Designed specifically for the angler who is serious about crankbait fishing, is the Lew’s XD Cranking Series. What makes the XD Series the premier rod for cranking is the Premium HM50 Tour Grade high modulus Graphite rod blank 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. 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 DRI-TAC polymer grips, but with new exclusive to Lew’s, full length handle grips, for easy two hand casting. The XD Cranking Series rods come in 5 models that pair perfectly with the Strike King XD series of crankbaits or any other similar crankbait.. 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 made to handle those big plugs. Models include the 3 XD, 5 XD, 6 XD, 8XD and the 10 XD.