Monday, September 14, 2015

Snag Proof Pro Series Poppin Frog

Pro Series Poppin Frog:    Colors: 5     Weight: 3/8oz    Size: 3 1/2"   Pack Count: 1

If you are an avid reader of these reviews (thank you) then you know that I'm a big fan of Snag Proof frogs, I went from a non-believer to their #1 fan, but this frog unfortunately takes me all the way back to the early days when I picked up a snag proof frog and said.. "not for me"

Overall Rating:  5.9/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 3.0/5

This is one leaky son of a bitch, mostly caused by water forced in during popping retrieves, and since this is a popping frog, I think its a bit of a deign flaw. 

Castability: 2.5/5

Small, compact, light weight and it has a popper mouth!, yep this little guy has 4 strikes against its casting ability but still manages to be "OK". Not horrible, not good, just OK. Best utilize for short targeted casts this frog is not one for long bombs.

Presentation: 3.0/5

Not a stellar popper, this frog is very soft and I feel the mouth is just hard forceful enough to really move water. This may also be due to its body weight, the frog seems to jump back when forcefully popped. Im also not a huge fan of the small profile, its a less effective version of a scum frog.

Hook-Up Ratio: 3.0/5

No real concerns her, small bite sized body with nothing to really get in the hooks way, you should have no concerns with this baits ability to drive the hooks home.

The score may be lower then you expected, i took into consideration that this frog takes on water and thus sinks a bit, this will effect its fishability and hook-up ratio

Availability & Price: 3.0/5

Not widely available this can be purchased from TackleWarehouse or if you like to pay 40% more you can buy it from SnagProof directly. I'd advise against that.

Options: 3.0/5

5 colours and 1 size is all you will find available in this frog. Nothing crazy just some pretty standard snag proof colors, but enough to cover most anglers.

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

Tackle Warehouse ($6.95)

Snag Proof ($7.99)


I ran this frog on a Dobyns 735c, paired up with a Daiwa Tatula HD reel on 40lb braid. Due to its small size I stepped down a rod power from my normal hollow body selection, and could have even dropped down to a 4 power. 

Field Test Report Card:

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

Walk the Dog: N/A
Popping Action: B

Sit/Pause: B

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