Like that lunker bass, many anglers also became hooked on this new surface sensation recently.  Capitalizing on the
enormous success of its original Ribbit and its big brother, the Bull Ribbit, Stanley now introduces the Floating Ribbit.  Shaped
like the original 4-inch soft plastic Ribbit buzzing frog with the uniquely designed kicking feet, the new floater still looks and
feels like the real thing.  However, it now comes packing improved floatation, enough to keep a 5/0 wide-gap hook on the
surface indefinitely.

“People could work it like a popper or a chugger,” said Lonnie Stanley, a five-time Bassmaster Classic veteran and legendary
lure designer.  “It makes quite a commotion on the surface.  Frogs are a primary forage species for largemouth bass because
they provide plenty of protein.  When an angler jerks a Floating Ribbit, its feet pop up just like a live frog and the legs twitch.  
Fish can’t handle it and jump all over it.”

Most conventional hard-plastic topwater baits can’t reach bass hiding in thick vegetation.  When pulled through matted hydrilla
or a lily pad patch, conventional plugs snag easily.  Rigged weedless, the new Floating Ribbit can go anywhere -- just like the
original Ribbit!  With the new Floating Ribbit, anglers can tempt bass in even the thickest salad.  

The only difference between a new Floating Ribbit and an original, the new bait stays on the surface instead of slowly sinking.  
An angler could pull it next to a stump or in the middle of a grassy pocket, keeping it tantalizingly twitching in the strike zone for
long periods.  Anglers could keep it floating over a bed or other honeyhole until even the most lethargic bass can no longer
resist something so tempting twitching in front of its nose.

In early spring, frogs begin to emerge from winter hibernation, making excellent targets for ambushing bass.  In the summer,
bass hunker down in thick vegetation, especially anything that provides canopy cover like lily pads, to escape the broiling heat.  
Frogs also seek shelter in the thick mats during the summer so bass living in or near heavy grass feed heavily upon frogs.  
During the summer, a bass in thick grass might not want to chase down a fast-moving bait, but it might gobble a target of
opportunity that sits right above its head.

“A Floating Ribbit works best in the spring and summer, all the way through fall, anytime someone might throw a topwater bait,”
Stanley said.  “It makes an excellent chase bait for finding bass.  Just run it across the surface and stop it periodically.  Vary the
retrieve.  It’s irresistible to any bass feeding near the surface.”

Also like the original buzzing Ribbit, Floating Ribbits come in several proven solid colors to imitate what nature can offer a
bass.  It also comes in new swirled colors for even more two-tone temptation.

Contact John Hale 936 876-5713.          email:
press@fishtanley.com
Ribbit jumps on top.

Like that lunker bass, many anglers also became hooked on this new
surface sensation recently.  Capitalizing on the enormous success of its
original Ribbit and its big brother, the Bull Ribbit, Stanley now introduces the
Floating Ribbit.  Shaped like the original 4-inch soft plastic Ribbit buzzing frog
with the uniquely designed kicking feet, the new floater still looks and feels
like the real thing.  However, it now comes packing improved floatation,
enough to keep a 5/0 wide-gap hook on the surface indefinitely.