Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mann's Super Frog Review


  Mann's Super Frog:   Colors: 7     Weight: 3/8oz    Pack Count: 1


Super frog huh? There are a few companies now making large claims when naming their frogs.. We looked at the Venom Bully Frog last week (I only wish the Bullies I knew growing up were that soft), and this week it is time to look at Mann's Super Frog.. let me tell ya, although it is a quality product Im having a hard time finding it's super powers.

Overall Rating: 6.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 3.5/5

Anyone familiar with the Manns lineup of baits, knows that they make a great product. The Hardnose frog is one of my favorite soft plastic frogs and the -1 series of cranks has been in my arsenal for years. The Super Frog is no different and is extremely well made, with a dense durably body and premium hooks this frog will hold up well.

Castability: 3.5/5

The Super frog feels heavier on your rod then it's 3/8oz weight would lead you to believe. It casts well for distance, and the wider flat belly also helps if you like to skip frogs up under cover.

Presentation: 3.5/5

With a wide body and short legs, the Super frog has a decent profile when in the water. It moves well across the pads and other structure. I personally dont find the body conducive for easy walking, but it can be walked.

I like to use this frog with short twitches rather then the standard walking motion. I will slowly drag the frog across the pads keeping my rod tip moving with short twitches. I use the frogs weight and size to it's advantage. It sits well on the pads, and I use my rod to continuously bump (or tap) the pads almost like knocking on the the fishes front door. You will get less casts using this method, but you will give the fish a more aggravating look at the frog

If fishing an area with sparser cover, I would move to a better walking frog

Hook-Up Ratio: 2.5/5

This is the area the super frog really looses it's super powers. Looking at the design of the frog it has a couple strikes against it right off the bat. The wider body and even wider leg span are not conducive for ensuring that fish gets as much of the frog in it's mouth as possible.

The hooks are low set, and somewhat blocked by the way the frog body is moulded. This does help your retrieve (less snaggs) but it also means there is more plastic to get out of the way when the fish hits. Lastly, the body is firm, and even when firmly pinched the hooks do not stick out as much as I would like (see image below)

Availability: 3.0/5

Manns Bait Company is fairly well know in both Canada and the US. Their product line is widely available by all the big guns, and many of the smaller ones. Not all have full selection, and at times this frog is not available when other products like the hardnose  and -1 series baits are. I dont know why, as this frog has a good price point

Options & Price: 4/5

If we are talking super powers, price is definitely one for sure, priced on average at $5.49 this frog can be easily found under the $5 mark.. thats about half of what many major brands are currently selling their hollow belly's for.

You have 7 color options available for the Super frog, like always I look for a High vis option as well as a natural colour. In this case Manns has you covered in both of these areas.

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Gander Mountain ($4.99)

Bass Pro Shop ($5.49)

Mann's products are pretty widely available, you should have little problem finding this frog during your travels, but you man only see limited color options


As with most hollow body frogs you are going to want some power. I like to use a Dobyns 736c, it has the right amout of tip and backbone to cast frogs a mile, and pull fish out of the thickest meanest cover.. actually I would call it a super rod.. so I guess it is the perfect match

For line selection I will be using 50lb Sunline FX2, this line was designed for frog fishing by Dean Rojas, and who am I to argue

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Venom Lures: Bully Frog Review

                                Bully Frog:   Colors: 12    Size: 4"    Pack Count: 5 (or 50) 
                               Leg Style: Swim           Scent: MegaStrike


When you name a product "Bully", you really need to make sure it has some toughness behind it, and unlike the tubes in Venom's line-up this frog just does not stand up to the bully name. I think it is more apt  to run away then stand up and fight. The Bully  frog is designed for finesse and can swim with the best of them, but if you are looking for a frog to takes some licks and keep on ticking,  your search rages on                  

Overall Rating: 6.0/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 3.0/5

When it comes to overall quality I think there are some pro's and cons associated with the Bully Frog, this body of the bait is very soft, yet I found it held up fairly well when fighting fish. The legs on the other hand do not hold up so well, i have had baits rip both at the "toes and at the narrow spot in with the leg meets the body.

The frog is salted and MegaStrike enhanced, both of which I would consider a plus

Castability: 3.0/5

With a narrow profile and soft yet dense body the Bully frog casts fairly well, but Im not a huge fan of how it sits on the water after it lands. that being said I do believe that if you are looking for a frog to skip under overhanging trees or docks, this would be a great option

Presentation: 2.5/5
Although the Bully Frog is your typical swim frog (thats my kinda frog) Im not overly fond of it's motion in the water. it has longer flat profile and the legs come straight off the back of the frog, allowing the frog to swim fairly straight. it has a nice balance and you should have no issues keeping it running upright. I find this frog is mostly successful when used on a fast retrieve, you really need to keep it moving, as this frog has little to no presence when paused.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.0/5

This frog will give you a pretty solid hook-up ratio, it has an ultra soft body, that compacts easily when a fish strikes.

Availability: 3.0/5

I have seen Venom products in my local shop for years now, but I dont think they have the same on-line presence as some other companies their size. You can find Venom bully frogs if you look, but dont expect to see them in all your favorite retailers. It is also equipped with a belly slot to allow the hook greater penetration on a hookset.

Options & Price: 3.5/5

I like when a company gives me options, and Venom always does. The Bully frog is available in a great mix of 12 colors covering "natural" to "high vis". Although not something I will use every day, i do like to carry a few frogs with high vis legs on a natural body (see above)

Pricing is pretty good coming in on average at $0.96 a bait. As you will see below if you love these frogs you will save some serious cash buying in bulk

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Venom Lures ($4.98)

Fish307 ($4.79)

Land Big Fish ($4.69)

Project Tackle ($4.79)

I stuck with the 5 pack pricing below, but many retailers offer a 50 count bag as well, for significant savings. For Example Fish307 sell the 5 pack for $4.79 or $0.96 a frog, If you buy the 50 count bag the price is $17.99 or $0.36 a frog.. now that is a crazy deal


If I found myself out on the water today with the Bully frog, I would rig it up on my Dobyns DX744, and a Daiwa T3 Ballistic reel. I want a bit of a softer combo that can handle "finesse Frog fishing" and bring the bully back to the boat at a fairly quick pace. You could get away with downsizing to 20lb braid from the typical 40lb if you plan to fish this frog in more open conditions.

Hook size can range from 3/0 to 5/0 and the head of this frog holds up ok to screw in hooks like the Zoom Horny toad hook. 

(Leg Shot)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Evolve Nervous Walker Frog Review

                         Nervous Walker:   Colors: 4    Size: 2.5"  Weight: 5/8oz   Pack Count: 1


Evolve frogs caught many an anglers eye when they launched their line of "pulse" and species" frogs back at ICAST 2011. And although those hard body frogs left many of us scratching our heads, they quickly followed them up with the launch of a  hollow body series that includes the Nervous Walker. With soft body's and loud rattles, and a decent price tag, I think this line of frogs will be around for awhile to come

Overall Rating: 6.7/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 3.5/5

I have to give it to Evolve, this has to be one of the softest (if not the softest) frogs on the market today. The body of this frog can be collapsed if you breath on it to heavily.. that being said, it also punctures easier then other hollow bodies, I think they are walking the fine line between the ultimate soft body and a paper body.

The hook appears to be quality, it is nice and sticky and still feels strong 

Castability: 3.5/5

The Nervous walker surely is not afraid of heights, this frog casts like a stone, so watch your reel breaks. This frog really surprised me on my first cast and I well overshot my target. (it does bounce well)

The large body frame as well as the internal beads/rattles give this frog some "oomph", it travels well, and lands hard, but always upright!. I think the body was designed well for casting, but could be improved upon for presentation.

Presentation: 3.0/5

This is the area in which this product suffers the most, unfortunately it fishes like log. It lands hard, and  does not move as well as I would like in the water.  I think the larger body frame effects how the frog moves across the pads. It almost fishes square, and feels more like Im dragging the bait then fishing it. Subtle movements seem lost on this frog

I will give the Nervous walker credit for it's internal rattle or bead system. I dont think enough hollow body frogs utilize a rattle, and it is high on my list of key/important features in the making of a perfect frog.

Hook-Up Ratio: 4.0/5

Moving now to an area in which this frog excels, the Nervous walkers ultra soft body and slightly upturned hooks makes sure any fish taking a swipe, will get nothing but hook.

Usually a wide bulky body on a hollow body frog is not considered a plus, but due to how soft this frog is, it gets away with the larger body frame to approve it's silhouette from below, and it does not effect the hook-up ratio

Availability: 3.0/5

On-line shoppers will have no issue getting their hands on Evolve products. Locally you may have more issue, but due to a great price point, I wont be surprised if these quickly become more readily available.

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Any-day I get to pay less then $9 for a hollow body frog is a good day. The Nervous walker is priced well coming in at about $8 at most retailers. If you find one locally, dont be surprised if you pay closer to $10 as any hollow body under that is a rare find.

The Color options are not vast, but this frog is available in 4 pretty realistic colors. I like really like the leopard brown as the red legs are a red/white color and add contrast to the body color. 

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Evolve ($7.79)

Fish307 ($7.19)

Evolve products have become more and more available over the past 12 months. I think this ties directly back to the success they had at ICAST 2011. Many major retailers carry them, and some of the smaller ones are also getting their toes wet. Dont be surprised if you find one or two Evolve products in a store near you

I will try to provide you with video links to these frogs in action, or great informational videos. This is not always an easy task, so bear with me.  (informational)


As mentioned above this frog fishes pretty heavy, so without a doubt I use my Dobyns 736c. This rod was built to handle hollow bodies and the fish that eat them. 

If you a a frog collector like me, I recommend purchasing the "Leopard Brown", in an ever growing frog market, that color option is just different enough that it may stand out when traditional colors are just not cutting it. 


Friday, April 13, 2012

Lake Fork Lures: Fork Frog Review

                               Fork Frog:   Colors: 9    Size: 4"    Pack Count: 5
                                  leg Style: Buzz             Scent: Garlic


If you read my initial review of this frog from last season (see below) you may remember that I compared it to an alien of sorts. Well, that opinion has not changed much, but I do have some new thoughts to share on a yet another very interesting product in the Lake Fork Line-up

Overall Rating: 7.0/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 4.0/5

Wether you like a bait or not, quality is quality, and Lake Fork Lures makes a quality bait. This frog is equipped with a wide durable body that holds up well for multiple fish, and the legs are long and soft yet still take a beating.

I have said it before and I will say it again, these are the most heavily scented baits I have ever fished, we are talking about some serious Garlic.. You remember the classic "grumpy old men" trick of putting a dead fish under your buddies car seat, try using one of these baits instead,  it will get you the same result, just not as messy of a clean-up

Castability: 3.5/5

The Fork Frog casts pretty well, I think the Alien body design allows it to travel well. The large flat body surface also makes this a great frog for skipping up under  cover.

Again, it is not the best casting frog in my arsenal, but I have no complaints either.

Presentation: 3.0/5

Ok, here is where Im really split, I like to move my frogs pretty fast (most of the time) but this frog really excels as a slow moving frog. So if I was to rate it on how I want to use it.. I would have to give it a 2.5/5, but, on the other hand if Im rating in on how the frog was designed to be fished (slower) I would have to give it a 3.5/5.. so to be fair I landed right in the middle at 3.0/5

The body of the Fork frog may have been designed to move fast, but the legs just cant keep up (in mu opinion). The body/head of the bait has a large flat base, that cuts and wobbles nice on a fast retrieve. My issue is, the legs are long and thin, and on a speedy retrieve they nearly collapse in on themselves, and dont give off the churn or motion im looking for.

That being said, if you slow down your retrieve, the body will continue to  give off that great wobble, and the legs are able to kick with the best of them.  

Hook-Up Ratio: 4.0/5

For a relativly small frog, this bait has a decent profile. If you fish it slow, not only will the fish get a good look at it, but they are also less likely to miss. The long thing legs collapse well, and wont get in the way of your hook. If you are missing fish, dont blame the bait, the Fork Frog was designed well, to ensure the hook finds a home. Equipped with a belly slot, and a hook placement marker, this frog pretty much screams "insert here".

Availability: 3.0/5

Unless you are prowling the larger retailers in Ontario, you wont often come across Lake Fork lures, and it is a shame, as they make some of the coolest most unique baits on the market. If you dont have one of the big box stores close by and you cant find them locally, you will have no issue finding them on-line. You can buy direct from LF or from other giants like the Bass Pro Shop and Tackle Warehouse

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Lake Fork sits right on the border line when it comes to options and price. With 9 colors options you cant really complain about your choices (watermelon red/pearl is pictured above). But coming in at about $.99 a bait they are sitting right on the edge of what I like to pay for soft plastics (and that does not include shipping if you have to buy on-line)

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Lake Fork Lures ($4.99)
You have some pretty good choices here, and some fairly competitive pricing. All of thee above with the exception of the Bass Pro shop, carry the complete color line-up. As usual, you will pay slightly more when buying direct.


This question may be better answered by Lake Fork Lures owner Mark Pack, rumor has it he is an avid Dobyns rods user (wink, wink). But for me, I have been throwing this frog on my Dobyns 735c, it has the perfect mix of strength and agility for swim frogs.  Like many of my swim frogs it will get a turn on a Dobyns 744 this year to see just how that rod reacts.

Hook size is very important with this frog, going to short or to long will either effect the swim or your hook-up ratio. Use the marker on the back of the frog to make sure you are using the proper size. Me I like to run with a 4/0 EWG hook or 4/0 Zoom horny toad hook

Here is a link to my original take on this frog from last season. As you can see it has not changed much, I'm still no where near ready to write it off, but It still didnt make my top 5 either. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tru Tungsten: Mad Maxx Frog Review (Retired Frog)

                      MAD MAXX Frog:     Colors: 4*     Weight1oz    Size: 90mm"   Pack Count: 1


Gone but not forgotten the Tru-Tungsten frog is a great addition to your hollow body arsenal, but you need to get them, before they are gone! and I mean like "Mel Gibson gone"

Overall Rating:  7.4/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
Quality: 3.5/5

Say what you will about Tru Tungsten, they make.. err, make that "made" quality products. And the Mad Maxx is on that list for sure. With a super soft collapsable body, an a very unique "hull" inspired under carriage this frog walks with the best of them. The colors and graphics on this frog are top notch, and the only disappointment in my eyes are they eyes.. those 3D eye stickers don't look like they will last long, as we all know, stickers and water don't mix.

The Mad Maxx is equipped with DiHachi hooks, I have had not issues with mine, but I have heard complaints about them from other anglers. It is always hard to verify if the hook is the issue when guys report missing or loosing fish, but since I have heard it a few times, I thought it was worth listing

Castability: 4.0/5

With a great body design and internal tungsten rattles/weights, this frog casts very well. You can get some serious distance when required, and you can easily pitch in and under cover. 

The keel or Hull design allows you to skip this frog a bit, so dont be afraid to pitch it under some trees and see what you can pull out

Presentation: 4.0/5

The Mad Maxx frog moves incredibly well in the water, as mentioned above the body of the frog was designed to look and move like the hull of a boat. It has a great "v" shaped frame that contains a few rows or contours down the side. the underbelly is slightly hard and really allows you to easily walk the dog with ease.

Two Key features of the Mad Maxx frog are the internal tungsten rattles, and the drain hole punched at the butt end of the Frog. The rattles are loud and effective, they are like a dinner bell calling the hawgs to the table. I really like rattle inserts in my frogs, both for the noise and a little extra weight. The drain hole is just a way to help empty your frog a bit quicker, lets face it, the majority of hollow bodies on the market today take on some water, so having a quick release drain hole helps get your line back in the water fast.

This frog looks great when moving, and even better on the pause, the bright high resolution colors are sharp, and the 3D eyes really draw attention to the frog. There are no other frogs on the market today that match the color and sharpness of this frog

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.5/5

I have been fairly successful with this frog, and have no complaints when it comes to the hook-up ration. The body of the frog is very soft and can be compared to some of the top selling frogs on the market currently. I like that the belly of the frog is slightly hard, when a fish blows up on this frog it will  help force the top of the frog (and the hooks) into the top of the fishes mouth, ensuring a solid hook-up

Availability: N/A
It is not fair to rank the Mad Maxx on it's currently availability, it has been discontinued and there are very limited number of retailers that have stock. If you are lucky to find one locally you should be paying about $5 for them, as they try to below out remaining stock.. this is a steal

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Again not always a fair comparison here, these two traits will vary depending on where you are buying them, some companies will have as many as 5-6 color options and some will be down to 1.. same goes with price, I have seen these listed from $4 to $9 recently at various retailers

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

this is a discontinued item, so yes it wi



Although it may look fancy the Mad Maxx is just another hollow body frog, so why treat it any different. I run this frog on a Dobyns 736c or a 735c. Paired up with a Daiwa Advantage reel and 40-60lb braid. 

If you are going to try to skip the frog as mentioned above, you may want to go with a shorter rod, but watch the power rating as you still need that muscle to pull the big boys our from under the cover.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Z MAN: Hard Leg FrogZ Review

                          Hard Leg FrogZ:   Colors: 6    Size: 4"    Pack Count: 3
                                       Leg Style: Buzz           Scent: N/A
Have you ever seen those movies as a kid, that centered around "experiments gone wrong" where somehow, somewhere, someway by mixing traditional household items along with an ordinary  can of Spam,  a goup of kids or a burnt our scientist create this incredible new product that does magical things.. well that about sums up the story of Zman's ElaZtech  products.. well, not really.. but come on, use you imagination

Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 4.5/5

When you buy your first pack of Zman frogs you will quickly see why they only come 3 to a pack.. and that is because if you do it right, those three frogs can last you all season long, yes, they are that tuff, this "ElaZtech"  material holds up incredibly well, it can be stretched and pulled in all directions and will not rip or tear. The tacky material allows the hook to stay in place very well and the frog requires little to no maintenance between casts.

One issue you will come across, is that this alien material is not exactly compatible with other soft plastics, so if you make the mistake of tossing one of these frogs in with a pack of your Stanley Ribbets.. be warned you have a good chance of loosing both the Zman and the Ribbet.. a little frog on frog cannibalism can hurt your bait collection.
Castability: 2.5/5

Not exactly a heavy weight, this frog is not known for getting you extreme distance. That being said you can cast it fairly easily, but it does feel light on your rod, and may take some getting use to, both in the air and on the retrieve.
Presentation: 4.0/5

I have said it before and I will say it again, I like this frog, it is unique and kinda fun to throw. It moves fairly well in the water and the feet all though super soft and stretchy, still give off a nice buzz in the water.

The material they are made of is slightly tacky and can require some coaxing to crawl over  pads. But this frog really is designed for fishing more in open water situations.

It's a floater!, When paused the hard Leg frog floats, so be dont be afraid to stop it, when burring over pockets or any gaps in structure. Z-man advertises that the frog floats even with heavier gauge hooks, but personally i like to throw it with thinner wire hooks

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.5/5

The Hard Leg frog will provide you with a fairly high hook-up ratio. The ultra soft and collapsable body will bend and squish in any direction, and it is not hard for a fish to get this whole frog in it's mouth, and the soft body will also make him hold on longer. Although light weight the hard leg frog sits well on the water and is not easiliy bumped up or off when a fish strikes.

The body material holds the hook well, I like to rig it with a slight skin hook on the hook point. Be careful not to bury the hook to far in, as this material is so stretchy that it will hold the point and you wont be able to put it home easiliy.

Availability: 2.5/5

This is a tuff frog to find, unlike the Zman Ultra frog the hard leg frog is carried in very few local shops and can even be hard to find on-line. Larger companies like the BPS and Cabela's all carry Zman products but not always this particular frog. I personally only know of 1 local spot that carries these and it is a 2 hour drive from me

Options & Price: 2.5/5

I get the concept Z-man is working on, yes, this is a quality product and should last you a long time, but I still want to get more then 3 frogs in a pack. With the selling price averaging at about $4.39 you are paying $1.46 per frog, and that is way over my $.70 to $.90 cent target range.

As for colors the Zman site only lists 6, but I did notice that Land Big Fish carries some newer more traditional colors, that i have not seen previously.

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

Z-MAN ($4.89)

Tackle Warehouse ($4.39)

Land Big Fish ($4.39)

Not exactly an easy find, i did multiple google searches with various key words.. this is all I could come up with. I will admit I did not go back further then 3 pages, but in my book Im not buying from a company that does not show up in the first 3 pages of a google search.

(Zman FrogZ rigged with 4/0 Gammy)
As mentioned above this frog feels light on your rod, so I opt for a longer rod with a softer tip. I use the dobyns 805 crankbait rod for this frog on a regular basis last season, but I think I will moving over to a DX744 this season. It is a buzz frog so be sure to pair your rod choice with a reel that can keep up without tiring you out.
This frog is paired well with a 4/0 EWG hook. I like to go with light wire hooks when fishing this frog, so they will not effect how the frog floats. You could go with a 3/0, but I would avoid jumping up to a 5/0 as it is a bit long for this frog


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spro: King Daddy Frog Review

                        King Daddy:     Colors: 6     Weight1oz    Size: 90mm"   Pack Count: 1


"King Daddy" is a fitting name for the largest frog in the Spro family. It was not to far in the distant past that Spro was the King of the frog world, the Dean Rojas series, really turned the frog fishing world in it's head, and it is still selling strong today. The King Daddy is a new edition to the Spro line-up,  launched back at ICAST 2010, this frog is hard to miss

Overall Rating:  7.1/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 4.5/5

If there is one thing you never have to worry about with a Spro product it is the quality, from the body material down to the hooks, they make a quality long lasting product.  
The King daddy is equipped with strong, sharp 4/0 hooks and a softer more pliable, yet still dependable body then the standard Spro series (or at least it feels that way) 
Castability: 3.5/5

This beast of a bait weighs in at 1oz and casts fairly well. The big wide body will give more resistance in the wind then the smaller more slender frogs, but the weight helps compensate for this.

Presentation: 3.5/5

There are some pros and cons to this big bodied frog. The wide profile and long body kinda sits like a log in the water,  if you ask me, and it's "frog like" profile is somewhat lost in that bulky frame.

But on the other hand, the long body makes walking the frog a breeze and the bright colors and long legs will draw fish in. For it's size I will admit this frog moves pretty well, and no matter what the wife tells you, size does matter, no fish will miss the sound of this giant banging off the pads over it's head.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.5/5

This is another area in which I went back and forth on. I have had issues in the past with my hook-p ratio when using Spro Frogs, the body although durable is firmer then most other frogs, making it harder for the fish to compress and get to the hooks. The King Daddy does not suffer from this, either it is made up of a softer material, or the larger body frame allows the standard material more room to move and compress

Size can also be a factor here, yes we all know that even small fish can get some pretty large baits into their mouths, but that being said larger baits can effect your hook-up ratio.. less chance of a fish missing, but higher chance of getting the wrong part of the frog in it's mouth

Availability: 3/5

As discussed above, Spro products are highly available, and you should not have a hard time finding the King Daddy at an on-line retailer. Locally (Canada or Ontario specifically) you will have less chance coming across this bait in the smaller to medium size tackle shops. It is more expensive then the traditional Spro Frogs and the size makes many anglers back away (what they dont know, wont hurt us)

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Not too many color options available, and of course only one size. Currently the King Daddy is available in 6 color choices, all of which have that "serious" spro look to them (thats a good thing). Pricing seems pretty competitive and as stated previously you can expect to pay between $10-$12 for a quality hollow body frog, anything below is a steal, anything above, you really need to start looking for a new dealer

Where to Find:
In case you are having a hard time finding these locally, here are some reliable options for you.

SPRO ($13.59)

Tackle Warehouse ($11.49)

Land Big Fish  ($11.99)

The Hook Up ($11.99)

With only 6 color choices every retailer I have found carries the full line, so what you are looking for next is price.. as you can see from above the price is pretty standard (unless you are buying direct from Spro), and you can expect to spend close to $12 on this frog.

Locally this is a harder frog to find, Spro products are popular so most retailers carry some Spro products, but my local shops seem to be avoiding this beast of a Frog.


A new category to this every changing blog is this video portion. Why not share with you guys a little frog porn so you can see the frogs in action. I plan to film some personally this summer, but for now I will dig in the depths of You tube and share with you some great videos from other sources
Dean Rojas (informational)

Go big or go home, there is no way Im throwing this frog using anything less then a Dobyns 736c, and I may even jump up to a flipping stick, like the DX795. Rod back bone is more important then tip when throwing large frogs like this... dont get me wrong, you still need to be able to walk that frog, so dont go looking for a pool cue.
I use 60lb braid or higher when fishing with this frog, and usually throw it with my Diawa Advantage reel. Again it has a slightly larger profile and helps boost my confidence.