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LH Popping Frog Review & Advice

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Bought this about a month ago and used it a couple times and again this evening.

The body is soft and compresses better than other name brand frogs. Also the upturned hooks makes a world of difference. No need to take pliers to the hooks to bend them up, it's already done for you. The legs kick out nicely, such a nice change from other frogs legs. I did noticed a few times the legs gets crossed, but wiggle your rod and the legs come un-crossed. Also noticed that this frog does not take in water. After quite a few casts, I tried pressing the frog to release water, just small dribbles came out instead.  So this frog will stay on top and not go submarine.

I've read that LH frogs, the legs are it's weak point. Well, I have to say I caught my first bass on the popping frog and the legs held up well, both legs still on the popping frog. I don't know how well the legs will fair after a few more bass, but judging from the pic of the quality bass I caught this evening and if the legs eventually rip off...I got my money's worth.

The sound the popping frog makes is not like a Rebel Pop R "bloop", it has it's own popping sound. It's good enough to catch a bass' attention that there is something on top of the water and frog legs silhouetted during a full moon night. It doesn't do walk the dog, but a single pop or skitter it like a frog swimming by the bank, you'll get a bass to notice it.

It's been a few years since I've used a frog and caught a bass, tonight I caught a quality bass on the LH Popping Frog. Wait for the popping frog go on sale, then it's a good deal.

I'm guessing this bass is under 7lbs, didn't have a scale but I can tell you it sure fought tough and the frog was all the way down its mouth, both hooks in. The body compressed perfectly and the upturned hooks did the rest.

Such a blast seeing from 50' away a huge splash where I last popped the frog and after a second, setting the hook and feeling the rod getting way bent. Now I know what I've been missing all these years. 

Also have the new Daiwa Tatula CT reel, that reel with 30lb braid made a great debut with this bass. Casts far and the T-wing works. No grooving issue. Only issue is the cast control knob is a bit tight that you have to make sure that you have it turned to where you need it to be. And that rod is my trusty 6'7" Carrot Stix. I know those rods were either loved or hated, I've not had any issues with mine and it handled that bass great.

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That is one awesome bass and a nice review of the product, thanks for sharing.

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nice write up, but even better bass!!!

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Good job. You've had better luck with LH than I. I had to retire my regular LH. Couldn't get it to hookup, it filled with water and a leg came off. 3 strikes and it was out. It was a shame too because the action was killer and it drew vicious strikes. I wondered if the fish weren't even biting it, just slapping it. I have the pocket size and I'll give it a fair shot as well.

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A bit of advice storing any LH frogs.

Keep the box and insert that came with the frog for storage after using.

Why I say this is, I have the original frog and I used it this evening, I haven't used it in a long time and just kept it with 2 other different brand frogs in a zip lock sandwich bag.

The legs on the original frog are all jacked up.  It still works and all but the legs now have more of a tendency to tangle up, because now my LH frog looks like its bow legged.

With the popping frog, I put it back in the insert and box after use, so the legs stay true to kicking like it was meant to be.

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