Stanley Jigs Baby Ribbit Frog Lures
Favorite plastic frog
These are excellent topwater frogs, almost always have the right side up on the retrieval, they have a garlic smell which masks the plastic odor nicely. The action they have is amazing, and they are durable enough to take a pounding from bass after bass. After a strike, i like to let it sink for a little and give it twitches like a wounded frog which has also given me a great number of strikes. This baby size provides a more subtle presentation that the larger sizes of this frog.
May 9, 2014
great in the slop
Review based on 2012 use as the only fishing here now is on iced over waters.
There is a large pond in my area that has a section that weeds over thorougly with coontail and hydrilla.
Some monster largemouths call it home. I go in there using my canoe. My boat is useless since the trolling motor gets too bogged down in those weeds.
The Stanley Ribbit frog is Texas rigged using a 3/0 offset wormhook tied onto 50lb. test Powerpro braid
on my Abu Garcia Revo SX reel. This frog casts like a bullet even with the heavy line. I work the frog over the vegetation. The frog legs twitch very well and emit a good amount of sound. The bass pound it hard, and as most of us know, the topwater strike cannot be beat for excitement. The heavy line really helps to winch fish from the slop.
These Stanley frogs hold up nicely to the abuse given them by the bass. I can often use the same frog for a couple hours of hard fishing before the need to tie on a new bait. The best 5 stringer I had in 2012 was a bit over 23 lbs. That's good results just about anywhere and here in Massachusetts, 23 lbs. is phenomenal!! I have a friend who has done well with the Ribbit in open water while for me it's a go to lure in thick cover. I'd recommend this frog over any other and most of them are much costlier.
February 18, 2013
Needs a ridiculously violent hookset
Good action definitely got numerous strikes but the body is very thick. I found with a true Texas rig it was basically impossible to set the hook. I had a bass rod with 12 pound test and, after multiple attempted hook sets, I was basically reduced to thinking in my head "try to break the line on the next hook set" and even that wouldn't pull the hook through the body of this thing. There's an open channel through the spine of the frog presumably for exposing the hook tip yet keeping it still weedless, yeah that still didn't help as the body was so rigid it wouldn't slide down the hook during hook set like a soft worm or most soft plastics do. Finally just rigged it shaft through with a fully exposed hook but of course that ruined the action. Had to switch baits.
July 19, 2012
This frog is great I use It in Floridia and caught a 12 pounder the product is good quality and is efficent. The waythe bass strike the lure hard. The lure porvides many keepers.
July 15, 2012