July 2021

Team Lew’s Innovations Create the New XD Cranking Rod Series

Designed specifically for the angler who is serious about crankbait fishing, Lew’s is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 XD Cranking Series. What makes the XD Series the premier rod for cranking is the rod blank in Premium HM50 Tour Grade high modulus Graphite with Carbon Nano Tube construction.

Designed specifically for the angler who is serious about crankbait fishing,
Lew’s is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 XD Cranking Series. What makes the XD Series the premier rod for cranking is the rod blank is Premium HM50 Tour Grade high modulus Graphite with Carbon Nano Tube construction. The Lew’s hybrid construction has delivered a rod with the ideal amount of blank power for securing exceptional hooksets and long casts, while providing a soft tip that is necessary for fish fighting, phenomenal bait action, and dealing with fatigue that often accompanies long hours of cranking.  

“You can feel the perfect harmony of backbone and load in this rod when you are making those long crankbait casts, even with a lighter lure,” offered Mark Davis, the 35-year pro angling veteran and bonafide crankbait expert. “It’s just so well balanced, with the forgiving blend of glass and the strength of some of the best graphite out there.”  

Dedicated crankbait enthusiasts know just how demanding a day of cranking can be, on the rod and the angler. The XD Series is engineered to meet the challenges of heavy cranking, with first-in-class SEAGUIDE X-Frame guides for smooth casting and delicate movement of line that is under constant tension and vibration with each crank of the reel. The Winn DRY-TAC polymer grips, but with new exclusive to Lew’s, full length handle grips, for easy two hand casting. “The rod stays perfectly in place in your hands, even when it is wet.  It keeps you comfortable and keeps you fishing,” said Davis.

Team Lew’s is thrilled to introduce crankbait anglers to five select XD Cranking Series rods. The XD Series offers two Medium Fast cranking rods in 7’4” and 7’6” lengths for lighter diving plugs and square bills. Next, the 7’6” Medium Heavy, and 7’8” Medium Heavy rods are ideal for bigger and deeper diving baits. For anglers looking for those long casts, heavier line and deep divers, the 7’10” Medium Heavy rod is well-suited.

“When you devote yourself to long hours of cranking, you simply must have the right rod for the task,” said Davis. For ideal cranking, take a close look at the new XD Cranking Series by Team Lew’s. Feel the difference.

 

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