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Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Captain Chunk] #13672496 08/18/20 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Chunk
For around $200 bucks I'd try to find a used Power Tackle PG104.


What technique do you believe this rod excels at?

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Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Sinkey] #13672502 08/18/20 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I use both Power Tackle Rods and Falcon Cara's.

Not a Dobyns hater at all! I think Gary makes great rods as well.


I like TFO rods too for the price. Have you ever tried the North Fork Composites that he now builds?

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Lee Finlay] #13672503 08/18/20 06:10 PM
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Look at Impulse rods, made in Magnolia Tx, they are great rods at a good price and Lance Stringer is a class act guy.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13672507 08/18/20 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
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No idea how a Dobyns rod isn’t sensitive enough...May look at the Legend Series from St Croix and see if that fits your eye.

Tackle Tour reviewed the Ecstasy series and kinda bashed on Dobyns lacking sensitivity and their heavy measured like a medium to medium/heavy. They did compare it to an NRX though, so the Dobyns really was dead before it started. Lol.

I’d recommend Falcon Experts at the $200 price point.


I need to go read that article. The only Xtasy series I have is the 755C and while the diameter and weight of the rod is in line with a medium heavy or even a medium rod, the power is NOT. It's actually the lightest weight to power rod I've ever fished with. I can also feel a perch fart on it.

Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion and 10 guys could use the same rod and come up with 10 different stories. I am also a little biased since I've known Gary for many years and consider him a good friend, but that would never make me lie about the quality of the products he makes. Heck, I've even heard Gary say out loud if a rod does or doesn't perform the way he wants it to then replace it with a new design, tweak it or just get rid of it. He's not exactly the shy type and admits fault but also is proud of the products he makes.


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Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Allison1] #13672521 08/18/20 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison1
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I use both Power Tackle Rods and Falcon Cara's.

Not a Dobyns hater at all! I think Gary makes great rods as well.


I like TFO rods too for the price. Have you ever tried the North Fork Composites that he now builds?




If you're referring to the EDGE rods I have two and both seem to have been built by drunk monkeys.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: 21xs Elite] #13672528 08/18/20 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 21xs Elite
Look at Impulse rods, made in Magnolia Tx, they are great rods at a good price and Lance Stringer is a class act guy.

So is Kistler. Are they affiliated?

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Lee Finlay] #13672542 08/18/20 06:46 PM
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Man there is so much miss information on the internet. I have some 15 year old GLX loomis rods that I Trig with and I am using Dobyns 734 & 744 Champion rods on Jigs and C rigs.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Lee Finlay] #13672547 08/18/20 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
What rod do you recommend for the same price range as a Sierra or Champion XP?

I really like my Sierra rods, but I'm looking for a good TX rig rod. I keep reading how Dobyns aren't sensitive enough for bottom baits. So, what would you buy for around $200?


I have used G Loomis, Dobyns, Shimano, Falcon, TFO, Lews, and St. Croix over the years and in the $200 range I like the E6X, Dobyns Champion, and the St. Croix Avid. Full disclosure it has been since the the gen 1 Caras since I used Falcon and just as long for the Shimano and Lews so I am sure they have all improved. I think they are all fairly comparable in sensitivity in that price range. The Dobyns Sierra is pretty close for under $180. I have switched to mostly Dobyns due to the balance of the rod compared with the reel. They feel lighter because they are not so tip heavy. The E6X felt very tip heavy to me, but could be the way I palm the reel. St. Croix and Dobyns seem to have the best balance for me and I notice it after a long day and have plenty of sensitivity. Once you get to the level of the NRX, Extasy, or Expride it is amazing, but you in the $500 and up price range and that gets pricey. I only have one NRX and one Extasy and I find them pretty comparable in sensitivity.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Lee Finlay] #13672683 08/18/20 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
What rod do you recommend for the same price range as a Sierra or Champion XP?

I really like my Sierra rods, but I'm looking for a good TX rig rod. I keep reading how Dobyns aren't sensitive enough for bottom baits. So, what would you buy for around $200?


The Dobyns Sierra rods and above are just fine for bottom baits. You already have some and like them so no reason to change. G Loomis makes great rods but the E6X is not one of them. It is not as sensitive as the Sierra.
The Sierra is a fantastic Tx. rig rod.

Whatever you are reading about them about being not sensitive enough is just fake news.

If you ever make it out to Lake Fork you can try out many of the brands suggested. I have a bunch of different brands. I no longer have the E6X. I did not like it so I sold it. Just not sensitive enough for me.
The NRX is the most sensitive one I have but it is expensive.

I have Powell, Kistler, Daiwa, Dobyns, Major Craft, Power Tackle, Loomis, Megabass, Shimano, Falcon. FXtreme, and some custom rods.

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Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: SAKS] #13672686 08/18/20 08:54 PM
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Look at Impulse rods, made in Magnolia Tx, they are great rods at a good price and Lance Stringer is a class act guy.

So is Kistler. Are they affiliated?

Not that I’m aware of, I do know that impulse builds rods for others but don’t know about any affiliation with Kistler.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: B. Dill] #13672688 08/18/20 08:56 PM
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For around $200 bucks I'd try to find a used Power Tackle PG104.


What technique do you believe this rod excels at?


It is a 7ft 6inch rod that is fairly stout. I use it for 1/2-3/4 jigs and heavy shaky heads.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: tmd11111] #13672742 08/18/20 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
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I use both Power Tackle Rods and Falcon Cara's.

Not a Dobyns hater at all! I think Gary makes great rods as well.


I like TFO rods too for the price. Have you ever tried the North Fork Composites that he now builds?




If you're referring to the EDGE rods I have two and both seem to have been built by drunk monkeys.



That's an interesting take. I have a flipping stick and 2 cranking rods and absolutely love both of them. Now, I've never paid more than $200 on a rod before, so can't compare them to more expensive models.

I do know I was dragging a 1/2 oz jig in 20' with 30 mph winds last Sunday and had no problems feeling the bite. I typically only go heavier if the wind forces me to, and I never felt the need.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: tmd11111] #13672850 08/18/20 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
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I use both Power Tackle Rods and Falcon Cara's.

Not a Dobyns hater at all! I think Gary makes great rods as well.


I like TFO rods too for the price. Have you ever tried the North Fork Composites that he now builds?




If you're referring to the EDGE rods I have two and both seem to have been built by drunk monkeys.


No. I was talking about Gary Dobyns has great rods as well.


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Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Sinkey] #13672965 08/19/20 12:51 AM
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I use both Power Tackle Rods and Falcon Cara's.

Not a Dobyns hater at all! I think Gary makes great rods as well.


I like TFO rods too for the price. Have you ever tried the North Fork Composites that he now builds?




If you're referring to the EDGE rods I have two and both seem to have been built by drunk monkeys.


No. I was talking about Gary Dobyns has great rods as well.


And Gary is a great guy if you ever have the chance to meet him.

Re: For all of you Dobyns haters.... [Re: Lee Finlay] #13673034 08/19/20 01:46 AM
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The Falcon Lowrider 7’ MH F Rod is about as close to perfect as you can get for a tax rig Rod. And only $129. I had an older Cara T7 and actually preferred the action in the low rider series that isn’t available in any other Falcon.

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