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I am in a computer lab bored out of my mind. Below I listed what rods and reels I have from memory. I also added the specific technique I use with the combo. What would you suggest that I get to complete my selection.

Casting

Chronarch 51mg -(Cumara 6'8 MH in the mail)- small jigs/trig

Shimano citica 200? -St. Croix avid 6'6 med fast- cranks

Revo S -Quantum tour edition PT 7'6 heavy xtra fast- fllipping/pitching/frogs

Pfleuger trion -fish eagle II 6'6 med fast-cranks

Spinning

Stradic 2500 FH -St Croix Avid 7' med fast- poppers/walk the dog baits/jerkbaits

Generic 6' spinning cheaper shimano reel- light weight to weightless plastics

My thoughts

I would like to get a dropshot setup that I could also use to replace my lightweight and weightless plastics.

I would also like to get a frog specific setup. This past year I used my flipping stick for everything from punching mats to frogging. Usually when I am flipping mats or frogging I would like to have both options without retying. I also want to use braid only with frogs and use a heavy mono for flipping/pitching. Last year I was breaking off 55lb power pro on the hookset when I was pitching beavers into slop. I think it was due to the lack of stretch of the line and the torque on the hookset.

Any thoughts?

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Any thoughts?

What you have is fine

You don 't "need" anything else

Now "what you want" is a different issue.

You want a D-shot rod & reel ---> get one

You want a dedicated frog set up ---> get one

I 've got a bunch of gear, I can fish all day all techniques but heavy swimbaits with two rods, a medium fast and a medium heavy fast.

Clipping off a bait & retying a new one takes me 20-30 seconds.

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Come on Robby!

Had you mentioned this to us the other day, we could have spent your money for you!  ;D

Rod wise, the only one I checked out that would have made a decent drop shot rod would have been that Mojo  6'6" ML.

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Last year I was breaking off 55lb power pro on the hookset when I was pitching beavers into slop. I think it was due to the lack of stretch of the line and the torque on the hookset.

Any thoughts?

Just one, don't set the hook so hard!   8-)

Hooksets with braid do not have to be as forceful as mono.  Braid doesn't stretch so less power is required for an effective hookset.

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Come on Robby!

Had you mentioned this to us the other day, we could have spent your money for you! ;D

Rod wise, the only one I checked out that would have made a decent drop shot rod would have been that Mojo 6'6" ML.

My pockets aren't very deep lately. I will be losing my job on Sunday. I came out of BPS like a champ... only spent $8 on a lure knocker.

I was checking out some frog rod threads and many people said they like the dobyns 735 or 736. On TW which rod is that? http://www.***.com/descpageDCASTROD-DCCT.html

There is something about a 7'6 rod that makes you want to rip the lips off of those bass. I will def. try to let up on the hookset. Good advice tyrius.

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Yo Rob: My Frog set up

7 ft Med Heavy Johnny Morris Signature MH

ABU C4 5600

I could not afford this on my own Micro gave me the reel and I got the rod used for a great price from Ghoti

Like Your Cranking set up I have the same 5.3:1 on the Trion

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I am in a computer lab bored out of my mind.

For some reason, that intro just made me laugh out loud for a second.

Your setup looks awful good to me. I have a nigh-similar variety but not quite as high-quality (though I'm getting there)...

A 6'6-7' MH lower-modulus graphite rod w/ an all-purpose high-speed utility baitcaster for blades or shallow crankbaits could be good, but you've got multiple rods that could double for that. I just didn't see a dedicated spinnerbait rod on your description so I thought I'd mention it. I use an older IM7 Shimano Clarus (6'6" MH) w/ 15 lb. Big Game as an all-purpose spinnerbait rod or for throwing big shallow "irritator" plugs (Balsa-B's, square-bills, etc) or for large jerkbaits.

You might also include a setup you wouldn't punch out a car-window over losing! For instance, a cheaper river-rod/reel or something to fish out of a johnboat/canoe with...

Nice assortment!

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