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Light frog lure
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:07:03 PM »

I'm sure this has been posted before, but I can't find the topic. What is the best setup for lighter top water lures? I have a lunkerhunt pocket frog lure that I'd like to use but unsure of which rod and reel combination to choose. I need a rod with enough back bone to get a good hook set, but flexible enough to get the lure where I need it! Suggestions?

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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 02:29:54 PM »

I would use the same outfit I throw a regular frog with. You just may need to adjust the spool tension on your reel a little to accommodate for the lunkerhunts weight.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 02:45:50 PM by Bassinlou »
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 02:38:21 PM »

What is the weight of the frog? Also, your line and reel are gonna play a good part in this.
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 02:45:00 PM »

I would use the same outfit I throw a regular frog with. You just may need to adjust the spool attention on your reel a little to accommodate for the lunkerhunts weight.

yep.  it's one thing to toss 'em out there.  but the whole purpose is to be able to set the hook and get them back.

a rod with a bit more 'tip' (not so XtraFast like I like them) might work depending upon who gnarly the cover might be.

I'm okay here using a (Powell) 735 mh (7 foot 5 inch, 3-power) for frogs on mats here at Chickamauga.  with tip, rod 'loads' a little better and it's not as hard to toss them out there.

my 'other rod' is an 8 foot heavy xxfast that I'll toss hollow bodies on.  handles 1/2 ounce or heavier stuff well.  plus, I can punch with it.  (versatility is important to me)
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 03:16:03 PM »

What is the weight of the frog? Also, your line and reel are gonna play a good part in this.

The frog is 1/4 oz. Vegetation isn't too thick, but there are alot of under water stumps and wood that the bass can get you wrapped up in.
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 03:36:09 PM »

The frog is 1/4 oz. Vegetation isn't too thick, but there are alot of under water stumps and wood that the bass can get you wrapped up in.

a heavier rod won't be a lot of help there.  stumps, unlike weeds, just don't move much.   ;D

I'd think you could use a MH rod.  and it would double up for buzzing toads too.
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 03:44:54 PM »

The frog is 1/4 oz. Vegetation isn't too thick, but there are alot of under water stumps and wood that the bass can get you wrapped up in.

So its like mine I use for Booyah Pad Crusher Jrs. I have a 6'8 Powell Endurance MH XF with 30lb braid, and launching it is a tuned Shimano SLX
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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 07:25:37 AM »

A 5 power rod will fit the bill just right in this situation with those little frogs.

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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 04:26:24 AM »

A 5 power rod will fit the bill just right in this situation with those little frogs.
I agree. A 705 is right up your alley.

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Re: Light frog lure
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 08:09:01 AM »

A 5 power rod will fit the bill just right in this situation with those little frogs.
I agree. A 705 is right up your alley.

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I use 735 with all my frogs. Plenty of tip to throw the lighter weight ones. I would think a 705 would probably also get it done.
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