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What are some of you guys using and opinions on a deep cranking rod. Have heard that the St. Croix Mojo Bass, the Shimano Compre and the Abu Garcia Veritas Winch are decent. Even have heard the BPS Crankin' Stick is decent. thoughts?

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abk, I use the BPS Crankin' Stick and love it. I believe mine is 7-6. You might also look at the Duckett Micro Magic rods. They have some models specifically designed for that application. I'm using several of their other rods and am really impressed with them.

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For the $100 dollar range, I would go with either the cranking stick or the Shimino Compre. If your going to spend a little more get the Duckett or Powell Max. If you want to go even cheaper Tacklewarehouse has the Wright & Mcgill Rick clunn s-glass reaction rod for $65. I heard these rods are decent, but the good thing about buying a rod from bass pro is they are pretty good about exchanging it for another rod if it breaks.

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I have the Powell Max Composite Deep Cranking Rod and it is fantastic. It is almost 8' long and casts a deep crankbait a country mile. Has a great bend that really helps when getting a big fish close to the boat. What I like best about it though is that it is easy on me - no strain on retrieve and very light.

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I bought a couple of the W&M Rick Clunn cranking rods. I think they are nice rods for the price. I have the Square Bill models that are 7 foot long. Not too heavy. I still feel the bait and the bite. Nice boatside shock absorber. I've caught a few fish on them, but I of course hope to catch a bunch more on them.

I'm sure that better rods are out there, but at todays price of $65 or so, I think you would be pleased. IF they have a model that meets your needs.

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I have the 7' 8" Mojo "Big Crankster" best deep cranking rod I've ever owned.

I've had my eye on that rod. By nature I am such a non decisive person when it comes to certain things such as purchasing gear. You should see me when the wife and I go to dinner...."Where do you want to go?"......."I don't care"....this goes on at least 10 minutes or 10 miles whichever comes first before I pull over and make her make an executive decision. Hahahaha. The fear of buyers remorse is more than I can take sometimes. I don't want to make the wrong decision! I am sure any of the rods mentioned are good rods and would satisfy my needs but in my head I need the perfect one..... Jerk baits are another matter when I have no problem buying one because I just buy them all....Man I need help.

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It seems we have a few things in common! I like jerk baits and hate the Jayhawks too!! Go to your favorite tackle shop or a BPS and ask for a reel to put on a few deep cranking rods. Try them all and look for one that is light, parabolic and has good balance with the reel. I'm finding the older I get I like lighter gear, especially if I am going to throw it all day long. My current DC rod is the Falcon Cara Deep Cranker. Its a great rod and has all the attributes listed above. I also have a couple of older crankin sticks that are ok. IMHO the mojo, Clunn and Skeet rods are to heavy and big and bulky looking. Good luck and let us know what you end up getting.

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