Here are my froggy tips. I use mostly snagproof frogs so these will pertain to them. I use original snagproof frog and cut the legs off 1/4 in from the body and insert a rattle or two and a foam ear plug to help it float. As for the legs, I will use a double tail grub and pull the legs through one leg hole to the other. This add way more action than the original legs. Sometimes I'll super glue them in, but that ruins it for fixing. Just have a backup handy in case the legs get ripped off.
As for gear, I use 20lb braid heavy action rod and a fast reel. I will cast it up on the shore if I can and bring it in that way. Let it sit, wait for it, wait some more... then twitch it. The pond I use my frogs in has a crazy thick layer of matted weeds and gunk on top and I have watched a fish strike my frog 4 times and miss it because the mat was so thick, or it was far sighted
Once you get a hit reel down slow and wait. Set the hook once you feel it. I LOVE FROG FISHIN.