Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

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Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby Matt_3479 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:31 pm

What’s your favourite frogging reel and gear ratio? Do you use a higher speed gear ratio for topwater as well?

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 pm

High speed is usually a good bet. Reason being long cast...fish blows up...you swing and miss...need to get back after the fish before he vacates the area. Another reason is if you are covering water

I have two frog setups. One reel is a T3 1016 and the other is an Esxcence DC. Both can get after it for distance and are high speed. I run braid on both and love em.

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby spookybaits » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 pm

OG Zillion Type R's & J dream 7.9's are what I use. Both running Ize HLC spools. Both perform flawlessly.
(For smaller 1/4oz topwaters I run alphas platform reels).

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby TommyG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:46 am

The 1516 Zillion 9.1 with the HLC spool is a great frogger on a 7-6 H3.

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby johnD » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:47 am

I'm frogging with a tatula ct type R 7:1 , 50 lb power pro..my favorite reel for other topwaters is a curado 70 hg , 15 lb big game.

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby BigG » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:15 am

I use a MB IP 68 with 6.8:1 ratio. Fast enough for me with a little more power than the 7.9:1. Great on Guntersville grass mats.

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Re: Favourite frogging + topwater reel?

Postby Matt_3479 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:51 am

Awesome, thank you everyone for your response. Been trying to look other places as well and daiwa seems to be most popular specifically the tatula ct or sv. I currently have a tatula sv on another rod and Iove it so might get another one of them. The other reel I was looking towards is a 13 fishing concept A. Nice small reel, palms excellent and 22lbs of great. Figured it might make a nice compact yet a work horse of a reel.


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