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So over late last season and throughout the winter I invested in some new fishing setups as I’m starting to get a lot more into fishing. I think I’ve pretty much blown my budget and don’t know if I’ll be able to get myself a frogging set up so wanted your guys advice on a few rods I currently have that might be able to double down as a frog rod. I’m trying to sell one rod that I don’t need to pick up a frog rod but not sure if I will get what I need out of it.

 

Anyways where I normally fish cover isn’t too heavy, and mats are that thick. So I was wondering if I could use a Dobyns SIERRA 734c it says heavy but it feels more like a medium heavy for frogs? The other rod I have that I’m not sure on is a diawa zillion 7’2” crankbait rod medium heavy regular. Now this rod confused me and the only reason I bought it was due to price. It feels way more like a fast almost an extra fast, and it’s definately on the heavier side of that medium heavy. I’m no expert but it 100% does not feel like a crankbait rod. I figured it might make a decent frog rod as it’s faster then my jig rod and dobyns but not as fast as my flipping stick. For anything with real dense or thick mats I’ll probably just use my 7’6” flipping stick.

 

so what’s your thoughts on the seirra 734 or the Daiwa zillion as a lighter frog rod?

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If this helps, I use a KVD 7' medium heavy fast tip, 1/4-1&1/2, 10-25lbs line rating on the Potomac beds and it works just fine.  I use 50lb Sufix 832.

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5 minutes ago, OnthePotomac said:

If this helps, I use a KVD 7' medium heavy fast tip, 1/4-1&1/2, 10-25lbs line rating on the Potomac beds and it works just fine.  I use 50lb Sufix 832.

Thank you,

 

both of these are rated 1/4-1oz, 10-20lbs line.

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If it's what you have to work with, go fish it and find out! Win win!

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I just have to shift some reels around and pick up one more to use on the potential frog rod. I have a tatula sv on the 734 now which will be moved too my imx pro cranking rod, then grab either a *** or another Chronarch mgl for the Daiwa or dobyns.

 

im more curious which one you would probably try?

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I you sounds like you might be confusing stiff with fast where the zillion rod is concerned. It's a common mistake. Just experiment and see what works for you without getting sidetracked by labels and specs. 

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1 hour ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

I you sounds like you might be confusing stiff with fast where the zillion rod is concerned. It's a common mistake. Just experiment and see what works for you without getting sidetracked by labels and specs. 

Yes perhaps. When I said stiff I meant it’s like a heavy. Instead of a medium heavy. But it is fast, very fast for sure compared too my imx pro moderate fast, or even the dobyns 734 fast. The Daiwa seems like it is faster, making me think it could be a good frog rod. If not I might sell it and try a Megabass tour versatile 

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I use my Daiwa Tatula 6'10" MH/F for frogs all the time with 40lb braid even in moderate cover. I just got a Dobyns Sierra 704c for my oldest son for his birthday and while it might have a faster tip, the rod has more overall flex to it in comparison.

 

As for the Daiwa, I believe that is a MH/MF rod so it will not have the tip you will want for fishing a frog.

 

That said, I think you'd be fine in open waste and lighter cover.

 

 

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