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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
ICAST 2013: Z-Man's New Baits Part 1
3 New Baits (more to follow)
POGYZ Anglers seeking to mimic inshore forage like menhaden, pinfish, threadfin, pilchards, croakers, or shad will soon make the Scented PogyZ their new go-to bait. Designed to be fished on upright-swimming ShroomZ JigheadZ or weighted swimbait hooks, the PogyZ’s deep pro- file, segmented body, and teardrop-shaped paddle tail create a tight, lifelike wiggle when retrieved. The addition of 100% natural Pro-Cure Super Gel scent results in a bait that entices more violent strikes and longer holds.
Unparalleled softness, action, and ElaZtech durability merge to cre- ate the most bulletproof swimbait on the market. Inspired by Z-Man’s renowned 3" MinnowZ, freshwater and inshore anglers alike will find that the DieZel MinnowZ’s hook slot provides easy rigging and problem-free hooksets, while its dorsal fin doubles as a hook point pocket, increasing weedlessness. Bass anglers can present it on umbrella rigs, as a swim jig or ChatterBait trailer, or solo as a swimbait, while inshore fishermen can rig it on a Z-Man 4/0 JigheadZ for a lifelike baitfish presentation.
Sporting bulbous tails, ribbed bodies and textured, lifelike bellies, the new Scented LeechZ are anything but your ordinary drop-shot baits. While 10X Tough ElaZtech construction reduces tearing when nose hooked, the bait’s outstanding buoyancy and incredibly soft material will elicit tail rises and dances, even on slack line. Equally effective when rigged on a jig for bass and walleye, LeechZ are scented with 100% natural Pro-Cure Leech Super Gel to simulate the real McCoy.
“I’ve been a big proponent for the development of Z-Man’s LeechZ as a unique, new-for-'14 drop-shot bait offering,” says David Walker, perennial B.A.S.S. standout angler and Z-Man pro. “ElaZtech’s durability and buoyancy make it the perfect material for nose hooking drop shot rigs, particularly in midwestern and northeastern fisheries where smallmouth normally make up the bulk of an angler’s bag. LeechZ will be an ideal forage representation, and they’re sure to produce a unique action that the smallies won’t be able to resist. I can’t wait to get my hands on them, and am confident they’ll be a dynamite bait—and addition to Z-Man’s growing ElaZtech lineup.”