Friday, June 24, 2016

Terminator Walking Frog Review

Walking Frog : Colors:  Length: 3"  inch Weight: 11/16oz  Pack Count: 1


The Terminator walking frog has been on my radar ever since an Instagram teaser post announced its arrival. Terminator is not a bait company you will find in my tackle box often, but if they make all their lures with the attention to detail found in the Walking frog, this won't be my last Terminator bait

Overall Rating: 9.2/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 5.0/5

A thick tough body gives the Walking frog a good base to start with. It holds up well fish after fish and can even take the abuse of being bounced off rocks and timber (yeah I'm that guy). The hooks are well placed and strong, while the unique leg position reminds me of the Ish Phat phrog from Snag Proof.

Castability: 4.5/5

This is a beefy frog and casts incredibly well. I have been able to get this frog in and out of dangerous situations with ease while finding those holes you can't usually reach without throwing your shoulder out. It can be skipped but the odd body shape will catch water at times, and in all honesty that's the only thing that held me back from a perfect score here.

Presentation: 5.0/5

Attention to detail.. that's all you need to know. Terminator built the frog that frog fisherman have been asking for. It has a wide upper body and narrow waist meaning its extremely easy to walk and sits nicely on the pause.

At times it looks like its on steroids and yet  everything that makes it easy to fish, was also designed to help with the hook up ratio.

Hook-up Ratio: 4.5/5

Two razor sharp VMC hooks make up the dangerous end of the Terminator frog. The hug the body well and pick up little to no debris. The frogs body tapers in at the waste allowing you an improved hook-up ratio in comparison to other fatter frogs.

One of my favourite frogs in recent years has been the Ish phat frog and the tail end of the Terminator frog takes some of its family traits, yet the upper portion of the frog is improved from what Snag Proof offers

Availability: 4.0

Not exactly hard to find, but its not common either. I grabbed my frog from TackleWarehouse but I also found it in a few of the larger local shops. I'm kinda happy its scarcer as it means on my lake I may be the only one throwing it.

Options & Price: 4.5/5

With the Canadian dollar still slightly in the tank I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap this frog was. Coming in at under $10USD it was much easier to swallow than $18CAD for a new Live Target Sunfish.

As for options, it is only available in one size and with 8 color choices. The color options are nice and I can forgive them on the sizing since I believe the available size is perfect.

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

Land Big Fish ($8.76)

Bass Pro ($9.99)


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 Tatula HD 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): A
Pads (Medium Cover): A
Slop & Grass (Heavy Cover): B

Walk the Dog: A+
Popping Action: N/A
Sit/Pause: A

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