Frogging Chutes

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Frogging Chutes

Postby Missfire » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:16 pm

What diameter are MOST/best frog chutes, seen different sizes. Seems bigger would be easier to hit on the move.
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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby GMAC 76 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:42 pm

i personally need at least 10" dia chute....otherwise i can't get the frogs i gig thru the chute down into the bag... just saying....lol...but to seriously answer your question I think most everyone uses at least an 8" tube some bigger but very few smaller...I also think imo if ya paint the inside flat black or put slick bottom on the inside the frog don't try to crawl out as much as they do if ya leave it white
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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby Scarecrow » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Greg, you need to take those magnifying glasses off that you use when you re-build those mags and carbs when you are frogging------that's dangerous.

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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby GMAC 76 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:52 am

Scarecrow wrote:Greg, you need to take those magnifying glasses off that you use when you re-build those mags and carbs when you are frogging------that's dangerous.

tell me about it pal...hell I even bought the wife a pair...but that's another story!!!

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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby mojoe » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:23 pm

An 8" PVC coupling makes a nice chute cheap. A little paint and they can look good too. The green ones for irrigation are what I have made some out of.


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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby Lwells » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:05 pm

GMAC 76: You opened yourself up for this, lol , Does she wear them new glasses you got her to bed? :stirpot: :lol:

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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby GMAC 76 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:50 pm

Lwells wrote:GMAC 76: You opened yourself up for this, lol , Does she wear them new glasses you got her to bed? :stirpot: :lol:

Naw...it scared her so she took them off...

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Re: Frogging Chutes

Postby jopete » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 pm

I don't use the 'y-slot' to get the grogs off of my gig. I just ziptie a 6'' piece of pvc pipe to my rigging opposite of my gas pedal and tie a decoy sack onto the pvc pipe. when I stick a frog I just pull him off, drop him into the pipe, and go stick another frog. I use a similar setup in my skiff with the prodrive. I changeout decoy sacks every 3 hrs or so in case I have dead frogs in it.
I have been frogging for a living this year and I like this system.

anything smaller than 6'' pvc and the biguns can crawl out. 8'' would be even better.


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