No way I'd ever use a glass cranking rod for jerks. And Goonie can't use a baitcaster, stop playin', fools!
6'-6" to 7'-0", med to medium heavy (I prefer med/hvy), fast to extra fast action.
If you're working on a budget, Gander Mountain Tournament and GSX rods are your best value bet, IMO. The GSX rod blanks are Omen blanks. On sale, those rods are worth every penny. I also think they're lighter and far more sensitive than St. Croix's over priced, tree branch rods.
If money isn't a problem, go with what AO said.