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Stanley Ribbit Frogs

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Just bought some Stanley Ribbit Frogs, and am anxious to throw them this spring. The thing is, I can't figure out how to rig them! what hooks to use, how to rig, etc etc. Any help is appreciated!

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The Stanley Doyle take hook.. They're expensive though..

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I just use a 3 or 4/0 offset hook. screw locks would probably work too, but I would think that they would tear up the bait quicker

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Just Texas rig it weightless, perfectly centered. 4/0 or 5/0 EWG of choice. I use Gamakatsu. The bass in my profile pic was taken on a watermelon red. My favorite topwater bait.

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Depends on which version of the Ribbit you bought.  The regular or 3.5" Ribbit is designed to be used with 4/0 hooks, while the Bull Ribbit is designed to be used with 5/0 hooks.  You can use any EWG hook, but make sure it is not a fine wire type.  When paired with 30-65lb braid (depending upon your fishing style and cover fished), the hook can be straightened on fine wire styles.  The Double Take hooks I find actually cause a greater number of destroyed frogs on violent strikes.  I personally use a Mustad-based 4/0 swimbait hook from Aqua Dream Lures that is saltwater grade.  It is a little sturdier than a traditional EWG hook without the bulk of a superline hook like the Gammys.  It also has a small keeper pin that is a perfect fit for the small heads on the standard sized Ribbits.

 

Another rigging method I use when only using an EWG hook instead of a swimbait hook is to add a swivel to the nose to keep the hook from tearing out.  Try this out:

 

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Welcome to the world of frog fishing!

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I always use a 4/0 EWG on my Stanleys.  I just bought the baby frogs.  I think a 3/0 would work well for that.

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4/0 or 5/0 screw lock weghtless gamakatsu or trokar.  I find less damage to the frog when using screw locks then standard weedless rigging and it is easier to rig straight.

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