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We realize that trying to find the perfect setup in today's world is a daunting task. The guide below is what we feel is the best combination of our gear for specific tasks. Cost is a very important factor for many, so we will rank the setups in “good”, “better,” and “best” to do our best to incorporate all budgets.

Please note, this is all based on personal preference on behalf of the company. What we feel is the ideal Cranking setup may vary from your own opinion!

For Spinning reels, suggested size will be listed in place of ratio.

Bait Action Rod Ratio Reel Rank
  Jerkbaits          
Shallow/medium diving Mod-Fast  Saga 7’ M Cast 6.5-7.1  Cyclone  Good
Shallow/medium diving  Mod-Fast  Saga 7’ M Cast  6.5-7.1  Crius  Better 
Shallow/medium diving   Mod-Fast  Akylos 7’ M Cast 6.3-7.1   Wraith   Best
 Deep Diving  Mod-Fast  Saga 7’ M Cast 6.5-7.1   Cyclone   Good 
 Deep Diving  Mod-Fast  Saga 7’ M Cast 6.5-7.1    Crius   Better 
 Deep Diving  Mod-Fast  Akylos 7’ M Cast 6.5-7.1    Wraith   Best
  Crankbaits
         
Lipless  Mod-Fast   Saga 7’ ML Cast 6.5 Cyclone  Good
Lipless    Mod-Fast  Akylos 7’ M Cast 5.3-6.3 Crius  Better 
Lipless   Mod-Fast  Coming soon!   5.3-6.3 Wraith  Best
Squarebill   Mod-Fast   Saga 7’ ML Cast 6.5 Cyclone  Good
Squarebill    Mod-Fast  Akylos 7’ M Cast 5.3-6.3 Crius  Better 
Squarebill    Mod-Fast  Coming soon!   5.3-6.3 Wraith  Best
 Medium diving   Mod-Fast   Saga 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.5  Cyclone   Good 
 Medium diving   Mod-Fast  Akylos 7’-7'3 M Cast 5.3-6.3  Crius  Better 
 Medium diving   Mod-Fast   Coming Soon! 5.3-6.3  Wraith   Best 
 Deep Diving   Mod-Fast  Saga 7'3-7'6 MH Cast  6.5 Cyclone  Good 
  Deep Diving  Mod-Fast  Saga 7'3-7'6 MH Cast 5.3-6.3  Crius  Better 
  Deep Diving   Mod-Fast   Coming soon!  5.3-6.3  Wraith  Best 
  Bladed Baits          
Buzzbaits Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.0  Cyclone Good 
Buzzbaits Fast Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast  7.1-8.0 Crius  Better 
Buzzbaits Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0   Wraith Best 
Spinnerbaits Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast  6.5-7.0 Cyclone  Good 
Spinnerbaits Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast  6.3-7.1 Crius  Better 
Spinnerbaits Fast  Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best 
Chatterbaits Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast  6.5-7.0 Cyclone  Good 
Chatterbaits Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast  6.3-7.1 Crius  Better 
Chatterbaits Fast  Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best 
Underspins Fast  Creature 6'9 ML Spin
 (2000) Karve Good 
Underspins Fast  Cypress 6'9 ML Spin (2000) Reaver Better 
Underspins Fast  Siren 7' ML Spin (2000) Reaver Best 
  Jigs          
Flipping/Casting Fast Creature 7'-7'6 MH Cast 7.0  Cyclone Good 
Flipping/Casting Fast Myakka 7'-7'6 MH Cast 7.1-8.0 Crius  Better 
Flipping/Casting Fast Siren 7'-7'6 MH Cast 7.1-8.0   Wraith Best 
Swim Jigs Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.5-7.0 Cyclone  Good 
Swim Jigs Fast Myakka 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1 Crius  Better 
Swim Jigs Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1 Wraith  Best 
Football Jigs Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.0 Cyclone  Good 
Football Jigs Fast Myakka 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0 Crius  Better 
Football Jigs Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0 Wraith  Best 
  Frogs          
 Hollow Body  Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.0 Cyclone   Good 
 Hollow Body  Fast Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0   Crius   Better 
 Hollow Body  Fast Coming Soon!  7.1-8.0  Wraith Best 
 Soft Plastic  Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
 Soft Plastic  Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
 Soft Plastic  Fast Coming Soon!  6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
  Finesse Rigs          
Drop Shot Fast Creature 6'9-7'2 ML Spin (2000) Karve Good 
Drop Shot Fast Cypress 6'9-7'2 ML Spin (2000) Reaver Better 
Drop Shot Fast Siren 7'2 ML Spin (2000) Banshee Best 
Ned Rigs Fast Creature 6'9-7'2 ML Spin (2000) Karve Good 
Ned Rigs Fast Cypress 6'9-7'2 ML Spin (2000) Reaver Better 
Ned Rigs Fast Siren 7'2 ML Spin (2000) Banshee Best 
Shakey Head Fast Creature 6'9-7' M Spin (2000) Karve Good 
Shakey Head Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Spin (2000) Reaver Better 
Shakey Head Fast Siren 7' M Spin (2000) Banshee Best 
  Topwater          
Poppers  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 7.0 Cyclone   Good 
Poppers  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 7.1-8.0   Crius   Better 
Poppers  Fast  Siren 7' M Cast 7.1-8.0  Wraith Best 
Chuggers  Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Chuggers  Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Chuggers  Fast Siren 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast  6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Walking  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Walking  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Walking  Fast Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Propbaits  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Propbaits  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Propbaits   Fast Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Wakebaits  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Wakebaits   Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Wakebaits  Fast  Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
  Softplastics          
Texas Rig  Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.0 Cyclone   Good 
Texas Rig  Fast Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0   Crius   Better 
Texas Rig  Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 7.1-8.0  Wraith Best 
Carolina Rig  Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast  6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Carolina Rig  Fast Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Carolina Rig  Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Weightless  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Weightless  Fast Cypress 6'6-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Weightless  Fast Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Wacky Rig  Fast Creature 6'9-7' M Spin (2000) Karve  Good 
Wacky Rig  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Spin (2000) Reaver Better  
Wacky Rig  Fast Siren 7' M Spin (2000) Reaver  Best
Tubes  Fast Creature 6'9-7'2 ML Spin  (2000) Karve  Good 
Tubes  Fast  Cypress 6'9-7'2 ML Spin  (2000)
Reaver Better  
Tubes  Fast Siren 7'2 ML Spin   (2000) Reaver  Best
Flipping  Fast Creature 7'-7'6 MH/H  7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Flipping  Fast Cypress 7'-7'6 MH/H 7.1-8.0  Crius Better  
Flipping  Fast Siren 7'-7'6 MH/H 7.1-8.0  Wraith  Best
 Swinging Jighead  Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH  6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
 Swinging Jighead  Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 MH  6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
 Swinging Jighead  Fast  Siren 7'-7'3 MH  6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
  Topwater          
Poppers  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 7.0 Cyclone   Good 
Poppers  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 7.1-8.0   Crius   Better 
Poppers  Fast  Siren 7' M Cast 7.1-8.0  Wraith Best 
Chuggers  Fast  Creature 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Chuggers  Fast  Cypress 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Chuggers  Fast Siren 7'-7'3 M/MH Cast  6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Walking  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Walking  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Walking  Fast Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Propbaits  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Propbaits  Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Propbaits   Fast Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
Wakebaits  Fast Creature 6'6-7' M Cast 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Wakebaits   Fast Cypress 6'9-7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Crius Better  
Wakebaits  Fast  Siren 7' M Cast 6.3-7.1  Wraith  Best
  Swimbaits          
Small Swimbaits  Fast Creature 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.5-7.0 Cyclone   Good 
Small Swimbaits  Fast Cypress 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-8.0  Crius   Better 
Small Swimbaits  Fast Siren 7'-7'3 MH Cast 6.3-8.0
 Wraith Best 
Medium Swimbaits  Fast Creature 7'-7'6 MH Cast  6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Medium Swimbaits  Fast Cypress 7'-7'6 MH Cast 6.3-8.0
 Crius Better  
Medium Swimbaits  Fast Siren 7'-7'9 MH/H Cast 6.3-8.0
 Wraith  Best
Large Swimbaits  Mod-Fast Coming Soon! 6.5-7.0  Cyclone   Good 
Large Swimbaits Fast Coming Soon! 6.3-8.0
 Crius Better  
Large Swimbaits  Fast Coming soon! 6.3-8.0 Wraith  Best