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I was wondering what lb test line to get for frog fishing? I have a Diawa Tatula 7.3:1 reel and am planning on getting a veritas 7'3 medium/heavy fast action rod for the reel. I will be using powerpro braid. I fish a variety of different types of cover. I mostly fish small pads but sometime I fish open water or bigger pads. Thanks for any help.

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i use 20-30lb braid for frogs, mainly open water with some pads here and there. Id reccommend 30-40lb braid for a dedicated frog setup.

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id recommend 40 or 50# braid. I've got 50# and i like it. i would probably go with 40# because 50# is a bit thick for me but it works

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Not sure there is a wrong answer for this one. Id stay above 30. Some people I know throw 80lb and catch monsters, I throw 65lb. I suppose the only issue with the bigger line is less on the spool. When I am working a frog the line isn't even making contact with the water so its not an issue of spooking the fish because of heavy line. At least 3-5 times a year I make the dreaded cast where the line goes over a branch and you can yo-yo the frog in and out of the water. The biggest fish I have ever caught while doing this was a bit over 3lbs, but id have a hard time believing that I could lift a bass that size 8 ft in the air with my line sawing away at the tree if I was using a braid under 50lbs.

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^ what he said. but as for brand i think power pro is the way to go. i have spider wire right now but i like power pro more.

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 I use 40 ~ 65 pound braided line, either suffix 832 or Power Pro. 

 

There's just no good reason not to use braid.

 

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I use 50# Power Pro.  Any 4- or 8- carrier braided PE line will do.  They're all pretty good.

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I'll use heavier lines.  We have this stuff called "water willow" up here, and it's pretty abrasive.  The heavier line holds up for more casts before you have to retie.  It's just insurance through diameter.

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Gone from 65# power pro to 50# and settled on 30#.

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For light cover I throw 40lb PP. For heavy cover I throw 50lb PP. I personally do not see the need to throw heavier than this. Til this day I have never had a bass break me off using 50lbs frog fishing. 

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I throw 30lb and haven't had any issues. Most I would go up to would be 40lb pp or 832. 

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55-65# Braid for sure. The line floats and its zero-stretch property is great for a frog's pause-set style. Being able to turn their head and horse them out works well in thick cover. That is why a powerful rod in combination with heavy braid does the trick here.

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40-50# is what I use on my dedicated frog set up but i use 14lb mono sometimes!

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50 lb for heavy cover. Strong enough to pull them out but still able to get good casting distance.

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50 or 65 pound for me. Lots of water willow lining our shorelines, pretty much the only fishable vegetation we have in much abundance around here. Nasty stuff with a super strong stalk that's almost like wood when they're at full force in the heat of the summer. I love flipping that stuff though and it always holds fish. 

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Lots of water willow lining our shorelines, pretty much the only fishable vegetation we have in much abundance around here. Nasty stuff with a super strong stalk that's almost like wood when they're at full force in the heat of the summer. I love flipping that stuff though and it always holds fish. 

 

You have that stuff too?  There are huge patches of it on Oneida..... I won't say if there are fish in there or not, lol.

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50 or 65 pound for me. Lots of water willow lining our shorelines, pretty much the only fishable vegetation we have in much abundance around here. Nasty stuff with a super strong stalk that's almost like wood when they're at full force in the heat of the summer. I love flipping that stuff though and it always holds fish. 

The water willow is thick at Eureka, and Butler has  developed an incredible lilly pad field in the back half of the lake.  50-65 for me.

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Fifty pound power pro braid for lighter slop and moderate cover, and 65 pound for heavier slop/cover. 

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You have that stuff too?  There are huge patches of it on Oneida..... I won't say if there are fish in there or not, lol.

Yep, most of our smaller lakes are lined with it along the banks. Probably the only thing that allows me to fish shallow during the heat of the summer. Most of the bigger lakes don't have it because the levels fluctuate too much to support it. Always exciting to pitch into that stuff and watch the weeds quickly parting as a bass attacks the bait. 

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In case anyone is wondering what we're talking about....

 

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In case anyone is wondering what we're talking about....

 

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Lol, 65 sounds a bit light now...

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Lol, 65 sounds a bit light now...

 

Yeah..... anything less than 50lbs in that and your left scratching your head. 

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