Cranking rod

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby Gone Phishin » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:35 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I just ordered the st croix LG MH.



Can't wait until Wednesday 


Please let us know what you think, coming from a previous non-glass fisherman. 8-)

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby Normware » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:36 am

most of my Crankbait rods are basically Dobyn's

805CB RM
764CB RM
705CB
634CB
635CB

and a Fenwick Elite tech(the old 2 colour black and yellow) and a
Gloomis 903C Deepflex

I have too many crankbait rods but they all have a purpose, and I only use 5:1 or 6:1 ratio reels

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:28 pm

I should have the rod Weds.

I will be putting a Curado K or this rod, I upgraded the bearings to ZPI and added bearings to the knobs.

Hopefully it will be a sweet crankbait combo.

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:50 am

Revofisher wrote:I have only had the legend glass for three weeks.


Thanks for all your help.

Gone Phishin wrote:Please let us know what you think, coming from a previous non-glass fisherman. 8-)


Got the rod today, its pretty sweet and she has a nice thick rear end (the backbone is twice as thick as graphite) the build is
excellent and the bend is incredible.

I'm not sure what the weight is of the Dobyns Fury 705CB but the St-Croix feels lighter but it is a little tip heavy, I put a
Curado K on the rod and it feels pretty damn good.

As for sensitivity, I haven't fished it yet but dragging the tip across my carpet feels the same as the Dobyns.
I'm going fishing tomorrow and will report back on how it feels, Hopefully I can find some boiling wipers :big grin:

I bet this rod can launch a 1/2oz lipless crankbait.

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby BigG » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:00 am

X7 Super Elseil is a great 1/4 to 1/2 oz crankbait rod. It's a superb Pop R rod.

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby Gone Phishin » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:56 am

Looks awesome Bronzeback...now I'm closer to pulling the trigger on one. I have a DR tuned Conquest 101 looking for a new home as well.

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby Cal » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:04 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:the backbone is twice as thick as graphite


You mean the blank is twice as thick as graphite at the back end of the rod. This is always the case with glass. It's a different material and cannot be rolled as tight as graphite all through the blank. ;)
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Re: Cranking rod

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:21 am

Cal wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:the backbone is twice as thick as graphite


You mean the blank is twice as thick as graphite at the back end of the rod. This is always the case with glass. It's a different material and cannot be rolled as tight as graphite all through the blank. ;)


I actually like how it looks.

I was also correct, this thing bombs almost any lure I used, even a 3/8 spybait.
As for sensitivity, it was actually better then I thought it would be, I run 20lb braid so I'm sure that helps, I figure the thin braid gets me deeper and also helps with sensitivity, the drag set correct with a glass rod would be unstoppable.

I could feel all the lures I used vibrations and clacks.
I used SK 5xd, LC LV500, SK KVD HC Flat Side 1.5, Jackall cherry DD, Jackall TN60, SK Redeye shad 2 Tap and a
Duo Realis Spybait 80 just for fun.

I only caught 5 smallmouth yesterday and only 1 on this rod but it felt very VERY smooth and the bend is incredible.

Did I mention how far this rod bombs lures :big grin:

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Re: Cranking rod

Postby Cal » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:52 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:...but it felt very VERY smooth and the bend is incredible.


Welcome to the glass cranking rod experience ;)
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