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bassfshin24

New Deep Cranking Rod?

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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

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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...

 

 

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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. 

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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.

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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". 

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

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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!

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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.

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

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