Best Crankbait rod and reel

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Best Crankbait rod and reel

I am looking at buying a rod and reel to pull cranks on the river. I was wondering what rod and reel combo you guys would go with. I dont need the most expensive setup in the world but at the same time I would rather spend a little more to get something I really like. Also what kind of line do you put on your reel? Thanks.

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Scheels 8.5 ft trolling rod (collapses to 7.5 ft)  with a size 17or 27 Diawa Accudepth or Sealine with 20# Power Pro over cheap mono backing.

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Diawa Sealine LC 17 or 27. I wouldn't buy the accu depth or any other cheaper reels.7.5- 8.5 ft telescoping rods.I prefer Bass Pro Shops Signiture Series. The combos are reasonably priced. Scheeels 10 ft. 2 piece rods are ok also.10# fireline or power pro.

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What is the point of having such a long rod for pulling cranks?

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Also on the Sealine whats the difference between the 17 and the 27?

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I was looking at the

Scheels Outfitters® Pro Angler Line Counter Combo

Anybody else try this yet?

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Gunner,

Stay away from the Scheels-made combo.  The reel is a cheap Okuma and the drag sucks. 

The difference between the 17 and 27 is just size; much like spinning reels coming in 1000, 1500, 2500, etc.  The 17 is fine for long-lining braid.

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ok, thanks. What is the main advantage to having such a long trollling rod?

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Sealines drags suck IMO.  Longer rods help get away from the boat further which means less tangles between lines.

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Bass Pro Shops 8.5' Walleye Angler series rods will work great for you, they are excellent rods for both flat lining and running boards. If you are not running boards and want to use four lines you might want to consider a couple of 10' BPS rods to help spread out your lines.  I see they are running some deals on shipping right now too.

I've tortured Daiwa 27 & 47 Sealines for years, you won't have many problems with them.

Jim Carroll  NPAA #13

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Shimming tekota 300 lc. Get what u pay for, one hell of a reel. Have changed all my sealines out for them. Sealines are a good reel but have had some salmon burn the drags out on them (pull just a touch more then a walleye lol)

Have some sealine 27s 4 sale if any1 is interested

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Should add good working order drags still good one these ones lol

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PoleKat Said:
Shimming tekota 300 lc. Get what u pay for, one hell of a reel. Have changed all my sealines out for them. Sealines are a good reel but have had some salmon burn the drags out on them (pull just a touch more then a walleye lol)

Have some sealine 27s 4 sale if any1 is interested

I like the abu garcia line counters better too than the sealines.  I have trouble keeping the drag where i set it on my sealines. 

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Whatcha asking for them pole kat?

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I have used Bass Pro Cranking sticks for years now and will never buy any else in the 7.5' to 8' range.  They have a great tip so you know when they are fouled and a good back bone for fighting big fish.  Love them.  Have only tried the accu depths and cabelas line counter and like the accu depths more.  They are a little more but have had problems with the reset button on the cabelas.

There are always eyes taking cranks somewhere!

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Enslow said: "I like the abu garcia line counters better too than the sealines. I have trouble keeping the drag where i set it on my sealines."

The best feature of the Abu Counter is the excellent drag system.

An easy fix for the Daiwa Sealines is install a #6 silicone o-ring between the handle and the star drag adjuster. The o-ring will keep the drag where you set it.

I send my reels back to the Daiwa service center in California every other year or so to get rebuilt. They replace the drag bushings and any other worn parts for a nominal fee.

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

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I would go $40 a peice on them have 4 i would part with right now. I also have some accudepth 17lc I would sell for $25

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i would take that acu depth 17 of your hands for 25

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i would take that acu depth 17 of your hands for 25

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i'd be interested in a couple 17's as well.

Bad decisions make great stories!

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It won't let me pm on my phone just pm me ur address and I'll mail them to you if your satisfied with em send me a check. They are spooled up with 14# FireWire right now.

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Fireline damn auto correct lol

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Fireline damn auto correct lol

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pm sent.

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Would you guys go with a medium action then?

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Also is there a book or chart that you guys would recommend to know how much line and what speed to be going for my cranks?

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If you go into Scheels or Dakota tackle and tell them you need a crankbaiters bible they will set you up.  From what I have seen I think there is pretty much just one.

There are always eyes taking cranks somewhere!

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Ok thanks, I bet thats what they call  the "Precision Trolling" book?

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I think I have my combo picked out. Im going to go with the cabelas Daiwa Sealine reel/ Cabelas Fish eagle 2 rod. 7. 6 ft.  Would you guys go with a medium or a medium heavy rod?

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I like Med.  Little easier to see if you are fouled up.

There are always eyes taking cranks somewhere!