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he was landing. In fact, it helped Bryan to a third place finish on the Potomac and he said so on stage, and he’s not a Jackall sponsored pro. “ Incorporating the soft thin rubber legs that many frog anglers usually add to the existing frogs on the market makes perfect sense. When pausing the frog, keeping it in the strike zone and enticing a big fish to eat it, the legs continue to move in the water and flair out. Meyer commented on the legs, “The legs are the best I have seen on a frog right out of the package. I can be walking the frog across the water and see a follower, I’ll pause it and the fish can’t resist the fluttering and expanding of the legs. It’s just like a live frog, when a live frog freezes its legs kick out to the sides and continue to move. You can see it in the video, I’ll see a fol- lower, pause it and they just can’t resist those legs.” The line tie is welded shut, keeping the braid from either slip- ping through the connection or binding up in the gap. Meyer appreci- ates the peace of mind of a good line tie, “It’s happened to me in the past, not a lot, but enough to make me appreciate the weld. I have set the hook on a frog fish and get nothing but line coming back at me. I inspect the line and the knot is still there meaning the line tie either opened, broke or the line just slipped through the gaps. When you hook a good fish on a frog

in the middle of a bunch of grass or mat you really have a lot of pressure on the line, the line tie, and the rod. It’s important to have a solid connection all the way through. Even after landing a fish, with other frogs you have to inspect the line tie. With the Iobee, it’s welded shut so you know it won’t open or the line won’t slip through it.” Meyer recommends giving it a shot, “If you enjoy frog fishing, buy an Iobee frog and give it a try. You won’t be sorry. It’ll get you more bites and you’ll land more fish, period.” BWU

Summer 2012