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#12332784 - 07/10/17 04:34 PM Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there?
cbob Offline
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I desperately need a cranking rod. Stopped all bass fishing for almost 10 years ago. love crank baits and it's time to bounce some off of some cover. I use deep, led and shallow ones. With that said...

What would crank specialists recommend at Academy for under $100 for all around cranking. Putting an IR120C on it (round reel). I'm old school.

Btw coming to Fork soon so it has to hold up to those monsters.



Edited by cbob (07/10/17 04:36 PM)
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#12332800 - 07/10/17 04:47 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
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#12332812 - 07/10/17 04:50 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
Buckshotbuddy Offline
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From academy for under 100 I'd say a falcon bucoo or one of the ducketts.

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#12332832 - 07/10/17 05:00 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
BigHead248 Online   content
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I really like the Academy brand H20 7'10" magnum cranker. I've had it for over a year and have nothing bad to say about it.

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#12332845 - 07/10/17 05:09 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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I would say the Duckett cranking rod.
I put a Lews BB1 on mine, wow, casts like a dream.
Very sensitive, and light weight.
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#12332848 - 07/10/17 05:10 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Veritas 7'11 heavy for deep cranking. Very pleased. For shallow stuff.....one of the bucoo crankers

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#12332850 - 07/10/17 05:11 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Swimbaiter Offline
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Originally Posted By: Big Kahuna Ranch
I would say the Duckett cranking rod.
I put a Lews BB1 on mine, wow, casts like a dream.
Very sensitive, and light weight.


this.................

only duckett product I own and will ever own.

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#12332970 - 07/10/17 06:42 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
Thad Rains Offline
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I like the H20 Ethos rods for cranking from Academy. I use the 7'6" XH rod for medium and deep csranks, does well with the lipless baits as well. I have the 7' MH Ethos for the shallow stuff, on sale for around $100 combined. If not, maybe $120 for both of them, if you can find them. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck. OH, if you are using straight graphite rods (those 2 are), back your drag off to about 3 lbs so a 3 lb bass can pull a little drag. That way you won't rip the hooks out of the mouth of the fish.

Thad Rains

The magnum cranker iis a good rod for a composite rod, but so was teh BPS rod, too.

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#12333225 - 07/10/17 08:29 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
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This may make folks laugh but at $24.99 its a good rod for crankbaits and its a graphite/fiberglass hybrid. Med-Heavy 7 ft. Berkley Cherrywood


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#12333425 - 07/10/17 09:40 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: skeeterK]
BassCrankin Offline
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Loc: Northeast Texas
Originally Posted By: skeeterK
This may make folks laugh but at $24.99 its a good rod for crankbaits and its a graphite/fiberglass hybrid. Med-Heavy 7 ft. Berkley Cherrywood


Lol, yep, I have 4 of them and 3 of them have crankbaits on them. It brought in close to a dozen on the squarebill on the rip rap this morning.
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#12333440 - 07/10/17 09:44 PM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
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Yep. The H20 Ethos HD Composite Cranker is VERY hard to beat for $69.99.
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#12333657 - 07/11/17 02:47 AM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
cbob Offline
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice. I'll try them when I go this week and let you know. thanks again!
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#12333854 - 07/11/17 08:19 AM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: BigHead248]
Tracker Tim Online   content
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Loc: Murphy, TX
Originally Posted By: BigHead248
I really like the Academy brand H20 7'10" magnum cranker. I've had it for over a year and have nothing bad to say about it.


If you find another, buy it. It appears they do not make them anymore.

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#12333896 - 07/11/17 08:46 AM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Give the new Buccoo SR a try.
It's great for launching big crankbaits and has pretty good sensitivity.

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#12334079 - 07/11/17 10:17 AM Re: Academy Shoppers!! Best cranking rod under $100 there? [Re: cbob]
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Abu Garcia Veritas 7' Micro Guides in medium action fast tip. Really like mine.
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