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#11065527 - 08/26/15 03:18 PM Top Water Set Up
skeeterman2014 Offline
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What's a good but not to expensive set up. (Around the 200 mark)

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#11065540 - 08/26/15 03:30 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
musiclife_7 Offline
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All star 7' poppin rod, Lews Speed Spool bait caster, 15lb flouro....all had for $125

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#11065543 - 08/26/15 03:31 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
JacksonBean Offline
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Fluoro?

Yikes.....

Anything but fluoro.

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#11065548 - 08/26/15 03:32 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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^^^ never use fluorocarbon on topwaters

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#11065559 - 08/26/15 03:36 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: skeeterman2014
What's a good but not to expensive set up. (Around the 200 mark)


Also.... What "top water" do you like to throw? The reason I ask is that a frog rod and a Yellow Magic require completely different set ups so it really depends on what you're wanting to accomplish. fish

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#11065584 - 08/26/15 03:47 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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I use flouro all the time...works great. It's really no different than throwing braid on top water frog.

And Jackson is right....but you really only need heavy line and stiff rod if you are frogging in pads and heavy cover. If you are frogging in grass and such you really don't need it.

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#11065592 - 08/26/15 03:52 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: musiclife_7]
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Originally Posted By: musiclife_7
I use flouro all the time...works great. It's really no different than throwing braid on top water frog.

And Jackson is right....but you really only need heavy line and stiff rod if you are frogging in pads and heavy cover. If you are frogging in grass and such you really don't need it.


Braid and fluorocarbon are totally different. Braid floats, fluorocarbon does not. Very key aspect of choosing the right line for topwaters. From my experience, fluorocarbon hurts the action of the bait and tends to pull the nose of the bait down into the water because of the line sinking. Mono for poppers, braid for walking baits and frogs.
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#11065612 - 08/26/15 04:07 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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I know that flouro "sinks" but it doesn't sink enough to truly make a difference. If you use the right knots on your baits it really doesn't matter. Example use a loop knot on your YM or popR...the knot eliminates any amount of difference made in the line....mono also creates too much memory and that effects your baits more than anything in my opinion. We can go round and round. we're all free to our opinions.

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#11065620 - 08/26/15 04:11 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
Sparlin Offline
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Flouro vs mono debate = me using copolymer lol
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#11065632 - 08/26/15 04:15 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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YM - 7' fast tip with Power Pro

Frog - 7' with back bone and Power Pro

My two cents.
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#11065633 - 08/26/15 04:16 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
Kevin Bryant Online   content
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Originally Posted By: musiclife_7
I know that flouro "sinks" but it doesn't sink enough to truly make a difference. If you use the right knots on your baits it really doesn't matter. Example use a loop knot on your YM or popR...the knot eliminates any amount of difference made in the line....mono also creates too much memory and that effects your baits more than anything in my opinion. We can go round and round. we're all free to our opinions.


Unless you hold your rod tip up when you're working the bait, fluoro definitely hinders the action of the bait because of the sinking. From my experience, a loop knot doesn't help much, if at all...the line is still going to sink. If you use the right mono, memory won't be an issue (unless it's old line). Braid is the only line that has no memory. The reason sinking line hinders the action is because it causes the bait to dive down instead of popping forward. Yes, it still has action, but not as good as it could be. This is if you point your rod tip down while working you're topwater.
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#11065665 - 08/26/15 04:39 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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6.6m-7.0m fast tip....7.1 reel....braid or mono depending on lure...hollow or soft plastic topwater frog, use braid...topwater popper or walker use mono or 30# braid...donot use fluoro...it will jack up the functional aspect of your bait.
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#11065753 - 08/26/15 05:27 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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Exceler

Waft Bullet Proof 7" MH


For under $100, you won't find better products than these.
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#11065818 - 08/26/15 06:00 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: Kevin Bryant]
greenen Offline
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Agree that flouro changes the action. Good mono or braid is what I use.


Edited by greenen (08/26/15 06:00 PM)

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#11065836 - 08/26/15 06:13 PM Re: Top Water Set Up [Re: skeeterman2014]
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Yellow magic- TFO tactical 7'3 medium, Revo STX 7.1 big game 15lb

Frog- I use a couple rods, but main one is Falcon Cara McClelland jig rod, heavy (6) power 7'4". Revo 7.1 with 50lb power pro braid. Although Saturday, I was wishing I had the 7 power Amistad rod in the boat to help get the fish out of the grass on Rayburn.

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