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Title: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 14, 2018, 02:41:13 PM
Okay this is your chance to give your input and influence the rods that Gary carries. Gary will be introducing this rod this summer and needs our help now. Keep in mind this rod will be the best of the best, super light, super strong, best guides that you can get, and the best cork available for the handles. Every inch of these rods will be the best. These are the models he is looking at. But he wants your input to help him make the final cuts.

So if you were going to drop big money on a rod, which model would you want most. You get to pick three.

Even if you know you'd never drop the kind of money needed to build this rod, Gary wants our input too. Some of the best input is from guys like us that have to really save and budget, we know exactly what sizes and actions we want because we can't afford a mistake.

I'm going to talk Gary out of a Sierra Series to give away in a drawing, he just doesn't know it yet ~shade To enter the drawing you have to vote.

So make your picks, and post to this thread whether you would or wouldn't buy a top of the line rod. I don't need to know why or why not, just whether you would.

You must post your desire to buy a high end rod to this thread so I know you voted. I don't have a close date for this yet, I'll pick a winner from a random draw of post numbers. Disclaimer, all rules subject to change by me ~bb I've done this on the fly. The rod is guaranteed by me.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rods
Post by: Gary Dobyns on February 14, 2018, 03:01:34 PM
Thanks Mike. I appreciate all the guys on this site and I really look forward to the feedback.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rods
Post by: JDV on February 14, 2018, 03:13:06 PM
My votes: 
723c
724c
723sf

I'd definitely be interested.   I know I'm in the minority but I actually prefer rods in the 6'9-7'0 range typically with a few exceptions as long as 7'3, being a bank and kayak fisherman working under brush or confined spaces often.

Congrats and looking forward to the new line!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rods
Post by: twocold on February 14, 2018, 03:15:15 PM
My votes
724c
754c
723sf
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 14, 2018, 03:21:38 PM
Gary told me that the 7' 2" models would be more popular but I told him this pole would prove him wrong.... Looks like I might eat my words in early samples continue :shocking:
Title: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on February 14, 2018, 03:23:06 PM
My votes:

723- VMC rugby jig (my shakey head)

754- all around Jig rod and light flipping (up to 1/2 oz)

755- football head jig rod

Would honestly love a 722 to throw my Ned or wacky worm on a casting rod. Maybe down the road......




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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 14, 2018, 03:25:14 PM
So you didn't like any of the 9 rods listed :-\

Interesting :-* You're entered but unfortunately he has them narrowed to these models.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bud Kennedy on February 14, 2018, 03:26:00 PM
I went with the 724C as the most likely choice for my conditions.  Not sure I would buy this high end rod unless it got some fantastic reviews that made it a must have. 
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on February 14, 2018, 03:26:37 PM
So you didn't like any of the 9 rods listed :-\

Interesting :-* You're entered but unfortunately he has them narrowed to these models.
Iím updating it now Mike.


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rods
Post by: Kris on February 14, 2018, 03:28:23 PM
I know there are many of my Friends at both ends of this question. Personally, I find the 7' 6" rods to feel cumbersome to me in my boat. Most everything I own is close to or just over 7'. I am actually taking two 7' 6" rods I have to the flea market to replace with other rods.
I can remember when most of the "better" rods were 6' 6" or less. My Gator was the first 7' that I ever owned back in the early 90s. For some reason it never seemed too long, too heavy or cumbersome but for some reason the 7 1/2 footers do. I know there are people who want rods of 8 foot and above but I don't think you will ever see me with one.
Of course, remember, I'm Ol' Skool.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 14, 2018, 03:28:28 PM
I meant to add this to the first post but here is where Gary talked about this rod and these models that he's already playing with

http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=140126.msg1550749#msg1550749 (http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=140126.msg1550749#msg1550749)

Down4ttown, leave your originals too, it's info Gary likes to know about the other lines  ;)
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on February 14, 2018, 03:31:17 PM
Original request was based on current models:

702- Ned rig and Wacky Worm

743- VMC rugby head jig (my shakey head)

744- my favorite rod by Dobyns in the DX series for jigs and light flipping


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 14, 2018, 03:31:26 PM
Kris, I remember those days too, however I'm the opposite and embraced the longer rods and absolutely love the casting and fish control I get with them. There was a time everything I owned was 6 foot even. Even had a 5' 6" "doodle stick" for fishing small worms in deep clear lakes out west.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Pacific NW Ron on February 14, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
Not sure my budget would allow me to purchase anything higher than a Champion, but be interesting to see what the price will be.  I went with the 723C, 755C and 752SF
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on February 14, 2018, 03:35:08 PM
I think the 7í4Ē is my favorite size rod currently, so I can really see the 7í5Ē series being a hot item.

I have 7í2Ē rods that I like but again I like the 7í 0Ē or longer rods.


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bassinlou on February 14, 2018, 03:37:06 PM
My votes were :

724 C
754 C
755 C
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Gary Dobyns on February 14, 2018, 03:39:32 PM
It's early but results are not what I thought I'd see but they make me happy. I'm very concerned about 7'2" stuff. Looks like I don't know as much as I thought :)  This is actually very good.

This is super interesting info for me so please kick all your buddies in the butt and get them to vote.

THX again.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 14, 2018, 04:20:11 PM
I voted for

724 C

755 C

752 SF
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cojab on February 14, 2018, 04:27:25 PM
I like rods in the 7' to 7'6" range, the 4 to 5 powers for most of my fishing, and as of now I dont think I would spend premium rod money for a spinning rod. So thats where my votes came from.
As for whether I would buy a premium rod, I dont know yet. It would depend on where the price and feel came in relation to a custom rod. Right now my budget is in the Champion range but who knows....

I do know that if I was going to buy a premium rod it would be a Dobyns. I'm that convinced about their product and the service before and after the sale.

edit;
Oh, and my choices were
724c
754c
755c
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Lipripper on February 14, 2018, 04:28:16 PM
As everyone know I know nothing about rods and that's why I don't make any post about them in the rod threads but let me do a little research and see what rods would fit my style of fishing. Frogs and senko. ;D
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 14, 2018, 04:31:38 PM
So far the 724 C and 755 C  are looking very popular.  :-*
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bud Kennedy on February 14, 2018, 05:10:25 PM
Depending upon price, I am thinking that a more premium rod infringes on the space traditionally occupied by custom rods.  Given my price choice if they were about the same price, I would most likely go custom from Lee Smith. 
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 14, 2018, 05:31:24 PM
My selections are all " FEEL " rods.  This is the position I took when purchasing my Extremes. The 752SF is the most appealing to me as I have an Extreme 742SF and plan on another.  It's the best dropshot rod I have ever used. The 724C and 755C will be the premier jig and plastics rods.  They should be insane.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SFL BassHunter on February 14, 2018, 05:36:44 PM
My picks:
724c
755c
723sf

I probably would not buy a top of the line rod. But never say never.
Though in all honesty a 724sf would be better for me than a 723sf.

As you can see I selected heavier power rods. I rarely fish anything less than a MH. The main reason for this that the force is strong with our Florida vegetation.
I have a Savvy 734c and it is the most versatile rod I own.
 
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Lipripper on February 14, 2018, 05:46:29 PM
OK after a pow wow with my Frog fishing buddy here are my picks
724 C
754 C
755 C
These would work for both my Frog and senko fishing.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: zippyduck on February 14, 2018, 05:53:29 PM
I have to go with what works in my other rods.

754c
755c
723sf

Those three rods would cover most of my bottom contact applications.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on February 14, 2018, 07:18:35 PM
Just one finesse casting rod is all I need....☹️


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: bucketmouth 87 on February 14, 2018, 08:30:46 PM
The champion line is about the most I want to spend on a rod but I would go with the following. 

723sf
754C
755C

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: bassmanstan on February 14, 2018, 09:13:29 PM
Iím using Tapatalk so I canít see the poll if there is one, but if I had to pick 3 it would be:
684 for skipping
734 for an all around, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and so on
And a 735 frog rod also could be used for punching and heavier stuff

Iíll be very interested to see what he comes up with, however I donít know if Iíll be able to fork over whatís needed for that caliber of rod.


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SteveTX on February 14, 2018, 09:23:50 PM
Id be interested but not positive I would purchase as I never have spent major $ on a rod.

I voted for these because they cover 80% of what I fish with:
753c - Flukes / Horny Toads / Jigs / Spinnerbaits / Spooks

754c - Horny Toads / Buzzbaits / Jigs / Senkos / Spinnerbaits

755c - Heavy Jigs / Frogs / Pitchin'
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: analfisherman on February 14, 2018, 11:26:58 PM
OK.....ANAL TIME!   ;D 8)

To start, if you've never 'Finesse Fished' (Ned Rigs, Drop Shot etc.) with a High End Premium Spinning Rod.........you have NO IDEA WHAT YOUR MISSING OUT ON.....not just FUN but probably fish too.

So,
722SF
723SF


I use high speed Spinning Reels;
2   GoldSpins a  TL 3000H 6.1:1  36IPT  and a TL 2000 6.2:1  34IPT
and a couple of Rocket Spins
1  REVO2RCKT20    7.0:1   37IPT
1  REVO2RCKT30    7.0:1   40IPT

I could maybe/probably be talked into/convinced to trade up 'either' for 75s......BUT
But I have been advised/told that the real advantage to going 7'5" and above usually lies in casting distance.......and I an a habitual LONG CASTER and have NO challenge matching distances of my buddies who use 7'6"s and up and feel I have better accuracy with my 7s and 7'2"s.

The other minor advantage to length is line recovery rate.....reels deal with that for me.
BUT I have a 7'6" 2 weight   Custom being made.
This was a rod I didn't need 'per say' but I JUST HAD TO TRY A 7'6"......and I LOVE DRIVING THE GUY WHO MAKES MY RODS CRAZY!  ;) lo

So final is a 754c.....for FROGGIN and FLIPPING.


Gary THANK YOU for all you bring to the SITE and the INCREASED JOY your fine rods bring anyone who has had the PRIVLEDGE to handle and fish your fine CRAFTSMANSHIP!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: pbandjabame on February 15, 2018, 07:23:45 AM
724, 754, and 755. Been liking longer rods lately, and these would cover the majority of my favorite techniques.

Love my 806 fury and 867 champion xp, will be trying some of the Dobyn's traditional tackle rods in the very near future.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Princeton_Man on February 15, 2018, 08:13:42 AM
I chose 723C, 753C, 754C and ultimately my next top shelf rod will probably be the 753.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cport on February 15, 2018, 08:39:03 AM
I voted what I need for casting, a 723C, and 722SF and 723SF for spinning. I love using my spinning gear for flukes.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 15, 2018, 01:11:12 PM
Iím using Tapatalk so I canít see the poll if there is one, but if I had to pick 3 it would be:
684 for skipping
734 for an all around, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits and so on
And a 735 frog rod also could be used for punching and heavier stuff

Iíll be very interested to see what he comes up with, however I donít know if Iíll be able to fork over whatís needed for that caliber of rod.


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You could always use a browser on your phone to open the site and see the poll if you want.  :-*
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: bobsquatch13 on February 15, 2018, 07:52:00 PM
Not sure if I could make myself buy any spinning rod, and they are by far my favorite, under a 4 power with the 5 power preferred easily. But no 754SF or 755SF shown so picked below as could use the lower power spinning the rare time I fish lakes, but for Calif. Delta only 4 & 5 power rods for me. The 755C casting was an easy choice. Also love the 7 1/2' size rods and only have one shorter and its a 7' 3" casting, others are all 7' 6" spinning rods - I favor over 90 % of the time, when health allows me to fish anymore.
755C
753SF
752SF
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: 68camaro on February 15, 2018, 08:43:59 PM
I like shorter rods and would have liked to have seen a 5 power shorter rod. I am good on spinning rods but chose:

723c
724c
744c

Of the three the 724 looks like I could slip it in rotation the easiest.

Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: CraigP83 on February 19, 2018, 07:37:14 AM
722sf
724c
755c

It breaks my heart that the 722sf doesn't have many votes as that one tops my list. It would be an amazing finesse rod for northern smallmouth.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: fishandkamp on February 19, 2018, 11:03:59 AM
Well as I have said in the past, my boat only stores 7 footers, so obviously if I was going to purchase a top line rod I would be looking at a 7 footer.. However that is not what was asked here.
So my choices would be the following. I prefer top of the line rods for bottom contact baits mostly.
Here is what I voted for.
 724C
754C
723SF

Of course if I won one I would find a way to put it to good use. LOl
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on February 19, 2018, 01:08:43 PM
I voted
723 c
724 c
755 c

but it will be a while before I go high end

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SteveTX on February 19, 2018, 02:32:42 PM
Well as I have said in the past, my boat only stores 7 footers, so obviously if I was going to purchase a top line rod I would be looking at a 7 footer.. However that is not what was asked here.
So my choices would be the following. I prefer top of the line rods for bottom contact bais mostly.
Here is what I voted for.
 724C
754C
723SF

Of course if I won one I would find a way to put it to good use. LOl
My boat is capable of a 7í11Ē rod but if I won a high dollar high end 8í rod. Like you I will make it work.  lo
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: BigFitz on February 24, 2018, 12:54:45 AM
 I really like the idea of a 724c. Since I fish from a kayak, I dont like really long rods over 7í2 or 7í3Ē. These are the sweet spot for length and my comfort level. Iíve bought four fury series rods in the last year and only need a jig rod( bottom contact) to round out my arsenal. I want something more sensitive than a fury so was looking at a champion 744. If there was a 724c, Iíd be more interested in that for the shorter length. Tax returns are allowing me to get this higher quality stick.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: kingmotorboat on February 25, 2018, 12:06:51 AM
724c - pitching jigs
753c- finesse flipping on my tidal river
755c- for when I need to drop the hammer on them

These setups here can pretty much cover everything for me, heck the 753 rigged with 14 pound fluoro makes perfect finesse flip and pitch/ spinnerbait rod
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 27, 2018, 05:04:46 PM
This has slowed down guys, I know a lot more of you have an opinion. Remember I totally get that this could be hypothetical in most of our budgets but if it were doable or someone was going to straight up give it to you, which would you want?
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Blacknredflake on February 27, 2018, 06:38:02 PM
Since Im a budget stricken guy its u likely I could ever afford such nice rods. But heres my picks if I could!

 DC 703C

DC 734C S/H

DC 702SF

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Donald Garner on February 27, 2018, 07:43:39 PM
I don't own any Dobyns Rods and have only fished with (1) once.  That was on a guided trip on Lake Fork a few years ago.  We fished Shaky heads and Deep Diving Crankbaits.  Having read through the postings my style of fishing is some what like SteveTX does.  So I'd take his recommendation and chose these rods below.

753C
754C
755C

Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SteveTX on February 27, 2018, 08:38:56 PM
I don't own any Dobyns Rods and have only fished with (1) once.  That was on a guided trip on Lake Fork a few years ago.  We fished Shaky heads and Deep Diving Crankbaits.  Having read through the postings my style of fishing is some what like SteveTX does.  So I'd take his recommendation and chose these rods below.

753C
754C
755C
lo Man first person I ever knew that followed something I did. Your living dangerously.  ~roflmao
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Donald Garner on February 27, 2018, 08:45:19 PM
lo Man first person I ever knew that followed something I did. Your living dangerously.  ~roflmao

Brother been living on 'The Edge' for so long I don't know any different    ~shade
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Dink Dawg on February 27, 2018, 10:32:21 PM
I'm curious.  Will the 722, 723 SF's have the full handle ?   That's always been my personal preference. Just asking .
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Ron Griffin on February 28, 2018, 05:27:14 AM
753c
754c
753sf
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 28, 2018, 05:50:42 AM
Ok, alright, I don't own one because I've not seen any here for sale and I buy what I can pick up and handle. If this is the only way I can do it I'll vote even though I don't know what I'm voting for. lo lo ~goof
723c
724c
753c
Rodney
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Justin62882 on February 28, 2018, 07:31:51 AM
724,754,755 would be my choices that would fit my needs. However, I probably wouldn't spend this much on a rod even though most people say they are worth it.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SteveTX on February 28, 2018, 08:11:50 AM
Ok, alright, I don't own one because I've not seen any here for sale and I buy what I can pick up and handle. If this is the only way I can do it I'll vote even though I don't know what I'm voting for. lo lo ~goof
723c
724c
753c
Rodney
This is just a poll of what you would like to have made in Garys new rod line up. These rods are not out for sale. Gary has allowed us to put our opinion in on the lengths and powers we would each like most for him to have built on this new up and coming line of rods.  ;)
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: BassCatBates on February 28, 2018, 09:25:19 AM
Voted.  they are all pretty sweet looking.  I have no problem spending a little $$ on a good rod!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on February 28, 2018, 12:27:54 PM
UPDATE: Just to keep things up to date. The rods listed in this poll will be in production.

These rods will be made with the best possible materials, they will be the lightest and most sensitive rods Gary can build. Because of this they won't be cheap.  :'(

Everyone please keep voting, Gary still wants to know of these models which would be our top three choices. This data not only helps with this but future models. Gary will build what the anglers want  :-*

I like fast action rods so I will always like the 4 and 5 powers. Not a spinning rod guy, you guys that are please speak up about the powers you like :-*

Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cburge on February 28, 2018, 07:11:04 PM
For me
723c
724c
723sf
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: spencerinstl on March 04, 2018, 09:44:13 AM
Looking forward to seeing the new Dobyns High End rods.  So far I have a 704 cb glass, 705cbmf glass,
734c champion, 735c champion, DX 703c, DX 704C, DX 745C, and a DX 795 Flip.  Not sure which one I want, might upgrade one of mine, will have to wait for the reviews.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: TX BankAngler on March 04, 2018, 05:08:23 PM
I voted for:
723c
724c
723sf
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: 05kas05 on March 04, 2018, 09:07:45 PM
i love the ones i have now and will add more in the future so i voted for these 3

753c
754c
723sf

Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on March 05, 2018, 08:11:45 AM
Keep the votes coming guys. I know there are a ton of you out there but we've only had a small percentage vote.

Guess I need to pick a day and put a deadline on this one :surrender:
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Lipripper on March 05, 2018, 08:21:56 AM
Keep the votes coming guys. I know there are a ton of you out there but we've only had a small percentage vote.

Guess I need to pick a day and put a deadline on this one :surrender:
Mike that might spark a lot of members who haven't voted yet to vote. If they is a deadline then those who have been taking their time will jump in so they will have a chance to win the rod.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 05, 2018, 04:01:08 PM
You know, I had forgotten all about the chance to win a Dobyns Sierra rod here. It would be nice to add a Sierra to my Fury.

Guys and gals this is an opportunity to help Gary out and maybe win an incredible rod for just a couple minutes of your time. But you can't win if you don't vote.  :-*
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: socal399 on March 07, 2018, 11:45:21 PM
My vote!!!!!

723c
724c
723sf


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bassin_VA on March 08, 2018, 01:08:48 AM
My votes
1. 724c
2. 723c
3. 723sf


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: hubcap91 on March 08, 2018, 07:49:43 AM
My picks.
723SF
754C
755C

I probably wouldn't buy a high end rod but you never know.

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: BassHOGS on March 08, 2018, 11:32:13 AM
723c
724c
723sf

These are what I would like and would fit right in my wheel house!!  Love fishing some frogs and skipping Senkos under a dock!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: ebbc on March 08, 2018, 11:40:02 AM
My votes.


753c
754c
755c

Thanks Mike And Gary.

Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bretts_daddy on March 08, 2018, 03:16:55 PM
I would vote as follows...

753C
754C
755C

I like the 754C as an all-purpose type of rod, you know...the if I don't have much time and could only bring 1 rod type. That rod gives the most versatility IMO.

The 753C would be for lighter tackle.

The 755C would be for bigger tackle and jigs.

I'm crossing my fingers on this rod giveaway, I've never won something this big and it would be an honor to fish with it!!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: baileyjs on March 08, 2018, 04:12:17 PM
723c
724c
723sf

I can hope and pray ;)
I currently have one Dobyns Fury rod....however I'm not sure I could justify a top end rod right now
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Kawidaddy on March 08, 2018, 04:44:46 PM
Dobyns rods will be in my future. I don't mind spending a little coin to get quality gear backed by great customer service.(from what I hear,its some of the best)
723c
724c
755c
would be my picks at this time. 722sf would be in the mix also.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Gary Dobyns on March 08, 2018, 11:02:59 PM
THANK YOU!!!!  Guys I've really got a feel for this. I know LA, TX, AL, GA and neighboring States will be strong casting rod areas. I was most concerned about 7'2" models. These scare me the most but the guys here like this length and my other feedback is good on 7'2" models. I'm absolutely in love with the 7'5" models. They're so light and balanced they just don't feel like a long rod. So now I feel better about the 7'2" lengths. Everyone here at our warehouse loves the 7'5" models so this is what we'll promote the most as we'll be using these. But lots of guys like 7'2" and this makes them a winner. I would hate building a Series with 4-5 rods. This has never been our style or strong point. Fishermen want and need options.

THANKS TO ALL!!! It's great to have a place to quickly get advice/thoughts when I need to make a decision I'm on the fence about!!!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: dmccoyks on March 09, 2018, 07:57:06 AM
I usually like to stay in the medium range when purchasing my rods and itís hard for me to justify spending the money on the higher end rods. I can only use Spinning Rods so my votes are for following:

702SF
703SF
704SF

Thank you!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Oldfart9999 on March 09, 2018, 10:55:33 AM
This is just a poll of what you would like to have made in Garys new rod line up. These rods are not out for sale. Gary has allowed us to put our opinion in on the lengths and powers we would each like most for him to have built on this new up and coming line of rods.  ;)

My point was I don't buy rods that I can't pickup and checkout, Dobyns aren't sold in this area so I can't see any of them so how can I make an intelligent vote. I didn't expect Gary to give me any, he's in business to make money but never have even seen one so I have no idea what model is what.
Rodney
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: dynatos on March 09, 2018, 10:56:47 AM
My vote
723c
724c
723sf   
Would prefer the 7í2Ē.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: bobsquatch13 on March 09, 2018, 01:37:28 PM
My choices:  755c as use/have very few casting rods and this one should have the power I need.
                   752SF and 753SF for fishing spinning rods in the lakes. Well over 90 % of my fishing is done         
                                             on Calif. Delta tidal waters and prefer rods with at least 4 to 5 power
                                             including spinning but since not available picked these 2 for lake use.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Chip Harm on March 09, 2018, 03:19:16 PM
I picked the 753c for senko applications and the 754 for all around multi purpowe.  The 755c would be my choice for a jig.  I like the longer rods for the casting and controlling fish.  I statyed out with mostly 7 footers but have gone to the longer rods.  I love my 744 for flipping and pitching.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Dteebone0427 on March 10, 2018, 02:44:01 PM
724c
754c
755c
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: gsxrfanim on March 11, 2018, 09:58:34 PM
722sf for drop shot, shakey head

724c - Good all around rod for many applications

755c - Jigs, Beaver baits, pitching to lighter cover in North east Ohio

I love my Dobyns rods

Forgot to note that I would love a high end rod but the prices scare me aware.
I have been wanting a good Champion HP spinning rod for drop shotting and finesse baits. Just havent pulled the trigger.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: fishballer06 on March 11, 2018, 10:16:40 PM
723
724
755

If there were a 722c option, I'd vote for it.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: basss on March 12, 2018, 09:52:16 AM
I voted for the ...

722SF- hey, I do use spinner rods quite a bit for lighter lures.
723 and 724, I use the 3 and 4 power rods most.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: mygreenihc on March 12, 2018, 10:04:29 AM
Wow,  there is a lot of posts to this thread.


My choices would be:
754c
755c
753sf


I would be interested in the higher end rods.  The difference between the champions and extremes is dramatic in some cases,  so based upon that,  I cannot imagine how nice the new line will be. 


Brad
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on March 12, 2018, 12:08:01 PM
this may have been discussed, but will there be a hint or teaser at the Classic or are we thinking more Icast?
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on March 12, 2018, 01:02:13 PM
Alright let's run this for two more weeks. On the 27th of March we'll draw a winner  :-*

Thank you everyone that has answered the poll so far, your input is very important to myself and Gary ~c~
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: spencerinstl on March 13, 2018, 09:23:23 PM
I voted for the 723C 724C and 723sf.  723 and 724 for t-rigs and lighter jigs and the 723sf for shakey heads maybe tubes.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cbburke on March 13, 2018, 10:10:50 PM
For bottom Contacts:

724c
754c
755c
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: ranger175a on March 14, 2018, 08:48:36 PM
753c 754c and 753sf
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: GoBlue on March 16, 2018, 12:10:42 AM
753c, 754c, 755c

I remember many moons ago when Garyís designs at Powell started the 7 foot 3 trend- then his 2nd gen Dobyns champ extremes made 7 foot 4s popular.  So Iím Thinking these new lighter proprietary blanks will make the the transition to 7 foot 5s pretty easy. Yeah, pretty excited.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallerhunter on March 18, 2018, 08:00:10 PM
Iím primarily a smallmouth fisherman and with these 3 rods it would take care of most of my fishing. 722sf for drop shot, hair jigs, small swimbaits, ned. 723sf shakey head, weightless t-rig, wacky rig, tubes, small topwater.  724c spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, top water, jigs, and t-rigs.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on March 19, 2018, 03:11:08 PM
Thanks everyone, lots of great feedback. Still have a few days to get you thoughts and choices listed before we draw for the rod. If you haven't already, don't forget to vote.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: smithy97 on March 19, 2018, 05:24:59 PM
I went with 723c, 754c, 755c. I think that covers pretty much every bait from a weightless wacky senko up to 3/4 oz jigs. I'd love any one of these, or all 3! 
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: EmilyRena on March 19, 2018, 06:44:15 PM
755c
723sf
724c

Rarely buy high end rods. Comfortable price point max 150.

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: buddyh on March 19, 2018, 06:52:47 PM
My picks:
754c
755c
724c

Dont really buy higher end rods. I like to stay around $140
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: dinsmore8438 on March 20, 2018, 12:11:11 AM
Mine would have to be:

755c
754c
724c

I looked at the 765c in the DX series for a couple years before I decided I could justify yet one more Dobyns rod. Imagine my surprise when I got on their website to place my order and it was no longer there. I remember thinking that rod has to be one of their biggest sellers in the Extreme series, so maybe they are just out of stock currently due to, my assumed, high volume of this rods sales. After all, everybody has a 7'6" heavy action flippin stick in their lineup right?

I remember calling and Richard answered the phone. I inquired about why one of their best selling models in the DX series wasn't listed on their website. He very kindly explained that it wasn't there any longer because it was one of their worst sellers in the series and they dropped that particular model...

Two lessons here...1. I now know for sure that I know absolutely nothing about the rod industry! 2. When there's a Dobyns rod that you really want, don't wait two years to buy it like I did...haha

Since my heart has a big hole in it now because I never got my DX 765c, I'm sure the 755c in the new series will adequately fill the void and I will then be able to carry on with the rest of my life. In fact, just to be 100% sure that the 755c is just as good I'm sure I will need a 754c too just to be sure!

Regardless if it's a few of the new series rods or just a freebie Sierra Series rod, I can probably make room in one of my rod lockers for more of the greatest rods on earth! 
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: hughesjasonk on March 22, 2018, 02:45:01 PM
On my voting I picked the 3 that would give me the most versatility for drop shot to weed busting.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: RKent on March 26, 2018, 02:44:57 PM
723c,724c, and 754c
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on April 02, 2018, 12:14:18 PM
First thank you everyone for taking the time to participate and let us know what you think. Everyday anglers opinions shape the market, whether you know it or not, you answer surveys all the time with your purchases. Gary was just more direct and asked straight up ~c~ Thank you UB for showing Gary that what you like  ~c~ ~c~

The poll says that 81 people voted but after counting twice I only found just over 60 folks that followed the rules and posted they're vote along with voting. Of those that voted and posted, our winner is

CAPTSTEVE

Congratulations to CaptSteve You're post number came up,

send me your mailing address and I'll get things set up to get your Sierra Rod sent your way.  :-*
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cbburke on April 02, 2018, 12:17:35 PM
Congrats !  CapSteve !
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Blacknredflake on April 02, 2018, 12:17:45 PM
Congrats Capt!!

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on April 02, 2018, 12:38:48 PM
Congrats Steve!!!  :toot: :toot: :toot:
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Princeton_Man on April 02, 2018, 12:44:35 PM
Congratulations Capt! ~c~
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: zippyduck on April 02, 2018, 12:49:13 PM
Congrats Capt,
It will look great on your boat.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Lipripper on April 02, 2018, 02:22:12 PM
Congratulation CAPTSTEVE ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Bassinlou on April 02, 2018, 02:49:23 PM
Wow!! Very nice. Congrats Capt!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 02, 2018, 03:10:32 PM
Cool, now I'll have to buy a new reel. dang the bad luck... lo lo

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: JDV on April 02, 2018, 03:20:40 PM
Cool, now I'll have to buy a new reel. dang the bad luck... lo lo

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Congrats!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: zippyduck on April 02, 2018, 04:05:46 PM
Cool, now I'll have to buy a new reel. dang the bad luck... lo lo

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I feel so bad for you. ~roflmao
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 02, 2018, 04:31:27 PM
I feel so bad for you. ~roflmao
I know you do

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 02, 2018, 04:31:49 PM
Thanks all

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Down4ttown on April 02, 2018, 05:00:21 PM
Congrats dude!


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: SteveTX on April 02, 2018, 10:41:32 PM
Sweet Congratulations Capt!  ~c~ ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: mygreenihc on April 04, 2018, 10:51:55 AM
Congrats Captsteve!  You will now be officially bitten by the bug....


Brad
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 04, 2018, 02:31:33 PM
Congrats Captsteve!  You will now be officially bitten by the bug....


Brad
Well actually I just purchased one the last time at home. So now I will have two. I guess it a good start. lo lol

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: CraigP83 on April 14, 2018, 12:29:57 PM
What were the results?  I keep thinking how awesome a 722 split grip spinning rod would be for smallies...

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: domination2580 on April 14, 2018, 07:02:22 PM
What are the options? I love my fury rod...Does very well for cranks!

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: domination2580 on April 14, 2018, 07:07:41 PM
I like to have medium heavy fast action rods. Preferably 7'+. I do a lot of frogs, cranks, jerk baits, but I do want to find a good one for jigs and worms and such....that's the one area I need the most teaching of.

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Dangerfield on April 19, 2018, 12:22:42 PM
i'm not totally familiar with those specific rods but know I need to fill out my arsenal I went with a couple of rods I thought would be nice to own. I did selected a spinning 2 power, a 4 & 5 power casting.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Lipripper on April 19, 2018, 12:52:00 PM
i'm not totally familiar with those specific rods but know I need to fill out my arsenal I went with a couple of rods I thought would be nice to own. I did selected a spinning 2 power, a 4 & 5 power casting.
Thanks for the response but this contest is done over and Capt Steve won it but stick around there will be other chances through out the year to win one.  ;D
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 19, 2018, 01:24:34 PM


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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: cport on April 19, 2018, 01:40:56 PM
WTG Steve, very very jealous  ;D
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Captsteve on April 19, 2018, 01:47:36 PM
WTG Steve, very very jealous  ;D
sorry bro

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Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: spencerinstl on May 13, 2018, 03:26:49 AM
So, do we have an idea when these rods will be available?
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Mike Cork on May 14, 2018, 10:39:42 AM
So, do we have an idea when these rods will be available?

I can't put words in Gary's mouth on this one. He had hoped it wouldn't be that long but with the move to Texas and then ICast just around the corner, I'm thinking fall as a minimum. But as far as I know, he's shipping now  ~roflmao

We'll see if I can get him to dial this in a bit for us.
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: TrueGritAngler on May 17, 2018, 06:10:40 PM
I like the idea of the 723C, and the
724C. As someone mentioned earlier I would also like to see something geared towards Ned, Neko weightless stickbait rigging in a baitcasting model. I'm weird I know.. why not just use a spinning rod.  Power Finesse?? Does that exist?
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on May 18, 2018, 05:39:24 PM
I like the idea of the 723C, and the
724C. As someone mentioned earlier I would also like to see something geared towards Ned, Neko weightless stickbait rigging in a baitcasting model. I'm weird I know.. why not just use a spinning rod.  Power Finesse?? Does that exist?

You get the right reel and it can easily be done with a baitcaster. LMG is our resident expert when it comes to this subject so hopefully he will see this and offer up some of his expertise. If not, send him a PM. He's a really good dude and always seems to be willing to help people out with stuff like this.  ~sun
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Gary Dobyns on May 21, 2018, 04:27:51 AM
You get the right reel and it can easily be done with a baitcaster. LMG is our resident expert when it comes to this subject so hopefully he will see this and offer up some of his expertise. If not, send him a PM. He's a really good dude and always seems to be willing to help people out with stuff like this.  ~sun

With casting I believe you'd need something in a 2 power rating for Ned Rigs. A 3 power will work and I'd suggest if if fishing around a lot of cover but  2 power will fish better. I don't plan on making a 2 power casting right now in a super high end rod. Simple reason is we don't sell enough to justify it. We do make several 2 power casting rods in various series. THX!!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: TrueGritAngler on May 21, 2018, 07:57:07 AM
With casting I believe you'd need something in a 2 power rating for Ned Rigs. A 3 power will work and I'd suggest if if fishing around a lot of cover but  2 power will fish better. I don't plan on making a 2 power casting right now in a super high end rod. Simple reason is we don't sell enough to justify it. We do make several 2 power casting rods in various series. THX!!!
Thanks for that bit of info Gary!! I just noticed the DX 702 Finesse Special. I think turning 40 next month would give me a great reason to buy myself one for my birthday!! Oh it looks so nice..
By the way I'm enjoying the 734 and 735 Furys I have!!
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Gary Dobyns on May 22, 2018, 01:20:24 AM
The DX 702C Finesse is a fun rod. It easily fishes light lines in 6-8 pound class. It's perfect for Ned Rigs and even the small weightless Senkos. It's not a rod we sell a ton of but it's one I built for myself because I like throwing light stuff on casting rod at times. Very light and sensitive rod. THX!!
Title: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: TrueGritAngler on May 22, 2018, 04:18:48 AM
The DX 702C Finesse is a fun rod. It easily fishes light lines in 6-8 pound class. It's perfect for Ned Rigs and even the small weightless Senkos. It's not a rod we sell a ton of but it's one I built for myself because I like throwing light stuff on casting rod at times. Very light and sensitive rod. THX!!
Thanks again sir, I have just a quick question. I don't have any dealers in my immediate area that carry these rods. So I can't really get a feel for it and put my own hands on it. Does the DX 702C have plenty of backbone? Is it tippy? How would you describe it?
Title: Re: New Top of the Line Dobyns Rod
Post by: Gary Dobyns on May 23, 2018, 09:32:18 PM
The rod is not whippy and has a good tip. But it's a 2 power FINESSE so I'd really call it a 1 1/2 power so it doesn't have a lot of backbone. If you're thinking of 6-8 lb test line it will be awesome. If thinking of 10 lb or about I think you'll be disappointed. I did fight a 5 foot Sturgeon for an hour and 20 min on this rod. Wasn't much to fight with I just held on and chased him around the lake :)  It's a fun rod for sure. I'd base my opinion on line size and cover you're fishing. THX!!!