Dobyns or G. Loomis?

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Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by bigfish2 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:12 pm

Gary Dobyns Bass Rod 807 MAG HSB
8', 1pc, 20-50lb, 1-7oz, Mag Hvy Fast Action

OR

G. Loomis Swimbait Rod 956 7'11" Heavy
Lure Weight: 3oz-8oz


Which one would you get and why? Please don't say both :evil22:

Does anyone have any comparisons in terms of the action and the fishability of the sticks? As well as any likes and dislikes about them?

Also was wondering what kind of graphite is G loomis using for the swimbait line up?

Thanks!

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by bigfish2 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:20 pm

No one has anything to say on either one?

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by davej » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:00 pm

Bigfish.. sorry bud I don't have either.. I am waiting on the 795ML from GD.. I have his frog rod and like it alot.. stiffer tip them most frog rods I have held.. I don't know if that run true across all his line up..

Cal to did you handle this rod on your outing with Gary?

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by Cal » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:20 pm

davej wrote:Cal to did you handle this rod on your outing with Gary?
No, I did not handle that rod during our outing with Dobyns at Clear Lake.
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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by bigfish2 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:38 pm

Cal wrote:
davej wrote:Cal to did you handle this rod on your outing with Gary?
No, I did not handle that rod during our outing with Dobyns at Clear Lake.
Did you happen to handle any of the rods in the Dobyns swimbait line up?

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by Cal » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:43 pm

bigfish2 wrote:
Cal wrote:
davej wrote:Cal to did you handle this rod on your outing with Gary?
No, I did not handle that rod during our outing with Dobyns at Clear Lake.
Did you happen to handle any of the rods in the Dobyns swimbait line up?
Nope... he forgot them, that's why I was throwing the Punker on his frog stick. I've held them at ICAST and all I can really say is, they were extremely well balanced.

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but the Loomis sticks felt good too.
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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by bigfish2 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback Cal, it is appreciated.

I think that balance pic may make my choice a bit easier :)

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by xxlbass » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:30 pm

I have the G Loomis 955 Swimbait rod and love it. I can cast all day long and it has the good ole warranty to boot........... My only stink with loomis is the reel seat is not compatible with any of my reels and I need to use a spacer with my curado 300 or the reel falls off while fighting fish.

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by deepsessions » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:41 pm

that Mike Long 807Mag paired with a Daiwa Big Bait Special is what I'm aiming for. This is one setup I won't need to hold before using I recon.

Cal you guys had a great write up/forum post on the BBS

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by davej » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:25 am

deepsessions wrote:that Mike Long 807Mag paired with a Daiwa Big Bait Special is what I'm aiming for. This is one setup I won't need to hold before using I recon.

Cal you guys had a great write up/forum post on the BBS
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let us know when they come in and a little review.. I'm itching to get my hands on a few of GD's swimbait rods..

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by splash » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:48 pm

xxlbass wrote:I have the G Loomis 955 Swimbait rod and love it. I can cast all day long and it has the good ole warranty to boot........... My only stink with loomis is the reel seat is not compatible with any of my reels and I need to use a spacer with my curado 300 or the reel falls off while fighting fish.
Dobyns has the good "ol $50 no hassle warranty too!
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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by xxlbass » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:37 pm

splash wrote:
xxlbass wrote:I have the G Loomis 955 Swimbait rod and love it. I can cast all day long and it has the good ole warranty to boot........... My only stink with loomis is the reel seat is not compatible with any of my reels and I need to use a spacer with my curado 300 or the reel falls off while fighting fish.
Dobyns has the good "ol $50 no hassle warranty too!
that's good to know I'm in the market myself. I will look at them.

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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by The Doc » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:34 am

I have the Dobyns 795 SMBT and it's awesome. I have never used a Loomis swimbait rod, but I have used several other Loomis rods. If I was gonna get one, I'd go with the Dobyns, lots more people throwing SB's on the Dobyns rods, and not a complaint I've ever found....
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Re: Dobyns or G. Loomis?

Post by MikeLT » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:47 pm

I've got a few 795 ml's & 806 ml's ( and still a gen 1 866hsb ) and absolutely love 'em. I do not own an 807 mag, I just don't throw baits large enough to need it. I have fished the 807 and it is a STICK. If you are throwing huge baits I think it would be the way to go.

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