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try a search :)it will keep you busy for days.

glass,good for cranks/topwaters.pretty much lure with a treble hook.

and graphite is well, for single hook lures ,and is more sensitve.

in most cases........theres always a but.....

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try a search :)it will keep you busy for days.

glass,good for cranks/topwaters.pretty much lure with a treble hook.

and graphite is well, for single hook lures ,and is more sensitve.

in most cases........theres always a but.....

Ditto

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Glass for treble hooks and maybe spinnerbaits and graphite for everything else.

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You don't need glass for light and medium weight lures. If you fish heavy

and/or deep divers, glass is where it's at! My main treble hook rod is

an Avid AVC70MM. Another, which could be my "all-around", but for

me is my dedicated topwater/ jerkbait rod, is the AVC66MF. For deep

cranking, the Lamiglas SR705R is THE BOMB!

8-)

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I agree with RW about not needing glass for shallow-mid divers.  I actually use a 6'10''MH Carrot Stix Gold for this application and it does great.  There seems to be some good graphite cranking rods out but for those deep divers glass is hard to beat.  I have been fishing a Crankin Stick for deep divers, it has a unidirectional graphite/glass mix and does descent but I am awaiting a new 7'MH Lucky Craft cranking rod which is glass.

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Glass - moving baits

Graphite - feel techniques

That being said, the technology behind graphite blanks has come a long way. Personally I pretty much use graphite for everything. But I also don't fish on off the shelf rods.

Also depends on the individual blank. Glass is going to be a little slower to recover and heavier. Some folks feel they dont get a lure hung up in stumps, etc with glass because of that slower recovery.

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Fiberglass or a fiberglass/graphite mix is always best for cranks, topwaters, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits. Fish can inhale the lure better, set the hook themselves, and the flex keeps them hooked much better than graphite.

But for plastics, bait fishing, jigs, and any single hook or slow technique, a good ol' stiff graphite rod with lots of backbone and sensitivity is the way to go.

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I like to use a graphite rod for crankin here up north.  We have a lot of vegetation, so it's nice to have the sensitivity and a little more backbone to rip the crank bait off the weeds.

On the other hand, I've lost some nice fish on graphite rods that I felt a glass rod would have played the fish a lot better.

Like everything in fishing, it has its place somewhere.

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I agree with RW about not needing glass for shallow-mid divers. I actually use a 6'10''MH Carrot Stix Gold for this application and it does great. There seems to be some good graphite cranking rods out but for those deep divers glass is hard to beat. I have been fishing a Crankin Stick for deep divers, it has a unidirectional graphite/glass mix and does descent but I am awaiting a new 7'MH Lucky Craft cranking rod which is glass.

hey let me know what you think of that rod... i wanted to get one a while back and even made a post to see how they are and no one had any experience.... they look great and at a decent price.

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I agree with RW about not needing glass for shallow-mid divers. I actually use a 6'10''MH Carrot Stix Gold for this application and it does great. There seems to be some good graphite cranking rods out but for those deep divers glass is hard to beat. I have been fishing a Crankin Stick for deep divers, it has a unidirectional graphite/glass mix and does descent but I am awaiting a new 7'MH Lucky Craft cranking rod which is glass.

hey let me know what you think of that rod... i wanted to get one a while back and even made a post to see how they are and no one had any experience.... they look great and at a decent price.

should have it by next week and will take it out next weekend.

I had been eyeing them too, then I read the tackle tour review and that was it, I had to have one.  I got it as an early birthday gift from my wife, it was either the Lc or the Quantum KVD cranking rod.

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This is certainly a preference question.  But for me...  I am not a glass guy, unless I was to throw big, heavy, deep divers all day.  Baits like Mann's 30+, DD22's and similar baits.  And then it's mainly because glass is heavier.  The additional weight of a glass rod actually will keep you from fatiguing as bad when pulling those highly resistant baits over a long period of time. (the other is obviously the softer material absorbs much of the big vibration)

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