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What would you use each rod for?

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Stumbled across a good deal and have 2 rods but not sure what line to throw on them and what to use them for exactly. 

Have a dobyns 734 and a 7’ helium lta Medium Heavy Fast Action. Was planning on using the 734 for my jig rog, but then purchased the helium and I don’t know what I want to use either rod for. I have 15 and 20 pound invisx, 30 lbs and 50lbs power pro green to use on either. The 734 is teamed with a Daiwa tatula sv tws 6.3 on it and the helium I’m still debating on a reel.

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Wow.  Those are some very nice rods to stumble across a deal on.  Both are going to be very versatile rods.

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I'd use the dobyns for a moving bait lure, like a spinnerbait, or a chatterbait setup. I wouldn't use it for jigs because the reel ratio you have on it is a lower gearing and I believe firmly that you want a high gear ratio when throwing jigs especially into cover to yank the fish and not let it take you and wrap you up around anything.

 

The kistler would be a great setup for soft plastics, worms, craws, creature baits with bullet weights on them. Throwing them in and around. So I'd find a nice reel to go with it and the great sensitivity.

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^ What he said. You could also put fluorocarbon on the dobyns and then braid on the kistler and throw soft plastics and frogs, and then use either rod for jigs depending on what you're throwing them into and what the water looks like. If it's not in heavy cover, the slower gear ratio won't be an issue...

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My first question is which Dobyns 734 they have a 734C in Fury, Sierra , and both Champion series rods. They rate the same but the Sierra is definitely a slower graphite.

Dobyns lists the following as suggested uses for that rod:

Buzzbaits / Horny Toads / Jigs / Senkos / Small Swimbaits / Spinnerbaits/  Chatterbaits / Spooks 

It rates for lures weighing 1/4 to 1 ounce. It is more realistically a 1/4 to 3/4 rod.

I certainly would fish jigs on that rod in all conditions except for heavy vegetation. It is not a flipping stick by an means, but it is a very versatile rod.  It would be fine for texas rigs, shakeyhead worms, Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers,  etc.  It would not be a rod I would use to fish a 10 inch worm on a deep creek ledge or something like that, but it is versatile. What I think will work out well would be to spool that real with a line like P Line FloroClear which is a floro coated copoly line in about 12 pound test or maybe 12 pound P Line Halo or you could go try your 30 pound power pro.

I have never liked the Invzx but if you do than the 15 pound might work here instead.

 

The other rod would be my main heavy jig (1/2 to 1 oz) carolina rigs bigger texas rig rod. This is assuming they are honest about the rod having the extra fast tip.  It might even work well with a hollow bodied frog.  if this is a higher power faster tipped rod I would choose a 7.3 or 8-1 Diawa Tatula CT and that would get your 50 pound power pro.

 

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12 minutes ago, fishnkamp said:

The other rod would be my main heavy jig (1/2 to 1 1/) carolina rigs bigger texas rig rod. This is assuming they are honest about the rod having the extra fast tip.  It might even work well with a hollow bodied frog.  if this is a higher power faster tipped rod I would choose a 7.3 or 8-1 Diawa Tatula CT and that would get your 50 pound power pro.

 

Sounds like we had similar thoughts :)

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Yes you posted seconds before I finished typing.  I am quite sure I could find uses for those two rods without any problems. Both quality rods.

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1 hour ago, fishnkamp said:

My first question is which Dobyns 734 they have a 734C in Fury, Sierra , and both Champion series rods. They rate the same but the Sierra is definitely a slower graphite.

Dobyns lists the following as suggested uses for that rod:

Buzzbaits / Horny Toads / Jigs / Senkos / Small Swimbaits / Spinnerbaits/  Chatterbaits / Spooks 

It rates for lures weighing 1/4 to 1 ounce. It is more realistically a 1/4 to 3/4 rod.

I certainly would fish jigs on that rod in all conditions except for heavy vegetation. It is not a flipping stick by an means, but it is a very versatile rod.  It would be fine for texas rigs, shakeyhead worms, Reaction Innovation Skinny Dippers,  etc.  It would not be a rod I would use to fish a 10 inch worm on a deep creek ledge or something like that, but it is versatile. What I think will work out well would be to spool that real with a line like P Line FloroClear which is a floro coated copoly line in about 12 pound test or maybe 12 pound P Line Halo or you could go try your 30 pound power pro.

I have never liked the Invzx but if you do than the 15 pound might work here instead.

 

The other rod would be my main heavy jig (1/2 to 1 1/) carolina rigs bigger texas rig rod. This is assuming they are honest about the rod having the extra fast tip.  It might even work well with a hollow bodied frog.  if this is a higher power faster tipped rod I would choose a 7.3 or 8-1 Diawa Tatula CT and that would get your 50 pound power pro.

 

The the second rod isn’t really rated for that though at 7’ medium-heavy fast 1/8oz-3/4oz

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I am sorry I looked at the specs at Tackle Warehouse and they list the Helium 3 ITA and they must have a different spec than the one you have. You will have to see how it plays.  If I used it for texas and jigs I would still run a 7-1 reel on it.

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