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Is it frog season yet?


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#1 nathan

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:53 PM

My new Frog pattern I've been playing with..Tied on a 4/0 double frog hurt..Can't wait to give it a work out!..Nathan

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#2 Powershooter

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 07:51 PM

That's a great looking frog . Well done .
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#3 mikechell

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

Looks good, Nathan.  If you get to fish that, please try taking some pictures (better yet, video) of it in the water.


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#4 Hatchet Jack

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:09 PM

It's always frog season laugh.png

Nice tie there, nathan.


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#5 nathan

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:17 PM

Thanks for the positive comments guys..Mikechell..I'll try to get some pictures when we have some open water again...Had a cold front come through and froze us up again...
Hatchet Jack...I'll check on that hook for you tonight...Nate

#6 nathan

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:41 PM

Here is the hook I use..Nathan

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#7 fishinguy

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:19 AM

Did you do anything to ensure it rides/lands hook point up?

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:27 AM

I attach 035 lead only on the bottom of the shank in U shape..then anything that absorbs water..( like the legs) is tied in on the bottom too...Nathan

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

That's a nice frog.  Since I usually fish with a 6 wgt one tied on a 4/0 hook is a bit heavy though I do have some 4/0 double hooks lying around.  I also have some size 2 which would work better with a 6 wgt.   Did you make the legs or are they the pre-made ones?  I just took a closer look and that answered my other question as to whether the foam would give enough to set the hook.  How thick is the foam?   One of the guys I fish with is obsessed with frogs though he uses tackle from the dark side.  I got into a discussion in the fresh water section on another board with a guy from Thailand who uses frog imitations to fish for snakeheads there.  He posted a picture of the lures he makes and there were a couple that looked like they could be converted to fly fishing using foam instead of plastic.  Here's the picture of them he posted.  Might be able to get some additional ideas from them.

 

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#10 Hatchet Jack

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

Thanks for the hook info nathan.

 

Be sure to check these out too:

 

https://fishandfeath...s-bomber-frogs/

 

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http://www.flytyingf...ic=82794&page=1

 


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#11 Poopdeck

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:47 PM

I make these out of champagne corks thru wired with welding wire and a 2/0 double hook. Chuck it with an 8wt. I'm not a fan of realistic frog legs as they just don't move enough.
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#12 nathan

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:23 PM

Very nice poopdeck..I really like the "old fashion feel" to yours...as a wooden lure builder I have a love for wood...I'd love to see a return of fly rod "lures"...Nate