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Now that I have my new rod(Dobyns 735C),new reel (Diawa Fuego CT 8.1:1), and line 50# braid. The one thing I am missing are the frog lures. The selection of frog lures seem to unlimited. Looking to get a (for no better terms a starter set). My wish list has grown extensively and so has my confusion as to what I really need also the cost has grown.

 

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For all around frogs it is hard to beat the booyah pad crasher. Both the regular and popping versions. I also like the jackall kaera frog for pressured areas or when they want a smaller more compact bait. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the spro king daddy is a giant frog that can get some giant blow ups. Its big and heavy and works well in heavy mats. Spro bronzeye is another solid frog.  I only throw 3 colors of frogs. Black, natural, and white. And i only care about what color the belly is not the top. The fish isnt going to be looking at the top of the frog anyways. 

And dont forget to pick up some toads and some plopping style frogs with the swimbait tail attatched. 

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14 minutes ago, ike8120 said:

Now that I have my new rod(Dobyns 735C),new reel (Diawa Fuego CT 8.1:1), and line 50# braid. The one thing I am missing are the frog lures. The selection of frog lures seem to unlimited. Looking to get a (for no better terms a starter set). My wish list has grown extensively and so has my confusion as to what I really need also the cost has grown.

 

Pad crasher.

 

Buy 6. On sale and or with a discount coupon/code, and they'll be like $4 each.

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KVD sexy frog easily obtainable at Walmart and they work. Pad crashers can’t be beat at the price!

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@CroakHunter fixed you up perfectly.  Pad Crasher or Bronzeye.  Get a couple dark bellies, couple light bellies, couple paddle tail (NOT a Toadrunner) or make your own paddle tails, couple popping frogs (light/dark bellies) and you're done.  All my frogs fit in a single 3700 (except spares) and I fish a frog for at least a little while every single time I go fishing.  You'll almost never lose a frog.  You will have to replace them after the bass tear them up, but it's a freak accident to lose one by snagging it (although I did it once this year in a high wind 20ft up into a tree 😬).   

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Buy 2 Pad Crashers and 2 popping Pad Crashers. When they're  biting them, you'll wear one out.

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You can get a Pad Crasher Kit, 3 frogs for $12.99 at TW, 3 different versions of it to give you some variety. 

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Academy's H2O series are as good as anybody's  😉

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4 hours ago, CroakHunter said:

the spro king daddy is a giant frog that can get some giant blow ups. Its big and heavy and works well in heavy mats.

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We keep forgetting about the little 'ol Scum frog. 

 

Better hook up ratio than any of them. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

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Embarrassingly I have way too many frogs from my Florida days - but the ones that I always try are a spro popping frog, any of the regular frogs (usually Bobby's perfect) and if it is breezy to windy I always throw a furbit which has accounted for more over 7# than any other. Black and white are really the only colors you need but you know some of them are so pretty.

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For a "starter kit" I would recommend:

 

2 Spro Bronze Eye 65's...one in "natural green" and one in "rain forest black"

 

2 Spro Bronze Eye 60 Popping Frogs in the same colors

 

2 Teckel Sprinkers...one in "camo" the other in "black"

 

And 2 packs of Keitech Noisy Flappers soft plastic frogs....one in black, one in green pumpkin/white belly. 5/0 Super line EWG hooks work well with this frog.

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5 hours ago, Mike L said:

We keep forgetting about the little 'ol Scum frog. 

 

Better hook up ratio than any of them. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

You beat me to it. The hook-up ratio on these are GREAT. A black Scum Frog was responsible for the majority of my frog fish this year, and I throw the other brands too. 

 

The Pro Series is the best of the Scum Frogs. They also come with a rattle on the inside.

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Scum_Frog_Pro_Series_Frog/descpage-SFPS.html

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The popping Pad Crasher is about the only frog I fish. I did catch quite a few on a Toadrunner this year too though.

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The Pad Crasher in Ole Smokey has caught more fish for me than any other frog... love that color.

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Lots of choices and I wouldn't go overboard and buy only 2 to start with.

I use Snag Proof Phat frogs because they don't fill with water, very durable with good hooks. Colors are not that important, brown/green and pearl white cover what you need to catch bass everywhere.

Tom

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24 minutes ago, WRB said:

Lots of choices and I wouldn't go overboard and buy only 2 to start with.

I use Snag Proof Phat frogs because they don't fill with water, very durable with good hooks. Colors are not that important, brown/green and pearl white cover what you need to catch bass everywhere.

Tom

I was adding to my wish list as the suggestions were being posted , Bam a 100 plus bucks added up in no time. Thanks for the advise.

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I'm fish with only those 2 I mentioned, I have 2 of each 

 

That's all I've ever needed, and Poppin frog is main frog I throw, always been a producer for me. 

 

My mother in law caught a 10lb bass on black spro frog, zebco 33, 8lb mono, and never set the hook. Fish hooked itself, and stripped drag for 5mins. She had it mounted! 

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Don’t overthink the frog. Some probably hold up better than others, but I haven’t noticed much of a difference. Other than that, they all do exactly the same thing.

 

I wish they would stop making 45 different colors with the exact same colored belly, which is the only thing they matters 🙄

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I think the best frog lure are flies. I think your set up might be a little overkill catching frogs though. 😉

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Scum Frog Trophy Series 5/8 Natural Black and Green.  Learn it, know it, live it.  Don't trim the legs or bend out the hooks.  Tie it on, give it a high arc cast and let it PLOP right in the middle of that muck mat.  Let it sit a bit and then start twitching it in.  You can Sharpie an Orange stripe down the belly if you want.  Also the eyes will come off.  It doesn't matter.

 

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I really love my Lunkerhunt frogs, mainly the pocket frog, lunker frog, and combat frog. I also really like my Kopper's live Target frogs. 

 

I do have a SPRO popping frog that works well too. 

 

If you take a look at the Lunkerhunt stuff, they do have a starter set that has a little of everything from them.

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