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Tour KVD or E21

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I am looking at a cranking rod, I have heard such great things about the Carrot Stix. But recently came across the tour KVD and it also looks nice, Fuji guides and  E-glass. Which do you think would be better for all around cranking, a few deep divers but mostly medium. So if anyone has used the KVD let me know what its like. Same with the E21 cranking series.

Thanks,

Dylan

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Hmm...

Neither.

Consider the Avid AVC66MF which has a soft tip. This is an "all-around"

rod for treble hook lures, spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. It's especially well

suited for jerkbaits and topwater, too!

8-)

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I was also looking at that. Although I just bought an Avid and wanna see what else there is out there.

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Although I don't have an actual Carrot Stix cranking rod, I have switched from a 6'6'' BPS Crankin Stick to a 6'10''MH Carrot Stix Gold for all my cranking.  It's very good for shallow and medium divers, have yet to throw any 12'+ however.

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7'2" E21 Carrot Crankin' Stix "Parabolic" action.

I absolutely love it. Throwing everything from 1/4 oz. spinnerbaits to Bandits to 1/2 oz. traps to DD22s and Ledgebusters.

That TOUR KVD feels awful good but I'm glad I got the carrot.

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    I would reccomended the KVD cranking.  I am going to get the 7'4" MH as soon as I get the money.

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I don't have any actual fishing experience with either rod but I have handled both at stores. The E21 is very light. Something that is very nice for a cranking rod since you will be making lots of casts throughout the day. However, a very balanced rod is just as nice and that would depend on the reel you wanted to place on it. When I first handled the KVD rods, my first impressions were that it had a large blank. Albeit, most glass blanks are. A little heavier than the E21 but still a light blank. I have yet to really find a stick that I really love so I won't recommend a certain brand but I will give you my thoughts on size, etc.

For an all around cranking stick, I would go with:

-7' in length. This will give you added distance in casting while not being so long to really cause problems in close range. Also, the extra length will help with leading fish away from cover.

-I would go with a Medium power in a moderate or parabolic action. This will give you the widest range in lure weight abilities however, it will feel a little strained when retrieving the deeper baits.

Those would be pretty much the basics for a general, all-purpose cranking stick.

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I can only compare to the Lamiglas Skeet Reese cranking stick. The KVD I've got is a 7' MH and feels really nice. The cork may get a little chipped if you're not careful. It's really smooth and feels great when you've got a fish on. The Skeet Reese feels like it balances a little more towards the butt end.

Good luck. Not sure what else to say.

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I would go with the Tour KVD.  I have a few of them and they are great rods.  They will have a larger blank but that is due to the composite blend with glass.  I think it is a better all around cranking rod.  Now if I were to be using it for other techniques such as topwaters, spinnerbaits, etc I would go with the Carrot.  The Carrot will be a better all purpose rod but if you are just using it for cranking I would go with the Tour KVD.

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I was considering the KVD rod, but I dont think they are very versatile unless you want to go above the 7 foot mark. The lure ratings seem way to low for crankbait rods and are also very small ranges for the rods below 7 feet.

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I was considering the KVD rod, but I dont think they are very versatile unless you want to go above the 7 foot mark. The lure ratings seem way to low for crankbait rods and are also very small ranges for the rods below 7 feet.

That is because those rods are technique specific.  The 6'6 and 6'8 rods are designed with close quarters and small crankbaits in mind.  The two 7' rods are designed for medium divers.  The 7'4 and 7'10 are the deep-diving crankbait rods.

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I own the 7'10 model in the KVD and it not heavy I dont have a problem fishing the rod all day with lipless or deep divers. Its one of my favorite rods, its sensitive and powerful but seems to give enough to not let the hooks pull out

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