BullyWa 2 : Colors: 6 Length: 2 5/8" inch Weight: 4/5oz Pack Count: 1
Disappointed, that's all I can really say about the relaunch of the BullyWa frog by River2Sea. The quality and finish is not as sound as Im used to and this frog is severely out of tune!
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
Quality & Durability: 3.0/5
I've said it 100 times, River2Sea makes a quality frog, but the BullyWa II feels kinda rushed, the finishing touches are a bit rough, everything from the seams looking unfinished to the thread wrapped noses left un-trimmed, and finally of course the big issue is the hooks not properly set or tuned on the bait.. this frog is a monster slop catcher.
The BullyWa II is larger and bulkier then its older brother, its casts and skips extremely well but I found that it lands pretty hard. I'm not sure all this added bulk was needed and not sure how (or if ) it was meant to improve on the original BullyWa design.
Options & Price: 3.5/5
The Bully Wa 2 is only available in one size (unlike the original model) and has 6 color choices. The options are pretty standard, nothing fancy but if you like them light, dark or neon, they pretty much have you covered.
All testing was done on a Dobyns DX746 it is my go to rod and handles both hollow and soft plastic baits alike. As for reels, the Daiwa Tatula HD 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): C
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): C-
Walk the Dog: C
Popping Action: N/A