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I am finally going to buy one and trying to decide on the gold or the original, and I am not quite sure which one to get for cranks. first thought is 7' mh moderate action but i don't see one in their rod listing. not quite sure what parabolic is. any recommendations? I plan to throw mostly shallow cranks, baby 1-'s, bandit footloose, storm sub warts etc.

as for baitcasting reels I am a shimano fan but am considering branching out any suggestions for throwing the baits i mentioned.

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parabolic I belive is a graphite/fiberglass composite. I own one but would never use it for cranks. You don't need a hypersensitive rod for cranks. That is why a lot of guys go with glass rods. The glass rods are less sensetive to you can't react too quickly. However, you can't always feel the lure getting hung in grass. A really sensitive rod will let you feel the bite quickly. As a result, many fishermen have a tendency to rip the crank from the fish's mouth too quickly. I have a loomis crank rod and what makes this as well as the crucial cranking rods is the graphite is more dense at the tip, this way the blank is sensetive enough for you too feel the lure hitting stuff like grass, but dense at the tip which helps you not tear the lure free.

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Parabolic refers to the curve or action of the blank, not it's composition.

The parabolic rods bend throughout the blank (similar to a moderate action).

The CLTX721P-C is the rod you want.  Rated for 3/8-3/4 oz. lure weight.

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I have the 6'9" Parabolic paired with a Curado E5. Parabolic simply means there is a bend throughout the rod.

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If you spend a lot of time fishing crankbaits then sensitivity is important. However, with the super shallow cranks like you're fishing it is not really necessary.

Burley answered your question, you want the parabolic.

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Parabolic refers to the curve or action of the blank, not it's composition.

The parabolic rods bend throughout the blank (similar to a moderate action).

The CLTX721P-C is the rod you want. Rated for 3/8-3/4 oz. lure weight.

This is the the rod I have been using, only the 6'9" version.  Paired it with a Revo Winch, and it has become my favorite crank set up.

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parabolic I belive is a graphite/fiberglass composite. I own one but would never use it for cranks. You don't need a hypersensitive rod for cranks. That is why a lot of guys go with glass rods. The glass rods are less sensetive to you can't react too quickly. However, you can't always feel the lure getting hung in grass. A really sensitive rod will let you feel the bite quickly. As a result, many fishermen have a tendency to rip the crank from the fish's mouth too quickly. I have a loomis crank rod and what makes this as well as the crucial cranking rods is the graphite is more dense at the tip, this way the blank is sensetive enough for you too feel the lure hitting stuff like grass, but dense at the tip which helps you not tear the lure free.

What do you use it for?

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parabolic I belive is a graphite/fiberglass composite. I own one but would never use it for cranks. You don't need a hypersensitive rod for cranks. That is why a lot of guys go with glass rods. The glass rods are less sensetive to you can't react too quickly. However, you can't always feel the lure getting hung in grass. A really sensitive rod will let you feel the bite quickly. As a result, many fishermen have a tendency to rip the crank from the fish's mouth too quickly. I have a loomis crank rod and what makes this as well as the crucial cranking rods is the graphite is more dense at the tip, this way the blank is sensetive enough for you too feel the lure hitting stuff like grass, but dense at the tip which helps you not tear the lure free.

It is a crank bait rod , why wouldn't you use it for cranks ?.

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does anyone think the medium is too light. i once used a 7' med moderate gloomis i I felt it was way too whippy for me. I wish i could see one before i buy but no one around here sells them. any idea why they don't make a med-hvy parabolic?

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I am looking at the gold series 7'2 m-fast medium which has a lure weight of 1/4-5/8 oz and the classic 7'2 med parabolic which has a lure weight of 3/8-3/4. I fish over the weeds most of the time do you think the parabolic will allow me to pull them out of the weeds? or do you think the moderate fast will have a little more spine to help keep them  out of the weeds

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does anyone think the medium is too light. i once used a 7' med moderate gloomis i I felt it was way too whippy for me. I wish i could see one before i buy but no one around here sells them. any idea why they don't make a med-hvy parabolic?

Usually the lighter rods are to light. Especially for us up north guys IMO.

You need to be down ticking weed tops and if you go ever slightly to far the light rods don't have the power to rip the crankbait free. They have just enough to bury it more though. ::(

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i really am leaning toward the parabolic I plan to put a Shimano Curado with the 5.0:1 gear ratio on it. hmmm green and orange should make an interesting color combo ;D

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