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Hey guy, I've been fishing my whole life but just in the past couple years I've been getting into bass fishing much more. I'm looking into get a new frogging setup I have the reel I'm looking to get but I'm having a hard time choosing a rod. I'm leaning more towards the Shimano Compre Reaction 7'5" MH rod but I've been a big Abu guy so then again I want the Veritas 2.0 in the 7'6" MH. Thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!

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Hello and Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

As for a Frog Rod - If I'm working the bait in & around light to medium cover a 7' medium heavy stick works. 

 

 But if I'm putting the bait right in the slop - I go with a Heavy action rod - both are rigged with braid.

 

 Which Brand to choose is up to you.

 

A-Jay

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A-Jays right on.  I tend to stick with just one outfit most of the time, a 7'3" H action and straight braid.  Smaller frogs(live Target small field mouse, deps slither) I'll fish a 7MH .

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The areas you're going to be frogging are going to be a big deciding factor. The areas that I fish with a frog have very sparse weeds and mostly smaller fish where I can easily get away with a 7' MH rod. If you live on Big O you're going to need a way heavier and longer rod.

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Thanks for the help everyone! Most of the lakes and rivers I've fished on the past year or so have around medium to minimum slop. But I'm looking to widen my fishing area this year, and just trying to build up my arsenal for different scenarios. I normally use either the KVD sexy frog, live targets frogs and the dalhburg diver frog.

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Check out the Denali Rosewood frog rod if its in your budget its just what your looking for .also a great rod for swimbaits and bottom bugging.

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Look for a Heavy power rod, but with some tip so it will load and cast well. You don't want a broomstick like Flipping stick. 7'6" again, to aid in casting. The heavy power will help get them out of the cover when you encounter it as will braided line.

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7'3 h or mh depending on the cover...

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I use a 7'3" Heavy and find this to be great for frogs. It is short enough to work the frog and long enough to help with a solid hook set.

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I'd pick something between 6'10" and about 7'4" MH/F or H/F. If your fishing thick pads or other thick veggies I'm going for the Heavy power rod. If it's more open water, you can get away with the MH/F. Braid is a MUST when you're frogging.

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All this advice is good! My personal preference, 7'-7'2" MH/F, I have used it in open water to heavy slop and never had a problem, but I do agree that if you fish very heavy cover, Heavy rod will have more power to rip them bad boys out of there, but I tend to just always use MH anyways lol

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Since you said you will not be fishing super heavy cover i would go MH/Fast. I started with a cheap berkley lightning rod that was 6'6" mh. I used it starting off while bank fishing. It worked but was heavy. I got a 7' mh mojo bass rod last year that works for me. Still not sold it yet, but since i dont have pads or super heavy cover I really dont think a heavy rod is needed. I've been happy with the MHs. I dont know why but i prefer the old lightning rod, but its probably because I've used it so much more...

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