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Hey Guys, Well I got crushed by my partner frog fishing yesterday because I had the wrong equipment...... Couldn't get the bass out of the milfoil fast enough with my spinning reel with braid on it when they hit the frog, so What is an inexpensive outfit 9Rod and reel) that I could solve this problem with?

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I use to use a 6'6 MH PQ combo with 7.1 gear ratio. It had no problem bringing out a 4lb bowfin from the lilies on 30lb XPS braid. Now I'm using a 7'3 H Carrotstix with a 6.4 Citori with Suffix 832 50lb braid. Both are casting setups. Even with all the mix reviews on the Carrotstix I would say I'm trying to put a serious test, lol. So far nothing to test it but two lil guys I caught frogging. I wish I could recommend a rod or even a reel but my advice would be just bargain bin shop. The Curados are on clearance. My brother likes his Xfactor rod and I think they're still on clearance. On buying a clearance item though I would make sure the store still has a warranty on rod or reel for just incase. Maybe check the review on the Skeet Reese frog rod? I think it's $99.

 

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What do you mean by "inexpensive"?

Regardless, sensitivity is not really needed here. Chances are you'll see the strike happen so you want 6'6"+ Heavy power, fast action rod. For a reel, I'd recommend a 6.3:1 or faster reel with a strong drag. Top it off with 50 or 65lb braid and you're good to go.

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What was happening was the bass would get down in the milfoil after toilet flushing my frog and wiggle the hook out while I was trying to reel them in with my 6'6 denali Finesse rod, with a Pflueger Trion spinning reel with 30 pound spiderwire. This happened 4 times with 4 good bass. My partner told me I need a high power, High speed reel to get the bass out of the grass faster.

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What do you mean by "inexpensive"?

Regardless, sensitivity is not really needed here. Chances are you'll see the strike happen so you want 6'6"+ Heavy power, fast action rod. For a reel, I'd recommend a 6.3:1 or faster reel with a strong drag. Top it off with 50 or 65lb braid and you're good to go.

What Chris said. It can't be explained any better than that.

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You need a MH or H rod even with the spinning setup for frogging. I use a MH Cabelas XML with a Quantum Kinetic spinning reel with 30# braid when I use a spinning reel for frogging. My casting setup is a H Cabelas XML and a Quantum Accurist 501 with 50# braid. The bass in my signature pic was caught on a spinning reel frogging with 6# cajun line and a MH rod.

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I use 7-6 MH Vendetta with a Revo SX HS 7.1-1 and 65 lbs power pro. I can get most of them out of the snot.

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Not to hijack here but does anyone use there flippin stick for froggin?

I use a 7'6" BPS Bionic Blade MH flipping stick, a Daiwa Tierra reel and 50 braid. Most of my frog fish come from either lily pads or hydrilla and the flipping stick allows me to haul them out.

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"Frog" and "Flippin'" rods are typically similar in power and action. A "Frog" specific rod would likely have a softer (not necessarily slower) tip to aid in distance casting.

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I'll offer a little different opinion, I like a 7'0 Med action Team Diawa rod, Revo S in 6.3:1 and 65lb braid. I have used this setup for years with a lot of big fish in some pretty nasty stuff. I like a rod with a good back bone but a pretty soft tip. I have caught most of my biggest fish either slowly walking the frog in small holes in the grass or firing the frog way under overhanging limbs, sometimes so far back I can't see the frog, you just hear the strike. I think the soft tip is more important for walking the frog and skipping it that extra back bone for me. I broke my rod last week. So now i am using a veritas MH 7'0 with a 7.0:1 Orra SX. So far the jury is still out, but I think I am going to be in the market for a Medium action Veritas pretty soon.

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get a BPS pro qualifier, on sale if you can, if you wanna good cheap baitcaster that can handle big fish. Any decent 7 to 8 foot heavy rod will get them out of the junk as long as you got 50 pound braid on there. I use a 7 foot mh crucial rod for buzz frogs and a falcon original 7 foot heavy or my powell 766 for most hollow frogs. No need to get anything expensive for froggin. Save your money to spend on jig/worm rods where something more expensive makes a difference. Also try modding your frogs with something like a sharpie marker. I like to either paint the belly or use a sharpie. my fiancee is a good artist and she went thru most of my frogs that had white or lighter colored bellies with a sharpie and drew all kinda vein patterns on them.

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I pitch frogs and toads exclusively with spinning gear, but I use a 6'6" MH spinning rod

that has the backbone of a casting rod (Lure Wgt: 1/4 to 1 oz <> Line Wgt: 12 to 20-lb)

Hydrilla and other submersed plants rarely pose a problem. and I can usually skate bass through spatterdock pads,

those are the pads held 'above' the water surface (waterlilies and lotus lie flush to the surface).

Okay, in bulrushes and cattails I'll have to take the boat over to a fouled bass,

but that would be the case even if I were using my saltwater Penn Slammer (rated to 50-lb).

Roger

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Others may disagree, but I think you can really cut corners on your frog rod (price wise) and still get a great set up. For me, this means a 7.1 BPS extreme reel (which has pretty strong drag) and a 7' MH fast action clarus. All together the rig probably cost me $140. The key is fast ratio on your reel with a strong drag, so that you can horse them out of the cover quickly, and a rod that is capable of giving you a good, powerful hookset and decent length to make the long distance hookups. Best of all, the clarus have the lifetime warranty B)

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Would putting 65 pound Spiderwire braid on a Spinning reel work with a 7'6 Bass pro shops carbonlight Flipping stick thats a Medium heavy, fast action rod work? I have a tournament on the Potomac river next weekend that I want to use it in...... Or would a 6:3.1 Daiwa baitcaster with the 65 pound braid work better?

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Call me studpid but doesn't flipping stick insinuate a baitcasting reel would be used? In any event, I think a baitcaster would be ideal, as you should get a faster line ratio and, in my opinion, get a stronger hookset. But I've heard of people using spinning rods, just not me personally. If you have a strong enough rod and strong enough line, you should be able to get the majority of the fish-- as the key is the braided line cutting through the matted stuff. Hope this helps.

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I fish the Frog in some pretty heavy weeded areas more than open water. So my combo is set up to lug them out.....Loomis TWFR 935C (7'9") Mag Heavy with a Calais 200 DC spooled with Sufix 65 lb. Braid also upgraded to Carbontex ......it does the job for me.

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i use a 7' Extra heavy carrot stik and a quantum catalyst with 65 pound braid and have no problems ripping them out of whatever they are hiding in. Alot of guys dont like the carrot stiks but i love mine and wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. The fact that they are so light really makes a big difference when your heaving a frog all day long

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