Monday, June 15, 2015

Savage Gear 3D Frog - Action Leg Series

3D Frog Imitation Legs  : Colors: 4  Length: 2 1/4"  inch Weight: N/A  Pack Count: 1
3D Frog Imitation Legs  : Colors: 4  Length:  3/4"  inch Weight: 3/4oz  Pack Count: 1


You may remember that last April I posted a review of another Savage Gear from from the same series. The review was none to favourable and to be honest this one did not fare much better. There are two differences between the Action Leg frog and the Imitation Leg frog, one is the leg style and the other is that most retailers only seem to carry one or the other but not both.. and here's why

Overall Rating: 6.3/10
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 overall product quality and durability continues to be the strongest attribute on both of these frogs. They are built tough and will last (even longer if your not catching fish with them).

Castability: 4.0/5

The 3D frogs are larger bulkier frogs with a lot of rubber, meaning you can launch this bait a mile, and it almost always lands belly down. It's body profile and legs don't make it a great skipper, but if you have the skills you may be able to pull this trick off.

Presentation: 3.0/5

I actually think the Action leg series swims better then the Imitation leg series, but you loose the great profile that the Imitation leg series offers you, so its kind of a toss up, And since neither baits fishes all that well (blame the heavy duty pvc legs) I will have to give a leg up to the imitation series in this category.

Hook-up Ratio: 2.5/5

Both of the Savage Gear frogs suffer when it comes to Hook-up ratio. The thick, dense, air tight body and muscular legs provide way more resistance then most frogs meaning you will need to be spot on when it comes to your hook set if you want to bury it home.

Availability: 2.0/5

Savage Gear frogs in general are not that widely available and the Action Leg series seems to be even harder to find. I was able to locate the Imitation series in 3 on-line retailers but only one carried the Action Leg series. (it helped a bit that the one was Tackle Warehouse)

Options & Price: 3.0/5

Available in two sizes and an array of colors this frog scores well when it comes to options. As mentioned previously these frogs are priced at around $10 which puts them into the upper price range for a North American made bait. With the issues listed above I can tell you that this frog is not worth the coin being asked.

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

Savage Gear


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 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): C+
Pads (Medium Cover): C+
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): C+

Walk the Dog: C
Popping Action: N/A
Sit/Pause: C-

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