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#12511483 - 11/21/17 10:57 AM Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 72
Loc: waco, texas
Do yall prefer a 704 or 705 cb? for 3/8 oz square bills lookin to pick up a champion on black friday. I have only ever used medium-mod in a quantum but sometimes wish i had a med-hvy-mod. Will probably run 15-20# invisx

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#12511489 - 11/21/17 11:02 AM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 1939
i currently use the 765 champion for my SqBills, for my preference i would say the 705 would work better. I like having a little more versatility to throw a 2.5 or a lipless when needed. But normally throw 1.5 size Cranks
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#12511533 - 11/21/17 11:31 AM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
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I find the 705 to be a little tip stiff for anything under 1/2 oz for a roll cast. Tends to hook my 1.5’s or smaller on the cast so I’d say 704.
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#12511564 - 11/21/17 12:00 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Loc: Garland, TX
I use the 705CBMF Glass. Love it!
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#12511670 - 11/21/17 01:30 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: waco, texas
appreciate the input guys.

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#12511677 - 11/21/17 01:32 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
RedEar12 Online   content
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Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 777
I have a 705 and love it, but for a 1.5 I use my 683

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#12511893 - 11/21/17 04:48 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2277
Loc: Lantana,Tx
705cb for tight cover/timber, 764cbrm for open water, 764cbrm my favorite by a mile!

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#12511960 - 11/21/17 06:08 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
DEFMP Online   content
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 433
Loc: DFW
I have the 705 glass and also think it's awfully stiff for 3/8oz cranks. Throw 1/2-3/4 very well, but for 3/8 sqr bills I'd get the 704 glass.

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#12512134 - 11/21/17 07:52 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 198
I have both.

704 for 1.0 and 1.5's
705 for 2.5's

I fish square bills as one of my primary techniques so I throw those two rods a ton.

704CB Glass for you all day.

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#12512190 - 11/21/17 08:32 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: stringwise]
jfdawson Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 903
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: stringwise
I have both.

704 for 1.0 and 1.5's
705 for 2.5's

I fish square bills as one of my primary techniques so I throw those two rods a ton.

704CB Glass for you all day.


I have both too.. and I agree with this 100%. If I had to pick just 1, the 704CB Glass is the one. It's a great top water rod too.

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#12518060 - 11/27/17 02:07 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 72
Loc: waco, texas
Well may have pulled the trigger too early lol ordered the 705 thursday.....We wil see i guess.

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#12518112 - 11/27/17 02:57 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 198
Originally Posted By: B.Byars
Well may have pulled the trigger too early lol ordered the 705 thursday.....We wil see i guess.


It will be ok but I don't think you will love it. 704 you wouldn't want to put down. 705 will likely make you feel like you are overpowering 3/8 oz baits.

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#12518294 - 11/27/17 06:28 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: UTDmiller]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: UTDmiller
i currently use the 765 champion for my SqBills, for my preference i would say the 705 would work better. I like having a little more versatility to throw a 2.5 or a lipless when needed. But normally throw 1.5 size Cranks


Wow a 765 for square bills? That is a stout rod.


Edited by ezbassin (11/27/17 06:28 PM)

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#12518384 - 11/27/17 07:36 PM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
GriddleGrizzly Offline
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Registered: 08/13/17
Posts: 58
705 glass is really good with 1/2 oz lipless baits, 2.5 size squarebills, etc. It works for 1.5 size baits, but its a little heavy for making super accurate casts with it. I feel it in my elbow after throwing a 1.5 on it for longer periods.

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#12518624 - 11/28/17 06:49 AM Re: Dobyns Square bill Crankbait Rod [Re: B.Byars]
H B Offline
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Registered: 09/15/14
Posts: 159
Another vote for the 705 glass I throw all my shallow cranks jerkbaits and chatterbaits on it. That glass rod is more durable too.
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