MAD MAXX Frog: Colors: 4* Weight: 1oz 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
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
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
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:
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.