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I have mono on all my rods and I want to fish a frog... Will it work?

 

Noooooooo...... Take one of those outfits and spool up some 40lb braid. You will thank me for it.   ;)

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Sorry, just saw this was your first post. Welcome to BR. Frogging is one of my favorite techniques. Braid's 0 shock absorption allows you to have stronger hooksets which you need for frog fishing. Mono has its applications too, but frog fishing isn't one of them. Too much spring action. That alone will not allow you to set the hook strong enough the majority of the time. Best of luck to you. 

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That's right. Sometimes bass will hit that frog as soon as it hits the water. And you can make really long casts with it. With braid you'll stand a chance of catching it. Mono can stretch as much as 10%. You won't get the same pressure on the hookset.

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Mono can work, but it's like using 70lb. braid for a finesse jerkbait.  You can get by with it, but it's just not ideal.  It's worth getting some Power Pro. 

Welcome to BR. :)

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Sure, you can frog with nylon line, in fact, not all that many years ago we didn't have much choice.

But if you frog with nylon today, you’re just placing yourself at a disadvantage.

Increasing the breaking test of nylon doesn’t limit the stretch percentage,

but it does increase the force necessary to attain the same stretch percentage.

 

As a rule of thumb, high-grade nylon stretches about 25% of its length under a force of ‘half’ its breaking strength.

As the load tension is increased however, nylon continues to stretch, eventually breaking after the stretch exceeds 40%.

Do yourself a favor, spool up with 60-lb Sunline FX2 Braid  :cool7:

 

Roger

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The big advantage braid offers is it cuts through vegetation like a knife, mono doesn't.

The stretch factor rarely comes into play until you reach nearly 45% of it's tensile strength before it starts to elongate/stretch. If you use 25 lb mono, you need close to 10 lbs of sustained force to start to stretch the line.

Very few rods can apply 10 lbs of force without breaking.

The reason 65 lb braid is suggested is it's diameter is large enough to handle without cutting your hands or dig down into the spool.

Tom

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Assuming you're fishing from a boat with the opportunity to deck multiple rigs, braid would be better.

I bank fish a really weedy pond that basically only sees frogs or weightless worms...the occasional spinner or chatter if I can find a clearing. In this application, I use 17# mono on my heavy Bucoo Micro all day long and catch the heck out of them.

Walking around a body of water with multiple rigs is a lame pain in the butt, so mono works fine when it needs to.

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