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Need Help Picking a Rod #14020974 06/04/21 05:39 PM
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Dobyns Fury Series
Dobyns Colt Series
Lews Carbon Fire Speed Stick
Shimano SLX Rod
St. Croix Bass X Rod

I am wanting to get a new rod. No real reason other than I want one haha. I am not trying to spend lots of money. Of the rods listed above, what are your quick thoughts and which one would you choose?

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Re: Need Help Picking a Rod [Re: Strat-a-Caster] #14021056 06/04/21 06:47 PM
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Fury all day. no that much more that Colt and shimano SLX is a good rod but it is too big and bulky. Not impressed with Lews fire stick. Just my 2 cents


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At the price point you’re referencing, hard to beat a Fury 703 or 733 for moving baits

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Originally Posted by MDM
At the price point you’re referencing, hard to beat a Fury 703 or 733 for moving baits

What about for soft plastics or jigs?

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If its going to be your primary rod for plastics/jigs etc. would recommend investing in a higher level Dobyns series that fits your budget. I have rods in the Fury, Sierra, Kaden, Champion XP, Champion Extreme HP and Xtasy series. You really see the decreased weight/increased sensitivity enhancement at the Champion XP level and above.

If you want to keep spending to a minimum for a slow presentation rod, would say the Sierra 734 is a great all round choice. The new Kaden series might also fit your needs. I’ve got a Kaden 713 I really like for topwaters. Haven’t used them but the model 744 or 745 sounds like it might work well.

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Originally Posted by Strat-a-Caster
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At the price point you’re referencing, hard to beat a Fury 703 or 733 for moving baits

What about for soft plastics or jigs?
I would strongly recommend the 704 or 734 for soft plastics(Dobyns “4” weight).

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Originally Posted by MDM
At the price point you’re referencing, hard to beat a Fury 703 or 733 for moving baits

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At the price point you’re referencing, hard to beat a Fury 703 or 733 for moving baits

What about for soft plastics or jigs?
I would strongly recommend the 704 or 734 for soft plastics(Dobyns “4” weight).

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I'm a Falcon Cara/Expert fan however when I was Guiding I had 3 or 4 Fury rods with Lews Mach 2 reels that I kept as extra rods. All I can say that's got to be the best value combo there is.
Fury Rods are awesome and have replaced the ole BuCoo as the best value out there.

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Dobyns fury.....if they are out of Phenix Feathers 🤔...sorry I had to 🤷‍♂️😂

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For the exact same money and also available at academy. The Falcon Lowrider All Around Fast for $129.99 is the best rod available for the money. Perfect jig/to rig rod. The color is dumb but still the best option.

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Went with the Fury 703C. Cant wait to give it a try.

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