Jay Kumar

How Fast Do You Frog?

(Photo: ms-sportsman.com)

I’m doing it wrong. Frog to me means “jerk, jerk, pause.” Or, maybe in the case of the Stanley Ribbit below, it’s more like “reeeeeeeeeeeel, pause.”

But I sure wouldn’t be burning it back like you’re apparently supposed to (see vid below).

I know the Ribbit’s not a scum frog, but anyone else fish frogs fast?




  1. 5bites

    June 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    No I don’t but that looks cool.

  2. Brian

    June 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Yep – just like that! They’re just a soft plastic buzzbait 🙂

  3. Jay

    June 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Yep. A lot of the time when they’re either not hitting it or coming up on the bait and missing it, it’s because they’re getting too good of a look at it. I’ll fish it on a 7:1 reel and keep my rod tip at 10:00 so I can bow to them just a little before I set the hook.

  4. BryanT

    June 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    In some of the clearer water lakes around me absolutely.

  5. Dwain

    June 6, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Yes I fish the soft plastic buzz frogs that way

  6. Alex Voog

    June 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I think it totally depends on the cover/ grass density, the water clarity and especially the type/brand, as well as color of the frog. The Stanley Ribbit (Lonnie Stanley is one of my all time favorites to watch) – has much bigger paddles on the legs than a Horny Toad and almost NEEDS to be fished that fast, whereas the HT’s legs are “overwhelmed” at that speed. Burn the Ribbit-,more solid colors-black,yellow, white. Stop and Go/Finesse the Horny Toad, almost like fishing a Fluke/Slug-Go -more translucent colors- watermelon red pearl, grey ghost, bullfrog.

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