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#11288494 - 12/17/15 02:49 PM 10XD Rods
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 816
For the guys throwing these baits what rod(s) are you using? Also is it better to have a faster action or a more moderate action for this size of bait? I realize that actions are not consistent between the manufacturers so I guess I want to know if it's good to have more or less whip when loading and which will allow the bait to act properly.

#11288510 - 12/17/15 02:57 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
srh0201 Offline

Registered: 04/08/15
Posts: 46
Loc: Emory
I use a Champion series Dobyns 806 HSB. I think this is a good fit for that bait but I don't have much to compare it to. I have only used that rod to throw one. There might be a better option out there but the 806 gets the job done smile

#11288551 - 12/17/15 03:09 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4483
Loc: somervell county
I throw them with a Dobyns 805. Got this years ago for deep cranks like the DD22's before there even was such thing as a 10XD. This rod leans towards the heavy side to me for the regular deep cranks like the DD22 and works well for the 10XD also(to me). I even throw some light/medium swimbaits on the 805. I can neither purchase nor carry a rod for every single bait in my boxes and the 805 does real well for all these for me. Good luck.

#11288562 - 12/17/15 03:16 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
typically an 8ft Med/Med or Med/Fast works well for the larger crank baits. 2 things are important. Make sure you have a larger spooled reel and you want a 5:3:1 or 5:1 reel for it.....these in combination with an 8ft rod will seal the deal. Typically good cranking rods are glass so keep that in mind. You want them to have a faster tip than you normally would use to aid in casting distance. Dobyns make great rods and you can't go wrong with them.

If you are interested in something custom, give a look. We'd be glad to make you something that you would love!!!

#11288804 - 12/17/15 05:10 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/21/12
Posts: 525
I own one really like the way it cast not to heavy have it pair up Abu Garcia Orra winch. haven't caught a bass on it yet LOL.
Jig fisherman

#11288875 - 12/17/15 05:39 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
Mulkey Offline
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Registered: 10/01/12
Posts: 1664
Loc: North Garland
I use the halo extra deep cranking rod. It's a 8' rod matched with a 5.3 gear ratio reel. I like the set up.
Fish long, Fish Hard, Fish all day, Fish everyday...

#11288902 - 12/17/15 05:45 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 1822
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Castaway has a specific crankbait rod model geared toward the super-heavy crankbaits such as the 10XD. I have one and find it a good match. They created this one as they found their DD22 rod din't have the proper backbone when the lure weight increased.

#11288944 - 12/17/15 05:55 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
KutTail71 Offline

Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 88
Loc: Pasadena, Tx
I picked one of those up this last year and like it a lot. It's in the Skeleton line of Cast-Away. SKX-XDD. Throws the 10xd pretty well.

Edited by KutTail71 (12/17/15 06:06 PM)

#11289038 - 12/17/15 06:39 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 3296

#11289359 - 12/17/15 09:08 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: KutTail71]
Bigron119 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/28/07
Posts: 4220
Loc: Lufkin, TX
Originally Posted By: KutTail71
I picked one of those up this last year and like it a lot. It's in the Skeleton line of Cast-Away. SKX-XDD. Throws the 10xd pretty well.


#11289368 - 12/17/15 09:15 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
Z521C Cranker Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 2379
Loc: Texas
Try a Falcon Lowrider XD Cranker. It's 7'9" and was built for big baits like the 6th Sense Crush 500DD, 8XD and 10XD

#11289391 - 12/17/15 09:30 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
Skeeter0524 Offline

Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 133
Loc: Orange Tx. & Sam Rayburn
Castaway Skeleton extreme deep diver rated 2 to 4oz will get the job done.

#11289510 - 12/17/15 10:26 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]
C.J Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/29/11
Posts: 667
Loc: Belton Texas
Power Tackle has 2 rods for the bigger crankbaits
Keith Combs series KCMBC710M-7'10

Edited by C.J (12/17/15 10:27 PM)

#11289539 - 12/17/15 10:43 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: Z521C Cranker]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8825
Loc: #salty
Originally Posted By: Z521C Cranker
Try a Falcon Lowrider XD Cranker. It's 7'9" and was built for big baits like the 6th Sense Crush 500DD, 8XD and 10XD

This rod is awesome, I purchased one a few months ago and it's one of the best cranking rods I have ever fished.

#11289582 - 12/17/15 11:14 PM Re: 10XD Rods [Re: SAKS]

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 223
Loc: Killeen, TX
If your interested send an email to Castaway Rods below and mention "Andrew Flair" to get the price listed. These are previous years Skeleton model closeouts.

SKX-MHC710 7 48807 01288-7 DD22 SPECIAL 7'10" MED-HVY MOD/FAST 8 - 17 1/4-1oz $179.99 $99.99
SKX-XDD 7 48807 01333-4 EXTREME DEEP DIVER 7'6" X-HVY FAST 15 - 30 2 - 4oz. $179.99 $99.99
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