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#11252561 - 11/29/15 04:59 PM Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or?
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4034
Loc: somervell county
Ok, as much as I have fought "finesse fishing" for the last several years I have to admit I have had some decent trips with a lighter shaky-head and drop-shot. I leave my spinning rod for my canoe trips but it's time to make a small investment in a lighter rod for more finesse bait-casting applications. I have several Dobyns Champion Series rods and love them. For a lesser investment has anyone tried the Dobyns Fury Series particularly the Fury 702 for drop-shots? If not what is your suggestion good value in a Drop-Shot rod? Thanks, 361V.
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#11252607 - 11/29/15 05:17 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I have a Dobyns Extreme 702 that I use for drop shotting but Ron @ Reel Time rods makes a fantastic drop shot rod using a Bushido blank that I like better than the Dobyns. The tip of the rod moves with the slightest of bites and it has plenty of backbone. He can make it in either a bait caster or a spinning rod depending on what you like and wrap the guides in whatever color you like.

I am not a prostaffer for these rods, im just recommending this rod because I like it better than the $300+ Dobyns Extreme.


Ron's shop is located @ Popes Landing @ Lake Fork.

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#11252689 - 11/29/15 05:47 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
reed35 Offline
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Registered: 06/07/07
Posts: 211
Loc: Point
we make a great drop shot rod, spinning or baitcast.
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#11252777 - 11/29/15 06:19 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
Fishing on a string Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 1875
Loc: Emory Tx
Thanks ezbassin, We also have been able to come out with the same blank, but offer it at a price point of $129.00 out the door. This rod will NOT have cork,colored bands or colored flake. This rod will come with all EVA components with AM SS guides. It will also come with our warranty. This rod is meant to reach those that do not wish to pay for the glitz and glitter, but wants a great preforming rod at a reasonable price. Come by the shop and let me show you the difference.

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#11252802 - 11/29/15 06:28 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
Brandon Potter Offline
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Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 327
Loc: Justin, TX
I use the Fury 702 for drop shotting and I like it a lot. And not to hard on the wallet


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#11252808 - 11/29/15 06:33 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
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Registered: 09/13/11
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Loc: San Antonio
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#11252870 - 11/29/15 06:56 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
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Registered: 08/18/10
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I'm using a Kistler 6-9 Magnesium TS MgDSFWML695 with a Penn Fierce 2000, sweet rig.
13.2 oz rigged w/ circle hook, finesse worm, 1/4oz weight & ready to chunk
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#11259305 - 12/02/15 10:48 PM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
TXwelder Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 224
Loc: Arlington,Texas
There was a guy on here who purchased the new dobyns extreme GO FOR DROPSHOT THE 702. I believe he said it was too stiff. In new to baitcasy dropshottin. Can some one shine some light on getting one. I was gonna order the 702 extremeHP but seeing him say that held me back help please
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#11259456 - 12/03/15 06:17 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: TXwelder]
921 Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1819
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: TXwelder
There was a guy on here who purchased the new dobyns extreme GO FOR DROPSHOT THE 702. I believe he said it was too stiff. In new to baitcasy dropshottin. Can some one shine some light on getting one. I was gonna order the 702 extremeHP but seeing him say that held me back help please


YES their was a guy but he was trying to sale it because he thought it was to stiff I believe it was brand new and he never actually tried it out just shook the rod and made his opinion. The rod is a great drop shot rod if you can get one in your hand and fish with it you will like it.

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#11259560 - 12/03/15 07:42 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: TXwelder]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
Originally Posted By: TXwelder
There was a guy on here who purchased the new dobyns extreme GO FOR DROPSHOT THE 702. I believe he said it was too stiff. In new to baitcasy dropshottin. Can some one shine some light on getting one. I was gonna order the 702 extremeHP but seeing him say that held me back help please


I tried hard for a couple years to get the 701 to work and the problems are 1) you can't feel the bite as well and 2) not as good hook set. In theory the advantage of a 701 is that they won't drop it as quick. In the end I feel 702 is best for feel, hook set, and still some give if they just mouth it. Several Dobyns tour pros use this approach too. I think the 703 is too stiff for drop shot, I save that for whacky and docks.
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#11259580 - 12/03/15 07:57 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
TXwelder Offline
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Registered: 11/28/15
Posts: 224
Loc: Arlington,Texas
So the 702. Extreme is great for dropshottin. I'll order one an try it out. Thank you. Rob lay. An 921 phoniex
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#11259609 - 12/03/15 08:11 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
TexasTechliprip Offline
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Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 811
I am a dobyns guy.....but they dont make a DS rod that works for me

this rod has the softest tip I have ever used, it allows me to throw a much lighter weight deeper and feel much more

It also doubles as a extra small square bill rod

http://www.amazon.com/G-Loomis-Drop-Shot...oomis+drop+shot
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#11259622 - 12/03/15 08:17 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: TexasTechliprip]
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1819
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: TexasTechliprip
I am a dobyns guy.....but they dont make a DS rod that works for me

this rod has the softest tip I have ever used, it allows me to throw a much lighter weight deeper and feel much more

It also doubles as a extra small square bill rod

http://www.amazon.com/G-Loomis-Drop-Shot...oomis+drop+shot



We all have different opinions, I had this rod to drop shot with along side my Dobyns. I sold this rod because it was not as sensitive as my dobyns. I had the 742 Extreme ,I like this rod but would go with the 702 next time because of the length difference. just my .02


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#11259624 - 12/03/15 08:18 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: 361V]
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 12650
Loc: Arlington
I use a dx742 and it works great, I'm trying to sell it though just because I prefer 7' rods.
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#11259680 - 12/03/15 08:44 AM Re: Dobyns Drop-Shot Rod...or? [Re: Frenzy]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
Originally Posted By: Frenzy
I use a dx742 and it works great, I'm trying to sell it though just because I prefer 7' rods.


I should have bought yours, just bought a new one from TW.
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