Monday, September 1, 2014

Molix Frog Review

Molix Frog  : Colors: 7  Length: 2 1/2"  inch Weight: 3/4oz  Pack Count: 1


It appears the trend towards "realistic" legs over silicone legs is alive and well. Since the launch of the LunkerHunt Frog we have seen more and more companies trying a versions of this frog.. and yet it is still along way from perfect.

Overall Rating: 6.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 3.0/5

First things first, Molix makes great looking baits that hook me long befor they hook a fish on the end of my line. Once out of the package they have a great look and feel, and everything about them screams that they will be fishing catching machines.. but then you get them on the water

The Legs on this bait appear to be strong, but being removable means that they can and will get ripped off during a battle. It happen to mine on the 6th fish I caught on my first trip, with the bait.. but to be honest they were not all the impressive anyways, so I will continue to fish this frog with the provided back-up skirt (although its a bit dumpy looking to me)

I do really love how Molix puts all this effort into pushing that the legs are reinforced for strength and durability.. maybe they should have spent more time on the  tiny plastic clip used to hold them in place

Castability: 3.5/5

casting distance with the Molix frog is about average, you can easily short to mid range targets but will need to put your back into it if you want to get any distance. Im not sure if the legs are causing some drag but I thought for the size if this frog I should have been getting more distance on the cast

Presentation: 3.0/5

As mentioned earlier Ive yet to find a realistic legged frog that blows me away with its presentation, and all in all Im not convinced that this style of leg is any better then the silicone legs being used on 90% of the frogs on the market today.

The Molix frogs biggest presentation issue stems from the body design. If you look at the top image in this review you will notice that the nose the bait is slightly pointed down, meaning that on each and every pull the frog does a slight dive and the more you pull the further it dives. This makes it harder to work the bait in heavier cover of slop, but still makes it a winner in open water or medium cover

Hook-up Ratio: 4.0/5

Surprisingly enough I achieved a pretty decent hook-up ration with this bait, the legs (while still attached) did not get in the way and most fish ate the Molix frog whole and would not let go.

With that said my legs did not last all that long so its hard for me to give full points here. Like with all legged baits the legs are thick and may hinder your ability to hook-up from time to time.. again that was not my experience, just a warning.

Availability: 3.0/5

Not widely available you may need to hunt this frog down on-line. Both TakleWarehouse and LandBig fish currently stock this bait, so you if you want to give it a try, go-ahead and check them out

Options & Price: 3.5/5

Although the Molix frog is only available in one size, they do offer 7 colour options the give the angler a mix of the traditional and funky. Each from comes with a pair of legs as well as a matching skirt that clip on and off

Pricing is not bad at $9.99, but is at the top of what I would expect to pay for this bait

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

Land Big Fish ($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): B
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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