Punching rod

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Timothé Daval-Leclercq
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Punching rod

Postby Timothé Daval-Leclercq » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:58 am

Hi guys, I'm currently looking for a pucnhing rod, but I hesitate between the Dobyns Fury 735C and the Dobyns Savvy 766 Flip. I'd like to know what are the main differences between those two rods.
The rig I'll use are 1oz and heavier punching rigs. It'd also be great if I could use that rod to throw a frog sometimes.
Thanks

Hughsonbassin
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Re: Punching rod

Postby Hughsonbassin » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:51 am

For punching with a 1 oz weight you want to go with an 805 those rods are not heavy enough especially the 735. Though the 735 is a stellar frog rod

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Re: Punching rod

Postby Fryle » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:26 am

I punch with a Irod bubs punch rod and that thing is an awesome punch rod. Haven’t punched with a fury series but do own a few and they are great rods as well. If I were to punch with the fury I’d go with the heavier models for sure.

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Re: Punching rod

Postby jscarbr1 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:32 am

The rods that your deciding between aren't powerful enough to use as a true punch rod. You'll be fighting all day just to pull the 1oz+ punch weight out of cover. Then, when you do hook up with a big girl, luck will HEAVILY influence if you get her in the boat or not. You'll more than likely grow to hate punching. You have to step up to a 6 power or extra heavy rod, closer to 8 ft. No less than 7'9, and to me 7'9" is usually to short.
As far as brands go, pretty much all brands make a good punch rod. Dobyns 806, Powell 806 (I use this rod) Shimano Expride 7'11 XH (this is my fav).
65lb+ braid, flippin hook ,bobber stop or 2, fav soft plastic and ONLY a snell knot.
Hope this helps, good luck.

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Gary Dobyns
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Re: Punching rod

Postby Gary Dobyns » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 am

The 766 Flip will be great for punching, the 735C is far too light. We make an 805 Flip/Punch that's very popular in Champion Series. We make a 766 Flip Sierra and Champion. I do all my flippin, pitchin, and punchin with a Champ 766 Flip. When I was working with Fred Roumbanis to build his rods we took them all out to a heavy vegetation lake and Fred quickly loved the Champ 766. So his Flip rod has the same power as a 766 Champ. Also, a one ounce weight is really not that heavy for Punchin either, I like to punch with the lightest weight possible that I can get away with. In the CA Delta I use mostly one ounce unless I'm punching through thick hyacinth then I'll use whatever I need to get through it. We have a few refurbished Champ 766 Flip rods too. They could be a sample rod, a demo, or whatever. We mark these down a lot to get rid of them. THX!!!!

Timothé Daval-Leclercq
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Re: Punching rod

Postby Timothé Daval-Leclercq » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:00 am

Alright guys thanks for your answers ! I'll do as you told me, hoping I'll get a tank !

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Re: Punching rod

Postby Fryle » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:53 pm

The Dobyns champion series is pricey, I’m sure for very good reason, not hating on Dobyns I love that brand! I’ve never been able to pony up the $ for a champion series, YET anyways lol. That Irod bubs punch rod I mentioned runs 150$ and I’ve yanked 4-5 pounders outta the thick hyacinth in the delta with no problem at all. Haven’t hooked into a bigger fish just yet but this Irod feels like it can definitely handle a bigger punch fish. It’s a bit more budget friendly. Maybe look into it some more if your interested.

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Re: Punching rod

Postby Gary Dobyns » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:11 pm

The Sierra 766 Flip is $179 for guys looking to spend less dollars. For the money Sierra is probably the best rod we sell. All Fuji components and Toray material. The Champ Series is the backbone of the company. I personally fish 90% Champs and so does Richard Dobyns and a bunch of our staff. We have refrubs in lots of our models. These are all tested for strength and issues, plus carry full warranty.

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Re: Punching rod

Postby Addicted Fisherman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:55 pm

If you want to use a Fury, I’ve used a 795 SB rod for punching on the delta, and I’ve had great success with it. I own one for a-rigs, and small huds, and one I punch with.

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Re: Punching rod

Postby kmah » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:29 am

Timothé Daval-Leclercq wrote:Hi guys, I'm currently looking for a punching rod, but I hesitate between the Dobyns Fury 735C and the Dobyns Savvy 766 Flip. I'd like to know what are the main differences between those two rods.
The rig I'll use are 1oz and heavier punching rigs. It'd also be great if I could use that rod to throw a frog sometimes.
Thanks


Between those two rods you mentioned, go with the 766. If Dobyns makes a 805 or 806 punch rod please go with the longer rod. The leverage, ability to take up slack and move line and the reach you have with the longer rod far outweighs the little extra length.

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Re: Punching rod

Postby Bayarea-bassin » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:01 am

Sounds like you got a lot of options and opinions from some big name sticks and it also sounds like you are getting into punching but want a rod that can double as a frog rod? If you have the money you can’t go wrong with an 805 champion Dobyns punch rod and a 735 fury Dobyns for frogging. I have both rods and love them both, but before I had those rods and I’m sure most guys will say that you shouldn’t use a short rod for punching and I agree to an extent, but I use to use a 736 Dobyns champion for punching and frogging. It doesn’t have the softer tip as a 735 for accuracy when you’re casting a frog, but it works with some practice and I used it for punching also when I first started punching before buying the 805. Yes it’s short, but let me tell you it worked and I pulled plenty of 3-7lb. pound fish out of thick mats with a 1.5oz weight. Can’t recall losing too many. I still use it as a second punching/frog rod when the bite is hot. Hope this helps


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