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Saturday, September 22, 2007

• A Few Frogs Part 3: Zoom Horny Toad

The last frog I'll talk about is the Zoom Horny Toad. Okay, so it's really not a frog. The action is a little different than the Ribbit and I feel these toads attract more fish when buzzed along the surface. The feet are different than the Ribbit and that's what changes the splash. Like most plastic frogs, there is a notch for the wide gap hook to rest. I only fish this lure in a straightforward cast and retrieve fashion at varying speeds, but I don't let fall. It does have a more defined diagonal fall if you prefer to let your frogs drop. The nose seems to hold most of the weight. That kind of nose also keeps the Horny Toad down in the water on a steady retrieve. I tend to be more alert on the retrieve because the strikes always seem to come quick with the Horny Toad. I like the buzz this lure makes in the water much better than the Ribbit. It also pitches much easier and with better accuracy, but I would think that if you're better at pitching than I am, this shouldn't matter much.

The plastic isn't quite as strong and the belly will slide on the hook more after some heavy use. The body will arc if this happens and the action isn't as good. I've also had problems with small bass or a gar biting a leg clean off rendering the lure useless. Of course, a bite from a gar can be devastating for any lure.


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1 comments:

JM Ridlon said...

I've done pretty good with it over duckweed. You can pause it for longer periods over this vegitation, and when you twitch it, those legs churn the water. I had a few three pounders hit it this summer on the Chickahominy River.