I know of at least one angler that was sad to see these frogs go, but that angler is not me. The Berkley BatWing frog is an oddly designed frog that is super light weight with a flat belly and odd legs. It moves surprisingly well over pads, and fish seem to eat it.. that power bait scent is still a winner. But overall as soft plastic frogs go, the BatWing cant compete with all the options available to todays angler, and thus Berkley has retired the BatWing (but not the Gulp version)
Overall Rating: 6.2/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
Berkley has been making quality baits for years, and when looking at the BatWing frog it is not so much the quality of the product as it is the quality of the presentation. The material used stands up well to the abuse a bait goes through when landing multiple fish, but I feel it is over simplified and does not present as well as it could
This is a very, very light weigh bait and it takes to getting use to when casting. The aerodynamic deisgn works in it's favour but overall it can be a nightmare to cast in windy conditions or without setting your drag to loose.
Options & Price: N/A
There are not any, this frog is not available. When it was there were a few colour options as available. I like the black and red as well as a green white. No sizes changes but all frogs came with that secret power bait scent.
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This is a light weight frog so you may want to put away those ultra beefy rods. I fish the BatWing with a Dobyns 735c and the 805CBRM. As with other light weight frogs the 805's extra length helps fling the frog over greater distances. You wont need much more then 40lb braid and could get away with some thinner if you have casting difficulties.