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#11326165 - 01/06/16 08:27 AM Questions about my Cranking rod
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My boss got me a very nice used G-Loomis CBR781 / 6'6" MED-LIGHT MOD-FAST ACTION Crankbait rod for Christmas along with a used Shimano Chronarch. Both are in exceptional condition and are extremely light. I took this setup to a pond the other day and made a few casts and noticed the rod is EXTREMELY soft. I have next to no accuracy with it and zero backbone.

I guess my question is, what s the ideal application for this rod? Squarebills, deep cranking, shallow cranking, or should I use it for finesse techniques since it can cast small lures a mile?
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#11326215 - 01/06/16 08:42 AM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
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Throw a Shad Rap


That rod is amazing at throwing shad raps! If you love throwing shad raps at docks and tight spaces like I do, then that rod is the best rod out there for that technique. I have the 7' model and it's a breeze for casting light crankbaits such as the Rapala Ultra Light series of baits and shad raps.
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#11326222 - 01/06/16 08:43 AM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
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Drop shot.

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#11326383 - 01/06/16 09:53 AM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: bigbass94]
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Throw a Shad Rap

That rod is amazing at throwing shad raps! If you love throwing shad raps at docks and tight spaces like I do, then that rod is the best rod out there for that technique. I have the 7' model and it's a breeze for casting light crankbaits such as the Rapala Ultra Light series of baits and shad raps.

I don't have much experience with those lures so I might use this as a learning point! What line do you recommend?

Originally Posted By: ezbassin
Drop shot.

That's what I was thinking. I hate using spinning gear and this allows me to throw Ned Rigs and other small lure pretty well.
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#11326388 - 01/06/16 09:54 AM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
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The lighter the better. I prefer 8-10# flourocarbon.
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#11326739 - 01/06/16 12:28 PM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
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That rod has the characteristics of light or weightless tackle. Like was stated above Ned rigs and dropshot. Weightless Senkos also.

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#11326753 - 01/06/16 12:36 PM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
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I would use it for small crankbaits, quarter oz. And under. Sounds like a nice setup, your boss is nicer than mine. I'm doing good to get pizza once in awhile. smile

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#11326769 - 01/06/16 12:44 PM Re: Questions about my Cranking rod [Re: Rhino68W]
Garvin Offline
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I bet that would be a good rig for skipping, too.
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