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Lately I've been on a good frog bite, Problem is I fish daily so my frog usually gets torn to shreds within two days or about 70 bass .  So what is the most durable frog, or is that all I should be able to get out of them? (I mostly use the pad crashers) 

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70 bass per frog? Less than 10 cents per fish that's pretty good deal to me. :lol: Not sure if you can use mend-it if the frog want torn too bad. 

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Spro frogs hold up well. I have a couple that I think are 4 years old. They have both caught well over 100 fish. 

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1 hour ago, IndianaFinesse said:

Lately I've been on a good frog bite, Problem is I fish daily so my frog usually gets torn to shreds within two days or about 70 bass .  So what is the most durable frog, or is that all I should be able to get out of them? (I mostly use the pad crashers) 

what kind are you using right now? you're gonna run into durability issues any way you cut it with frogs, especially if you're catching them at a 35 per day clip. you might just want to get some Chinese cheepos off of aliexpress or eBay. 

that being said I can weigh in on 3 frogs. Snagless (Ish's phat frog) Spro and Live Target. They're the most durable on the market. However, you're going to have to consider price. I personally think the phat frogs are the best at what they do, even though they look really cheap. As per usual, live target lures look really great, but I've never seen the value in the difference. In fact, I have never actually purchased a live target lure, but have been given/gifted quite a few. I'd say spro's are a happy medium. they look good, perform well, and the price isn't completely insane.

 

also, consider this guy before you go for the super cheepos from aliexpress. this guy basically set up an agreement with the booyah factory and you get 5 frogs for 15 bucks, plus a little box for them. That being said, booyah's aren't the worlds greatest frogs to begin with. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Fishbait-Lure-Hollowbody-Freshwater-Tacklebox/dp/B01EM9OUZ0?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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The Savage Gear frog has been very durable for me. Spro is a good one too. I like Booyah but they do tear easier, but I still got 2 years and a whole bunch of fish out of the last one. 

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7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

The Savage Gear frog has been very durable for me. Spro is a good one too. I like Booyah but they do tear easier, but I still got 2 years and a whole bunch of fish out of the last one. 

I agree, Savage Gear and SPRO are durable and like the Booyah's but they aren't very durable. But don't forget the River2Sea frogs too, a little costly but very well made in my opinion.

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Live targets hold up very well. But at 70 bass you have reached the limit of many frogs on the market today. 70 bass is a considerable amount of abuse on a frog. Well done btw!! 

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14 hours ago, Deansey said:

what kind are you using right now? you're gonna run into durability issues any way you cut it with frogs, especially if you're catching them at a 35 per day clip. you might just want to get some Chinese cheepos off of aliexpress or eBay. 

that being said I can weigh in on 3 frogs. Snagless (Ish's phat frog) Spro and Live Target. They're the most durable on the market. However, you're going to have to consider price. I personally think the phat frogs are the best at what they do, even though they look really cheap. As per usual, live target lures look really great, but I've never seen the value in the difference. In fact, I have never actually purchased a live target lure, but have been given/gifted quite a few. I'd say spro's are a happy medium. they look good, perform well, and the price isn't completely insane.

 

also, consider this guy before you go for the super cheepos from aliexpress. this guy basically set up an agreement with the booyah factory and you get 5 frogs for 15 bucks, plus a little box for them. That being said, booyah's aren't the worlds greatest frogs to begin with. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Fishbait-Lure-Hollowbody-Freshwater-Tacklebox/dp/B01EM9OUZ0?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Lately I've been throwing the junior pad crasher, and they may not be the best but they were good enough for a second place finish yesterday and a small check.:)  How do you know the link is the pad crashers, I didn't see that in the description?  If they are than that is definitely something I am going to get a few packs of.

Is there anyway to make the skirts last longer? I usually run out of them within the first 25 bass, but they still work, just not quite as well. 

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30 minutes ago, IndianaFinesse said:

Lately I've been throwing the junior pad crasher, and they may not be the best but they were good enough for a second place finish yesterday and a small check.:)  How do you know the link is the pad crashers, I didn't see that in the description?  If they are than that is definitely something I am going to get a few packs of.

Is there anyway to make the skirts last longer? I usually run out of them within the first 25 bass, but they still work, just not quite as well. 

I saw them a few months back on Reddit/r/tacklebox the guy that got the deal with the factory basically had the same problem as you and put some links out for the community. As far as the skirts go you're probably out of luck there. You can always buy your own (just google rubber or silicone fishing skirts) and replace them, but you risk changing the way the air flows through the frog. 

P.s. Rubber skirts are round and silicone skirts are square. 

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Problem is I fish daily so my frog usually gets torn to shreds within two days or about 70 bass .

That doesn't sound like the definition of the word problem.

I'd happily pay $10 every other trip if I were catching 35 bass per outing.

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Your lucky you don't have pike smacking them regularly.  They'll slice open the sides and then the frog takes on water and is useless, thus you get ONE fish on them instead of 70 bass lol

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Spro, KVD, I have never really had issues with hollow bodies holding up, some tear but then I repair them or just figure they took a few too many good strikes...

The most durable is the Panther Martin frog, or Super Frog...I am not sure if it catches fish as well as a Spro or Live target etc. since it has a hook on the bottom and is not as weedless, but it is solid, casts a mile, and if you have sparce cover, it works decent. I never use it but have a buddy who uses them. He just purchased about half dozen since Sports Authority carried them and had a going out of business sale.

70 Fish per frog sounds like a good deal...I would personally never use another frog, but even a Booyah frog can last long, you can always change out hooks, use Glue, I have repaired many frogs that were expensive and had issues filling with water....You tube has some good videos on how to fix them, the key is to make sure they collapse, you don't want all holes closed.

If you are going to import frogs from Express, go visit the store that makes Spro, Bass Pro frogs, Viscious and more.....just go to Ali Express and type in Frog Fighter Bass Lure, and you should click on that store....Take a look at the hardbaits if you like Japanese Lures at a discount. Just keep in mind many are color blemishes but a 6 pack of Kermit frogs is $18 shipped in BPS package, Colors are faded on 1 or 2, but it ships E Packet so 10 days....Most of those lures are blemishes but it is hard to find the blemish...If you want to buy the better ones, they cost a bit more, but they are just over stocks. I used to buy them by the 200 MOQ, but now guys are selling Snag Proof American Made Frogs on Ebay for $5...

 

 

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Rage Toad xD

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3 hours ago, Avalonjohn44 said:

That doesn't sound like the definition of the word problem.

I'd happily pay $10 every other trip if I were catching 35 bass per outing.

 

11 hours ago, frogflogger said:

If it is catching fish at that pace I could care less about durability

 

21 hours ago, hzzhangc said:

70 bass per frog? Less than 10 cents per fish that's pretty good deal to me. :lol: Not sure if you can use mend-it if the frog want torn too bad. 

I just can't afford to spend 20 dollars a week on frogs on a regular basis, Although right now I have a little extra from a second place finish in a small local tourney.

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Sounds like durability should be secondary if you are catching that many bass on whatever brand you are using. I would stick with what works and what you have confidence in considering most frogs are below $10 per.  If you use a $5 frog and get little or no action, how good of a deal is that?  You don't have a "problem" at all but you might have if you change frogs.  Who knows?

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The Live Target frog is very durable IMO. The pad crasher is softer and less durable than many others.  I like both however, the pad crasher has a slightly better hookup ratio than the live target and walks the dog easier.

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One of my LiveTarget frogs has caught over 100 bass and it still functions well. Don't do exaggerated hooksets, be careful when removing the frog from the bass mouth,store it well,and it should last you a good amount of time.

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70 fish per frog?  Wow!  I fish frogs HARD.  2 weekends ago I had 3 frogs shredded to hell because the bite was so good and then dragging them in through the muck.  I HAPPILY replaced them.  If you can't afford a lure that catches 70 fish per before it's done, try a different technique

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the bully wa is pretty durable 

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