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#11204613 - 11/04/15 02:39 AM CASTAWAY ROD HELP

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Killeen, TX
I just purchased this rod for a price I couldn't pass on, however I think it may be too much rod (X-HVY) for me to use. I know what the description says but Im looking for your advice and maybe someone who has used something like this. I do have some big cranks like the 10-XD and I mainly fish Lake Belton and Stilhouse. Thanks.
CASTAWAY EXTREME DEEP DIVER, 7'6", X-HVY, FAST, 15 - 30, 2 - 4oz.
"On the 8th day, God created the DALLAS COWBOYS"
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#11204698 - 11/04/15 06:42 AM Re: CASTAWAY ROD HELP [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5142
Loc: Liberty
That rod is designed for throwing the oversized cranks like the 10xd and does a good job it. I own one that I use as a backup but that's only because the Dobyns gets the nod first.
Originally Posted By: lakeforkfisherman
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#11204760 - 11/04/15 07:22 AM Re: CASTAWAY ROD HELP [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5807
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
It's for the big cranks only. Smaller cranks it becomes overkill. Also can be used for swimbaits and arigs

#11205846 - 11/04/15 05:21 PM Re: CASTAWAY ROD HELP [Re: COWBOYSFAN008]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 622
The specs indicate a swimbait rod. Same as my St Croix except the length. Not all rods are the same though. I use an XH Fast Falcon Cara to throw lipless cranks on grass. I will also flip and punch with it. The specs on it are nowhere near the same as my St Croix even though it has same action. I would not personally throw a big crankbait with it because I like a moderate taper but that gets into individual preference and not rod design.


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