The crank blanks

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Presentation of crank fishing

The power fishing is an approach of the carnivorous fishing which is rather specific. The principle is to look for active fish and to offer them a reaction lure with the aim of triggering an immediate hit. We will cover a lot of ground quickly with a fast fishing.

Of course, it brings more results in the phases of activity of the fish, therefore in the warm seasons. But it is not forbidden to use it also in winter when the waters are cold, because it can trigger apathetic fish in strictly aggressive reaction. It is also a very versatile fishing, we take all carnivores with crankbaits: pike, perch, chub, catfish, pike-perch, including salmonids (trout in particular) and also ciprinids (asp, ide melanote for example), not to mention marine species.

Even if the most common lures for power fishing are cranks, we can also associate lures such as Blade, Lipless, Chatterbait, or even some minnow or spinner.
These lures all have one thing in common, besides their very aggressive appearance, they stir up a lot of water for their size, they pull quite hard on the rod and they vibrate a lot. Using these lures with an unsuitable blank is unpleasant and even counter-productive.

As we often get the question “how to choose a crank blank”, we propose a synthetic grid to guide you in your choice.

The following chart will help you find the right blank for the right program.

What lures?

Which blank?

The CB blanks (Crankbait) essentially answer a need to filter the vibrations of lures… that vibrate… But also, that pull more or less strongly in the rod.

They are designed differently depending on the manufacturer and the techniques used (fiberglass or not, very progressive action or not, etc.), but they all have the same goal: to pull on a lure that pulls hard in relation to its weight and dampen the vibrations it generates.

The best blanks achieve this without degrading the sensations (hits and fight).
To guide you to the “right” blank, you must consider both elements, the weight to be cast, but even more important, the swimming depth, that is to say the pulling force to be given to the lure (we speak of the “backbone” of the blank, its capacity to pull without struggling).

Further reading:
Story “multi-species powerfishing at the crank

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