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#12809577 - 06/28/18 08:16 PM What rod for lipless crank?
MEsquivel Online   content
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 41
Im looking to get a different rod. One I can use for lipless cranks exclusively.
Whats would you use?
Im thinking a 6,9-7,0 moderate medium action.
Thoughts?

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#12809580 - 06/28/18 08:20 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
Barn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2289
Loc: McKinney, TX
I really like the Cara Reacation 7' CCB-4-17MR composite cranker. I prefer it for both lipless and squarebill.

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#12809589 - 06/28/18 08:27 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
Fast Lane Online   content
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Registered: 07/24/06
Posts: 5887
Loc: Tyler, texas
Your Jig Rod if you're fishing grass.

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#12809644 - 06/28/18 08:59 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13196
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Powell Max 3D 714

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#12809659 - 06/28/18 09:06 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 7956
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Falcon Bucoo trap caster

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#12809699 - 06/28/18 09:28 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
Thad Rains Online   content
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3117
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
One of the better rods out there for me is the Dobyns 734C rod. It is an all around rod that you can use for many things, but I like it for it's tip and back bone, BOTH. If you are fishing 3/4 or 1 oz traps, i would go up to the 735C rod. But if you are fishing 1/4 to 1/2 oz, the 734 is a GREAT rod for that. What size traps are you throwing, anyway? THAT would make a huge difference in what is recommended. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12809975 - 06/29/18 07:54 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2351
Loc: Lantana,Tx
I use a Dobyns 765cb graphite or for close quarters a 705cb graphite.

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#12809980 - 06/29/18 07:57 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
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The best I've found is a Diawa Steez 701 XBD( I think....I'll have to dig it out if the boat to verify the numbers). It's a 7' 1" medium heavy/moderate. Has a soft tip and a good backbone for ripping it through grass. Soft tip keeps the hooks from ripping loose.
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#12810023 - 06/29/18 08:40 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Loc: Downtown Tomball, Texas
Contact Impulse Rods, they are building a 7'6 Med Heavy that is similar to an old Castaway trap rod. The guys dug around and found a blank to match the action of the old one, it is a launcher and has enough tip to not rip out but still rip through grass. Great rod, but I just suck at fishing!
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#12810029 - 06/29/18 08:43 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
bsouth401 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 1948
Loc: Texas
I use a Dobyns Champion 705cb for lipless crank baits, squarebills and jerbaits. I love it and wouldn't change a thing about it. I just ordered a Dobyns Fury Series 705CB as I've heard really good thing about it too. I plan on using it exclusively my lipless and/or topwater rod. The Fury Rod retails for only $110.
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#12810163 - 06/29/18 09:44 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
MEsquivel Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 41
I see that many prefer a medium heavy over a medium.
I think I mostly use the 1/2oz traps.

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#12810295 - 06/29/18 11:04 AM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
Thad Rains Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3117
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
OK, then the rods recommended will do that for you. Some lean a little more towards the heavy side and some a little more to the lighter side, so depends if you ever throw a 1/4 oz or not. Both Dobyns rods are rated from 1/4 to 1 oz, so you should be good with either, regardless of the 1/4 oz or 1/2 oz. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12810561 - 06/29/18 02:24 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: 721Phoenix]
Insurance man Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 918
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: 721Phoenix
Contact Impulse Rods, they are building a 7'6 Med Heavy that is similar to an old Castaway trap rod. The guys dug around and found a blank to match the action of the old one, it is a launcher and has enough tip to not rip out but still rip through grass. Great rod, but I just suck at fishing!
This...I have 2 and they are awesome!

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#12810570 - 06/29/18 02:30 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: lipjerk]
Noojen Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 331
+1
Originally Posted By: lipjerk
I use a Dobyns 765cb graphite or for close quarters a 705cb graphite.

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#12810611 - 06/29/18 02:52 PM Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel]
cephusjoe Online   content
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1388
Medium heavy
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