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powell endurance vs dobyns sierra micro

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Hey guys i am looking to get a new football jig rod. I want a longer one like a 7'3. How do these two rods compare to one another? I was looking at the sierra 734 or the 7'3 heavy endurance. Thanks!

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So I have broken it down to pretty much the 734 in either line. With the tackle warehouse 4th sale I can get the powell for $127 and the sierra for $150. This is pretty much going to be used for 1/2oz football jigs plus trailers dragging around 10-15 ft. I cannot go anywhere locally to get my hand on either of these. Which would you recommend?

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I have a Powell Max3D 714 spinning rod, and it's very sensitive for the price point. I've never had a Dobyns, but from what I can gather about them, they're a little more moderate than other brand's flexes, and very well balanced rods.

 

 

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I don’t own either of those exact models, but I do own both Powell and Dobyn’s rods. If it helps, I’ve found that Powell’s seem to run a little heavier, and Dobyn’s tend to run a little lighter than their weight ratings. So if you’re chucking huge jigs, the Dobyn’s might seem a little under powered. 

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I've not owned the powell but my buddy has several and loves them. I've had a cple of the sierras I won at a tournament. They were ok but nothing special at all to me for the price. I've owned 100 dollar rods I personally liked a lot more. Between the 2 I'd go powell. 

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13 hours ago, cjam93 said:

So I have broken it down to pretty much the 734 in either line. 

Not sure why, cause those are two completely different sticks. For what you are describing, of those two, the Powell. If you go Dobyns, go up to one of their 5 or even 6 power sticks,

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18 minutes ago, BassWhole! said:

Not sure why, cause those are two completely different sticks. For what you are describing, of those two, the Powell. If you go Dobyns, go up to one of their 5 or even 6 power sticks,

They both are the length I’m looking for and they both have the correct weight range. I don’t live. Lose enough to anywhere that sells these so that I can feel them so all I can go by is what I’m reading. How are they different?

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8 minutes ago, cjam93 said:

They both are the length I’m looking for and they both have the correct weight range. I don’t live. Lose enough to anywhere that sells these so that I can feel them so all I can go by is what I’m reading. How are they different?

4 power Dobyns are essentially Medium Powered. 4 Power Endurance is slightly heavier than a MH.

 

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1 hour ago, BassWhole! said:

4 power Dobyns are essentially Medium Powered. 4 Power Endurance is slightly heavier than a MH.

 

Gotchya thanks. Im likely going with the powell then. I have a 735 fury already that I had used for a football jig rod but it is really tip heavy. 

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3 minutes ago, cjam93 said:

Gotchya thanks. Im likely going with the powell then. I have a 735 fury already that I had used for a football jig rod but it is really tip heavy. 

I know the trend is toward longer rods, but that just makes them feel even more tip heavy. Unless there is a good reason for going longer, a 7' rod is going to be more sensitive, lighter, and better balanced. A lighter, smaller reel will also make a stick feel tip heavier as well, particularly if you hold it while palming the nose of it with plastics and jigs. 

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27 minutes ago, BassWhole! said:

I know the trend is toward longer rods, but that just makes them feel even more tip heavy. Unless there is a good reason for going longer, a 7' rod is going to be more sensitive, lighter, and better balanced. A lighter, smaller reel will also make a stick feel tip heavier as well, particularly if you hold it while palming the nose of it with plastics and jigs. 

That does make a lot of sense. The reason I want the longer rod is for when I get bit on long cast I can still feel confident hooking up. I have also used a 7ft heavy duckett mmp and on really long cast I have struggled setting the hook when it is at the end of the cast

 

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