Debating between a couple frog rods

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Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Matt_3479 » Tue May 29, 2018 7:13 pm

Looking at the possibility of grabbing a new frog rod and have been shopping around going store to store. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few different rods. Looking at the st. Croix lbt slop-n-frog rod, Shimano Zodias 7’2” heavy, or if I can find one locally a 13 fishing envy black 7’3” heavy. Any thoughts

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby jasonsadowsky » Thu May 31, 2018 2:22 pm

I currently use a Favorite Rods USA, Sick stick 7ft4 heavy for my frogging. Love it!!
I also tried out my 6ft7 13 fishing Fate Black II for frogging, its medium powered so no wheres near as purpose built for frogs as the Sick Stick.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Finnz922 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:35 pm

All good rods I'm sure. I used to own the original Mojo Slop n Frog and hated it. What a broomstick! I don't know if the LTB is the same or not, I know it is a better blank. Probably a bad ass football jig rod. My father in law swears by the 13 rods. He owns Omen's and Envy's. Black and Green. After watching me in a few tournaments, he now owns an Irod Genesis 2. I would be weary of traditional Heavy actions for frogs. The are great for massive amounts of power, but I personally like a rod that has a moderate fast type of action in the blank to fight the fish. I feel I can keep fish buttoned from the hook set to the boat and am confident in saying that I have a 95%+ hookup/landing rate. I am biased and really like the Irod Air 754. I used to believe the Genesis 2 was "the stick" until I got my hands on an Air.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby jpmoney » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:43 am

Another stick to consider is the Shimano expride 173XH. For the price this rod is fantastic and a top notch frog stick. In the expride series this particular model stands out.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby DavidSA » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:56 pm

bought a Kistler H3 7'3h for this duty but rod is so good for pitching never go around to frogging. Did work a frog with it and it is excellent. Rod has super power in the butt and I'd pick that up if I get into a situation where I think a frog is the ticket.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby cndbasshunter » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:27 pm

Zodias 7'5H for me..love it

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Matt_3479 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:59 am

Well I’ve definately taken the st. Croix legend tournament bass out of the running. It feels way tip heavy. The Zodias felt like a much better balanced rod, lighter rod. Between the Zodias and the loomis imx pro twfr. Not sure between a 7’2” or 7’5” heavy Zodias.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Fishing4Fun » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:28 am

Another option is the Dobyns 735 Savvy. It is a great frog rod that seems to check all the boxes.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby goldrod » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:57 am

XBD and be done with it..
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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Matt_3479 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:06 pm

Hard to find Dobyns Rods around me and the Steez Rods are a little above price range

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Randingo » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:11 pm

Since nobody seems to be commenting on anything other than the St. Croix, I’ll throw in another possibility. Take a look at the Tatula elite Ish Monroe frog rod. It’s certainly within your budget, and it has a lot going for it. I have a friend who fishes the zodias rods, and I think they are quite nice. I don’t know what else to recommend.

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Re: Debating between a couple frog rods

Postby Matt_3479 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:09 pm

Randingo wrote:Since nobody seems to be commenting on anything other than the St. Croix, I’ll throw in another possibility. Take a look at the Tatula elite Ish Monroe frog rod. It’s certainly within your budget, and it has a lot going for it. I have a friend who fishes the zodias rods, and I think they are quite nice. I don’t know what else to recommend.


I’m going to try and run out and take a look at the loomis imx pro 884 this week or Saturday, hopefully they have a Zodias there I can compare side by side. I was playing with a tatula xt yesterday as well and that’s a damn nice rod for the money!! I was hoping they had the frog rod there but they only had the 7’3” heavy but still heck of a rod!!


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