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Lunker Frog

 

Aesthetics:

when it comes to looks these frogs are hands down one of the most realistic frogs lures I have seen (My personal favorite is the green tea frog pattern).
So the paint did its job and hooked (me) the angler. The legs look great in the water on a stop and go retrieve, extending and retracting as i reel it back to the boat.

 

Functionality:

To start off, this frog weighs a ½ oz which makes it incredibly easy to cast a far distance. On my retrieve a never staged any weeds, which was great. The legs do extend on the retrieve and retract on a pause which gives the lure a nice touch of realism. They also help splash the water more on the retrieve.  The only issue I encountered was sinking. It started after a couple weekends of use. Typical wear and tear could be to blame here. Although this isn’t the first time I’ve had issues with top water frogs sinking. I’ve used many and almost all of them will develop this sinking problem eventually.

Fix: My solution to this issue is to apply a little bit of crazy glue around the belly weight,  where the hook comes through on the bottom and any other areas that may allow water in. Remember don’t completely seal it up of the hollow boy won’t collapse when I bass bites.

 

Hook-ups:

Over the course of my testing I caught about 14 bass (this is over 2 separate occasion). Hook up percentage was about 80% A few bass would come up short and wouldn’t get a good hook set. Then again it could have also been my technique.

 

Overall:

Retailing at a fraction of the cost of comparable top water frogs, this frog may not be perfect but it’s darn close.

I give it an 8/10

 

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 these frogs look great, and I was pretty excited about them when i first saw them. I have fished with them quiet a bit and can tell you the koppers is better in almost every way. the koppers weighs more and cast better, walks much easier, and doesn't fill with water as bad. the lunkerhunter frog looks really good.......but it's very difficult to walk! (and if you ain't walk'n it......) the one i got was not very durable, it began to tear after just a fish or two. I also experienced the rolling over issue too, Ross.  I would call it 5/10....... but still better than a snagproof!

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I've been using the Jackall Iobee some. I've not caught any on it yet but it walks easier than the Bronzeye or the Live Target. My only complaint with the Iobee is that the legs seem to constantly get caught in the hooks. Other than that it seems like a pretty good frog. I've never seen these frogs before but from what I've read I'm not missing anything.

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I've been using the Jackall Iobee some. I've not caught any on it yet but it walks easier than the Bronzeye or the Live Target. My only complaint with the Iobee is that the legs seem to constantly get caught in the hooks. Other than that it seems like a pretty good frog. I've never seen these frogs before but from what I've read I'm not missing anything.

I just got got my 1st lobee a few weeks ago, john and I agree with you 100%. it walks very easy, but is not as weedless as it should be. 

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