For a 2 1/4-inch frog that only weighs 1/2 ounce, the Small Dog casts like a dream. I like to keep plenty of distance between my boat and the cover whenever I’m frog fishing and I’m able to do that quite easily with this frog.
I’ve been using a 7-foot, medium-heavy casting rod with 50-pound braided line throughout my testing. I think a heavier rod may hinder casting distance a bit too much for my liking.
Another great thing about the Small Dog is that you could put this sucker on a spinning rod with 20- or 30-pound braid and let a beginner angler have an absolute ball with it. I will certainly be incorporating this into my spring and summer guide trips. It would be super easy to novice anglers to skip underneath cover and what not.