Monday, September 7, 2015

Boze ZZ Walker Frog Review

ZZ Walkerr:    Colors: 5     Weight: 5/8oz    Size: 4"   Pack Count: 1

It's funny, I sat down to write this review and starting thinking, how long has it been since I reviewed the "Boze Sumo" Frog, a quick check and I realized I never actually finished that review even thought Ive had the frog for nearly two three seasons.. anyways Boze is up, and unfortunately the first review I'm writing for them is on the ZZ Walker, an inferior frog in many ways 

Overall Rating:  5.5/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality: 2.5/5

This frog has many issues, the primary one being that it takes on some serious water which drastically effects how the bait fishes and your ability to hook-up.

It's also not weighted properly which can give it a wild sportaic action seeing the bait at times see-saw up and down instead of walking side to side. Finally i find the hook placement odd leaving way to much plastic to get in the way of your hooks.. the images below really highlight these issues

Castability: 2.5/5

You'd think with its aerodynamic shape this bait would cast very well, but it is light weight and tends to get caught up in the wind/breeze. It can helicopter at times and other times it just floats out there, The weird body shape and exposed weight can wreck a good skip as well.

Presentation: 2.5/5

If you can keep it filling up with water this bait moves fairly well. It does take some work and you will find that it has a tendency to see-saw or move up and down vs side to side. I don't know about you, but this is not my preferred frog action.

When sitting the ZZ Walker can be on a pretty server angle looking more like a slip float then a frog. This is due in part to the weighing and second from the amount of water building up in the tail. The above image shows how much water can enter the body after 1 cast.

Hook-Up Ratio: 2.5/5

poor Hook placement, a thick tail and and the odd angle it sits when paused in the water add up to 3-Strikes on the ZZ Walkers performance when it comes to hook-up. I think you have to be lucky (not good) to bring a fish home with this frog.

Availability & Price: 3.0/5

Not widley available this frog only got on my radar due to the fact that TackleWarehouse carries it, and my goal is to always own every frog they have available. As for price the nearly $8 is reasonable for most iollowbodies, just not this one.. but if you act now (Aug 2015) TackleWarehouse is selling them for under $3.. still to high for this angler.

Options: 3.0/5

5 colours and 1 size is not exactly creative, but they get bonus points for trying something new. Yes this is a classic spook body type with a few twists.

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


I ran this frog on a Dobyns 736c, paired up with a Daiwa Tatula HD reel on 60lb braid. This rod and reel combo is built to handle frogs and they let the bait perform like it should in all aspects listed above.  

Field Test Report Card:

Open Water (Sparse Pads): C
Pads (Medium Cover): C
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): D

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

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