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I know a fast action is very common for froggin but I have heard that a medium fast works better for hooksets and pulling power. Which do you think I should get?

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I use a H/Fast and as long as both I, and the bass, do their part I have no problems. 

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Either would be fine. Nod fast would probably load easier, but could be tougher to walk a frog. 

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I like a fast.  The dobyns 735 is a very popular rod and is extra fast.  A powerful Hookset is critical as those double hooks take a lot of power to drive home.  Frog fishing has little to do with playing a fish.  It's a rip the fish out of cover as fast as possible type of fishing.

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Fast but not a broomstick. 

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I've always used heavy/fast rods for frogging. I like the rod to have some tip though.

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I prefer a moderate action/heavy rod.  I've tried MH/fast and H/fast and have had success but I think I've got too quick of a trigger on the blow up.  A moderate action rod has greatly increased my hook up rate.

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Rods that are labelled "frogging" rods or are specified for frogging by several brands generally range from Heavy to "Mag" heavy and fast to extra fast.  I can see how moderate fast action might be better for a quick trigger finger, but the H/F and up is going to do a better job of yanking those fish out of cover (along with a solid hook set).  Rule of thumb is to wait a couple of seconds before setting the hook after a hit.  

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Irod IRG 754 F Freds magic stick is a good frog rod.

Tom

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H/F but the tip has to be able to load on the cast. 

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Every rod I have ever bought labeled as a "frog" rod has SUCKED for my style of frogging. About the only thing they are good for is making long casts and dragging frogs across heavy matted  stuff.

 

While I do quite a bit of that at times, a lot of my frogging is making accurate casts to cover, and walking/popping a frog back to the boat. For that, I find a 7' MH power with Mod. fast action to be perfect. The cheap $40 7' MH Berkley Lightning Rod Shock is the best rod I have ever owned for all around frogging.............and that's even compared to some "frog" rods that I have had that cost north of $200. It'll handle all the lighter cover/target/open water frogging I do, plus is perfectly fine and powerful enough for fishing in the slop.

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1 hour ago, ww2farmer said:

Every rod I have ever bought labeled as a "frog" rod has SUCKED for my style of frogging. About the only thing they are good for is making long casts and dragging frogs across heavy matted  stuff.

 

While I do quite a bit of that at times, a lot of my frogging is making accurate casts to cover, and walking/popping a frog back to the boat. For that, I find a 7' MH power with Mod. fast action to be perfect. The cheap $40 7' MH Berkley Lightning Rod Shock is the best rod I have ever owned for all around frogging.............and that's even compared to some "frog" rods that I have had that cost north of $200. It'll handle all the lighter cover/target/open water frogging I do, plus is perfectly fine and powerful enough for fishing in the slop.

I'm sure they made those frog rods just for you ;)

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Moderate fast will definitely help with the hookset which can easily be too quick on a frog, but if you are fishing a frog in its natural habitat (lily pads) and not open water, you will definitely want fast action as it will help muscle them out of these weeds.

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A slower action won't compensate if the fish doesn't have the bait in its mouth. I'd rather have the power available to drive home the heavy hook at distance. Fast or mod fast work depending on the the rods other characteristics. Ww2farmer makes a good point about frogging more open cover. That's a whole other deal imo 

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I'm looking at a 7' HF right now and hope to get into frogging this year. I can't say I've ever even tried, but it looks fun as hell.

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What length would be best?

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Can't say there is a best length but I enjoy 7-2 through 7-4 the best.  Longer seems more difficult to work the frog shorter seems like I don't get the hook set and lifting power I like.

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Heavy extra fast for this guy. I walk a frog fast and set the hook hard.

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On 3/31/2018 at 5:42 PM, Dtrombly said:

Fast but not a broomstick. 

This, a little bit of tip will help with casting lighter frogs and also accuracy.

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My frog rod is a KVD 7' MH fast tip, 1-1 1/4, 10-20lb, with a Curado E 7:1 with 50lb 832.  Works fine

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