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St. Croix Slop - N - Frog Rod

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I was thinking about getting a new frog rod.  I was looking at the St. Croix Slop-n-Frog (LTBC70HF).  Was wondering if anyone out there has used this rod and what is your honest opinion of it.  Right now I'm using a Shimano Compre (CPC-X610MHB).  I like the rod.  It casts really well and has excellent sensetivity.  Most of my lures are between 1/2 and 3/4 oz.  I use a Curado E-7 reel with 50 lb. power-pro braid.  My only problem is I do not feel that this rod has enough backbone, but I do not necessarily want to give up "castability" and sensetivity for a rod with more backbone (like a cue stick).  Would appreciate any input at all on frog rods.

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Please do your self a favor and buy the Legend Tournament Bass Big Jig rod instead. More backbone, better for casting distance,and better for setting the hook from afar. Also you get A LOT more rod for only 10 dollars more :)

Now  I do not think you will have an issue with 7'3'' length being unwieldy but if you think so buy the Carrot stick LTX 7ft extra heavy rod. Lot a backbone while still having the ability to make long casts. IMO it can outperform the St. Croix Slop-n-frog rod for 90 dollars cheaper too!(but the carrot stick would not out perform the 7'3'' XH ;))

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I built on the slop&frog blank... I can honestly say it's one of my favorite rods.  I use it for frogs, t-rigs, jigs, even buzzbaits at some sloppy lakes I fish.  It will load and cast 1/2 oz easily.  1/2 is my high end of lure weights on that rod.  I've even used it for matt's baby bass a few times and it was fine.  

Not sure how the factory version balances but I certainly look at it if I were buying a new 7' H rod.

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ive seen the big jig rod ,, however i never used this stick or baught this stick ... mainly because that big jig rod is a beef stick ... in all honisty for any type of hollow body frogs the ltb slop frog is perfect ,, well for me ... my brother inlaw is a loomis guy ,, that being said he just baught the ltb slop n frog ... he says that more than likly the olny croix rod he will ever buy ,, but after seeing me have such a good experience with the ltb he had to have one ... to me that says alot ... this stick has more than enough power for WI lakes ... i have ran this rod through its paces ,,, ive also pushed this rod to and over what i thought its breaking point was - it never broke or even buckled or showed any signs of stress ... the crisp action and ability to get a solid hook set on a fast bite is a key feature with this rod .. this slop frog is the best rod i believe i ever baught ,,, and trust i have baught plenty of quality rods ... this rod just does what it says it should ... thats fish a frog in the slop ... great rod i would take a long close look at this rod ...  :)

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Hey Flechero or Mike was all so looking at Kistler Magnesium TS MgJTH 70 any input on this rod its not the money I have a Kistler Mag rod and really like it. Man am I at a real cross road thats why I turn to you guys I really value your input and knowledge

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is that the kistlers jig and toad rod ???  if so ,, i tested 3 different frog rods before i settled on the ltb rod ... the kistlers jig and toad rod was one ,, the loomis frog rod was one and finally the st croix slop in frog ... i also tryed a st croix flipping stick ... out of all these rods the slop n frog IMO is the better stick by far ... i dont wanna get into every little detal but the difference is night and day ... IMO the other rods all had draw backs mainly slow actions ...  i feel the loomis and kistler rods are pritty even as far as frogging goes ,, however for me the kistlers was also lacking in power and doesnt have enough feel for me to fish a jig with ( and i did try ,, but my avid was so much better for jigs ) ...  the slop n frog is awsome .... just switching to the LTB rod my catch ratio went way up ... i was able to get solid hook sets on those fast bites ... thats why im always ranting about this rod ... catch ratio is way up ,, i still miss a few but no where near as many ... i really love the action ,, look ,, feel ,, and cant say enough about the power  of the slop n frog ...  for me the proof was in the pudding ... thats for me ... so i cant tell you that this stick will be the best option for you ,., you have to decide for your self ...  keep in mind i spent well over a  700 bucks on rods alone ,,, i just wish i would have baught the ltb first ... i was tryin to get a cheap or better deal on a rod .... at the end of the day i spent way more than i had to .. get out there and compair the sticks ,,, in person ... dont just look at pics and prices over the net .... thats the best advice i could give you ...  :) good luck frogging ...

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Thanks Mike For taking the time like I said I really like my Kistler but I love my Avid rods so I think I will stay with St. Croix and try the Frog n Slop rod. Will let you know how things go.

Mike ( aka Tennwalkinghorse)

PS Yes It was the Jig and Toad rod

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I’m in the market for a frog rod myself and just picked up a slop and frog rod lbt today at the store and what a great feeling rod! I want to handle a few before I make my decision but really liked the feel of this rod. Looking into loomis, lbt, envy, and a Zodias 

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On 5/28/2018 at 8:35 AM, d-camarena said:

Zodias is amazing, another great frog rod is the lews tp1 7'2 heavy. 

Thank you sir! I got to another store today and took a look at the Zodias. They didn’t have the 7’2 but had the 7’5 and the lbt slop-n’frog rod and I much preferred the feel of the Zodias. The lbt was extremely tip heavy!

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