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