Good Crankbait Rods

A Good Crankbait Rod is often overlooked.
If your going to buy one crankbait rod, get a 7-foot medium or medium-heavy.

Quantum Tour KVD PT Crankbait Rods

Quantum Tour KVD PT Crankbait Rods

G.Loomis Crankbait Series Trigger Rods

G.Loomis Crankbait Series Trigger Rods

Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rods

Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rods

Berkley Lightning Rod IM6 Trigger Rods

Berkley Lightning Rod IM6 Trigger Rods

Now if you want two rods get another 7 foot rod use one for deep-running baits and another rod with a softer tip for lighter, shallower-running baits.
The softer tip model allows you to “load” the rod better and make longer casts with lighter lures.  When you throw heavier crankbaits on a soft tip rod, the tip absorbs all of the energy and you get less casting distance.
For more diversify, get some shorter rods for tight spaces and some longer light tip action for throwing smaller baits in open water In general lengths of 6-6 and 7-2.
Rods constructed with a combination of E-glass and composite materials delivers both the sensitivity of graphite and the limberness of glass. When you're throwing a  lipless crankbait in grass you can feel when you have a little piece of grass on your bait or you can feel that crankbait when you're hitting a mud bottom.
Then you also have the slower action of glass for when you are cranking into stumps and ledges and you want your rod to unload, and you have the softer action for fighting and playing fish with treble hooks when they are close to the boat.

 Fishing Rod Terms .

  • Action
    • This describes how much of the rod bends when you put pressure on the tip. A fast action rod will bend in only the top third or less of the blank, a medium or moderate action will bend in the top half or so and a slow action will bend starting in the lower third of the rod.
  • Power
    • When you hear "this rod has a lot of backbone" they mean it has a lot of power. Power ratings are describes as heavy, medium heavy, medium, etc. Power is related to the line strength; heavier power rods will handle heavy line weights and lighter powers will be good for light lines. It is fairly important to keep your line test within the limits printed on the rod since a heavy power rod will snap light lines too easily and heavy lines can snap a light rod.
  • Responsiveness
    • Responsiveness reflects the ability of the entire rod to flex under load and release the stored energy in the cast. A finished rod may be the result of different layers of different material, all of which contributes to the responsiveness of the rod. The lighter the rod, especially the tip, the more responsive it will be. As Gary Loomis put it, weight is the deterrent to performance. Overall, the higher the modulus the more efficiently it will store and release energy, which gives you the ability to flick an accurate cast on a lower trajectory.
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