My vote is for the Dobyns 806 rod mentioned above. It handles the big boys with more ease than anything else I have thrown. Light and sensitive, too. Better than the 805 CB RM rod, because it is only rated to 1.5 oz, but it can handle them in a pinch. The 806 is THE ROD for my deep diving CBs. Rated from 1/2 to 2 oz. Hope this helps. OH, Dobyns I have found makes some of the best, IF NOT THE BEST Cranking rods. Looked a LONG time to find them, but not leaving now that I did. Tight liens, keep safe and good luck.
806CB Champion Dobyns rod for the BIG CBs.
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.