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by civicrr
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best light wire swim jig rod
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Best light wire swim jig rod

I've had good results with the Dobyns Champion 733. Loads well with the lighter weight when casting. Enough tip to let the fish eat & keeps them pinned. Typically fish with braid & a 12lb - 14lb leader.
by civicrr
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 2018 Ultra High End Rods
Replies: 24
Views: 4376

Re: Dobyns 2018 Ultra High End Rods

Sierra line was also released but I personally do not know what they are doing with it since it's questionable whether it replaces the Savvy line. No question that the Sierra line replaced the Savvy. It (Sierra series) is positioned right below the Champion. Sierra is a nice upgrade compared to the...
by civicrr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 2018 Ultra High End Rods
Replies: 24
Views: 4376

Re: Dobyns 2018 Ultra High End Rods

Looking forward to fishing them. :D
by civicrr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Fury 705cb??
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Fury 705cb??

Jason Penn wrote:So it will handle a 1/2oz bait ok?


Yes it will :D Spent all summer throwing a 1/2oz squarebill on it. 1/2oz is the middle of the sweet spot. That range is 3/8oz - 5/8oz. It will work with lighter & heavier but that is the sweet spot range.
by civicrr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New Flipping Rod??
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: New Flipping Rod??

This is my post from an old thread on punching sticks for the Delta. For context, the OP was asking if the DX745 would work well. The Champion 766 was also suggested as a punching stick. As others have already said, the DX795 Flip is one of the Dobyns Extreme rods. While I used to like my 766, I lov...
by civicrr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns 741
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Dobyns 741

I have heard the 742 is a bit stronger then a actual medium light compared to a 702. I would say that the DX742 fishes just barely stronger than a 'regular' 702. e.g. Champion or Sierra 702SF. Has the same tip but as you fight a fish, the extra length makes the fish work harder. The DX702 is a 1/2 ...
by civicrr
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rods without a hook keeper
Replies: 28
Views: 2445

Re: Rods without a hook keeper

I've owned rods without hook keepers. I've used the Fuji, reel or zipties - they all bugged me.
by civicrr
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Best hollow body frog rod
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Best hollow body frog rod

The Champion 735 is still my favorite frog stick. Sierra 735 is pretty darn good too.

I've tried some more expensive sticks but they didn't help me catch more fish. Besides, I find it hard to pay that much for a frog stick.
by civicrr
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Cranking rod or M or MH fast rod for throwing Topwater
Replies: 14
Views: 1811

Re: Cranking rod or M or MH fast rod for throwing Topwater

If I have all the rods I 'want' on the boat, I'll use my Dobyns 705CB (MH power cranking) for those lures. I can use it for poppers 3/8oz (or heavier) and smaller walking baits like the Super Spook Jr or Gunfish 95. Lighter poppers (<3.8oz), I'll drop down to the 704CB (M power cranking). Heavier wa...
by civicrr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns DC 704CB for top water and jerkbaits
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: Dobyns DC 704CB for top water and jerkbaits

I use the 704CB for poppers (1/4 - 3/8), smaller walking baits (Gunfish 95) & jerkbaits (Pointer 78 & 100, Flashpointer 115, etc). While I use it for a fairly wide range of baits, I'd say the sweet spot is 3/8oz to 1/2oz. This is the range where the rod feels like it really loads up on the c...
by civicrr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Champion XP's vs Tatula Elites
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Champion XP's vs Tatula Elites

Personally, I use the Champion or Sierra 734 for my swimjigs. Typically, I'm throwing a Coosa River style Dirty Jig in 3/8oz (with 3X hook) with a Keitech for the trailer. Seems to have the right amount of tip to let them eat & the taper/power to drive the hook home. I prefer the 735CB Glass ove...
by civicrr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Champion XP's vs Tatula Elites
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Champion XP's vs Tatula Elites

godshippy wrote:It will handle a 6" senko, but the 5" senko won't load up like you'll want it to. I have a Champion Extreme 743C that i use for 5" senkos


good info right there!
by civicrr
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: $150+- frog rod
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Re: $150+- frog rod

Mark, I'm on the Delta pretty much every week. Dobyns 735 Champion is my stick of choice. Lot of guys like the 736 but I've never felt the need for the more powerful rod. With the 735, I get a little softer/more responsive tip. Easier to skip & pitch the hollowbelly's IMO. It is also easier to w...
by civicrr
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Dobyns rod help
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Dobyns rod help

You'll find the Dobyns 3 power is very similar the Powell & GLoomis MBR series 3 power rods. Notice on the GLoomis, I specifically used the MBR series. The Dobyns Champion & Sierra series sticks have a fast action. If we were to compare the Champion 703C or Sierra 703C to a GLoomis BCR853 (a...
by civicrr
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Are these Cranking rods similar? (Dobyns & St. Croix)
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: Are these Cranking rods similar? (Dobyns & St. Croix)

It's been a while since I fished that St Croix in the Legend Tournament Bass. IIRC it was called the Big Cranker back then. That was at least on generation/update ago. My memory is that the power is very similar to the Dobyns 705CB. I do feel that the St Croix does have a bit more parabolic action.

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