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Ugly Stick For Frog Rod?

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I have a 6'6" MH ugly stick lite rod. It's one of my favorite rods and have been using it paired with a PQ in 4.7:1 for cranking. I use alot of crank baits and this set up is awfully heavy and a day on the lake and I'm worn out.

I was thinking of making it a frog rod. I'm in the process of upgrading all my rods to better quality ones. I want something lighter for crank baits. I thought this might be a good rod for frogging. It's stiff as hell and stout!

Think this will suffice? What makes a good frog rod?

Thanks

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I can see using it for cranking but not a frog rod. The first thing is the length, I favorshorter rods but for frog fishing in slop I use a 7' heavy powered rod. The only time I use a 6'6" rod with a frod is when I'm fishing sparse cover and very specific spots where accuracy on the cast is a big part, this is the only time and I'm using Yum Buzzfrogs and Sizmic Toads, not hollow body frogs. Even for that the ugly stick is too soft action wise and you'll get frustrated with all the missed fish and even with the right rods you still miss fish so it will only get worse with that rod.

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Get a 7' MH Lightning shock rod and have fun.

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My son has been using a Ugly Stick 6'6" spinning rod paired up with a Shimano Solstace 4000 for frogs and worms in the heavy slop, and he's doing fine with it. We went out yesterday and he pulled out 8 and lost one. We fish some really heavy dense weeds and pads, and he's having no issues at all.

Just yesterday I picked up a Daiwa Jupiter 7'6"H Telescopic casting rod and it's the bomb, and I would highly recommend it. I pulled several out of some super thick stuff, and it performed better than any rod I've ever fished. Here is one I pulled out with it yesterday, this was the first fish I caught on it an hour after I bought it. It throws a hollow frog a mile and also a weightless Senko, and it has so much backbone. This is my new favorite rod and I've not hade it for 24hrs.

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Get a 7' MH Lightning shock rod and have fun.

That's just it. I have two of them and don't want to buy something just for frogs.

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I have the same rod, and it used to be my frog rod, paired with a pflueger purist. Does the job well.

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If that rod the OP has is anything like the Lite Pro from Walmart in the 6'6" MH then it won't flex like just a M Ugly Stik will. It really is pool cue stiff even out to the tip.

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If that rod the OP has is anything like the Lite Pro from Walmart in the 6'6" MH then it won't flex like just a M Ugly Stik will. It really is pool cue stiff even out to the tip.

I don't know if it's the same one as Walmart sells. It's the cork handled model. 49.99 from bass pro

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Id suggest tieing on your favorite frog and giving it a whirl. From the sound of things, your in the middle of you rod upgrade and a frog rod would be one of the last ones added. Im even ventureing to say you probably dont throw alot of frogs, due to the I have two of them and don't want to buy something just for frogs. When I first really started throwing frogs I used whatever. After 1 summer of that the first rod I bought this year came after looking at probably about every "frog" rod under $200. I ended up on settling on one more designed for a buzz toad than a hollow body but I'll have another frog rod or two in my arsenal in due time.

Bottom line dont sweat it, try it.

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Id suggest tieing on your favorite frog and giving it a whirl. From the sound of things, your in the middle of you rod upgrade and a frog rod would be one of the last ones added. Im even ventureing to say you probably dont throw alot of frogs, due to the I have two of them and don't want to buy something just for frogs. When I first really started throwing frogs I used whatever. After 1 summer of that the first rod I bought this year came after looking at probably about every "frog" rod under $200. I ended up on settling on one more designed for a buzz toad than a hollow body but I'll have another frog rod or two in my arsenal in due time.

Bottom line dont sweat it, try it.

Thanks.

Yes. I don't throw many at all. I want to get more into it, but using frogs in my area is few and far between. I go back home once or twice a year and fish them then.

I will give it a whirl and see what happens.

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Try it...using braid should help overcome the soft tip it has. They are stout.

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If it's too heavy for cranking, you will curse life when trying to frog all day with it. Walking a frog all day and heavy rods don't mix. For the same price the Berkley Lightning rod shock is alot ligher and better.

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If it's too heavy for cranking, you will curse life when trying to frog all day with it. Walking a frog all day and heavy rods don't mix. For the same price the Berkley Lightning rod shock is alot ligher and better.

Good point

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