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#11361057 - 01/21/16 01:13 PM Crankbait Line.
Bas-ii-tis Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 720
Loc: W.Falls, TX
I made a personal rod n reel for crankbaits only, and i was just wanting some opinions and tips on, whats your preference for pound and brand for cranking. Now i know it depends on size and speeds and depth, but im just wanting to know a main line to keep spooled if that make any sense lol. i cant afford more than 1 combo for cranking lol. Thanks
PB: LM Bass 8.75

#11361067 - 01/21/16 01:16 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
kyleguest Offline

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 163
Loc: Katy, TX
I think most crankbait manufactures base their advertised depth on using 10 lb fluro, so depending on the type of cover you fish, I'd stick with 12 lb. 10 lb if you can get away with it or bump up to 15 lb if needed.

#11361076 - 01/21/16 01:17 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
BlaiseWeimer Offline

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
If I had to choose one line only for cranking it would be 15lb seaguar Invizx

#11361104 - 01/21/16 01:27 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2939
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I HATE fluoro because it feels like a DEAD line to me. I have been using McCoys Mean green since 2000 as my major line for all moving baits. It has a good amount of stretch on it, it is abrasion resistant, it is overly strong (straightened out #4 hooks with 15# test) and it has almost not memory to it, so it casts further than most other lines. If you put fluoro on it, you will be changing out lines every other month or so. I have one reel that has had 17# test on it for over 8 years. 3 years ago, I took it to Falcon and caught a 9.17 lb bass with it w/o any fear of it breaking. Name another line besides braid that you could do that with. I would go with 12 or 15# test for nearly all lakes. UNLESS you are going to fish a lot of timber lakes like Fork, then I would go with 17# test.

They can say that fluoro gets deeper, but it was run against mono of the same # strength and it got an average of only 3" lower on each cast. So that old dog will NOT hunt. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

#11361224 - 01/21/16 02:29 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Fish Killer Offline
Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25815
Loc: Weatherford
15 lb big game on everything from dd22 to square bills
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#11361246 - 01/21/16 02:36 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
engine1129 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/10
Posts: 1514
Loc: Sulphur springs tx
12 lb reaction rc
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#11361262 - 01/21/16 02:41 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Bayou Burner Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3563
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
12 lb McCoys Xtra Clear for deep cranks 15 lb for Shallow/Squarebills

#11361301 - 01/21/16 02:52 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
reeltexan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2429
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

T-Line by Mason
"..The pleasantist angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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#11361307 - 01/21/16 02:54 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5809
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
12lb big game is what I use for all my moving baits. Cranks, topwaters (buzzbait mostly), and spinner baits. Works great and its stupid cheap and very strong!

#11361359 - 01/21/16 03:16 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
LinkLowrance Offline

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 486
Loc: On the Wheel
15lb Sunline FC Sniper. Same diameter as 12-14lb line of other manufacturers. I throw everything from square bills to 8XDs on it.

#11361368 - 01/21/16 03:21 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
SAKS Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 973
I would use 12lb. Flouro or mono is basically your choice. I would use lowest your comfortable with to achieve deeper running depths. You can always retrieve slower if you want to run shallower. There was a thread not long ago about throwing cranks with braid and a lot of guys seem to have good luck. I personally don't but might be worth a try. You would have very strong line with very small diameter.

#11361371 - 01/21/16 03:22 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
NickHasty Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1321
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
8 or 10 lbs. big game

#11361381 - 01/21/16 03:25 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
buda13 Offline

Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18019
Loc: NRH, TX
P Line CX Premium, line size depends on lake and cover present.

#11361522 - 01/21/16 04:33 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 8027
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
My gosh maybe I need to get some of this mean green I usually crank with floro. Just like how it drives the hooks home with my composite cranking rods

#11361551 - 01/21/16 04:43 PM Re: Crankbait Line. [Re: Bas-ii-tis]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I use 12-15 pound test Invizx fluorocarbon, 12-15 pound test McCoys Mean Green or 8-10 pound test P-Line CXX.

Edited by ezbassin (01/21/16 04:44 PM)

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