Monday, June 22, 2015

Gambler Buzz'n Cane Toad Review

Air Frog:      Colours: 6   Size: 4.5"     Pack Count: 5     
             Leg Style: Swim               Weight: N/A


What I find the oddest about the Buzzin Cane toad is it's name, this frog is a swim toad and omits a soft churn or bubble , where as its older brother the standard cane toad is much closer to a buzzing toad.. but if thats your only beef I guess we are in good shape. 

Overall Rating: 7.2/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 3.5/5

Gambler always makes a quality product and I never shy away from tying something in their line-up. The Buzzin Cane toad is no exception, it is well built and holds up fairly well on the water. I do find that body shape can be a bit off from the way the toads are packaged. This can make some of the baits difficult to fish as they veer off to the side or start to submerge slightly,  

Castability: 3.5/5

With its aerodynamic shape this frog is pretty easy to cast. It does not have a tone of weight to it, so you may have to play around with your reels breaks in order to find the sweet spot. I rod with more tip may also help with accuracy when casting this frog.

Presentation: 3.0/5

I found this frog was pretty average on the water, the keel shaped belly doesn't really bring much to the table and the swim legs are pretty run of the mill. Pair this with the issue I mentioned above and you will understand why this frog received a pretty average rating here.

Hook-Up Ratio: 4.0/5

This category is where the Buzzin Cane toad shines, with its belly slot and deep V back  you can easily hide your hook point without having to bury or even skin hook it. The body and legs are very soft and will move out of the way even if your set the hook like my 8-year old niece.


Gambler baits are readily available, but this frog is not as common as some of their baits (yeah you know what Im talking about.. Otter). You can get it from the big 2 on ,one so that helps save the day here.

Options & Price: 4.0/5

The baits themselves come 5 to a pack and on average they will cost your $4 or $0.80 a frog. This is a great price point and I would love to see more frogs hit this mark.

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


I completed all my Buzzing Cane toad testing with a Dobyns 735c paired with a Daiwa Tatula.  This frog is fairly light weight and can even be fished on lighter gear. this of course will all depend on the cover your fishing.

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