8 inch hudd advice

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8 inch hudd advice

Postby Riley201dc » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:12 pm

I was looking to start throwing 8 inch hudds and I am looking for a rod. My buddy had a dobyns 806 he is willing to sell me for cheap. I was wondering what your guys thoughts were on the 806 for the 8 inch hudd. Also any rod recommendations if the 806 isn’t a good choice? Thanks

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby RMANZO » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:16 am

The 806 is a great rod for the 8” Hudd.
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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby WRB » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:41 pm

What model? Dobyns Fury is a completely deferent rod then a Campion series. Huddleston ROF 5 is diffrent weight then ROF 16. 8" Hudds fish heavy wet and ROF 12 is OK with RF806 is OK the DC 806 is a better choice.
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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby Dougfish » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 pm

I like the Dobyns 807 for 8" Hudds.

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby 2833-34497 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:26 am

While I've thrown 8" Hudds on both the Dobyns 806 and 807, I prefer throwing the 8" Hudds with a jig hook on the 807 for better hook sets. The Butch Brown rigged 8" Hudds are fine with the 806, but again the little stiffer 807 works better on the jig hook IMHO.
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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby Nevadabassin » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:49 am

Paul baileys irod swimbait special is great hud rod at a great price.

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby Riley201dc » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:10 am

WRB wrote:What model? Dobyns Fury is a completely deferent rod then a Campion series. Huddleston ROF 5 is diffrent weight then ROF 16. 8" Hudds fish heavy wet and ROF 12 is OK with RF806 is OK the DC 806 is a better choice.
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It is a fury 806 thanks for the reply

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby Riley201dc » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:14 am

2833-34497 wrote:While I've thrown 8" Hudds on both the Dobyns 806 and 807, I prefer throwing the 8" Hudds with a jig hook on the 807 for better hook sets. The Butch Brown rigged 8" Hudds are fine with the 806, but again the little stiffer 807 works better on the jig hook IMHO.


Ok thanks when do you prefer the butch brown style over a standard jig hook.

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby milehi » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:55 am

Okuma guide select rods are hard to beat for the money

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Re: 8 inch hudd adviceke

Postby WRB » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:43 pm

Dobyns doesn't offer a 807 Fury.
Okuma GS A series XH works OK for 8"Hudds.
IROD 8' XH swimbait rod is good for $150.
Hook sets depends on your hook setting technique; reel set and firm rod sweep works with heavier top hooks and added stinger hooks or treble hook glides, I never rely on a rod only hook set becuase you can't take up enough line on long cast swinging the rod without cranking the reel.
The Fury FR806 SB with 25-30l lb Copoly ot FC line should be OK, the ROF 16 maybe a little heavy when wet, 30 lb line and reel set with firm rod sweep will penetrate the heavy top hook.
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Re: 8 inch hudd adviceke

Postby Riley201dc » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:58 pm

WRB wrote:Dobyns doesn't offer a 807 Fury.
Okuma GS A series XH works OK for 8"Hudds.
IROD 8' XH swimbait rod is good for $150.
Hook sets depends on your hook setting technique; reel set and firm rod sweep works with heavier top hooks and added stinger hooks or treble hook glides, I never rely on a rod only hook set becuase you can't take up enough line on long cast swinging the rod without cranking the reel.
The Fury FR806 SB with 25-30l lb Copoly ot FC line should be OK, the ROF 16 maybe a little heavy when wet, 30 lb line and reel set with firm rod sweep will penetrate the heavy top hook.
Tom

Thanks for all the replies now I gotta go try it out on the water!

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby HavocTheBeast » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:21 pm

Another great option is the Spiralite Maverick 8'3 Heavy (1.5-8oz lure rating) rod. Great rod for handling large swimbaits and the butt section is telescopic so it can fit in any 8ft rod lockers. Great rods for a great price at only $125.

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby Jace D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:32 pm

If you’re fishing with the standard jig hook (my preferred method) then the 806 is a little underpowered IMO. It’ll work but it’s just not really ideal. The 807 model is great for hudds. IROD Bailey swim is perfect. You don’t need to go overkill with the rod but it should be stiff enough in the tip to pull that big jig hook through on the hookset. And when you set, set hard.

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Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Postby scott39 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:45 pm

Another Vote for the DC807. Fury 806 is a little light. Great S Save 200 rod tho.
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