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#11018534 - 08/03/15 11:49 PM Dobyns guys - need help
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Trying to decide on a new spinnerbait rod- its between the champion 683 and 684 for 3/8 and 1/2 oz spinnerbaits. I have a savvy 704 and it seems really stiff for spinnerbaits but everything i read the 684 is recommended. What would you use/ what do you use? Thanks!

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#11018541 - 08/04/15 12:01 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
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might check the 703 model. enough tip to be really accurate on the short tight cast but enough back to stick the big single hook good. this is my preference, but i prefer the longer 7' rods to the 6 1/2' range
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#11018761 - 08/04/15 07:51 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
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I also use the 703 for spinnerbaits and really like it.

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#11018774 - 08/04/15 07:56 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Originally Posted By: lodell23
Trying to decide on a new spinnerbait rod- its between the champion 683 and 684 for 3/8 and 1/2 oz spinnerbaits. I have a savvy 704 and it seems really stiff for spinnerbaits but everything i read the 684 is recommended. What would you use/ what do you use? Thanks!


I would suggest you call Dobyns and they will gladly tell you what each rod will do best. This will help you make your decision. I have not used those rods but I do have the 744 and 733. They do load differently. I like the 744 because it has more backbone and is easier to set the hook on spinnerbaits. I use the 3 power rods more for Tx rigs where I can use thinner hooks. just my .02

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#11018779 - 08/04/15 07:58 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
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I've got a Savvy 704 and I agree it's too stiff for spinnerbaits. The 703 would work.

If you want to save a few bucks, I've actually had great luck with the Shimano Sellus. Cost about $50, and you don't really need premium rods for sensitivity when fishing spinnerbaits IMHO. I've got the 6'10" medium Sellus and it's great. That being said, I've never used it for anything 1/2 ounce or heavier because it's primarily my pond rod. Anything that heavy you can throw on your 704.
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#11018791 - 08/04/15 08:08 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
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The 703 would be good for a spinnerbait.

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#11018802 - 08/04/15 08:14 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
TIM CLINE Offline
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704's are perfect for spinner baits! I would suggest looking at the new Fury series in a 704. 703 models are a shakey head, whacky worm, pop R rod for me.

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#11018836 - 08/04/15 08:28 AM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: 921 Phoenix]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: 921 Phoenix
Originally Posted By: lodell23
Trying to decide on a new spinnerbait rod- its between the champion 683 and 684 for 3/8 and 1/2 oz spinnerbaits. I have a savvy 704 and it seems really stiff for spinnerbaits but everything i read the 684 is recommended. What would you use/ what do you use? Thanks!


I would suggest you call Dobyns and they will gladly tell you what each rod will do best. This will help you make your decision. I have not used those rods but I do have the 744 and 733. They do load differently. I like the 744 because it has more backbone and is easier to set the hook on spinnerbaits. I use the 3 power rods more for Tx rigs where I can use thinner hooks. just my .02


^^Exactly what I would do!

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#11019440 - 08/04/15 12:43 PM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
lodell23 Online   content
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Registered: 03/12/14
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Thanks! And yeah more i think about it ill probably go with the 7'

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#11019796 - 08/04/15 02:59 PM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Little longer is my taste. The 734 is my favorite for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits & Texas rigged plastics(except larger 10-12" worms). Actually I have a couple 734's and they are my "multi-purpose/do everyting rods.
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#11020529 - 08/04/15 08:04 PM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
RngrMac Offline
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Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 641
Loc: Illinois
I happen to be a little more old school....684 for me ..... if you call em they will help beyond belief

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#11020562 - 08/04/15 08:14 PM Re: Dobyns guys - need help [Re: lodell23]
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Registered: 05/01/05
Posts: 272
Loc: grapevine texas
703 champion , great also for wacky worms and chatter baits have 3 of em
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