Crankbait rod under 200$?

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Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by Petebass » Fri May 24, 2013 12:40 am

Hi, I´m looking for one (only one) rod for crankbaits since Little Ns, dt10s until Dt 16 or DD22, and good for some topwaters: superspooks, smmys 115...
Under 200$, which would be the best option?
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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by smalljaw » Fri May 24, 2013 3:27 am

Denali Rosewood 7' MH cranking rod, this will handle most of the cranking and topwater baits. Most like a rod that is 7'6" and longer for deep cranks as the extra length will provide more casting distance but I think the 7' MH cranking rod is the prefect length as it is long to get a good cast but it istll very workable for the topwater and it comes in at $190 so it is right in your range.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by froteur » Fri May 24, 2013 7:12 am

Phenix X-series

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by jwfflipper14 » Fri May 24, 2013 8:06 am

Kistlers FH KLX 7'-00 med-hvy $170.00 great price and great build. It is a very good rod for topwater, twitching and cranking

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by tywithay » Fri May 24, 2013 9:37 am

jwfflipper14 wrote:Kistlers FH KLX 7'-00 med-hvy $170.00 great price and great build. It is a very good rod for topwater, twitching and cranking
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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by dragon1 » Fri May 24, 2013 11:39 am

Add Seeker.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by 78Staff » Fri May 24, 2013 2:54 pm

Dobyns Champion, Glass, typically over your price but well under now with online Memorial Day sales... 705CB, 764CBRM, 765 CB, or the hybrid glass versions depending on your preference... All solid choices.

Denali Jadewood J903CB - 7-6 MH if you like micro guides

Veritas Winch series gets a lot of airtime, as well as the Power Diesel Crankbait rod in the $100 and under range.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by rockchalk06 » Fri May 24, 2013 6:02 pm

Off several recommendations, I wound up with the 7'MHM Avid cranking rod. Before TW's sale it's around 189. Super light. 4.2 ounces. Has a nice deep flex and more sensitive than I could need.

It's a tad heavy with Square A's, DT4's and 1.5's, but with a finesse reel it's not an issue. I've thrown 6XD's and it handled well.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by Petebass » Fri May 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi, Thanks to all!
Dobyns rods are out of my budget.
I didn´t know Denali rods...good price...
I hesitate between Phenix X, Lucky Craft or Powell, or cheaper options: Diesel or Denali.

It would be paired with one Revo winch 2 Gen.
I usually fish with little n, dt10 or dt16 and DD22, and sammys 100-115 or superspooks.
Someone more?

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by smalljaw » Sat May 25, 2013 3:40 am

I think you got some solid options, the only thing I would add is that you may want to stick to graphite since you are going to use it for walking style topwaters as well as cranks. I don't know how much experience you have with cranking rods but I have tried using glass for jerkbaits and topwaters and it tough and the glass rods are heavier, and even really good glass rods are heavy compared to graphite so that is something else to consider. As for brands, if you don't like any of the ones listed you may want to try the Fenwick Aetos 7'6" MH-M, this will handle everything you would want it to and is in your price range but the length may be a bit long.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by dragon1 » Sat May 25, 2013 3:50 am

E Glass, S Glass and composite Glass, along with the manufacturer of the blank/complete rod - will provide for vastly different fishing attributes of the rod.

I will add that IMO, the Seeker lineup currently available, will fish topwater baits that require imparted movements best with braid. For "continual movement topwaters" like buzzbaits/wake baits/Buzzjets, along with lipless, cranks, spinnerbaits - either mono/copoly/fluoro or braid will be fine.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by 78Staff » Sat May 25, 2013 3:02 pm

Petebass wrote:Hi, Thanks to all!
Dobyns rods are out of my budget.
I didn´t know Denali rods...good price...
I hesitate between Phenix X, Lucky Craft or Powell, or cheaper options: Diesel or Denali.

It would be paired with one Revo winch 2 Gen.
I usually fish with little n, dt10 or dt16 and DD22, and sammys 100-115 or superspooks.
Someone more?

Dobyns Champion line roughly $165 at BTD with the Memorial Day sale...

http://www.basstackledepot.com/dobyns-rods.aspx

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by Ainsley » Sun May 26, 2013 6:49 am

I have a 7'6" Powell max glass rod and I'm switching it out for a dobyns 765cb glass.
As was mentioned if you find them on sale they can be had for ~$170

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by DChiWildcats » Mon May 27, 2013 6:38 am

I just bought a Shimano Crucial 7'11" MH Crankbait Rod for throwing DD22's and other deep diving crankbaits amd it is awesome! Paid about $152 for it with during a memorial day sale, retails for $180. Put a Chronarch 200E5 on it and it is everything I could want in a deep diving crankbait setup. Light, cast great, sensitive, right parabolic action, best warranty out there, just awesome! Gonna pick up a 7'6" MH Crucial crankbait rod for medium divers. The 7'11" MH also works great for whopper ploppers and s wavers. Great big reaction bait rod.

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Re: Crankbait rod under 200$?

Post by Bass Junkie » Mon May 27, 2013 10:41 am

Tackle Tour reviewed the Lucky Craft rod, and it impressed! I'd certainly take a look at the review before making a decision 8-)

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