Sizmic Pop'n Toad: Retired!
Yes, it is time to review yet another "retired" frog. The Sizmic Poppin toad by Uncle Josh is a bait that saw very little time on the water (obviously) and to this day can be chalked up to a good frog gone wrong!
Overall Rating: 6.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
There is many things I did or do not like about the Sizmic Poppin Toad, but the durability was not one of them. This baby looked and felt like it was made of tire rubber, it it extremely durable and holds up well to the abuse both the angler and the fish put it through. I believe it was made almost to durable and that in the process made it a bait that did not swim or pop as well as it should (more on that later)
Options & Price: N/A
For whats left of them, they are not badly priced coming in on average at the $3 per pack mark. With 6 frogs in a pack thats only $0.50 per, and not a bad deal. Obviously color choices will be limited, but if you find them in black or white, I would take the plunge and give them a shot.
Where to Find:
OC Fishing Gear - $3.79
OverstockBait.com - $2.99
Gatror Tackle - $3.08
Ebay is always an option when looking for retired frogs. At time of posting there were a few listings for multiple packages
As with most popper frogs I recommend using a Dobyns 735c, this is firm enough to get a great poppin action out or the bait without manhandling it. As for reels, you dont need to go super beefy, but as with most frogs you want the power to pull it out of some of the nastiest slop or cover. Give the Daiwa Lexa 300 a try.