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#11923746 - 11/08/16 04:23 PM Frog Rods
abnaki54 Offline
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Registered: 06/14/09
Posts: 32
Loc: Hudson, TX
I'm looking to get my first Frog Rod and was wondering what your suggestions would be. I was thinking something 7'3" to 7'6" MH with a Fast tip? Am I heading in the right direction in my thinking? Thanks

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#11923760 - 11/08/16 04:28 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4029
Loc: somervell county
Yes you are on track. I use a Dobyns Champion 736. One of the best but there's many other great choices for less.
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#11923790 - 11/08/16 04:47 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7264
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Yep dobyns 735 or 736 the 6 power rod is quite a big heavier and but can make casting the frog into tight spots a challenge because its so stiff. Might go with the 735 it will be more versatile.

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#11923814 - 11/08/16 04:57 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10013
Loc: Dallas, TX
I like a shorter rod for frog fishing.
6'10"Falcon heavy Cajun Baby.
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#11923832 - 11/08/16 05:11 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 647
I am with collincountytx on a this one. I like the shorter rod for better target casting.


Edited by SAKS (11/08/16 05:11 PM)

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#11923919 - 11/08/16 06:11 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5844
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Really depends on what type of frog fishing you plan on doing. If the budget allows, 3 frog setups are best.

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#11923940 - 11/08/16 06:25 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
GTrigg Offline
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Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 223
Loc: East Texas
Another vote for the 6'10"Falcon Bucco H Cajun Baby.
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#11925026 - 11/09/16 07:16 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3023
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
7'4" extra heavy. You'll want a very strong rod when you start hooking fish in Lilly pads and thick matted junk. A medium heavy is like bringing toe nail clippers to a tank battle. And 65lb braid.


Edit: Oh.....and if you pick the correct rod, it is possible to get this kind of length and power in a COMBO that weighs less than 10ounces. Including the line and frog. There are a few choices of rods like this that weigh in the mid to low 4 oz range. Add the reel of choice from Lews, Diawa, or Shimano and you're done.


Edited by SteezMacQueen (11/09/16 07:20 AM)
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#11925198 - 11/09/16 08:40 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1202
Loc: Wylie, TX
7-7'3 HF....fast reel (7.1:1 or better)...65lb braid
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#11925410 - 11/09/16 10:16 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
TexasTechliprip Offline
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Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 811
Budget- Dobyns savvy 735

If you want the best....Diawa Steeze frog rod....aint nothing better
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#11925556 - 11/09/16 11:12 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48446
Loc: Point Reyes
I have not found anything I enjoy using more than the Megabass Orochi XX Perfect Pitch rod for my hollow body frogs.
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#11925622 - 11/09/16 11:48 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6311
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use a Loomis 844 IMX.

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#11926346 - 11/09/16 07:01 PM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
Joey Romano Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 243
I use all Dobyns and have used the 736 but I prefer the 735 champion. Awesome jig rod too

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#11926886 - 11/10/16 07:54 AM Re: Frog Rods [Re: abnaki54]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12204
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I use a Dobyns Champion 705 and it works well for me. I had it before the 735 came out.
I have a Lews super duty 8-1 gear ratio reel spooled up with 65# braid.


Edited by ezbassin (11/10/16 07:55 AM)

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