Tips to help build your Custom Crank Bait Z bone Rod
main objective to building the highest performing crank bait rod is to match
the size and weight of the bait to the power and length of the rod keeping in
mind the structure you will fish.
choosing your blank construction whether LE or ST, one or two piece and then selecting
casting or spinning, you must then decide in what capacity you will use this
specialty rod before choosing the power/action. Below are a few examples to help you build the
perfect rod for your favorite technique.
running crank baits in and around open water or light cover requires the 1ML
1M power blanks, which will give you the soft tip, needed for optimum
performance while casting 1/16 3/8 ounce lures. The lighter powers will allow
you to feel exactly how the bait is running or if it has grass on it plus a
flexible tip will assist the bait in bouncing off submerged tree branches and
rocks. The soft tips will bend easily while fighting that big fish on those
small treble hooks keeping it buttoned up every time. The ideal length for this
rod is around 6 9.
depth crank baits in and around open to moderate cover require the 1M 2M
power blanks, which cast those average sized 1/8 5/8 ounce crank baits. These
blanks will also allow you to handle heavier line and pull stronger fish from
structure without ripping the hooks away from the fishes mouth plus you will
not lose as many kicker fish when they jump and head shake due to the soft,
flexible tip. The ideal length for this rod is around 7.
diver crank baits in and around open or moderate cover requires the 2M 3MH
power blanks which enable you to really chunk those heavier 1/2 1 ounce crank
baits a long way. Getting and keeping that bait in the strike zone longer will
definitely produce more and bigger fish. These stronger powered blanks will
also allow you to work the deep divers with less effort from your arms and
wrists. Test your drag to make sure it is looser than normal if you are using
the 3MH blank so that you dont rip it away from that big fish when she surges
under the boat. The longer you make this rod, the better performance you will
get, period. Ideal length is at least 7 6.
you will select the components that meet your personal preference such as the
reel seat and handle. Choosing the handle length is a little more important to
get right if you want the best performance and balance. We measure your handle
length from the bottom of the butt cap to the bottom of the reel seat. If you
want a long rod, then match it up with a long handle for example a 7 rod
should get at least a 10 inch handle length for open water, even longer for a
7 6 rod. For a 6 6 rod choose an 8 handle for short, precise target
casting or underhand roll casting. If you are unsure, then allow Trey Kistler
to choose the best handle length for your rod.
other selections are either personal preferences or cool options so have fun
with it and create a one of kind fishing tool for your next fishing adventure.
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to fishing success.
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