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Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: James klitz (---)
Date: October 04, 2018 08:22AM

I looking to build a casting rod for throwing small crankbaits, like 1/4 oz -3/8oz. I'm looking for something around 6'8 to 7'2. I'm curious to see what others are using out there and how they like them. Thanks

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: October 04, 2018 08:44AM

For the size crankbaits you mentioned, the CB843-MHX will be get the job done - [www.mudhole.com] - Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: October 04, 2018 10:26AM

3c70mm,1C610mm in St Croix, revcb70m in Batson

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: October 04, 2018 11:06AM

I like a slightly "softer" tip, like the Batson RX7 REVIP70L or ML

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381
Fax 870-425-0782

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.clv.wideopenwest.com)
Date: October 04, 2018 04:58PM

What are you using it for? Only reason I ask, Is unless your pulling fish out of thick weed bed's I feel the Med Is just to heavy for these size bait's, I built the Rainshadow revcb70m for these exact bait's. And Now I wish it had a Softer tip!! Go with what Ron suggest and I think you will be very happy!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2018 05:15PM by Jay Dubay.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: James klitz (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: October 04, 2018 08:45PM

I will be fishing in open water and around rocks and laydowns. I won't be using near any weeds. I appreciate all the feedback and I agree, I think a softer tip will be better for me



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2018 08:46PM by James klitz.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Don @ American Tackle (---.biz.bhn.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 09:51AM

Check out the Bushido CB68/6-12

One of the best lite crank bait rods I have ever built

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Steve Monroe (---)
Date: October 05, 2018 12:32PM

The Phoenix X-10 or X-11 composite blanks works great for this application.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Steve Monroe (---)
Date: October 05, 2018 12:32PM

The Phoenix X-10 or X-11 composite blanks works great for this application.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Steve Monroe (---)
Date: October 05, 2018 12:32PM

The Phoenix X-10 or X-11 composite blanks works great for this application.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 05, 2018 01:53PM

I'm with Ron, back in the late 80's, early 90's us old guys were trying out the little cranks, spinnerbaits, and other stuff Norman , Bass Pro, etc. were producing. My G Loomis PR8400 popping rod really made that stuff cast about as good as it could. The Shikari P, IP, and PP700 blanks and rods were very similar. We called it fishing Chicklets after the little pieces of gum. Surprisingly I had some good results with those cranks on river brown trout.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 03:51PM

Man those Shikari blanks are the real deal for drop shorting!!!! Of all the blank companies that have come and gone in my short tenure of building Shikari is the one I miss the most

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Ron Schneider (---.mid.dyn.suddenlink.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 04:48PM

If you like something X-Fast, consider a "drop-Shot",
like American Tackle "DSS69/4-10 or Batson IMMS610MXF-TC
Still has a very soft tip, but goes into backbone quicker.
Here are some links;
[www.schneidersrods.com]

[www.schneidersrods.com]

Best wishes,
Ron Schneider
Schneider's Rod Shop
Mountain Home, Arkansas
[www.schneidersrods.com]
schndrod@suddenlink.net
870-424-3381
Fax 870-425-0782

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 07:08PM

I really like my Bushido, like Don recommends, but think the Schneider recommendation for getting into the backbone faster is even better. Main thing is to make sure the rod loads properly with the weight of the lure you'll be casting. I think both do.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: James klitz (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: October 05, 2018 08:57PM

Thanks for all the info guys. I think I'm going to give the batson IMMS610MXF- TC a try. On a side note has anyone used a daiwa tatula 100 size, or curado 70 to cast lightweight lures?

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 10:05PM

Tatula Sv TW 103 tw casts light baits very well. With a rod that loads properly.

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Re: Casting blank for lightweight crankbaits
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: October 05, 2018 10:35PM

The curado won’t have a single issue with 1/4 ounce. If u want to go really light get an avail spool or the diy spools alomg with some abec7’s and let it rip

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