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#12619750 - 02/09/18 09:31 PM Dobyn's Rod's Question
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
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Loc: San Diego, Ca/ Sanger, Tx
Has the quality of Dobyn's rods gotten worse over the years? I have busted two 734C's in the last 6 months on hooksets.... Both rods in the same place. Mind you I don't have a gorilla type of hookset but I am fishing 3/8 ounce jigs on 15 pound fluorocarbon. I broke my second one today on the Vine on maybe an over.

Do I need to step up to a 744C to get better quality or quit using Dobyn's rods all togethor? Mind you I am not bashing Dobyn's rods, because I love my 805CB RM and 705CB.
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#12619759 - 02/09/18 09:34 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I have broken 6 Dobyn's to date and have two of the rods sitting on my desk trying to decide if I want to waste the money to get them replaced. If I do I will probably get another flipping stick or something really heavy. Their medium and medium-heavy actions are too damn fragile for me.

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#12619778 - 02/09/18 09:40 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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You have to match the action to your presentation.. the 5 and newer 6 power rods are amazing.. you won't break those, the super fast action is able to throw a wacky rig.. Not trying to defend the rods, you're entitled to your opinions.
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#12619796 - 02/09/18 09:52 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: RedSkeeter]
Mike Keenan Offline
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So step up to something like the 735 or 736?
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#12619808 - 02/09/18 09:56 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Bedazzled

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Originally Posted By: Mike Keenan
So step up to something like the 735 or 736?

The 735 is the bomb...
I've been using the Fury series more as well... swim baits rods are great for the price
Good luck on your choice Mike..
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#12619848 - 02/09/18 10:19 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: RedSkeeter]
Mike Keenan Offline
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I’m just open to suggestions for a light Texas rig / light jig rod. I admit my advice isn’t always the best I’m open to other’s experiences.
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#12619867 - 02/09/18 10:35 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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PM me Mike if I can help, be happy to.
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#12619880 - 02/09/18 10:47 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 01/20/15
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Loc: Tyler, Texas
I go heavier with my Dobyns selection, I use a 733 for mainly spinnerbaits then when I throw a tax rig or light jig I bump up to a 744. I’ve used them exclusively for 1-2 now and I haven’t broken one yet, knock on wood or had any other kind of problem. If you have any questions I wouldn’t hesitate to send RedSkeeter a PM. Billy knows his stuff

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#12619918 - 02/09/18 11:41 PM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Slefler]
Mike Keenan Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
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Thanks for the help
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#12619969 - 02/10/18 04:46 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 08/20/03
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I am not a fan of Korean made rods

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#12619970 - 02/10/18 04:48 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Streetman, TX
I was in the same predicament after repeatedly breaking rods 10-12 years ago while using another quality rod manufacturer. After one broke costing me a big fish in a tournament I started making the switch to loomis. I started buying IMX and have upgraded almost all my jig/worm rods to at least this series over the years. No regrets I have broken one since making the switch and it broke between the reel seat and butt of the rod. I still landed the fish. When talking “ best ” rods loomis is always in the coversation and others companies make some great rods, but notice which rods hold their resale value. Get ready to spend some money if you decide to switch to loomis, but you can find some really great deals on demo rods and used here on the forum if you are patient and know exactly which models you are shopping for.

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#12620003 - 02/10/18 06:46 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 02/16/07
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Mike, I have a bunch of Dobyns Champion and Extreme rods, 15 or so. I have used them exclusively for several (many) years now. I broke one and they replaced it.
This was about 3 years ago. Only problem I have had with them. I do not have any of their latest editions of Extreme or Champion rods however.

If you are throwing 3/8 and 1/2 oz jigs I suggest trying the 784 Mike Long jig rod. It has elevated my jig game, the long rod really helps getting a good hookset.
It is light, balanced and sensitive. I spoke with Gary Dobyns about the 784 at one of the Classics when it had just come out. He seemed somewhat surprised that such a long rod
was in demand. I also use it for pitching, mag flukes, carolina rigs, etc.

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#12620006 - 02/10/18 06:48 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13305
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Most of my rods are Dobyns rods but for pitching a 3/8 jig and a 3/8 oz. Tx.rigged craw, I like Power Tackle rods. I haven't broken any of the Dobyns rods that I have.

I use a Champion 705 for my frog rod and really like it for that. I have three 784 Extremes that I love for fishing a C-rig or spoon. Many people have commented that they like it for throwing a football head jig. I have two 745 Extremes, and a 744 Extreme that I use for football head and swing head jigs. Either the 744 or the 745 Extreme is what I would suggest you go to if you stay with the Dobyns brand.

I only have 1 HP model and it is a 702. All of my other Dobyns rods are the older models.


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#12620220 - 02/10/18 09:08 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Actually I have several 734's in the Champion series and have been using them for years. They are the perfect weight for small to medium Texas rigged plastics and jigs. Not really the best for big jigs and plastics or close in thick cover flipping but perfect for everything else in my opinion. Very light and sensitive and just real comfortable for casting T Riggs or jigs all day. Never broke a rod either. Have lost an eye once or twice though. The 734 is about the perfect "do everything" rod in my opinion.
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#12620242 - 02/10/18 09:30 AM Re: Dobyn's Rod's Question [Re: Mike Keenan]
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1382
Loc: Greenville,Texas
I see that Dobyns is building a warehouse in Sulphur Springs.

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