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What rod for lipless crank? #12809577
06/28/18 07:16 PM
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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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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809580
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I really like the Cara Reacation 7' CCB-4-17MR composite cranker. I prefer it for both lipless and squarebill.

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809589
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Your Jig Rod if you're fishing grass.

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809644
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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809659
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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809699
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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.

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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809975
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I use a Dobyns 765cb graphite or for close quarters a 705cb graphite.

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12809980
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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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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12810023
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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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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12810029
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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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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12810163
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I see that many prefer a medium heavy over a medium.
I think I mostly use the 1/2oz traps.

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12810295
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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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Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: 721Phoenix] #12810561
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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!

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: lipjerk] #12810570
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Originally Posted By: lipjerk
I use a Dobyns 765cb graphite or for close quarters a 705cb graphite.

Re: What rod for lipless crank? [Re: MEsquivel] #12810611
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Medium heavy


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