Monday, November 12, 2012

PayCheck Transporter Frog

Transporter Frog:   Colors: 7    Length: 2 5/8"  Weight: 5/8oz   Pack Count: 1


Paycheck Baits have a real winner when it comes to the Transporter frog. They have designed somthing new/different that will hook anglers and fish alike. If you have been looking for another monster frog to add to your arsenal you cant go wrong with the Transporter.. just ask Jason Statham 

Overall Rating: 7.5/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 4.0/5

No complaints when it comes to the quality of the Transporter frog. The body borders on the thick/edge, yet holds up well when beaten up by fish or structure. The paint job and available colour options are very unique and help make the Transporter frog a true "one of a kind".. Lets not forget the Gammy hooks, always a good choice for your hollow bellied frog


Castability: 4.0/5

 The weight and body style make the Transporter a pretty easy frog to case. The body profile lands well and can even be skipped (a bit). It has a decent amount of back end weight that allows you to cast for distance in pretty much all weather conditions. 

Presentation: 4.5/5

I really like the way the Transporter frog moves, it spits and pops with the best of them, and has just a bit of sway when paused to give it a very subtle walking motion. I was able to chug it along at high, medium and slow speeds, and it never fouled up. The side arms and long back legs give up great motion even when paused, combine that with the popper mouth and gotta believe that this frog calls fish in from long range.

The ass-end of the transporter sits slightly below the water level, it does not dangle like and entice as much as some of the top rated frogs, but it has and OK "sit" 

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.5/5

Paycheck really pushes a couple features of the Transporter, the first being the 60 degree Gammy hook and the second is the heavy duty hook harness. Both of these features are designed to improve your overall hook-up ratio when using this frog, the problem is that the ass end of the transporter is thick, wide and made of a material that although soft is not anywhere near as pliable as frogs such as the Live Target hollow body or the Booyah Pad Crasher. The below image clearly shows how much of the hook is visible when pressure is placed on the body of the frog.

Availability: 3.0/5

On-line this frog is a pretty easy find. Most of the big guns carry it. That being said, finding this frog at a local Ontario based tackle shop is another story. I think it have seen it once in all my travels

Options & Price: 3.5/5

The transporter is not horribly priced, it fits in just over the $10 mark putting it in live with some of the specialty frogs, but way lower then the imports. I like this fit, it is a quality product and worth $8-$10 but I would not pay much more for it

This Transporter is only available in one size. I'm still on the fence a bit, as at times it feels a bit big and bulky. I don't think it should be considered over sized but it does have a large frog feel to it

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

Tackle Warehouse ($10.49)

Land Big Fish ($10.49) 

PayCheck ($10.99)


As mentioned above the I find that the Transporter frog "fishes big" meaning that although it is not a bruzer when it comes to size or weight, it kinda feels like it is. So with that in mind I opt for my heavier rods when fishing the transporter. The Dobyns 736c is the perfect rod for this frog, an if you want some added beef give the DX795 a shot.. damn that is a nice rod for froggin

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