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ACC or Bonehead #13863046 01/27/21 01:57 PM
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I'm looking for a 12' rod. I was wondering what you guys know about these two rods. What is your preference and why?

I have fished BnM and All Star up to this point, but I want an elite crappie rod. I fish for crappie year round. I am in a kayak a lot of the time too.


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13863130 01/27/21 02:34 PM
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Soft Tap and I compared ours , he has ACC I have Bonehead. My take is boneheads are physically heavier to hold but more back bone to boat flip.

Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13863189 01/27/21 03:17 PM
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Bonehead!


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13863224 01/27/21 03:56 PM
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I have all ACC 5',7-6,8,10,11 all mid seat and the 12' Crossover


I fish out of Ride 115X Kayak all year long. When that wind gets goin I get a lot of line twist on the tip of the 12', gets too be a Pain in the ... on the Kayak.

Longest I pack is the 10, never leave home without the 7'6" or 8'


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I get the line twist thing. Good point... What is the upside of the 12' outside of fishing in the kayak? I have only fished 10' rods.


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13863510 01/27/21 07:04 PM
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i have ACC & Bonehead, Bonehead is the best!!!!!!!!

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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13864140 01/28/21 03:15 AM
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Jimmytimmy I have bee using an old hand crafted cane pole for years now. Normally I catch more fish then most people who use those fancy crappie rod & reel set ups. I would recommend a cane pole. It has a lot of back bone. No issues boat flipping a crappie or a 10lb catfish. It’s a little heavy. It is 9’ 7” pole and I never have any issues with my 20lb Red Cajun line twisting.

I still have access to the cane patch where I got it from. Shot me a PM if you want me to fix you up. I can get you whatever length you would like. It is pretty easy to make them shorter so I recommend starting with it long.


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13864795 01/28/21 05:42 PM
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Bonestix. Not a fan of either ACC or bonehead. As a fellow kayak crappie guy myself, any rod longer than about 7-8 ft is hard to use on one.

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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13865013 01/28/21 08:03 PM
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I have both ACC and Bonehead. The Bonehead is physically heavier in the hand and is a significantly heavier actioned rod. A lot of guys talk about putting a big crappie in the boat with 'no net'. I just never do that, as I wouldn't want to see a tournament winning fish swim away, so I net all larger fish. The ACC is lighter in the hand than Bonehead but still has significant mid section (backbone). That's why I use ACC for most of my fishing.


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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Bonestix. Not a fan of either ACC or bonehead. As a fellow kayak crappie guy myself, any rod longer than about 7-8 ft is hard to use on one.

I just ordered one with their spiral eyelets for a baitcaster reel. Looking forward to trying it out.


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Bonestix. Not a fan of either ACC or bonehead. As a fellow kayak crappie guy myself, any rod longer than about 7-8 ft is hard to use on one.

I just ordered one with their spiral eyelets for a baitcaster reel. Looking forward to trying it out.

Nice! You will enjoy it! I love mine

Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13865480 01/29/21 02:21 AM
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Acc sticks all the way. Even the dock shooters are the bomb.


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13870248 02/02/21 12:19 AM
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I have used both and like both, but my overall favorite is the ACC. I have to admit that I am sponsored by them, but please know that I would not be sponsored by any company that I do not 100% like their rods. With that said, I can boat flip with the ACC Crappie Stix the same way I did with the bonehead. I use mostly 10-12 ft poles. I have used them both (meaning ACC and BoneHead) and the ACC is much lighter. Regardless of which one you choose, if you order from Crappie Cove in TN, (865) 233-3471 and use the code Asleep At The Reel, you will get a 10% discount on either to include anything else in the store. Right now you do have to call them, but the website has many of the products listed. Crappie Cove is a retail store and they get the rods directly from both manufacturers so it helps you a little on price. Oh that is the other thing, price. BoneHead is about $40-$50 bucks more than the ACC. Both of them will float as I have found out with a 1000 series reel on them. Hope this helps.


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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: jimmytimmy87] #13870740 02/02/21 02:50 PM
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Jimmytime,

You ask what is the benefit, outside of the yak... Staying back away from the cover when fish are spooky. Also, if you are on anchor, can cover more water without moving.

I am far from a pro, but do fish out of a yak some. Have a bunch of different rods, different lengths. I agree with most, that over 10' in a yak is more trouble than its worth most of the time. I like my 8'. From my anchored pontoon, I have a 16' that I will use every now and then, but only if no wind.

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Re: ACC or Bonehead [Re: Asleep At The Reel] #13870971 02/02/21 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Asleep At The Reel
I have used both and like both, but my overall favorite is the ACC. I have to admit that I am sponsored by them, but please know that I would not be sponsored by any company that I do not 100% like their rods. With that said, I can boat flip with the ACC Crappie Stix the same way I did with the bonehead. I use mostly 10-12 ft poles. I have used them both (meaning ACC and BoneHead) and the ACC is much lighter. Regardless of which one you choose, if you order from Crappie Cove in TN, (865) 233-3471 and use the code Asleep At The Reel, you will get a 10% discount on either to include anything else in the store. Right now you do have to call them, but the website has many of the products listed. Crappie Cove is a retail store and they get the rods directly from both manufacturers so it helps you a little on price. Oh that is the other thing, price. BoneHead is about $40-$50 bucks more than the ACC. Both of them will float as I have found out with a 1000 series reel on them. Hope this helps.

Thats awesome that they float... Huge help


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