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Hello I am new to this forum I recently started fishing about and love frog fishing I picked up a new lew super duty 7:1:1 reel and need to get a pole I would like it to be 7ft and suggestions would be great thanks 

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 Berkley Lighting rod shock 7ft medium heavy. Your welcome.

Dont be fooled by the cheap price. Its the perfect frog rod for me

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I respectfully disagree with the above post. I use the above rod for cranking. I prefer a stouter rod with a fast or extra fast action for frog fishing. I'm currently using a H20 ethos rod from academy as my frog/Carolina rig rod but any MH/H with a fast or extra fast action should work well.

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Go with whatever feels good to you.I prefer a Heavy/Fast for frogging.I haven't fished the MH Shock to say is not a good frog stick.However,the key words are FOR HIM.Just because he likes it for the application doesn't mean you will to.Go to the store and play with some rods.Bring your reel with you as well to see how it balances with different rods.

19 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

I respectfully disagree with the above post. I use the above rod for cranking. I prefer a stouter rod with a fast or extra fast action for frog fishing. I'm currently using a H20 ethos rod from academy as my frog/Carolina rig rod but any MH/H with a fast or extra fast action should work well.

Even the MH Shock has more of a moderate action?

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I have the frog specific model of this rod.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/fishing/fishing-rods/casting-rods|/pc/104793480/c/104764680/sc/104823180/cabelas-tournament-zx-bass-casting-rods/1619298.uts

I really like it. It has a lot of backbone for pulling a bass out of the slop, which is how I usually fish frogs. I'm on my third season with no problems. It is quite stiff though, so if you want it to do double duty, you'll probably be looking for a MH.

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It would have been better if you mentioned a budget.

 

Here are some very good options:

Irod Genesis II IRG754F “Fred’s Magic Stick” which will run around $150

This is a 7'5" rod designed just for frogging.

The same blank is used in their Fiber series and is built using slightly less expensive components and sells for $110.

 

Dobyns offers several great options.  

First is their Fury FR 735C.  It is a 7'3 mag heavy rod designed for frogs, flipping and small swimbaits.  It runs $110

A rod matching that design is available in almost all of the Dobyns lineups.  If your budget can stretch a little more I would suggest a rod from the Sierra or Champion lines.  

I personally frog with a Champion XP model DC705C. It handles my needs really well. However, if my rod locker could fit a longer rod, I would have spent the same money and purchased a DC735. The 3 inch longer rod has a bit better taper and I am told is the perfect frog rod.  The Sierra SA 735C runs $180 and both the DC 705C and 735C run $260

 

Powell makes a nice frog rod in their Max 3D series. Check out their Max 3D 736CEF Frog Mag Heavy rod for $160.

 

Lastly check out a Falcon rod.  CC-7-1611S Jason Christie Frog Rod  FLW Pro, Jason Christie, asked for a 6’11” rod with the action of the Amistad to fish soft plastic frogs in dense vegetation. This rod runs $200

 

These are high quality rods specifically designed to throw, properly work and get good hook sets.  A frog rod needs to have a good tip but transition to the power fast enough top get a fish out quickly.

 

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16 minutes ago, MassBassin508 said:

 

Even the MH Shock has more of a moderate action?

Yes the shock series was geared toward super lines that have no stretch so they have a slower action than the original lightning series

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I have the ML Shock for dropshot if I ever get around to it.Wasnt sure if they all had that action though.

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Abu makes some relatively cheap rods that would work good for frogging. The Vendetta or Veritas in MH or H, fast or extra fast will do well. I have a 7'6" HF Vendetta and it's a broomstick but I like that for frogging. If you fish lighter cover or prefer a little more give a MH might be better. Abu rods tend to run a little on the heavier/faster side of their rating. 

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I liked the Veritas 7' MHF for frogging a lot.My new frog/pitching rod is the Daiwa Tatula 7'2" HF. It's light,feels great in my hands.Overall a smooth operation.Cant wait to lay into one to see that backbone.

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Another vote for one of the Dobyn's. The 735 comes highly recommended, but if your dead set on 7 feet, the 705 is the rod for you.

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Budget is really important. I use megabass xx perfect pitch, but it's a $300 rod new and may be overkill for frogs, but it fits my style and I use it for multiple applications. I like a heavy power rod with some tip and strong backbone. I don't like stiff tipped cue sticks for frogs.

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I know you said 7 ft, but if you don't mind the extra 3in in length, the dobyns 735 is a great frog rod.  I have it in the fury line and love it.  It's got enough backbone to really set the hook with a frog, but has a soft enough tip that you can get a lot of distance on the cast.  

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8 hours ago, Yudo1 said:

Budget is really important. I use megabass xx perfect pitch, but it's a $300 rod new and may be overkill for frogs, but it fits my style and I use it for multiple applications. I like a heavy power rod with some tip and strong backbone. I don't like stiff tipped cue sticks for frogs.

 

Yeah some tip is needed to get that frog walking.   BTW try to get a hold of an x4 Seven Eleven or Black Python someday.  They're super versitile long sticks with the tip of the PP but a tiny bit softer and back bone but has a softer mid section opening up even more applications.  

 

T. Bait Monkey

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I have a 7' MH Shock I use for my kayak frog rod and it works just fine. 

 

My normal frog rod is a 7' 3" H/F Ethos Micro from Academy. Great frog rod if you and Academy near you. 

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