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Lowrider Cranker II #13858484 01/24/21 01:14 AM
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Saw they had a few Lowrider “Cranker II” at Academy so I bought one. Every Lowrider I have performs great. Hooked it up to a winch and I can’t get it to throw 3XD’s or any 7/16 size baits more than about 30 yards. I know I sound like a tourist here but is that rod just designed for much heavier crank baits? It has a MH 3/8-3/4oz rating. It feels like it should sling it just holding it. It doesn’t feel like the reel, and the rod doesn’t load up like I’d want it to when I cast those size baits. Does anyone have this rod? If so, what size baits on you throwing on it? Like I said, it feels great just holding it, and on the retrieve.

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I have that rod. It’s good on 6,8, and 10xd sized baits.


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Re: Lowrider Cranker II [Re: G Love] #13858853 01/24/21 02:24 PM
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You now know the difference between between the Cranker and the Cranker II. It’s a great deep/heavy/big crankbait rod! Good with medium sized swimbaits too. Way too much backbone for little baits as you discovered.

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Agreed with previous posts. It's better with bigger/heavier stuff. 1/2 oz is about the lightest lure I use with it.


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Appreciate the replies!

Re: Lowrider Cranker II [Re: G Love] #13859539 01/24/21 10:43 PM
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Sounds like the rating on the rod is wrong. 3/8-3/4 should throw the baits he described. My cranking rods for bigger baits go to 1.5 or 2oz. and they work well for crank baits like the 8Xd and above.

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Re: Lowrider Cranker II [Re: G Love] #13859733 01/25/21 12:41 AM
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I personally make sure to always supertune my cranking reels because I want all the distance I can get out of it. I have the same rod and it throws 1.5-6xd no problem with 10lb line.

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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
I personally make sure to always supertune my cranking reels because I want all the distance I can get out of it. I have the same rod and it throws 1.5-6xd no problem with 10lb line.

If by supertune, you mean spot lock with the wind at your back.....me too!


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Re: Lowrider Cranker II [Re: G Love] #13862526 01/26/21 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
I personally make sure to always supertune my cranking reels because I want all the distance I can get out of it. I have the same rod and it throws 1.5-6xd no problem with 10lb line.

If by supertune, you mean spot lock with the wind at your back.....me too!



LOL, that makes for some good distance.

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