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#12377235 - 08/08/17 09:21 AM Skipping rod length?
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What do you prefer! I'm currently using a Dobyn's 733 but it's a tad long for those close quarter dock assaults. Do you like a 7'? 6' 9"? 6' 6"?
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#12377238 - 08/08/17 09:25 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
ColoradoAg Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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I use a Dobyns 704 and haven't had any problems with it. It's got enough tip to really whip your bait under stuff while staying stout enough to horse fish out of cover.

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#12377255 - 08/08/17 09:36 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Loc: DFW area
7'
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#12377294 - 08/08/17 10:06 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: James Biggs]
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I'm using a Kistler 6'9" MH with a split handle... I'm skipping jigs all over the place and love it.
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#12377342 - 08/08/17 10:36 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: North East, TX
6'8 or 6'9 is the way to go.

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#12377345 - 08/08/17 10:39 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
TinRangerJim Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 231
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
What do you prefer! I'm currently using a Dobyn's 733 but it's a tad long for those close quarter dock assaults. Do you like a 7'? 6' 9"? 6' 6"?

If you want to stay with Dobyns, take a look at their 683
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#12377349 - 08/08/17 10:42 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: TinRangerJim]
i-Fish Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TinRangerJim
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
What do you prefer! I'm currently using a Dobyn's 733 but it's a tad long for those close quarter dock assaults. Do you like a 7'? 6' 9"? 6' 6"?

If you want to stay with Dobyns, take a look at their 683


Dobyn's is my perferred choice but I have other brands in the boat too. Just seems for the money it's hard to beat the Fury line and that's the price point I'm looking to stay at.
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#12377357 - 08/08/17 10:46 AM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 03/09/16
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
Originally Posted By: TinRangerJim
Originally Posted By: HookinToads
What do you prefer! I'm currently using a Dobyn's 733 but it's a tad long for those close quarter dock assaults. Do you like a 7'? 6' 9"? 6' 6"?

If you want to stay with Dobyns, take a look at their 683


Dobyn's is my perferred choice but I have other brands in the boat too. Just seems for the money it's hard to beat the Fury line and that's the price point I'm looking to stay at.

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#12377484 - 08/08/17 12:19 PM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
jbcarroll3000 Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/12
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Loc: Denton, TX
I've used the Fitzgerald Bryan Thrift series skipping rod for the past 6 months or so. It's 6'9" and works well for me.

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#12377491 - 08/08/17 12:23 PM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 4394
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I prefer a 6'9"-7'0". If I had to pick one it would be 7'0".
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#12377499 - 08/08/17 12:24 PM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
joebass2 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 4176
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Old school here staying with 6'6".

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#12377578 - 08/08/17 01:49 PM Re: Skipping rod length? [Re: i-Fish]
WattoFish Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 60
I have a MH Dobyns Savvy micro guide in 6'6" with a Daiwa Tatula SV TWS and really like it....I use it exclusively for this technique.

The added accuracy believed to be attributed to a micro guide and the near un-backlashable Daiwa reel make a great set up for me.

The Savvy line is near the price point of the Fury and is the only line to offer micro guides. JMO

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