Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
bassfshin24

New Deep Cranking Rod?

9 posts in this topic

Looking to get a new deep cranking rod for this summer. Anyone have any good recommendations on a rod that won't break the bank. I've been thinking about the KVD cranking rod in a 7.5ft but would like some other opinions. I love deep cranking in the summer and the rod I have now just does not get the job done. 

And by deep cranks I mean DT-14, DT-16, Series 5's and Series 6's

Edited by bassfshin24

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 7'11" Powell and love it. It's the custom one they did for Tackle Warehouse, but I've seen the Max 3D version of the same rod, and they're basically identical. It's a glass/graphite composite, and it's kind of the best of both words. Responsiveness of graphite, forgiveness with hooked fish of glass, and lighter than pure glass. My favorite cranking rod yet.

I don't have one personally, but the guys that use the Shimano TC4 cranking rods sure seem to like them, and the new blank material in the Crucial cranking rods is supposedly better yet...

The KVD rods are nice action-wise, but man they seem heavy to me.

All the rods I mentioned are @ the same price range - between $150 and $190...

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I am definitely looking for something a little lighter. I have an all glass St. Croix right now and man that thing is heavy and is quite stiff too. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out the Duckett 7'11'' Cranking rod.

They are VERY NICE.  I have 2-3 of the KVD crankin rods and they are nice, but the Duckett is a better rod for crankin.

monstermoose78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got the kvd in the 7'11" last year and I like the action but its too long for me.  I'm going to try to sell it and just buy either another kvd or some sort of cranking rod in 7'6". 

monstermoose78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah for being a guy that is 5'9 I think a 7'11 might be a little too long for me. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've got an eye on this thread as I'm in the market for a deep cranking rod too Tony. Throwing a DT18 and DT20 for too many hours on my current rod leaves me with a sore wrist!

monstermoose78 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 13 fishing crankenstien that I use for deep diving as well as a Denali kovert deep diving rod. Both are excellent rods for this type of fishing. I kind of like the Denali better paired with my concept c reel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually went with the Denali Kovert 7'6 Cranking Rod. Excited to put it to work! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Three favorites at the moment.  By the time they upload, I may change my mind.
    • A few from Maplewood State Park on April 16th.  Non-professional, but they stood still long enough for me to get 'em.
    • You might be able to figure things out this week.  How big is your sump basket?  Is the  pump kicking in now?  Sit there for 15 minutes and count the number of times it cycles.  That should give you a decent idea on how much water is coming in.  Then figure out about how high the water has to go before it flows by gravity.  The spec for the pump will say something like that it can pump 2,000 gph at 10 feet of lift.  (the gph drops dramatically the higher it has to pump the water).  The answer to your specifics will give you an idea of how big of a pump you need.  If you match the size of the pump as close as possible to the amount of water your will face you can maximize the amount of time the battery backup will last.   Faced with this problem I took a standard boat sump pump and modified it so I could hook up a garden hose.  The I took an old shop extension cord and wired the pump so I could hook it up to a car in the garage.  So just prior to having Noah float by I could hook things up in the garage and be good to go for as long as I had gas in the car to pump up the battery.   Now that I am adult I bought a generator and wired the house to take care of things.
    • Inevitably at least twice each season I will leave the house, drive 45 minutes and walk some of my favorite grouse spots for hours and hours, seeing nothing.  Admitting defeat on that day, I will drive 45 minutes back home, only to find a covey of birds in the driveway...
    • Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Maker's Maker's 46 Bulleit Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt   Copperwing Distillery in St. Louis Park has a nice smooth whiskey. Supposed to introduce a new bourbon in a couple weeks too.
    • Hey featherslayer, you gonna register that nice bird of yours pretty soon?
    • cool find!  sure looks like a Swainson's.  
    • Great info.   Thanks Steve!   Jim
    • Came across this hawk on Earth Day at the edge of town. I've been told dark morph Red-tail, dark morph Swainson's and dark morph Broa- winged. Anyway, it's a dark morph some kind of hawk.
  • Our Sponsors