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#11536366 - 04/12/16 07:50 AM Braid and rod for frogs
ezbassin Offline
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What braid do you like best for throwing frogs and what rod do you like best?



Edited by ezbassin (04/16/16 09:47 AM)

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#11536386 - 04/12/16 07:58 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
Ken A. Offline
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I like Sufix 832 and the new PP super slick equally 65#

I use my old Loomis 854 IMX. 7 footer

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#11536397 - 04/12/16 08:02 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
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65 lb power pro slick and a Zillion 7'6" heavy rod.

I know, I know.....not an XBD. I don't use a frog enough to justify having it. The Zillion is a "good enough" rod for the technique and is my flipping rod mostly.
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#11536401 - 04/12/16 08:05 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
ezbassin Offline
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I have been using a 7-6 rod also but it seems most prefer a shorter rod. Just thought I would see what others were using.

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#11536452 - 04/12/16 08:28 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
Statton48 Offline
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I use a 7'11 older kistler heavy with PP 65lb....backed with a fishing 13 8:1

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#11536480 - 04/12/16 08:39 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: Ken A.]
bsouth401 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I like Sufix 832 and the new PP super slick equally 65#

I use my old Loomis 854 IMX. 7 footer



I'm with Ken on the line. I use a Dobyns Savvy 736. I too like the relatively shorter rods as I hold the rod tip down while walking the frog. Ken and I are over 6' and I think the 7'-7'3" are just right for that height of a person in my opinion. The longer rods may help if you're fishing places where a longer cast is needed and they help to take up line on the hook set but for me the extra length just makes it harder to work the frog. If you're short like Ronnie Kelly you may have to go with a 5'6" rod.
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#11536487 - 04/12/16 08:42 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
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65lb Power Pro on an Irod Genesis Fred's Magic Stick with a Lews super duty 8.0:1 reel.
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#11536528 - 04/12/16 08:59 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
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Megabass Orochi XX Perfect Pitch with Daiwa Samurai in 55lb or 70lb.
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#11536532 - 04/12/16 09:01 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
Alex Finch Offline
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7'2 Heavy action Shimano/Jackall Poison Adrena with a 7.6:1 Chronarch Ci4 and 65 pound Power Pro. I have tried a bunch of different setups over the years and this is by far my favorite to date. Plenty of tip to work the bait and enough backbone to pull the big ones out of ANYTHING. For me, it has been the perfect balance for accuracy and distance, and I've been fortunate to have a chance to battle a few decent bass in some thick stuff.
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#11536616 - 04/12/16 09:39 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: bsouth401]
EJ3 Offline
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Loc: Bullard, TX
Originally Posted By: bsouth401
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I like Sufix 832 and the new PP super slick equally 65#

I use my old Loomis 854 IMX. 7 footer



I'm with Ken on the line. I use a Dobyns Savvy 736. I too like the relatively shorter rods as I hold the rod tip down while walking the frog. Ken and I are over 6' and I think the 7'-7'3" are just right for that height of a person in my opinion. The longer rods may help if you're fishing places where a longer cast is needed and they help to take up line on the hook set but for me the extra length just makes it harder to work the frog. If you're short like Ronnie Kelly you may have to go with a 5'6" rod.


I agree with these, especially with length of rod for working a frog, but prefer the Dobyns 735. I have had no problems getting big fish out of the junk with a 735 on Palestine. Plus the 735 is more versatile for me outside of "frog season."

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#11536696 - 04/12/16 10:13 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
gutcheck Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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Loc: Dallas
90 percent of the time I'm using my 6 10 Bucoo heavy fast with 50 lb 832.... I feel like the shorter rod makes it much easier to slowly twitch and walk the bait, allows for more pinpoint casting accuracy and the ability to skip under stuff. Sometimes though the best thing is to just chug the bait in the pads. For that I'll use my 7 3 xheavy broomstick with 65lb 832.

Caught my first frog fish of the year Saturday.... it was a pretty good one. My favorite bite!
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#11536702 - 04/12/16 10:14 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
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#11536704 - 04/12/16 10:16 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
Austin.P Offline
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Registered: 03/27/16
Posts: 113
Loc: whitesboro texas
7'6 prodigy, 65 spider wire, throw the same thing on my spook when throwing around trees.

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#11536724 - 04/12/16 10:24 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: ezbassin]
Sschofield Offline
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Registered: 04/17/14
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Loc: Denton,Tx
65# power pro
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#11536882 - 04/12/16 11:30 AM Re: Braid for frogs [Re: bsouth401]
fouzman Offline
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: bsouth401
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I like Sufix 832 and the new PP super slick equally 65#

I use my old Loomis 854 IMX. 7 footer



I'm with Ken on the line. I use a Dobyns Savvy 736. I too like the relatively shorter rods as I hold the rod tip down while walking the frog. Ken and I are over 6' and I think the 7'-7'3" are just right for that height of a person in my opinion. The longer rods may help if you're fishing places where a longer cast is needed and they help to take up line on the hook set but for me the extra length just makes it harder to work the frog. If you're short like Ronnie Kelly you may have to go with a 5'6" rod.


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