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I have a whole series of Dobyn's Fury casting rods for every application. Jigs, Plastics, Flipping, frogs, Chatterbaits.

 

If you were going to upgrade just 1 rod to a $200+ higher level rod with a better blank and more sensitivity....what would you upgrade?

Jig rod?

Flipping Stick?

Other?

 

and what Make/model would you upgrade to?

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All of them....1 at a time. 

 

Seriously first choice would be plastics/jig rod or finesse plastics rod where sensitivity matters most. 

 

Id be looking at Kistler Helium3, St Croix LTB, G Loomis GLX or IMX Pro, Megabass Orochi XX, maybe an ALX. 

 

But it if you get one on sale I think the Kistler Helium 3 is the best bang for your buck. 

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I would definitely look at the Expride or Orochi XX series to meet yours needs as a jig/texas rig rod.

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The bottom contact rod..If you like Dobyns, the Champion XP 744 is a dandy jig rod, plenty sensitive and around your budget.

 The Extreme HP is a little more sensitive but I'm not sure it's $100 more sensitive.

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9 hours ago, kschultz76 said:

Id be looking at Kistler Helium3

^THIS

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11 hours ago, Angry John said:

your most used rod

 

100% if going to upgrade only one rod.  I know bottom contact is where to spend the most, but I seldom ever fish a jig.  I know I should, but just can't seem to get started on them even though I've bought a few.  So for me upgrading a jig rod wouldn't be the best use of my money.  I'd prefer to spend the money on a versatile rod....which would probably fish jigs good anyway.  :rofl_red:

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34 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

100% if going to upgrade only one rod.  I know bottom contact is where to spend the most, but I seldom ever fish a jig.  I know I should, but just can't seem to get started on them even though I've bought a few.  So for me upgrading a jig rod wouldn't be the best use of my money.  I'd prefer to spend the money on a versatile rod....which would probably fish jigs good anyway.  :rofl_red:

That’s a great point!  Something like a GLX MBR 843 or 844, Helium 3 MH 4 power, or Orochi XX Diablo Spec R are all really versatile sticks that can be used with plastics and jigs but also throw spinnerbaits, swimjigs, chatterbaits, topwater, small swimbaits, lipless, even some squarebills. 

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12 hours ago, Angry John said:

your most used rod

 

Let me build on this...

 

Your most usd rod for “feel” techniques.

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Any rod that you use techniques that require bottom contact or feeling light bites. A typical jig and worm rod would be my most sensitive personally. 

 

I don't have any of the rods mentioned. I primarily use a St Croix Avid X 6'6 Mh-f casting and Mojo 6'8 m-xf spinning rod. I have no problems with sensitivity. 

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If you can go up to around $400 then I would say get a GLX MBR in whatever length and power would suit you the best.  You will have a great rod that will do most everything in its weight range well.  I have a mbr783 and love it other then finding the handle overly long.   They also offer the MBR rods in the EX6 series in the $200 range, but I have never gotten to fish one of the new models yet.  

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