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#11197825 - 10/31/15 04:04 PM Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705?
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I have a DX745 but I want a shorter rod for pitching to docks. Using mainly 1/4 to 3/8 jig's plus trailer. Since we have some Dobyns users on here, would the 704 or 705 be better for this application?

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#11198377 - 10/31/15 08:44 PM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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The 704 works well for the lighter jigs you're talking about, 1/4 and 3/8. Plus you could also use it for T-rig. I did just recently purchase a 705 though, as the 704 is underpowered for 1/2 oz jigs with bulkier trailers.

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#11198495 - 10/31/15 09:29 PM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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704 is best rod i've ever used hands down for skipping jigs up to 1/2 oz under docks.
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#11200342 - 11/01/15 06:53 PM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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Thanks for the replies. Anybody else want to chime in?

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#11200538 - 11/01/15 08:14 PM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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4 power for light wire hooks, 5 power for heavy gauge hooks. I like the 5 for flipping and the 4 for thinner swim jigs
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#11200772 - 11/01/15 09:41 PM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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The 704 handles 1/2 oz jigs great for this application. My favorite for close pitching.
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#11201051 - 11/02/15 07:37 AM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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Agree with the others that the 704 is a better option for what you're talking about.
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#11201081 - 11/02/15 07:53 AM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ZX-250]
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For 1/4-3/8 I would choose the 704 also. It would have a better tip action than the 705 for the lighter jigs. I have a couple of the 745's and they are a great rod for open water jig fishing. I have a 744 that I use for Tx. rigged plastics and a 703 for tx. rigged baby brush hogs and small finess worms or a shaky head.

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#11201159 - 11/02/15 08:28 AM Re: Better rod for fishing docks- DX704 or DX705? [Re: ezbassin]
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Originally Posted By: ezbassin
For 1/4-3/8 I would choose the 704 also. It would have a better tip action than the 705 for the lighter jigs. I have a couple of the 745's and they are a great rod for open water jig fishing. I have a 744 that I use for Tx. rigged plastics and a 703 for tx. rigged baby brush hogs and small finess worms or a shaky head.




This is spot on ^^^^^^^

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