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Rod/reel for frogging?

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First off, let me say that I'm brand new to the forums. I've learned quite a bit from this site since my first read, and to say the information has helped me out when the fishing gets tough would be an understatement. So I figured with the wealth of knowledge contained on BassResource, the forums would be a great place to learn more and be able to ask more specific questions as they come up, and hopefully be able to share some of what I know with others...

So on to the first question:

I was recently rear-ended while towing my boat, totaling the boat/motor and snapping every one of my rods and reels. Luckily, I am soon to be a nursing school graduate and will have the funds to invest in a whole new setup. I want my first combo to be for my favorite tournament method: Frogging.

Any advice on what rod and reel to purchase for frogging would be greatly appreciated, and as far as budget I'd like to spend no more than $300 total.

Sorry for the long post, but I wanted everyone to know a bit about myself being that I'm new, and I look forward to being a part of this great community!

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Welcome to the forums! If I had a $300 budget I would probably look at pairing a Powell Casting Rod (7' Mag-Hvy EF 705) with the new curado E. When fishing frogs I like a high speed gear ratio so I can take up slack line quickly so the curado in 7.0:1 is a good choice.

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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to hear about your accident.

Won't insurance cover your losses?

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I currently use a Powell 765 with a Revo SX for all my froggin needs. I should be using a 7:1, but I got a 6:4 instead. Since I use that rod for more applications.

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WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to hear about your accident.

Won't insurance cover your losses?

X2. Froggin is quickly becoming my favorite technique. I use a Revo S (cheap, but it works just fine) on an Extra Heavy Airrus Ultra XL. This rod has more than enough power to get a good hook set and to get those fish out of the slop.    

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I use a 7'3" MH carrot stix and Core 100 mg.  It works great for me but the vegetation I fish is not too thick.

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daiwa light & tough frog rod (7'4 telescopic)

quantum accurist 7:1

i throw it on 20lb braid

accurists are going for about 50 bucks and the daiwa rod's about 130

the accurist i feel is pretty heavy but it does its job and i got it for cheap, so i can't complain  ;)

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Insurance is going to cover the losses of my rods and reels, but they weren't worth as much as I'm going to pay for the new setups. I'll have to spend a couple hundred out of pocket once I'm done, but it will be well worth the added performance and durability. I was actually looking at the Daiwa Light & Tough Frog Rod, and I'm thinking about a Revo as well. Would this setup also work for a floating worm such as a Zoom Trick Worm?

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I've thrown 7" yum floating worms on 5/0 t-rigged in heavy cover

very good sensitivity and has surprising power for a rod that light

go to your local tackle store and try it out first

i was skeptical at first too when i was holding it in my hand but i'm glad i made the choice

it was either this or the loomis frog rod for me

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Revo SX and Daiwa L&T Frog rod here to with 20lb braid. RUUUUUUUUUUUULEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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after testing more than a couple rods i will say the rod really is key in frogging ... i tryed 4 different rods till i found what i needed .... the 4th rod was the one ,,, the legened tourney bass slop n frog .... then just find a reel with a fast retrieve ,,, i use a zillion ... this set up is sweet ,, everything i need and more ..

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