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My sons and I are in the market for 7'10" to 8' rods specifically for throwing hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. We've been losing more fish than we'd like using 7' rods and think the longer rods will help get and keep the fish up out of the cover. If possible, we'd like to keep the cost limited to $150 max per rod. We also all prefer rods with a foregrip. Any suggestions?

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Dobyns just came out with a new lineup called the Savvy series. They make a  766 which is  7ft 6" and a 6power which is perfect for frogs.

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Maybe also think about getting a 7to1 gear ratio to pull them out of grass and pads real quick also.  ;)

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Check out the Mojo bass series rod from St. Croix. They make a rod specificly for frogs.

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I use my flipping stick for frogs.

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I just picked up a dobyns 735 due to brokeju suggestions. This rod is sweet. I cant wait to give a full test this spring. The reviews for this rod are amazing too.

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As others have recommended, definitely use 65lb braid, a 7.1:1 reel, and a few Snag proof Bobby's perfect frogs. It will help a lot.

Good luck!

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My sons and I are in the market for 7'10" to 8' rods specifically for throwing hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. We've been losing more fish than we'd like using 7' rods and think the longer rods will help get and keep the fish up out of the cover. If possible, we'd like to keep the cost limited to $150 max per rod. We also all prefer rods with a foregrip. Any suggestions?

;DYeah get a Penrod.

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My sons and I are in the market for 7'10" to 8' rods specifically for throwing hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. We've been losing more fish than we'd like using 7' rods and think the longer rods will help get and keep the fish up out of the cover. If possible, we'd like to keep the cost limited to $150 max per rod. We also all prefer rods with a foregrip. Any suggestions?

How do you know it has anything to do with the rod? What frogs are you using,what line? are you waiting until you actually feel the weight of that fish? Is it possible you are pulling that frog away from that bass before hes actually hooked up? Many possibilities

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My sons and I are in the market for 7'10" to 8' rods specifically for throwing hollow body frogs and buzz frogs. We've been losing more fish than we'd like using 7' rods and think the longer rods will help get and keep the fish up out of the cover. If possible, we'd like to keep the cost limited to $150 max per rod. We also all prefer rods with a foregrip. Any suggestions?

How do you know it has anything to do with the rod? What frogs are you using,what line? are you waiting until you actually feel the weight of that fish? Is it possible you are pulling that frog away from that bass before hes actually hooked up? Many possibilities

Longer rods DO help, especially with frogs on long casts.

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Brokeju i knew you would have something to recommend. what'd u catch your avatar fish with? (lure) isn't your frog rod only 7'3"?

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I'm pretty sure he uses a 736 from our conversations.

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I've been keeping an eye on the Dobyns website waiting to see when they would add the Savvy series but I haven't seen the site updated.  Are they out yet?  Socc, since we both fish the Potomac, what do you plan on using the 735 for?  I want to get one of the Savvy rods, preferably one that I could use for flipping as well as some frogging

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I use mine just for frogs. you are more than welcome to try it out anytime.

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Brokeju i knew you would have something to recommend. what'd u catch your avatar fish with? (lure) isn't your frog rod only 7'3"?

I use a 736 as my main frog rod, but also use a 765 and 766 when I need a second rod for frogs. Sometimes I have 2-3 frogs tied on, and I personally love the longer rods. The 736 is the easiest rod for me to work ALL day, 8-10 hours of just throwing a frog and walking it. The 766 gets me a little more worn out if I'm trying to use it for the entire day exclusively while frogging.

The fish in my avatar I caught on a jig, one that I actually tied myself. My big frog fish is only 8lbs4oz, but I have several in the 7lb range as well.

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I've been keeping an eye on the Dobyns website waiting to see when they would add the Savvy series but I haven't seen the site updated. Are they out yet? Socc, since we both fish the Potomac, what do you plan on using the 735 for? I want to get one of the Savvy rods, preferably one that I could use for flipping as well as some frogging

  The shipment is not quite here. There have been a handful of them at the current shows going on in the bay area but that's about it. They should be here first or second week of February.

  If you want a Savvy series for what you're looking to do. There's two good choices. 735 and 766.

  The 735 is a great frog rod, and can double as a jig rod, spinnerbait rod, and many other things. I actually ordered one for spinnerbaits and buzzbaits exclusively.

The 766 is more of a heavy duty flipping rod. It can certainly be used as a frog rod, and you can do some punching and heavy flipping as well.

   Figure out what you're going to use the rod for more often. Should help make up your mind.

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