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Author Topic: [Frogs] Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts  (Read 3074 times)

Offline Jared

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[Frogs] Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2017, 09:23:34 PM »
I use to cast them in a creek over 35 yrs ago and catch Bass with them but they dont last long and fill with water rather quick.. I bought 1 during Christmas time and will try again but doubt I will them it much.. same problem fills with water... I rather throw a floating ribbit frog... just my preference...

I noticed some of the brands fill with water much faster than others. I have used glue to seal the frogs... Ive tried crazy glue but hot glue and silicon worked the best. I have always wondered what the outcome would be if I used spray foam (the cans you can buy at places like Home Depot) and shot a bit inside the body. I always worried it may make the frog too hard. Perhaps if you could just give enough to provide extra float without filling the whole body it may work well.

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Offline Joe_B

Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2017, 09:25:54 PM »
I use to cast them in a creek over 35 yrs ago and catch Bass with them but they dont last long and fill with water rather quick.. I bought 1 during Christmas time and will try again but doubt I will them it much.. same problem fills with water... I rather throw a floating ribbit frog... just my preference...

I noticed some of the brands fill with water much faster than others. I have used glue to seal the frogs... Ive tried crazy glue but hot glue and silicon worked the best. I have always wondered what the outcome would be if I used spray foam (the cans you can buy at places like Home Depot) and shot a bit inside the body. I always worried it may make the frog too hard. Perhaps if you could just give enough to provide extra float without filling the whole body it may work well.


that takes to much time out of fishing....


Offline Joe_B

Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2017, 09:30:43 PM »
I use to cast them in a creek over 35 yrs ago and catch Bass with them but they dont last long and fill with water rather quick.. I bought 1 during Christmas time and will try again but doubt I will them it much.. same problem fills with water... I rather throw a floating ribbit frog... just my preference...
The SPRO, in my experience, are very bad about filling with water. I almost never throw them for that reason. There is a new(ish) frog on the market by Terminator. I haven't been able to sink it yet. If i had one complaint with this frog was the body. It was soft, but not as soft as I like. I left it in the sun for 4 hours (arizona heat) and the body softened right up and stayed soft. All in all a great frog. It casts like you fired it from a bazooka too!
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Terminator_Walking_Frog/descpage-TWFG.html
$10 for 1.. Crazy...  I get a 5 pack of ribbits for like $6 and I can even use it as a Buzz Bait.... Remember this is my preference....

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2017, 09:30:53 PM »
I noticed some of the brands fill with water much faster than others. I have used glue to seal the frogs... Ive tried crazy glue but hot glue and silicon worked the best. I have always wondered what the outcome would be if I used spray foam (the cans you can buy at places like Home Depot) and shot a bit inside the body. I always worried it may make the frog too hard. Perhaps if you could just give enough to provide extra float without filling the whole body it may work well.
Spray foam makes the body really stiff. Something in the mix messes with the plastic. I have tried all sorts of fixes too Jared. Other than buying a different company's frog, Remove the hooks, run some braid through the "nose" of the frog. Get some high float foam, like a pool noodle. Cut a few strands that are just larger than the nose hole diameter. Tie them to the braid and run  them in to the body. leave them loose and replace the hook. Pull the braid tight and tie to the "swivel" that is usually on the nose of a frog. It works, but it is pretty gnarly. If you cut the foam too large it messes with your hook up ratios. If you try to "secure" it to the hook you often wind up with a frog that floats too high in the water to get decent hook ups. It needs to be stuffed in the head section of the frog.
Do this a couple times and you start thinking "You know, $10.00 isn't all that much. I think BRAND X might sink less."

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2017, 09:33:06 PM »
@Joe_B Different strokes for different folks sir. After dropping $90.00 on a wooden mouse dropping a tenner doesn't feel so bad for a frog.

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2017, 09:35:23 PM »
@Joe_B Different strokes for different folks sir. After dropping $90.00 on a wooden mouse dropping a tenner doesn't feel so bad for a frog.

that is 100% correct... If I spent $90 on a lure it would not leave the bookshelf....  :D

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2017, 09:37:18 PM »
that is 100% correct... If I spent $90 on a lure it would not leave the bookshelf....  :D
The first time it hit a rock outcropping I had very manly tears in my eyes. The 2nd time I just said bugger it and moved on. Fishes really well though.

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2017, 09:41:56 PM »
that is 100% correct... If I spent $90 on a lure it would not leave the bookshelf....  :D
The first time it hit a rock outcropping I had very manly tears in my eyes. The 2nd time I just said bugger it and moved on. Fishes really well though.
it better for $90..  ;)

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2017, 09:44:04 PM »
Remember this is my preference....

That's what it's all about  :thumbs-up-02:


I'm a tinkerer..  I have always gotten a kick out of trying to hack things to make them better or different. It's been something about fishing I have really enjoyed... though I will admit I have wasted countless hours tinkering with stuff that never panned out... like the time i painted soft plastic jerkbaits and then never used them because I didnt want to ruin them... and a month later the paint all faded away and bled lol


"You know, $10.00 isn't all that much. I think BRAND X might sink less."

Yeah I can definitely agree with that.

Which brands do you find to float the best?

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 09:50:32 PM »
I use spro primarily and haven't really had any sinking problems.

Offline Joe_B

Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2017, 09:51:19 PM »
Remember this is my preference....

That's what it's all about  :thumbs-up-02:


I'm a tinkerer..  I have always gotten a kick out of trying to hack things to make them better or different. It's been something about fishing I have really enjoyed... though I will admit I have wasted countless hours tinkering with stuff that never panned out... like the time i painted soft plastic jerkbaits and then never used them because I didnt want to ruin them... and a month later the paint all faded away and bled lol

tinkering is a good thing. I did use crazy glue and silicone to fix the frog due to only getting an allowance issue back then..

Offline Lunchbox

Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 09:53:32 PM »
Jackall float well but are probably the most expensive hollow frog I fish regularly. The Terminator floats very well. The KVD/Strike King frogs float ok, but the hook up ratio is lower than on the first two brands. I think the body is too thick/stiff on them and the hooks are gamakatsu but fish like "bargain bin" hooks. The SPRO popping frogs are hit and miss, but more hits than misses for me. I think I have thrown away 5 since they came out and I have easily bought 50 of them. I wear frogs out fairly quickly. My room mate used to joke that if there wasn't ice on the water I was fishing frogs. It isn't really a joke. Any time the water is over 55*f I have a rod with a frog on it.
Obviously the Dahlber frogs float high, they are solid body. They are also remarkably weedless.

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 11:06:10 PM »
Bass Junkies Frog Pond is a blog that has been doing reviews of frog lures for years.  If you've never checked it out, I highly recommend it.

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2017, 02:28:50 AM »
ok Guys, this is how you solve the problem, I cant keep the secret and longer,  First when it fills with water, squeeze all the water out , fish and repeat.

Or you can do what I do with mine.

90% of the water gets in there from the hole where the hook  comes out of the frog. I pull the hook out, take a worm that is the same size as the hole or maybe a little larger. Thread it on the hook from the eye to the bend in the hooks. cut it off. Reinsert hook back in Frog, with the worm hanging out just a little at the hole.

If you want your Frog to make more noise, cut several really small pieces of worm that is left, insert into frog and shake it , you will hear the pieces rattle in the frog,

You can thank me later

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Re: Hollow Body Frog Fishing. Tips, Tactics and Thoughts
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2017, 07:43:34 AM »
I have been throwing a frog for a while now and I have found that just about all the frogs made are similar. I squeeze the water out of mine and trim the legs, add BB's and use different types of retrieves.  I throw my frogs on a 7'6" ABU Garcia MH with lots of back bone, Lew's speed spool 8.5.1 gears with 50 LB braid. I have found that by trimming one leg shorter than the other helps me walk the frog in one place longer and therefore keeping it in the strike zone longer. I vary my retrieves and let the bass tell me how they want it frog presented.  I can skip it under brush and overhanging limbs let it sit and work it slow or fast depending on the situation.  I love to have a big bass blow up and take the frog. 
Put a rod in my hand and a boat under my feet and watch me catch bass.

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