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so i purchased a few dobyns fury series rods this year to replace a few older and or broken rods of mine and really like them.  now im contemplating switching all of my rods over to dobyns and upgrading from the furys up to a different series.  my question is  from the fury to savvy to champion then champion extreme is there a difference in the blanks and is it really worth the extra coin or are you paying to have more options there.  i dont have a problem spending the extra coin for something that will last for a long time i just want to make sure that its money well spent.  im leaning towards the champion series so for those of you who have used the savvy and champion did you really notice a major difference or is it not that noticeable.

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Furys and Champ Ex HPs are now using Toray graphite blanks. Basically 30 ton and 40 ton. IMO the Furys are better than the Savvys, newer materials. The Champions are we're the most variety is like the Crank bait rods for example. I recently just went all Dobyns myself and basically have it like this, workhorses are Furys, treble hooked baits are Champs and where sensitivity is most important Extremes. Hope my experience helps your decision making process. If you have any model specific questions for certain applications many guys on here could chime in including myself. 

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what do you mean by furys are work horses. i was thinking about the champs or extremes for my finesse rods.  i really dont see the need to upgrade my frog rod or flippin rod which are furys but what i am interested in is my spinnerbait/chatter bait rod, and my jig rod, and maybe even my jerk bait rod while keeping my furys as back ups

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You aren't going to notice too much of a noticeable difference between the Fury and Savvy line. Calling one "better" than the other is pretty much splitting hairs at color schemes. The Savvy's by all accounts should be priced much lower than their MSRP but they make fantastic chatterbait/swimjig/spinnerbait/frog rods. 

The champ series is kind of a "bleh" series of rods. They do a lot of things well but don't necessarily excel at any one thing in particular. The exception is the cranking series and the 73X rods which make great frog/jig rods. The only reason to really own a champ over a savvy for moving baits is if you want a hair faster action and the option of a full grip. 

The Extreme HP's are great for anything sensitivity is needed and wouldn't consider going less. The 795 is also my favorite punch rod. The 745 is a really nice 3/8-3/4oz jig rod. 

If you're going to be throwing just squarebills, a 3 power Savvy/Fury will fish similar to the Dobyns 705CB graphite. The 3 powers in the Savvy/Fury line fish in between a mod fast/Fast and are by all means a "medium" action. I prefer the 705CB glass for treble hook baits so I use the champ for squarebills/lipless baits. 

I've been fishing Dobyns for years and don't like any rod they offer for jerk baits but some like the 68X Cb series. 

I've used the majority of the rods in the line ups to get what I like so let me know if you have any specific model questions. 

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thanks iabass the info is appreciated ill get back at you wen its a little closer to when i decide on the rods i want for your input

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15 hours ago, iabass8 said:

You aren't going to notice too much of a noticeable difference between the Fury and Savvy line. Calling one "better" than the other is pretty much splitting hairs at color schemes. The Savvy's by all accounts should be priced much lower than their MSRP but they make fantastic chatterbait/swimjig/spinnerbait/frog rods. 

The champ series is kind of a "bleh" series of rods. They do a lot of things well but don't necessarily excel at any one thing in particular. The exception is the cranking series and the 73X rods which make great frog/jig rods. The only reason to really own a champ over a savvy for moving baits is if you want a hair faster action and the option of a full grip. 

The Extreme HP's are great for anything sensitivity is needed and wouldn't consider going less. The 795 is also my favorite punch rod. The 745 is a really nice 3/8-3/4oz jig rod. 

If you're going to be throwing just squarebills, a 3 power Savvy/Fury will fish similar to the Dobyns 705CB graphite. The 3 powers in the Savvy/Fury line fish in between a mod fast/Fast and are by all means a "medium" action. I prefer the 705CB glass for treble hook baits so I use the champ for squarebills/lipless baits. 

I've been fishing Dobyns for years and don't like any rod they offer for jerk baits but some like the 68X Cb series. 

I've used the majority of the rods in the line ups to get what I like so let me know if you have any specific model questions. 

684CB is by far my favorite jerkbait Rod period. Hands down. Fat lady sings. Cow jumps over the moon. Lmao 

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On Monday, May 30, 2016 at 8:02 PM, iabass8 said:

You aren't going to notice too much of a noticeable difference between the Fury and Savvy line. Calling one "better" than the other is pretty much splitting hairs at color schemes. The Savvy's by all accounts should be priced much lower than their MSRP but they make fantastic chatterbait/swimjig/spinnerbait/frog rods. 

The champ series is kind of a "bleh" series of rods. They do a lot of things well but don't necessarily excel at any one thing in particular. The exception is the cranking series and the 73X rods which make great frog/jig rods. The only reason to really own a champ over a savvy for moving baits is if you want a hair faster action and the option of a full grip. 

The Extreme HP's are great for anything sensitivity is needed and wouldn't consider going less. The 795 is also my favorite punch rod. The 745 is a really nice 3/8-3/4oz jig rod. 

If you're going to be throwing just squarebills, a 3 power Savvy/Fury will fish similar to the Dobyns 705CB graphite. The 3 powers in the Savvy/Fury line fish in between a mod fast/Fast and are by all means a "medium" action. I prefer the 705CB glass for treble hook baits so I use the champ for squarebills/lipless baits. 

I've been fishing Dobyns for years and don't like any rod they offer for jerk baits but some like the 68X Cb series. 

I've used the majority of the rods in the line ups to get what I like so let me know if you have any specific model questions. 

May I ask what your using for jerkbaits? 

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36 minutes ago, TxHawgs said:

May I ask what your using for jerkbaits? 

St croix ltb 68mxf

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Furys and Savvys(733,734,735) are interchangeable for me for spinnerbaits, spooks, buzzbaits, frogs, toads, swim jigs, etc. I like my Champions(704cb,705cb, 733c)or sqaurebills, jerkbaits, small top waters. Champion Extremes(dx743,dx744,dx745,dx795) for t-rig and jigs. I have a mix of spinning rods between Champions and Champion extremes.

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i think i would be totally content with using the fury series for all my moving baits and saving up the coin to go champion extremes on the bottom contact.  the fury series is nice, no better or worse than the savvy, but cheaper.  i think the champion series is a nice middle of the road, but almost "too nice" for moving baits and not quite nice enough for the bottom contacts.  the new extreme HP series is a sweeeeeeet rod.  i have a 703SF in the new DXHP and it's a killer rod for the types of lures i've been using on it lately (wacky rig worm, shakyhead, small jig, etc.)

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ive been using the fury 704cb for jerk baits and really like it...not saying there arent better optiong out there but at the price it was hard to beat

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