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Old 03-30-2012, 12:03 PM
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For those of you who cast small crankbaits for walleye, what is your choice of rod?
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:21 PM
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I like a 7ft M power rod. Seems to work well for the smaller baits #5 Shad Rap, #7 Countdown ect. Also a 7ft ML rod word work well too. Just a little to much give for my taste.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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6'8" ML rod works for me.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:05 PM
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For a lower cost option I have and very much like the AMP 7' Medium spinning rod spooled with 10lb fireline. I also use and like my 6'9" ML Fenwich Walleye Tech jigging/rigging rod.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:42 PM
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I like a 7ft M power rod. Seems to work well for the smaller baits #5 Shad Rap, #7 Countdown ect. Also a 7ft ML rod word work well too. Just a little to much give for my taste.
Me too. 7' M.

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:49 PM
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6'6" ML extra fast tip to load up fast for tossing those small baits.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:19 PM
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Interesting to get answers for xf tips. I thought in general you wanted a slower action rod for casting cranks. I was looking at the walleye angler crank rod and the Cabelas walleye series crank rod, both have a moderate action.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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I use a shorter 6ft rod only because the longer rods can make it harder to fish in cover.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:26 PM
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Interesting to get answers for xf tips. I thought in general you wanted a slower action rod for casting cranks. I was looking at the walleye angler crank rod and the Cabelas walleye series crank rod, both have a moderate action.
For myself, I am hardly just winching the reel looking for a reactionary strike. If that was the case, I would go with a moderate action rod. However I am twitching and pausing the crankbait. The XF tip on a ML power rod is well suited for just that. You can feel a strike and give it a quick hook set before the fish spits it back out.
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