When a bass eats a crankbait, they actually suck the lure in by flushing a large amount of water through their gills, bringing the lure along with it. Rods that are too stiff can actually pull the bait away from the bass, resulting in short strikes, poor hook-ups and missed fish. Another great advantage of the Deep Flex Series is that the softer action is very forgiving when the fish runs or jumps so you are less apt to lose them. Now it’s time to get excited. Crankbait anglers have never had it so good!
G. Loomis Deep Flex Crankbait Rods feature blended graphite blanks and Fuji Alconite guides.
CBR803 DF - This is a nice rod for fishing small to medium-sized lipless crankbaits, deep-divers and shallow runners. It’s perfect for fishing crankbaits in open water. Its soft flex and slow taper really gives the lure a lot more action. It is extremely accurate for close-quarter work. If you are one of those anglers that think fiberglass is the answer, then you need try this rod. It has all the "advantages" glass gives you at half the weight and talk about sensitive... it adds another whole dimension to fishing crankbaits.
CBR864 DF - When you need a little more casting distance and lure control, this 7' 2" rod is just the ticket. It has the right combination of length and power for fishing half-ounce lipless crankbaits and medium-sized deep divers. It is extremely forgiving which not only enhances the action of the lure, but keeps you from pulling hooks free when a bass jumps or makes a quick burst for cover. Light, sensitive and extremely efficient, this is the rod you've been looking for.
CBR896 DF - This is a great choice for fishing the big deep-diving crankbaits. At 7' 5", you can cast a big bait a country mile, allowing you to keep it down in the zone for longer periods of time. Its soft flex allows the bait to wobble freely, attracting more strikes and it is so sensitive that there is no doubt when a big bass sucks the bait in. It has plenty of reserve power and keeps you in total control even when that "fish of a lifetime" heads for the thick stuff.