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#11576446 - 05/01/16 11:03 AM Opinions on deep cranking rod
bayesj Offline
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Registered: 03/18/13
Posts: 66
Loc: Hurst
I want to give deep cranking a serious try this year and have a couple questions. First, I'm looking at the 13 concepts Crankenstein rod, is this a good rod for throwing 6xds, 8xds, 10xds, dd22s and Mann's 20 + 30+? Second, which reel would you use if your choices were a Calais APV or an old Curado 3.8? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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#11576513 - 05/01/16 12:28 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2905
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I haven't fished the 13 Concepts rod, but have heard good things about it. I use the Dobyns Champion 805 CB RM rod. I fish an old greenie curado 5.1:1. The 3.8 is a GREAT reel for slow cranking and can take quite a while to get the llure in, but it can work there, I prefer the more medium speed, however. Good luck,. Hope this helps. Tight liens, keep safe and good luck.

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#11576536 - 05/01/16 12:55 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
reed35 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 213
Loc: Point
Hot Rod series by Custom Angle is a great cranking rod. 903-440-0044. Dave will let you try one.
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#11576545 - 05/01/16 01:05 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
BAGaBass Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 330
I use a St. Croix 7'4" medium MOJO bass glass rod paired with a curado 200pg 5.5:1 ratio. Works awesome with all my deep cranks.

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#11576703 - 05/01/16 03:26 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
Ryan Somerville Offline
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Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 305
Loc: Belleville Ontario Canada
Never fished the 13 cranking rod. But do have experience with Power Tackles new Keith Combs Signature series 7'10 Cranking rod. This rod will throw all the cranks you mentioned. Power Tackle also makes one in the paragon series also XLC-3-7'11 it will as well for throwing them deep diving cranks.
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#11576806 - 05/01/16 04:36 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
KutTail71 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 95
Loc: Pasadena, Tx
I use a Cast-a-away 7'6 extreme deep diver paired with a curado g5. Works pretty well.

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#11576816 - 05/01/16 04:41 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 8423
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use the Dobyns 805 cb RM For the DD22 and XD6 baits but prefer the 806 for the larger magnum sized baits. The 805 is paired with a curado e5 and the 806 a Daiwa crazy cranker.

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#11576949 - 05/01/16 05:50 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
jbguide Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 1057
Loc: Pleasanton Tx
Hot Rod series by Custom Angle is a great cranking rod. 903-440-0044. Dave will let you try one.

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#11577303 - 05/01/16 09:10 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
Reel N Fish Offline
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Registered: 03/09/14
Posts: 35
Loc: Northeast TX
The Lews BB1 pro in 5:1:1 makes for a killer cranking reel.

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#11577441 - 05/01/16 10:38 PM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: ko bass attack 27]
DKennimer Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2883
Loc: Plano/Fork
Originally Posted By: ko bass attack 27
I use the Dobyns 805 cb RM For the DD22 and XD6 baits but prefer the 806 for the larger magnum sized baits. The 805 is paired with a curado e5 and the 806 a Daiwa crazy cranker.


+1. But, I prefer the Chronarch 100D reel.

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#11577494 - 05/02/16 12:00 AM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 9229
Loc: Garland, TX
I use the Dobyns 805CB as well paired with a Revo Winch. Awesome rod.
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#11577576 - 05/02/16 07:04 AM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 5362
Loc: Squeezepenny
Since you live in Hurst go by Fun-n-Sun and look at the Phenix 7'11" composite rods. I will be getting one soon . Tim Brockway showed me these and I think they are some of the best rods for the money.

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#11577697 - 05/02/16 08:20 AM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: bayesj]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12981
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Dobyns 805CB with a Lews BB1,,, 5-1 reel.


Edited by ezbassin (05/02/16 08:20 AM)

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#11577750 - 05/02/16 08:48 AM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: SoCal Tom]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4705
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: SoCal Tom
I use the Dobyns 805CB as well paired with a Revo Winch. Awesome rod.
Same exact setup for me. You can get a great deep cranking rod for less. You can not get a better one.
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#11577829 - 05/02/16 09:21 AM Re: Opinions on deep cranking rod [Re: 361V]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 436
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: SoCal Tom
I use the Dobyns 805CB as well paired with a Revo Winch. Awesome rod.
Same exact setup for me. You can get a great deep cranking rod for less. You can not get a better one.


Wore fish out this weekend throwing a 6xd on this setup. Dobyns all the way!

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