Frog Wars | Snagproof Bobby’s Perfect Frog vs. Jackall Iobee

It’s the battle of the amphibians… or the birds… or the bluegills… or whatever people say frogs are supposed to represent. All I know is that bass see a meal. I’m not even sure they care what kind of meal it is.

The Snagproof is often considered the gold standard among frogs — and rightly so. Tons of swamp donkeys have fallen victim to this quality product.  But times… they are a changin’.  The Jackall Iobee is the new kid on the block.  As highlighted in this article, I think he’s about to beat up on all the other kids. Including Snagproof’s kid.

Here are some comparison photos between the Iobee and Bobby’s Perfect Frog…

Notice the unpainted, bare lead on the Snagproof… the comparatively dull appearance of the Snagproof and how the black shines more on the Iobee… creating a slippery, slimy look. Notice how the Iobee’s hook seems to fit the body so much better. Notice the smoother edges on the Iobee — especially where the skirt legs come out. The Iobee is a more refined and symmetrical design altogether.

The underside of the Snagproof is relatively flat. Eyes on top accomplish very little.

The flatter bottom does offer the Snagproof a performance advantage over the Jackall in one way, though.  It performs a little better over thicker mats because it won’t roll to its side as much, which positions the hook right against the snotty cheese junk.

The Iobee is made for walking. Notice the swooping underside. Eyes on the sides rather than the top. These eyes will actually be visible to bass and might make a difference.

I know I’ve mentioned how my hooksets are off the charts good using the Iobee, but I have to reiterate. Sure this frog walks great and looks like a plump and tasty meal, but what impresses me more than anything is my strike to catch ratio. I simply do not miss fish that hit this frog. It’s insane.

I think guys miss a lot of fish on the frog because first strike is often intended to kill, not necessarily to eat. There’s something about this frog… an “X-factor”, if you will, that causes them to totally bypass that kill strike and go straight for the consumption almost every time. It’s a real testament to this frog’s action, appearance, size, and attitude in the water.

Ding, ding, ding… this fight is over. I’ve got to hand it to the Jackall Iobee. That’s no surprise if you’ve been reading FishStrong for the last week or so.

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About Hale White

Hale White, tournament angler and fitness enthusiast, is originally from the bass capital of Florida, holds a Masters degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and has an insatiable appetite for bass fishing.
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