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Stanford Baits Boom Boom Frog
« on: October 29, 2018, 09:18:56 AM »
I started using these this summer and figured I would share because it sounds like this frog is catching on like wild fire. Now I will talk about its "features" and I dont know how much I buy into all the fluff, but I figured I would give it a shot. Years ago I used the Spro Bronze Eye frog and for the most part was pretty happy with the results. However, I felt like there was nothing special about the frog to warrant the higher price tag vs a Booyah Pad Crasher. So I moved to the pad crasher and for the most part got the same results but at a lesser price. In both instances the frog got abused and did OK holding up to the abuse. Ive ripped a few, but at a lower price point it was an easier pill to swallow. Over last winter Fred Roumbanis did a seminar where he talked about all these neat features about the frog and I got a discount to buy it so I grabbed a couple.

Tackle Warehouse - Sanford Baits Boom Boom Frog

Out of the box the first thing you notice is the terminal is BEEFY. The ring on the nose and the hooks are pretty heavy gauge. I noticed this immediately trying to bend the hooks out a tad like I do on all my frogs and noticed it was not as easy to do on this frog. I also notice the body feels like it would hold up to a beating. Its soft, but seems super durable and would be difficult to tear. I trim the legs like I normally do and go to work. First cast I notice "hey it walks". Of course it does, they all do nowadays. What I did notice is that it takes a much lighter twitch to walk which I like because I can essentially walk it in place. So when it is in a place I think is high percentage I can keep moving it without really moving it. Something I could do with the pad crasher, but I found it easier with this frog.

Now on to the features...
Frog Fur- Patch of velcro on the top of the frog. I first thought really? Yeah bass have sandpaper lips, but thats not holding anything. Fred says it makes sure when you set that the frog comes out head first. So if they gulp if and it starts coming out backwards or at an angle the velcro grabs the lips and straightens the frog out. Whatever

The Weight System - (from TW) The Boom Boom Frog also features a diamond-shaped belly weight that is designed to not interfere with the razor sharp Mustad Wide Gap Frog hook. The weight system also allows the hook to extend out further on hooksets.... Sure

Hey its got an extra eye! Oh wow, cool. Who cares?

So now on to using it.
First strike! Fish absolutely chokes the frog. Hook is buried back near the crusher and I boat flip a 3-12. OK so thats one strike one fish and its absolutely pegged. Second fish is smaller, but hes got both hooks in the upper lip with the velcro stuck to his lips. Third fish again chokes the frog and has it in deep. This frog goes 6 for its first 6! 6 Blow ups 6 fish in the boat. The 7th fish hit it, missed it, and came back for it a second time and got him! This frog stayed red hot all summer. So I dont know about all that nonsense in the features but I will say the hook up ratio on this frog is fantastic. I spread the word to a few friends and they all jumped on board and their feedback has been how shocked they are on the hook up ratio on this thing. When it comes to frogs all in all I feel like they all get bit. My thing is getting them in the boat and this frog has got me sold. At $10.99 they are pricey, but the handful I have bought show very little signs of wear despite a couple of them being abused. So overall I would recommend this frog.

« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 02:08:36 PM by Curt - RI »
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Re: Stanford Baits Boom Boom Frog
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 02:06:58 PM »
Awesome review!! Thanks for sharing. And now my own curiosity is up  (giggle)