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Dobyns Rods "Champion Series"

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Dobyns Campion Series Rods

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MSRP ($):
259.99

The new standard for sensitivity, strength, weight and balance! "Champion Series" rods by Dobyns Rods feature proprietary high modulus graphite blanks, Zero Tangle Kign guides with SIC inserts, Kevlar wrapping, Fuji graphite reel seats and AA grade cork grips. Champion Series rods are light, strong, sensitive and perfectly balanced. Over 50 models to choose from and includes every technique specific model you could want!

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Dobyns Champion 733

This is a review of another one of my Dobyns Champion rods. The 733C SH (split handle) is a great rod. It is 7'3" long and has a split handle design. I know some fishermen don't like any split handle rods, but this one is very comfortable. I originally purchased it to be a Senko and light texas rig rod. It's 1/4 to 3/4 oz rating is spot on although I think it excels at the 1/2 to 5/8 oz range.

The blank is straight, the guides are wrapped perfectly with no sign of excess epoxy. Fuji ECS reel seat which I like but understand some folks don't care for. The colors (like all Champion series rods) is very fitting for a reel with blue accents. I have mounted a Zillion Coastal and Smoke inshore on the rod and it just looks "right" to me.

As stated earlier, I originally purchased this rod for 5" Senkos, but I have learned this rod can do so many other things. I have used it for spinnerbaits, Carolina rigging, and light swimbait rigs. I have also been using it to throw Megabass Vision 110 SW jerkbaits for inshore fishing. It handles all these duties very well. I understand there is no such thing as an all around rod, but this one comes very close.

Dobyns customer service is second to none. If you call their number you are quite likely to actually get Gary Dobyns himself on the other end. Where else can that happen?

Do yourself a favor and give a Dobyns rod a try. I feel like you certainly will not be disappointed!

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Sensitivity, balance, quality, warranty
Cons:
None

Equipment Model

Model:
733C SH
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Overall rating 
 
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5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Dobyns Champion 704CB

While I own many Dobyns rods from all of their lines (Savvy, Coalition, Champion, and Extreme), this review will focus on the 704CB.

I use this rod primarily for shallow/medium crankbaits. It is an outstanding rod for throwing those. What makes this rod so versatile for me is the ability to use it for so many other different presentations. I have used it for jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, and the occasional deep diving crankbait and it handles those jobs very well also. For shallow to medium crankbaits I will always reach for this rod first. I have used and owned many different brands of crankbait rods, both glass and graphite and I will always come back to this rod. It has a great parabolic action without feeling "whippy." This rod is definitely not a "noodle" like some crankbait rods can be. This action lets the fish get a good bite on the crankbait and makes it less likely you will lose that trophy bass at the end of your line.

The warranty that Gary Dobyns puts on his rods should say a lot about the quality of the rods. A limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and worksmanship. And there is also a no questions asked replacement warranty regardless of the nature of the issue. That coverage is $70 for the Champion series. There are not many rod manufacturers who will stand behind their product like Dobyns does. And if you give them a call you are quite likely to talk to Gary Dobyns himself and where else it that going to happen?

Do yourself a favor the net time you are in the market for a new rod...visit dobynsrods.com and see which rod will suit you best.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great stick, great warranty
Cons:
Some say it ain't pretty

Equipment Model

Model:
704CB
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4.8
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Versatility 
 
5.0
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4.0

Dobyns Champion 765 Flip

The Best Rod You Don’t Own Yet

Dobyns Champion 765 Flip

It is no shock that I am a huge proponent of Dobyns Rods. I own multiple models from the Savvy, Champion, and Extreme rod series which each have distinctive actions and applications. The Champion 765 Flip, however, is my favorite model from all the Dobyns offerings.

The Dobyns Champion 765 Flip is a 7 foot 6 inch, 5 power flipping rod with a unique, parabolic action not found on any other flipping rod on the market. This rod bucks the trend of ultra-light, ultra-fast action broom sticks which have little versatility outside of single hook flipping applications. This unique action not only excels as flipping for bass, but it gives it the versatility to take on multiple heavy duty presentations in both salt and fresh water.

For black bass species I use the 765 Flip for pitching creature baits, heavy jigs, heavy chatterbaits, swimjig-swimbait combos. For striped bass and other hard fighting species, I use it for bucktail jigs, magnum topwaters, oversized jerkbaits and soft swimbaits up to 2 ounces. The Champion Flip is an outstanding rod for Alabama rigs and hard swimbaits up to 6 inches, but don’t be afraid to use it for live baiting striped bass and chasing big reds, jacks, or other saltwater species.

The Champion 765 Flip is the most versatile rod for heavy duty applications and powerful fish. If your looking for a rod that can handle light swimbait duty, Alabama rigging, flipping heavy cover, and putting the screws to big fish without being so fast action that hooks can be easily ripped out, this is a rod to strongly consider.

Specifications:
Length: 7'6" Med/Heavy Flip Fast Action
Price: $259.99
Primary Techniques: Flippin' Stick
Secondary Techniques: Carolina Rigs / Swimbaits / Umbrella Rigs / Wakebaits

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Versatility, lifetime warranty, durability, balance
Cons:
Price
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