Hi AMFisHers! This AMFisH fishing blog post is about how to repair torn frog baits:
I was fishing many years ago and had a big pike attack a white frog bait I was using, after a few attacks I saw my frog starting to sink. After taking a good look at it, the bait had been torn in a couple of places and was taking on water so it would no longer float.
Being as it was my only white frog that happened to be working at the time I was trying to figure out how I could fix it in the boat. After a few minutes of brainstorming I figured I would try something that came to me and sure enough it worked!
All frog baits are made of soft rubber so I quickly grabbed my pliers, my friends lighter and a nail from a small tool kit I had with me. I heated up the nail as I was holding it with the pliers for about 15 to 20 seconds, then started touching the frog where it was torn. The hot nail slightly melted the rubber around the torn area and I continued to smooth it out with the nail tip all along the rip in the frog.
I did this on two spots that the pike had gashed open and let it sit for several minutes afterwards. When I later picked up the frog to look at it, the holes were completely shut and it was almost like brand new!
The melted areas did not look perfect and nor did they need to be, they just needed to be closed and water tight to prevent the frog from taking on water. Frog baits to a bass fisherman/woman/kid are priceless and throwing them away to only replace them can get costly at anywhere between $7.00 and $14.00 per frog, so this little easy repair tip is something I felt I had to share through my vlog series.
I hope you found some value in this post and keep and eye out later this week for a video on this topic!
The AMFisH guy…