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Just wondering what kind of setups everyone uses for these two techniques? I already have a frog setup: 7'3" MHF Lamiglas Excel, Revo STX, and 50# Power Pro. What should I be looking for in a toad(soft plastic) setup? Length, power, action, reel speed, and type of line and test.

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For toads, I use a 7' MH/F rod with a high speed reel.  FOr frogs, I use my flipping stick, a 7-6 XH/Mod rod.  12# P-Line CXX for toads, 65# Power Pro for frogs.

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For toads, I use a 7' MH/F rod with a high speed reel. FOr frogs, I use my flipping stick, a 7-6 XH/Mod rod. 12# P-Line CXX for toads, 65# Power Pro for frogs.

I think the 7' mh/fast rod is the best choice for toads. Im gonna be using my avid 7'mh/f this season for stanley ribbits and horny toads. Just cant decide which reel Im gonna use. I really like my daiwa tdz 100m but not sure if its gonna be too slow. Maybe use one of my fuegos instead ?

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Just wondering What should I be looking for in a toad(soft plastic) setup? Length, power, action, reel speed, and type of line and test.

I usually bring six all-purpose rods on my boat,

and they play musical chairs based on availability.

I have no spinning outfit dedicated to toad fishing,

because I believe that "hookset timing" plays the major role.

BTW: Two toads we like a lot are the "Stanley Floating Ribbit" and "Sizmic Popp'n Toad".

Roger

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I 'm pretty much like Roger, my rods are all purpose and the only thing that makes one rod "specialized" or dedicated is the power rating and what I tie to the other end of the line, so my jigging rod becomes my frog rod the moment I remove the jig and tie a frog.

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I 'm pretty much like Roger, my rods are all purpose and the only thing that makes one rod "specialized" or dedicated is the power rating and what I tie to the other end of the line, so my jigging rod becomes my frog rod the moment I remove the jig and tie a frog.

Geez...You guys are no fun...Why buy all

the other stuff if you aren't going to use

it for its intended purpose? I understand

that we "can" go all purpose, but that's

not how I roll!

:;)

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For toads, I use a 7' MH/F rod with a high speed reel. FOr frogs, I use my flipping stick, a 7-6 XH/Mod rod. 12# P-Line CXX for toads, 65# Power Pro for frogs.

I think the 7' mh/fast rod is the best choice for toads. Im gonna be using my avid 7'mh/f this season for stanley ribbits and horny toads. Just cant decide which reel Im gonna use. I really like my daiwa tdz 100m but not sure if its gonna be too slow. Maybe use one of my fuegos instead ?

not a long enough rod. 7'6'' H or MH.

Also you want the fastest gear ratio to pick up line. I use the Zillion hyper speed and the Abu Revo STX 7.1.1 but any 7.1.1 will do or any reel with 30 inch per turn

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I've used several rigs for frogs, but only have one "dedicated" frog rod. It's a All Star American Classic ACPS2 7' MH/F. It's a pitching rod. I like it because it has a softer tip and gives me a bit of a delay when setting the hook, but has more than enough power to drive the hook home. I have a Revo STX on it spooled with Yo Zuri Hybrid 15#. I use it both for hollow body frogs and soft toads.

What I don't like is trying to use a flipping rod for frogs.  They don't pitch well and the tips are too stiff.   You don't need a crane (which is what a flipping rod is) to fish frogs.

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I am looking to get a frog specific rod in the next week or two and I think I am leaning towards the St. Croix Mojo Slop-N-Fog. The biggest complaint I hear about these rods are that they are tip heavy, but other than that is this rod good for frogs (casting, hook setting, comfort)? I really want the Legend Tournament Slop-N-Frog, but I just can't stomach spending that much money to throw frogs, so if anyone has a good used one they want to sell cheap then let me know. ;)

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I do most of my toad and frog fishing on Guntersville... I use a BCR 875 GLX for frogs because it's my 1oz football jig rod and has plenty of power for the big girls in the heavy stuff - 65lb braid.  This year I'm going to use the new TWFR 935C - i've tossed a frog on it and think it's going to be AMAZING!

Toads, I use a BCR 855 GLX and a high speed reel with 50lb braid.  It serves many other duties, but is an outstanding ribbit type toad rod!

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This year I'm going to use the new TWFR 935C - i've tossed a frog on it and think it's going to be AMAZING!

Im jealous. I have had my eye on those new loomis frog rods for a few months. I havent been able to talk to anyone who used them cuz they came out in late fall and no one has really been throwing frogs over the winter. I'll wait till I hear some more feedback to pull the trigger on one. Let me know how it works out.

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I use an Ardent C600, 50 pound Spider Wire, 7.5 foot heavy fast taper flipping stick for both.  I fish a bunch of grass so timing is everything with the hookset.  If you can't turn that head in the grass once you set the hook you're going to get yer heart broke.   

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I fish frogs and toads all the time. For the hollow bodied frogs it's a standard 7' H; but I use something a little different for toads: a 7' M with a mod-fast action.

I do this because I'll often throw this rod in the car and fish from shore when I find some time in my day. This rod lets me get those Ribbits, on 20lb braid, to isolated patches of cover off shore and to the outer edges of the weeds and pads that are so prevalent in our MN waters. I have never had a problem hooking a fish and getting it back to me with the M rod; even if I'm dragging it over or through the weeds that were between us when it struck. If I'm in a boat, I still use these the same way because I like a long cast when fishing toads.

But to be fair, we're talking MN size bass here: 4-5lbs are the usually the big ones for the day. I might not do it this way if we were down South. But, hey, we're not in FL, right?

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Give the Rage Tail Toad a try.

It might become your new favorite.

My personal oppinion:    Over rated. I'd take a horny toad anytime!  but i have found that u can slow down a bit more with the Rage toad because of how much more surface area it has to support its body in the water

Anyhow,    I use the same rod for both, but im limited in what i can carry in to my fishing spot.

7' MH Rod. Medium-High Speed Reel. Berk. Fireline Crystal in 12-20lbs

But if my thinkings correct, it really matters what situation youre using them for!   When I fish the NASTY lily pads for bass I'd never think twice about using my 7' rod i mentioned above.    But when ive had success twitching frogs over scum or submerged veggies....... i like a slightly lighter rod. ive even tossed my Spro Bronze Eye onto the 7'ers little sister rod,    everything about its the same but its a 6'6" Medium action.......... and i use 12-16lbs Floro.(as long as the line doesnt sink the frog i like to bulk up right to the heaviest i can get)

I dont know if that helps or not.

But u dont need two super expensive set ups. the two i mentioned cost about $140 combined. thats rods, reels, and a spool of line on each! ;D

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OK hears what i do i use a 6 ft. med action rod to go catch 30 lb. salmon in oswego,the same rod to go catch 15 lb. steel head in Webster and the the same rod to catch all the bass i want and need so it has nothing to do with the rod,reel or the line you using its all in the person using the rod and may i add i use 15 to 17 lb. test for all so what do yall think of that

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For hollow bodied frogs I'm currently using a 7' 4' light N tough frog rod with a shimano citica 200E.

For this coming season I will be throwing the hollow bodied frogs on a dobyns 736 with a curado E7.

And for soft plastic frogs I use a 7' MH avid with a fast tip.

Mike D

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