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#12342520 - 07/16/17 12:37 PM Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon
D Egge Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/28/16
Posts: 437
Loc: Corinth, Texas
What do ya'll think. I love my Extreme and I love my Helium. What do ya'll think of Falcon rods?
Need a new topwater rod and a jerk bait rod....
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#12342559 - 07/16/17 01:08 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3135
Loc: Shreveport, La
Look at the Kistler Reel n feel rods for what ur wanting. By far better then any Falcon rod I've ever used.


Edited by mudd (07/16/17 01:35 PM)
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#12342590 - 07/16/17 01:26 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Lake Fork Guide Offline
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Registered: 04/21/06
Posts: 16653
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Get a falcon Headrurner and be prepared to switch tommithing but falcon caras

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#12342596 - 07/16/17 01:27 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
bigbass94 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4482
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Go with the Kistler Feel N' Reel. The Kistler quality is impressive and the best out of the 3 you mentioned. Be sure to check their website because they run special deals very often.
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#12342972 - 07/16/17 04:52 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 1126
All good rods. If you decide to add a Cara you will be just as satisfied.

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#12342988 - 07/16/17 05:06 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Thad Rains Offline
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Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
What type of topwater are you wanting to throw? Buzzbaits, Whopper Ploppers, poppers, big Sammies, frogs, horny toads and ribbits or other type of topwater baits. There is a HUGE difference in a frog rod and a general all around topwater rod. Just saying, I want to know MORE about what you plan on throwing. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12343060 - 07/16/17 06:05 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
D Egge Offline
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Registered: 06/28/16
Posts: 437
Loc: Corinth, Texas
I like poppers, spook type baits and also a lot of jerk baits. I had a 6'8 Avid medium/extra fast that I loved, but one day my phone rang at the same time as a cast and it kinda startled me and I threw the whole rig in...(some videos of me fishing would be hilarious)
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#12343107 - 07/16/17 06:36 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Bassfisher6704 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/10/08
Posts: 500
Loc: Brenham, Texas
I just replaced all my Rods with dobyns and I absolutely love them, they are well balanced and the sensitivity is by far the best I have ever felt. I previously had all falcon rods that were either cara's or lowriders, but now that I switched I personally like the dobyns a lot more

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#12343139 - 07/16/17 06:58 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 19135
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I will never buy another rod other than Falcon Caras. JMO.....
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#12343179 - 07/16/17 07:25 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
In that case, I would probably look at the Champion 733C SH or FH OR the 734C SH or FH. The first one is a MH F action tip rated for baits from 1/4 to 3/4 oz. If you are throwing the BIG spooks, you might want to step up to the 734C, which is a H rod with a fast action tip, both are rated for spooks. The 734 is rated 1/4 to 1 oz. lures. I am a BIG Dobyns rod guy myself and enjoy them VERY MUCH for their light weight and sensitivity. If you prefer glass over graphite, they have an EXCELLENT rod for your applications, the 705CB Glass rod, MH, fast action tip rated for 1/4 to 1 oz baits and 8-20# lines. Any of those 3 should fit the bill for you, let me know if there are any questions or if you want to talk off line, PM me, here. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains. The 733 stands for 7'3" 3 power rod the 705 stands for 7' 5 power rod but it is GLASS and suited for your applications. If you want to remain shorter, like the Avid you ad, then you might check out the, 683 rod, but it is not rated for the heavier topwater baits as it is 1/4 to 5/8s oz. Hope this helps.

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#12343225 - 07/16/17 07:50 PM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Thad Rains Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 3195
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
Another option I forgot about in the Champion series rods: The 683C SH.

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/683c/

The 733

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/733c-sh/

and the 705 CB Glass

http://dobynsrods.com/rod/704cb-glass/

or go here and look for yourself:

http://dobynsrods.com/rods/champion/

At least one of those rods ought to be right in your ballywhack. Just depends on how long you like your rods. I am 5'8" and LOVE the longer rods to cover more territory, but that may be my personal preference, not yours.

Respectfully,
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#12343723 - 07/17/17 07:12 AM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
FlaNative Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/19/11
Posts: 663
Loc: Between Azle & Lake Worth
I made the move to all Dobyns rods starting late last year and pretty much have completed the transition as of last week. I looked at Kistler and owned Falcon rods previously, but the Dobyns rods somehow felt "right" for me and how I like to fish. I think it's a personal decision and you can't go wrong with any of the three, or a number of other manufacturers' rods.

After having a collection of different rods from different manufacturers that each felt different and balanced differently than the next, I made the move to a single company primarily for consistency. I did the same thing with reels, having Daiwa Tatula reels on all of the baitcasters and Shimano spinning reels on the spinning rods. I want to focus on learning to read the lake, selecting lures and mastering techniques, and not spend so much time changing gear weekly in an effort to find the "perfect" rod & reel combo. I'm sure it's not the right approach for everyone, but I'm feeling more comfortable every time I'm on the water.

That's my 2cents, and I probably owe you change...
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#12343822 - 07/17/17 08:20 AM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Blindshot54 Offline
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Registered: 09/06/16
Posts: 131
I have two kistlers, love them both , they perform.


Edited by Blindshot54 (07/17/17 08:20 AM)
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#12343941 - 07/17/17 09:24 AM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1449
Loc: Como, Texas
Kistler KLX Tops and Tails Special Medium 6' 9" Fishing Rod

I have 3 of these rods that I use for small to medium topwater and jerkbaits they are super light and very comfortable to use but have the backbone to get big fish in the boat.
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#12343947 - 07/17/17 09:32 AM Re: Kistler vs Dobyns vs Falcon [Re: D Egge]
aggieangler03 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 528
Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
I broke the tip off a Cara a month or so ago. Sent in the rod and they sent me a brand new one that I could choose from any model. That kind of service made me a customer for life. I already had a dozen or so anyway.

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