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.