Monday, March 5, 2018

Frog Addicts Newsletter Vol 2

Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Frog Addicts Newsletter. Each month we will be reviewing up to the minute frog and bass fishing related news plus recapping the previous months "Best Of" when it comes to social media, frog videos and more.. Here is what's happening in the world of frog fishing.

Hitting the Shelves

Feb is notoriously a slow month when it comes to new products hitting the shelves and 2018 is no different.

Newly released and available direct, the Blitz Buzz Phrog is a unique mix of the Snag Proof Kicker frog and the classic Tru Tungsten Mad Maxx. Built for steady retrieves over sparse to medium cover the Buzz Phrog should seriously churn some water. - Available Now!

Speaking of Churning water Booyah Baits mad a splash this month when they re-released the Teckel Sprinker frog, only they called it the Toad Runner (a much cooler sounding name). This frog stirs up mixed emotions in me, as I have previously been a big fan of Booyah's Pad Crasher both on the water and in my wallet. Lets see of the Toad Runner can offer up something new and prove its not just a copy cay - Available Spring 2018

Instagram user @hideki_maeda let slip an image of a potential new frog from Teckel Lures. The image was simply captioned "Got Cup" check out this link for an up-close look at a potential new Teckel Frog. We'll keep our eyes open for more info from Teckel. - Availability Unknown ???

UPDATE: Check out the below video section for an update on this news item. Hideki reached out to us to let us know that the frog in the image is just a home made popper, he followed up with a video how-to shared below. On a positive note he mentioned that he is working on a couple new frogs as we speak.

Rounding out the Feb Frog news is a new release from Live Target Lures. You may  have noticed this bait kicking around the Tackle Warehouse site the past few weeks but it is now officially in stock and listed in the new product section. This is a very interesting new bait with a new take on a traditional popper mouth. Designed in conjunction with angler Scott Martin this is live targets first foray into "Signature Series" baits. - Available Now!

Top Posts from @FrogAddicts

To get your pics features on the @FrogAddicts Instagram page just tag #FrogAddict in your post or send them via personal message, Here are the top from trending images from January 2018

#1 - @b2fbuilttofish

@b2fbuilttofish tossing Ribbits in his kayak.

#2 - @pushwater1104

This one made the rounds and has to be one of the more impressive frog collections out there. This dude is organized!

@pushwater1104 with a museum quality frog collection. How many of these are in your arsenal?

#3 - @bass_fishing_jax 

@bass_fishing_jax with a beautiful @booyah_baits pad crasher fish. I love it when they keep coming back till hey get it!

#4 - @bassmaster_noob

Another pretty serious frog collection, this one not quite as neatly organized!

@bassmaster_noob has a pretty serious frog collection going. How many of these are in your arsenal? @spro.u.s.a @lunkerhunt @snag_proof_lures @optimum_baits @jackall_usa @castaic_fishing

#5 - @bass_junky

One of my own photos made it into the top 5 this month. This pic was from a field test of the Castaic Boyd Ducket BD frog.

Top 5 Frog Videos

Here they are, BassJunkies favourite frog videos from January 2018 (we may have cheated a bit here)

#1 - Jacob Wheeler with a Major League Lesson!

Jacob Wheeler taking a moment to cover frog colors.. I like the mix of options he covers in this short video, and now in back to back months we have some respected pro's singing the praises of Brown frogs, sounds like its time to add some more color to my arsenal

Feature Frog: Spro

#2 - Fed Roumbanis and the Boom Boom Frog!

Another quick teaser from the man himself Fred Roumbanis!  As we get closer and closer to the Boom Boom Frog launch date I hope to see more videos and maybe even some on the water action

Feature Frog: Boom Boom Frog

#3 - How to turn your Teckel frog into a popper!

I got excited when I saw a quick instagram image of what looked like a potential new from from Teckel. But, when I reached out to Hideki Maeda he quickly corrected me by pointing me to this video where he shows us how to turn any Teckel frog into a popper.. watch and lear

Feature Frog :  Teckel Choker

#4 - Scott Martin breaking down his  Signature Series Live Target Popping Frog

Ok so this video is a bit older then Jan 2018, but with the release of the Live Target Popping frog i thought it was important that you got a quick look at exactly what Scott Martin and Live target and brining to the table.

Feature Frog: Live Target Hollow Body Popper

#5 - TX Yakerman Yaking witha Spro

Fun clip from TX Yakerman with an front seat view of  the spro frog in action. It's videos like this that make me want to get a kayak or at latest dust off the canoe. New work man!

Feature Frog: SPRO

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