If you love Chatterbaits your choices might becoming much narrower. Z-Man Fishing Products have just announced the issuance of United States Patent No. 9,253,967 (the ‘967 patent) entitled “Snag-Resistant Fishing Lure and Method for Making and Using” covering the unique, bladed swim jig design of its revolutionary ChatterBait® brand lures.
So that cool hex shaped blade is now the property of Z-Man fishing making it even more difficult for companies to legally produce vibrating jigs. How much with Z-Man enforce their patents is yet to be seen but they are getting one step closer to dominating this growing market.