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#11564434 - 04/25/16 02:56 PM Frogging Pole Suggestion
ahelton Offline

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Junction, Tx
Hi All,

I'm in the market for a casting rod to frog fish with, but I probably have a slightly different application than most do when asking for suggestions for such type of tackle. I kayak fish here on the rivers in Central/West Central Texas, so handling a 7'+ pole in a 10' kayak on a Hill Country river probably isn't the best idea. On top of that, most of the fish I catch are under 5lbs, so I don't exactly need a 2x4 to fish with ;-). I'd prefer something around 6' and for sure no more the 6'6", but still have a solid backbone for getting fish out of grass, water willow, and lily pads with a flexible enough tip to make it nice to cast and get good action on the bait. I'd love to keep it under $100 if possible, but am willing to go up to $150.

I went out this past Saturday and the fish were right up on the bank in deep cover. My little 5'6" light action rod made it quite the challenge smile


#11564458 - 04/25/16 03:05 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
CoyAintNoGoldFish Offline

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 290
Loc: The Colony, TX
you'll have 5 or 6 more in a bit who say the same thing, but I suggest a Dobyns Savvy 735. Fantastic rod.
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#11564485 - 04/25/16 03:14 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: CoyAintNoGoldFish]
ahelton Offline

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Junction, Tx
Thanks! I'll definitely take a look at it.

#11565047 - 04/25/16 07:19 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3963
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Faclon Bucoo

Look at the Falcon Bucoo BCC-5-166. This rod will be absolutely perfect for your frogging needs. These rods are under $100 but fish like a $200 rod. I really like how light these rods are, they're one of the lightest on the market. This rod will be perfect for carrying along with your kayak, it's only 6'6",lightweight, and very affordable.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson

#11567946 - 04/26/16 09:32 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: bigbass94]
ahelton Offline

Registered: 06/07/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Junction, Tx
Thank bb94! This looks exactly what I'm looking for. Actually, I came across this pole online yesterday and was intrigued with it. Definitely will check it out at Bass Pro this weekend when I make my way down to San Antonio.

#11567983 - 04/26/16 09:44 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 13459
Loc: Dallas, TX
Agree with bb94. I ordered the Falcon 6'10" Heavy "Cajun Baby" from the same website Monday morning. It was delivered just after noon today--I believe they have a warehouse in Oklahoma. Very happy with (tackle warehouse didn't have any of the Cajun Baby rods in stock.)

Here's the link to my new frog rod thread (in the rod/reels section); review of the rod pending.

#11568220 - 04/26/16 11:53 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
Jake94s Offline
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Registered: 08/17/14
Posts: 14
I would honestly go with a TFO I own 10 rods of theirs and have never had an issue I just bought a 7ft heavy action for my froggin setup and love it! They have the best return policy and are made in Coppell so if you break it you take it up to them and for 15$ get a brand new one. Definitely my favorite
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#11568463 - 04/27/16 08:18 AM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1572
Loc: Texas
Since you will be fishing out of a kayak, just remember that you want a rod long enough for it to swing freely around the bow, else a fish running with your line might scrape the line across it.

I am generally, though, all in favor of a shorter rod for this application. It brings your lifting point back closer to your hands and that gives you a bit more leverage/power over the fish.

Some really good rod mentions above already!


#11568601 - 04/27/16 09:16 AM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
FMJag64 Offline

Registered: 04/30/15
Posts: 48
Loc: Texas
Lews SuperDuty on a Duckett Terex. Awesome combo and throws 50lb braided line very smoothly.

#11569453 - 04/27/16 03:35 PM Re: Frogging Pole Suggestion [Re: ahelton]
mitchmoore01 Offline

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 137
Loc: North Texas
I'd say the Dobyns fury 704 or 663, the 704 is 7', but it's solid. The 663 may be a touch on the light side, but it's still very stout.
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