Strike King Rage Tail Toad Reviews

This is the Toad model of Strike King's Rage Tail line of baits. The tails of the Rage Tail Toad have been specifically engineered for maximum churning and sound. Meant to be rigged weedless with a big worm hook, anglers can work this bait through heavy cover and draw strikes with it's tail flapping action.

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hoopsguru Writes...
June 15, 2010

Picked up a pack of these last second. I have been using the Frankenz frog made by Ghost baits. Tore my last one and was fishing the next morning. Long story the weight and action of the rage tail!! First time using them and caught a couple nice keepers. As several people have suggested, use a 5/0 hook. I prefer one with a screw in keeper. I missed a 4 pounder because all I had was a 3/0 hook!!! They are a little pricey, but really have great action and work!

CoopDzl Writes...
September 28, 2009

They rock!! Always catch at least one fish every time i use it. My wife uses it as well and has the same success as me as do most of my friends.

Jim Piel Writes...
May 3, 2009
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I own both the rage tails and the Stanley Ribbit and while the ribbits are cheaper the rail tails action and limpness out of the package can't be beat . It seemed to me that the ribbits were a lot stiffer than the rage tails and tore apart faster , all in all couldn't be happier with the rage tails .

Bassboss Writes...
April 28, 2009


I love 'em! The amount of water kicked up, in front, and behind the toad is amazing! One of the reasons I like them so muck is because you can buzz them slower than any other buzz frog I've ever used! You can also feel the feet paddling and the vibrations from the feet through the rod! These are also very durable... every toad lasted 3 bass, after that the started ripping at the feet a little bit. The only cons I cant think of is the price... a little steep, but well worth the money!

April 17, 2009

Awsome!!! is all I can say. 21" 6lb's. Majority of fish have been 18" or bigger. If you are looking to catch big bass this is a must. I have used the Watermelon and Green pearl toads and the White shad, all have produced BIG fish.

frogpond11 Writes...
April 9, 2009

I have used the rage tail toad a little bit, and personally, I don't think the higher price is warranted in this case. I'm a big fan of the Stanley Ribbit and it's cheaper..with at least equal action, in my opinion.

I also own the Rage Tail Shads, but I haven't used them yet. I will definitely give those a try this summer on the Atchafalaya Basin here in La..should be real good around all the shallow grass around there.

Chris Wines Writes...
March 22, 2009
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Topwater frogs are one of my favorite baits, especially deep into thick muck in the summer. This bait will roll unless you go to a bigger hook.

* What size hook should I use?

I would go with a 5/0

I would say this is average compared to the others on the market. Nothing special, but more expensive.

I am going to stick with the Horny Toad. You cant beat the action for the price.

February 17, 2009
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I've purchaced this product chiefly on its sucess on the Delta as a subtle "buzzbait" style topwater. I saw a guy use an almost all white version to some sucess in tough conditions. I bought a more natural color for my home lakes.

ho_shi Writes...
February 6, 2009

Hands down the Rage Tail Toad is stronger and more durable than any other frog I have used. For the price they are a great deal. Throwing them on a slightly bigger then average hook ensures a better chance of the bait running the right way instead of upside down as others do.

This bait hs tons of action and is well worth the money!!!

bass_man Writes...
February 4, 2009

with no success yet, i rather fish frog lures like the spro bronze-eye, fishin in the back of a cove from the bank, i have gotten some strikes with the spro, but none with the rage tail toad..................yet.

falcon Writes...
January 19, 2009

Have used this product with no success, the Stanley Ribbit is unbeatable when it comes to a top water buzz frog. I never could get this bait to run properly, it looks good and I had high hopes, I will try it again since I have several bags of them..

Patrick Gilbert Writes...
December 24, 2008

I fished this bait earlier this fall and caught two sound keepers in grass; however, I believe the Ribbet brand has better action. I fished both about equally and I had more luck with the Ribbet, it caught bigger bass, and it is much easier to set the hook.

Bill Dee Writes...
December 18, 2008

This frog is as strong as a GARLIC MALT !!!! Creates great surface action and the strikes are AWESOME !!! I use a 5/0 Owner toad hook (screw-lock) and have had no problems. I'm pretty satisfied with the color selection although I would like to see a Watermelon/Red w/ pearl belly like the Horny Toad color. I rate this toad way above the rest !


PETER HO Writes...
December 18, 2008

I've got the shad and frog top water bait but have yet to catch anything on it. It looks great but no luck for me yet.

Zaraspook22 Writes...
December 18, 2008

I bought these baits early last year, first the frog style, than the shad style, I never thought Soft plastic could Be so much like a Buzz bait, when i first started to reel my line in i thought the bait was not running right, cause it was making all kinds of crazy splashing, and noise on the surface, Like a buzzbait

Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp! Blurp!

It wasn't until my 2nd cast i realized that it was designed to create such a action, i was instantly in love with this bait, hello rage tails Good byeeeeee Buzz baits!

If you think the rage tail frog has a Heart stopping surface action, WAIT until you tie on a rage shad, makes your other soft plastics go into your "for minimal use only" side of your tackle box, These are now my *top shelf* bait, Im not scared of throwing em' into the Extra Cheese Please surface on the local pond or lake, Hell these were places where throwing a weed demon seemed impossible, or a scumfrog without bringing some salad back to the boat or shore.

If you got 5-6 bucks in your pocket, and you want to try 1 new bait, its money well spent!

Enough said. -s4il

ufgatorfan Writes...
December 12, 2008
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Best frog I have fished, the body and action from the feet work awesome compared to any other, tends to roll with regular frog hook, I use a 5/0 EWG hook, works for me!

KingFisher66 Writes...
November 22, 2008

Rage tail baits are amazing in the amount of water disturbance they create for just a hunk of rubber. I started using the frog during the summer and couldn't believe how well they work.....They are my new "Goto" plastics.....Ragetail rocks.

Martin Ward Writes...
November 20, 2008
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I've used this bait with good success, topwater and with an 1/8 oz jig, works well in brush and on shallow rock flats. Sturdier than most I've used in the past and was very effective in the weed beds at Lake Guntersville.

vabassman Writes...
October 28, 2008

I have been using all of the Rage Tail products since they were introduced. I had tried numerous frogs in the last two years and never had any real success until the Rage Tail toad came along. The action of the legs and the comotion they cause is second to none. Since I started fishing these toads I have been catching large quantities of bass and I have caught some nice size bass with them. I throw these toads in weed beds, pads and open shallow water and always manage to catch the bass. I fish them with a Gamakatsu 5/0 EWG hook and sometimes with the keel weighted hook, both ways produce big time for me. Strike King has set the standard for others to follow.

All of the Rage Tail baits (toads, shad, craws, chunks, lizards and lobsters) are must have for your tacklebox. These are the only soft plastics I use now because they just produce bass when no other baits will. Any time I bring someone out fishing with me and they see me catching bass they always ask about the Rage Tail baits, of course I always give them a few to try. The only problem is these baits are addictive and now my friends don't want to fish with any other plastics then the Rage Tail products. These baits will improve your Bass fishing, the are amazing.

Mytus Writes...
October 26, 2008

I like this frog...for me, it just feels right. ...was at Choke Canyon this summer...long story short, I missed a "HOG!!!" on this frog. My eyes fell out of my head when the fish of those Choke MONSTERS!!! Anyways, it's a good soft plastic...and was easy to work.

BigBassin144 Writes...
October 17, 2008

I don't use topwater frogs much, but when I do, this is my first choice. It's got a lot more action and churns up a lot more water than other brands. These frogs also fit a 5/0 Owner Twist-Lok frog hook perfectly. Overall a great product.

A bit pricey.
Not a lot of colors.


matstone Writes...
October 7, 2008

* How does this product compare to other similar products?

IMO, The Rage Tail Toad doesn't compare to other toads on the market, it stands above them. The amount of commotion the legs create while fishing through pads, along weeds or in open water is hard to beat.

* What tips, suggestions or advice might you have regarding this item?

I would first be sure to use a 5/0 hook. I would also recommend taking some time to experiment with rod tip position & retrieve speed in relation to the amount of line in the water to maximize the amount of action produced by this bait (as with any soft plastic top water bait). I might also suggest that sometimes using a keel weighted hook offers anglers many other options to producing fish with this bait.

* Share any pro's and con's.

Strike King has taken steps to assure that anglers get the best possible bait with their protective bubble packaging for the Rage Tail line of plastics.
The Rage tails produce more action than any other tail on the market - bar none.

Still need a few more colors added to their line.

SemperFish Writes...
October 7, 2008
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Quality Bait. Not much different than any of the other reactionary frog baits on the market. Costs a little more than the YUM or Zoom models.

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