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Saw someone on a different site mention C-rigging a hollow body frog, but they didn't go in to any detail on it.

 

After googling it, I found a video of someone catching a decent bass while dragging a frog with what was probably a 1 ounce weight in front of it.  Definitely something that never would of crossed my mind to try.  Anyone else ever try this?

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I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to Carolina rig about any sort of soft plastic.

 

A hollow body frog may look like it’d be diving for food?

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It's going to fill with water and sink eventually, along with the fact that it won't have much action. C-rigging a toad would make much more sense to me. 

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Thats an outside the box approach I've never even considered..... maybe use one of the Zman Elastech frogs with two curly tail legs, they are 100% buoyant 

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I have a hard time hooking bass on top with a hollow body frog, yeah let's put it under water and see how it does.. 

 

I see the theory of it but there are better rigs than a c-rig, and better baits than  dragging a hollow body frog. Like bluebasser86 said maybe a toad, but not a hollow body frog for sure. Just my thoughts

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I've never carolina rigged a hollow body frog, but I'm sure that it would work under the right conditions. I do C-rig toads sometimes. My favorite carolina rig baits sink ever so slowly, where they almost suspend. If they are bitting one that plops down quicker, I'm probably throwing a jig or something else.

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On 10/30/2018 at 12:36 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

It's going to fill with water and sink eventually, along with the fact that it won't have much action. C-rigging a toad would make much more sense to me. 

This was my thought process as well, I feel I'm squeezing water out of my frogs every 4-5 casts when fishing them properly so I'm not sure you'd even be able to finish your retrieve without the frog getting water logged.

 

On 10/30/2018 at 1:39 AM, NittyGrittyBoy said:

I have a hard time hooking bass on top with a hollow body frog, yeah let's put it under water and see how it does.. 

 

I see the theory of it but there are better rigs than a c-rig, and better baits than  dragging a hollow body frog. Like bluebasser86 said maybe a toad, but not a hollow body frog for sure. Just my thoughts

I'd guess the hookup ratio would be horrible on it, but I might be wrong.  Not something I plan on trying anytime soon, just curious if any of y'all had ever seen or tried something like this.

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Ugh. I can't imagine why anybody would do this other than for laughs or a challenge. Just put a plastic creature bait on the c-rig instead.

 

Among other things, there would seem to be a just a basic incompatibility between the kind of slamming hookset needed for frog vs. the more sweeping kind used for a c-rig.

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30 minutes ago, MIbassyaker said:

Ugh. I can't imagine why anybody would do this other than for laughs or a challenge.

My first reaction, too.

 

But, I had the same first reaction to donkey rig, jika, niko, whopper, sprinkler frogs, ned rigs, chicken rigs, rats and a dozen other things....check out the other active thread about c-rigging crankbaits....sometimes I feel old...lol

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C-rig or weighted T-rig whatever you want, it's nothing new. If a frog dragged along the bottom works do it. Brush hogs worked on a C-rig or T-rig, why not a frog or toad.

Action is relative to what the bass thinks is worth eating, Senko or do nothing worms have nearly zero action and work.

Go for it!

Tom

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Definitely something I have never heard of. If it's catching you fish, then I say keep doing it. I don't understand why you would c-rig a hollow body frog though. I thought the reason they made it hollow was to float. I'm with @Bluebasser86 on this one with the toad. It would be very different that they have never seen. Btw, how's it going guys? It's been a long time since I've been on the forums. Been real busy with school and my tournaments.

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