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Best Crankbait rod and reel

by , Posted to on 07/08/2012 04:40 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
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.
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/08/2012 06:03 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
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.

YES, I am that foolish!

Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/08/2012 11:17 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/12/2010
Location: nd
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.
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 02:45 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
What is the point of having such a long rod for pulling cranks?
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 02:53 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
Also on the Sealine whats the difference between the 17 and the 27?
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 03:02 AM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
I was looking at the

Scheels Outfitters® Pro Angler Line Counter Combo


Anybody else try this yet?
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 06:09 AM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/16/2004
Location: ND
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.

YES, I am that foolish!

Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 06:17 AM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
ok, thanks. What is the main advantage to having such a long trollling rod?
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 09:17 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
Sealines drags suck IMO.  Longer rods help get away from the boat further which means less tangles between lines.
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 12:47 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/18/2001
Location: ND
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
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 1:21 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/14/2007
Location: MT
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

Rob Arthur

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Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 1:24 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/14/2007
Location: MT
Should add good working order drags still good one these ones lol

Rob Arthur

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Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 1:46 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2006
Location: ND
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. 
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 11:18 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/06/2006
Location: ND
Whatcha asking for them pole kat?
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/09/2012 11:35 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/03/2012
Location: ND
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!
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/10/2012 07:15 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/18/2001
Location: ND
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
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/10/2012 09:28 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/14/2007
Location: MT
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

Rob Arthur

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Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/10/2012 09:40 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/16/2007
Location: SD
i would take that acu depth 17 of your hands for 25
Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/10/2012 09:40 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/16/2007
Location: SD
i would take that acu depth 17 of your hands for 25
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by on 07/10/2012 10:22 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2009
Location: ND
i'd be interested in a couple 17's as well.

Bad decisions make great stories!

Re: Best Crankbait rod and reel
by on 07/10/2012 11:13 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/14/2007
Location: MT
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.

Rob Arthur

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