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I was considering buying one of dobyns fury casting rods, but I have heard they are 5.7 oz's in a YouTube video. I don't know if that is true, but if it is would that be a heavy weight for a rod that cost 109$?

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dobyns rods are heavier than most other rods cause they put metal inserts in the butt end of the rod to balance them .

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2 hours ago, Big Bait Fishing said:

dobyns rods are heavier than most other rods cause they put metal inserts in the butt end of the rod to balance them .

If that's accurate I believe all rod companies need to start doing this.  Balance is more important than weight imo.

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The rod should weigh about 1/2 the reel weight for balance point near the front reel seat. When you add whatever lure the tip becomes heavier, some anglers like the rod/reel balanced with the lure and add butt weight to compensate the lure weight.

Dobyns rods are light weight blanks and adds the butt weight.

Tom

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Did Carrot Sticks have the inserts in the butts where you could add weight?  I thought the original ones did.

5.7oz can "feel" light if the weight is distributed evenly near the reel seat.  I have plenty of sub 4oz rods with an extra ounce of weight in the butt.  I pick to fish with those over the factory rods I own simply because of the feel. 

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24 minutes ago, cottny27 said:

Did Carrot Sticks have the inserts in the butts where you could add weight?  I thought the original ones did.

5.7oz can "feel" light if the weight is distributed evenly near the reel seat.  I have plenty of sub 4oz rods with an extra ounce of weight in the butt.  I pick to fish with those over the factory rods I own simply because of the feel. 

carrot sticks have a removable cap in the butt that you could add weight to , they didn't supply the weight.

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8 hours ago, cottny27 said:

If that's accurate I believe all rod companies need to start doing this.  Balance is more important than weight imo.

Not to me.  I've had a lot of different brands/models rods in my hands over the years and very very few of them have been so off on balance that it's a problem.  I don't care for the feel of ballast weight added to the butt of a rod.  I'd much rather have a light rod that's a little tip heavy.

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9 minutes ago, Jeff H said:

Not to me.  I've had a lot of different brands/models rods in my hands over the years and very very few of them have been so off on balance that it's a problem.  I don't care for the feel of ballast weight added to the butt of a rod.  I'd much rather have a light rod that's a little tip heavy.

Its not a problem I agree..just a personal preference.  The original Mojo Bass rods had a balance point way up the rod above the badge.  Sure, I could fish with it, but it wasn't pleasant.  

 

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