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what would be a good rod that I could use for frogging, jigs, and fishing heavy cover? also, I want to keep the price within 150 bucks.

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Check out one of the "Fred's magic stick" models from one the irod casting lines (I have the cheaper Fiber and it's $109, the Genesis II seems to be the more popular one at $149 but I think the blank is the same) 

 

I've read a lot of people in forums and reviews saying it's fantastic for the money. All I know is I like mine a lot. Only thing I don't like is it's hard to throw a 1/2 oz hollow frog a good distance. The sensitivity is solid though, I use it for small 3/8 swimbaits inshore fishing (and even 1/4 but then the sensitivity really falls off as you might expect)

 

It's 7'5", 50-70# braid, 1/2-2 oz so it's not extra heavy if that's what you need 

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Dobyns Fury 735c is a meaty stick, if you don't want such a heavy duty rod you could go with a Fury 704c.

I'm not sure how heavy the cover you will be fishing is, but either of these should fit the bill depending on the cover you are fishing.

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4 hours ago, waymont said:

Dobyns Fury 735c is a meaty stick, if you don't want such a heavy duty rod you could go with a Fury 704c.

I'm not sure how heavy the cover you will be fishing is, but either of these should fit the bill depending on the cover you are fishing.

I have the 703c so I might get the 734c instead of the 735

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47 minutes ago, E-DOG said:

I have the 703c so I might get the 734c instead of the 735

If you know the 703c and feel like one power up will be enough power, the 734c is a great rod. I use my 735c for glide baits and occasionally for frogs. However I like a shorter frog rod, so I use a Fury 664c most of the time and dig it.

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26 minutes ago, waymont said:

If you know the 703c and feel like one power up will be enough power, the 734c is a great rod. I use my 735c for glide baits and occasionally for frogs. However I like a shorter frog rod, so I use a Fury 664c most of the time and dig 

what would be the difference besides length from the 704 to the 734? is there any?

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Daiwa Tatula Heavy 7’-1”

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My vote would go towards the Daiwa Tatula's as well since you already have a Dobyns, unless you really enjoy the Dobyns rod then I'd say stick with Dobyns. Otherwise, if you can swing it, go with the Daiwa Tatula Elite 7'1" or 7'3" Heavy. You will not be disappointed in those rods, they are superb!

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17 hours ago, E-DOG said:

what would be the difference besides length from the 704 to the 734? is there any?

I have 704c and have never handled a 734c. I imagine that are the same except for the length. I would also recommend the Daiwa Tatula 7’1” the others are recommending.

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I ended up with e Lews Custom Lite Speed Stick - Magnum Grass.

Light-weight, winn-grips, stout but still able to give action to lures, rated for braid.  I think I found it for $150ish.

 

I found the Fury to be far too heavy and broomstick to cast/walk frogs all day.  felt like I could winch a truck though.

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pending what your definition is of heavy cover, 4 power = underpowered for heavy cover...

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I picked up a Dobyns Sierra 705c for frogging/ jigs and I love it. Its my 1st Dobyns and I've read where it fishes a little slower than Fury/Champ lines. For me that's a plus. Its a Mag Heavy but doesn't feel "broomsticky" at all to me. I mostly throw hollow body frogs/ Teckel  Sprinker on it.  I've also thrown jigs down to 3/8oz with ease. If you're thinking of going Dobyns it might be worth a look for another $20

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Another vote for the Tatula . More lighter and sensitive than the Fury.

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3 hours ago, Frog Turds said:

pending what your definition is of heavy cover, 4 power = underpowered for heavy cover...

This.

 

My 4-power Champions are not nearly powerful enough for heavy cover

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Bump it up a little and get the dobyns dc736. Its Gary's favorite rod. I have it and it's awesome for frogs. I know a 6 power sounds like a lot but I feel as if I could throw weightless senko with it. Those hollowbodied frogs dont weight much more and they sail! It's got enough power to get any size fish out of the deepest of muck. 

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Check out the Ark Sniper.  I just picked up a couple off TW.  They are on closeout for $85.  They're a steal for that price.  The 7'6 Heavy is really nice.  Super light but it's pretty stout. 

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On 7/26/2019 at 1:30 PM, FryDog62 said:

Daiwa Tatula Heavy 7’-1”

 

On 7/26/2019 at 2:08 PM, adnan123 said:

daiwa tatula 7'1 heavy 

 

On 7/27/2019 at 12:18 PM, LonnieP said:

Another vote for the Tatula . More lighter and sensitive than the Fury.

Same here, I been using this rod for frogs and jigs in cover. Much better than a Fury 

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