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Looking for a Froggin combo that could also be used for inshore

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Hi guys,

I am in the market for frogging combo that I also could occasionally use for inshore fishing. I would like to stay within 300 USD for the set. I would like to operate the reel with 50pound test braided line.

Some reels that I have looked at online (high gear, left hand retrieve):
* Daiwa Coastal 200HS
* Daiwa Tatula Type-HD
* Shimano Curado 200

Rods:
(If possible I would prefer a shorter rod, since I am a bank fisherman and with a long rod its harder to walk the dog with a frog.)

* Dobyns Fury Casting Rod 7'3" Mag Heavy


Would love to hear your thoughts on this and maybe you have some proposals?

I am planning to buy during the Memorial Day sales.

Thank you all.

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Targetting what sort of fish inshore?

To me, inshore fishing would be for redfish, speckled trout and flounder, and I can't envision a froggin' bass rod working well for those inshore species.

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4 minutes ago, Chris at Tech said:

Targetting what sort of fish inshore?

To me, inshore fishing would be for redfish, speckled trout and flounder, and I can't envision a froggin' bass rod working well for those inshore species.

Mostly Stripped Bass. But you never know what is gonna bite .. ;) I am just doing bank fishing here. So nothing really from a boat.

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I always use medium or mh rods for inshore because I throw soft plastics on lighter jig heads.  I don't throw anything heavy enough to use a mag heavy rod.  As far as reels, the zillion coastal looks sweet.

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18 hours ago, freelancer27 said:

Mostly Stripped Bass. But you never know what is gonna bite .. ;) I am just doing bank fishing here. So nothing really from a boat.

Where is "here"?  Somewhere in the NE?

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1 minute ago, Chris at Tech said:

Where is "here"?  Somewhere in the NE?

Bay Area of San Francisco. I went out and cought a 50 pound sting ray with my Shimano Expride Ex Heavy and the Lews BB2 Inshore (on 25 pound Big Game) the other day.

This rod and reel is great, but I am looking for something lighter now, with a faster tip that should help me to walk frogs better and have a bit more feel.


At this point I am considering going with the following reel:

Shimano Curado I Casting Reel And for the Rod theese are options I am considering:

* Genesis II Cast Rod 7'5" Fred's Magic Stick
* Lew's TP-1 Speed Stick IM8 Cast Rod 7'3" Heavy
* Lew's Custom Speed Stick Rod 7'4" Heavy Mag Pitchin
* Dobyns Fury Casting Rod 7'3" Mag Heavy

I would really love to understand how much those rods weigh, but not even on the company's homepage I can find that info for some (Dobyns for example).
Weight is important to me, since frogging is requires a lot of movement of the combo and tires you out quickly if the set up is too heavy.

What are you guys thinking?

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I'm never hesitant to email any company asking for rod weights. A lot of the time they answer quickly. 

 

What baits will you be using in the salt? 

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1 hour ago, I.rar said:

I'm never hesitant to email any company asking for rod weights. A lot of the time they answer quickly. 

 

What baits will you be using in the salt? 

Yeah, that would be an option. I just do NOT understand why this is not clearly called out in the specs (on TW or at last on the company homepage).

For Saltwater I was planning to not throw anything heavier than 1.5 ounces. Hair Jigs, spoons, jerkbaits, spinners.
Though the ratio of me using it vs freshwater would probably be around:  90% freshwater (bass) vs 10% inshore.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Ok,
I narrowed it down to the following:

Reel:

* Shimano Curado 200 I    7.2:1
* Daiwa Coastal 200HS     7.3:1


Rod:
 

* Lew's Custom Speed Stick Rod 7'6" Heavy Mag Frog
* Okuma Scott Martin TCS Casting Rod 7'3" Heavy
* Genesis II Cast Rod 7'5" Fred's Magic Stick


Line:
* Berkley Trilene Professional ( not sure if I should go with 50 or 65 pound).


Would be super happy about feedback on this! :)

Thanks again.

-Seb.

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I'd keep the Daiwa Tatula 7'4" heavy frog rod in there too. If you research the reviews it gets good reviews. It retails for $150 but you can find it for $120. Match that with the Daiwa reel...boom!

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1 hour ago, Fishin' Fool said:

I'd keep the Daiwa Tatula 7'4" heavy frog rod in there too. If you research the reviews it gets good reviews. It retails for $150 but you can find it for $120. Match that with the Daiwa reel...boom!

Added back to the list. ;)

It is 120 USD on TW.

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I use a M/F for 75% of my in shore fishing..maybe check out some of the M/H St. Croix rods. They run on the heavier side.

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