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H or XH rod?

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If I'm primarily bank fishing, would anyone suggest a H or HX rod for, say, frogs or would that just be overkill?

Who uses a H rod from shore?

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Ussually I only use a heavy rod for flipping jigs and big texas rigs, and any slop fishing as well. I would stick with a 7' mh if I were you. This way you can pretty much fish any bait and it wont be such a lunker of a rod to tote around.

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Agreed. Heavy is overkill and would not allow you to cast too many baits too well.

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It depends on how much vegetation you are fishing in. I use a heavy power fast taper rod for frogs over and in dense/matted weed growth. I've tried softer rods and the fish just end up getting burried in the weeds. With the heavy rod I can keep them up near the surface better. I can cast soft plastic frogs and Spro frogs just fine.

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To be honest, I dont own a Heavy Rod, unless you count one of my Muskie rods.. MH is as heavy as I have.

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even for flipping deep dense weeds dietz? What do you use then? Why do you perfer to not go with a heavy?

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I would have to agree with Deitz, I also use mostly MH if for no other reason when flippin or using a frog for me it's with braid so I think a heavy is just to much. P.S. Hey Tonka to wet to work today?

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I have one Heavy and it actually a Mod action so its closer to a MH. Thinking about getting a Heavy this year for punching 3/4-1oz plastics through the stuff.

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The mh will be more versatile, as stated above. I had an IMX 844 that got broken last year by a wayward foot... I am replacing that with a 7' H Avid that I am spiral wrapping with Micro guides. I like the Heavy action for fishing heavy football jigs in deep water and fishing the slop with jigs and heavy tx rigs. I also am building a 7'11" Legend T that is rated for baits up to 2 ounces. It will primarily be used for swimbaits, but I will likely throw some frogs on it too or???

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Interesting. For clarification, I'm not too worried about versatility. I have a few set ups already and have been thinking about a new "frog rod". I'd use it for frogs, primarily. But in the end, I’m thinking there are a few things it would work for, like swimbaits and flippin’, so it could be multi-purpose. It's not like I can't do all of that with one of the MH rods I use now, I know. I was just wondering if folks would recommend going with a long and H rod if I primarily used it for frogs. The consensus seems to be “no”.

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I personally feel that the length of a rod is very important when fishing, it gives you all you leverage. All heavy actions are not created equal, as cecil said, some heavy action act more like a mh because of their taper. I couldn't agree more.

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