Monday, April 22, 2013

Lake Fork Frog Tail Hook Review

 Colors: 1   Sizes: 2/0   Pack Count: 2    Features: None 


The Lake Fork Frog Tail hooks may still be considered "one of a kind" when it comes to trailer hooks designed for hollow body frog fishing, but I don't expect them to be alone for long, as this is a very cool idea that can really make a difference when the fish are slapping at baits or short biting.

Overall Rating: 7.3/10

Each frog Hook  is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Presentation, Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality/Durability: 4.5/5

I have no real complaints about the quality of the LF Frog Tail Hook, it's strong, sharp and well built. It is easy to add and remove from a bait (a must for us lazy anglers) and lastly it works as advertised. The hook is a 2/0 Gamakatsu and it curls up nicely between the frogs legs. 

If I was going to pick on one thing, it is that this hook is only available in one size, and thus it does not fit all frogs. Lake Fork really should look into various options.. Large, Medium and Small (not hook size, but width of the attachment)

I tested the Frog Tail Hook on 12 frogs, and it fit on 8 of them (66%) But that being said it did not fit on some very popular frog makes/models... (see below)


Would Not Fit:

Availability & Price 3.5/5

This section was hard to score, and kid of feel in the middle, if I was rating it on the availability alone it would easily score a 4.0/5 as it is available at all the major on-line retailers. If I was scoring it on price, it would be hard to give it more then a 3.0/5 as it comes in on average at $5.29 a 2-pack or $2.65 a hook! So I had to take the average and give it a rating of 3.5

Options : 3.0/5

Lake Fork is not one for options when it comes to the Frog tail hook, simply put, what you see is what you get. The Frog tail comes in one size (2/0) and one colour (nickel). It's too bad really as there are some cool options that you could add.. obviously sizes would be nice (not just hook size, but also attachment size), maybe a blade attachment like you see on many frogs or even tail feathers like on many other top water baits.. hell, a weed guard would be nice.. but Im just spit ballin here.

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

Land Big Fish ($4.99)

Overall, this hook deserves a better score then it achieved, but the rules are the rules. I like the Lake Fork Frog Tail hook and enjoy fishing with it. Is it an everyday use.. No, but for those times when the fish are hitting short, this adding stinger tail can and will make all the difference

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