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Beastly Backlash

Crank Bait Rods

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57 mins ago, Beastly Backlash said:

Buddha, how well do you think these rods will handle larger blade baits and lipless cranks or even the occasional spinner bait?

 

Lol you prob saw my videos...

 

I've used the largest size Rippin Rap on the 96M, did just fine although I'm mostly yo-yoing it off the bottom. Also some of the JDM metal blade baits up to 1oz, and it'll launch tins a mile. I think the baitcasting model will handle a spinnerbait just fine. I'm almost positive the 8'6M will match perfectly to any 70 - 200 sized reel. 

 

Here's a rundown of the Dialuna and Daiwa Labrax AGS in case you missed it: 

 

 

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13 hours ago, buddha162 said:

 

Lol you prob saw my videos...

 

I've used the largest size Rippin Rap on the 96M, did just fine although I'm mostly yo-yoing it off the bottom. Also some of the JDM metal blade baits up to 1oz, and it'll launch tins a mile. I think the baitcasting model will handle a spinnerbait just fine. I'm almost positive the 8'6M will match perfectly to any 70 - 200 sized reel. 

 

Here's a rundown of the Dialuna and Daiwa Labrax AGS in case you missed it: 

 

 

 

Yeap, that was one of the videos I watched.

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G Loomis make their hot shot rods in casting and spinning versions, the 8' 6" versions are 2 piece, easy to ship, easy to store, very versatile, and have shown decades of reliable service, with x fast tips and heavy butts that cast a great variety of weights/lures well. Specifically designed for crankbaits.

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I ended up just ordering the 8ft8in St. Croix Legend glass rod. It was a hard decision to choose between the rod Budda recommended and the rod that I already had eyes on.

 

The decision came down to the St. Croix being available domestically. The idea of having to handle a shipping issue with a rod damaged in shipping from Japan when I basically need the rod as of now scared me off.

 

Still, Budda that Shimano rod is an awesome looking rod for what it looks like it can do, I will still end up getting one to pair to a 200 sized low pro once I free up the funds for another rod. I can use it to replace my 8ft St. Croix Tidemaster as a heavy jig rod. Thank you for that recommendation.

 

Since the 8ft 8in St. Croix will be a cranking and minnow lure rod, I am just going to slap an Abu 4600C4 on it. 

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