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Would You Fish A Frog Without Legs?

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Are legs on a frog important to you? I would think that in heavy cover like a mat or thick pads, they wouldn't be that important, but they'd be utilized more in clear water. Thoughts?

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I've had them come out and continued to throw for a while. The actual action of the legs isn't important in heavy cover, but I didn't like the way it fished without that extra weight in the back.  If I were to take legs out on purpose, I'd glue small weights in the holes the legs came out of. 

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well, my frogs with skirts work just fine 

 

You mean what I know lol

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You mean what I know lol

i like the "legs" its the main part of the "sitting" action in open water, however i am sure a bass would slam the frog without the skirt, i mean its moving on the surface and can fit in a bass' mouth so why not. Especially in heavy cover, they just really key in on the movement and vibrations

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I always fish a frog with its legs.

 

I will cut one leg to be shorter than the other to give the frog better movement in the water.

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Nope look at the Boze ZZ walker frog with no legs that works great

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Certainly do.

I modify hollow body frogs for use on the Lake Guntersville mats like the white one.

I remove the legs and put lead weights in place of them so they will be more noticeable to bass under that thick mat. I add rattles to the nose for extra noise.

I was shown that technique by some Guntersville regulars.

 

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I trim the skirts on mine but haven't experimented with taking them off altogether.

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Sure, lots of people take the legs off when fishing mats to prevent short strikes.

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I drag a Mann's Ghost (which doesn't have legs or a skirt) through slop all the time.  Even when it's not able to "walk the dog" in open water it still catches fish so no, you don't need legs.

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Bass hit frogs w/legs, so there is your answer.

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I gotta admit, the title of this thread threw me for a second. And that's all I will say.

 

Hootie

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Yes I would, although it is obvious that I would have to be sitting down to do it.

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