TST 794.5 AR – Cobble Cork


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(7 customer reviews)




Line Weight

15-25 lb

Lure Weight

1-4 oz


Medium Fast


Alabama Rigs, Swimbaits

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7 reviews for TST 794.5 AR – Cobble Cork

  1. Aaron (verified owner)

    Overall, the rod is great. I have used A-Rigs, swimbaits, and 5”-6” flutter spoons and all work and feel great! I think the cork looks beautiful. It does feel a bit “gritty” but that has no bearing on quality, just an opinion. I have three of these rods and I am very happy with them. Also…great rod for smaller glide baits and single hook large paddle tail swimbaits

  2. Benji (verified owner)

    794.5 AR – Cobble Cork… I think the rod itself is amazing, but we are here to review the cork. I think the cork is holding up just fine after three days of moderate to intense use. At first I wasn’t too big of a fan due to the cork feeling a bit gritty and instantly had some of the pieces coming off after mild use. However, since that initial use, I haven’t noticed anymore pieces/chunks coming out of the cork. It does feel good when it gets wet, it’s still fairly tacky. It was difficult for me to give it 4 stars because I’m a huge fan of the cork that is currently offered on the champions, but I know this is a needed change due to raw material quality and prices. I wish I was able to test the other 3 versions to give more thorough feedback and comparisons. At the end of the day, this isn’t a bad option if Gary were to have to go this route, I just with the finish was a little smoother to touch is all. I hope this helps with the decision process going forward.

  3. Ab Vang (verified owner)

    Super lightweight! When setting the hook on the A-Rig, the feel and rod bend is out of this world! The long handle makes it comfy to fish with.

  4. Gabe Drummond (verified owner)

    794.5 AR – Cobble Cork again amazing rod, as far as the grip it has a nice feel, alittle tacky and a bit spongy when wet, after a bit of use it feels nice almost velvety when dry, seams to be all in tack and see no visible issues at this time with the grip material. I also have been using the736CB GLASS-Mossy Swirl in time for the fall feed and got some good use in on it, of course the rod was fantastic. As far as the grip I came to the same conclusion as Mark Voss’s assessment of it, he says it best in his review “had a considerable number of dark spots that upon closer inspection were actually holes and pits in the material ” and I also experienced a chunk taken out of the butt, I also fear this will just continue to degrade, I will update after further use. I also have been using the

  5. Keith Krzeminski (verified owner)

    New grip feels & looks super nice! I threw an A-Rig yesterday for about 30 minutes & the new grip does not feel any different from my other full handle DOBYNS Champion XPs. Hopefully the new material will be sturdy & last a long time. Also the 794.5 is awesome… super easy to toss an A-Rig, lite weight & well balanced as with all my XPs. DOBYNS Team nailed it with this rod!

  6. Dylan Hayes (verified owner)

    New grip looks great first of all and it looks even better when cork sealed the cork feels better as well more of a grip only worry I have is how easy it will start to chip between the light and dark cork. It’s absolutely better than the old grips but it’ll take some time to get a idea of longevity

  7. Shawn Cutting (verified owner)

    I just purchased this rod to use for A-rigs and the magdraft swimbait. I paired it with a Diawa Tatula 200 and 18lb FC Sniper. I have only had it out once so far but here are my thoughts. The cork looks good and is ascetically pleasing to the eye. It is attractive and well designed. I had the chance to use it in both wet and dry conditions. When your hands are wet, or during wet conditions, the cork seemed to have a tacky feel to it, more so than plain cork. It aided in a better grip with throwing heavier baits like a-rigs. The tackiness of it really caught my attention and made me wish I had it on more rods than just this one. Later in the day when conditions were dry it had the same feel as a normal full cork handle. While I like cork handles on rods, this was a fine compliment to my Dobyns line up. I would not hesitate to purchase a Dobyns rod with this type of handle again. As for the rod itself, I was looking for a rod for a-rigs and magdraft style swimbaits and this rod fits that bill perfectly. So far I have only thrown an A-rig on it and it handled it like a champ. With the length I am able to get better distance per cast. It has the backbone to handle these heavier baits with no problem and get a good hookset. Keep it up Dobyns!!!

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