7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

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Rodster14
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7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

Postby Rodster14 » Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 am

I fish primarily Lake Lanier and a local reservoir, neither of which has heavy grass. I have a G. Loomis IMX Pro Casting Rod 7'1" Heavy 854C JWR that is used for throwing hollow bodied frogs and Carolina rigs. Do you think a longer rod (like the IMX Pro 7.3 Carolina rig rod) would be better for these two applications?

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Re: 7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

Postby PaBass75 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am

The longer rods will cast a little farther and will move more line on a hook set..
The shorter rod will make it slightly easier to walk a frog.
It's a trade off, control vs distance.
Can't imagine there will be a huge difference between a 7'1 and a 7'4 assuming same power and taper.

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Re: 7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

Postby goldrod » Mon May 21, 2018 7:44 pm

I would say go with the 7’1”
Just my preference of the two
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Re: 7.1 or 7.3 ft rod for hollow bodied frogs

Postby DChiWildcats » Tue May 22, 2018 12:28 pm

I currently use the NRX 873 and it rocks. I recommend checking out the new IMX Pro TWFR 884 or 885. It’s a 7’4” but made specifically for frog fishing. IMX Pro 874 is a 7’3” and would also work well.


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