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Looks like a Sprinker Frog copy and a lot of people have had good success with those.  I would think they would do well around areas where a plopper would have issues getting hung up.

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Yeah, I was looking into the Sprinker and it seems that maybe the Booya was built better from reviews.  I also thinking for open water situations I could add a trailer single or treble hook that would hang off the belly of the frog so I wouldn't have to sacrifice hook up and utilize one bait. Not sure if that would mess up how it tracked in the water or not.  Also trying to decide what color I would get if I only get one.  I fish some lakes, but would also take it on the Meramec. Obviously be best to get a few in different colors. 

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           The toad runner is not the same material, nor does it have same hooks as the original pad crasher or the sprinker frog.  The hooks have a smaller gap, and the material is stiffer.  They also weigh a ton and hit the water like a depth charge.  IMO a regular buzz frog is better than the sprinker/toad runner type things, as the plopper tail gets all gummed up with grass and moss, whereas a plastic buzz toad just gargles on top of that suff.  In thick lilly pads the tail doesnt even have much of a chance to get moving.   Ive tried both the sprinker and the toad runner, and much prefer to use either a texas rigged keitech noisy flapper or a regular pad crasher.  They also dont "plop" at the slow retrieve speed that a whopper plopper does.  They kinda seem like gimmick lures to me...but they worked on me cuz i bought 2 of each lol.

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Thanks for the review. I definitely intend to use this as more of and waterwillow/laydown frog, not so much mats and pads. I have a few creeks that I can wade the edges but are deep enough to go over my head with big lay downs. I bought one in white. I will likely bend the hooks out just a bit. If it doesn’t work out it won’t be the first time that has happened. 

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