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Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---.health-partners.org)
Date: September 08, 2020 11:17AM

Does anyone on here own or built a point blank rod for deep diving crankbaits, 16-20 foot depth like DT16 or Mann's 20 plus. I see they have a 8' model that is moderate taper, or maybe one of the7'10" or 7'6' models.Looks like the PB801MXF would be a good choice Thank you.

Keith Langford



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/08/2020 11:25AM by Keith Langford.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 08, 2020 05:05PM

I have no real experience with 20 foot cranks, but I have some good experience with Point Blanks. Just to get the conversation started, to induce those who know more than I about really deep cranks, I submit that the 731MHXF is the best for what you want to do. Sounds to me like the 7-6 models just don't fit, and easily could get to the point that they don't load well in casting lures of the weight I think those deep cranks are.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---)
Date: September 09, 2020 08:40AM

Will these lures be used for trolling or casting?

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---.health-partners.org)
Date: September 09, 2020 10:23AM

Phil, for casting and these crankbaits are typically between 3/4 and 1 oz.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.qwest.net)
Date: September 09, 2020 12:56PM

CPB7101MHM

Kyle Welcher, our ELITE Pro: "This is the lightest and most sensitive 7’10” cranking blank you’ll find. Designed specifically for slinging giant crankbaits effortlessly for 8 hours with no fatigue."

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---.health-partners.org)
Date: September 09, 2020 01:33PM

Jim, if I click on the specs for that rod on the point blank website, it comes up PB 7101 MF and 1/8 to 1/2 oz lure weights, it also says on the website that there are 3 7'10" models but only lists 2 of them. So is that the wrong info for the PB7101 MHM

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.qwest.net)
Date: September 09, 2020 04:05PM

Here are the specs. web being updated as new catalog progresses.

CPB7101MHM 7’10"
12-20lb mono • 20-30lb Braid
1/2oz to 1 1/2oz lures
But Dia 14.30mm
Tip 6.5mm
Wt 2.5oz
Med Heavy Mod
IP of 771gr

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: September 09, 2020 05:22PM

Good to hear from someone who knows what they are talking about, right Keith?

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: September 09, 2020 08:03PM

Yes, Michael, that is why I ask questions here on this forum. I am getting pretty good at building the rods, making my own cork handles and guide layout but i am still uncertain of which blank will be the ultimate choice for the lures I am going to use it for. If I am going to buy the best guides and and a $200 blank want to make sure it's the right choice. Going by their website specs I would have chosen the PB801MFX.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---)
Date: September 09, 2020 08:17PM

Jim, Get Bit nor The Rod Room carry this model and Mudhole says its unavailable for back order, do you have these blanks and know where I can get one. Thanks.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: September 10, 2020 07:03PM

I don't believe a highly sensitive would be much of a priority for me in a crankbait rod. However, as I find almost daily, I don't know everything.

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Keith Langford (---.health-partners.org)
Date: September 11, 2020 10:51AM

Lynn, I like to be able to feel what the crankbait is doing, what type of cover I am banging it into or dragging it across. Back in the day I used the ST. Croix glass cranking rods and they gave me this ability, only downside was they were extremely heavy,

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Re: Best Point Blank rod for Deep Diving Crankbaits, 16-20 foot
Posted by: Jim Ising (---.dthn.qwest.net)
Date: September 15, 2020 12:53PM

Keith, call our ofice at 251-943-4491 and ask for Aaron. He will know who is stocking that model. We are closed today due to hurricane Sally and likely tomorrow too,
but you can leave a message and he should get back to you.

Thanks,

Jim

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