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Trying to decide between a Champion 733c or 734c.

I have a 733 and did some casting yesterday with a 3/8oz booyah. It loaded up quite a bit since that rod is pretty soft. Cast good.

Just wondering if I really need to go with the 734 or not.

If I ever wanna throw 1/2 or 3/4 spinnerbaits, the 733 may be too soft.

What say u?

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I use a champ 733 for spinnerbaits,buzzbaits, and chatterbaits. Tried many others in the dobyns champ series and settled on the 733. To me its the perfect rod. Its not too soft for 1/2 or 3/4 oz baits to me.

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I used a DX744 for 3/8 and 1/2oz spinnerbaits and i thought it handled them just fine. Everything I hear about the 733 though, that should be OK too. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong. And who doesn't need more rods, right?

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If it is a spinnerbait only rod the Savvy 734 is a good rod that weight range and any type of cover. This is what I use mine for as well as smaller soft body swimbaits and occasionally a swim jig.

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734 is what I use. Got another on the way lol

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I used a DX744 for 3/8 and 1/2oz spinnerbaits and i thought it handled them just fine

 

Have the same rod, and I'm just "meh" on the spinnerbaits up to 1/2 oz.  There's better spinnerbait rods out there, but it works fine.  Might be that 7-4 is just too long for me.  It didn't load up like my prefered 6-8 MXF Saint Croixs.

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I'm a fan of the 705CBGlass for spinnerbaits. I like glass for all moving baits though, unlike most.

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The 734 would be the your best option. I don't have an issue throwing 3/8oz spinnerbaits on the 733 but I have no idea how some people like the 733 for 1/2+. 

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734c for a champion. For a DX the 744 loads up just fine on fish from 3-8.5 lbs, dunno about anything else.

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In your opinion what is the perfect dobyns for 3/8-1/2 ounce spinnerbaits? Do you prefer the champion, cranking, glass, or extreme? Which model?

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I really like the Savy 734 for those weights. The rating of Heavy is generous for this rod but the reserve power is there. I just dont get the need for a most sensitive or more expensive rod if it will be a rod only used for spinnerbaits. There is a rod within each of the Dobyns line that fish spinnerbaits but since trying the Savy 734 I havent felt the need to go higher up the ladder.

It is also a good rod for chatteraits, swimjigs, smaller paddle tail swimbaits.

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In your opinion what is the perfect dobyns for 3/8-1/2 ounce spinnerbaits? Do you prefer the champion, cranking, glass, or extreme? Which model?

For me PERSONALLY money not an issue I like the extreme 744dx... I really only throw a 1/2 oz... Throwing the 3/8 into the mix I would go with the 734c champion the rod is just a bit slower overall And your casts would be a bit easier.

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I'd get the D734. In fact I plan on it eventually. I was actually talked down to the Champion by the man himself (Gary Dobyns). 

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How about the new Champion 736CB? anyone use this rod for spinnerbaits? I'm currently using it for Chatterbaits and Squarebills. Any reviews or info for using it as a spinnerbait option would be nice. thanks

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My buddy uses the 765 glass for spinnerbaits and ratl traps. I trust his word pretty well.

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23 hours ago, petevang04 said:

How about the new Champion 736CB? anyone use this rod for spinnerbaits? I'm currently using it for Chatterbaits and Squarebills. Any reviews or info for using it as a spinnerbait option would be nice. thanks

I also picked up the 736CB with the intention to throw vibrating jigs.  I did quite a bit of research before I bought it and actually had Gary Dobyns give me some input.  When I took it out for the first time, the conditions were not optimum for the v-jig but a large 1/2 double willow was the deal. I was really surprised with the way the 736CB handled that bait. I don't know what your taste is for spinner baits or what situations you use them.  I'm really liking this composite blank. Some might be hesitant to consider a " 6" power thinking it's over kill.  It's not, being it's a "crankbait power."  It loads well from 3/8 to 3/4 ounce. The guys I fish with have asked more about this model than any other. If you absolutely don't like a composite blank this is not the rod for you, albeit you already have one.

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On October 31, 2014 at 3:52 PM, JGBassinAL said:

I'm a fan of the 705CBGlass for spinnerbaits. I like glass for all moving baits though, unlike most.

I'm with you ! I think 705cbg is sweet 

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I have used both. I had the 734 originally and it handled baits 3/8+ well but i ended up liking the extra flex of the 733. I'm now moving on to the dx 703 as it has the length i like for close quarters, but the 3 power seems the most versatile.

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