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#11797126 - 08/25/16 07:10 PM Dobyns frog rod
north-toledo09 Offline

Registered: 04/16/12
Posts: 81
Loc: Shelbyville,Texas
what Dobyns rod are you guys using for frog fishing??

#11797129 - 08/25/16 07:12 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
bass cowboy Offline

Registered: 02/26/09
Posts: 55
Loc: Poolville, TX

#11797146 - 08/25/16 07:19 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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736 champion 734 is little to weak for most of my frog fishing IMO if im fishing sparse cover the 735 is a great choice as well.

#11797423 - 08/25/16 09:31 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
Evan O'Brien Offline
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736 is my dedicated frog rod. You can go with a 735, but I prefer a 6 power over a 5 power rod when fishing areas that I fish frogs in. thumb

Both have a good, soft tip to work a frog but the backbone is where it should be as well. Very versatile. Flutter spoons, tx rigs, jigs, etc.

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#11797449 - 08/25/16 09:43 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
TXwelder Offline

Registered: 11/28/15
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Loc: Arlington,Texas
735 ALL the way but I've yet to try the 736, but the,735 is always gonna be on deck
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#11797472 - 08/25/16 09:53 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I use a 705 Champion. The 735 did not exist when I got my 705.

#11797491 - 08/25/16 10:06 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
CoyAintNoGoldFish Offline

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 296
Loc: The Colony, TX
I use a 734 for just about anything. I fished in the mats at Guntersville and the pads at Monticello. I mostly use is for light cover and dollar pads with a popping frog. It's always been plenty sufficient for me. I've caught a bunch of 3-6lbers with it. Haven't caught a giant. Might snap it in half if I jacked a 9lber in the grass. Who knows!
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#11797516 - 08/25/16 10:17 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
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Registered: 05/05/10
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Loc: Livingston Tx
I did use Dobyns for this but recently I have been using the Kistler Carbon Steel frog and flippin rod and really like it.

#11797590 - 08/25/16 10:55 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
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735 for sure.
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#11798022 - 08/26/16 09:25 AM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2285
Loc: Lantana,Tx

#11798074 - 08/26/16 09:47 AM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: bass cowboy]
Chris G Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1987
Loc: Frisco, TX
I use the Savvy 735 and its a beast. I can't tell you how many 5-8 pound fish I've caught in the thickest stuff you can imagine on this rod with 65# braid on Monticello over the years.

#11798476 - 08/26/16 12:51 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2905
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
735 or 736 for me. HEAVY COVER the 736, moderate cover, the 735, can't go wrong with them. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11798569 - 08/26/16 01:37 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: back in the day
I have 2 Dobyns 735 Savvy rods I have thrown frogs and buzz baits on for about 5 years now. The Savvy is the most durable rod I have ever owned for those types of baits.

Except for replacing a few eyes from me damaging them, they have held up. They get a ton of abuse and much of it in thick slop and with 65-100 pound braid...
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
It's like a Latin "deadliest catch".

#11798922 - 08/26/16 04:50 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4706
Loc: somervell county
My "dedicated" frog rod is a 736. I have a 735 & use it for larger worms & jigs but it didn't have enough backbone for frog fishing in thick cover. Don't let the 6 power scare you off. The tip is plenty soft for casting light hollow bodies and working it.

#11798969 - 08/26/16 05:29 PM Re: Dobyns frog rod [Re: north-toledo09]
txlonghorns Offline

Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 212
Loc: Irving, TX
735 Champion. That tip is something else...

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