Best line for crankbaits??

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby jmd_143 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:02 am

I prefer McCoys xtra clear copoly for all my cranking. Great line at a great price, made here in the USA. I use 12lb for most all my cranking, unless I am throwing squarebills in and around thick cover (which I don’t do very often) then I’ll step up to 15 or 17 lb test.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby RazorCat » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:18 am

16# Sunline Sniper on shallow cranks (6' or less) and squarebills.
12# Sunline Sniper on cranks deeper than 6'.
I fish around alot of grass, pads, and stumps when fishing shallow cranks and SBs.
Sniper is easy casting with excellent abrasion resistance and knot strength.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby Nrowden27 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:42 am

Sunline Sniper is hands down the best line I have found for Cranking. 12lb unless square billing around cover then I go up to 18lb. This stuff is tough too. I have however just spooled up with Trilene XL 12lb flouro to crank cause I got some on sale and have liked what I've got out of it so far. Very flexible and manageable.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby poisonokie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 pm

30-40# braid+glass rod, except around rip rap, then 15# invizx OR 16# super natural.
Cast baits, not doubts.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:25 pm

P-Line CXX in 8# for open water, 10-14# for various cover.
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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby toddmc » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 am

Sniper will probably be your most popular on here for squarebill/shallow cranks. I throw the 12 lb. with the 1.5's and 14-16lb. with the 2.5's most often. There's something about Sniper that just feels right to me when I have a big fish pinned and the rod is swept back over my right shoulder :D . Sniper has just the right amount of stretch for the rods that I fish.
The Defier Armilo makes a good multipurpose line if you want to throw both topwater and cranks, and don't have multiple setups. I have the 13 lb. on a 1/2 oz. topwater rod that sometimes doubles as a shallow crank setup if I need it.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby C_diesel2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:42 am

RazorCat wrote:Sunline Sniper is all I use for cranks of all sizes and depth ranges.
17# for squarebills, and shallow runners down to 6'. Mainly because I fish them around
12# or 14# for all cranks that run deeper than 6'.
Sniper is small diameter compared to like sized mono. 17# throws like 12#.
Excellent limpness, knot strength, and abrasion resistance.


^+1 I also use Sunline Sniper for almost all my cranking....

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby bpettus2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:23 pm

Sunline BMS

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby Rodster14 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:24 pm

20 lb Sufix 832 with a leader.

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Re: Best line for crankbaits??

Postby hungry_cow » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:12 am

10 or 12 lb test Tatsu. With a fiberglass rod mono give the whole setup a little too much stretch and lack of feel but with Tatsu it has just the right amount to hook and keep fish pinned and lets me feel bottom better.


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