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I am looking for a rod for frogging but I only have one other medium power rod so im interested in one that has multi use. Either way my question is MH or Heavy.

I am leaning heavy but I think I might be able to get a good deal on a MH and I am tempted  :)

Advice?

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Depends... it's different depending on what brand you look at.  

I use a 7'1 Kistler Argon (H/F) as my frog rod.

There are some brands that have MH rods that are heavier than this.  Just comes down to preference and what you actually want.

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Oh yeah important to note... I need to stick under 150... 100 preferably I am selling all my old toys to afford this.

Casting rod too im paring with a Citica 201D

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Recently I asked this question in the Shimano forum concerning the Shimano Compre rod, which is a darn good rod for $100 - $110 depending on length (SSHHH!!! don't tell Shimano, but I think they're UNDER priced).

I wanted one to use for jigging and texas rigging worms, and also to double duty as a frog rod. The suggestion I got was to use the Shimano Compre 7' MH with the XF tip action. It would do jigs, t-rigs, and also do frog duty if the slop I am fishing them in isn't too too heavy. Around here, there aren't a lot of lily pads or grassy mats, just some occasional grass or other leafy water plants, so I should be good with that choice. Check them out, those rods are extremely light weight but strong. The Citica would look good on it too, and keep the brands all the same (not that that's so important cause I have a Bass Pro Extreme sitting on my Shimano rods).

BTW, the model number for that rod is CPCX70MHB. There's also a CPC70MHB, which is the same rod but with a fast tip instead of an extra fast tip. I could also see this rod doing spinnerbait duty as well since I use a MH for that anyway, but I like a 6'6" version for that. Still, that rod would serve a variety of functions.

Spinnerbaits

Jigs

Texas rigged worms, craws, lizards, creatures, beavers

Frogs

Those are some of the uses you could get out of it.

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I just got the St. Croix Mojo Bass 7' heavy action frog and slop rod. It was $99. Great rod for the price I think. It fits right in your price range and is a quality rod.

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I use a 7'2" Daiwa Mike Iaconelli rod for froggin, swimbaits, big ribbon tail worms, carolina rigs,flipping jigs and sweet beavers, deep cranks very versatile rod. also well balanced not tip heavy like the mojo IMO.

I also only have two rods a medium action spinning combo and this rod so they need to be versatile.

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCDAIWA-DMICR.html

they are listed at 119 but i only paid 90 for mine so shop around.

-matt-

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Powell max 735C

Can't go wrong throwing a frog with this stick. Also it can do double duty as a pitching/flipping stick.  But it excels throwing the frog.....! 8-)

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Wonderful thanks for all the advice guys. I really appreciate your time on the responses.

Now I just need to decide which. I was really leaning heavy power but the powell max is MH interesting.

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Wonderful thanks for all the advice guys. I really appreciate your time on the responses.

Now I just need to decide which. I was really leaning heavy power but the powell max is MH interesting.

One thing Powell owners will tell you is that the flippin'/froggin' rods are very under rated! I have the 735 and the 765 MH and they are absolute beasts! They have just the right amount of tip to launch frogs but have the backbone of a telephone pole! My MH flippin stick is stouter than any H power rod i have owned!

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I cannot find the Max Powell 735 ANYWHERE.

Anyone know offhand where you can get one?

Ive been looking for over an hour and I'm normally pretty good at finding stuff :/

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I cannot find the Max Powell 735 ANYWHERE.

Anyone know offhand where you can get one?

Ive been looking for over an hour and I'm normally pretty good at finding stuff :/

Your playing right!?!

http://www.***.com/descpageRDCPOWELL-PCFR.html

FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!     :D

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WOuld you be interested in another Citica 201D? I have one I'd like to get rid of and I'm not attached to it at all....if ya know what I mean.

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-Dink : I was looking in casting not frogging rods... I'm dumb thank you for pointing out the obvious for me :D

-Actually its not in stock *sigh*

Dan - I'm not this rod is going to break the bank unless I find someone to buy more of my junk hah.

However my friend was talking going to bait casting sooo if you want shoot me a price and ill let him know.

Wish I had known before I just picked one up !

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-Dink : I was looking in casting not frogging rods... I'm dumb thank you for pointing out the obvious for me :D

Dan - I'm not this rod is going to break the bank unless I find someone to buy more of my junk hah.

However my friend was talking going to bait casting sooo if you want shoot me a price and ill let him know.

Wish I had known before I just picked one up !

Sorry dude, I just got a new reel and all of my reels have been shifted and the Citica D just got displaced. It is in good shape and it casts pretty well. I have the box, papers, but no oil. I need to test out the reel that is now on my swimbait rod before I get rid of the 201D but I will be able to do that tomorrow morning.  I'll send you a PM if I can get rid of it.  

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Sounds great, no hurry at all my friends just playing with the idea of getting one. He's getting tired of the bait caster casting twice as far as his spin  ;D

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I'm going for one of those for sure they sound fantastic.

I decided its time to get a frogging setup when the other night we were in the nastiest muck I've ever been in and I was watching fish jump everywhere and I couldn't bring in anything.

Thanks so much for the help guys!

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Make sure there is always some Spro Bronze eye frogs and Rage Tail toads in your box and you are set!!!!!

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... spro bronzeeyes, a few rage toads an a few hundred horny toads!   ;D

Seriously though, as far as hardbody frogs go, I throw horny toads first because they are cheaper and I love the action.  If they arn't hitting the horny toads I will throw the rage toads and the change in action usually will get them to bite.

For me it seems if they dont like one they like the other.  Horny toads are usually my go to though.

If they don't like either I will throw a rage shad, this is probably my favorite rage bait.

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