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FR 703SF Questions
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:37:19 PM »

I am looking to get a new spinning rod. My favorite rod got broke in a Power Pole accident.

It was a Bass Pro Carbonlight the original black one. I was looking at the Dobyns Fury FR 703SF. The Fury is in my price range. I will use it for Senko fishing mostly skipping docks. So it will get used a lot.

There aren't any stores around here that sell these rods. I usually like to have the rod in hand to see if I like the feel.

I was wondering about the weight and If it will hold up to some abuse? Also does the lack of cork on the fore grip seem to help to feel strikes?


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Re: FR 703SF Questions
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 05:10:03 AM »

I own only two spinning rods, a Custom built 6' 10" and and a Dobyns FR703SF.  I like it's light weight and it balances at the front of the reel seat, threaded no cork area, with my Abu Garcia Pro Max.  Sensitivity is very good in my opinion.  I believe the combination of guides, quality of the blank and the balance make this rod a great value for the price.
I use mine mostly for Wacky Worms, small crankbaits and some dropshotting.  I am also planning on using it for swimming some TR floating worms in the grass later this Season.
You mentioned using it to skip under docks.  I am sure this would be very good for that but I think I might like to have a higher power rating for getting the fish out of there.
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Re: FR 703SF Questions
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 05:53:18 AM »

I have a 703 and 2 704s  for finesse wacky the 703 is great, but for under docks and weeds and pads the 704 is the trick IMO ,a little more power to get em out from under/out.  plus you would be surprised how well it cast wacky worms. and wacky senkos cast farther then you would want to docks.;

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Re: FR 703SF Questions
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 08:51:58 PM »

I don't have many spinning rods. One Champion Extreme and one Champion so I can't really speak to the over all weight of the Fury model.

The Carbon Lite's are a light rod and in the baitcasting versions the Fury is about the same IMO.

I use three powers in my spinning rods and they handle anything I through at them. I fish docks regularly and don't feel like I need more power personally. Since senko's are your bait of choice, you wouldn't have any problem with a four power but I personally would stay with the three power.

I've never used a 4 power. But I trust what nats has to say about them and his neck of the woods.
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Re: FR 703SF Questions
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 10:10:22 PM »

I was looking for a spinning rod my wife could fish heavy jigs and hollow bodied frogs with. My answer was a Dobyns Sierra 705 SF. That rod is wicked. I tied on a Strike King poppin Perch and it was amazing.
These rods do exactly what they say. It has more than enough backbone to handle fishing heavy grass or lily pads.  It is very much an equal to my Champion 705C, that is my heavy jig/ frog rod.
I have held the 703 and it is a great option.  My friend Kris is quickly changing his whole arsenal to Dobyns Fury rods and is very happy with them.
The are really nicely balanced once you have a reel on them. They are very sensitive and well made.
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