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by Gary Dobyns
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid with jigs
Replies: 14
Views: 1593

Re: Braid with jigs

I use straight Floro in 12-15lb test mostly. I will jump to 20 lb if fishing around a lot of cover. I just don't like the feel of braid for fishing jigs. Yes, you feel bites better with no stretch but it just doesn't feel right to me. Many guys use braid now on spinning with a leader in deep water. ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: dobyns champion 734c help
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: dobyns champion 734c help

Thanks for the question. I made the Champion 734C originally as my personal Super Spook rod. I really didn't realize at the time all the techniques this single rod can cover. It's an awesome Super Spook rod but it's turned out to be a lot more than a Spook rod. It also handles a Front Runner very we...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun May 10, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: Shasta

Talked with a great friend that fished Shasta last two days and is back out this morning. Fishing is great!!
by Gary Dobyns
Wed May 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta
Replies: 11
Views: 1939

Re: Shasta

The gang helped with hotels and ramps. I just wanted to add you're going to get spoiled quickly at Shasta. The place is a fish factory and everywhere is good. The Pit arm has lots of deep creeks with lots of trees. The McCloud arm has hundreds of points and coves. The Sac arm is really known for all...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the difference in Blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: What is the difference in Blanks

Yes you can but you need to pay attention to the spline of the rod for guide placement. Also, the powers very a lot between casting and spinning. I did this once with Dobyns Rods. I took a Champ 763C blank and used it for a Champ 765SF rod. It was a stout spinning rod. This is the only time I've eve...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamamoto Bait ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Yamamoto Bait ID

This was a great bait but apparently it must not of sold well. It's one of my favorite spinnerbait trailers, I'd bite it off to the length I wanted as a trailer. I'd also C-Rig it, and fish it in the Delta with a light weight 1/8 to 3/16 and swimming it/dragging it along. I'm thankful I have a suppl...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punch baits & color??
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Punch baits & color??

Truthfully I'm not sure it matters to the fish. This is almost always a reaction bite anyway. Just think with a heavy weight how fast that bait goes by them. I stay simple, Green Pumpkin and June Bug. I think it matters more to the angler than it does the fish. So throw your favorite. My 2 cents.
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punching rod
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Punching rod

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 hav...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punching rod
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Punching rod

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 t...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits

This will depend on which jerk baits your throwing. Let's just say it's a Vision 110 which is hugely popular bait. This bait does not have a big bill so it doesn't pull hard. You could get by with a 2 power spinning rod or a 3 power, which is Med Light in a 2 and Medium in a 3. It'll depend on the a...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Building the Perfect Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Re: Building the Perfect Jig

I've always poured my own jigs for tournaments as I'm so picky about the hooks. The best round bend jig hook ever made is Gamakatsu's 604 Series. It's called a heavy wire but it's not heavy really. It's just stout enough when it hits bone it does not flex and spring like a light wire hook. A springy...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Questions regarding Aluminum bass boats...
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Questions regarding Aluminum bass boats...

If you're on the fence between brands why not take a tour and see how they're built. I just walked the new Vexus facility and the way they build Aluminum boats blew my mind. I've owned a bunch of aluminum boats and still own 3 today. I will own a 4th this year and It'll be a Vexus AVX2080. I've help...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Companies Leaving California
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Rod Companies Leaving California

Tom, I'm very sorry for the loss of your son. That's a terrible thing and no parent should have to go through that. I can't even imagine...... Your opening sentence is on the money too!! CA is beautiful with the ocean and mountains so close. The comment about Californians not welcome in Houston was ...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Companies Leaving California
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Rod Companies Leaving California

I'm amazed how often I run into NorCal people and find out that they've moved to the "tiny" little part of TX around Sulphur Springs or Lake Fork which is 25 min away. CA will always be considered home to me and it disgusts me that that our government here doesn't see the amount of GOOD pe...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Companies Leaving California
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

Re: Rod Companies Leaving California

Guys, my move really started as I out grew my warehouse in Yuba City that was 6800 Sq Feet. When I tried to build a new 14,400 sq foot warehouse is where I got into trouble. The price of the new warehouse was INSANE. I got pissed over many details. One was they gave me a list of plants I could put a...
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about Pond Smelt in Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Question about Pond Smelt in Winter

More often than not the smelt go deep but they suspend offshore a lot. Run your graphs way out offshore and you'll pick up a lot of smelt. There's still balls of smelt shallow and by the bank as well. Spots will move around a lot with the smelt but also this time of year they start getting on crawda...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats to $1000 Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Congrats to $1000 Winners

Richard and James finished 2nd, making them the first losers :) :)
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats to $1000 Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Congrats to $1000 Winners

Congrats to Sage Baker and Mike Arey on the $1000 Dobyns Rods Contingency for their win at Lake Shasta!!

Great job guys. Thanks for being a Dobyns Rods customers!! Good thing you beat that 2nd place team, they have enough Dobyns Rods already :) :)

THX!!
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ISE 2020 Role Call
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: ISE 2020 Role Call

I'll be there all 4 days as well. I'll be in Fisherman's Whse booth, Johnsons Bait&Tackle, and the Vexus Boat booth. I hope to see a bunch of you guys. THX!!
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns WWBT Contingency
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Dobyns WWBT Contingency

Got to take care of my western buddies :)
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns WWBT Contingency
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Dobyns WWBT Contingency

This has been published but I'm getting lots of questions on things that are covered here. So just reposting again.
Thanks to all!!!

https://www.westernbass.com/article/dob ... bt-anglers
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO "We Cashed a Check While Fishing Our First Phil’s Propeller Team Tournament on Lake Shasta!"
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: NEW VIDEO "We Cashed a Check While Fishing Our First Phil’s Propeller Team Tournament on Lake Shasta!"

Great job as always guys. Shasta is a fish factory there's not many places that produce the numbers of fish that Shasta does. Tell your partner I miss seeing his ugly mug everyday :) :)
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Dobyns Rods contingency for WWBT
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Dobyns Rods contingency for WWBT

When I teamed with Matt and Angie Morgan to launch the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) we did it for the anglers. There was a huge need for a strong circuit in the West. We paid over 100% cash back at our events, installed off-limits periods, 7-fish limits, polygraph testing, and added TV and web covera...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO “Top 3 Finish & Cashed a Check on Lake Oroville | Fishing the Oroville Bass Masters Club Tournament!”
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: NEW VIDEO “Top 3 Finish & Cashed a Check on Lake Oroville | Fishing the Oroville Bass Masters Club Tournament!”

Keep on catching them up there. I miss Oroville, I think I know about every rock and bump in that lake. I'd hate to guess how many times I've launched my boat there. I'm hoping to go harass Jamie at North Valley Tackle and catch a few spots out of Oroville in the coming weeks. I might run into some ...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO “Top 3 Finish & Cashed a Check on Lake Oroville | Fishing the Oroville Bass Masters Club Tournament!”
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: NEW VIDEO “Top 3 Finish & Cashed a Check on Lake Oroville | Fishing the Oroville Bass Masters Club Tournament!”

Great job on the video and congrats on 3rd place finish. It's nice seeing some of the Oroville guys. It's nice to see that Oroville has bounced back with some decent fish again. I really appreciate the use of Dobyns Rods and products. When you guys see Jamie at North Valley Tackle tell him I was tal...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: rod guide repair??
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: rod guide repair??

In the Yuba City area is Manny's rod shop. It's on Township Blvd. Blake does excellent work and turn around is quick. Chuck does all of Fishermen's Whse repairs in Sac area and also does excellent work.
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Good metal flake man-Lodi/Stockton area
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Good metal flake man-Lodi/Stockton area

I know it's a drive but Bragg's Marine in Anderson does outstanding work and is very reasonable. I had a bad glass repair back in mid 80's. What a nightmare. I took it bad 5 times and it was never right. The point is I wasted a lot of time and the hassle of the whole deal was crazy. I've only used B...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: jerkbaits
Replies: 16
Views: 3289

Re: jerkbaits

Wow an old post revived. Our buddy Cooch even made a post on this one. He's definitely missed!! Jerkbaits are a year around technique but it's a must have on the boat in winter and spring. Deadly as the water first starts to warm after the winter and through the spawn. There's not a lot of guys that...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bullards Bar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Bullards Bar?

Great lake. It's not as easy as it used to be. The lake is small and it's taken a lot of pressure the last 4-5 years. It's still the best big Spot lake around. I don't have much time on Bullards in Sept-Oct but it can be great top water bite. Super Spook out of the points and steeper rock walls up t...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2019 518 Ranger and 520C 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 832

2019 518 Ranger and 520C 2016

The 518 is new with two HDS 12 units, Foretrex trolling motor, setback plate, ungraded charger and so on. 5 year engine warranty on Evinrude 150 HO The 520C is a 2016 model. Loaded, has Lithium batteries and special charger too. I've kept this boat for 3 years as it's about the best one I've ever ha...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Copolymer Line?
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Copolymer Line?

Lots of guys will have a different answer here. With the baits you mentioned I stay in the 15-20lb test range. Lighter and I bust a few off and heavier I don't think I get as many bites. Might be my confidence. I either throw a good Floro or P-Line CXX. I love CXX as it's strong, abrasion resistant,...
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cross breed Lake Oroville
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Cross breed Lake Oroville

Real pretty fish and colors can vary some, but it's a Spot!!
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A-rig rod question
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: A-rig rod question

[quote="Freefall"][quote="Gary Dobyns"]Lots of options for an A-Rig rod. It depends on how much weight you're chucking. Most of us are using 3/16 or 1/4 oz heads. So even a big XD 10 rod will throw these weights. Many guys are using 795 SB rod but I fell it's too much rod. We hav...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta bubba shot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Ca delta bubba shot?

I like a fast action rod for this. Many guys use a 3 power or Med/Hvy. I like a bit more power so I normally use a 4 power which is a heavy but it must have a great tip before coming into backbone. My favorite is DX 744C Full Handle. But, any of our 3 or 4 powers will work as I always build a little...
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta bubba shot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2277

Re: Ca delta bubba shot?

Bubba shotting is a deadly technique on Cal Delta. I use the Re-Barb hook only. It's a Gamakatsu hook that Robo Worm takes and puts a keeper on it. It's the best. I use a 4/0 the most. I also use heavy line like 20 lb test because I'll throw it anywhere. Some guys will use 12- 15 lb test because it'...
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Re-upholstering Ranger Boat Seats?
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Re-upholstering Ranger Boat Seats?

You can always buy skins for your seats through any Ranger dealer. Then you have factory new seats again.
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A-rig rod question
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: A-rig rod question

You'll do better with a slightly slower rod for an A-Rig. Most of us are throwing braid anyway so there's no line stretch. The main reason for a slightly slower rod is it's much easier to "load and cast" these than a really fast action rod. It will be a lot less work on the angler. Plus if...
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A-rig rod question
Replies: 11
Views: 1816

Re: A-rig rod question

Lots of options for an A-Rig rod. It depends on how much weight you're chucking. Most of us are using 3/16 or 1/4 oz heads. So even a big XD 10 rod will throw these weights. Many guys are using 795 SB rod but I fell it's too much rod. We have a light swim bait rod call 794 SB with a 12" handle ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Plain Arkie Head Jigs-Not Skirted
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: Plain Arkie Head Jigs-Not Skirted

Joe, I'm not sure there's a right answer here. I used to throw 99% Arkie Heads but since have moved over to all football heads except when using a swim jig or Flippin jig. If I was you I'd consider a few heavier 3/4 and 1 ounce football heads. These work great when fishing deep they're the real deal...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop for Ranger 482v
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Prop for Ranger 482v

I agree with Nick 100%. But, I prefer a 3 blade myself as Nick said you'll lose a little on top end with 4 blade. Your RPM's is biggest question here. I can't remember what max RPM is for that engine. I like to run high RPM. Example if the range is 5500-6000 RPM for recommended range. I like to run ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing The Wild West Bass Trail’s 2019 Pro/Am On Lake Shasta - My First Pro/Am VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Fishing The Wild West Bass Trail’s 2019 Pro/Am On Lake Shasta - My First Pro/Am VIDEO

Great job on the video!!! Both your draws were great guys too. You're traveling partners are also A-plus guys. Looks like you had a great time!! Those rods you're using looked pretty special too :) :) Thanks bud!!
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cranking Rod for 8 & 10XD’s ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: Cranking Rod for 8 & 10XD’s ?

The 795 SB would throw the 10XD but it's powerful. The 794 SB is awesome.

Sending PM
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Bassmaster Elite Lanier Final Results | Dobyns Rods pro takes the WIN
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Bassmaster Elite Lanier Final Results | Dobyns Rods pro takes the WIN

Thanks JakeV77 I watched today and Paul is good friend and I was really pulling for him. I swear I was FAR more nervous watching and pulling for him than I've ever been fishing a tournament. I was stressed :) I knew Zaldian had a little one to cull and simply need a "decent" bite to win. I...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cranking Rod for 8 & 10XD’s ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2538

Re: Cranking Rod for 8 & 10XD’s ?

We build 3 rods I'll recommend. The 806CB was made for the 10 XD and throws the 8XD extremely well too. Paul Mueller (Today's BASS Champ) wanted a signature rod for 10 XD because it's one of his top baits and he loves Glass. So I made an 805 CB Glass with his name on it. We sell some of both. If you...
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Muse black or Dobyns 908
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Muse black or Dobyns 908

Well I learn something everyday. A SB at $435 dang :):) Yes, 908 would be the best rod to throw a 10 plus oz bait. Please send me some pics of the ones that eat this baby!! THX to all for the help here too!!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Muse black or Dobyns 908
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Muse black or Dobyns 908

I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know the bait called "Mother". If you can give me the size and weight of this bait I'll be able to help. We do very well with our SB rods. Thanks to many of the SB manufacturers recommending our rods as a great match to their baits. Much appreciated too!!!!...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure care
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Lure care

This may be dumb but I've done it this way forever. I stick hook point into my boat carpet on a compartment lid. I let the bait hang straight down and dry. I don't push hook past the barb, just the hook point so no carpet damage. Simple and maybe lazy way but it does work.
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod storage systems?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Rod storage systems?

[quote="ash"]Gary, no concerns with temperatures or climate?[/quote] Honestly Ash I haven't seen any issues with the newer epoxies and coatings. The older stuff, yes. I believe sun damage to be the worst. I also don't like to see them stored where the tips are bent against the wall either....
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod storage systems?
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Rod storage systems?

The best way to store 30 rods is in a rod rack. I usually have a bunch but I'm out right now. I'll try and send a pic of a simple one.

I have seen a bunch of guys build a hanging rack out of PVC pipe. These work well too.

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