Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reaction Strike Revolution Frog Review

Revolution Frog:   Colors: 9     Length: 1.77    Weight: 3/8oz   Pack Count: 1
Revolution Frog:   Colors: 9     Length: 2.17    Weight: 3/8oz   Pack Count: 1
Revolution Frog:   Colors: 9     Length: 2.55    Weight: 3/8oz   Pack Count: 1


I kinda feel dirty giving the Revolution Frog a 5.6 out 10, the team at reaction strike didn't work hard enough or attempt to bring us something unique in any way, and the product they did bring us is over priced. But even I could find something to like in a very un-likeable frog

Overall Rating: 5.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price

Quality & Durability: 2.5/5

I don't think I'm being overly harsh when I say that not much thought and effort went into the quality or durability of the Revolution frog. The hooks are crookeder than a politician and my frog started taking on water on the first cast. The areas they did try to spend time and money on are both plagued with issues. The hooks are strong, yet crooked, and the legs are active yet the bait walks poorly. 

Castability: 3.5/5

You know you're in trouble when the highest score you get is for cast-ability, sure its an important part of fishing, but if it cant swim I'm not too worried about how far it casts.  

Presentation: 3.0/5

The Revolution frog is what I would call a "chunky walker" meaning that it can be walked but it sorta stumbles it's way through it. You're best to throw this frog in heavier cover so the fish only get to see it on the pause.. then again it they do see it walk they may think that its injured or dying.. hmm I may need to re-think this one. (OK an extra .5 added to the score)

If you are fishing this frog take your time and learn the right cadence, it can be walked and actually looks pretty good on the pause. The Silicone legs feel like they are made of a softer lighter material and they float and spread out well. 

Hook-Up Ratio: 2.0/5

Crooked ass hooks, that's the best way to describe what ails the Reaction frog's hook-up ratio. Sure we've all often heard companies boast about turning their hooks up, but Reaction Strike has taken this to the extreme and it hurts the frogs performance.

On a side note, your hooks will stay clean, this is one of (if the not the only) perk to these nearly sideways hooks (slight exaggerating)

Innovation & Design: 2.0/5

We've all seen this mold before, the Revolution frog is yet again a frog that is made by a few different companies that all bought the same mold. It's an early 'Spro-style" knock off that missed the mark. The only points I could give them here was for the skirt, it really is nice and light and on a better frog would be an incredible feature. 

Availability, Options & Price: 4.0/5

The Reaction Frog got a nice little score boost here due to 2 things.. first off they offer the frog in 3 sizes and 9 color choices. This kind of selection is getting rare and its unfortunate that it's wasted here. As for pricing if you buy direct your going to pay nearly double what Tackle Warehouse retails them for, so do your homework and don't waste more money then you have to. 

Situations for Success:

The Revolution frog was designed for all around use, but it's poor walking action makes it better "heard not seen". If you plan to fish this frog I recommend adding a rattle and using it in this medium to medium/heavy cover situations. The rattle will provide added noise and weight to ensure it stays seated and that the fish know its coming.

Be sure to work it over open areas between the pads taking time to pause, as mentioned above this frog looks best when doing nothing at all.

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

Reaction Strike ($9.99)


The Reaction frog fishes well on the Dobyns 735c or 736c which provides enough tip to make accurate casts all while still having the backbone needed to haul fish out of the nastiest of cover.

As with any hollow-body bait, this frog should be worked on 40lb-60lb braid line. 

Field Test Report Card:

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

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

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