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#3743735 - 08/25/14 11:14 AM I learned a lesson
MidTennFisher
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xG4KWP2HpE

So this is why people tell me to upgrade to 65lb braid for frog fishing huh? I was stubborn and chose to keep using 30lb braid and this is what happened Saturday. I didn't see the fish but I could tell by the pull she was no 12 incher. I saw a big wake headed right toward the frog, a big splash, then it was on! I'll never know because I couldn't control her, she wrapped around lilypads and broke off. I removed the sound in the video to keep the NSFW language I might have used when I realized what happened.

Needless to say I bought some 65lb that night.
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#3743750 - 08/25/14 11:24 AM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: MidTennFisher]
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No better fun than catching the on a frog. IMO
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#3743752 - 08/25/14 11:30 AM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: TRIGGER]
MidTennFisher
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It's so much fun. I just started trying it this Summer so I missed the first 15 or so strikes on the frog by setting the hook too soon. Now that I've learned to be less trigger happy I'm connecting more and it's a blast.
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#3744005 - 08/25/14 03:34 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: MidTennFisher]
SilverFox
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That sucks. I've broken 30 pound on spinning reels before but only when hung. I use 50 for frogs but we don't have the cover here you're in.
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#3744048 - 08/25/14 04:01 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: SilverFox]
Planking
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I had 50 lb break on me two weeks ago. Fish was head shaking running toward the boat and it broke. Still scratching my head on that one.
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#3744329 - 08/25/14 07:19 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: Planking]
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Crazy...
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#3744375 - 08/25/14 07:41 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: Hollar Hunter]
mimitk
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65 all the way
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#3744391 - 08/25/14 07:51 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: mimitk]
bassinbrian
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I fish 65 and sometimes 80, Chickamuga and Guntersville Grass, love the frog bite!!!
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#3744558 - 08/25/14 09:34 PM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: bassinbrian]
AllOutdoors
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The frog bite is cool! Those pads are rough on fishing line.
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#3744833 - 08/26/14 07:24 AM Re: I learned a lesson [Re: AllOutdoors]
Crosshairy
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 Originally Posted By: AllOutdoors
The frog bite is cool! Those pads are rough on fishing line.


Yeah, it's not just the strength rating, it's the abrasion resistance.

Also, if you've been pulling through some nasty stuff, check the line for frays and such. Too many folks are unwilling to re-tie, and it costs them fish.
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