Cyclone Seriers Buzz Frog : Colours: 4 Size: 8 1/2" Pack Count: 4
Leg Style: Buzz Weight: 1oz
The art of the buzz frog system is still being perfected. Most baits in this series are moderately successful but won't blow anyone away. This is the case with the VM Cyclone Series Buzz Frog, a soft plastic toad that on it's own is average at best, but strap on a buzz blade and the fish come running.
Overall Rating: 6.8/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
Quality & Durability: 3.5/5
This is the 4th buzz frog I have every purchased, it is only the second soft plastic toad version in my arsenal and in all honesty it does have some pro's and con's associated with it (more on that later). The baits overall construction is average, and the toad itself Im not a huge fan of, but it seems to work well when added to the buzz system. Obviously the weakest link here is the toad and unlike the Stanley ribbit version you don't get any extra bodies with this rig, so be prepared to dip into your soft plastic toad arsenal if you want to keep this bait fishing.
The buzz bait portion of this Cyclone causes some serious resistance in the air and you really need to put your back into it if you want to get that extra distance. The toad it fairly lightweight and even though the hook is belly weighted that's more for keeping the rig running properly then it is for added distance.
One size and 4 colour options does not make for a crazy selection, but as mentioned above the main portion of this bait is the buzz blade and weighted hook that give you the ability to switch up your frogs body opting for a larger size, a different foot style and of course colour options. So all in all, its pretty damn versatile.
I completed frog testing with a Dobyns 734c paired with a Daiwa Tatula. This frequires a rod rated for spinnerbaits or buzz baits but still needs to beef to hammer away those crazy top water explosions.