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I'm trying to put together combos based on the 6 rig set-up that is normally suggested by experienced bass anglers to cover most applications, but I have a question about the flipping/pitching/punching/frogging rig.  I've read that you can use a 7'6"+ heavy/fast rod for all of those techniques, but is there a rod that satisfies the demands of the flipping/pitching/punching and frogging equally well?

 

Most of the frogs I throw are fairly light compared to the weights used for flipping/pitching/punching.  With the little knowledge I've gained about rods, and what makes them technique-specific I don't see how one rod flips and frogs well.  I'm trying to stay within a budget, so if there is a rod that does both well I want to know about it.  I'm really trying to maximize my chances frogging, but I can't spend more than $175 on any one rod.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I use the powell diesels because they perform great to me at a good price. (Around 50 on clearance) I prefer a 7'6 medium heavy/fast for all of my flipping pitching and frogging so I've got a couple of the 7'6 diesels

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I would suggest using a abu veritas 7'6" MH/F or the vendetta 7'6" H/F both at like 80.00 the vendetta has a softer tip, the veritas is a bit more sensitive and lighter, but is pretty stout...

 

Mitch

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dobyns 735c savvy all the way. just got one and its super light for being a mag heavy

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I've decided to use my Daiwa Tatula reel for this application, so I'm looking at Tatula rods now.  I see they have a 7'2" H, a 7'4" Heavy Frogging, and a 7'6" Heavy Flipping.  Any suggestions on which one would work best for flipping/pitching/frogging?

 

I'm still considering the Dobyns 735c Savvy. 

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Just make sure whatever rod you pick has some tip to it. a broomstick style flipping stick won't load to cast frogs well.

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I use A different rod for each of these applications. But If I was limited to one I would look for something 7' 6" and H/F

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A Powell Max 735C would be my suggestion as it will cover everything you've asked about. It's my frog rod and quite possibly my favorite rod period. Out of the Daiwa rods I'd go with the 7'4".

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A Powell Max 735C would be my suggestion as it will cover everything you've asked about. It's my frog rod and quite possibly my favorite rod period. Out of the Daiwa rods I'd go with the 7'4".

Besides frogging have you ever used it for flipping/pitching?

 

I've looked everywhere but don't see a Powell Max 735C.

 

I think you'd be happy with the 7'4" H Tatula rod. It's lighter and more sensitive than the Savvy as well.

The 7'4" Daiwa says Heavy Frogging, do you think that will be decent for flipping and pitching as well?

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Savvy 735 baby

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The savvy 735 says frogs, flipping, and pitching right on the rod so its made for everything your looking for.

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First off you haven't looked to hard because the first place checked, Tackle Warehouse, has them. Secondly yes I have used this rod to flip with and it does an excellent job. On the blank it lists 4 techniques that the rod is good for; flipping, frogs, swimbaits, and wakebaits. I've also had very good results pitching jigs into grass and wood using this rod. It's a mag-heavy power rod so I always use at least 50# braid, these days I'm using 65#.   

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Mojo bass Slop n frog 3/8 to 1 1/2 for 120

Tight lines

Andrew

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First off you haven't looked to hard because the first place checked, Tackle Warehouse, has them. Secondly yes I have used this rod to flip with and it does an excellent job. On the blank it lists 4 techniques that the rod is good for; flipping, frogs, swimbaits, and wakebaits. I've also had very good results pitching jigs into grass and wood using this rod. It's a mag-heavy power rod so I always use at least 50# braid, these days I'm using 65#.   

 

Tackle Warehouse was the first place I looked when I initially read your suggestion on Friday, which I sincerely appreciate, and I still don't see a Powell Max 735C on there today.  Maybe I'm blind.  However, I do see a Powell Max 735MHEF.  I'm assuming that's the one you're speaking of.  I'll try to get my hands on one and try it out.  Thanks again.

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Yes that's the one, I could be mistaken then because I really thought there was C in there. Nevertheless that is one nice rod for the money, it'll do what you're wanting it to and it will do it very well. 

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