New Dobyn's Series

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby Mavn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:19 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:Why is there no medium casting?


I remember reading Gary saying he doesn't sell enough of the 2 power rods to justify making it in the xtasy line up.

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby papagravey » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:21 pm

Would love a review from whomever gets their hands on this first

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby Heddonfrog » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:23 pm

Ordered a 755 Sunday night and if I receive it by Thursday, I’ll be able to fish it Friday...though I’m having a hard time figuring out what I’ll need it for fishing Lake Michigan for smallies (excuse to buy some 3/4oz & 1oz Dark Sleepers? Maybe so) Don’t think I’ve ever taken a casting rod over a med/hev out there...but! I shall figure something out even if it’s just sacrificing an hour or so to provide a mini-report to enquiring minds

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby papagravey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:14 am

Heddonfrog wrote:Ordered a 755 Sunday night and if I receive it by Thursday, I’ll be able to fish it Friday...though I’m having a hard time figuring out what I’ll need it for fishing Lake Michigan for smallies (excuse to buy some 3/4oz & 1oz Dark Sleepers? Maybe so) Don’t think I’ve ever taken a casting rod over a med/hev out there...but! I shall figure something out even if it’s just sacrificing an hour or so to provide a mini-report to enquiring minds

You I’m looking forward to this. I had a 736 glass Champion but I wasn’t in love with it but that was a composite rod. I want to try another dobyns to see if I like the company

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby blkfalc4 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 pm

papagravey wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote:Ordered a 755 Sunday night and if I receive it by Thursday, I’ll be able to fish it Friday...though I’m having a hard time figuring out what I’ll need it for fishing Lake Michigan for smallies (excuse to buy some 3/4oz & 1oz Dark Sleepers? Maybe so) Don’t think I’ve ever taken a casting rod over a med/hev out there...but! I shall figure something out even if it’s just sacrificing an hour or so to provide a mini-report to enquiring minds

You I’m looking forward to this. I had a 736 glass Champion but I wasn’t in love with it but that was a composite rod. I want to try another dobyns to see if I like the company


Love my 736cb for throwing 1/2 chatters.

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby Heddonfrog » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:41 pm

papagravey wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote:Ordered a 755 Sunday night and if I receive it by Thursday, I’ll be able to fish it Friday...though I’m having a hard time figuring out what I’ll need it for fishing Lake Michigan for smallies (excuse to buy some 3/4oz & 1oz Dark Sleepers? Maybe so) Don’t think I’ve ever taken a casting rod over a med/hev out there...but! I shall figure something out even if it’s just sacrificing an hour or so to provide a mini-report to enquiring minds

You I’m looking forward to this. I had a 736 glass Champion but I wasn’t in love with it but that was a composite rod. I want to try another dobyns to see if I like the company


I had the same rod and used it maybe 4 times before selling it. A buddy who is a fan of the rod (but does not have any experience with other brands of rods) asked me why and I said “because I feel like I’m fishing with two arm casts on” it’s clumsy, heavy and casts inaccurately. I replaced it with a G-Rod Pro Bass BA-7MH-1C and that rod is light years ahead of the Champ 736CB. The Pro Bass can do everything the 736CB does as well as everything a Champion HP 704 can do and 90% of what a 705 can do. I got the Pro Bass BA-73H-1C for heavy jigging and bladed jigs up to 1-1/2ozs but it’s not a jig rod more like a swim bait/A-rig rod. Takes over 1-1/2oz baits to start to load the tip. I would consider it a 2X-Mag heavy...so I got the DRX-755 as my primary 3/4 to 1oz jig rod. I have the tracking # now and am expecting it on Wednesday. I hope to have some on the water time with it this week and a few thoughts to post this weekend

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby dtacker » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Heddonfrog wrote:
papagravey wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote: “because I feel like I’m fishing with two arm casts on” it’s clumsy, heavy and casts inaccurately.


I'm sorry, but a rod simply does not cast inaccurately. It may be harder for you to cast versus other rods... but a rod does not cast inaccurately. That's entirely false. Unless it somehow loads differently on every single cast you make, that simply does not make sense at all. Not going to disagree with your feelings on the rod outside of that because that can be 100% the way you feel about it and that's ok. A rod casting inaccurately is something you can try to make sense of if you'd like, but it will never be true.

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby hoohoorjoo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:24 pm

dtacker wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote:
papagravey wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote: “because I feel like I’m fishing with two arm casts on” it’s clumsy, heavy and casts inaccurately.


I'm sorry, but a rod simply does not cast inaccurately. It may be harder for you to cast versus other rods... but a rod does not cast inaccurately. That's entirely false. Unless it somehow loads differently on every single cast you make, that simply does not make sense at all.

I beg to differ with you because a rod absolutely will be inaccurate, IF the rod isnt built correctly on the spine. It will load and unload with a twisting motion, not just a flex back and forth. Its like a pitcher throwing a curve ball. I promise you, this can happen, because I had 2 identical factory rods once that I ordered at the same time from the same retailer. I sent one back because it just wouldn't cast where I pointed it. The other one was like an extension of my arm, in that the lure went where I was aiming every time. With the bad one, I could actually feel the torque of the blank as it twisted on the backcast.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: New Dobyn's Series

Postby Heddonfrog » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:20 pm

dtacker wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote:
papagravey wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote: “because I feel like I’m fishing with two arm casts on” it’s clumsy, heavy and casts inaccurately.


I'm sorry, but a rod simply does not cast inaccurately. It may be harder for you to cast versus other rods... but a rod does not cast inaccurately. That's entirely false. Unless it somehow loads differently on every single cast you make, that simply does not make sense at all. Not going to disagree with your feelings on the rod outside of that because that can be 100% the way you feel about it and that's ok. A rod casting inaccurately is something you can try to make sense of if you'd like, but it will never be true.


I will rephrase that for you “exceptionally difficult to cast accurately” I also used another descriptive for my buddy “it feels like I’m trying to make a football pass with a loaf of bread and 5 slices have been taken out” come on, even he laughed at that visual. He loves it, I don’t that’s fine. It’s all about the love for the sport and catching fish.


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