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Johnny Jenkins here to give you my review on the Quantum Tour KVD Cranking Rod. You’re going to really enjoy this. It’s an awesome rod.
Let’s go ahead and get into the specs and the different qualities that this rod has. These new and improved KVD Tour cranking sticks feature lightweight aluminum frame guides with aluminum oxide inserts and this delivers increased weight savings, which also provides for maximum durability. And I’m going to tell you, it’s definitely made a big difference.
The size of the guides has changed a little bit, and just the whole look of them. It’s a little bit of a different guide and they are a good bit lighter and it really does allow for the graphite side to show where it’s going to be more sensitive and it also allows for a really balanced, balanced system when you’re crank bate fishing.
Beyond that it has a soft touch EVA foam, split grip handles and they’re really, really comfortable. They’ve made the front one (in front of the reel), a little bit smaller and more compact which is going to allow for more sensitivity as vibrations go through the tip of blank, down to the reel handle so you’re going to be able to feel that stuff a little bit better and it really has helped with the balance of the reel too. It really does feel very different compared to the last year’s model, the previous model.
They’ve also changed up the look of it. It’s got a little bit of a different color to it, a different kind of red – it’s almost like they’ve powder coated it down in a weird way. It looks kind of cool. They also have a light weight graphite reel seats which is going to be good for all day comfort out in the water which really is important and it really helps you when you’re cranking. It’s fatiguing to be out there casting all day, every day, and you need a rod and reel that’s going to be balanced and has the right action to catch the fish. But also it’s just really balanced and powerful overall so that you can spend long days doing that and not be fatigued, that’s how you’re going to catch more fish with crankbaits.
Now beyond just the specs and actual features that this rod has, I’m going to give you my personal review and my idea of the pros and cons. There’s really not any cons, there’s only one con that I’m going to get into, but besides that it’s all pros. This thing is definitely lighter, seriously. If you’ve held the previous model, it feels different, it fishes differently, it just really feels different and for the better, almost exclusively.
It also has a really nice look to it, I feel like it’s more sensitive. It really is more balanced with the way that they’ve done the graph with the actual reducing weight with the guides and stuff that I mentioned before in the specs. But this rod is not going to let you down. I mean, people have used this, I’ve used it. The thing about is, this is this crank bate rod has a spectacular action to it. It’s almost like a little bit of a noodle out there, how soft and moderate the action is; but it’s got a lot of power here in the blank toward the back end that’s going to help land those big, big fish.
I’ve landed plenty of 5, 6 and even 7 pounders on this rod. It’s going to be able to handle them, it’s plenty sensitive. It’s everything you need and it’s in a really good price point – that $100/$150 price point. That’s where the tournament driven equipment is at and if you want to win tournaments, you want to catch more fish, you want to have equipment that’s going to be more durable, that’s the price range you want to be, and this is one of the products you need to have if you’re going to be a cranked bate fisherman. You’re going to get out there like KVD and crank them up.
Beyond that, I like some of the looks that they’ve changed up, it’s kind of cool. It’s got a little bit of a different look.
One last thing I’m going to touch on and this is personally my own con (or negative) to this rod. It’s like they’ve kind of slimmed it up a little bit and when they did that, for me, I feel like the feel of it here at the reel seat was very different compared to previous models. It feels like the reel seat is much thinner, it’s much more compact which has probably really help out with the overall performance but for me it’s just very different in getting used to. And personally I like a little bit more bulk with the crank bate rod at the reel seat so that when I’m cranking like that I can lean on the reel seat. It helps when you’re pulling those big plugs and you’re doing it for hours and hours and hours, it wears out your hands a little bit less. You would think you would want the slimmer profile of it but for me I actually wanted the thin, but it’s not that big a deal. It catches fish, it’s going to work and it’s fantastic.
If you’re interested in the rod there’s going to be some links below. I hope you enjoyed this video. It’s an absolutely fantastic rod that you need to check out and it’s the brand new one that they’ve brought out.
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Just lighten that drag and just let it do its work. I found a school of them, they’re on the bottom right here. There’s one spot right on the side of this little point, they’re all along. I looked for them for a good 15 minutes and couldn’t find them. Now I’ve found them again and I’m pretty sure this striper’s a lot of them.
As I said I saw them on the graph and then I caught one. There’s a ton of them down there. Actually this might be a hybrid really strong one. Look at that – that’s a big one. Nice striper. See how many more we can catch. This is a hammer school of them just right over there.
If you enjoyed the rods, reels, line and all the different tackles and lures that we talked about in this video be sure to check out the links in the description below and you can check out some awesome discounts of some of these products from Vasper shops and other retailers.
I hope you enjoyed this video.