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Looking to get a good cranking rod and reel

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I was thinking of buying the revo sx with the 6.4 to 1 ration for a cranking reel do you think that is a good reel for cranking and I would like to know what a good rod for cranking is.  ie. manufacture, length and sensitivity.

Thanks,

Jenga

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I would say a rod with a nice moderate-medium action whatever length is comfortable for you. The for reel, again your preference from 5:1 -6.4:1 ratio.

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The SX is in no way a good reel for cranking, even in the slower speed, it feels very labored during retrieve for any baits of depth.  It all depends on what type pf cranking you're gonna do.  I use a Curado e5 and a 7'MH Lucky Craft for deep divers and a Daiwa Sol and 6'10MH Carrot Stix Gold for shallow runners and jerkbaits.

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I was impressed by this review.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewairrusultraxl.html

I picked up this one, UXLC701MH, off the classifieds. Haven't caught any fish with it yet, but have been using it to practicing my casting. So far I really like it. Have a tuned Fuego spooled with 12 lb. Sufix Elite. Casts a fair distance. No problem feeling the lure's action, or if I pick up a weed or hit the bottom. Practice on my part will be required to tell what kind of bottom.

Was also impressed by the 457 Co-Matrix rods. Another review.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewairrusac661mh.html

Actually you have a problem. There are lots of good crank rods. Narrowing the choice to just one is a CHORE.   ;)

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this depends. what kinda cranking you going to do?

deep and shallow cranking are very differnt things. i suppose you could get away with using a 7' m action rod with a 6.1 reel for both. however... for deep cranking (10-20ft) i personally feel that a 7'(or longer) mh/ m tip and a 5.? reel are a better choice. the extra distance with the longer rod is important in getting the bait to its maximum depth. the lower ratio reel will make reeling the bait down that deep and digging into the bottom alot easier on you throughout the day.

a faster gear ratio is okay for mid to shallow cranking because theres alot less resistance involved and sometimes its good to "burn" those shallow cranks.

remember... its not about the speed of the reel/lure. its about the torque/resistance.

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The BPS Pro Qualifier in a lower gear ratio, matched with a Medium or Medium Heavy BPS crankin' stick will cost you less than $200. For lighter cranks though spinning gear is the way.

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I just got a new Revo Winch and a St Croix Avid AVC70MHM and am very pleased with this combo.

Later, ;)

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The BPS Pro Qualifier in a lower gear ratio, matched with a Medium or Medium Heavy BPS crankin' stick will cost you less than $200. For lighter cranks though spinning gear is the way.

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shimano e5 on a lamiglas SR756R for deep crankin

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I use the Curado e5. Can't go wrong there. I'd go with a slower gear ratio if I was getting a cranking reel. I like a slower retrieve for cranking.

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