G.Loomis® Crankbait Series® Trigger Rods
A crankbait specialist's dream: responsive enough to work a bait with utter precision, forgiving enough to handle the strike and its aftermath. Made of specially-formulated graphite that's incredibly strong, light, and sensitive, but has the soft, slow action crankers need! All rods are one piece.
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by md618 Wont be dissappointed Well to start off with i am a big G-loomis fan. I say that in case i start to sound too bias and i believe in honest reviews. Ive have used many rods from different companies and do believe you get what you pay for. I will use DF for Deep flex for short in this review comparing it a little to this original Crankbait series. I have used this rod and the Deep Flex Crankbait series so i will try to compare the both in this one review so those of you who are torn between the original crankbait rod and the new Deep Flex might have some better insight. This rod is a little stiffer then other crankbait rods from other companies. My friend used it a couple of times and is use to a more softer rod, i told him to just relax his hand so that when a fish hits it will have a little more give and get rid of his death grip. I have absolutely no problems with it. With that said don't be alarmed. This rod is very sensitive and casts a country mile. You can feel every little piece of grass or rock you might bump into. Even though it is a little stiffer i rarely miss any fish. Line type makes a big difference and changes the sensitivity and casting factors for both this rod and the DF. What i mean is you get more sensitivity with this rod with light braid or a low stretch line like floro. On the other hand it will cast farther with a more supple line. The DF rod is softer of course with more flex and i love it when fishing offshore structure that is free of grass such as rockpiles, brush or when fishing for suspended fish. The original crankbait series really shines when there is some sort of grass. Because it is stiffer it is easier to work your bait through the grass and ripping grass free is a little easier then it is with the DF. You will not be dissappoionted with either. To sum it up i use this rod when cranking around grass and the DF for structure that is usuall free from grass. Both cast extremely well and again the line type you use will alter the castability and sensitivity. For those of you who like the more traditional softer rods for cranking will love the DF, for those who like a little more responsiveness will enjoy this rod. I like the DF for fishing rattletraps more then this rod but both will work well. The original crankbait rod works a little better then the DF with jerkbaits and buzzbaits in my opinion but again its all about feel and what you like and how you fish. April 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ealing54 Great Rod worth the Money Top half of rod gives enough to stop big fish from tearing crankbait out of its mouth. April 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by catsdaddy Class of all rods! When Bass fisherman discuss fishing rods Gary Loomis is always at the top of the list. The crankbait series of rods have the perfect soft middle that allows the bass in inhale the crankbait. There is sufficient power in the butt section that works well with the tip to lauch the bait for the required distance. You won't find a better rod! July 12, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoadWarrior This is the Stick Best Crank Bait Rod I have ever used. Strong, accurate and a dream to cast. I'm using Trilene Fluorocarbon 17# on it. Great Outfit.... July 1, 2010
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A:Email the guys at pinnacle tackle in Newport NH. He has them on the shelf and can get you a weight I'm sure.
A:Dont have an answer on weight, but I have one (7' MH moderate fast) and I love it. It loads up great. Rated for 1/4-1oz, but I only go up to 3/4 oz baits on it. I have casted a few 1oz baits with it and I had to be pretty careful with how I "slung" them out there. You wont be disappointed in the rod. I had a chronarch 100B on it and it feels great, may try a chronarch 100D5 with it this spring. You wont regret it if you get one. good luck
Details:rod work for hard jerkbaits and topwaters also or is it best suited just for crankbaits
A:7' is a bit long for jerkbaits for me. It really depends on how much stamina you have though. If you can handle a 7' as well as a 6' for "jerking", it would probably be ok. But for me I can get much better action out of a shorter rod for jerkbait fishing.
A:It works well for buzzbaits and larger poppers but it pulls the small baits too far. I have used it for jerkbaits but it is not my first choice - again it is too stiff for my taste. However, if you are fishing in tight and need accuracy over perfect technique, this is the rod.
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