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#11177585 - 10/21/15 05:29 PM GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme
lizardfliper Offline
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Registered: 02/05/09
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As far as quality goes what do you guys think? I know that both rods are about as good as it gets when it comes to fishing rods. I know alot more about loomis than i do dobyns. I cant find any factor tours of dobyns. Are these rods made over seas? I have a champion and its put together really well, great rod. The champ extreme has better components than that. anyone know about the champ extreme rod blanks? I cant find anything about them online or their website as to how they are made or where they are made at. Looks like a fine rod though. I see one in my future. I am talking about the extreme model that they just discontinued because of a newer model that came out at tacklewarehouse.

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#11177625 - 10/21/15 05:53 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
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I like the Extremes. I have 8 of them. I had one GLX many years ago and it broke easily. I always liked the IMX better than the GLX and for me the GLX wasn't worth the extra $100. Now I haven't used any of the new Loomis rods so I don't know how they compare.

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#11177646 - 10/21/15 06:05 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
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Dobyns rods are made in China. Every G.Loomis blank and rod is made in Woodland, Washington.

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#11177666 - 10/21/15 06:12 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: T54]
West Texas FX Offline
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Originally Posted By: T54
Dobyns rods are made in China. Every G.Loomis blank and rod is made in Woodland, Washington.


Enough said!

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#11177687 - 10/21/15 06:21 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
T54 Offline
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I'm not bashing Chinese rods by any means, I own plenty, including some Dobyns. That particular factory is one of the top 2 rod factories in China and a lot of good brands are built there. Not all Chinese rods are made equal.


Edited by T54 (10/21/15 06:22 PM)

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#11177688 - 10/21/15 06:21 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
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#11177738 - 10/21/15 06:52 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: KB1953]
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#11177869 - 10/21/15 07:57 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
lizardfliper Offline
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THANKS T54, I know the 804 champion rod i have is put together extremly well. if i didn't know better i would think it was made in japan. I expect the extreme rod to be at least equal to that quality.

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#11177893 - 10/21/15 08:07 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
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Don't own a GLX, but do love my Extremes.

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#11177912 - 10/21/15 08:15 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: T54]
RedRanger Offline
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Originally Posted By: T54
Dobyns rods are made in China. Every G.Loomis blank and rod is made in Woodland, Washington.


I thought Dobyns were made in Korea
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#11177931 - 10/21/15 08:21 PM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: RedRanger]
T54 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: T54
Dobyns rods are made in China. Every G.Loomis blank and rod is made in Woodland, Washington.


I thought Dobyns were made in Korea


It might depend on the series. I could be wrong.

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#11178287 - 10/22/15 12:28 AM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
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Registered: 05/13/10
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Loc: Atascocita,Tx
I'm gonna catch hate for this one but here's my take.

I don't know why any one buys dobyns or loomis rods if they have used others in the same price point.

I got hung up in the hype and ordered some Glx and nrx. At the end of the day i like my kistlers better price point for price point.

I really don't find any reason to get better than klx series. My helium 3's are a little lighter, a little better feel but really no real significant advantage. Same with the zbones. I like it, but there is no significant benefit for price point.

I'm not even sure where my nrx is currently. I think it's on my rod rack as back up I the garage. My stump grinder has been catching hell lately for flipping duties.

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#11178528 - 10/22/15 08:06 AM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
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Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 556
Loc: Cypress
Originally Posted By: lizardfliper
As far as quality goes what do you guys think? I know that both rods are about as good as it gets when it comes to fishing rods. I know alot more about loomis than i do dobyns. I cant find any factor tours of dobyns. Are these rods made over seas? I have a champion and its put together really well, great rod. The champ extreme has better components than that. anyone know about the champ extreme rod blanks? I cant find anything about them online or their website as to how they are made or where they are made at. Looks like a fine rod though. I see one in my future. I am talking about the extreme model that they just discontinued because of a newer model that came out at tacklewarehouse.


I own both. I haven't been fishing long but here's my take...

I've had a few GLX's for 3 years, bought them used, and they're the best built toughest rods I have. The Dobyns I've had for about 18 months. I broke the tip on one and I know it was a manufacturer defect but it was about as easy for me to just send in the $$ for the no hassle return. Even though they may be prone to more quality control issues than Loomis, I prefer the dobyns for it's overall feel/sensitivity.

And yes... all factories in China are not equal.


Edited by B. Dill (10/22/15 08:06 AM)

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#11178649 - 10/22/15 08:52 AM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
GregMKJr Offline
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Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 144
Loc: Helotes
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#11178656 - 10/22/15 08:56 AM Re: GLX vs Dobyns champ extreme [Re: lizardfliper]
TIM CLINE Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
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Loc: Texoma
Check out this video on the Dobyns rods!!! Also the fury series has worked very well for me!!!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iDxYgcrML70


Edited by TIM CLINE (10/22/15 09:01 AM)

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