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Looking at FFO today after someone mentioned them last night. I picked up a reconditioned 7' MH Lightning Rod Shock & a Pfluger Trion baitcaster for $48.38 shipped. I figured at that price it was worth taking a chance on. Any opinions?

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It will work for frogs. Eventually you may want to move up to a Heavy power rod since you will likely be bringing in pounds of vegetation in with the fish when frog fishing.

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I'm still looking at the Daiwa Tatula frog rod. At $22 I can just give this one away if it doesn't work out.

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no experience with either rod but a MH should be fine for frogs. when you have a fat fish and 5lbs of grass on then you will wish you had the heavy.

 

the $22 might be heavy and unbalanced tho, making you not want to fish it as much. hopefully im wrong and its a steal. at $22 maybe you have a decent cutbait rod for striper or catfish if it doesnt work out.

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That combo is definitely a great price and the Shock rods are actually pretty decent rods as well and I would imagine the Trion is at least a  passable reel as well knowing Pflueger. I'm considering picking one up now just as a second rod to throw jigs, soft plastics, spinnerbaits, paddle tails etc with, or maybe I'll spool that up with braid and put some heavier fluorocarbon line on my current MH/F.

 

The Shock rods do tend to lean towards the heavier side as well, so I think you'll be fine to spool it up with braid and fish a frog on it. I use my MH/F Tatula for frogs, and in the average vegetation it has enough backbone for the job, but I plan to pick up the Tatula frog rod someday.

 

10 minutes ago, bigfruits said:

the $22 might be heavy and unbalanced tho, making you not want to fish it as much. hopefully im wrong and its a steal.

The Shock rods are a little bit heavier but they've never bothered me to be honest.

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Kind of surprised at the responses. I'm not one who believes in spending loads of money on rods so all of my rods are under $100. I have 2 of berkleys shock rods and use them for treble hook lures. They were designed with a slower/softer action for no stretch lines like braid. IMO they do not have the action nor the hook setting backbone I want in a frog rod. 

 

If your looking for a cheap alternative get a heavy Berkeley cherry wood or look at academy's H20 brand of rods

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On 3/3/2018 at 11:50 AM, Boomstick said:

 

 

The Shock rods are a little bit heavier but they've never bothered me to be honest.

the $22 rod i was speaking about is the tatula rod not the shock.  i just looked it up and it retails for $100. if the $22 is in the post above is not a typo, it seems like a great deal.

 

edit: disregard - misread the post. $22 is the shock.

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It will work just fine. I have been frogging for years with a 7' MH Lightning rod Shock. It's a good all purpose frog rod. It will be agile enough for walking them around sparse cover, and powerful enough to haul them out of thick matted stuff. Plus the lighter "tip" of the shock rods lets you fling a frog a mile, and the moderate fast action of the rods when using braid is about a perfect balance to keep you from yanking them away too fast. I have fished with much more expensive "frog" rods that were not as good as the Shock. 

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12 hours ago, bigfruits said:

the $22 rod i was speaking about is the tatula rod not the shock.  i just looked it up and it retails for $100. if the $22 is in the post above is not a typo, it seems like a great deal.

 

edit: disregard - misread the post. $22 is the shock.

If the $22 rod was the Tatula, I'd have one on the way right now. I'm still considering a Shock rod or two at that price.

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1 hour ago, Boomstick said:

If the $22 rod was the Tatula, I'd have one on the way right now. I'm still considering a Shock rod or two at that price.

XT I assume?  Otherwise let me know where I can get one at that price.  Never seen an original for less than $92.  Thanks.

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19 minutes ago, optimator said:

How did this turn into a $22 Tatula? :lol:

bigfruits got confused as to which rod was the $22 rod. Too bad ffo doesn't take suit and follow lol

25 minutes ago, new2BC4bass said:

XT I assume?  Otherwise let me know where I can get one at that price.  Never seen an original for less than $92.  Thanks.

No, it was just confusion, the $22 rod is the Shock unfortunately. Still a good deal.

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I read $22 Tatula Frog Rod and thought.."I'll buy every one of them"

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