Stanley Ribbit Frog
More fun than fishing!
I was looking for a small frog after I could not get the fish to bite on everything else I tried in my local lake (these fish have been caught & released many times & are wary) Searching the multitude in fishing yielded nothing, so I asked for help. The Dicks rep said they did not have it on the shelves, but might have some in the back. He returned with this "frog thingie" that I thought was way too big for my needs. I was going to pass on it, but he kept explaining that he uses it to skip across lily pads, & you need a special hook, which he promptly picked out for me. (how could I say No.)
My 1st attempt was disappointing, I used the wrong hook, & the frog kept spinning. My 2nd attempt, in the Passaic river was a lot more fun. I tossed it into the lilly pads, & the dang thing caught every pad it passed, resulting in "oh I am going to lose this thing." So I tried casting next to the pads, & held my rod vertical to keep the hook/frog orientation lifelike, & sure enough, this frog started swimming! legs kicking, looked good enough to eat! Every time I paused, the frog would dive to the bottom like a real frog,. reel it in & once it hits the surface, the dang thingie swims like Mark Spitz! Now if I practice, I hope to be able to skip this heavy thing over the lilliy pads. But even if you don;t catch any fish, you will have hours of fun playing with this dohicky!
May 7, 2013
The scent on this plastic frog is seriously intense I don't know if that is why it works so good or if it is the unique swim action but this thing seriously works!!! Be sure to buy the double frog hook that Stanley sells as well, if you try to use a regular single hook spring lock hook it will not swim properly.
April 2, 2013
Great topwater bait for fishing in or around heavy cover. I use them around heavy grass//hydrilla, and around lily pads. Produces more commotion and noise than a other toads, and seems to work better when there is a little ripple on the water. Great little bait. Use a Owner 4/0 Wide Gap plus, fits it perfect.
October 16, 2012
great in weight to it
only used it five times
September 11, 2012
use casting by pads and heavy cover areas
September 8, 2012
Fished weeds and was very impressed with the ease at which the bait moves through thick bush. Movement mimics live frog. If I were a fish I would bite it!
August 22, 2012
Honestly, I like the frog for the most part. The action in the water is fantastic and the legs are perfect. However, it is composed of a plastic that I believe is too stiff and doesn't ensure solid hook sets if you use a worm hook like the kind that doesn't show too far above the body for heavy cover. I always get hits on this bait from pickerel and bass but no matter how I do the hook set the hook never "sets" in the fishes mouth.
June 27, 2012
Great action and sound
I used this (Bullfrog) as a top water weed less over lilies and had action all day long.I I decided to use this as a swim bait and along the weedbeds about a few inches underwater and caught my biggest largemouth yet.
June 26, 2012
I use these frogs on a regular basis
the frogs are great for top water action. i usually rig them weedless and get good action and response on them. Two downsides: first, after a few strikes on it the frog tends to swim upside down therefore no longer weedless, and second, the hook set takes some getting used to because the weedless rigging.
May 28, 2012
Excellent big Bass lure day or night
Flipping this lure is effortless and the boyancy qualitites are ideal. Caught one of my biggest Bass out of local waters yestaerday :) The fish there are finicky so you have to present them something realistic and vary your presentations. Steady retreive or short swimming bursts will get the "legs" wiggling and getting the attention of any size or species of fish. It will sink slowly according to the weight of the hook once stationary. My experience with this lure has been great. Durable material, awesome action and size with a touch of scent... or adding your own will get you the results you desire.
May 23, 2012