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Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? #13541720 05/01/20 05:32 PM
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Yes, I know I missed out on the 40% sale...and NO this isn't meant to start a long thread comparing all brands of rods. I like Dobyns and need a good worm rod. I want a 7ft rod. The 704 and 705 are top options. I primarily fish a 3/8oz weight with a 3/0 hook and a baby brushhog (or similar)...so total weight will get close to 1/2 ounce. I might throw a 1/4 ounce weight but I will rarely go heavier than 3/8 ounce. I flip around boat docks and timber 80% of the time so the 7ft length is a little easier to handle than a 7'2 or 7'3. For you Dobyns guys which rod is best? Will the 705 be too heavy to throw a lighter t-rig??

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Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13541773 05/01/20 06:30 PM
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I love the 703’s for senkos and 3/8 oz t-rig and the 704 for 1/2 oz t-rig. I like a little more give in my rod so I don’t use the 705.


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For what you described I would opt for the 704, that 703 is great for flukes and weightless senkos. Good luck.

Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: i-Fish] #13541797 05/01/20 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by i-Fish
I love the 703’s for senkos and 3/8 oz t-rig and the 704 for 1/2 oz t-rig. I like a little more give in my rod so I don’t use the 705.


I concur with all of this. When in doubt, I go down in power rather than up but that’s just me.


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Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13541966 05/01/20 09:17 PM
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I also vote for the 704. Should be perfect for what you are describing.

Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13541970 05/01/20 09:18 PM
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I have a 704 and I mainly use it for Tx rigged worms and lizards. Great rod with enough backbone to handle some big fish. I think you'll really enjoy the 704.

Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13542253 05/02/20 01:36 AM
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After fishing the 703 and 733 a Lot the last couple weeks (after never having a Dobyns Champion) I'd def say go with the 704 over the 705. The 733 handles the 3/8oz and below really well and I haven't had any Hookset issues. I got the 3 power based off a friend's recommendation for that weight specifically so I would think the 4 power wouldn't be too much. Great rods for sure!

Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13542370 05/02/20 03:28 AM
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704 is the correct answer.

Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13542371 05/02/20 03:28 AM
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I have the 733 and 735
733 is lig1ht for trig
I am going with a 734 or 744 next for trig and such. 735 is better than the 733


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Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13542387 05/02/20 03:41 AM
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I have 6 703’s because of their versatility. I have 3 704’s because they are a little more specific. 704’s are great for Texas rigs and frogs.

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Out of the two you're thinking about, 704C is perfect for the technique and weights you plan to throw with.

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704 is what you want. 703 for weightless baits and the 705 for top water frogs. I like a 7ft rod length for top water frog fishing because I can walk the frog better with that length than a longer rod. For what you want to do, you will get more distance with the 704 because it has a better tip action than the 705.

I also have a 683 and 684 Dobyns Sierra rod that I use quite a bit. The 684 works great for me when I am skipping docks.

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Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: txlonghorns] #13544527 05/04/20 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by txlonghorns
Out of the two you're thinking about, 704C is perfect for the technique and weights you plan to throw with.


This ^^^^^^^





Re: Dobyns Champion 704 or 705? [Re: rkd] #13544607 05/04/20 02:40 PM
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Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I'll be going with the 704.

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704C...My favorite rod. Have 3 of them.

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