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Help Me Trying To Walk A Spro Frog Please?


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

hello guys, i just got a spros bronzeeye frog in natural green. also got the powell max from rod with 65# pp braid on a curado 201.

i just took it out last night with o luck at the usual lake.

i watched the video on here how to walk a spro frog and it said its very easy. i will probabl ykick my self in the butt if i find out it was very easy and i was missing something so simple. and i could not get it to walk side to side. i pointed the rod tip down. (im on land if this means anything) did the twitching and up and down wont move side to side. can some one please help me with what i have to do or what i could be doign wrong? reall yappreciate it. also i just took the frog out of the package and put it on. i hope i can figure this out an dpactice up in my bak pond before i head out tonight.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

just tryed again and keeping the tip low and twitching does not a think all twitching with tip low does is move the slack in line


fishing user avatarSkeet22 reply : 

Trim 3/4 of an inch off both legs and cut on an angle with the points to the outside. You have to twitch the rod tip pretty fast leaving slack in the line. Takes a little practice but fairly easy.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

trimmed about an inch of and still not easier getting it a little butwhen i twitch it the tip just keeps going in the water and the line still moves but dont do nothing to the frog unless i make a fast agreesive snap then it jumps out of water sometimes


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

more i throw it seems liek its getting a lil bit closer but still just swimming straight. am i supposed to be reeling while im doign this or what?


fishing user avatarSkeet22 reply : 

Yes you have to reel up the excess slack slowly but not so fast that you take all the slack out of the line.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

still cant get it to walk starting to get on my nerves literally feels liek you needs a 3 or 4 foot pole the tip keeps hittign th ewater and all it does is move the slack in line dont make the frog move at all


fishing user avatarcraww reply : 

This might sound strange, but I picked this up somewhere years ago and it works...Trim one leg 1/2-3/4" or so shorter than the other. I was having the same issue, it would walk outta the package but the nose just wanted to come up too much. Again I cant tell you why, but Ive done this with a half dozen spros and it works.


fishing user avatarBass_Fanatic reply : 

Timing is everything. Once you get it to make its first turn, then you have to time it out just right to where you work the slack line right before you the frog comes to a stop. Once the frog comes to a stop, then you have to work to get it to start walking again. Once you figure it out, it becomes second nature, but you have to have the right cadence.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

i hope i get this down sometime soon i even read an artical saying you should take half of th elegs on each side and just cut them off.


fishing user avatarBassego reply : 

I had a terrible time trying to walk the frog with my spro frog too. I ended up throwing my heddon spook jr. until i got the motion down for walking the dog. This will help you get the rhythm down and imo this is the hardest part.

Hope this helps.


fishing user avatarBair reply : 

The stroke for the frog is shorter than that for a spook and quicker. Be sure there is slack line too.


fishing user avatarBass Dude reply : 
  On 8/24/2012 at 6:15 AM, G Bair said:

The stroke for the frog is shorter than that for a spook and quicker. Be sure there is slack line too.

X2---the most important thing is to keep the slack in the line. Use quick pops of your rod tip and get it to the point where when you pop your rod your just tightening up the slack and pulling the bait slightly. It's hard to explain, but I hope this helps.

Also....trim the legs.

Go on the Spro website, they have videos of Rojas giving tips on fishing it.


fishing user avatarMike L reply : 
  On 8/24/2012 at 12:26 AM, Bass_Fanatic said:

Timing is everything. Once you get it to make its first turn, then you have to time it out just right to where you work the slack line right before you the frog comes to a stop. Once the frog comes to a stop, then you have to work to get it to start walking again. Once you figure it out, it becomes second nature, but you have to have the right cadence.

Thats it

The key for me is once the cadence starts don't stop. Keep it going with slack in your line.

Keep doing it, you'll get it.

Mike


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

ill try to trim so more tomorrow. its still hard all it wants to do is go straight even with 1" trimmed off. i get it to swim to the side once ot twice on a hard fast jerk then it stops. im goign to assume this i sluck but i have had 2 or 3 bass jump on the frog got 1 in the other 2 i missed. not sure how long you have to wait until you set hook. was told by one person locally count to 5 then set it and read soem were else set hook as soon as you feel the weight but missed em both. i had my dad grab me a green rain forest or what ever that rainforest color is while he was at cabelas


fishing user avatarBair reply : 
  On 8/25/2012 at 8:45 AM, bigt89 said:

ill try to trim so more tomorrow. its still hard all it wants to do is go straight even with 1" trimmed off. i get it to swim to the side once ot twice on a hard fast jerk then it stops. im goign to assume this i sluck but i have had 2 or 3 bass jump on the frog got 1 in the other 2 i missed. not sure how long you have to wait until you set hook. was told by one person locally count to 5 then set it and read soem were else set hook as soon as you feel the weight but missed em both. i had my dad grab me a green rain forest or what ever that rainforest color is while he was at cabelas

You wait till you feel the fish or count to three, which ever comes first. Another suggestion, try a Booyah Pad Crasher till you have the motion down. They are cheaper and you won't have to give up as much money learning to fish a frog.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

GETTing it now. must be wrong color i had soem bass jumping out of water while it was working but non went for it. starteddoing quick short fast gently snaps and reel slowly and what do you know it starts walking im sure ill get real good at it adn get timing down i cant get it to walk the whole retrieve yet or as good as i seen others do it but getting some were now. picked up a rainforest spro so give this a try tomorrow this one seems differnet though the legs feel softer adn not as many strains as my other one


fishing user avatariceintheveins reply : 

Little short twitches with slack in the line work better with me. With braid it's easy to overwork the bait and take up all the slack.Try very subtle twitches.


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

mayhave to trim new one cant get it to walk as easy as yesterday on old one


fishing user avatarBassinLou reply : 

I wouldn't get worked up if you cannot walk a frog proficiently. I don't and I have caught close to two hundred bass in the last two yrs exclusively on frogs. I am not bringing up the number caught to show off but simply demonstrate that bass can be caught without necessarily "walking it".


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

how you fishing the frog if its not walk the dog? got it down with my new one walkign th edog but does not seem nearly as good as people say it is bass apprently blow up on it the 3rd-4th side dance, and i know the bass are they. seems they rather have a senko then a frog making me feel like i waisted $150 on a pole and $225 on a reel


fishing user avatarBassinLou reply : 

Frogs can be used a few ways. I just do very subtle twitches and series of pops every now and then. Like I mentioned in my last post. I am not that consistent in walking a frog so I use the technique that works for me. You spent good money on the hardware, keep at it.


fishing user avatarChris W reply : 

The spro's are harder to walk than some of the other frogs it seems like to me. I put a great big split ring on my spro frogs and they are much easier to walk. Spro actually makes some just for the frog. Braid makes it easier also.


fishing user avatarbuzzfrog reply : 
  On 8/30/2012 at 3:49 AM, Chris W said:

The spro's are harder to walk than some of the other frogs it seems like to me. I put a great big split ring on my spro frogs and they are much easier to walk. Spro actually makes some just for the frog. Braid makes it easier also.

i though that to, thought is was just my imagination, IMO Iobee all the way, 13 bux a frg, but to me the practicaly walk themselves. but all frogs are good, if i am fishing somthing new, padcrashers all the way, somtimes dicks has em 2 for 8 or 2 for 10


fishing user avatarfishking247 reply : 

i prefer snag proof bobby's perfect frog. bigger hooks which increase my hookup percentage. the spro frogs tend to have smaller hooks IMO...the snagproof also walks the dog real well


fishing user avatarbigt89 reply : 

imma get a snagproof i think they only like $4 at dicks just to try it out. gotta figure out whats not goign right. occasionally ill get a strike but i hear and read some peopel say they can get alot of hits with a frog. i walk it better in the pads then open water but for some reason the better and longer i maintain the side dance i think i would get a hit but i dont. seems like it does nothing even tryed skipping across the pads




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