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Beginner Hollow Body Frog?

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One of the things I want to work on this year is to learn how to fish a hollow body frog. Fished successfully with Stanley Ribbits this year and loved it!! So my question is what would you consider the best beginner hollow body frog (if there is such a thing) and why? I really want to learn how to walk a frog so if there is a certain one that easier than most to walk that information would be helpful as well. Then also what techniques you use to fish it. Any help would be appreciated.

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I personally like the snagproof and spro frogs they've always done fine by me. Everyone has there own opinion on it though. You probably can find a bunch of you tube videos on walking frogs. Its the same concept as walking any other bait slightly harder (practice).The one tip I can give is to trim the legs it can help with short strikes and allows the frog to sit at a more level plain in the water making it easier to walk. I too love the stanley ribbits. Goodluck..

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I like Spro's, tried the new Strike King ones late last year too, they were fine, caught lots of fish. It's more about the when,where and why, than any one brand of frog, pick any of the decent ones out there, put them where fish live, you'll get bit.

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I've used the Spro for several years now and have had success with it. Late last season, I picked up Strike King's version. To me, Strike King's version is easier to walk where the Spro has more of a bobbing (up and down) retrieve but could just be how I'm working it. Knowing that I get a different action working these two frogs the same way, means I'll keep both in my arsenal to show them something different when the other isn't working.

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Spros or Koppers.

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Koppers or booyah pad crashers. The pad crashers are very similar to the koppers but half the price.

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I literally gave my other frogs away after using the koppers frog, its amazing. I've heard good things about the booyah pad crasher also, i'll be trying one this year.

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Most of the frogs on the market are very similiar in terms of build so the action is similiar. Walking a frog is actually really easy if you've ever fished another walking topwater, the only difference is the amount of lure in contact with the water. A frog is only a couple inches long whereas most hard bodied lures are 4-6 inches. What that means is that your "jerk" motion should also be shorter.

The easiest way I found to learn walking a frog is to cast it out and let it sit, then make a 4-6 inch jerk and immediately take the rod back to the starting point. It's almost like you want to smack a fly on the side of the boat and then look to see if you hit it, if that makes any sense. At first, just do that motion until you can comfortably get the frog to turn 90 degrees. Once you accomplish that, it's simply a matter of repeating that motion over-and-over in rythm.

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I like the Spro's also,

But my all time favorite is the green or white scum frog...

The best luck I have with it is...

after it lands let it sit, until all the ripples disappear,

walk it about 10-15 ft,

stop it,

let it sit there for 5-10 seconds,

then barely move it side to side

Bam!!

Mike

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