How to Choose the Right Frog Cane

Summer is probably the season where most fishermen devote themselves to black bass, certainly not the most profitable, especially during the hottest days, but this season is capable of giving us some of the best moments that black bass fishing can give us.

An example of this is certainly Top Water fishing, an approach in which Black Bass is certainly at its best, with its lightning-fast attacks and its thunderous gorges on the water’s surface.

There are several top water baits that we can use in this period: Propeller, Popper, Walking The Dog, are all great alternatives, but one of the most fascinating baits for the top water is definitely the Frog, also called Frog Bait.

Many fishermen, both in Italy and abroad, have been really fascinated by the idea of running such a bait on a carpet of nymphs or on some emerging herbarium to stimulate the attack of some big fish. Given all this interest in frog bait I think it is right to stop and see what should be the right characteristics for a proper fishing rod to use when fishing with a frog.

The Right Action For A Frog Rod

The first thing we’ll have to control is the action of our barrel. We’ll need a fast acting barrel, but don’t exaggerate!

If you go to see the videos of some American pro or some expert in Bass Fishing you will immediately realize that at certain levels you use rods with Extra Fast action, the fastest that you can find on the market, but I do not recommend this choice if you are more than experts in this fishing.

Pro-Americans choose this type of rod in order to be able to literally extract the fish from the covers in the shortest possible time. They are not afraid to anticipate the ferrata and to take the hook out of the fish’s mouth. Which happens very often to the less experienced.

For this reason, the right action for a frog rod will be a Fast: fast enough to handle the most powerful fish, but able to forgive you for some small mistake in timing due to the heat of seeing a Black Bass goring on our frog!

The Right Power Of A Frog Rod

You’ve heard it said a thousand times: A frog rod must be a pole, rigid and powerful. But this is fundamentally wrong!

When we fish frog the thing that will interest us most of all is to throw as far as possible. A rod that is too rigid, however, will not give us any support in trying to throw our frog at a long distance. A rod that does not bend will hardly be able to project our bait long distances.

Summer is probably the season where most fishermen devote themselves to black bass, certainly not the most profitable, especially during the hottest days, but this season is capable of giving us some of the best moments that black bass fishing can give us.

An example of this is certainly Top Water fishing, an approach in which Black Bass is certainly at its best, with its lightning-fast attacks and its thunderous gorges on the water’s surface.

There are several top water baits that we can use in this period: Propeller, Popper, Walking The Dog, are all great alternatives, but one of the most fascinating baits for the top water is definitely the Frog, also called Frog Bait.

Many fishermen, both in Italy and abroad, have been really fascinated by the idea of running such a bait on a carpet of nymphs or on some emerging herbarium to stimulate the attack of some big fish. Given all this interest in frog bait I think it is right to stop and see what should be the right characteristics for a proper fishing rod to use when fishing with a frog.

The Right Action For A Frogcane

The first thing we’ll have to control is the action of our barrel. We’ll need a fast acting barrel, but don’t exaggerate!

If you go to see the videos of some American pro or some expert in Bass Fishing you will immediately realize that at certain levels you use rods with Extra Fast action, the fastest that you can find on the market, but I do not recommend this choice if you are more than experts in this fishing.

Pro-Americans choose this type of rod in order to be able to literally extract the fish from the covers in the shortest possible time. They are not afraid to anticipate the ferrata and to take the hook out of the fish’s mouth. Which happens very often to the less experienced.

For this reason, the right action for a frog barrel will be a Fast: fast enough to handle the most powerful fish, but able to forgive you for a few small errors in timing due to the heat of seeing a Black Bass gurgling on our frog!

The Right Power Of A Frog Rod

You’ve heard it said a thousand times: A frog rod must be a pole, rigid and powerful. But this is fundamentally wrong!

When we fish frog the thing that will interest us most of all is to throw as far as possible. A rod that is too rigid, however, will not give us any support in trying to throw our frog at a long distance. A rod that does not bend will hardly be able to project our bait long distances.

A Heavy rod will not help you even if you have to make shorter throws, for example by fishing around pontoons or on board a reedbed. With such a rigid rod you won’t be able to be precise enough. After all, there are different types of frogs for different uses, so you’ll have to be ready to change your presentation.

I’m not telling you that to fish for frog you will need a spring barrel, you will need a rod with a little ‘back (remember that you will often have to eradicate the fish from very intricate covers) still able to load the launch.

A barrel with medium-heavy power and a fast action I think that is the best choice!

The Right Length For A Barrel To Use As A Frog

After having seen the action and power of a rod suitable for the use of our frog bait we move on to the third feature: the length!

A long rod will tend to help us throw our frogs further away and manage the fish well. Length is obviously a very subjective thing, and can also depend on the physiognomy of the fisherman, but the right length could be around 7’3″ (about 213 cm).

Many like to give movement to frogs as if they were walking the dog, then bringing the top of the rod down and giving him a few small taps. Obviously a very long rod is more uncomfortable to handle in these cases, for this reason I think that 7’3″ is the right compromise, especially if we fish from the boat. Fishing from the foot the choice will have to fall necessarily on shorter tools.

What Kind Of Rod Do You Use For Frog Fishing?

Now do not take what you wrote as an absolute dogma, fishing is still something very personal. But in my opinion these are the general characteristics to have in mind when you go to look for a rod to fish for frog.

I deliberately did not include any indication of models of rods or anything else, so as not to take the neophyte off the road. But I would like to know what are the characteristics of your ideal frog rod and what tools you are using!

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