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It’s time I need to buy myself a dedicated frog set up, but I’m debating whether to get a 6’6 or a 7’6 heavy rod, what’s the advantages or disadvantages to them? 

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I use a 6’10” heavy action rod. For me its a good compromise between long enough to pick up lots of line on a hook set and not being too long for working a walking action. 

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Some factors would be where you find yourself throwing a frog the most.

If you like to beat the banks, throw to laydowns, skip under branches, shoreline cover etc... a shorter rod will give you better accuracy and be easier to walk a bait.

If you find yourself always in fields of grass and pads, I'd go with a longer rod to take up slack faster on a long cast. In fields like that, accuracy usually isn't required as you are typically fan casting anyway.

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6'6" for almost everything, 6'8", 6'9", 6'10" and 7' when I have to. Typically throw a frog on a 6'6". I don't like to walk anything on a longer rod. Others will say you need the longer rod. Comes down to what feels good in your hands and what you can best work with. It's all preference.

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7 foot, heavy action seems to be a good length for being able to cast accurately and still haul a fatty out of the slop.

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7'6" to 8' for my frogging. I fish big swimbaits on my 8' rods alot so I'm accustomed to the longer rods.

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Walking a frog with a long rod can be cumbersome and can wear you out. I use a 7'3 MagH rod for my frogging (walking and popping), but my next one will be 7'.

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I have used a 6'10" rod for the past two years, and that was about perfect. I would think 6'8 - 6'10" is the happy medium range depending on the height of the person using it. I would imagine most people aren't making their longest casts when fishing a frog as well, so the only downside of the shorter rod is you'll have to work harder to pull a big fish out of the weeds.

 

I purchased a 7'1" H/F rod for jigs and frogs for this year, but haven't got to use it yet -- the water's too cold.

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I use a 7' but it's what I'm comfortable with that matters. 

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Unfortunately I think it all depends on the user, and the ponds/lakes you fish. Everyone has a preference. I use to fish frog on a shorter rod and worked fine. I now use a 7’4” rod and prefer it. I spend a decent penny on it so the balance is good, weight hasn’t been an issue and I can bomb a frog twice as far as I use to be able too, hook sets are stronger, land ratio has been better! You can really move the fish with a longer rod. 

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I've settled on a 7' for frogging. A 6'10" or 7'2" would work well too. 

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On 4/18/2019 at 5:40 PM, jbassdan said:

It’s time I need to buy myself a dedicated frog set up, but I’m debating whether to get a 6’6 or a 7’6 heavy rod, what’s the advantages or disadvantages to them? 

I would go with the longer rod. I would look at the IROD GENESIS 2, I was hesitant at first bc I always worry the rod won’t be what I want. But I promise that thing is a beast! I hauled a 7 pounder out with like10 pounds of slop no problem. It is also very light and won’t wear you out. I have fished it for 2-5 hours with jsut frogging  

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One of each , I use a 7'3 heavy for long cast , and a 6'11 heavy for close quarters.

Kinda been eyeballing that 6'5 heavy muse rod , also.

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I just replaced my Quantum Team KVD 6'10" HF for a Shimano SLX 7'2" HF. We'll see if that 4" of lenght will actually make that much of a difference :)

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7-7’4 HF, that is my preference. It’s what I’m comfortable with as I’m a bank angler and taller at 6’4. However I don’t like rods longer than 7’6. They feel awkward to me. 

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