View Full Version : Pushin with southern crappie rods.

07-04-2015, 11:45 PM
We use tightline specials and psts to pull with and we use 16ft southern crappie rods for spider riggin. Thinking about pushin some rather than pullin for the obvious control benefit. Planned on 3oz and bandit 300. Anybody used southern crappie rods for a similar set up? If so how they do?

07-04-2015, 11:55 PM
Don't think they are the rod for pushing. I asked Ed about pushing cranks when I ordered some 14's from him and said not for pushing cranks.

07-05-2015, 07:46 AM
Can't speak of the rods, never been around them other than the 8' a friend has. As for the bandit, I don't think you need a 300 while pushing. I use a 200 at the largest lip size and Rattle traps and Cordell spot work good too. The bigger lip will cause more drag and put more stress on the rod. Just some input .....Skeet.

Rees Guide
07-05-2015, 08:42 AM
I am pulling with a pair of 14 Southern Crappie Rods in my set up and they do fine for that but they aren't designed for the 3 oz weight. It would most likely work but you would look like me the day I was pushing 3 oz weights with double rig minners at Enid with some 16 foot BGJPs rods were pointed up at a pretty good angle and the tips were on the water.:Rofl All the rods I had with me and the fish just wouldnt hit if I got slower than 1.2. The tightlines you speak of are excellent for pushing.

07-05-2015, 11:01 AM
If you have Tightline and PST those are the ones you need to push with. Both are designed to carry heavy weights. Southern's will not Cary that kind of weight.

M R Dux
07-06-2015, 12:12 PM
To me there is zero advantage using 300s to push. The whole idea of pushing cranks is control of the level the bait is running. 300s are going to be running much lower than your weights and putting a lot of strain on any rod you choose to use. The 100s and other shallow runners are much better suited for pushing.

07-06-2015, 09:52 PM
Swampseed's comment made me realize that the obvious thing to do is ask ed. So I emailed him this afternoon and he replied in just a couple hours and confirmed what you guys are saying. He also said he is currently working on a 14' rod just for pushing. Said guys using his current line of rods are only able to add about 1oz. Guess that means we'll be buying some more tightline specials.