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Would the Dobyn's Fury 705CB overpower a medium crankbait like a Bandit 200 or 300 series?

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8 hours ago, bayvalle said:

Would the Dobyn's Fury 705CB overpower a medium crankbait like a Bandit 200 or 300 series?

I don't think it would.

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Nope. Dobyns rods run on the lighter side and tend to feel more "whippy" than other similarly rated rods. If anything that Dobyns may be a bit underpowered the medium cranks.

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I own a medium heavy 705 CB. It is an excellent crankbait rod. 

I won a KastKing speed demon pro medium action crankbait rod in a drawing a month ago.

even though the dobyns is medium heavy and the kastking is medium, they have nearly the same action.

I have used  medium divers, squarebills, and lipless crankbaits on both. 

I would not want to go a lighter action for crankbaits.

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11 hours ago, Russ E said:

I own a medium heavy 705 CB. It is an excellent crankbait rod. 

I won a KastKing speed demon pro medium action crankbait rod in a drawing a month ago.

even though the dobyns is medium heavy and the kastking is medium, they have nearly the same action.

I have used  medium divers, squarebills, and lipless crankbaits on both. 

I would not want to go a lighter action for crankbaits.

Do you prefer the Dobyns over the Speed Demon pro?

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Yeah I got one this off season. Haven't had a chance to use it yet but I am surprised how "whippy" it seems to be. Bought it for 1/2 oz lipless (along with square bills and 3 XDs) and I hope it's not over powered by it.

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I would write Gary (at his website) and ask about his cranking set up for square bills and lipless cranks ... FC line has less stretch than mono and braid + FC leader has less stretch yet . *Individual preference however a bit of give , parabolic rod  bend , etc. in a square bill and lipless (open water) can be a good thing with treble hooks . For deep diving cranks or lipless cranks ripping out of grass then a stiffer , more heavy duty rod would be in order . I believe you need two cranking rods : One M (6'8" ~ 7') for squarebills and lipless cranks in open water  and one in  MH  action (7' ~ 7'6") for lipless cranks ripping out of grass and deep diving cranks .

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4 hours ago, bayvalle said:

Do you prefer the Dobyns over the Speed Demon pro?

It's a toss up. They are real close .

I am leaning more toward the speed demon pro.

I have only used the speed demon pro on 2 trips , so far. Biggest fish I have caught with it was 3 lbs. It seemed to handle that easily.

The speed demon seems to weigh slightly  less. And I like the Winn grips.

They cost nearly the same on amazon.

Can't go wrong with either one.

 

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On 2/5/2019 at 11:01 AM, bayvalle said:

Would the Dobyn's Fury 705CB overpower a medium crankbait like a Bandit 200 or 300 series?

not at all! They would be PERFECT! I own 2 Fury 705CB's, and plan on using them for shallow to medium cranks. 

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On February 5, 2019 at 8:01 AM, bayvalle said:

Would the Dobyn's Fury 705CB overpower a medium crankbait like a Bandit 200 or 300 series?

Ideal rod for medium diving crankbaits like Bandit 200 & 300.

Tom

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7 hours ago, ChrisD46 said:

I would write Gary (at his website) and ask about his cranking set up for square bills and lipless cranks ... FC line has less stretch than mono and braid + FC leader has less stretch yet . *Individual preference however a bit of give , parabolic rod  bend , etc. in a square bill and lipless (open water) can be a good thing with treble hooks . For deep diving cranks or lipless cranks ripping out of grass then a stiffer , more heavy duty rod would be in order . I believe you need two cranking rods : One M (6'8" ~ 7') for squarebills and lipless cranks in open water  and one in  MH  action (7' ~ 7'6") for lipless cranks ripping out of grass and deep diving cranks .

I spoke with Gary and he felt it may overpower the Bandit 200, and possibly the 300. He suggested a 704cb which is in the Champion line. He also let me know the 704CB will be coming in the lower priced lines but maybe not for another year.

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Pulled the trigger today on the Dobyn's Fury 705 CB. Thx for the advice this rod is perfect for what I needed. I already had a FR 663 C and have been very impressed. The Fury made me a Dobyn's fan but I had picked up a Berkley Lightning rod for cranking after reading the good reviews on this site. The lightning rod just didn't do it for me, different strokes for different folks. Returned the Berkley for the Dobyn's FR 705 CB and found that his rod has the feel, balance and action that I wanted in my crankin rod. I searched hard and believe this is the best bang for the buck.

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congratulations. Out of all the crankbait rods I have tried, over the years. That one is on the top of the list. 

 

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6 minutes ago, Russ E said:

congratulations. Out of all the crankbait rods I have tried, over the years. That one is on the top of the list. 

 

I thought you were leaning towards the Speed Demon Pro. I was considering that rod but there are no options to see one before buying in my area.

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2 hours ago, bayvalle said:

I thought you were leaning towards the Speed Demon Pro. I was considering that rod but there are no options to see one before buying in my area.

the dobyns and speed demon pro are my 2 favorite crankbait rods. I use them both.

the dobyns is mainly for divers, the Speed demon pro is mainly squarebills.

 

You can only buy Kastking online. 

 

I won the speed demon pro crankbait rod in a drawing.

I already owned a speed demon pro Jerkbait rod, shakyhead rod, and worm/jig rod, so I knew what to expect.

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