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Experience With The Dobyns Fury

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I got my dobyns fury 703 yesterday. I managed to get it out on the water today. First off it's well balanced with my lews tourney mg. the real seat is comfortable and all together it's a light rod. It also has great sensitivity for the money. But the things I'm not into........ The "fast" tip is slower than my 40 yard dash. I wouldn't say it's lacking backbone but for a medium heavy it's a little on the light side. So the 703 is great for throwing shaky heads, wacky rigs, t-rigs, and spinnerbaits into light cover, from what I have experienced I want to go a power higher for jigs and tossing things into heavier cover. But my pickiness aside it's a solid rod. This are just my first impression.

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Dobyns has long been known to be on the lighter side of their ratings. Their 4 power is more of a mh. There's no standard in the rod industry. Examples - Veritas 7' mh it fishes like a heavy. Falcon Bucoo 6'10 heavy fishes like a mh. I'd say it's more of an oversight on your part for not doing a little research beforehand. Dobyns has a softer tip than most rods. Might be why you feel it's 'slower than your 40 yard dash' I have the 705CB and it fishes just as I expected it to. I own 3 other Dobyns though. So I knew what I was getting when I bought it. Depending on your jig weights and how 'heavy' the cover. You might want to look at a 5 power if you're buying another Dobyns rod.

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Dobyns seems to fall into that west coast thing (my term) along with Phenix and Lamiglas.  Their "Fast" is slower than most all other fast rods out there.  Likewise these manufacturers also overstate their rod powers. I guess it's in following with the JDM trend to do the same thing.

 

I got to fish my Fury 735 in a tournament this weekend and it's exactly like you said, well balanced, comfortable and certainly sensitive.  I was tossing 4.8" Keitechs with a 1/4 oz hook all the way up to a 10" Senko (1.5oz) and it handled both just fine.

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I plan on buying either the 735 or the 705. this will be for my jigs, spinner baits, and bigger t-rigs . I am really enjoying the rod.

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Dobyns seems to fall into that west coast thing (my term) along with Phenix and Lamiglas.  Their "Fast" is slower than most all other fast rods out there.  Likewise these manufacturers also overstate their rod powers. I guess it's in following with the JDM trend to do the same thing.

 

I got to fish my Fury 735 in a tournament this weekend and it's exactly like you said, well balanced, comfortable and certainly sensitive.  I was tossing 4.8" Keitechs with a 1/4 oz hook all the way up to a 10" Senko (1.5oz) and it handled both just fine.

what power do you think I should get for jigs, t-rigs and things of that nature. I would be throwing into some hairier cover but nothing terrible. do you think I could get away with a 704 or should I bite the bullet and go for the 735. I would be mostly for like 3/8 and 1/2 jigs

                                                                

                                                                                                                                         thanks,

                                                                                                                                                 blake  

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Mostly 3/8 and 1/2 oz would be better on a 5 power imo. A 4 power could handle that for sure, but if that is going to be the majority I'd step it up to a 5 power.

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735 for sure.  I have a 734 Champion that I bought to replace a MH St. Croix Avid.  I was told a 734 would be similar to the MH St. Croix...  It's not, it's much lighter.   The 735 is a bit more powerful with a bit softer tip than the MH Avid.   734<MH St. Croix<735.

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Blake, thanks for the hands-on review of the Furys. I agree with rippin there's no standard between rod makers regarding power and action. I fish Falcons and they are like Dobyns (less powerful), and my 13 and St Croix rods feel more powerful than their rating. Using Loomis as the 'gold standard', lol.

 

It seems the $100 price point has become very competitive and that's a good thing for everyone. 

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I have the 735. Very impressed so far. They will sell tons of these rods. Much better than the Veritas and Ghost rods I have owned.

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Do any of you guys who have one also own a Savvy, or in the past owned a Savvy?  

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I had the 735 Savy.  In my limited time with the Fury it's at least as sensitive.  Balance and weight are close.

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I had the 735 Savy.  In my limited time with the Fury it's at least as sensitive.  Balance and weight are close.

 

Is there a "published" weight of the rod? If it is similar to the Savvy, does any one know what the Savvy weighs in whatever model you may have? Trying to get an idea on weight. If I buy, I have to buy sight unseen because no one carries the Dobyns rods in my area. So if I know the relative weight of the rod, I may be able to find other brands that have similar weight and just feel those to get an idea of what I may be getting. Granted, Dobyns doe have some of the best balanced rods out there, so it may not be exactly comparing apples to apples. 

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Holding another rod of the same weight will not tell you what you are getting. Only thing it'll tell you is the fury weighs the same as that rod.

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So my plan here is get the 702 spinner, I have the 703 casting, get the 735, and add those to my mojo target cranker and 7'6 flipping stick. Sound like a setup for this year?

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Or should I return the 703, get the 704, and later on buy the 703 spinner?

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Holding another rod of the same weight will not tell you what you are getting. Only thing it'll tell you is the fury weighs the same as that rod.

 

I understand that. I was not clear enough.  I have higher end rods that are pretty light. I know it will not be as light as those, but I don't want something overly heavy. If I can hold a rod that I have access to with similar, maybe not exact, weight, I will at least know if I will enjoy the weight of the fury rod. As far as performance, etc., I will have to buy one to find that out, but I will not buy if it is a overly heavy feeling rod.

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Dobyns rods are pretty light. I don't think you have to worry about that part.

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Dobyns rods are pretty light. I don't think you have to worry about that part.

I wouldn't say they're light, when I picked several up I've looked to see of there was a string attached to the butt where I would imagine a brick would be hanging from.

They ain't touted for their weight, but the balance

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735 for sure.  I have a 734 Champion that I bought to replace a MH St. Croix Avid.  I was told a 734 would be similar to the MH St. Croix...  It's not, it's much lighter.   The 735 is a bit more powerful with a bit softer tip than the MH Avid.   734<MH St. Croix<735.

What do you think I can throw on the 703. All I have been throwing is shaky heads, and 1/4 ounce trigs with 3/0 and under hooks. What are some other things this rod could handle

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What do you think I can throw on the 703. All I have been throwing is shaky heads, and 1/4 ounce trigs with 3/0 and under hooks. What are some other things this rod could handle

Senkos, small jerkbaits (Pointer65 and 78), Tubes.

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