cranking it definetly satisfies me.

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I have a 6'6 MH rod and a reel that works great for fishing plastics so I am thinking of just upgrading for fishing crankbaits. Because I mainly fish crankbaits and plastics with the occasional frog. So I guess the question is what rod and reel would be best for crankbait fishing?

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Oh and I did look at the crankin sticks on BPS and they do look good and they won't break the bank either.

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Ok after countless hours of looking at rods and reels I still don't know what I should purchase >:) . I am fishing crankbaits alot more so I would like a setup geared towards crankbaits but could still occasionally throw other general baits if needed. For a new baitcaster, I would prefer something with a high gear ratio. Been leaning towards the new Curado. It looks good and I have heard positive things about it. As for a rod I have no clue what to get. Any suggestions?

Why do you want a high speed reel for cranks ?

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Ok after countless hours of looking at rods and reels I still don't know what I should purchase >:) . I am fishing crankbaits alot more so I would like a setup geared towards crankbaits but could still occasionally throw other general baits if needed. For a new baitcaster, I would prefer something with a high gear ratio. Been leaning towards the new Curado. It looks good and I have heard positive things about it. As for a rod I have no clue what to get. Any suggestions?

Why do you want a high speed reel for cranks ?

When I said that I wanted something for all purposes. now it makes more sense for me to get something just for cranks so I have changed what I am looking for.

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Ok after countless hours of looking at rods and reels I still don't know what I should purchase >:) . I am fishing crankbaits alot more so I would like a setup geared towards crankbaits but could still occasionally throw other general baits if needed. For a new baitcaster, I would prefer something with a high gear ratio. Been leaning towards the new Curado. It looks good and I have heard positive things about it. As for a rod I have no clue what to get. Any suggestions?

Why do you want a high speed reel for cranks ?

When I said that I wanted something for all purposes. now it makes more sense for me to get something just for cranks so I have changed what I am looking for.

BPS crankin stick (39.99) and David Fritz Signature Series reel(59.99). This would be a good cheaper outfit for you , they both are on sale.

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But would it make more sense to spend a little bit more money on another setup that would last longer. I don't know, does anyone else have any other setup suggestions?

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You get what you pay for.  Do not buy a $40 rod.  You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well.  BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

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Cranking isn't usually included in the "general purpose" category because you usually want a cranking rod with moderate action instead of fast action. I think the reason people are pointing you in the direction of the cheaper cranking rods is because sensitivity isn't a priority when cranking, as it is with jigging or worming.

As for the reel ratio, general wisdom says to use a low ratio for cranking because it doesn't cause as much fatigue when you're cranking all day, and you have a little more power and control when bringing a fish in. However, that wisdom is more of a preference. Some guys like KVD prefer a high ratio so they have the option of burning their cranks. You can always slow down a high ratio reel, but you can't always speed up a lower ratio reel.

That's just general info - sorry, I don't have much knowledge about specific cranking rods, but the previous advice looks good  :)

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You get what you pay for. Do not buy a $40 rod. You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well. BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

Just for cranking , you don't need a rod with sensitivity or did you not realize that ?

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You get what you pay for. Do not buy a $40 rod. You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well. BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

Just for cranking , you don't need a rod with sensitivity or did you not realize that ?

Sure you do, if your rod is as stiff as a crowbar then the crankbait won have the right action.  If your rod doesnt have sensitivity for cranking then you wont know what your bouncing your crankbait off of and we all know that thats a great technique.  If it doesnt have sensitivity you may not know your crankbait is hitting rocks or wood at all.  And we wouldnt want that    

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You get what you pay for. Do not buy a $40 rod. You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well. BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

Just for cranking , you don't need a rod with sensitivity or did you not realize that ?

Sure you do, if your rod is as stiff as a crowbar then the crankbait won have the right action. If your rod doesnt have sensitivity for cranking then you wont know what your bouncing your crankbait off of and we all know that thats a great technique. If it doesnt have sensitivity you may not know your crankbait is hitting rocks or wood at all. And we wouldnt want that

We're not using pool sticks  , the rod I mentioned to him will do nicely for cranking. JMHO

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You get what you pay for. Do not buy a $40 rod. You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well. BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

Just for cranking , you don't need a rod with sensitivity or did you not realize that ?

Sure you do, if your rod is as stiff as a crowbar then the crankbait won have the right action. If your rod doesnt have sensitivity for cranking then you wont know what your bouncing your crankbait off of and we all know that thats a great technique. If it doesnt have sensitivity you may not know your crankbait is hitting rocks or wood at all. And we wouldnt want that

We're not using pool sticks , the rod I mentioned to him will do nicely for cranking. JMHO

The best of luck to ya'

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Ok I am starting to understand crankbait rods, now does anyone else have any specific rods that they think are suited for cranking. Any imput would help?

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You get what you pay for. Do not buy a $40 rod. You will have limited sensitivity and it will not preform very well. BPS has good rods but neither of the two the gentlemen above are worth it in my mind.

Just for cranking , you don't need a rod with sensitivity or did you not realize that ?

Sure you do, if your rod is as stiff as a crowbar then the crankbait won have the right action. If your rod doesnt have sensitivity for cranking then you wont know what your bouncing your crankbait off of and we all know that thats a great technique. If it doesnt have sensitivity you may not know your crankbait is hitting rocks or wood at all. And we wouldnt want that

We're not using pool sticks , the rod I mentioned to him will do nicely for cranking. JMHO

The best of luck to ya'

Maybe you would like to recomend a good outfit for him to buy ?

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