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Can I throw soft body frogs on an abu 6'6 rod? thanks. Also, what line would you guys recomend for throwing a soft body frog in a clear shallow river with little weed growth but some moss on the water surface.

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Just make sure the rod has the backbone to pull the fish out of whatever you're fishing on top of. I use a 7' MH F. As far as line, I use 30 lb braid. I would go with at least 30 lb.

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Just make sure the rod has the backbone to pull the fish out of whatever you're fishing on top of. I use a 7' MH F. As far as line, I use 30 lb braid. I would go with at least 30 lb.

Ok thanks. would I also need a leader of some sort or can I just spool on the braid and tie on the bait?

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^ What he said.

Ok thanks. would I also need a leader of some sort or can I just spool on the braid and tie on the bait?

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I use a 7' MH Mojo Bass.  Last rod I used was a 6'6". As long as your Abu rod is a MH or H it should be ok.  I use 50 lb Power Pro Braided line and tie it directly to the frog.  Remember to keep a bit of slack in the line when trying to walk the frog

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Just depends on what type of cover if any. From what you described, ill toss rage frogs and such on a mh rod, if its clear with little vegetation. I do that becuase it just loads easier on a lighter rod and especially in clear water that you described, a longer pitch or cast may be necessary.

On the mH rod I spoke of, I have 30# braid on.

As for hollowbods and thick cover, I like a mag heavy rod.

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Just depends on what type of cover if any. From what you described, ill toss rage frogs and such on a mh rod, if its clear with little vegetation. I do that becuase it just loads easier on a lighter rod and especially in clear water that you described, a longer pitch or cast may be necessary.

On the mH rod I spoke of, I have 30# braid on.

As for hollowbods and thick cover, I like a mag heavy rod.

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I'e fished with a 7 mh before handles it just fine. you should be in the clear.

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I am fishing guntesville and chickamagua this year and I will be fishing a 7 6 H action ethos rod with 65 pound braid.

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Just depends on what type of cover if any. From what you described, ill toss rage frogs and such on a mh rod, if its clear with little vegetation. I do that becuase it just loads easier on a lighter rod and especially in clear water that you described, a longer pitch or cast may be necessary.

On the mH rod I spoke of, I have 30# braid on.

As for hollowbods and thick cover, I like a mag heavy rod.

What is a mag heavy rod? Did you mean med heavy?

Do most people on here use MH or M frog rods vs. Heavy frog rods? And if so, why?

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What is a mag heavy rod? Did you mean med heavy?

Do most people on here use MH or M frog rods vs. Heavy frog rods? And if so, why?

Mag heavy is a very stout rod. I use a 7'4" heavy rod. The length adds casting distance and aids in hooksetting. The heavy helps me drag bass in with 10lbs of moss wrapped around them. I would recommend a MH at minimum, a M would be too soft for any cover that it'd be worth throwing a frog at, in my opinion. Lengthwise, use what feels comfortable.

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Mag heavy is a very stout rod. I use a 7'4" heavy rod. The length adds casting distance and aids in hooksetting. The heavy helps me drag bass in with 10lbs of moss wrapped around them. I would recommend a MH at minimum, a M would be too soft for any cover that it'd be worth throwing a frog at, in my opinion. Lengthwise, use what feels comfortable.

Is mag heavy heavier than plain heavy?

How many people on here don't use Heavy rods for frogs?

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majority use heavy rods for froggin, yes mag heavy is more powerful than heavy but alot of manufacturers dont have a mag heavy

MH - medium heavy, a step down in power from a heavy. alot of people use MH for frogs but i think that requires a heavy, its just about finding a stout rod with good backbone and a nice tip on it to cast and work a frog

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First off, a mag heavy rod is another term for extra heavy or in some cases, in between heavy and extra heavy.

I use a floating hollow body frog or mouse in some areas where I simply cannot use a typical topwater lure that has treble hooks hanging down causing me to get hung up. This is where these hollow bodies come in. The hook is facing up on the top side so I won't get hung. Thet float also giving me the opportunity to work it very slow if needed.

This is where the heavy rods come in. If the cover and vegetation, slop, or whatever is so thick I can't use most conventional lures like spooks, buzzbaits, flukes, or whatever... Then you are gonna need a lot of backbone to set the hook and drag in a fish that from the strike is trying flee in a garden of hydrilla, milfoil, pads, hyncith, or thick brush....watever the case may be.

This case senario is why I I choose the rod by he cover isfish ssaid lure in.

Like I said above for fairly clear water and little cover. A mh will be fine

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