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Rods for specific purposes.
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:27:48 PM »

Every rod that I have bought recently has a purpose.
DX744 has a spider or rugby head jig tied on at all times. A special rod IMO. Skips these baits well and horses fish.
LSCR Point blank will have a jig or T-rig
SA734 always has a senko or keitech occasionally a spinnerbait
DX736  frog or punch
Abu Villain 7'1" MH T-rig or Carolina rig
Shimano compre MH 7'  whopper plopper or walking bait
Shimano compre MH 7'  chatterbait or spinnerbait
Abu villain spin 7' dropshot or finesse baits
Ugly stik 6'6" roostertails.

Who else pigeonholes rods for certain technigues?

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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 12:23:56 AM »

I thought we all did. I do my reels, my line, and my rods. But mine are pretty simple since lately I rarely use a 4 power (medium heavy).
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7'3" Ethos H2O Express Heavy6.4:1 Lew’s® Speed Spool50 lb. Trilene®Tracer® BraidTexas Rig/Carolina Rig
7'2" Powell Inferno 725 XEF Mag Heavy7.5:1 Lew’s® Speed Spool65 lb. PowerProFrog/Toad/Jig
7'3" Powell Max 3D 736 CEF Mag Heavy6.4:1 Lew’s® Tournament MB65 lb. PowerProFrog/Toad
7'3" Dobyns Savvy Series Micro SSM734C7.1:1 Lew’s® Tournament MB50 lb. Trilene®Tracer® BraidTexas Rig/Carolina Rig/Toad
7'3" Dobyns Savvy Series Micro SSM735C7.1:1 Lew’s® BB165 lb. PowerProFrog/Toad/Jig/Pitch/Punch
7'3" Dobyns Savvy Series Micro SSM735C8.0:1 Lew’s® SuperDuty 65 lb. PowerProFrog/Toad/Jig/Pitch/Punch
7'11" St. Croix MojoBass Heavy Mod Fast6.4:1 Lew’s® BB265 lb. PowerProSwimbait

 
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 12:52:30 AM »

Oh I see you like the finesse fishing. lo WOW I COULD ONLY FISH 2 LAKES WITH THAT EQUIPMENT UP HERE. Too many clear lakes and not enough grass in many of them to use braid all the time.
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 12:56:47 AM »

Oh I see you like the finesse fishing.
I cant stand the thought of "finesse" and fishing in the same sentence. :surrender: Don't get me wrong those that like it more power to you. Its to each his/her own. But I personally enjoy the power side of bass fishing.  ;D
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 08:31:56 PM »

@ Zip, you asked me an excellent question  about my Point Blank on the Dobyns thread, that I respectfully did not answer. But here I can.
The reason I use a Point Blank over many of the excellent frog rods that are out in the market today is simple.
Speaking with Lee, I was presented with  the unique opportunity to have a custom frog rod designed specifically for my home waters.
The PB I have is a Heavy action Xfast tip. However the rod is extremely light with one helluva of a backbone. This rod is parabolic with a spiral wrap to boot, making this rod very efficient with its ability to play fish a bit  better than other rods, when  bass surge close to, or around the boat.
Next feature. Sensitivity. The sensitivity of this rod is UNBELIEVABLE!! The ability to feel the tell tale tap slap, or blow up  of a fish when your frog is ove 100 feet away is critical to me.  This outfit is perfectly balanced and very light, reducing my fatigue when I have frogging marathons. (8-9 hrs of continuous  froggin) :).
This particular outfit can also serve as punching rod, but since I already have a punching outfit with my CH 736, a frog stays tied on my PB at all times!! Lol!!
Hopefully I answered your question Zip, if you have more questions please feel free and ask.
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 08:40:25 PM »

Lou,
Thank you for the response.
I was thinking that a frog rod did not have to be sensitive.
I understand the weight and balance make it very comfortable to fish all day.
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 07:00:48 AM »

Lou,
Thank you for the response.
I was thinking that a frog rod did not have to be sensitive.
I understand the weight and balance make it very comfortable to fish all day.
Zip, did Lee happen to tell you how to do the sensitivity test on the PB? If he didn't, attach a reel with braid, go outside and have someone  hold the end of the braid and walk out 100 feet. When they reach 100 feet while holding the line firmly have them flick the line with their other hand. Meanwhile you are holding the outfit how you normally would. Tell me what you feel when the person flicks the braid from that distance.
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 08:06:17 AM »

Below is my setup, specifics rods tied with one lure not a necessity but sure convenient.  Although I recently received and fished my Lee Smith with PB blank I have not had time to post review, hopefully will do next week.

Finesse:                  Spinning - Megabass Orochi X4 F3-610X4S  (Yellow)
Jerk baits:               Dobyns 634CB                             (Red)
Crankbaits:             Dobyns 764CB RM                       (Orange)
                               (6-2017 Dropped in Woodlake Loomis Ex6 843 C CBR)         
Topwater:               Dobyns 684CB                              (Orange)
Spinner/Buzz/chatter             
    (Single-hook):     Lee Smith Custom Road, 7’3"     (
Frogs/Punching:     Dobyns 735C                                (Blue)
Jigs:                        JB Customs 7’ Frog n Rat Rod    (Purple)
Swim Bait:              Dobyns Champion XP Swimbait Rod 7'9" Med Hvy 795

The XP795 is recent purchase and should be delivered this week.  I will use it for swimbaits up to 4oz. 
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 08:42:56 AM »

I've got way more rods than I should own, but I enjoy the finer things in fishing. However, fishing as a co-angler, sometimes my rods have to serve multi-purpose use depending on the boat I'm fishing in and how many rods I can bring. So I'll list my rods and their primary purpose along with their secondary purposes whenever I can't bring a dozen rods with me.

GLoomis GLX 853 JWR
P: Finesse jigs
S: Texas rigs

GLoomis IMX 854 JWR
P: Jigs
S. Heavier texas rigs

Gloomis IMX 803 JWR
P: Senko/Neko
S: Underspins, dock skipping

GLoomis 774 TWR
My first Loomis. Bought it on clearance at F&S for $100 and couldn't pass on it.
P: Jerkbaits
S: Topwater, flukes

Abu Veracity 7' MH Fast
I love this rod. It's on the heavy powered side of MH, but it handles everything.
P: Do everything rod

Abu Veracity 7'11" H Mod
This rod very rarely gets used. I bought it on closeout at F&S for $50 and couldn't pass it up.
P: Big deep cranks in open water
S: Big spinnerbaits

Abu Ike 7'2" MH Fast
P: Football jigs, jigs
S: Carolina rig

Dobyns Champion 684CB
P: Finesse crankbaits
S: Finesse jerkbaits and topwater

Dobyns Champion 705CB
P: Do everything moving bait rod. If I can only take one moving bait rod, this is the one I take.
S: Underspins

Dobyns Champion 736CB Glass
I bought this one because of the hype around it, and I'm disappointed. I am not a fan of glass rods.
P: Larger crankbaits and chatterbaits
S: Spinnerbaits and large topwaters

Dobyns Champion 765CB
My favorite rod for throwing my favorite crankbait, the DT10.
P: Medium depth crankbaits

Dobyns Champion 806CB
P: Oversized sqaurebills and crankbaits
S: Big Swimbaits

Dobyns Fury 795 SB
P: Big swimbaits
S: Self defense weapon in case of pike/musky attack

Dobyns Sierra 735
This rod is surprisingly versatile.
P: Frogs
S: Topwaters, swim jigs, chatterbaits

Shimano Crucial 7' Med. Mod
This rod hasn't seen much use. I bought it years ago and it has been replaced by a few better sticks.
P: Smaller cranks and squarebills

Shimano Crucial 6'10" MH. Fast
P: Do everything rod

Shimano Expride 7'2" H Fast
P: Do everything rod. Jigs, texas rigs, swim jigs, 3/8-1/2oz Keitech rod
S: Rattletraps, larger topwater

St Croix Avid X 7' MH Mod
P: Do everything moving bait rod

St Croix Avid 7' H Mod
This is an awkward rod. Lots of power but only 7'. I bought this one on a whim because St. Croix was closing them out for dirt cheap.
P: Swinging rugby heads, deep cranks
S: Rattletraps

St Croix Avid 7' Med. Fast (x2)
My absolute favorite blank I've ever found. It does everything.
P: Everything. Weedless keitechs, underspins, light texas rigs, finesse jigs
S: Topwaters, grubs, senko's, flukes

St Croix LTB 7'1" Med. Fast
I bought this LTB to see how it compared to the Avid blank mentioned above. It does everything as the Avid, but I don't like it quite as much.
P: Everything. Weedless keitechs, underspins, light texas rigs, finesse jigs
S: Topwaters, grubs, senko's, flukes
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Re: Rods for specific purposes.
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »

Yup I think you win fishballer06.  lo Very impressive list of rods.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 10:14:31 AM »

Very impressive list of rods.

Thank you. I've been lucky to get some of the deals I've gotten. I live a 1/2 mile from F&S and I drive past it every day going to and from work. I've managed to get quite a few of my rods for 40-70% off between catching F&S changing seasonal models out and all of the local Gander Mountains going out of business.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 02:24:17 PM »

Yup I think you win fishballer06.  lo Very impressive list of rods.
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Aaaaahh ... ditto ... :shocking:
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 07:49:14 PM »

Dobyns   FR765flip 7' 6"   12 - 25  MHF   1/4 - 2   Flippin   AG SilverMAX 6.4:1.0   Spiderwire 50   
Dobyns   FR734     7' 3"     10 - 20  HF   1/4 - 1   Jigs    D Exceler     6.3:1.0    P-Line CX 12   
Dobyns   FR705CB  7'      8 - 17  MHF   1/4 - 1   Cranks   D Exceler     6.3:1.0   P-Line CX 12   
Gator/TCR        7'     12 - 25  MHF   1/2 - 2   DD Cranks S Curado     6.4:1.0   Seaguar Red 12           
Gator         6' 6"     10 - 20  M Mod   1/8 - 1/2 Docks    BPS Extreme 5.5:1.0   P-Line CXX   12   
Dobyns   FR703SF  7'      8 - 17  MF   3/16 - 5/8   Dropshot AGProMax 30   5.1:1.0  Sufix Perf Braid   20   12lb P-Line CXX leader
Tom's    Custom     6' 10"         MF   1/4 - 3/8  Finesse D Exceler 3000   5.6:1.0  Sufix Perf Braid   20   12lb P-Line CXX leader

Pretty much my whole arsenal does as listed. Changes coming after March Flea Market.
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