Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

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Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by russ57 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:46 am

FYI

Not really a dobyns guy, but at $330, and Xtasy is pretty tempting

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Fishing4Fun » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am

Very nice deal! Especially if shipping is free after x $ amt

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by freelancer27 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:37 am

HI guys,

thinking of adding the 754 or the 755 to the arsenal with the crazy deals that are going on right now.

I currently have a ZBONE 7'6 MH (1/4-1oz) and a Steez AGS 7'9XH that I use for my bottom contact techniques. The ZBONE I use mainly for worming and smaller (up to 3/8oz) Texas rigged plastics while the Steez is used for the heavier (3/4oz -1.5oz) Jigs and pegged plastics.

So, I am looking for something in between. A dedicated jig rod for 1/2oz Jigs that I would use mostly in open water (with some medium cover pitching every now and there, for the heavy stuff I would use the AGS). So, wondering which of the two (754 / 755) would fit my needs best.


Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
Seb.

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Drakestar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm

Thanks for the tip! Used it to order an 807 SB rod which I was missing in my arsenal. $259 -> $156 :)

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Cranky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm

Thanks for the tip!!! Picked up another 908 for $174 shipped. =D>

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Craiger12 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm

freelancer27 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:37 am
HI guys,

thinking of adding the 754 or the 755 to the arsenal with the crazy deals that are going on right now.

I currently have a ZBONE 7'6 MH (1/4-1oz) and a Steez AGS 7'9XH that I use for my bottom contact techniques. The ZBONE I use mainly for worming and smaller (up to 3/8oz) Texas rigged plastics while the Steez is used for the heavier (3/4oz -1.5oz) Jigs and pegged plastics.

So, I am looking for something in between. A dedicated jig rod for 1/2oz Jigs that I would use mostly in open water (with some medium cover pitching every now and there, for the heavy stuff I would use the AGS). So, wondering which of the two (754 / 755) would fit my needs best.


Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
Seb.
I have yet to fish it, but I literally just picked up the 755 to do exactly what you are wanting. I almost exclusively throw 1/2oz jigs plus trailer in light to moderate cover and I'm very confident it will be perfect for this. I have been using a 784 HP the past few years for this and it has worked very well, but I always wanted just a little more power. Just from the old press against the floor and couch test at home I can say for sure that the 755 Xtasy has more power than the 784 HP.

I have the rod paired with a Daiwa Morethan PE TW and it feels great in hand and is well balanced. The combo is much lighter and slightly better balanced then the 784 HP combo I have been using.

Bottom line, I suggest the 755. Either rod will certainly work for your needs, but I prefer slightly more powerful rods and I think the 755 will be great for your needs although I have yet to actually fish mine. Hope that helps a little.

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by freelancer27 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 pm

Craiger12 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm
freelancer27 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:37 am
HI guys,

thinking of adding the 754 or the 755 to the arsenal with the crazy deals that are going on right now.

I currently have a ZBONE 7'6 MH (1/4-1oz) and a Steez AGS 7'9XH that I use for my bottom contact techniques. The ZBONE I use mainly for worming and smaller (up to 3/8oz) Texas rigged plastics while the Steez is used for the heavier (3/4oz -1.5oz) Jigs and pegged plastics.

So, I am looking for something in between. A dedicated jig rod for 1/2oz Jigs that I would use mostly in open water (with some medium cover pitching every now and there, for the heavy stuff I would use the AGS). So, wondering which of the two (754 / 755) would fit my needs best.


Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
Seb.
I have yet to fish it, but I literally just picked up the 755 to do exactly what you are wanting. I almost exclusively throw 1/2oz jigs plus trailer in light to moderate cover and I'm very confident it will be perfect for this. I have been using a 784 HP the past few years for this and it has worked very well, but I always wanted just a little more power. Just from the old press against the floor and couch test at home I can say for sure that the 755 Xtasy has more power than the 784 HP.

I have the rod paired with a Daiwa Morethan PE TW and it feels great in hand and is well balanced. The combo is much lighter and slightly better balanced then the 784 HP combo I have been using.

Bottom line, I suggest the 755. Either rod will certainly work for your needs, but I prefer slightly more powerful rods and I think the 755 will be great for your needs although I have yet to actually fish mine. Hope that helps a little.
Cool.
Thanks for the reply!

Since i have the Steez AGS for the heavier stuff (3/4oz and up) I am wondering if the 754 would make more sense. I think I would appreciate if you could post your impression of the rod.

Do you have any other jig/bottom contact rods that you could compare the 755 against?
Thanks.

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Craiger12 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm

freelancer27 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Craiger12 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm
freelancer27 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:37 am
HI guys,

thinking of adding the 754 or the 755 to the arsenal with the crazy deals that are going on right now.

I currently have a ZBONE 7'6 MH (1/4-1oz) and a Steez AGS 7'9XH that I use for my bottom contact techniques. The ZBONE I use mainly for worming and smaller (up to 3/8oz) Texas rigged plastics while the Steez is used for the heavier (3/4oz -1.5oz) Jigs and pegged plastics.

So, I am looking for something in between. A dedicated jig rod for 1/2oz Jigs that I would use mostly in open water (with some medium cover pitching every now and there, for the heavy stuff I would use the AGS). So, wondering which of the two (754 / 755) would fit my needs best.


Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers,
Seb.
I have yet to fish it, but I literally just picked up the 755 to do exactly what you are wanting. I almost exclusively throw 1/2oz jigs plus trailer in light to moderate cover and I'm very confident it will be perfect for this. I have been using a 784 HP the past few years for this and it has worked very well, but I always wanted just a little more power. Just from the old press against the floor and couch test at home I can say for sure that the 755 Xtasy has more power than the 784 HP.

I have the rod paired with a Daiwa Morethan PE TW and it feels great in hand and is well balanced. The combo is much lighter and slightly better balanced then the 784 HP combo I have been using.

Bottom line, I suggest the 755. Either rod will certainly work for your needs, but I prefer slightly more powerful rods and I think the 755 will be great for your needs although I have yet to actually fish mine. Hope that helps a little.
Cool.
Thanks for the reply!

Since i have the Steez AGS for the heavier stuff (3/4oz and up) I am wondering if the 754 would make more sense. I think I would appreciate if you could post your impression of the rod.

Do you have any other jig/bottom contact rods that you could compare the 755 against?
Thanks.
Unfortunately, I can't help you much more at this time. My only other viable comparison is the 784 HP. Also, I live in the Northeast and likely won't fish the 755 for a few more weeks (I'm making an effort to branch out and focus on cranking more this year). However, I can tell you that Dobyns rods are typically overrated so for bottom contact presentations I would almost always go one power heavier.
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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Chode » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:12 pm

hell of a deal

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by russ57 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 pm

I wish they carried the colt.

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by spencerinstl » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:43 pm

russ57 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 pm
I wish they carried the colt.
@ 40% off you should be able to afford a sierra rod?
Thanks for the epiphany captain obvious

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by Drakestar » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 pm

I didn't get charged any taxes either, btw (shipping is free, anyway). So you're effectively getting more than 40% off. A $159 Sierra would be $95.

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by russ57 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:13 pm

Drakestar wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:11 pm
I didn't get charged any taxes either, btw (shipping is free, anyway). So you're effectively getting more than 40% off. A $159 Sierra would be $95.
Yea prolly gonna get the 703C Sierra Micros for spinner/chatterbaits

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by russ57 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:39 pm

Does anyone know how long the sale will go on for?

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Re: Dobyns rods 40% off on Sportsmans Outfitters

Post by tmd11111 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:48 pm

Just ordered a Champion Extreme HP, only $210 shipped.

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