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What Dobyns rod would be an ideal model for a lighter flippin stick, won’t be using this rod in thick slop or anything crazy thick, just around lighter smaller bushes and flipping around a 3/8 oz weight I’ve heard people tell me, champ 763, DX 745, and Sierra 734 any other suggestions?

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A 4 or 5 power, in your desired length and price range, is what you're looking for. My Sierra 735 serves as my frogging rod primarily, but it's also great for other heavier topwaters, as well as 3/8oz swim jigs. 

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Would a 734 be too soft? One of my buddies has a 755 Xtasy and loves it and says it is perfect.. what rod would be the most similar to that rod 

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I have a DX 744 that is great at pitching into medium cover.

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3 hours ago, Mason Bohland said:

Would a 734 be too soft? One of my buddies has a 755 Xtasy and loves it and says it is perfect.. what rod would be the most similar to that rod 

the xtasy 755 is in between the DX745 and DX746 power wise. The DX745 will be more than ideal for a 3/8oz Trig. 

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I have a champ 765 and use 3/8 most of the time pitching into pretty much anywhere.  It has a really nice tip and handles the lighter weight well, but loads up quick when a fish hits. Im wanting a 766 for a second flip/pitch rod, especially for heavier weights. I really dont punch where i fish generally. 

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what J Francho mentioned would be a great 3/8thoz stick...but excellent for a ton of other things also, be another highly versatile choice...I use a XP 734 Heavy F alot with 3/8th oz and just fine around lighter/sparse cover...if money isnt a biggy the 744DX would serve ya well or step up to the Dobs X...

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I could possibly afford an Extreme, but that would be tougher for me to get than like a champion would be.. a buddy of mine said 763 champ would be not bad because it has a faster action 

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Id do 4 power at minimum man, seriously...look at the responses, no one has mentioned or recommended a 3 power, kinda says something ;)  Id get either XP 744 or XP 764 from the little i can gather...would help to know what else you may use it for...but 4 power sticks are capable for alot of things, wide range...

 

are you gonna be pitchin that jig more from a distance or more close range combat?...shorter stick can be better if in close and personal most of the time...distance pitchin, longer is more of an advantage for various reasons...

 

765 can pitch a 3/8th just fine also...My main dedicated pitchin stick is a DX765Flip, I throw 3/8th on it here & there but most often i have a 1/2oz tied on, just my preference...but no issues skipping or pitchin a 3/8th for me...

 

I take it you're talking pitch'n jigs right? or actual flip'n?

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Flippin like lighter cover from around 10-15 feet from boat like real light bushes nothing super thick.. that’s what I’m buying a fury 765 for, it’ll be like 3/8 oz weight max flippin creature baits into lighter bushes or lighter leafy areas that may be hanging over water.. again no heavy trees or bushes.. just basically a Texas rig rod for throwin in no slop

A buddy of mine says the DX 744 would be a little soft but I’ve never felt one or tested one to be able to know..

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12 hours ago, Mason Bohland said:

Flippin like lighter cover from around 10-15 feet from boat like real light bushes nothing super thick.. that’s what I’m buying a fury 765 for, it’ll be like 3/8 oz weight max flippin creature baits into lighter bushes or lighter leafy areas that may be hanging over water.. again no heavy trees or bushes.. just basically a Texas rig rod for throwin in no slop

A buddy of mine says the DX 744 would be a little soft but I’ve never felt one or tested one to be able to know..

I use my Dx744 for 1/4-3/8oz t-rigs almost exclusively. One of my favorite techniques. I could see where someone would say it's a "little" soft for 3/8 + plastic, but I rarely if ever lose a fish on it either. Plenty of backbone for hook sets.  To me, I'd do 744 if 3/8oz + plastic was the heaviest I planned to go in the cover described. But if I planned to throw 1/2 oz occasionally(or just prefer a heavier rod) I'd step up to a 745. ( I don't have any experience with the Xtasy series). 

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Champion 765 Flip. It's light, very well balanced and has some tip.  If you want to move up and it's in your budget, then Extreme 745HP full rear grip is awesome. I have extensive time with those two rods.  I have yet to fish my Xtasy 755C and it will be in my hand all spring for sure. One more thought, if you like a longer rod, the Extreme 784 HP beefed up the power in the middle third and that could be a great option. I know it is listed as a 4 power but it locks up nice. 

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I will be buying a 765 FLIP for heavy stuff, also just curious, is there a champion level rod that would be solid for this technique? Slightly lighter flippin than what I’d do with 765? I’ve felt the 764 and that was a meat stick and felt more powerful than the 765 almost which isn’t necessarily what I want

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Id give the 765 a shot before i went buying another rod. You will be suprised at how well it handles what you want to do in lighter weights and more sparse cover. 

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