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#1 Brent R

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:12 PM

What kind of crankbait rods are you using for deep water crankin.....10 feet to 20 feet?????

And for shallow to 10 feet?????

#2 FishingRaptor

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

DTL, I use two different rods, one for grass and one for trees. The grass rod is a 7' Hvy loomis crankin rod, for tree fishing it's a 7' Hvy Lami Glass. The Loomis can snap grass off the crank(DD22), while the lami is too parabolic for grass fishing, it shines for crankin trees w/enough flex to prevent tearing the hooks out of a fish that hits close to the boat in shallow water situations. Hope this helps!

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:12 AM

I have several rods for the purpose. But my favorite is a Kistler 7 ft. Magnesium MgCBCGGM70. It is a glass composite rod. They don't make them anymore and they are really hard to find (even on ebay). Most folks don't let go of them. For smaller baits like a DT10 and smaller I use a Kistler LTA He70MC. It is a graphite rod. But the action in this thing is unbelievable. You won't have fish pulling off with this rod.


Well.... I just went out to the Kistler site and they are bringing the rod back. (http://www.kistlerro...MGCBCGGM70.html)

The only difference is that they are using the micro guides.

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Edited by Skeeter, 20 February 2012 - 06:04 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:21 AM

I have an old 7' Kunnan Graphite Competitor 6370. I love this thing, I wouldn't go crankin' without it. No small baits for this one only DD22's and the baits I build.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:48 AM

I use a rod built on a St Croix 7'6" MM graphite blank for deep cranks. For shallow cranks, I use a rod built on a Rogue MB664 6.5' graphite blank. Choosing a glass/composite rod versus graphite was a quandry. I never got used to the heavy, long glass cranking rods so reverted to medium action graphite. If you fish mostly graphite but are considering glass/composite, try to test fish some rods before you take the plunge. It's mostly about not losing hooked fish. A slower/softer action graphite rod solved that problem for me so I stuck with graphite.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

I use a rod built on a St Croix 7'6" MM graphite blank for deep cranks. For shallow cranks, I use a rod built on a Rogue MB664 6.5' graphite blank. Choosing a glass/composite rod versus graphite was a quandry. I never got used to the heavy, long glass cranking rods so reverted to medium action graphite. If you fish mostly graphite but are considering glass/composite, try to test fish some rods before you take the plunge. It's mostly about not losing hooked fish. A slower/softer action graphite rod solved that problem for me so I stuck with graphite.


I'm with Bob on this one. I want to know what my bait is doing and graphite, being much more sensitive, is much better at telling me that.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Since this is a crankbait site....i sure thought i would get a lot more feed back on the type of rods ya'll are using.....Come on don't be scared....thanks for the feed back....

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

I use a Kistler Helium 7ft med-hvy fast tip for my deep crankin. I use a 6ft 6" allstar for my shallow runners.

#9 SNOWMAN CUSTOM BAITS

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

I use team all star crankbait rods . I use 7'11" med action for deep crankin and can cast a mile . 7'2" med hvy for ripping a rattle trap out of the grass . I have 2 7' med action rods I use for shallow crankin and for square bills . These are graphite rods and are very light and sensitive . I am a poor boy and can't afford those high dollar rods these guys use .

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:09 PM

I use whatever my brother gets tired of and gives to me. Usually a 7' med action.
Thought about building my own but the wife .... well you know.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:47 PM

Using a loomis 6'6" M/MH for the shallow stuff and jerkbaits. Very sensitive and very lightweight, and does surprisingly well handling big fish,,,well what's considered big in missouri anyway. Also use a 7' MH/Hvy loomis crankbait rod for deep cranking. Both are moderate action. Both have been great rods, I've been using these since '98 or so.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

I use Falcon low rider med. action 7' cranking rods for small and medium cranks.
I use a Falcon Cara 7' med. deep cranker for DD22's and DT16's. It more like a med. heavy cranking rod.
I also use their 6'8" med. heavy low rider for big cranks. For some reason, it casts them like a bullet, and has a soft enough tip not to rip out the hooks.
I also like graphite because I can feel what the crank is doing well enough to "walk" it through trees and brush, as well as through the rocks.
I also use BPS Stacy King 7' med. lite cranking sticks for topwaters and flukes, and they work great. BPS has good, light rods at affordable prices.

Edited by mark poulson, 01 March 2012 - 12:02 PM.