well bad news, I ordered 2 GL2, a spinnerbait and a crankbait. the crankbait rod is on back order, just found this out. I wont be getting the GL2 for cranks so i’m back searching again, I looked at the KVD tours, the duckettt micro magic crank bait rod, and the TFO Gary Loomis crankbait rod. Anyone have experience with the ducketts? I have read lots of things about teh KVD tours for crankin, are they really that good? I was at walmart last night and felt the giant KVD tour crankbait rods that are like 7’ 10 and are kinda on the heavier side, but I assume the 7’ medium wouldnt be as bad…I need something super light and something that can handle better than my old mojo bass.
I love my 7’10’’ MH KVD but it’s definitely not as “premium” as many would have you believe. It’s just a big ‘ol honkin glass stick. They are poorly balanced and, at least at my walmart, are still the old model with the crappy guides at near full retail.
As far as I am concerned the argument for the KVD cranking rods is a glass rod argument and not so much anything particular to the rod itself as a Quantum or KVD product. Make sense? They are just a traditional glass cranking rod with the only thing I have noticed being “Special” about them is the boat loads of power in the 7’10’’ MH. You can get away with MH and xtra fast action when the rod blank is glass. Powerful, affordable, glass and clumsy is how I would describe them.