Money Frog: Colors: 6 Size: 3.75" Weight: N/A Pack Count: 4
Leg Style: Buzz Scent: N/A
The YUM money frog was one of the later editions to the fairly success "money" line of baits. This includes baits like the YUM Money Hound, and of course the YUM Money Craw. I was blown away by the craw and it is still an important part of my arsenal.. the YUM money hound and frog on the other hand, just did not hit the mark in my eyes. Both are hard to work properly and have relatively low hook-up rations compared to other baits in this category
Overall Rating: 5.6/10
Each frog is rated on the following criteria: Quality, Castability, Presentation, Hook-up Ratio Available Options, Product Availability & Price
Since this is one area of the review that will actually be positive, I will start off by saying, YUM makes a good product. The quality of this bait is not in question, the plastic is very durable, the legs will hold up well for multiple strikes and wont be easily ripped off by an aggressive fish. The color selections are few, but interesting to say the least. I like the light colors bellies applied to most frogs and the red nose and dots give off a great target
Im up in the air on this one. The Money frog has some decent weight and casts pretty well. Controlled landings are not as easy with this frog, and it often twists and turns in the air which means on occasion it will land upside down.
The Yum line of products is pretty readily available in the market place.. the Money series of baits took off a few years back and could be found in most major retailers large or small. But more recently with the launch of F2 Line the focus has shifted from the Money series and the baits are harder to find. (other then the money craw that has moved into the main line of Yum products.. thankfully)
Options & Price: 2.5/5
The Yum money frog strikes out when it comes to both of the above categories, limited color selection and a hefty price tag just add to the growing list of "cons" when it comes to this Frog. On average you can expect to pay $7 for a 4 count bag, that works out to $1.75 a frog.. ouch
As you can see below Lurenet has the Money frog listed at a drastically reduced price, this leaves me to believe they have discontinued it, so if you want to get in a test drive one, then Lurenet is the place to start
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I tested this frog out on both my Dobyns 735c and 736c, it can be fished with either, if I was going to choose one and only one, I would use the 735c as it has the backbone needed but a bit softer of a tip to control your casts.
I will be honest here.. I dont think this frog will make it back out on the boat with me. Too many issues for my liking, and overall a disappointment after how much I loved the Money Craw. I think YUM needs to head back to the drawing board with this one.