30 lb braid is what m going to start with…. im more concerned about what rod to use…dont see any 2ounce crankn rods out there
Like I said in the previous posts, you guys will not be able to throw this bait on a standard crankin rod. Nobody believed me and all said it would be fine on a MH crankin rod. I have several 6” cranks here (for pike/musky) and trust me, you will not be throwing the 10XD on a MH crankin stick unless you want wore out arms after a couple hours. The drag those big cranks put on the rod is enormous. You will need a MH musky rod or a H or XH flippin rod to fish it. Its not the weight or length of the lure, its the drag of it going through the water. Those big cranks are like nothing most guys have ever thrown.
I toss 1 1/2 oz cranks all the time. I gotta believe my MH 7’10’’ crankbait rod is up to the challenge. Heck, I threw DD22s and the deep Rapala DT stuff on a medium power Cherry Wood for years. Talk about too light a rod for the bait. Caught lots of fish. No problems were had.
EDIT: I see what you mean. The baits can be fished with a MH rod, but a heavier power rod is needed if the baits are going to fished more frequently then to just “try them out”. I thought you meant the baits can’t be thrown even a few times on a MH rod.
2oz is in musky bait territory. I have to throw cowgirls on my fliping stick.