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1st CB rod help
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:52:11 PM »

If you wanted one CB rod, for throwing cranks, jerk-baits, top-water, rattle traps...which one CB rod would you buy first? My guess would be DC 706CB. Feel like I want to start with the one that might be able to do it all at first, then maybe diversify later.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 07:04:19 PM »

Welcome to UB!!!!

Now if I was to buy one CB rod it would have to be a 705cb. It will handle your whole list, some better than others.
Also depends on which cranks you want to throw. It will handle most cranks but some of the deepest cranks may make it strain some.
The 706cb is going to be too much rod for some of those lures.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 07:05:36 PM »

My first CB Dobyns rod is CH 735 glass. Great rod for treble baits. I'm really enjoying mine

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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 07:13:50 PM »

My first CB Dobyns rod is CH 735 glass. Great rod for treble baits. I'm really enjoying mine

I have one and it is not suitable for jerkbaits.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 07:39:10 PM »

I have one and it is terrible for jerkbaits.
I don't throw jerkbaits much, so I can't comment, but this rod shines for me with cranks, spooks, and spinnerbaits.

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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 07:47:08 PM »

I don't throw jerkbaits much, so I can't comment, but this rod shines for me with cranks, spooks, and spinnerbaits.

Also shines with bladed jigs. It is my squarebill rod first, then other cranks and spinnerbaits.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 12:40:53 AM »

Champion 705CB can handle a pretty vast range of baits. That would be my suggestion.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 04:16:04 AM »

For the budget minded I have the FR 705CB, very nice rod for the price.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »

An angler would have to decide if he fishes on the heavy side or the light side.

I have a champion series 705 CB that is probably the most versatile treble hook bait rod I own. I have a champion series 735 CB, that while is very versatile and handles heavier bait well it just doesn't do the light stuff great. Like Zippy said about jerkbaits, if you are trying to cast a jerkbait into the wind, the 735 is going to give you trouble...

All great suggestions here though. Can't go wrong with any of them. If you fish mostly high dollar jerkbaits (meaning baits that have shifting weights to prevent spinning and aid in casting) the 706 might work well. But if you fish a lot of smithwick rouge type stuff I think the 6 power is going to be too much.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 03:36:46 PM »

Thanks for your help guys. Just pulled the trigger on 6 of them: 732SF, 733SF, 735c, 744c, 766FLIP & 705CB. Go big or go home, ha ha. If my wife kills me on delivery, I will include you all in my will to pick one up.

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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 03:52:31 PM »

Thanks for your help guys. Just pulled the trigger on 6 of them: 732SF, 733SF, 735c, 744c, 766FLIP & 705CB. Go big or go home, ha ha. If my wife kills me on delivery, I will include you all in my will to pick one up.

Talk soon,
Mark

Holy Cow Mark,  You better call 911 cause that tackle monkey took a huge chunk out of you.  You might need additional help when the wife finds out that you lost control.    ~c~ ~c~ ;D ;D
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 04:39:19 PM »

Thanks for your help guys. Just pulled the trigger on 6 of them: 732SF, 733SF, 735c, 744c, 766FLIP & 705CB. Go big or go home, ha ha. If my wife kills me on delivery, I will include you all in my will to pick one up.

Talk soon,
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2019, 06:37:07 PM »

I guess you did pull the trigger Good luck with your new rods
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2019, 07:00:20 PM »

Thanks for your help guys. Just pulled the trigger on 6 of them: 732SF, 733SF, 735c, 744c, 766FLIP & 705CB. Go big or go home, ha ha. If my wife kills me on delivery, I will include you all in my will to pick one up.

Talk soon,
Mark

Only 6??  lo lo j/k. That's quite the haul of rods you got there. Congrats and enjoy!!  ~beer~

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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2019, 07:34:52 PM »

Those are all fantastic choices.  I am a huge fan of the 733SF and 732SF models. The full rear grip just works for me.  Great additions for sure.
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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2019, 08:34:40 PM »

Dibs on the 744. Rest in peace.  lo

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Re: 1st CB rod help
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2019, 01:17:47 PM »

Those are all fantastic choices.  I am a huge fan of the 733SF and 732SF models. The full rear grip just works for me.  Great additions for sure.

These two models are special so is 792SF. These were all old series DX blanks. When I needed to add longer spins to Champion line I didn't want to remake blanks when I had surefire hits from older DX. On the 732 and 733, they were old 7'4" rods. so I cut 1/2" off the butt to get to 7' 3 1/2" (Called 7'3" models) and the 792 blank, I left as is. These are now in Champion line. I took big hit in margins but the rods are exceptional.

Also, I agree the best all around CB rod would be a 705CB. THX!!
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