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#12748462 - 05/08/18 09:48 PM Best high-end crank bait rod
redmojo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 754
I hate asking questions like this but any suggestions on the best crank bait/topwater rod out there? G Loomis, Phenix, Megabass?

Thanks

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#12748475 - 05/08/18 09:58 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
brewski Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 1102
Loc: southlake, tx, u.s.
power tackle

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#12748480 - 05/08/18 10:02 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
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I like the Dobyns crankin' rod over all others. I've got G. Loomis, St. Croix and Kistlers as well but prefer the Dobyns. Just my opinion.

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#12748485 - 05/08/18 10:04 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
redmojo Offline
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I guess I should specify small crank baits. I have a 2 Dobyns 805 for my large crank baits and do like those.

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#12748489 - 05/08/18 10:06 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
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I don't think you need to get a high end crank bait rod. There are graphite cranking rods, a blend of glass and graphite and all glass.

Ones I have and like are the Powell Max 3D composite 705. I use it for top water baits and square bill crank baits.
Duckett micro magic in a 7ft 6in and a 7ft 11in. I use these for medium and deep divers.
Loomis 7ft crank bait rod.

I have a lot of Dobyns rods but not any of the cranking rods but many people seem to like them quite a bit.

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#12748495 - 05/08/18 10:08 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
aggieangler03 Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
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Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
Falcon Cara Deep Runner is my favorite

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#12748518 - 05/08/18 10:22 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
Fishin4TX Offline
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Registered: 11/07/13
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Loc: N. Texas
I know some people don't like the E6X series from Loomis, I fish primarily GLX/IMX so maybe I'm partial to them but I have the E6x cranking rod and absolutely love it for small/medium cranks. You have just the right amount of power to stick em and it has just the right amount of tip to let them tire out.

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#12748540 - 05/08/18 10:38 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
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Dobyns also has a medium/light CB rod in the same series. 764 CB RM that is the BOMB for small to medium depth CBs. First rod I got from them and IT IS NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least, in my opinion, it is the best shallow to medium CB rod out there. Here is the link:

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/764cb-rm/

Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12748542 - 05/08/18 10:41 PM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
redmojo Offline
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Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered another Dobyns and want to figure out what else to throw. I don't throw a lot of smaller crank baits but that's about to change.

Thanks again

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#12748803 - 05/09/18 08:25 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
toledo puma Offline
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Registered: 05/02/16
Posts: 109
I throw crankbaits a lot, and I love Lew's David Fritts crankbait rods

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#12748810 - 05/09/18 08:28 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Loc: Garland, TX
I throw the 705 CBRM Glass rod from Dobyns for square bills and DT6 and DT10 style crank baits. I love it
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#12748818 - 05/09/18 08:34 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
joemac224 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 190
Power Tackle for sure. Not to mention they are made by hand, right here in Texas!

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#12748837 - 05/09/18 08:46 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
Bulletman99 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: South Texas
The "Best" one is the one that does the job you bought it to do and it is a joy to fish and does not make you want to put it down. The "Best" one for you may cost you $100 and $500 to the next person. The "Best" one will differ from person to person! JMHO
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#12748858 - 05/09/18 08:59 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
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Loc: ft.worth
Powertackle has every crankbait rod you could ever want for any size to 10XDs
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#12748864 - 05/09/18 09:05 AM Re: Best high-end crank bait rod [Re: redmojo]
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GLX cranking rod by G. Loomis
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