Monday, August 4, 2014

Snag Proof - Bobby's Perfect Buzz Frog Review

Bobby's Perfect Buzz Frog  : Colors: 6  Length: 5 1/4"  inch Weight: 3/4oz  Pack Count: 1


The Bobby's Perfect Buzz frog has to be one of the most requested reviews that I get asked for. So I think I have sat on this one long enough.. you asked for it!

Overall Rating: 7.8/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 4.5/5

The Buzz frog is really just a Snag Proof Kicker frog with some added bling, this makes the bait slightly less weedless but adds a whack more noise and flash. Like all SnagProof frogs this bait ain't pretty but holds up fish after fish allowing you to get more then get your moneys worth out of it.

Castability: 4.0/5

The Buzz Frog casts like a buzz bait, the added weight and size help with distance, but the double bladed buzz-head can cause drag leaving you frustrated in windy conditions.

Don't expect to skip this frog and if you are looking for a quiet Olympic like entry then you may want to look elsewhere. The Buzz frog lands loud and hard with the blades hanging down drawing the attention of any fish that may be watching

Presentation: 4.5/5

I really like how this frog fishes, I was not sure how well it would run through various kinds of cover that I like to fish and was pleasantly surprised that it collected very little debris and rarely hung-up.

I would still recommend picking and choosing your battles here, the Buzz frog was designed to fish in medium to sparse cover, if your fishing thicker pads or slop put it away and tie on a bait designed to fish this cover.  This frog excels at being dragged across sparse pads and then letting the buzz kick in when in the pocket.

Hook-up Ratio: 3.5/5

Snag Proof baits will always give you an above average hook-up ratio, but there are a couple features on this frog that may effect your ability to hammer that hook home. The first being the large thick kicker legs, whenever frog baits have appendages like these there is always the possibility they will get in the way and slightly hinder your hook-up ratio. The second this is the blades themselves. Unlike most frogs that sit ass down, this bait when paused has the blades hanging down.. I have had a few instances in which the fish have hit the blade side of the bait when on the pause.

Availability: 3.5/5

Snag Proof baits are one of the most common frogs available on the market today. But with that said many retailers focus on their standard line (and the Ish series) and not all carry the buzz frogs.. they really should as this bait is very popular and many on-line retailers are often sold out

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Only available in one size and with only 6 colour options the Buzz frog pretty much falls in line with the rest of the Snag Proof family of frogs. it is slightly more expensive then other SG products but since it has some added hardware I understand why the price bump.

I still wish snag proof baits were slightly less expensive, but they are a quality product that catch fish, so I'm not sure I have too much to com pain about.

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

Snag Proof ($11.00)

Land Big Fish ($9.49)

Outdoor Pro Shop ($9.99)


All  testing was done on a  Dobyns DX746 this is a new rod in their line-up that handles both hollow and soft plastic baits alike. 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): A
Pads (Medium Cover): B+
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): C

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

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