^V series Abus. Pure decided to back burner both All-Star & Fenwick for the LMB market to push their Abu rods. All-Star has some new micro guide rods, which Chris Lane used to win the Classic, but they’re only available at Dick’s or Academy, I can’t remember which. Fenwick still has the HMG, HMX, & a couple other lower end rods, but they’ve pretty much done away with the LMB models & ET just has Smallmouth, Walleye, Musky, & Panfish series, not bass anymore. The Smallmouth series are nice rods & can be had for $75-80 sometimes off Amazon, although full retail they’re $130. Even at that, they’re very nice rods, but they only have 4 casting models with none longer than 6’10” while mostly focusing on spinning rods for various smallmouth techniques.
Ike was using Elite Tech Crannkshafts the first year he was with Abu, because the V series didn’t have cranking models & Fenwick did under the same corporate banner, although they do now & I bet you’ll see him using the Winch Veritas for cranking from now on since they’ve expanded that series. If you found them for a good price, they retailed at $200, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick one up if you’re looking for a cranking stick.