Monday, September 21, 2015

Kahara Buzzy Kahara Frog

 Buzz It Frog :      Colours: 5   Size: 6   Pack Count: 1     
             Leg Style: Buzz               Weight: N/A


The Kahara Buzzy frog is the first hard body buzz frog that I've reviewed and so far it out performs any of the soft body buzz frogs I've got my hands on. Fishing more like a standard Buzz bait (with shoulders) this bait offers a solid overall performance not seen on its soft bodied brothers.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 4.5/5

Quality blade and a strong sturdy body makes this buzz frog a force to be reckoned with. The hooks on the other hand are undersized (in my opinion) and may cost you from time to time when it comes to short strikes or battling fish.

Castability: 4.0/5

Taking into consideration this is a buzz bait, it casts fairly well. The body gives it a bit extra weight for when distance is needed, and the bait always seems to land in a fighting stance, ready to fish.

Presentation: 4.0/5

As mentioned above this technically is a big shouldered buzz bait, it offers an almost identical presentation, with a bulkier profile. Because of the wider stance it can look short at times but there are no concerns when it comes to on water presentation.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.5/5

I'm not a fan of the hooks used on this bait, I'm not sure I can tell you exactly what has put me off on them, but they seem a little undersized in length and strength. I hadn't had any issues with my bait, but i feel like its just a matter of time.

On a positive note there is nothing to get in the way here, so if a fish hits, it should be easy to pound the hooks home.

Availability & Price: 3.0/5

Another not so widely available bait, this frog can be purchased from Optimum baits and or Tackle warehouse. Both carry the full line-up, but Tackle Warehouse offers them for $1 less then Optimum. This is pricey for a frog and or a buzz bait. the $10-$12 range for buzz baits seems to be by high end, so when baits break the $15 mark I take pause prior to pulling the trigger.

Options: 3.0/5

Only available in one size and 4-5 colours there is not a lot of choice here. Also unlike the soft body frog buzz baits currently available this bait does not offer replacement skirt or the ability to change the body if it gets damaged. 

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

Tackle Warehouse ($16.99)

Optimum Baits ($17.99)


I completed frog testing with a Dobyns 734c paired with a Daiwa Tatula.  This frog requires a rod rated for spinner baits or buzz baits but still needs to beef to hammer away those crazy top water explosions. 

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