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Dobyn's FR 765 flip lure weight range

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Hello everyone,

 

  Ive done some searching around the internet and here on bass resource and havent found much info on how much is too in the context of pressing a rod into bigger baits at the latter end of its weight range. Being new to the sport I dont want to make an obvious mistake to some that I may overlook. I'm looking at getting a new combo for primarily bigger swim jigs and double duty as a pitching rod. I currently have all dobyn's rods and want to keep some consistency in my line up. Im looking at the FR 765 flip  http://dobynsrods.com/rod/fr-765flip/.

 

  My question specifically being. Would this rod be capable of being pressed into throwing some bigger swim baits on top of its expected duties, or will I need to save up for a full size swim bait rod that ranges 1-5 oz? Im only looking at going up to 6 inch hudds and 6 inch osprey tournament talons. which weigh 2 ounces each. the lure weight on the rod is 1/4 - 2 oz, would this be capable of safely fishing some of those swim baits at the maximum end of its weight range or would I risk overloading and potentially damaging the rod? The heaviest baits ive thrown to date are around 5/8, so i'm not sure on how far I can go into a rods weight range and what should be left as a buffer.  

 

thanks for your time and I appreciate any insight you guys can provide.

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2oz is way too much for the 765 in any of the lines. 1 1/4oz + plastic is about as far as I take the 765. 

 

The fury line has a swimbait rod that would work better. 

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That was my initial hunch. I just wanted to get some input from some more experienced folks on what is feasible vs what is actually listed on the specs. I guess I better get to picking bottles and counting change to afford a dedicated swim bait rod also.

I appreciate the help.

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Don't forget about the refurbished rods on dobyns website. They had a few swimbait rods and 765flip for about 30 dollars off. Some were in like new condition. And knowing dobyns customer service they would have to be nearly new. 

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