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Post your froggin setup(s)
« on: November 01, 2020, 05:30:06 PM »

Frogging is my favorite way to catch fish. I currently use a Dobyns Fury 735c and a Daiwa Tatula CT for the bigger frogs, and a MH Irod chatterbait rod with a Curado DC for smaller frogs. I fish mainly open water to lighter pads and grass. I'm thinking I might try something new next year.

What do you use? And would you recommend it to others? 
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 05:42:48 PM »

I have 2.

1. MHX 8874, 7'3" H, Fast tip with a Shimano Curado I

2. Custom LSCR on a Point blank, 7'6 H, XF, with a Shimano Scorpion.

I would recommend either of my 2 froggin rods. The LSCR is a unique custom rod designed for my style of froggin, and Lee Smith hit out of the park when he designed it for me. The MHX is very nice rod, with helluva of backbone.
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 09:06:32 PM »

Dobyns Champion 736C FH, Daiwa Zillion 9:1 with #65 Smackdown. ;PEP)
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 04:32:32 AM »

Dobyns FR735C, KK Speed Demon Elite 10.5:1, 50# Super Power Braid
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 08:25:58 PM »

I change the reels up sometimes but these couple of rods are used a lot for frogs.
Heavy cover  ;)
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Powell Max 3D 736 CEF Frog Magnum Heavy Extra Fast  7'3"
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Abu Garcia RVO3 Rocket 9:1 36.5" IPT 65lb Sufix 832
Lighter cover situations  ;D
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Lew's Super Duty G  SDG1XHF 8.3:1  35" IPT 50lb Sufix 832
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 10:41:55 PM »

Dx746, shimano chronarch 201e7, 50lb. Dx is way overkill to frog fish, however, used it in a pinch once and it was the best frog rod I ever used, put a champion 736 to shame, and got it very cheap.
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2020, 09:59:30 AM »

Frog'n reel speed = 7:3:1 or faster like 8:1 or faster ?
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2020, 10:13:36 AM »

I have two both are Dobyns Champion DC 736C one has a Shimano Metanium 8:1 and the other has a shimano SLX 8:1 and I have to be honest, the $300 in price between the reels is a waste of money. The SLX isn't quite as nice as the Metanium but it's nice enough I'll never buy another Metanium for froggin.
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2020, 10:56:18 AM »

I have two both are Dobyns Champion DC 736C one has a Shimano Metanium 8:1 and the other has a shimano SLX 8:1 and I have to be honest, the $300 in price between the reels is a waste of money. The SLX isn't quite as nice as the Metanium but it's nice enough I'll never buy another Metanium for froggin.
I noticed on one of your recent videos Mike, that you were using the SLX for froggin. How do you like it for this application so far?

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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2020, 11:06:31 AM »

I noticed on one of your recent videos Mike, that you were using the SLX for froggin. How do you like it for this application so far?

So far I love it. A frog reels needs cleaned more often and I haven't cleaned this one all year. It casts amazing and with the high speed it performs awesome. I've been very pleased to say the least. And it's cheap :-* but not built cheap. This is the first year, but even if it fell apart next year, for a guy that fishes a frog year round, it's a heck of a buy. I got the Metanium because I wanted something special for the rod I used the most, now I wish I hadn't spent the money...
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2020, 12:05:32 PM »

two rods, both with shimano curado's, 30# suffix performance braid

Powell 765 for the big mats, all around use
Powell 705 for the skipping applications
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2020, 12:14:22 PM »

I use an old, telescopic Kistler that I bout back in their early days, redone it, top to bottom, added a something another reel with Shimano on it, Lou or Mat can tell ya what it is, but I can throw a good ways and get them back through the muck  ~shade

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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2020, 01:58:46 PM »

I use a custom rod built for me by our own Lee Smith. Originally it had a Revo Rocket on it, and Lee Built it so the thread wraps matched the color of the reel almost exactly.

That rod now has a Daiwa Fuego CT 8:1.1 reel on it. Somewhere down the road I will be adding a Dobyns Champ 735 or 736 as a backup. Tell TBD.


 

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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2020, 02:48:25 PM »

I use an old, telescopic Kistler that I bout back in their early days, redone it, top to bottom, added a something another reel with Shimano on it, Lou or Mat can tell ya what it is, but I can throw a good ways and get them back through the muck  ~shade

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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2020, 02:50:26 PM »

So far I love it. A frog reels needs cleaned more often and I haven't cleaned this one all year. It casts amazing and with the high speed it performs awesome. I've been very pleased to say the least. And it's cheap :-* but not built cheap. This is the first year, but even if it fell apart next year, for a guy that fishes a frog year round, it's a heck of a buy. I got the Metanium because I wanted something special for the rod I used the most, now I wish I hadn't spent the money...

I have been fishing my SLX a lot recently, and I'm really enjoying it. Haven't used it for any of my froggin applications yet, but it's a fun reel to fish.

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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2020, 02:59:37 PM »

I use an old, telescopic Kistler that I bout back in their early days, redone it, top to bottom, added a something another reel with Shimano on it, Lou or Mat can tell ya what it is, but I can throw a good ways and get them back through the muck  ~shade

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The reel when we fished with you at Gunt was the Zillion TWS that I tuned for you. Yeah, no brakes, and spool wiggles side to side...ALOT!  lo Sonofa.... :o
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2020, 07:26:24 PM »

Dobyns Champion 736c w/ a Daiwa Tatula 100 in 8.1:1 reel.
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2020, 05:35:32 AM »

Dobyns Sierra 735c.  / Daiwa Fuego CT 8:1 /  Power Pro #65 lb. / Booyah Pad Crasher
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2020, 02:23:08 PM »

 ~cf   DC 735C FH  with an SLX. Love it!
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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2020, 03:08:46 PM »

The reel when we fished with you at Gunt was the Zillion TWS that I tuned for you. Yeah, no brakes, and spool wiggles side to side...ALOT!  lo Sonofa.... :o

yea,dat one, she fast  ;)
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Re: Post your froggin setup(s)
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2020, 07:06:29 PM »

Have two.  Keep an OG Tatula 7'4" HF in Florida.  Take my Curado 201E7 with me for using on this rod when I fly down.

One at home is a fairly recent addition.  An ALX Toadface with an SV103HL, but I honestly don't know what reel will eventually find a home on it.  Have a Coastal SV 7.1:1 or 7.3:1 Helios Air I'm going to try on it.
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