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So my first casting rod I purchased was a dobyns Sierra 734c a few years back. Im looking at getting rid of a couple rods as buddies are looking at getting into it and upgrading. I’m looking for a rod that will cover paddle tails, small swimbaits, chatter baits , whopper plopper 90 and 110, moving bait rod. Kind of the do everything rod. Looking at shimano exprides as I recently acquired a spinning expride and love the feel. Any suggestions on which expride for a universal rod. 7’2” medium heavy or heavy maybe?

 

I’ve upgraded every other casting rod in the arsenal other then this one. Suggestions on which expride would be best. 

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I have the 7'2" med/heavy Expride that I use primarily for jigs. 

 

For moving baits I like a little softer tip. But also want a nice backbone.

 

You may wanna check out the Kistler Feel N Reel. I bought two recently and am in love with them. The top 1/4 of the rod is glass and it's fused with a graphite blank. 

 

Click on "details" to learn a little more.

 

https://www.kistlerrods.com/store/klx-feel-n-reel-7-2-medium-heavy-fishing-rod.html

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I use my expride 7'2" med hvy for several different techniques. Jigs, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, chatterbaits, buzzbaits, and several others. To me, it's a good all purpose rod. Its not too stiff but not too soft.

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I have the dobyns champ 736 and it is one heck of a frog rod. Its my first one and I learned to walk the dog is 20 minutes with it. Its anything but a broomstick. I feel as if i could throw weightless senkos with it.  For now i throw topwaters with it and while any rod will work, I am now on the hunt for a crankbait rod to throw my topwaters. Possibly the 705cb glass for jerk baits square bills and 75 and 110 whopper ploppers. Frog rods are more for pulling bulls out of the slop so they double as flippin, pitchin, and punchin rods. They need a fat backbone as well as great sensitivity to feel the subtle bites on a pitch and to work the frog.

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12 hours ago, mrpao said:

I use my expride 7'2" med hvy for several different techniques. Jigs, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs, chatterbaits, buzzbaits, and several others. To me, it's a good all purpose rod. Its not too stiff but not too soft.

How does it handle 1oz baits? Does it feel over loaded? Or just on the upper end?

4 hours ago, Mikeltee said:

I have the dobyns champ 736 and it is one heck of a frog rod. Its my first one and I learned to walk the dog is 20 minutes with it. Its anything but a broomstick. I feel as if i could throw weightless senkos with it.  For now i throw topwaters with it and while any rod will work, I am now on the hunt for a crankbait rod to throw my topwaters. Possibly the 705cb glass for jerk baits square bills and 75 and 110 whopper ploppers. Frog rods are more for pulling bulls out of the slop so they double as flippin, pitchin, and punchin rods. They need a fat backbone as well as great sensitivity to feel the subtle bites on a pitch and to work the frog.

Not looking for something that heavy. I have almost all other bases covered. Got flipping sticks, 894c glx jig rod, 853 nrx lighter jig rod and senko’s, 884 imx pro frog rod. Looking to replace the 734 yet still be able to handle a 1 oz whopper plppprr 

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