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#12023125 - 01/05/17 08:30 PM Cranking Rods
dlwfish Offline

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 280
Loc: North TX
Looking to upgrade a couple of my cranking rods and wanted to get some opinions...

Shallow/mid & deep

Trying to stay around $200 a rod


#12023332 - 01/05/17 10:43 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
wtf242 Offline

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 153
Loc: Austin, TX
I recently got the new St. Croix Legend Glass Cranking Rod 7'2" Medium/Moderate. It's a little over $200, but I'm in love with it so far.

#12023371 - 01/05/17 11:21 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2939
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
For medium and deep, I LOVE the Dobyns 805 CBRM!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a WONDERFUL rod for those applications. The Dobyns 765 CB RM is another favorite for the lighter baits. Those may be outside your price range, but do you prefer glass, graphite or composite? Each has tehir own following. After doing tons of cranking (even have 5 published CB articles), I prefer pure graphite to feel what is going on with teh lures I throw. Composite, the KVD rod is pretty good. If you are looking for an all purcoseCB rod, there is a St. Croix Avid rod that fits that bill pretty well. It is grahpite, but works great. It is the Avid 7'" AV570MHF that is a great all purpose CB rod. You will get people on here espousing speicif cords, but I do not like to do that until I get a few questions answered. MOSTLY because I do not want to recoomend teh wrong rod. I mentioned what I LIKE, but that is JMO. What are you using now? Do you like one typoe of rod over another (glass, graphite, composition)? How long is y9our rod locker, how tall are you? Those kinds of questions help me fit a recommendaqtion that would be more specific to you , vs. just espossing what I like. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains

#12023660 - 01/06/17 08:02 AM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
dlwfish Offline

Registered: 09/21/05
Posts: 280
Loc: North TX
Thanks guys

Thad, I sent you a PM

#12023992 - 01/06/17 10:28 AM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: wtf242]
ezbassin Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13063
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Shalow- mid 7-6 Duckett, 7-7 Tatula cranking rod, or 705 Powell Max 3D
if you want a 7ft cranking rod. The 705 max also is a good top water rod.
Deep-Dobyns 805CB or Duckett 7-11

Edited by ezbassin (01/06/17 10:32 AM)

#12024040 - 01/06/17 10:53 AM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
C130 Offline

Registered: 06/26/16
Posts: 459
Loc: Magnolia, TX
My son has a Kistler KLX Feel and Reel 7'11. I've been using it some and like it a lot so I'm going to buy one for myself. It's a blend, part graphite and part glass I believe.

Edited by C130 (01/06/17 10:56 AM)
Bass Cat Eyra

#12024113 - 01/06/17 11:34 AM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
Fishinfellow Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 3085
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
I Really like my McCain cranking rods.
Thats my money fish

Kris Winhold

#12024305 - 01/06/17 12:46 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
Venom 17 Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 339
Loc: Bivins Tx.
Manleys Gold Series med. or the new Black Opps med.

#12024846 - 01/06/17 04:51 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
Lowly Net Boy Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/23/07
Posts: 2923
Loc: Between here and there
I like falcon rods so with that said,BuCoo has a cranker,cranker II, and an XD cranker. For a step up look at LowRider series
Formerly known as yeaitsme

#12024913 - 01/06/17 05:22 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
gatoreyes Offline

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 467
Loc: Keller, TX
I have an Impulse 7'9" MH glass/graphite that I like very much for 6XD's. They go for a little over $200.

#12024927 - 01/06/17 05:33 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
agdave112 Offline

Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 324
Loc: montgomery, tx
I agree with Gatoreyes. Go check out impulse rods. They are fantastic rods!

Edited by agdave112 (01/06/17 05:33 PM)

A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!!!

#12025478 - 01/06/17 10:28 PM Re: Cranking Rods [Re: dlwfish]
Creekhead Offline

Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 97
I have been having a lot of fun using the Kistler rods lately, especially shallow to mid depths. Caught a lot of fish last week on the KLX rod. Used 12 lb flouro and sacked them. Awesome casting and control.


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