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Okay, so I've read about the hollow body frogs and how a majority of you trim their legs to make them "walk the dog" better while some just swear by leaving the legs alone...pros/cons to either? For those of you that do trim the legs I've read where some people trim them even while others trim both legs but leave them staggered in length, the reasoning for this is? I have some of the Live Target hollow body frogs and was thinking of trimming the legs but would like to make sure i do it right!

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I trim mine to the length of the frog and make one leg just a touch shorter. I do it because it makes the frog glide if you pause it while walking it and also helps me with short strikes. Fish are more likely to get some hook in their mouth with the trimmed legs rather than get a mouth full of legs and not hook. 

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I trim the legs so they 'recover' quickly after a quick pull. Longer legs take longer to recover and you can't work the bait quickly. 

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Walks better and reduced short strikes is why I do it. I don't measure or go a certain length. I just eyeball it.

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Think in terms of a kite. Long legs on a frog is like a long tail on a kite - it helps stabilize the main body. Shorter legs and shorter kite tail lets the body get a little less stable, which on a frog makes it easier to walk. One leg shorter than another is to change the amount of drag on the legs so the frog has a tendency to naturally want to start rotating slightly making it easier to walk.

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Trim the legs of a hollow-body frog to reduce the overall profile of the bait.I trim them evenly.

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