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Dobyns Saavy Series Rods

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Hey guys,

 

Anyone use the Dobyns savvy series of rods? What do you think of them? I know Tackletour gave them a great rating but I thought I would get the fellas on Bassresource to give me their input. Input away! 

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Might I suggest trying this.....

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/index.php?app=core&module=search&section=search&do=search&fromsearch=1

 

When I did that, I filtered using the keyword of Dobyns and selected "Title Only" then I used the CTRL key and selected the General Fishing forum and the Rod, Reel, Tackle forum.  It resulted in 4 pages of topics that were associated with Dobyns rods.  Might answer some of your questions as the topics cover a variety of rod choices and power/action combinations.

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I have been fishing the savy series for 2 years before upgrading to the extremes. My savy series rods now fish frogs, swimbaits, spinnerbaits, and chatterbaits.

The savy series of rods may be a good buy depending upon intended use. At one point in time I fished mine for bottom contact baits and didn't have any issues with sensitivity, although they probably wont wow you in that aspect. Balance, looks, and casting distance was very good from what I have found.

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i just picked one up from TW and i gotta say it feels great in hand.. much more balanced than the new vendetta's and the mojo bass i recently returned to get the savvy...  its easily the best rod ive handled .. i havent tried rods over $200 So i cant speak for more expensive rods but from the research i did to lead me to buy one they are one of the best rods you can get in that price range.... 

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To me the biggest downfall of this rod series is all the competition there is in its price range. The savvy is surely a step up from $100 rods but once you venture into that territory you begin to enter some of tthe highest price to performance gear out there. Whether it is powell max's and endurances or avids/recons/m1s/crucials etc. And really the discontinued cumaras are a steal if you find them on discount which is not too difficult. Sure some of these rods are priced above and below but not by much. I encourage before you make a decision you try and fish other comparable brands to see what feels best to YOU.

By no means are these rods bad, but from having a chance to fish comparable priced rods side by side I was not impressed with the overall sensitivity and crispness delivered by the rod. The balance was exceptional which holds true with all of dobyns and they are an excellent way to get rods longer than 7' that actually balance, but i feel that Dobyns really starts to seperate themselves from other companies is at the Champion series level. I feel at this level they stand out and at the savvy level they blend in.

These are just MY opnions having fished a buddy of mines dobyns savvys and champions next to a powell max, shimano cumara, st croix LTB (all purchased cheaper than the savvy) and other rods not comparable in range.

Take note, these are just my sole experiences and everyones will differ. Just wanted to offer my experiences and maybe shed some info on how competitive and good rods start to become when you step uo to this level.

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I fished with these rods for 2 yrs and really had no complaints (734 and 735). they are very solid and have decent feel. Also when setting the hook they do have a nice crisp feeling. I ended up selling both, the feel was ok but somewhat muted feel. i had an easier time selling the 735 then the 734, which was my favorite out of the two. but you wont be disappointed and they have great customer service

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