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I see people on here talking about when they use frogs that braid is a must. Then i see people talking about using poppers but mono is the best for it. to me the popper is the same thing as the frog , they just look different. it kinda seems like you're popping both. Can someone explain to me the difference  ?

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You can't walk a frog worth a darn without braid. Braid also helps to drive the hooks home and horse fish out of cover.

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The frogs have some pretty beefy hooks. So you want braid to drive those bad boys home. With poppers you have the treble hooks and, with what I've experianced, you want the mono so when you slam into a hookset the mono will stretch so you won't rip the hooks out of the fish.

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the stretch of mono keeps you from ripping small trebles out of a fishes mouth, and it also helps to keep constant pressure on the fish, keeping it from throwing the hooks as easy. Also since mono floats, your less likely to get your line caught up in the trebles during the retrieve, which can be a problem when using braid on poppers. 

 

frogs are best suited on heavy braid and a stiff rod, thrown in places of heavy vegetation or cover. I throw my frogs on 50lb braid and a 7ft medium heavy rod. Poppers are better suited for open water without much floating vegetation, or thrown around cover. I usually will not go over 3/8 oz on poppers and throw all of mine of a 7ft medium moderate action cranking rod. 

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the stretch of mono keeps you from ripping small trebles out of a fishes mouth, and it also helps to keep constant pressure on the fish, keeping it from throwing the hooks as easy. Also since mono floats, your less likely to get your line caught up in the trebles during the retrieve, which can be a problem when using braid on poppers. 

 

frogs are best suited on heavy braid and a stiff rod, thrown in places of heavy vegetation or cover. I throw my frogs on 50lb braid and a 7ft medium heavy rod. Poppers are better suited for open water without much floating vegetation, or thrown around cover. I usually will not go over 3/8 oz on poppers and throw all of mine of a 7ft medium moderate action cranking rod. 

 

Bingo, I am the exact same way except I use a 7' Heavy action rod for my frogs and a MINIMUM of 50 pound braid. I also think poppers get a better action on monofilament than braid.

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I use braid (15#) with leader on both poppers and frogs on a medium rod, sometimes on light and ml but using 10# braid.  I have poppers that come with a single hook, I can easily switch to one if I desire.  I don't pause long enough for line to sink.

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With a popper, instead of reeling in the slack and jamming the hooks home, you want to do a soft, sweeping hookset, and you don't need braid for that. 

Plus, a frog is generally associated with heavy cover, and getting a bass out of slop, vegetation, or any thick cover requires heavy line. Because of the trebles on poppers, 

it's not a good idea to throw them on heavy cover and thus you don't need as strong line. 

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Most of the reasons have already been stated, and most are because a frog has heavier hooks and is usually fished in much heavier cover. The other reason is, with braid having no memory it has a tendency to foul up hooks on a popper or walking bait. With mono, the slight stiffness usually keeps them a lot more tangle free.  

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Most of the reasons have already been stated, and most are because a frog has heavier hooks and is usually fished in much heavier cover. The other reason is, with braid having no memory it has a tendency to foul up hooks on a popper or walking bait. With mono, the slight stiffness usually keeps them a lot more tangle free.  

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I see people on here talking about when they use frogs that braid is a must. Then i see people talking about using poppers but mono is the best for it. to me the popper is the same thing as the frog , they just look different. it kinda seems like you're popping both. Can someone explain to me the difference  ?

 

 

If they're talking about using poppers with mono, it's the style that has trebles and a hard body.  Nobody in their right mind would ever recommend setting hollow body frog baits of any kind with mono unless it's approaching saltwater diameters haha

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And then, there are popping frogs.

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And then, there are popping frogs.

R2S Spittin Wa....awesome popping frog.

 

And to the rest, you can use braid with a popper and trebles....adjust your drag setting and you'll be just fine.

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just to add.... if it is a Pop-R... change the hooks.

Ya the stock hooks on the pop-R pretty much suck.

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