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TnFisher
07-19-2012, 04:59 PM
Anyone willing to make a recommendation for trolling rods to be using in pushing crank baits from the front of the boat? Do I need the 16 ft or longer rods that I've read about? Is it necessary to have long rods for pushing cranks successfully?

Thanks,

Tnfisher

wilbur
07-19-2012, 05:30 PM
I use 14ft. BnM trolling rods.

Dutch552
07-19-2012, 06:22 PM
BnM PST trolling rods. I like the 12 footers.

filletfetish
07-19-2012, 06:33 PM
For cheaper yet, I've been happy with the BNM West Points.

RetiredRR
07-19-2012, 06:35 PM
I use the 12' BnM jiggin' pole cause the fish I fish for, don't know the difference.
Ain't broke nuthin' yet. My 2 cents.

hawgdog
07-19-2012, 06:58 PM
x2
BnM PST trolling rods. I like the 12 footers.

RCC
07-19-2012, 07:17 PM
I use the 12' BnM jiggin' pole cause the fish I fish for, don't know the difference.
Ain't broke nuthin' yet. My 2 cents.

The BJGPs are some tough poles. I've got a set of PST's and a set of BGJPs and I like the jig poles better, but I don't push anything larger than a 1.5 ounce.

Cray
07-19-2012, 09:39 PM
bnm pst trolling rods. I like the 12 footers.
x2

TnFisher
07-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Thanks to each who responded to my questions. I really want to get set up to push some cranks, but was concerned about buying long rods that might turn out to not have enough backbone to support the 2 - 3 oz. weights that are needed to keep the cranks under the boat. Again, thanks for the help.

Tnfisher

Dutch552
07-20-2012, 09:47 PM
I am pushing with 3oz of weight and not having a problem with the PST's. I was hesitant at first to try it on such a rod but they work just fine in reality thanks to some other members on the board.