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I was just wondering how long/short you trim the legs on hollow body frogs and why. I'm talking about like the Spro and Koppers for instance. Thanks for your input.

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On spro frogs the legs come a little long. Sometimes a fish will come up and hit the frog, but they'll just grab onto one of the legs and not get the body in it's mouth. By trimming the legs down you create a more compact lure, and the bass will hit the body of the frog instead of going after legs. I trim off about an inch or so. You want some dangle left, just not as much.

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Thanks Brent, I kind of figured that was the reason - just can't seem to come up with a formula as to how long/short they should be. By trimming off an inch, that still leaves you about 2 inches - right?

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If you want it to walk the dog better, cut one side a 1/4 inch shorter, this will give the longer side more drag, and give it nice side-to-side action. :D

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In one of the Dean Rojas videos about the Spro Bronzeye 65 he helped to design, he stated that the frogs have a little better walking action with shorter legs, and more of a chugging action with long legs because they have more drag.

I prefer to trim about 3/4" from my Spro frog's legs right out of the pack. I pull the legs toward the front of the body, and trim them of at the hook eye. I have a few that have really short legs, only about an inch, and they walk very violently and create a lot of splash, but I haven't had as much luck on those compared to the ones that were only slightly trimmed.

I don't shorten the legs of my Snag Proof frog. They don't seem excessively long to me.

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..Personall, I've had my best experiances with the legs on a Spro cut so that when you fold them forward over the body, they just reach the eye. But that's just my personal preferance

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On the Spro's, I cut off about 1 inch, but I cut them at an angle, i.e. about a 45 degree angle to kinda mimic a real frogs leg.Seems to help with the swimming action just a tad too.

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In one of the Dean Rojas videos about the Spro Bronzeye 65 he helped to design, he stated that the frogs have a little better walking action with shorter legs, and more of a chugging action with long legs because they have more drag.

I prefer to trim about 3/4" from my Spro frog's legs right out of the pack. I pull the legs toward the front of the body, and trim them of at the hook eye. I have a few that have really short legs, only about an inch, and they walk very violently and create a lot of splash, but I haven't had as much luck on those compared to the ones that were only slightly trimmed.

I don't shorten the legs of my Snag Proof frog. They don't seem excessively long to me.

I have some of the SPRO 65's that are cut really short too and they seem to do a lot better than my other ones. I guess it depends one location, time of year, etc...

Also, Shad Master, if you're worried about cutting too short you can leave a couple legs as is and cut the rest. No more than one or two and you keep the movement of the legs. Just my experience.

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