Best Line for Frog Fishing

Best Line for Frog Fishing

​Throwing top water frogs is one heck of an exciting way to work a lure around heavy weed or larger lily pads. 

​Matching you frog rod with the correct line is crucial not only for casting performance but also making sure that as you work the lure through thick cover that your line is capable of withstanding the extra strain placed one it.

​What is the Best Line for Frog Fishing ?

​The best frog line is braided fishing line it has a lower stretch when compared to monofilament and it's thinner diameter also helps it to slice through weeds much easier than either flourocarbon or mono.  

​My personal preference is a braid that has a round profile. Flatter profiles are less efficient at slicing through the water and through weeds.

A round profile not only cuts through vegetation but it also allows you to have much quicker hook-sets as it will generally great less of a drag in the water as you strike, so it's pretty much a win win.

Although you could use mono or flourocarbon if you were casing in open water only once you hit any kind of vegetation the braid will be far superior as a frog fishing line.

There is too much stretch in mono and it is usually twice the diameter of the equivalent breaking strain of braid.

What Breaking Strain, Size or Strength Line for Frog Fishing is best?

​50 lb braid is the most common when working over weed beds and up to 80 lb if working really dense lilies. If you are using smaller/lighter frogs in open water that is free from snags or heavy vegetation then you can go as low as 30 lb.

​Best Braid for Frog Fishing

​Power Pro Spectra is arguably the best selling braid of all time. It can be used.

It truly is loved for almost all techniques in different strength. They have a small range of colors to choose from.

​For frogs green is the obvious choice. With ticker cover I'd prefer 50 lb at a minimum.

Power Pro has a rounded profile that is excellent for working and slicing through weeds. A lot of other braids have a flatter profile and won't be quite so good at cutting through vegetation.

​Specifications:

  • ​0.005 to 0.035 diameter
  • ​Rounded profile
  • Great for casting

​SpiderWire Stealth is how on the heels of PowerPro in terms of popularity.

It has a special coating called Color-Lock which helps to reduce the natural fading that happens on braid over time due to exposure to the sun.

​Specifications:

  • ​Color-Lock coating
  • Increased abrasion resistance
  • Built from Dyneema PE MicroFiber

The​ FX2 Braid from Sunline is purpose built with flipping and frogging in mind.

It's a really supple braid that is easy to tie to backing it you are using it on yout frog reel.

It also has a nice round profile that as we stated earlier is a massive boost to slicing through weeds.

​Specifications:

  • ​Circular profile
  • Increased abrasion resistance
  • Picks up well
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