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I have 3 Dobyns Fury casting rods which I love. They are labeled as fast action but I feel like they are more like a moderate/fast action. I’m checking out the new Daiwa Tatula Rods with the cork grips. Anyone know if Daiwas idea of a fast is faster than Dobyns? I’m looking for a true fast MH rod 1/4-1oz 10-20lb line rating.

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I am a big Daiwa fan, use their Tatula Elites, their fast seems more mod/fast or regular as they call it and Dobyns is definitely a fast action. Don't get my wrong, I love the Tatula Elites it's just their made differently and Dobyns their name speaks for themselves. 

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Have owned two original Tatula rods.   The Heavy - fast was exactly that.   The medium heavy "regular' which is supposed to be slightly slower than fast, was just that as well, but basically a fast action.  Both were faster than Dobyns fast.

 

Great rods for sure though.  Still own and love the medium heavy.

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22 hours ago, waymont said:

I have 3 Dobyns Fury casting rods which I love. They are labeled as fast action but I feel like they are more like a moderate/fast action. I’m checking out the new Daiwa Tatula Rods with the cork grips. Anyone know if Daiwas idea of a fast is faster than Dobyns? I’m looking for a true fast MH rod 1/4-1oz 10-20lb line rating.

I can't provide any judgement on your actually question, but I'm wondering if you have held the new Tat rods in hand yet? I was looking at them as well, but when I got my hands on them I didn't like them. As you can see in pictures on line, the reel seat seems to be shiny and plastic and it is exactly that; this makes it extremely slippery and feels really cheap IMO. If you don't think this will effect you, go ahead and grab one; but for me the reel seat was extremely slippery, which I didn't think that would be good on the water, and the reel seat felt cheap. Just a warning. 

 

Tight Lines! 

Harrison

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I have a Tatula, 6'10" MH/F and my son has a Dobyns Sierra 704C (H/F, basically a stout MH by other manufacturer's ratings). The action on both of the tips is nearly identical however the tip on the Sierra is a little bit more stout, so it's faster when you get to lures closer to 1oz. With a 1/2oz lure, they're pretty close and by my standards, both rods are in fact a true fast. I've been impressed with both rods so far, so no matter which way you go you can't go wrong. My advice would be if you largely cast lures 3/4oz and under, go with the Tatula but if you may regularly exceed 1oz, you would like the Sierra 704C better.

 

I do hear that the 7'3 Dobyns rods are closer to moderate fast than fast, but I can't say this from experience just what other users on the forums have told me. I also hear the Furys may not be quite as fast as the Sierras, but again that is not from personal experience, so take it with a grain of salt.

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Both my 743 spinning and casting rods are moderate fast.

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A Tatula "MHR" is like a 734.5 in a Dobyns

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