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from both sides, on either hook and the bait never balls-up.” The buzz frog gear that Chris uses today represents years of refinement and hundreds of thousands of casts experimenting with different set-ups. The rig that he has meticulously chosen features a high-speed reel and a 7-foot, 2-inch heavy power rod. He throws only 30 to 50-pound test braided line. Ironically, his favorite colors are ones that mimic the common shades and hues of shad, not species of frogs. His pallet includes: grays or shad mimicking colors, green pumpkin - swirl, a light watermelon red (Gambler’s “Lane Toad” color), white, and June Bug. More than color or rigging, the most important facet of buzz frogging, as Chris reiterates is deciding when to throw it. BW

The Original heavy living rubber jig

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Most popular jighead on the market


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Photo by BASS Communications / Seigo Saito