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why do certain people use 50 plus pound braid to fish with frogs? i just got a new rod to fish frogs to have more control of it and i have 10lb braid on it am i missing something?

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From an observation standpoint people using 50# braid are using b/c equipment, the heavier line does not "dig in to itself". IMO 10# braid is on the light side for for frogs even with spinning gear, I'd prefer 20#.

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50 pound braids diameter is equivalent to 12 pound mono if I'm not mistaken. 12# pound mono for heavy baits in heavy cover when fishing is on the lighter side of what I feel comfortable with.

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50lb braid helps haul big fish out of heavy weeds. Really heavy weeds may call for 65 or even 80 if there's really large fish. If one buries up in the weeds that I can't get to I want to be able to pull the fish plus 10-20lbs of weeds to the boat, not going to do that with 10lb braid. Plus like snook said 10lb braid will dig into itself really badly when pressure is put on it.

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Because you throw frogs in and over pads, weeds, grass and into wood and you need a strong line to extracate the fish.

You can use any type of line and test you are comfortable with. In fact, you may want to experiment with various presentations to find the one that best serves your type of frog fishing.

Please check out this frog fishing web site. John is a great guy and you can learn a lot from him:

http://www.hogbass.com/frog.html

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Because you throw frogs in and over pads, weeds, grass and into wood and you need a strong line to extracate the fish.

x2.

just depends on how much muck your throwing in. i heard a saying "every fish on lake okeechobee is a 10lb'r...some are 8lbs with 2lbs of weeds attached...some 2lb fish with 8lbs of weeds". put some time in on the water and you won't need to ask the question anymore...you'll up to at least 50lb braid. it cuts thru lily pad stalks like a saw blade.

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This is probably the main reason I prefer open water fishing, I will not use 50# braided line for fish that weigh less than 10 lbs., I don't care how thick the cover is. If I happen to lose a fish, so be it, I'm there to enjoy myself and that is not over powering a fish and dragging it in. My 15# or 20# braid seems to land the majority of them anyway on my spinning tackle.

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Wait till you get hung up and lose your 6-10 dollar frog,,,,then when it happens a few times....

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I use 65lb braid, just because of the heavy weeds I frog in on the lower potomac.

Not that I get over upset about breaking off a fish but the last thing I want to do is leave a frog hooked into a fish. If they can't get it out, and a lot of times they are down deep, it is a death sentence for them.

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65# Braid for me. When your fishing weeds as thick as your forearm you appreciate the extra power. People will also beef up their rod, going from MH to H for the extra backbone.

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all great advice. this might be a good time to analyze where you are fishing. open water fishing is fun and easy but it also gets the most pressure/traffic from other angles. i can't tell you how many more fish i catch than most guys b/c i go into dirty, nasty, muck ridden corners a pond/lake offers. the fish back there are easier to catch b/c few people have the proper gear or as LMGambler said 'POWER!' to go in and haul them out. what is ur heaviest rod (baitcaster or spinning)?

if you upgrade to 50lb don't feel like you wasted the 10lb braid on ur spool. i change/rearrange rods/reels all the time. just take an old toilet paper roll and spool ur 10lb braid on it. you will use it again for a different/open water set up.

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Going to the store tomorrow morning to get my new rod relined lol going to probably go to 50 lb braid seeing as the 10 pound braid already dug into it self and made me go for a swim to get my buzzbait back

Thanks guys!!

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