Rod Wars Part 15: A Powerhouse of a
Cranking Rod, the 8 foot Powell 806CB
Total Score: 8.00 -
Powell expands their lineup with a cranking rod designed for deep diving
crankbaits, the 806CB is a power cranking stick that is built out of graphite
versus glass for improved sensitivity. Though intended for cranks this rod
proves to be well rounded and capable of much more than just fishing long lipped
10 - 20lb
1/4 - 1oz.
10 Guides + Tip Top
Powell's 806CB is long 8 foot
cranking rod designed for big deep divers
We have taken a look at a number of Powell Max rods in the past including the
754CB which was a very capable cranking rod, and one of my personal choices to
bring down to Lake El Salto in Mexico for some serious deep cranking. The 754CB
was constructed out of light S-Glass and while I loved the way the rod felt with
a lure in tow it did feel a bit heavy after a long day of cranking. Identifying
the need for a more powerful cranking rod to handle the biggest and deepest
diving crankbaits Powell introduced the 806 CB which is an 8 foot Mod-Fast
action rod designed for tossing big deep diving crankbaits.
While Powell does make cranking
rods out of glass the 806CB is constructed out of graphite for a more responsive
feel and improved sensitivity
The 806CB sports Powell’s
recognizable maxumfiber graphite blank sandwiched in between a cork split grip
design. The rod features attractive blue threading to hold the Fuji Alconite
guides and overall the rod looks straightforward yet cleanly designed.
The 806CB features a Fuji ECS reel
While Powell’s 806CB is as
clean looking as they come the fact remains that the look and feel of the series
has not changed since the rods were originally introduced.
sweeping action gets lures to dive even further down with this surprisingly
responsive long rod
That isn’t necessarily a
bad thing, but we do look forward to new additions to the brand’s lineup that up
the ante in both look and feel. With such a long and storied history Powell
certainly has the expertise to build rods, whether it is fly or bass the company
is above all.... consistent.
Like other Powell rods the 806CB
has no foregrip
Next Section: On to the numbers in the lab