I like the F5-72XX for frogs. These rods are very light and incredibly sensitive. This model has the perfect amount of tip to work a frog correctly. This is the best frog rod on the market if you ask me.
I use the 7.2:1 gear ratio as it helps me reel in slack fast on a hookset. I think these are one of Shimano's best creations. The retrieve on these reels is buttery smooth, and they cast a LONG way. Definitely worth the price.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson
"That was like watching the birth of Jesus!"-Urban Fisher
I currently use a Kistler Helium 7'6" heavy rod with a Daiwa Tatula reel (i have tried both 7.3 and 8.1 :1 speed reels on my set up and like the faster speed reel best) and a Cush-It rod butt cover. I saw a few pros using the cush-it cover on some fishing shows and had to try it. They are well worth it, as I am able to put the rod against my body for a better hook set and more leverage for fighting fish.
Loc: The Colony, TX
+1 more on Dobyns Savvy 735. Stupid good open water frog rod. I've pulled a bunch from the slop too. Eyes hold up pretty well for the amount of stress that braid puts on em. Huge fan. I use the highest speed reel I have which is a 7.9:1 Revo, but could use more speed.
Edited by CoyAintNoGoldFish (04/20/1608:47 PM)
PB LMB 9lbs-Bandera River PB SMB 2lbs14oz-Texoma
I recently got the Lews SuperDuty and have it on a 7'4 Duckett Terex Heavy and it's done awesome. Casts 50lb braid with no issues at all and rod has plenty of action to work the frog. Would definitely recommend both.