Monday, July 28, 2014

Nories NF60 Frog Review

BronzeEye Shad  : Colors: 12   Length: 2 1/2"  inch Weight: 0.6oz  Pack Count: 1


I am now and always have been a huge fan of the original ScumFrog, its basic designed and increible hook-up ratio is that turned me into a frog fisherman and if you look really closely at the Nories NF60 you will see that they took that basic scum frog design and improved it making their frog the ultimate bait.. nearly perfect

Overall Rating: 8.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 5.0/5

What Nories did (in my opinion) is took everything that worked well in a scum frog and beefed it up for todays high powered angler. The body design is similar but it has a tuffer skin that still collapses very easily when pressure is applied. So far this season I'm at close to 20 fish on this one bait, and it shows absolutely no sign of wear.

Castability: 5.0/5

Coming in at around 1/2 ounce it has the added weight and castability that you don't get with a ScumFrog.. sure they cast well for their size, but I also felt they need that little extra bit of weight.. the difference between Nories at .6 or 3/5oz and a scum frog at  5/16oz is very noticeable even more so in any wind or weather conditions. This frog both casts and skips like a dream

Presentation: 4.5/5

The Nories NF60's body also reminders me of a scum frog, again just a bit beefier. The rugged back protects the hook points and the tapered nose and rear pointed legs really help this bait slide well over cover and walk nicely in medium cover and open water

Hook-up Ratio: 5.0/5

Soft pliable body material, thin narrow design and rear facing legs.. Nories did everything right to ensure this bait offers up a very high hook-up ratio.. Again they took what ScumFrog did well and improved it slightly. The added weigh again helps to allow the fish to get more of this bait in its month before you set the hook.

Fish eat this bait whole, and don't let go

Availability: 3.0/5

this is where the Nories starts to loose steam. As an import bait is it hard to find. Tackle Warehouse
stockes them as well as a few other high end or specialty stores. The selection varies so check them all out

Options & Price: 3.5/5

If it wasn't for the fact that Nories offers this bait in 10 colours its score here would be dramatically lower. With a price tag of $15 they are really pricing themselves out of the weekend warriors and with their basic design even more advances anglers questions what they are getting.. with that said the Nories NF60 is a fish catching machine

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

Tackle Warehouse ($15.99)

Lees Global Tackle ($15.99)

Monster ($14.99)


All  testing was done on a  Dobyns DX746 this is a new rod in their line-up and like the Nories has quickly has become a fav in my frog arsenal. As for reels, the Daiwa Lexa pairs well with this rod and gives you a nice over sized spool for that added distance and power. Line choice was SunLIne FX2

Field Test Report Card:

Open Water (Sparse Pads): B+
Pads (Medium Cover): A+
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): A

Walk the Dog: N/A
Popping Action: N/A
Sit/Pause: A+

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