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#10843408 - 05/14/15 07:58 AM Academy H2O Express Frogs?
CNewton1372 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/15
Posts: 169
Loc: Garland, TX
What are your thoughts and opinions for the Academy brand Frogs? Academy has them on sale right now for $2.99. Are they worth it? Or should you spend the few extra dollars for another brand?

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#10843424 - 05/14/15 08:08 AM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Garbage. I really like most of the H2O stuff too, but the frogs really are just crud. Spring for the SK or the Spro frogs, it's worth it.

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#10843431 - 05/14/15 08:10 AM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
Barn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2035
Loc: McKinney, TX
They are okay for $3. But I would spend a little more and get a Booyah Pad Crasher or even a little more for KVD or Spro. Your not going to loose it if you are fishing it on 65# braid. And if it gets torn up from catching too many fish then you have gotten more than your money's worth.


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#10843437 - 05/14/15 08:12 AM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10068
Loc: Dallas, TX
For $2.99, they are worth it. The frog body is soft/collapses well and some of the color patterns are good. The hooks aren't the greatest and they take on some water, but I've caught plenty of big bass on the Academy H2O Xpress frogs.
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#10843610 - 05/14/15 09:11 AM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16523
Loc: NRH, TX
IMO they dont have even close to the same action as the premium brands. Thats fine if your just dragggin it over slop, not so much in other applications.
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#10843637 - 05/14/15 09:20 AM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
Hitch Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 2029
Loc: Caddo Mills, Tx
Dont wast your money.

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#10844546 - 05/14/15 02:45 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
bucsfan69 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/17/09
Posts: 169
Loc: fort worth, tx
They are alright for the price. ive caught lots of bass on the but they get destroyed after a couple trips

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#10844554 - 05/14/15 02:51 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1204
Loc: Wylie, TX
spend the money and go with Spro...best in the game for a reason.

If you want to go cheap....get some Ribbit or Zoom Frogs and go with a single EWG hook rather than frog hooks.....Again...in this case it's worth the money to go with the cream......65-80lb braid and stiff rod with fast tip....
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#10844881 - 05/14/15 05:19 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
JCBfromTHF Offline
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Registered: 02/09/07
Posts: 5812
I have never had any issues with them other than the low hook up ratio but that's pretty much true with all hollow body frogs like that.

Now days I don't even use hollow body frogs. I just use soft plastic frogs like the Zoom Horney Toad, Ribbit, and the old Mister Twister Hawg Frawg. Hook up ratios are 10 times better with the soft plastic frogs.
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#10844917 - 05/14/15 05:43 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
mach316 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/03/15
Posts: 11
For causal fishing, they are fine. Hooks are good size and the action can be tweaked by taking a bit off one of the skirt legs. Hard to beat that price. thumb

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#10844931 - 05/14/15 05:52 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 1442
Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
They aren't worth it, I bought one and it retains too much water
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#10844935 - 05/14/15 05:54 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
Rev Jeremiah Wright Offline
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 20
Loc: TX

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#10845437 - 05/14/15 09:48 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
BassinHawg Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 130
The larger ones are not as good as other name brands but the small ones work really well for me especially when they want a smaller profile.

And don't let their size fool you, I catch some big fish on them.

Not many companies make a small frog like that.

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#10845507 - 05/14/15 10:27 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: CNewton1372]
Mark Perry Offline


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48500
Loc: Point Reyes
I wish they had a better hook in them. I have seen some with a bit of slag on the hook tips. They bend too easily for me as well. Decent enough frog otherwise.
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#10846888 - 05/15/15 02:21 PM Re: Academy H2O Express Frogs? [Re: BassinHawg]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1387
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: BassinHawg
The larger ones are not as good as other name brands but the small ones work really well for me especially when they want a smaller profile.

And don't let their size fool you, I catch some big fish on them.

Not many companies make a small frog like that.

I like the Booyah Pad Crasher Jr. better, but I've also caught good bass on the smaller size H2O.
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