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I'm going to Guntersville to throw a frog next weekend or the weekend after that. I really want to throw the frog, but don't have a set up specifically for it. I have four options I can use: 7'11 GLX flippin stick w/ Curado E7, 7'2 MH XF Cumara w/ Core 100mg, 7'0 MH Crucial w/ Curado E7, or a 7'0 Ex-H Dobyns Champion w/ Chronarch E7. I really planned on punchin' the mats with the GLX, but I've thrown a frog on it before and it did ok. My first choice is the Cumara but I don't know if its strong enough to horse fish through the grass. Second is the Dobyns rod, but I've tested it before and it doesn't cast the frog as well as I like. The Crucial really does whatever I need it to but like the Cumara I don't know if it has the backbone to move the fish. What do you guys think?

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All of em would work, but the Cumara will probably work best. Plenty of backbone to horse fish out of grass and soft enough to cast a frog well.

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All of em would work, but the Cumara will probably work best. Plenty of backbone to horse fish out of grass and soft enough to cast a frog well.

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I had that same actioned Cumara and it would be a great frog rod!

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The Cumara on lake Okeechobee is not strong enough, have to ride up with the trolling motor everytime they bury. The dobyn's would be a better choice. I am assuming floating frogs not swimming of course.

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I'd use the flipping stick.

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I'd use the flipping stick.

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What I have my Spro tied on with 40lb PowerPro Braid.

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x3 on the flipping stick. The extra length will add casting distance and the power will come in handy hauling them out.

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Maybe switch out reels for the Dobyns and see if that feels or cast any better for you if you really thinking about that rod? Other than that I wouldn't never used any of those rods.

Do wanna say good luck and post a report when back!!

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The Cumara on lake Okeechobee is not strong enough, have to ride up with the trolling motor everytime they bury. The dobyn's would be a better choice. I am assuming floating frogs not swimming of course.

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I'm going to Guntersville to throw a frog next weekend or the weekend after that. I really want to throw the frog, but don't have a set up specifically for it. I have four options I can use: 7'11 GLX flippin stick w/ Curado E7, 7'2 MH XF Cumara w/ Core 100mg, 7'0 MH Crucial w/ Curado E7, or a 7'0 Ex-H Dobyns Champion w/ Chronarch E7. I really planned on punchin' the mats with the GLX, but I've thrown a frog on it before and it did ok. My first choice is the Cumara but I don't know if its strong enough to horse fish through the grass. Second is the Dobyns rod, but I've tested it before and it doesn't cast the frog as well as I like. The Crucial really does whatever I need it to but like the Cumara I don't know if it has the backbone to move the fish. What do you guys think?

I think this is what JP DeRose used for frogs in heavy cover and he didn't seem to have a problem horsing the fish out of cover (though, if I recall, none of his fish were huge).

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OK I guess I'll go with the GLX and I can flip and punch with the Dobyns. It's definitely stout enough to flip 1.25 oz punching weights. I'll throw spinnerbaits on the Crucial and throw tx rigs on the outside edge of the grass with the cumara. I'll wait until next year to buy a frog set up but I can probably get by without one because there really isn't anywhere close to use it regularly.

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