Monday, July 15, 2013

Snag Proof Guntersville Frog Review

Guntersville Frog:   Colors: 6     Length: 2.5inch    Weight: 5/8oz   Pack Count: 1


The G'ville frog was designed to flat out catch fish.. period.

 Everything about its design was thought out and put in place to help increase your chances of enticing and landing fish, and to be honest I dont know if there is a better all around "pad frog" on the market today 

Overall Rating: 8.0/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 4.0/5

Like with all Snag Proof products the G'Ville frog was built tough, it has a soft yet durable body that holds up well to abuse from fish and structure alike. Unlike most hollow body frogs the G'ville frog does not really have legs but in their place it has two weighted rattles giving it more noise and back-end weight while on the pads. 

The only issue I had during testing was the loss of a rattle. it somehow came free from it's glue and went flying on a classic "swing and miss" after a blow-up

Castability: 4.0/5

There is nothing subtle about the G'Ville frog, and that includes the splash it makes when hitting the water. Its back weighted deign allows for super long distance casts which is must when covering large pad sections or clusters.

not for the faint for heart, there is no need to even try skipping this frog under cover or into open water, it was designed for heavy cover and pads and that is what it does best.

Presentation: 3.5/5

I was up in the air on how to rate this frogs presentation.. it was not designed to do what most hollow body frogs do.. there is no walking-the-dog option here (though it can be twitched in place), and there is no "leg flair" when paused. But what it does bring to the table is a very loud pad knocking presentation, and a nice wake in the water when pulled or hopped.. in short it does what it was designed to do, and if you know that going into your purchase then you will be a happier customer

It case I was not clear in the last paragraph.. this is a pad frog, designed to be fished on or over pads and heavy slop, not really meant for working large areas of open water.. if thats what your looking for then look elsewhere 

Hook-up Ratio: 5.0/5

this is the area in which the G'ville frog will prove it's worth.. it has hands down the best hook-up ratio of any Sang Proof frog I have ever used. The back weighted body keeps this frog sitting nice and low in the water and positions the hooks in way that the fish has no option but to get them in it;s mouth.

The added is perfect for pad fishing and helps keep your frog on the water when a fish blows up on it.  Too many times I have seen my baits knocked off the mark by a striking fish, this is not the case with the G'ville

Lastly The fact that this frog is legless is also a large perk, simply put it means less "stuff" to get in the way so bass have no trouble swallowing this baby whole.

Availability: 4.5/5

Although fairly easy to get your hands on one, I was surprised this frog is not more readily available. Snag Proof products as a whole are available in the majority of large and small tackle shops, but for some reason many of the major on-line retailers that carry SP don't seem to carry the G'ville frog (Land Big Fish is the perfect example).

Options & Price: 3.0/5

The Guntersville frog is available in 1 size and 6 (very basic) color options. Designed the way it is, and for that the frogs intended use is, I dont expect to see that change much

pricing on this frog is decent, coming in at an average of $8.98 per frog.. this is below the dangerous $10 mark but in all honesty I would like to see it lower as it is a pretty basic frog compaired to many others available today.. that being said.. I will continue tio gladly pay the admission price to fish with this beast

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

Snag Proof ($9.95) 


This is a no doubter here, the G'Ville frog is designed to be fished in the heaviest nastiest suff on the water.. and so is the Dobyns 736c. During testing I spent most of the time throwing this frog on a Daiwa Lexa 300 series reel and Daiwa Samurai braid, this combo made it easy to bomb this frog down the lake and cover large pad areas during each retrieve

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