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Topwater and Frog Setup.

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As the baitmonkey continues to jump on me, I find myself looking for a new topwater and frog setup.

Are any of you using the same setup for both frogs and topwater applications? If so, what are your specific setups?

I am unsure if I should be trying to find one setup for both of these applications or not.

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I use different setups for the two; the main reason being the line. Frogs and braid are like peanut butter and jelly, though I don't like braid for the rest of my topwater duties. I like mono or copoly for these, as I want some stretch in my line.

I don't fish frogs often, so I'll list some of the rods used in my revolving topwater arsenal:

-just picked up a 6' M Steez

-G Loomis IMX CR721

-Fenwick Techna AV 6' M

-Kistler LTA 5'10" MH

-Kistler LTA 6'3" M

These rods are usually paired with Shimano Chronarch 51Mg's.

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You are looking at two extremely different techniques that require much different rods. The only thing they have in common is that they float.

Treble hooks always take a little more finesse to get the fish to the boat. Braid and stiff rods don't mix well with treble hooks. So top water treble hook baits, I use either a Dobyns 702C which is a Medium , or I use a crankbait rod.

Frogs I use a meat stick, Dobyns 736. It's a Heavy although more like XH rod and I use 70lb braid.

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Thanks, Guys. I didn't take into account needing braid for frogs.

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