Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
ipeeinmywetsuit

Purchasing A New Swimbait Rod Soon! Please Help

Recommended Posts

So far I have one rod that has stood out above the rest in mind. A custom rod builder who I spoke to in detail about the rod and tackletours review stated although it is rated 1-4oz it can handle even sub 1oz paddletails. The rod is the dobyns 795MLSB. I have a few swimbaits in mind that I will begin with because I am a complete newbie to throwing larger swimbaits than 3/4 - 1oz. I know that I want to commit to throwing baits that are large I just want to make sure if I am going to commit to a rod this expensive and a reel not much less expensive that I will have fun with my choice and it will work for what I am throwing.

The baits:

1.5-2oz: 6" hudd (I might buy an 8" just because it will be cheaper and throw it once I am comfortable with the smaller baits)

2oz+: 6-7" Osprey Talon Inline Swimbaits

2oz+: 6"+ Osprey tournament talon top hook

1.5oz: Black Dog G2 Shellcracker

1.6oz: 168s River2Sea S Waver

1oz+: Optimum BLT

These are what I have in mind to start with.. soft baits for fishing deeper water or even the bottom with a hudd and hardbaits that wake or swim just below the surface.

What do you guys think? Regardless of the rod I have in mind if you have what you think is a better suggestion for a rod to handle these swim baits let me know. I want to be able to order this rod online so I get a good discount for Black Friday. I guess I am having some last minute reservations.. but please share your opinion even if it will have me second guessing myself even more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread looks really familiar . . .? ? ?

A-Jay

http://www.bassresou...e-swimbait-rod/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This thread looks really familiar . . .? ? ?

A-Jay

http://www.bassresou...e-swimbait-rod/

sure does. ill say the same thing o this thread as i did on the other, check out tackle industries musky rods. meant for big baits, and a heck of a rod for the price.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

El Dee See...

Local to you, call him... support 'merican made!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As I mentioned in your other thread, that is the best rod, actually the only rod in the dobyns lineup, that you need for those baits.

The 806 and 807 are too heavy.

Any other rods will not be swimbait specific, but can throw those baits - 805flip, 765 or 764.

Stick with the 795ml.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry guys I didnt mean to repost this I was going to go into more detail in the previous thread about what I will be using it for. It was a longgg weekend and I must have completely spaced out. I am now wondering if I should get the MLSB or the standard length. There is a 3 inch difference in handle length between the two. Will the MLSB make working top water baits that much more difficult? I will be fishing mostly from shore and from a float tube so perhaps it will get in the way more in tight spots? It seems like the standard length for other heavier swimbait rods is 20+" so maybe the MLSB is the right choice based upon the majority? Not too sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd say it depends more what you'll be throwing more often. I have the ML and yes I do wish I had the MT when working lunker punkers. The main reason hangup is when positioning the rod tip down after the cast... the butt sometimes gets caught up on the side of my shirt or jacket. Not a big deal really, just a minor annoyance.

On the plus side, I like being able to use the longer handle for more leverage when launching heavier baits. Plus, it tucks under my arm when retrieving tip down and allows me to really hold onto the rod for solid hooksets.

Now that I think of it, maybe I should just get the MT and have the best of both. Good luck with your decision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing poles

    fishing

    fishing poles

    fishing poles

    fishing reels

    fishing

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×
×
  • Create New...