Some of the greatest fun that can be had when fishing in the BNF zone is with topwater frogs. Slurp or smash, when walking, popping, or hopping a topwater frog through the slop or the pads, it’s an adrenalin pumping experience, and that’s just waiting for the strike!
I’ve decided to do an extended archive of topwater frogs just due to my OCD nature of trying to see just how many variations of the topwater frogs tackle companies have come up with, and so far, the list is over 200 (!!!) separate models from over 60 different tackle manufacturers.
The requirements for inclusion to this list are: It must be weedless and be able to be fished through slop and pads.
There’s some frogs that skirt the edges of the requirements, so I assessed them on a case by case basis.
The 3:16 Lures No Bull Frog, I included because even though it is a soft plastic frog and doesn’t come pre-rigged, it has an sealed air bladder like a hollow bodyy frog. The Canyon Plastics Frog, which I chose not to include, is a soft plastic frog like the 3:16 No Bull Frog, and though it has a hollow body cavity, it is not a sealed bladder like the No Bull Frog and so in my opinion doesn’t qualify for this list.
My search isn’t limited to just the US domestic market, but markets like southeast Asia and Europe as well. It’s also not limited to just currently available frogs, but also discontinued and vintage frogs that if they meet my criteria, will be included. If you have a suggestion for a frog, send me an email or contact me through this site or the BNF Facebook page and I’ll add it.
I will be documenting each one with as much information as I can get. The info that will be included to start will be: Manufacturer, Model, Colors, Length, Weight, Price. I’m going to try to include a full color chart as well as color names and codes if they’re available, and a brief description if I can get one.
They will be broken up into 5 categories;
-Traditional hollow body style frogs like the Mann’s Super Frog:
-Mice and rats like the Strike King King Rat:
I’m still figuring out the logistics of everything and how I can present it in a nice easy visually interesting yet uncluttered way, but the first sections should be going up shortly, so stay tuned!!