heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

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heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

Postby hungry_cow » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:17 am

I have a Dobyns 765 CB glass rod that I am using as my chatterbait, spinnerbait, buzzbait rod. It is the perfect power and taper but I am looking for something with pretty much the same power and action but a bit shorter to be better suited for both target and distance casting. I could get the Dobyns 735 CB glass rod but the Heracles Leopard would match my red TDZ personal order perfectly so I was wondering if it would fish like a little shorter 765 DB glass or not.

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Re: heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

Postby evilcatfish » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:24 am

Have you considered the new Evergreen USA Combat Stick series vs the Leopard? The RCSC73HG may be a good option and is definitely well priced. Obviously, the rod isn't out quite yet so there is no real feedback out there, but I'm looking forward to picking one up

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Re: heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

Postby hungry_cow » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:59 pm

I don't like the camo pattern at all for a rod so I wouldn't consider one of the Combat Stick rods.

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Re: heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

Postby evilcatfish » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:24 am

hungry_cow wrote:I don't like the camo pattern at all for a rod so I wouldn't consider one of the Combat Stick rods.


You could always cover up the grips with shrink tubing? Just need a scissors and blow dryer

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Accu_Cul ... ACGSV.html

Can also be bought from Mud Hole and the other rod building suppliers, works quite well

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Re: heracles leopard vs Dobyns 765 CB Glass

Postby Jdmbassman » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:35 pm

I've had and sold both the Leopard and Serval in the Heracles line from Evergreen. Being new to fishing, I jumped on the Brett Hite Chatterbait bandwagon.

I quickly sold the Leopard as I found it to be too heavy in both weight and power. To put my power comment into context, I caught a 10lb Pike on it one day and I couldn't even tell. I tried the Serval from the same line instead. Whilst I felt this was more suited to throwing 3/8oz and 1/2oz Chatterbaits, I ended up selling the Serval after trying the Dobyns 736 CB Glass. The reason being is that the rod just felt better balanced whilst providing the benefits of glass. I went with the 736 over 735 as I read on other forums, Gary Dobyns specifically designed the 736 for Chatterbaits.

On a final note, I don't think you can go wrong with the 735 however, I will also be trying the Evergreen HCSC-70MG Torquata 7 and Megabass Diablo Spec R before the 735 this year.

Have fun experimenting


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