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#12596810 - 01/26/18 03:39 PM Rod power?
i-Fish Offline
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In your experience do you prefer a heavy (704) rod over a med-heavy (703) for a stick that handles both a t-rig and spinnerbait? For specifics I'm looking at the Dobyns Champion XP 703 or 704 for exactly those presentations. If the fish want a moving bait I'll tie on a spinner to go with my other hard baits and if they want the plastic I'll use it for a t-rig. And I will almost never go heavier than 1/2oz while I'm usually throwing 1/4 or 3/8.
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#12596822 - 01/26/18 03:45 PM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Depends on the weight of the Tx rig and spinnerbait, but in general I would say medium-heavy.
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#12596866 - 01/26/18 04:03 PM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
JDV Offline
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Registered: 11/13/17
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Loc: Austin, TX
I've got a Champion 703 and a Sierra 734 and with the 1/4 oz T Rig & Spinnerbaits, definitely a 703. For 3/8oz plus trailer on a spinnerbait, or 3/8oz weight plus worm on a Texas Rig its kind of in that middle area where a 704 may be just as good or a bit better depending on total weight. 1/2oz plus trailer or worm, definitely the 704. If total weight is 1/2 oz or under, 703 is plenty for me.

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#12597777 - 01/27/18 10:46 AM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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#12597786 - 01/27/18 10:54 AM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
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In Dobyns extremes I always used a 3-power for baits like a shaky head or a senko. I like a 4-5 power for Tx-rigs and spinnerbaits

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#12598600 - 01/28/18 07:18 AM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
ezbassin Offline
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703 for shaky head, wacky rig, light tx.rig 3/16-1/4
704 for Tx. rigged Senko weightless, Tx. rig 1/4-1/2, Jig 3/8-1/2

Those would be my suggestions. For crank baits and spinner baits i like a rod that has more of a parabolic bend to it, one that is designed for those techniques.

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#12598620 - 01/28/18 07:55 AM Re: Rod power? [Re: i-Fish]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Dobyns are 1 power weaker than most other rods, for example their med hvy would be more like a med to most other manufacturers.

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#12599111 - 01/28/18 03:09 PM Re: Rod power? [Re: JDV]
TX Rigged Senko Offline
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Originally Posted By: JDV
I've got a Champion 703 and a Sierra 734 and with the 1/4 oz T Rig & Spinnerbaits, definitely a 703. For 3/8oz plus trailer on a spinnerbait, or 3/8oz weight plus worm on a Texas Rig its kind of in that middle area where a 704 may be just as good or a bit better depending on total weight. 1/2oz plus trailer or worm, definitely the 704. If total weight is 1/2 oz or under, 703 is plenty for me.


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