Geneo from Geneo Kustoms has done it again spraying up a bunch of flat sided cranks to satisfy my crank fix. These lure not only look great but they catch fish big time, in fact the bigger of the two sooties on the November issue of QFM was caught on the striped version. Love these guys.
Read the rest of this page »
I have most spots in my rod collection covered, but one hole that I haven’t filled is a long crankbait rod for my bass and sooty work. I have plenty of sub seven foot rods such as my Steezes and Black Labels, but nothing when I want to throw bigger lures, have more power, or be able to punch lures further.
I’ve found it hard to find something locally that’s actually a cranking rod (slow taper) and sourcing stuff from overseas has its obvious shortcomings and is something I try to avoid, especially with rods.
So with nothing available I’ve gone down the custom rod road and am I getting one built that’ll suit my needs. Spec wise I’m looking at seven feet long, super slow taper, medium rating (10-15lb) and super understated in its stylings and build. Steve Duff from Duffrods is the man building it for me, and I’m really looking forward to getting it for a few reasons.
1. It’ll be nice to finally fill the gap in my range and have a rod that I can throw some big lures with a bit of authority.
2. I’m looking forward to using something different. I love my Daiwa’s and that will never change, but the chance to try something different has me licking my lips.
3. It’ll give me an excuse to by a new reel (like I really need one).
Timeframe wise I should have the rod in time to stash in the rod locker of my boat when I head north for the BARRA Tour next month. Look out Eungella sooties I’m coming for you with a new gun. Stay tuned guys I’ll let you know how it all comes together.