View Full Version : Crankbait rods

01-31-2017, 03:13 PM
What is a good rod to pull cranks with? I have some 12' Mr. Crappie Graphite rods but don't know if they'd do too well.

Erin Brewer
01-31-2017, 03:28 PM
You can pull cranks with just about anything! I stager my rod lenths from 5 foot out to 14 foot and pull from the sides of my boat. I use everything from walmart specials on the short rods to southern crappie rods on the 14'ers

01-31-2017, 06:23 PM
BnM PRO Staffs do well for pulling. The stiffer Bass Pro Tightline Specials are best for "pushing" cranks with 2-3 oz leads.


01-31-2017, 07:29 PM
BnM Pro Staffs are what I use. Great for trolling or pulling

01-31-2017, 08:27 PM
I use BnM pro staffs great for pulling

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02-01-2017, 10:38 AM
BnM Pro Staff 8ft, 12ft, 16ft, and 20ft with four poles on each side will give you 4ft of line separation and sweep 44-48ft depending on how wide your boat is. Cranking is a blast!

02-01-2017, 01:00 PM
Another BnM PST fan here (I have 8, 12 and 16' rods in my spread). I use 6' and 7' medium action UglyStik trigger grip rods for my shortys and running straight off the stern. I'm also now sold on the Southern Crappie 14' 143T rods after using them last year and they did phenomenally well with pulling and pushing large crankbaits with a great deal of sensitivity and excellent backbone.

I feel like 4' of separation between rods is beast to learn on to minimize tangles during turns and course changes.