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Graphite vs Fiberglass for deep-cranking 12í+

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pantera61

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Iím extremely happy since making the switch from graphite to glass for shallow to med-depth cranks, 1í-12í.  My hooked to landed ratio isnít 100% but I honestly canít complain.
Deep-cranking, which Iíll call 12í and deeper, is a different story.  Iíll call it 60%-40%, hooked to landed.  I came to the conclusion the limited sensitivity of glass which works to my advantage in solid hooking in shallow water, works against me in deeper depths.
My deep season is about a month and half AND still makes up maybe only 10% fishing day, at that.
I donít mind spending money on tackle but since Iím not fishing tournaments any more, is it cost effective?
Any thoughts?


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If it ain't broke don't fix it! Use what works for YOU.

I personally prefer composite rods for all my cranking, but have to admit the Sierra rods which are graphite are pretty good for deeper cranking.

If I ever get to go fishing again the 2 new Kaden graphite cranking rods I have may affect opinion on which is better overall.

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You might try 30# braid. It's amazing what you can feel that crankbait do with it.

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You might try 30# braid. It's amazing what you can feel that crankbait do with it.

Dale
X 2. I've been using braid on my cranking rods for about 20 years now. I don't think I could ever fish them on anything else. I tried flouro a few times but I kept going back to braid.

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