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Rod Review


CB Rod Wars Part 12: The Cumara Reaction Rods up the ante for Shimano (continued)

 

Lab Tests: The three rods in our test are all designed for different types of crankbaits. The CUC76ML • is made for soft cover and is best utilized for baits like the Luhr Jenson Speed Trap and other 1/4-ounce or slightly larger crankbaits in shallow to medium depths. The CUC70H is also a soft cover rod and is intended for fishing deep crankbaits in open water, buzzbaits, and even large lipless cranks like Lucky Craft LV500’s. Then there is the CUC711MH which is designed for hard to moderate soft cover and is good for very deep diving crankbaits like Norman DD22’s. These applications really made sense for these particular rods even before we got on the water as the lab tests depicted their unique “personalities.”

 

 

As we are twelve reviews into our crankbait rod wars we open up the charts and provide our test tables so you can see just how the Shimano Cumara Reaction Rods stack up to the other rods in the CB rod wars. Ready for a lot of specs?

 

Crankbait Rod Wars - Product Specifications

Model
Length
Line
Lure
Guide: Frame/ Inserts
MSRP
Airrus WL701M
7'-0"
8-17
1/4-5/8
SS/Alc
$170
Daiko BRSC-64L
6'-4"
5-14
1/8-1/2
Ti/SiC
39.5K JPY
Daiko BRSC-70MG
7'-0"
10-20
1/4-3/4
Ti/SiC
44K JPY
Daiwa STZ701MRBA-FL
7'-0"
8-20
1/8-1
Ti/SiC
$450
Damiki C761M-CR
7'-6"
8-10
3/8-1
SS/Alc
$189
Dobyns Rods 684CB
6'-8"
8-17
1/4-3/4
SS/SiC
$219
Dobyns Rods 704CB Glass
7'-0"
8-17
1/4-3/4
SS/SiC
$229
Dobyns Rods 704CB
7'-0"
8-14
1/4-3/4
SS/SiC
$199
Dobyns Rods 705CB
7'-0"
8-17
1/4-1
SS/SiC
$229
Dobyns Rods 804CB
8'-0"
8-17
1/4-1
SS/SiC
$239
Dobyns Rods 805CB
8'-0"
10-20
1/8-1 1/2
SS/SiC
$239
E21 21CRG701M-M-C
7'-0"
8-17
1/4-5/8
SS/TiCH
$200
Evergreen TCSC-70MG Super Nova
7'-0"
10-20
1/4-1
Ti/SiC
42K JPY
Falcon Cara CCB-5-173DR
7'-3"
10-20
3/8-3/4
SS/Alc
$200
G.Loomis CBR845
7'-0"
10-20
3/8-1
SS/Alc
$245
G.Loomis CBR855C GLX
7'-1"
8-17
1/4-5/8
ReCoil
$385
Gancraft KB-003-68M Scarface
6'-8"
10-20
3/8-1
Ti/SiC
42K JPY
Jackall Light Pluggin' HC-65ML
6'-5"
8-12
3/16-5/16
Ti/SiC
$450
Jackall VCM-CAST 68/HC-68MRG
6'-8"
12-20
3/16-3/4
Ti/SiC
$450
Lamiglas XCC 724
7'-2"
12-25
1/4-3/4
SS/Alconite
$200
Phenix X-10 700
7'-0"
8-20
1/4-1
SS/Alc
$189
Powell 703CB
7'-0"
8-20
1/4-1
SS/Alc
$189
Quantum TKVD664M
6'-6"
8-12
1/4-5/8
SS/Hardloy
$150
Quantum TKVD745M
7'-0"
12-25
3/8-1
SS/Hardloy
$150
Shimano Cumara CUC-711MH
7'-11"
12-25
3/8-1
SS/SiC
$239
Shimano Cumara CUC-70H
7'-0"
12-25
3/8-1
SS/SiC
$219
Shimano Cumara CUC-76ML
7'-6"
8-15
1/8-1/2
SS/SiC
$239

 

The CUC-76ML Tested out as the lightest powered cranking rod thus far and even though balance point is very far up the blank, actual balancing torque is very low - similar in fact to the 6'5" Hien Type-S.

 

Lab Results for Shallow Cranking Sticks (RoD Value of 2.32 - 3.0)

Model
Avg RoD (2-32 oz)
Taper
Measured Weight (oz)
Balance Point (inches)
Balancing Torque (ftlbs)
MB F3.5 65GTC Hien Type S
2.33
XFast
4.5
6
.16
Phenix X-10 700
2.42
Fast
4.2
8
.19
Lamiglas XFC 705
2.52
Mod
5.7
10.75
.31
Lamiglas XCC 724
2.73
Mod
5.8
10
.28
Kistler MgCBCGGM66
2.4
Mod Fast
4.8
8.5
.21
Daiwa STZ701MRBA-FL
2.4
Mod Fast
4.2
8.5
.19
Evergreen TCSC-70MG Super Nova
2.55
Fast
5.8
5.5
.19
Daiko BRSC-64L
2.68
Fast
5
5"
--
Shimano Cumara CUC-76ML
2.89
Med-Fast
4.3
8.75"
.16

When it came to the CUC711MH & CUC70H both rods tested out very similar to one another. The CUC70H has the best combo of balance and light weight out of the three it helps that it is also the shortest of the bunch so achieving the right balance is easier.

Lab Results for Deep Cranking Sticks (RoD Value of < 1.9)

Model
Avg RoD (2-32 oz)
Taper
Measured Weight (oz)
Balance Point (inches)
Balancing Torque (ftlbs)
Powell 754CBH
1.8
Mod Fast
7.1
9
--
G.Loomis CBR847
1.89
Mod Fast
4.9
9.5
.23
Fenwick ECC73MH-MF
1.97
Mod Fast
6.2
12.5
.43
Jackall VCM-CAST 68/HC-68MRG
1.87
Fast
5.6
7.5
.22
Shimano Cumara CUC-711MH
1.99
Med Fast
4.5
10.5
.22
Shimano Cumara CUC-70H
1.81
Med Fast
4.1
7
.15


Loaded with deep diving cranks we begin our field test

Next Section: Time to get the Cumara Reaction rods wet


 

 

 

 

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