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Author Topic: Crankbait Rod Length  (Read 1741 times)

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Crankbait Rod Length
« on: June 18, 2007, 12:15:10 AM »

I am after either a 6'6" or 7' medium rod with a med/fast action.  Which length seems to be the best?  I can not decide.  All of my other rods are 6'6"...

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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 04:38:45 AM »

Well, 7 foot should cast further which would allow your crankbait to stay in its depth longer.  I have a 6'6 CB rod, but am planning on having 3 when I'm all said and done.  I want a 7 footer for cranking offshore, and also a 6 foot rod for cranking in tight to cover.

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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 05:30:51 AM »

I've built a lot of 7' 11" crankbait rods for tournament anglers.  Usually longer is better in this case.

But, it's all up to you and what feels right.  I'd try longer that what you currently use.

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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 08:20:33 AM »

I have two 7' crankbait rods, but am looking for another that is longer for real long distance casting... 
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 08:43:53 AM »

I love my crucial 7'2" crankbait rod. I would get something 7 foot or more for the long throws needed to get the bait down to the right depths. So many factors involved using cranks and the right rod is one of the most important ones.
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 01:40:14 PM »

I use three two 7'ft Shimano rods 1 Med for Traps and a MH for deep divers off shore cranking and I use a 6'1/2 ft for in close situations casting under over hangs and around trees in dense woods......line varies I use 12lb the most in some cases I will use 17 and up if conditions call for it ........

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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007, 03:07:36 PM »

The shortest rod I own is a 6'6" G.Loomis MH action that I use for spinnerbaits and topwater. I like a G.Loomis CBR843 (7' medium action) for my shallow to mid depth crankbaits (Lucky Craft RC 2.5 or Flat CB DR). I like to use a CBR847 (7' heavy action) for my DD22s and Lucky Craft Flat CB D-20.
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2007, 04:09:48 PM »

I have a 7' Med GBblanks for cranking, a 6'10" MH for shallow cranking, and I will be ordering a 7'6" Med-MH composite for deep cranking and launching traps
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2007, 05:00:00 PM »

I use a 7'6'' M for deep divers, a 7' M for midrange, and a 6'6'' MH for shallow runners and topwater.
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2007, 05:33:58 PM »

Andrew,

I saw a Crucial rod over at our BPS last week and I think it was from their crankbait series.  I think it said moderate medium on the rod blank.  Is this the one you use?  What tip does your rod have on it?

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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2007, 08:36:43 PM »

 Just depends on how accurate you want to be. If your throwing up close or under docks, you may want something in the 6' range, but if your just winging it, longer is better.
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Re: Crankbait Rod Length
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2007, 10:16:41 AM »

i use three cranking rods

7m foot for deep cranking

6m foot for shallow cranking around HEAVY cover for more accurate casting

6'6"mh for lipless cranking
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