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I am going to get a frog fishing set up and right now I am going to get a reel with 7:1:1 gear ratio paired with a medium heavy rod and 30 pound braid.  Any things I should have different,

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I prefer a heavy rod for frogging, but a MH will work. I also prefer 50lb braid, it just fishes better on a baitcaster for me.

Didn't list the length rod you're using, 7' is the minimum for me and I use a 7' 3" at the moment that I really like. 

 

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1 hour ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I prefer a heavy rod for frogging, but a MH will work. I also prefer 50lb braid, it just fishes better on a baitcaster for me.

Didn't list the length rod you're using, 7' is the minimum for me and I use a 7' 3" at the moment that I really like. 

 

I am gonna use a 6'6 to 6'9 anything above is to big for me I'm not that tall.

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48 minutes ago, Finn S said:

I am gonna use a 6'6 to 6'9 anything above is to big for me I'm not that tall.

Height has nothing to do with how long of a rod you're capable of using. A longer rod in heavy cover allows you to keep the fish's head up higher to keep them moving over the vegetation instead of having to drag them straight through it with a shorter rod. Not saying you can't get away with it in most cases, but it's not ideal and it will cost you some fish in the long run. 

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5 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

Height has nothing to do with how long of a rod you're capable of using. A longer rod in heavy cover allows you to keep the fish's head up higher to keep them moving over the vegetation instead of having to drag them straight through it with a shorter rod. Not saying you can't get away with it in most cases, but it's not ideal and it will cost you some fish in the long run. 

Ok so I should go with a 7 foot then

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Dobyn's Champion D735c, Lew's SuperDuty in 8:1, and Sunline FX2 50lb. I use a DX745c, but it's a bit too stiff for my preference, but my buddy's D735 is the one I steal for tournaments. 

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I have two frog set ups. For normal -big size frogs I use a st.croix tidemaster (saltwater rid) 7'6"MH with a daiwa tatula Type R 8.1:1 spooled up with 55lb daiwa samurai braid. 

For smaller frogs like 45 size live targets or baby booyahs, I use a 7 foot *** ML( sounds weird) spinning rod with a shimano symetre 3000 and 15lb power pro. 

Frog fishing is very fun with a super light set up, don't be afraid to try your shakey head rod out in the slop and vegetation!

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14 hours ago, Finn S said:

Ok so I should go with a 7 foot then

I would suggest at least a 7'. Don't want it too long because it becomes clumsy and unwieldy when you're trying to walk the frog, but a few extra inches will give you more lift to keep a big fish's head over the vegetation.

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Powell sells two really nice rods for frogs. One is the Inferno 725CF Mag HVY  which means it is a serious jig and frog rod 7'2" inch 5 power rod for $109.00   Next step up is a Max3D 736 CEF Frog Mag Hvy. That is a 7'3" rod with a quick tip and lots of backbone designed for frogging. Its price is $159. I like the Dobyns Champion rod but they are pricey. I like their Fury series and a FR 735C so it is the same rod in a slightly less expensive line. It still works and feels great and cost $109. The next rod I would look at in their line up is just below the Champion series and that would be the new Sierra line and it has the SA 735C which I held in my hand yesterday. That is a beautiful stick for $180. I know I offered a lot of rods there, but I gave you choices in a lot of different price ranges. I own one Powell rod, it is from the old Powell Max series, a 683 and it is my jig rod. . That is the most versatile rod I own. It will not be my last Powell rod either.

As for a reel consider a workhorse of a reel and look at a Diawa Tatula or Tatula type R. My frog reel is a Tatula type R in a 8-1 ratio. That means if a fish blows up on it I can retrieve and fire back out quick.  These reels regularly sell for almost $200.  On amazon they sell for a lot less check here https://www.amazon.com/Daiwa-Tatula-Btcst-Reel-Reel-R100XSL/dp/B00F5EGPLE/ref=sr_1_1?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1467870857&sr=1-1&keywords=Diawa+tatula+typer

 

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Go for a Dobyns Fury 735C. Great entry level rod for frogging and flipping. Only costs around $110. 

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I would beef it up a bit and go with a heavy power rod with 50 lb braid. Length is up to you, but I'd try to stay around 7'. It may seem like overkill, but there are times that extra power comes in handy. It should also double as a good punching rod then as well. 

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4 minutes ago, WIGuide said:

I would beef it up a bit and go with a heavy power rod with 50 lb braid. Length is up to you, but I'd try to stay around 7'. It may seem like overkill, but there are times that extra power comes in handy. It should also double as a good punching rod then as well. 

Yeah that does make sense thanks I don't have enough money to buy a flipping rod too. Thanks

12 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

Powell sells two really nice rods for frogs. One is the Inferno 725CF Mag HVY  which means it is a serious jig and frog rod 7'2" inch 5 power rod for $109.00   Next step up is a Max3D 736 CEF Frog Mag Hvy. That is a 7'3" rod with a quick tip and lots of backbone designed for frogging. Its price is $159. I like the Dobyns Champion rod but they are pricey. I like their Fury series and a FR 735C so it is the same rod in a slightly less expensive line. It still works and feels great and cost $109. The next rod I would look at in their line up is just below the Champion series and that would be the new Sierra line and it has the SA 735C which I held in my hand yesterday. That is a beautiful stick for $180. I know I offered a lot of rods there, but I gave you choices in a lot of different price ranges. I own one Powell rod, it is from the old Powell Max series, a 683 and it is my jig rod. . That is the most versatile rod I own. It will not be my last Powell rod either.

As for a reel consider a workhorse of a reel and look at a Diawa Tatula or Tatula type R. My frog reel is a Tatula type R in a 8-1 ratio. That means if a fish blows up on it I can retrieve and fire back out quick.  These reels regularly sell for almost $200.  On amazon they sell for a lot less check here https://www.amazon.com/Daiwa-Tatula-Btcst-Reel-Reel-R100XSL/dp/B00F5EGPLE/ref=sr_1_1?s=hunting-fishing&ie=UTF8&qid=1467870857&sr=1-1&keywords=Diawa+tatula+typer

 

Thanks yeah I'll look at those and does bass pro have Powell rods because if it's an American company which I assume it is online will cost so much because I'm from Canada 

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Another vote here for a dobyns 734 or 735. A high speed baitcaster of your choice and 50 lb braid! 

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No BPS does not sell them,  but there might be a dealer in your area. I sent an e-mail to Powell to see. I am not sure where in Canada you are.  Since you said you like Lake Ontario, I guessed you might be somewhere near Toronto perhaps. Anyway, we will soon see if they have a Canadian dealer network. If they have a Canadian dealer maybe it is not too far to go  look at them or order one from. They can be ordered directly from Powell Rods.

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I use a 7'4" Tatula heavy froggin rod, paired with a Quantum Smoke speed freak (8.1:1). I use 65lb power pro.

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I made a call out to Powell Pods for you.  At this minute they do not have a dealer up in Canada but the interesting thing is the person who answered the phone waqs Keith the owner of the company.  I told him that his older model Max 683CEF is my most versatile rod I own. He said it was a mistake for them to eliminate it and it was about to be reintroduced .  We spoke about my dealer and about a bunch of their product.  Keith told me if you call Powell ask for him and he would work something out with the price and tariffs etc. to make it work for you.  Now they regularly ship around the world but for him to say he would help with the costs blew me away!  Not many companies are like that.

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Him being the owner I don't see it as anything unheard of. Owners can do what they want heck he could give the rod away. The employees can't do that and that is usually who you deal with with companies. 

And owners 99.99% of the time are going to go that extra unlike a paid employee whos hands are tied to rules. 

It is good to know he is taking measures to take care of his customers though. Kudos to them. 

As for the OP setup I would suggest a reel with all aluminum frame if that hasn't been mentioned. 

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9 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

I made a call out to Powell Pods for you.  At this minute they do not have a dealer up in Canada but the interesting thing is the person who answered the phone waqs Keith the owner of the company.  I told him that his older model Max 683CEF is my most versatile rod I own. He said it was a mistake for them to eliminate it and it was about to be reintroduced .  We spoke about my dealer and about a bunch of their product.  Keith told me if you call Powell ask for him and he would work something out with the price and tariffs etc. to make it work for you.  Now they regularly ship around the world but for him to say he would help with the costs blew me away!  Not many companies are like that.

Thanks a lot!

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I use a dobyns 735 with a chronarch ci4 with 50 lb braid.  

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  Ive been throwing frogs on a 7'6 MH Powell Diesel for the last couple years.  It works awesome, and I can sling the bait a mile with the quantum accurist PT on it, and 50lb braid.  I have caught a lot of fish with this setup, and even my PB of 7.3oz, which isn't too bad for a MN bass.  For the price, I'm not even considering replacing it any time soon, besides, it doubles as a flipping/pitching rod as well.

 

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Lamiglas Pro-X 735, Lew's Tournament MB 8:3:1, PP 65lb Maxcuatro. 

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The daiwa 7'4" frog rods have a good taper for slop fishing.

That said...i use mine for punching and an *** 7'3" xfast for my frogs.  I like to stick it to em and not have any play in my rod

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I've been using my xx perfect pitch with exsence dc.  The tip is perfect for working frogs and the backbone is outrageous.  The exsence bombs frogs and is nice and powerful.  I'm fine with 40lb pp.

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On July 5, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Finn S said:

I am going to get a frog fishing set up and right now I am going to get a reel with 7:1:1 gear ratio paired with a medium heavy rod and 30 pound braid.  Any things I should have different,

thanks!

I think most people would recommend a long, heavy power fast action rod, a fast retrieve ratio reel and slightly heavier braid (40 or more lb-test).

I use a 7'3" HF rod, 7.1:1 reel, and 40 lb.test Power Pro.

Tight lines,

Bob

 

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