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#12269208 - 05/30/17 09:39 AM Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions
kscatman76 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
Posts: 2260
Loc: Kansas
I love this Stanley Ribbit Frog as well as the Stanley Top Toad. I started off with the double hook that Stanley makes and my hook up ratio wasn't very good. My friend swore to me I needed to try a single hook instead and when I did my ratio went WAY up. I don't know if it's the fact that maybe I slowed down on the hook set some and got more calm as the day went on or if there is something to it. I probably was hooking up 60% with the double hook and 90% with the single hook. That includes losing a lot of fish with the double hook half way in, would have them hooked for a bit then off they came. What do you guys use? BTW, heavy action 7'3 rod and 65 pound braid and I'm crossing their eyes good. I really like that Top Toad a lot by the way!
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#12269236 - 05/30/17 09:57 AM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
Mrg0117 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/16
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Loc: North Texas
I use the Top Toad and I haven't had many hook up problems. The only issue I have is when you buy the Stanley double take hooks separately they weigh too much and cause the Top Toad to sink. The one that comes in the package with the 2 Toads works perfectly. What kind of single hook did you use? I am interested in trying it myself!

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#12269250 - 05/30/17 10:09 AM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: Mrg0117]
kscatman76 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mrg0117
I use the Top Toad and I haven't had many hook up problems. The only issue I have is when you buy the Stanley double take hooks separately they weigh too much and cause the Top Toad to sink. The one that comes in the package with the 2 Toads works perfectly. What kind of single hook did you use? I am interested in trying it myself!


they are the VMC weighed 3/32nd ounce with the screw lock.
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#12269261 - 05/30/17 10:16 AM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
James Biggs Online   content
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Mr blitz toad toater if they still make them
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#12269336 - 05/30/17 11:02 AM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
Mrg0117 Offline
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Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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#12269531 - 05/30/17 12:38 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
the skipper Online   content
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
I prefer the double hook. Only issue I have is it just a hair to big for the frogs and can be hard to rig back into the bait so you have to pinch the hooks a little closer rogether

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#12269639 - 05/30/17 01:34 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: James Biggs]
kscatman76 Offline
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Mr blitz toad toater if they still make them


I don't believe those are made any longer.
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#12269882 - 05/30/17 03:34 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Registered: 04/10/07
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Zoom makes/made a good one for their Horny Toad. Buy a non weighted 5/0 swimbait hook with a bait keeper on it. I also am not a fan of the double hooks. I love the singles
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#12271655 - 05/31/17 02:56 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
Gamakatsu 5/0 EWG hook is all you need. Works like a charm

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#12271872 - 05/31/17 05:03 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
big mike Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
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Loc: forney, tx
I had the opposite results. I have much better hookups with the double hook over the single.
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#12271894 - 05/31/17 05:17 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
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Registered: 02/28/17
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#12272330 - 05/31/17 09:09 PM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
Ok here is my knowledge on the subject. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Stanley from the start of the top toad. I can vouch the newest frogs (poured in house) are the absolutely the best. The new frog has less plastic in the top of his butt.

To hook and rig the frog. It's best to bend the double hook out so that the hook is on the outside of the body. The top toad has the best hook up ratio of all frogs in my research.

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#12272813 - 06/01/17 08:34 AM Re: Stanley Ribbit Frog hook questions [Re: kscatman76]
kscatman76 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/12
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Loc: Kansas
How do you know what the new top toad is compared to the old?
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