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Frog Rod Question #13985122 05/04/21 03:35 PM
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Okay I know there will be no lack of opinions, but I have a question.

Over grass etc I throw a frog on a 7'3 Hvy Xtra Fast with 50 or 65 lb braid.

My question is, do you use a heavy rod to skip a frog under trees/bushes etc? I wonder if a good Med Heavy with a fast tip might be better.

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You can definitely use a lighter rod based on type and thickness of cover. Years ago that is one of the things I noticed about the setups Dean Rojas was using. I do that very thing in regards to switching up rod actions when I am fishing lighter cover, open water etc and often go down to 40lb braid as well as it seems to cast easier. I have not had an issue at all in the years since I started doing it.

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Thanks Mark, I need to go dig up his stuff.


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Re: Frog Rod Question [Re: Phoenix_Ed] #13985851 05/04/21 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Phoenix_Ed
Okay I know there will be no lack of opinions, but I have a question.

Over grass etc I throw a frog on a 7'3 Hvy Xtra Fast with 50 or 65 lb braid.

My question is, do you use a heavy rod to skip a frog under trees/bushes etc? I wonder if a good Med Heavy with a fast tip might be better.

Thanks!


I think it would work but I would go with a shorter 6ft 8in to 7ft rod for skipping, 4 or 5 power depending on the manufacturer. They are not all the same.

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I throw dobyns 735c and 736c for frogs. Both with 50lb braid. The 735 for more open water the 736 for heavier cover. Rarely do I fish matted type cover


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Originally Posted by ChanceHuiet
I throw dobyns 735c and 736c for frogs. Both with 50lb braid. The 735 for more open water the 736 for heavier cover. Rarely do I fish matted type cover

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Jason Christie uses a shorter rod for that type of stuff. I believe its 6'10" but if you look at falcons website it was in the cara line

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Originally Posted by Phoenix_Ed
Okay I know there will be no lack of opinions, but I have a question.

Over grass etc I throw a frog on a 7'3 Hvy Xtra Fast with 50 or 65 lb braid.

My question is, do you use a heavy rod to skip a frog under trees/bushes etc? I wonder if a good Med Heavy with a fast tip might be better.

Thanks!

One additional thought, pay attention to the length of rod handle, meaning from the reel seat back. Shorter handles make it way easier to work the frog without the handle banging into your body of forearm. I really like the 7'3" Mag Jig rod on this page, has some tip to let you shoot the bait, lot of backbone and a shorter handle http://bit.ly/2THPd0l


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Whatever Hackney uses..

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