Capt. Ken first started making these FROG Lures back in 1977 when he graduated from college with a degree in Environmental Science & Biology. He made his first FROGs for using on his fly rod, using a custom rod and a custom homemade shooting taper to make it easier to cast. He caught this particular bass and released it many years later in Florida on one of the FROGs designed for spinning rods and bait casting rods in 2007. In 2008, after retiring as a Florida fishing guide and taxidermist for over 20 years, he began to sell the custom FROGs to other fishermen.
The materials used on the full size FROGs are much heavier now than those used to make the Fly Rod FROGs in the beginning, because they needed to be cast on spinning and bait casting rods. So, the full size FROGs would be difficult to cast on a fly rod now. The Micro FROGs, however, can be cast on a flyrod with 5 weight to 8 weight fly rods with standard Bass Bug Taper Fly Lines. With Micro FROGs, there is no need for the custom shooting tapers, but they are still very nice if you want to cut down on false casting, and especially back casting. Even though they are much smaller, the Micro FROGs are still deadly on monster Bass, and sometimes under certain conditions, even deadlier.
There is an infinite variety of colors/species that can be made in either Micro FROGs or full size Original Series FROGs. There is also a great variety of feathers and other fly tying materials that can be used for making alternative models with very effective and attractive action legs. However, with the new DNA Style of FROG, you can change back & forth from Kicking Legs, to Feather Legs, Silicone Skirt Legs, or even the Skitter Legs with the curly tail wiggling ends that gurgle across the top.
Skitter Legs come in two different actions and two different styles. Action #1 is a lightweight action that activates more quickly and Action #2 is a heavyweight action that has more power or disturbance on the water surface. Style #1 is a narrow bending leg curl that has a tighter action and Style #2 is a wider bend with a more flowing action. The Skitter Legs allow you to cover more water in a faster style of fishing that forces bass to make a quicker decision and make more mistakes. It will quickly find the more aggressive bass at that time. Skitter Legs work best with the Head Hook model of Hook Placement.