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I have several rods for fishing jigs and creatures, but I don't have anything on the heavier side for punching.

 

Can anyone help recommend a rod?  As far as budget goes... I don't want to say it's doesn't matter - but I'm willing to spend on a good rod.  I'm just looking for something capable of pitching the heavier tungsten weights in to mats/weeds and getting a fish out effectively.  I already have some extra reels to use (probably a Chronarch MG).

 

Any experience with the Dobyns Champion XP flipping rods? My only experience with Dobyns is limited to a couple of Fury heavy rods I had.  They were tip heavy and I didn't like them. 

 

Other recommendations?

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Irod Genesis 2 Bub's Punch Rod is one bad ass stick. I don't own the Irod Air Bub's Sig Flip Rod, but it's on my list of must haves. 

 

You are already a Dobyn's guy and they make a bunch of solid rods capable of handling punching duties.

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I have the 765flip champ. Its a wonderful flipping rod. I like the balance and lightweight of it. It makes it easier than the cheaper ones i used before. It was heavier and i could really feel it in my arms and shoulders.

I have done some light punching with the 765, but its a touch light for the heavier (1.25oz and up with a chunky plastic) end of punching. The 766 would be perfect though. Im waiting to find the right deal on a used one now. I only punch a few times a year, so its not worth it to me yet to buy one outright. 

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Dobs 805 XP is a beast & sweet punch stick, what I dedicated for my 2oz rigs...the 766c XP would be a very solid choice as well...if want a more multi purpose stick that can = frog, punch, heavier jig etc...the XP 736c will do all those duties...

 

Otherwise, I also use the Sierra 766's and zero complaints with that line at all and easier on the budget...

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IROD genesis 2 Bubs punch rod. I've punched with a lot of other brands and rods, mostly high end. The Bubs is the best punch rod I've used. I've had mine for years and it's been flawless. I did have an eye insert come out of the tip eye. An email to IROD and I had a brand new tip eye in 6 days, didnt cost me a cent. 

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I use a 7'9" XH Daiwa Steez SVF AGS. It is a dream to use, but you better REALLY be ready to spend :P 

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I use an Okuma TCS Mat Daddy 7' 11" H/F 15-65lb 1/4-2oz. It's a really sweet punching rod that doesn't break the bank. It'll pull a good one out along with the pulling the grass out by the roots and dragging it all in.

 

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Quantum Vapor 7' 10" Heavy Extra Fast 😉

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