How Best To Preserve Our Frogs
Although for a moment this summer has made us fear to relive the tremendous summer 2014, finally the heat has arrived! And with the heat came the time of the Top Water, so start to remove dust from your frog bait and other bait and go fishing!
Frog fishing is probably one of the funniest of this period, it allows us to fish without problems in places where other baits can not get and also makes us experience heart-stopping moments when the bass whirlpools afloat by exploding the water.
Recently we have seen how to choose the right rod to catch frog, but today I want to talk about a topic often greatly underestimated by fishermen: The proper conservation of our frogs.
Fishing gear is often not cheap, especially beautiful fishing gear. Going to the fishing shop, or opening any e-commerce site, can often mean leaving us down some nice 100 piece. Not that I’m sorry since I have an online shop of articles dedicated to spinning fishing, but it still seems right to teach my customers to save a few euros (and then spend it anyway later.
Learning to take care of your own baits can really help you save a few euros. There’s nothing worse than throwing away our favorite frog, the one that has yielded us many attacks and many fish, because it has become unusable because of our neglect.
The Problem Of Frog Skirts
There are different types of frogs, probably the most common are frogs with legs made of two small tufts of silicone, the so-called skirts.
One of the most common problems with these frogs is that the skirts literally stick together, I don’t know if it’s because of the too much heat or the type of water, but when it happens the frog loses much of its effectiveness. And this is not good, especially if they are frogs that have made us catch several fish.
There are high-end frogs on the market that can even cost more than €15 per piece, so you too understand that an average fisherman can’t afford to replace these frogs several times a year!
The solution to this age-old problem may seem a bit strange, but trust me, it really works!
You have to go and get some talc, the one you use for newborns, and put a dusting of it on the plane where you keep your frogs, and especially on all frogs. Close the box, and give it a nice shackerata, so that the talc is distributed. Talc quickly absorbs water and then manages to protect our frogs and keep them like new.
When you then have to reuse one of these frogs you just have to take it, tie it to your rod and give it a light rinse before throwing it. Once finished using it, put the wet frog back in the plane and give again a shackerata to the whole, in this way the talc deposited inside the box will go to cover the wet frog and dry it immediately.
The first thing that might come to mind is that this process could however affect the smell of our baits, compromising their effectiveness. But frogs, unlike normal soft baits, do not have a particular scent or aroma that makes them more attractive. So just rinse them well before use and that’s it!
Spending a few euros in talcum powder you can save several euros in baits, and you will always have your favorite frogs ready to use!
This little trick of talcum powder lends itself well to be used with other types of bait, such as hard bait or metal bait, managing to prevent that annoying rust that forms on the anchors of our artificial!