Monday, August 6, 2012

Trigger X Aggression Frog Review

Aggression Frog:      Colours: 8   Size: 4"    Weight: N/A      Pack Count:  6     
                        Leg Style: Buzz      Scent: UltraBite Aggression Pheromones


Trigger X is a company that I watch fairly closely, they introduce a lot of very interesting baits onto the market and although many of them are successful there seem to be just as many failures.. the Aggression frog fits into the failure category for me.. In baseball a "X" means a strike, this frog should should have XXX next to it's name, it has truly struck out

Overall Rating: 6.1/10
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 no complaints with the quality of bait I receive when trying a new Trigger X product, they all appear to be well made and equally stinky. They hold up well on multiple fish and don't dry out like other liquid cased products (you know who you are.. Gulp)

The rubber/plastic used to make the Aggression frog is a good mix of firm and stretchy, you won't lose limbs easily (but then again you have to convince a fish to bite before you have to worry about the baits durability)

Castability: 3.5/5

Designed well, and very arrow dynamic this frog casts like a bullet, and skips better then most. This is probably the area in which the Aggression Frog excels the most if it fished half as well as it casts, this would be a top tier bait

Presentation: 2.0/5

As you can see from the score, this is not a frog known for how well it moves in the water.. I would go as far to say it is one of the worst soft plastic frogs I have used (presentation wise). I find you really need to get this frog moving to have the legs actually kick, for the first few feel it looks and feels more like Im dragging the frog then swimming it.

Even when it looked like I had the hook perfectly centred this bait still twisted turned, it has hard to keep it running smooth, straight or accurately. I could not find the happy medium for speed, to fast and it spun, too slow and it would not kick.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.0/5

With a slender body profile and fairly collapsible legs this frogs gives you a chance to get a hook into the fish. I believe a belly slot and or a place to rest the hook on the back of the frog would increase performance as well as hook up ratio

Availability: 3.0

Locally I have a real hard time getting my hands on the aggression frog, Trigger X products are available, but not in abundance. On-line they are available from many of the big guns and at a fairly decent price

Options & Price: 3.5

One thing that Trigger X does right is providing the customer with selection at a good price. The Aggression frog falls into that category, they are price on average at $4.89 a pack or $0.81 a frog (6 pack). With 8 colours available you should be able to find one to your liking. I purchased both the black and the white version, both of which will not be seeing any more time on the water.

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

Land Big Fish ($4.89)

Kruger Farms ($4.79)

Jax Cat Tackle ($4.29)

*Please note I have never purchased from Kruger or Jax this is not an endorsement.


This is a weird one and I had a hard time getting comfortable with either of my two frog rods. I settled on the 805cbrm but still don't think it is the perfect rod for this frog, I find it a bit lite, and the 735c is a bit to heavy.. again Im not super concerned as it is a bait that I don't think will find its way back into my daily arsenal

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