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Here is my set up for frog fishing - 

 

RODS (all of the rods I have used to catch fish with, some of which I still have)

  • Carrotstix rods (3x casting, 1x spinning)
  • Wright & McGill Skeet Reese rods (2x casting, 2x spinning)
  • Abu Garcia Vendetta rods (1x casting, 1x spinning)
  • Team Daiwa rods (1x casting)
  • Abu Garcia Veritas rods (3x casting, 1x spinning)
  • Shmiano Crucial rods (2x casting, 1x spinning)
  • Falcon Original Series rods (1x casting)
  • Powell rods (7x casting, 2x spinning)
  • Shimano Clarus rods (1x casting)
  • I have had these anywhere from 6'6" to 7'6", in medium to heavy weights

REELS (all of the reels I have used on the above rods, some of which I still have)

  • Shimano Curado casting reels
  • Quantum Accurist spinning/casting reels
  • Abu Garcia Revo spinning/casting reels
  • Abu Garcia Orra spinning/casting reels

LINES (all of the lines I have spooled onto the above reels, some of which I still have)

  • Sufix braided line
  • PowerPro braided line
  • I use 50 pound test Sufix, and 65 pound PowerPro

TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES (anything that I might carry with me while on the water - if I'm not in the boat, it has to fit in my cargo shorts pockets)

  • Mustad pliers
  • Bass Pro Shops hook remover
  • Lansky hook sharpeners
  • Repel bug spray
  • Mango Spot digital scale
  • Gerber Air Ranger knife
  • Red Cross first aid kit

TERMINAL/SPARE LINE (any types of terminal tackle that will come with me on the water)

  • Gamakatsu superline EWG hooks
  • Screw-lock hooks
  • Stanley frog hooks
  • Mustad swimbait hooks
  • Bass Pro Shops XPS EWG hooks
  • Lazer Trokar flippin' hooks
  • Moaner hooks
  • Spare spool of braid
  • Assorted swivels and snap swivels

MOST USED FROGS (the frogs that see the water the most)

  • Spro bronzeye frog
  • Livetarget hollow-belly frog
  • Booyah pad crasher
  • Stanley ribbit frog
  • Snag Proof Ish's phat frog

OFTEN USED FROGS (frogs that see the water usually, but not every trip)

  • Strike King rage tail toad
  • Spro bronzeye popper
  • Strike King KVD sexy frog
  • Livetarget field mouse
  • Deps slither k
  • Spro bronzeye shad

SOMETIMES USED FROGS (frogs that sometimes see the water)

  • Jackall iobee frog
  • Snag Proof Ish's poppin' phattie
  • River2Sea Dahlberg diver
  • Zoom horny toad
  • River2Sea spittin' wa

RARELY USED FROGS (frogs that just kind of sit around, and are a last resort when nothing else will work)

  • Snag Proof bass kicker frog
  • *** lunker frog
  • *** combat frog
  • Matzuo frog
  • H2O hollow-bodied frog
  • Spro BBZ-1 rat
  • Boze sumo frog
  • Scum frog
  • Lake fork fork frog
  • Rebel frog r
  • Scum frog bigfoot
  • Booyah pad crasher popper
  • Gambler cane toad
  • Sebile pivot frog
  • Z-Man hard legs frog

FROG MODDING KIT

 

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Wow.... My head hurts now...:-/

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You're telling me you use all those rods and reels for frogging or is this just what you have?

 

K.I.S.S....

 

Keep it simple, stupid

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I feel under equipped....I use a 7'3"H or 7'6"MH rod, 30 or 40lb braid, and a handful of  the following

 

Phat Frogs,

Poppin Phatty,

LT Field Mouse,

Bronze Eye Shad.  

 

My list isn't even close.

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Frogging is one of my favorite techniques, but there is a time and a place when they are best used. I have found a few frogs that I really like(KVD, and pad crasher), and I use them pretty much exclusively. I have 3 dedicated frog setups two for hollow bodies(7'6" H/F) and one for toads(7'MH/F) all on 7:1 reels. OP you seem to really enjoy frog fishing, however there are a whole bunch of other techniques out there that produce much better than frogs on many days ( jigs, t-rigs, crankbaits, dropshot, etc...) I would suggest taking some time to learn these techniques as well as you do frogs, it may increase your success rate...

 

Mitch

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Wow.... My head hurts now...:-/

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d**n dude. 

 

I have a Skeet Reese Flippin rod for my froggin rig. I have it paired with a Lew's Tournament Pro with 50lb Kanzen braid. 

I want to upgrade to a Dobyns Champion soon, I'm about to post a thread about it too.

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One thing you don't need is a high end ( $$$$ ) rod. You just need a mid range to low end broom stick kind of a rod. Braid 65 lb. and the reel is where I would put my money! A good drag and a fast reel 7.1.Remember you are fishing a top water frog so you don't  a sensitive rod just one with alot of backbone.

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I am really trying to get the point of this post, but other than the notion that you got more fishing gear at age 14 than I did, I ain't seeing it.  The youth of today are periodically a mystery to me.

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I am really trying to get the point of this post, but other than the notion that you got more fishing gear at age 14 than I did, I ain't seeing it.  The youth of today are periodically a mystery to me.

I don't think he's 14, and how much of this is actually true, I'm going to think either his parents are rich or he got all this from tackle warehouse.

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What does "some of which I still have mean" ?  If you don't have them, how do you throw frogs on them ? Sounds like a shopping list.

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FrogTastic. I applaud your enthusiasm. I can see how excited you are when it comes to frog fishing. I agree its very exhilarating when a monster bass blows up on your offering. I don't understand the nature of your post, although i can see you are very well equipped for frog fishing. I am several chapters ahead of you in life, and over time you will learn to keep things simpler. I wish you the best of luck, and remember to post pics of your catches. 

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Oh I know lemme carry 15 combos to the pond so I can fish 1 frog the whole time.

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14 years old & owns 30+ rod/reel combos?

Either full of it or spoiled ;)

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Well I hope the rods listed are just rods you have used and sold, not all the ones you have for frogging. Personally I think even more then 2 frogging rods is unnecessary. If I had a specific Frogging rod I would only have one but that's just me. Having over 30+ frogs is really obsessive in my opinion but, to each their own. This seems like more  of a bragging thread to me than anything

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  • ^^^^I  agree with the previous post, its always good to see the younger generation excited about anything that has to do with fishing especially frog fishing although im not sure I understand what this post was all about. Maybe just someone that wanted to let everyone know what kinda gear hes working with? I know my son does the same thing to me and im usually the one buying the stuff for him. either way keep fishing and let the catching do the talking.

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Clearly I should start frogging on all my setups.  I don't understand am I thinking.  :laugh5:

 

Seriously that is insane amount of rods to frog fish.  I have 1 rod that I tie frogs too.  I don't see myself needing more. 

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Clearly I should start frogging on all my setups. I don't understand am I thinking. :laugh5:

Seriously that is insane amount of rods to frog fish. I have 1 rod that I tie frogs too. I don't see myself needing more.

I just don't know where they'd all go haha... Can you imagine how many setups he has for moving baits, plastics and jigs?? He must have a pontoon boat and 150 rods on any given day ;)

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I just don't know where they'd all go haha... Can you imagine how many setups he has for moving baits, plastics and jigs?? He must have a pontoon boat and 150 rods on any given day ;)

Silly, they wouldn't all fit in one boat.  He has a boat specifically for his gear only. 

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C'Mon Man!

Mike

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