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I was looking at getting the lew's 7'3 medium heavy tournament performance speed stick, I would like to also throw jigs with this rod, and I would be mostly flipping and pitching into brush

anyone have good opinions on other rods? 

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People seem to be happy with the Dobyns Fury line-up. It's in the same price range as the Lew's. Between my dad and I, we have three Fury's, and we are super pleased. The 735 or 765 would be the most appropriate for you. Personally, I like a little longer rod.

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I love the Dobyns too. I am sure the 765 flip would be a great choice. if flipping and pitching was my main purpose I would go that way, otherwise the 735C would be my first choice. Neither are mistakes. I have cast both and both would work fine.

 

Another nice stick is the Irod 754 Fred's Magic Stick. Originally it was available in the Genesis II series as an IRG 754. That is a comfortable versatile rod.   Irod now offers a series called the Fiber series.

The Fiber rods use the same blank as the Genesis IIs, but use some less expensive handles and reel seats. I am not sure if it even has a hook keeper.  Personally that decision comes down to your budget, I fish several Genesis II rods and am amazed by them.  A genesis II rod costs $149 and a Fiber costs $110.

 

One last idea and I would consider this seriously. Dobyns offers some used rods under "refurbished rods"  Many of these are demo rods, trade ins, and some may have been replaced under warranty then repaired. The repair may have been nothing more than an eyelet popped so a new guide was installed.  If it was repaired then they state it as such,  Rght now they have 2 Champion line 735C full handle rods that state "trade in, no repairs, great condition"  One sells for $170 and the other sells for $180.  These rods are top of the line rods, much more sensitive than the Furys and sell new for $260.  If you can afford $180 then I would call out and talk to Dobyns.  These rods come with the same warranty as any rod they sell, and have been fully inspected before Gary will let them be sold.  I fish frogs and jigs with a Champion DC 705C and love it. I would have chosen the 735 but it won't fit in my rod box.  

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4 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

I love the Dobyns too. I am sure the 765 flip would be a great choice. if flipping and pitching was my main purpose I would go that way, otherwise the 735C would be my first choice. Neither are mistakes. I have cast both and both would work fine.

 

Another nice stick is the Irod 754 Fred's Magic Stick. Originally it was available in the Genesis II series as an IRG 754. That is a comfortable versatile rod.   Irod now offers a series called the Fiber series.

The Fiber rods use the same blank as the Genesis IIs, but use some less expensive handles and reel seats. I am not sure if it even has a hook keeper.  Personally that decision comes down to your budget, I fish several Genesis II rods and am amazed by them.  A genesis II rod costs $149 and a Fiber costs $110.

 

One last idea and I would consider this seriously. Dobyns offers some used rods under "refurbished rods"  Many of these are demo rods, trade ins, and some may have been replaced under warranty then repaired. The repair may have been nothing more than an eyelet popped so a new guide was installed.  If it was repaired then they state it as such,  Rght now they have 2 Champion line 735C full handle rods that state "trade in, no repairs, great condition"  One sells for $170 and the other sells for $180.  These rods are top of the line rods, much more sensitive than the Furys and sell new for $260.  If you can afford $180 then I would call out and talk to Dobyns.  These rods come with the same warranty as any rod they sell, and have been fully inspected before Gary will let them be sold.  I fish frogs and jigs with a Champion DC 705C and love it. I would have chosen the 735 but it won't fit in my rod box.  

^^^^^^^^Watch this guy, he will talk you in to stuff (Cool Dobyns rods you had no idea you needed, but MUST get)     :)

 

I have a 733 & 734 Fury for Jigs and recevied a St Croix Premier MH 7' for Christmas I like REAL well so far but dont have enough time on it to say it is worth the difference in $$$ (~$30) over my 734.  I would buy either again in a heartbeat.  

We are fortunate to have some good choices at this price point right now.  

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That is a fact!  I have been fishing for over 40 years. In my opinion, the rods that are offered in the $100 to $220 range are the most competitive and highest quality ever offered.  There are more good options from more companies too.

There has always been a low end and super high end but that middle has gotten really tough to choose and very few are  mistakes.

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Curado 70 and an IMX 6'6" MBR.  I normally flip and pitch docks so I like a short pole.

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