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I'm thinking about getting a new crank-bait rod and I just wanted to see what brand and model people typically like. I think I'd mostly be throwing shallow-medium depth baits. I've been looking at the St.Croix Mojo or Powell Inferno, but any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
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i use the powell max glass crankbait rod, its great for larger cranks like i like, has good action and keeps the fish pinned real well. not sure if they still sell it, looks like its maybe the max 3d crankbait rod now. wasnt to happy with the inferno rods that i have but a friend of mine just got one and it looks like they have improved alot, its a nice rod for the price
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g-loomis cbr 845 [thumb]
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Looking more in the $200 and below range, not trying to break the band.
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Well even though they aren't the "best" I use the Mojo series rods & like them for the most part,haven't had any prob's with them for years now & they are descent for the price!
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Anything else you would recommend that's less than $200?
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I prefer the G-LOOMIS crankbait series rods. i use the 7' and their under 200 bucks. check em out they have various models to choose from. i found that anything less than 7' didnt have enough back bone for shallow water fights  around structure to really drive the hooks home! ALSO check out DOBYNS lower priced rods i hear great things about em. if you want... i have a dobyns 40% off certificate that  expires in june so it needs to get used. you can have it if you wish... it could save you a few bucks ! p.m me if you want it. i will have it at the open at clearlake if you plan on attending. or... i will be at springlake this sunday if thats any better for you.

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Looking more in the $200 and below range, not trying to break the band.


Lol, I never pay retail. I always look in the fishing forum want ads for the rich fisherman to unload there primo gear for the "latest" gear cheap.

here`s something from the western bass want ads.

http://www.westernbass.com/forum/loomis-and-powell-rods-blow-out-update-t94701.html

they had an gloomis 845 for $125 but it was sold but they do have an 843 which might serve your purpose for the smaller crankbaits for $125 also. Personally I`d rather get high quality gear used then pay for new mid range at the same price. Keep your eye open on westerbass classifieds and bbc classifieds and you`ll find what you need. 

http://www.bbcboards.net/rods-4-sale/



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Dobyns 705CB.
   It appears that Mahoney has one for 150 bucks. Snag it up soon or i will
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How does TFO compare to G Loomis?


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Bought the Dobyns 705 C
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i could have saved you 40% off that rod with the certificate i have...  i guess i will use it my self for a new drop shot rod.
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Bought the Dobyns 705 C


If you mean the 705 cb thats a very good crankbait rod. Good choice.

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The Loomis CBR845 is perfect, and I mean perfect, for anything from a Normans crappie crank to a DD 15. But once you go to a DD 22 or a Pointer 128 ( for a rip bait)), it won't be enough. The rod takes a little getting used to but it is perfect in that bait range. And that means Pop R's and Spooks, small spinnerbaits, and a ton of other baits in that size range (which is large), this is the ideal rod. Do not, under any circumstances, buy any other Loomis Crankbait rod. This is the one. The CBR 845 has been the single most versatile and amazing stick I have ever owned. It seems like the rod changes according to the line you use. I have used it all day on 8lb floro ripping a Staysee 90, or 10lb throwing a Speed Trap, or an Excalibur crank on 15 and thought; there could not be a better rod for this. If you want that finesse to medium beefy range with any moving bait, this is the perfect rod, and it is worth the extra $40.00 bucks. If you to go heavier then there may be other options. But for most moving baits in the 1/8oz to 3/4oz range this the stick.
This is just my opinion, but that stick is amazing. And it just puts big fish in the boat, day in day out. I hope this helps.

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Check out iRod Fishing rods, for shallow to medium crankbaits take a look at the Genisious II 703CC. iRods are great rods and I have had no problems with them at all and been using them for the better part of 3 years
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