The Dobyns Champion Extreme Series
DX 745C F/H
Primary Techniques: Carolina Rigs / Heavy Jigs / Pitchin' Stick
Secondary Techniques: Power Shot / Topwaters
1pc. 12-25lb, 3/8-1 1/2oz, Mag Heavy Fast Action
Best 1/2oz Jig Rod on the Market
I have had this rod for almost 2 years now. This is my go to rod for pitching jigs and dragging them on the bottom. Rod is so sensitive and light weight, yet still had plenty of power. Only time I've felt I needed more rod, was when jumping to a 1oz jig. 1/2oz jig with trailer seems to be this rods sweetspot. Being able to speak with Gary directly on what rod I needed, was also a plus. I will be a Dobyns customer for life.
GREAT rod! This is the perfect rod for dragging a 3/4 oz football jig. I messed up and let my girlfriend use it one day and now she refers to it as HER rod. Oh well, now I have a good excuse for buying another one.
Jigs and Heavy Texas Rigs
This rod fights like a heavy weight but weighs in as at the butterfly class. The power in this rod will rocket 2 pound fish out of the water, so make sure you're after the big girls when you break out this beast. I have been amazed at how much power Dobyns has packed into such a lightweight rod. From the first time I picked this rod up, my jig hook ups have sky rocketed. There is no way to describe the power you get in this rod. I can fish 3/8 to 1 ounce jigs with ease, pitching and casting with pinpoint accuracy. Do yourself a favor and check this rod out, you won't be disappointed.
Go-to jig rod
Simply put, this is the best jig rod when fishing deeper than 20 feet. We do a lot of jig fishing in 30-60 feet here, and the backbone and quick taper really drill the hooks at any depth. It also excels at pitching around heavy cover. I typically throw 17# fluoro on this rod, and it's a dream setup. Because it's a DX, you won't find a more sensitive and balanced deep jig rod.
5 Star Beast
This was my first Extreme. I called Dobyns Rods direct and spoke to Richard looking for direction on a jig rod. I told Richard the type of fishing, lure weights, reel type and the other criteria and this was the recommendation. Bought it sight unseen. Smokin' rod ! incredibly light, active tip, balanced perfectly and power, lot's of power.
Here is Texas we throw a lot of jigs, I've tried numerous rods over the years. This is rod should be deemed "The only jig rod you will ever buy again" It has such a perfect tip for flipping and pitching jigs with the most awesome sensitivity you will ever feel, now if you want backbone, that should be this rods 2nd name, I have horse some big 5-10 lb bass out of some heavy timber, It will also works as a great Carolina rig rod, give it a shot, it wont disappoint you.
Best jig I've ever used
Jig fishing is all about feel. The better your feel, the less snags you get and the more bites you detect. I tied up exactly the same jig on my previous favorite jig rod and alternated casts with it and the DX745C. I was floored at how much better the feel was on the DX745C--at first, I literally wanted to set the hook all the time because I was feeling so much more. When I'm on the hunt for big fish pitching jigs or casting football jigs, this is the rod I'm using.
The DX 745 is my "go to" Rod. I always have 2 of them prepared at all times in the boat. It has the length I need with a Carolina Rig to make those long drags as well the length and action I need to place a Jig where needed. I feel every piece of structure with this rod and I could not ask for anything better. AMAZING ROD
Jig or Carolina Rig.... Carolina Rig or Jig.... Can't decide. It handles both with such ease.
I use the 745 dx exclusively for 3/8- 1/2 oz jigs and t rigged creatures for pitching/flipping/casting. The sensitivity is un-matched and plenty of power to move em out from cover and into the boat.