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#10850891 - 05/17/15 04:07 PM Frog Rod
C.C. Near Nuthin Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 256
Loc: Midlothian, Tx
I have a Shimano Crucial 7'9" Frog rod. I previously used a Falcon Carolina Lizard that I broke. My question is what do you use for your Frog rod. I can't seem to get the right action with hollow body frog with the Shimano rod. The action was good with the Falcon, but I like the casting distance of the Shimano. Just looking for suggestions on a better setup.

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#10850901 - 05/17/15 04:12 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
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I just bought the 7' MH and it is probably the best frog rod I've ever used.
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#10850904 - 05/17/15 04:14 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1111
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I use my custom built rods but if I was going to buy a frog rod, I would look at the Abu Garcia veritas 7'11" or possibly the h20 7'9". It claims to be on an im8 blank. I like long broom sticks for frogs.

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#10850906 - 05/17/15 04:14 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2035
Loc: McKinney, TX
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#10850909 - 05/17/15 04:17 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
J. Weir Offline
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Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 363
Loc: Heath, TX
I prefer shorter rods with a strong back bone and soft tip. Take a look at the denali rosewood frog rod.
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#10850914 - 05/17/15 04:20 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
Todd Ivins Offline
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Registered: 04/10/13
Posts: 365
Loc: Boerne, TX
Omen 7'3 MH or H. Great action and plenty of tip with solid backbone. Love mine
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#10850955 - 05/17/15 04:41 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: J. Weir]
Reel Time Rods Lake Fork Offline
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Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 973
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: brightideasdfw
I prefer shorter rods with a strong back bone and soft tip. Take a look at the denali rosewood frog rod.


This !! You want a softer tip so you can walk the frog . Hard to do with a heavy action rod. You want enough back bone to fight the fish out of the grass . I prefer a 7' rod to place the frog in the under brush.

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#10850961 - 05/17/15 04:44 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
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Dobyns 735C
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#10851039 - 05/17/15 05:29 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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I use a Daiwa SVF-XBD "Braided Line Special". It's a 7'4" extra heavy rod with machined aluminum reel seat nuts. It has titanium double foot Fuji guides with SiC inserts. It is designed for 55lb-80lb braid. The rod weighs 3.9 ounces. Choose the right reel and the entire package with line will weigh in just under 10oz.
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#10851068 - 05/17/15 05:47 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
pinesaddict Offline
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Registered: 04/11/01
Posts: 644
Loc: longview tx. usa
Duckett Terex, Dean Rojas frog rod.
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#10851072 - 05/17/15 05:51 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5852
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Depends on what cover you are fishing. Big difference between open water light grass and rayburn 2ft wide pads and willow trees where you cant see open water for 75 yards

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#10851100 - 05/17/15 06:04 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
Amberlamps Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 271
Loc: Austin, TX
dobyns 735 champion. Very versitle rod
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#10851143 - 05/17/15 06:22 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
krawlin 47 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 15704
Loc: Sachse Texas
Just got my Kistler Frog rod last week and was amazed at the accuracy and distance with the rod.

I too had a crucial rod I was throwing my frog on.
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#10851211 - 05/17/15 07:04 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6336
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use a G. Loomis IMX 844 C MBR. It is a 7ft. Hvy.

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#10851372 - 05/17/15 08:20 PM Re: Frog Rod [Re: C.C. Near Nuthin]
C.C. Near Nuthin Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 256
Loc: Midlothian, Tx
Thanks guys for all your input. I have another rod I use when I fish a frog in tighter cover. I want to replace the rod I use in large grass flats or big pad fields where you really have to launch the thing to get it back in there. I just don't like the action with this Shimano. I'll check out several of your suggestions.
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