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    Crankbait question

    I have a light weight crankbait that I would like to cast further out from the boat. Have any of you ever used a sliding worn sinker on the line ahead of a crankbait for added weight? Wonder if it would kill the action, or if it would still work as designedly???

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    Never used a weight with a crankbait. I would go with a lighter line on a spinning rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pop N Cork View Post
    Never used a weight with a crankbait. I would go with a lighter line on a spinning rig.
    Already doing that Pop N Cork. I am using 6# mono on 6 1/2' Medium Light spinning rod. Thanks for the reply anyway.

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    I use suspend strips. You can cast farther and the crank runs deeper.

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    Thanks for the reply rfrisbie. Just don't know if I could add enough weight with suspend strips. I have only used them to tune jerkbaits. That reminds me that I have also wrapped the hook shanks on jerkbaits with a little led sorter.

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    Try a lighter braided line.

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    Yup what Pop N Cork said. Switch to braid with or without a leader. Nanofill casts a mile as does Fireline. Any of the slick smooth braids will work. Make sure you use a braid approved knot cause those slick ones will defeat a regular palomar or improved clinch know.
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    What distance are you throwing, and what is your goal distance? I have one tuned rig that can cast a lipless crankbait about 120 feet. None of my other rigs can even come close. You may need a different rig completely to achieve your goals.

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    Interesting article. Thanks for the replies. Appreciate it.

 

 

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