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Spinnerbait Rod suggestion - Dobyns Fury or Daiwa ?

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Am looking for your inputs: 

 

Used to have Carbonlite 6'9 MH Fast action for spinnerbait but I broke the tip by the door accident in my car. 

Anyway, I currently have Dobyns 734C which I tend to use both Chatterbait/Spinnerbait. 

 

I could use the spare Carbonlite 7'0 Heavy, Extra Fast Action for now since I throw 3/8oz to 5/8oz

I also have a JB Custom Rod 6'9 that is ready to go. 

 

Options: 

Dobyns Fury 7' Heavy Casting Rod FR 704C

Dobyns Fury 7' Heavy Casting Rod FR 734C

Dobyns SIERRA Series 7’ Heavy Casting Rod SA 704C

Dobyns SIERRA Series 6’8” Heavy Casting Rod SA 684C
Daiwa Tatula Baitcasting Rod TAT6101MHFB

 

Just get myself a frog reel ! 

 

Daiwa Tatula SV TWS 8.1:1 Casting Reel TASV103XS

Shimano Curado K CU200KXG 8.5:1 Low Profile Casting Reel

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To be honest with you if you can cast a spinnerbait and get a solid hook set any rod will work. I have fished spinnerbaits with my first bass rod that today would be too short, too weak and too slow action and caught hundreds of bass. I have used my crankbait rod in the wind because it cast better with high wind resistant lures like a spinnerbait.

Your basic MH fast action bass rod works good. What I am saying you don't need a specific application rod for spinnierbairs, use a rod you enjoy casting with and it will work.

Tom

 

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I throw mine on a 734. Works good for me.

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I use the 7'2" MHR Tatula casting rod for spinnerbaits/chatterbaits and really like it!

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I've thrown spinnerbaits on every rod I own.  I do have a rod dedicated for close range...a 6' MH Lightning.  Although primarily for short range, it will cast a 1/2 oz. spinnerbait a fair distance.

 

Like Tom said, pick a rod that interests you and start fishing.  :D

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21 hours ago, MassYak85 said:

I use the 7'2" MHR Tatula casting rod for spinnerbaits/chatterbaits and really like it!

I have the same rod for Chatterbaits and love it. Glass is the way to go or at least it’s my preference for chatterbaits.

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25 minutes ago, LxVE Bassin said:

I have the same rod for Chatterbaits and love it. Glass is the way to go or at least it’s my preference for chatterbaits.

Mine isn't the glass but I've considered getting the glass version. Does yours load up well enough for cranks as well? 

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72MHR tatula is an amazing "moving single hook" rod

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20 minutes ago, MassYak85 said:

Mine isn't the glass but I've considered getting the glass version. Does yours load up well enough for cranks as well? 

I wouldn’t throw cranks on it. Not enough load for my liking. 

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4 hours ago, webertime said:

72MHR tatula is an amazing "moving single hook" rod

I just got one and while the Dobyns Fury is the best rod for the money at its retail price point my Tatula was $90 out the door.  It's my first Tatula but it's about to have. Friends.  Personally I prefer a slower action rod and the 705CB I think it is Fury crank bait rod is one of my favorite rods period.  But where sensitivity is important Tats are the way to go.

hope I helped 

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Am still debating on this - 

 

Since I do not prefer slower action rod. I am leading into the dobyns due to cork handles.

I am going to give this a few days to decide if I should pull the trigger.

 

if not, I will still use my Dobyns Champ 734C. 

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If you prefer faster graphite then do not order the Sierra, it is a tad bit slower.  Now if you can put one in your hands first then by all means do so. My wife owns a Sierra 705SF and uses it as her frog rod. She loves it.  

I just wanted you to be aware it is a tad slower graphite ( both the spinning and baitcasting blanks) For me the action of the Sierra would make a nice spinnerbait/ chatterbait, paddle tail swimbait rod.  I would go with a 734 unless I wanted it to be a tad shorter to use around docks and things better.  The Fury series is going to act and feel more like your Champion.  It is interesting to me because she has that Sierra 705SF and I use a Champ XP DC705C as my frog rod. Both work well for their purpose. 

When I want to throw larger spinnerbaits I use my Falcon BuCoo micro guide rod. It is a 7'MH MF called a "Trap Caster".

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23 hours ago, LxVE Bassin said:

I wouldn’t throw cranks on it. Not enough load for my liking. 

Good to know, thanks

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734C is a definite out of all those options

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I have the 6'10" MH/F Daiwa. It's a good all around rod for spinnerbaits from 3/8oz up tp to 1oz. I usually use my other Tatula, the 7'2" MH/R glass cranking rod for spinnerbaits up to 1/2oz and that works well as well. I would imagine the graphite 7'2" MH/R rod is similar in action as well.

 

The Dobyns 734C or 704C should work well, although I'd probably go for the 733C or 703C if you are looking for a dedicated spinnerbait rod.

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I'll throw a wrench in the gears. Have you ever considered a composite rod ?  The Dobyns mislabeled  735/736CB models at $170.00 are great. My 736CB is an insane spinnerbait rod. Just a thought.

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8 minutes ago, Columbia Craw said:

I'll throw a wrench in the gears. Have you ever considered a composite rod ?  The Dobyns mislabeled  735/736CB models at $170.00 are great. My 736CB is an insane spinnerbait rod. Just a thought.

Yup - I did consider both models on it. However its labeled as 735/736 CB Glass. Are we looking at the same thing ? 

 

Heck - Just need figure out how to "sneak" in a rod without the wife knowing :)

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On 1/26/2018 at 9:38 AM, fishnkamp said:

If you prefer faster graphite then do not order the Sierra, it is a tad bit slower.  Now if you can put one in your hands first then by all means do so. My wife owns a Sierra 705SF and uses it as her frog rod. She loves it.  

I just wanted you to be aware it is a tad slower graphite ( both the spinning and baitcasting blanks) For me the action of the Sierra would make a nice spinnerbait/ chatterbait, paddle tail swimbait rod.  I would go with a 734 unless I wanted it to be a tad shorter to use around docks and things better.  The Fury series is going to act and feel more like your Champion.  It is interesting to me because she has that Sierra 705SF and I use a Champ XP DC705C as my frog rod. Both work well for their purpose. 

When I want to throw larger spinnerbaits I use my Falcon BuCoo micro guide rod. It is a 7'MH MF called a "Trap Caster".

I would like to elaborate on the Sierra. I use a 684 for light t rigs around Cypress stumps. While it is a tad slower it still posseses a good chunk of power. Learned that last weekend when I sent a fish flying at the boat

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You are corect on the Sierras. They have plenty of power just a little slower graphite. My wife's frog rod is a Sierra 705SF. No lack of power just a bit slower graphite than my Champ XP DC 705C.  I was at my dealer today and had a rough time leaving. he had a Sierra 683 SF that would be awesome to add to my collection.

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The Daiwa Tatula Ehrler all purpose makes a great spinnerbait rod also a good buzzbait rod. 

 I'm not a Dobyns guy so I can't comment on the other choice. After 40 odd years of throwing a spinnerbait I've gotten to where I like a longer rod than the traditional shorter rods we used to use.. I see no disadvantage to a 7ft plus rod .

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On 1/27/2018 at 2:26 PM, Burke said:

Yup - I did consider both models on it. However its labeled as 735/736 CB Glass. Are we looking at the same thing ? 

 

Heck - Just need figure out how to "sneak" in a rod without the wife knowing :)

 

Yes we are. Dobyns had a delivery of 735's labeled 736 and vice versa. I fish the 736CB which will come labeled as a 735 CB.  This model impressed me right from the get go. If a composite rod isn't your thing, the Fury or Champion 734's are great SB sticks in their own right. 

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Just made a phone call today to dobyns. We both agreed that the 736CB Glass will be the one ! 

 

Now, Its time to use someone's credit card :)

 

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On 1/27/2018 at 5:23 PM, Columbia Craw said:

I'll throw a wrench in the gears. Have you ever considered a composite rod ?  The Dobyns mislabeled  735/736CB models at $170.00 are great. My 736CB is an insane spinnerbait rod. Just a thought.

Been looking at that rod. What are the specs exactly? I am quite confused by the website and the fact that it is mislabeled does not help.

 

http://dobynsrods.com/store/#!/DC-736CB-GLASS-labeled-DC-735CB-GLASS/p/78078711/category=22175368

 

http://dobynsrods.com/store/#!/DC-735CB-GLASS-labeled-DC-736CB-GLASS/p/78078712/category=22175368

 

will this throw 1/4 oz spinnerbaits with a trailer hook and double willow blades / a 3/8 oz chatter bait?

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Dobyns savvy micro on their website for 100. They're all rep samples. I picked up two, a 733 for spinnerbait and a 766 for flipping. Love them both and love them at the same price as a fury

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On 1/27/2018 at 5:26 PM, Burke said:

Yup - I did consider both models on it. However its labeled as 735/736 CB Glass. Are we looking at the same thing ? 

 

Heck - Just need figure out how to "sneak" in a rod without the wife knowing :)

Yes they are glass rods and they have a bit more backbone than many glass rods with a bit of give still so they should be great for a spinnerbait. I usually use my Tatula 7'2" glass rod which I gather is very similar in action for spinnerbaits, no issues so far.

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