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Posted: 11 March 2013 07:03 PM
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I’ve seen an interview saying use 14lb test. My problem is I’m gonna have to use the same rod for my 6xd and I only have 12lb and 17lb. Is the 17 lb too much for the 6xd or the 10xd?

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Posted: 11 March 2013 07:46 PM   [ # 1 ]
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1lb ice line, get it down deep.

I’d probably throw that bait on 14lb fluoro, no less and no more. 20lb braid might be good too.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 08:18 PM   [ # 2 ]
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purpose of the 6XD and 10XD is to get it deep, so use fluoro or 12 lb BG

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Posted: 11 March 2013 09:35 PM   [ # 3 ]
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I use 17 lbs Seagar Invisx.  I try to get the lure to drag and bounce off the bottom as much as posible so I want the extra strength in case it gets caught on something.  Plus, just in case I do snag that bass of a lifetime I don’t want to use a line that ends up being too light.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 11:12 PM   [ # 4 ]
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12-17 will probably work fine

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Posted: 11 March 2013 11:18 PM   [ # 5 ]
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Like any other deep diving crankbait, it’s recommended that the lure is allowed to reach its true running depth.  “8 to 10 pound test mono” is thrown around as a good deep cranking line, but in reality you just need a line that offers long casts and is close to that #8-#10 diameter.

.32 mm is a real nice diameter to be at when deep cranking.  I use #30 braid myself but fluro is good too, just be careful to select an easy casting product.  Some fluro can have a lot of memory and severely reduce your casting distance.  A crank like a 10xd is going to spend 2/3 of it’s time either diving from the surface to the bottom, or moving from the bottom to the surface.  Long casts are real important to insure that the crank gets down there and covers water.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 11:20 PM   [ # 6 ]
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KVD said he was using 12lb Fluoro for this crank.

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Posted: 14 March 2013 05:12 PM   [ # 7 ]
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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

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Posted: 14 March 2013 06:48 PM   [ # 8 ]
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combsdale - 14 March 2013 05:12 PM

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.

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Posted: 14 March 2013 10:21 PM   [ # 9 ]
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combsdale - 14 March 2013 05:12 PM

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.

Why not? 

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.

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Posted: 14 March 2013 10:33 PM   [ # 10 ]
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just saw a video on you tube and KVD says he throws it on his 7’10” crankin stick and 14 lb fluoro. Said he can cast the 10XD 60-70 yds.

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Posted: 15 March 2013 12:54 AM   [ # 11 ]
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I have a 7’ 10” EH Boyd Duckett rod that works very well with this big lure and it will cast it a mile.  It’s the same rod I use for my A-rig set up.

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