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Looking at the 71H to throw Frogs.  Does anyone have experience with this model, or the rods in general?  I know they are probably the best rods in their price range, but I have heard they are very stiff.  Could this model cast  1/2 oz frog well?

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I have a 6’6”, 6’8” medium spinning rod and a 6’10” MH casting rod. The spinning rods are super crisp and fish exactly with in their weight specs. Super light/balanced and sensitive. The casting rod has some great backbone and is sensitive. Really well made rods with nice components. I don’t know the specific model you are asking about.

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Not sure if you are asking about the elite or the xt tatula..I have the 7'4" heavy frog xt model, with a diawa fuego baitcaster, 50lb smackdown braid. Using a 1/2 oz frog, it cast's very well, has good action. However it's rated up to 2 oz. so for the heck of it, I tied on a 2 oz swimbait, and the rod struggled to cast it well, so if the elites are similar they are slightly over rated for lure weight.  otherwise, I love the rod.

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I had the 6’10” Medium Heavy/Fast casting rod.  Liked it at first, but then one day I used it for couple hours (only rod I brought) and ended up changing my mind.  My hand was in pain and just didn’t like the overall feel. Ended up selling it as I mainly use my ALX IKOS Rods and love them.

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I recently bought a 7' 1" medium heavy extra fast for jig fishing. 

 

I looked at the Heavy as well, didn't find either to be stiff at all. 

 

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I fish a 7'6 medium heavy for jigs and don't find it to be overly stiff. Very nice rod for the money. I would say you are right on the money with what rod you want to throw 1/2 ounce frogs. Would also make a good pitching rod

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It doesn’t have a soft tip. The 7’4 elite ish Monroe frog rod does.

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I am talking about the regular tatula rods with the full cork handles. 

5 hours ago, Hammer 4 said:

Not sure if you are asking about the elite or the xt tatula..I have the 7'4" heavy frog xt model, with a diawa fuego baitcaster, 50lb smackdown braid. Using a 1/2 oz frog, it cast's very well, has good action. However it's rated up to 2 oz. so for the heck of it, I tied on a 2 oz swimbait, and the rod struggled to cast it well, so if the elites are similar they are slightly over rated for lure weight.  otherwise, I love the rod.

The base tatula model. 

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2 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

I fish a 7'6 medium heavy for jigs and don't find it to be overly stiff. Very nice rod for the money. I would say you are right on the money with what rod you want to throw 1/2 ounce frogs. Would also make a good pitching rod

Meaning the 71H or the 76MH you have? 

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7 hours ago, Revival said:

I had the 6’10” Medium Heavy/Fast casting rod.  Liked it at first, but then one day I used it for couple hours (only rod I brought) and ended up changing my mind.  My hand was in pain and just didn’t like the overall feel. Ended up selling it as I mainly use my ALX IKOS Rods and love them.

From the reel seat? That happens to me with the originals. 

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The 7'1h should make a great frog and pitching rod. 

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Dicks has the 7 ' 4 frog rod on sale for a really good price. Bad thing is, another poster has a thread about recieving one broken from bad packaging. 

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14 minutes ago, LonnieP said:

Dicks has the 7 ' 4 frog rod on sale for a really good price. Bad thing is, another poster has a thread about recieving one broken from bad packaging. 

Personally I only trust dedicated retailers to ship rods. I would never buy a rod from amazon or something. I also feel that a rod rated to 2 ounces is a bit more then I would like. 

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I have the older model Tatula 7'4" HF rod and love it for frogs. I'm tall so I like longer rods. It is stiff but has enough tip flex to launch frogs, even light ones like booyah pad crashers. 

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Hey have you heard of the Dobyns Fury 735? lmao just kiddin bro.

 

You want a fast tip to work the frog. You want a heavy to XH power to pull the fish out of the nasty stuff so up to 2 oz dont matter as long as the tip is good to go.  Its a sight bait so any price range will do. My rod doubles as a flippin stick so sensitivity is nice to have if its pullin double duty. Keep that in mind. As far as height is concerned, I am 6'2" and fish the dc736 and can rock that frog from the bank. Keep that under consideration.

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1 hour ago, Mikeltee said:

Hey have you heard of the Dobyns Fury 735? lmao just kiddin bro.

 

You want a fast tip to work the frog. You want a heavy to XH power to pull the fish out of the nasty stuff so up to 2 oz dont matter as long as the tip is good to go.  Its a sight bait so any price range will do. My rod doubles as a flippin stick so sensitivity is nice to have if its pullin double duty. Keep that in mind. As far as height is concerned, I am 6'2" and fish the dc736 and can rock that frog from the bank. Keep that under consideration.

I ordered it once, but sent it back when I felt the rod in hand. Way too heavy. Fury is way overrated IMO. 

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16 hours ago, newyorktoiowa57 said:

From the reel seat? That happens to me with the originals. 

Correct.  It could be the way I cast but definitely didn’t feel comfortable after a while.  I can see why people love the rod but it’s just not for me.

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On 8/17/2019 at 2:32 AM, Revival said:

Correct.  It could be the way I cast but definitely didn’t feel comfortable after a while.  I can see why people love the rod but it’s just not for me.

Ended up ordering the 71HF. We’ll see how it handles soon hopefully. 

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