Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

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Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by saySpiers » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:34 am

Budget is 300ish. I have a last gen Levante EMTF for lighter stuff /treble baits and I want to compliment it. That's the most expensive rod I own so I have no experience with "higher" end stuff. So far the Orochi XX Perfect Pitch, Alpha Angler Zilla & Exprides have caught my eye
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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by poisonokie » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:31 pm

What about an Ish Monroe AGS frog rod? That's inside your budget and I bet it's a killer stick. I don't have one myself, but I know they're worth a look.
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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by poot04 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:36 pm

Find a 1st gen pp and call it a day. Rod is amazing!

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by smallies » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Zilla for me. Rod loads a little deeper than the PP, so it should hold fish a little better. Ive got two, one for frogs and one for 3/8oz swim jigs, and could not be happier.

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:06 pm

The Orochi XX Tour Versatile may be another contender.
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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by DavidSA » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:16 pm

The perfect pitch comes with huge reputation but I've not tried it.

Kistler Helium 3 7'3H is what I have tried/own that I would recommend.

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by Obz » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:41 pm

smallies wrote:Zilla for me. Rod loads a little deeper than the PP, so it should hold fish a little better. Ive got two, one for frogs and one for 3/8oz swim jigs, and could not be happier.
Zilla?

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by smallies » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:16 pm

Obz wrote:
smallies wrote:Zilla for me. Rod loads a little deeper than the PP, so it should hold fish a little better. Ive got two, one for frogs and one for 3/8oz swim jigs, and could not be happier.
Zilla?
Alpha Angler Zilla. That and the gen 1 XX EMTF are far and away my favorite "utility rods". Not much you cant do with them.

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by saySpiers » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm

DavidSA wrote:The perfect pitch comes with huge reputation but I've not tried it.

Kistler Helium 3 7'3H is what I have tried/own that I would recommend.
I've seen alot of praise for the H3 on here

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by Revofisher » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:26 am

yeah i really like the kistler h3 line and the 7'3 hvy is my favorite rod in the line up it would server well for your purpose, also cant go wrong with the perfect pitch which is also a great jig rod and good for frogs as well.

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by bronzefly » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:32 am

In the XX line, the choice is between the Perfect Pitch and the Tour Versatile. Both are capable jig and frog rods. If the cover you're fishing is heavy, I'd lean more toward the Perfect Pitch. if it's more sparse, the Tour Versatile being 2" shorter and a little lighter in power might suit you better for bank fishing and has additional versatility.
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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by Houndfish » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:08 pm

bronzefly wrote:the Tour Versatile being 2" shorter and a little lighter in power might suit you better for bank fishing and has additional versatility.
How is the Gen 2 TV vs the Gen 1 version? I had a Gen 1 and like it, but threw it out as a trade offer for a deal too good to pass up. I kinda miss it but have found little info on the new ones.

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by goldrod » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 pm

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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by bronzefly » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:17 am

Houndfish wrote:
bronzefly wrote:the Tour Versatile being 2" shorter and a little lighter in power might suit you better for bank fishing and has additional versatility.
How is the Gen 2 TV vs the Gen 1 version? I had a Gen 1 and like it, but threw it out as a trade offer for a deal too good to pass up. I kinda miss it but have found little info on the new ones.
It's similar in versatility and action. I feel like it has ever so slightly less power and it feels lighter in hand. It's a fantastic "do it all" kind of rod on the heavier side.
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Re: Jig/Frog Rod for Bank Fishing

Post by freelancer27 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:46 am

+1 for the H3!

I had the 7' heavy. Super light and very sensitive for the price. There are regular sales on the Kistler rods, so you should get it for even less.

Sold it though because I wanted a longer rod. I have Steez XBD Frog rod for myJig fishing now. Found it used in mint state for 270 USD.

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