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#11572914 - 04/29/16 09:18 AM Favorite Vibrating Jig
BigBassB Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
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I love throwing vibrating jigs. I was using the original Chatterbait for awhile then found Nasty Habit baits Demon vibe. I love these things, but am wanting to try some different brands. I have built some that work great too.

What are your favorite? I'm looking to restock soon.



Edited by BigBassB (04/29/16 09:38 AM)
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#11572919 - 04/29/16 09:20 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
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Anglers Pro Tackle has a "house" bait that is really good.
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#11572928 - 04/29/16 09:23 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: James Biggs]
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Unfortunately I'm not allowed to name my favorite for legal reasons. Way better than that z junk.
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#11572930 - 04/29/16 09:25 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: Chris B]
BigBassB Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to name my favorite for legal reasons. Way better than that z junk.


Thanks for your input
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#11572948 - 04/29/16 09:34 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: Chris B]
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Unfortunately I'm not allowed to name my favorite for legal reasons. Way better than that z junk.


Z junk all the way for me. I hear all the crying all the time. . .I've never had one fail me. Z man, no question.

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#11572954 - 04/29/16 09:35 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
tmcviper1 Offline
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I have been using finch nasty bladed jigs paired up with kietec swim bait with
great success this year , they really hunt.
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#11572971 - 04/29/16 09:45 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
bigbass94 Offline
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Phenix Vibrator Version III

Hands down, this is my favorite bladed jig. It's virtually the same thing as the Original Z-Man Chatterbait, the only difference is the connection between the head and the blade; the difference being a split ring. These come through grass better and when you reel it fast, it has an erratic reaction. I feel like these are much better quality than the Z-Man Chatterbaits. Phenix has a much better skirt, better head, and a better hook. They have 3 different sizes and plenty of colors to choose from.
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#11572980 - 04/29/16 09:50 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
kellisag Offline
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Phenix, I haven't tried the new ones with a split ring but my stock of the originals is depleting fast. I have some of the finch nasty's and they built great with a heavy hook but the blade is too thick for me. The action is different than the phenix, not in a bad way necessarily I just have more confidence in the Phenix.

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#11573004 - 04/29/16 09:58 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
fouzman Offline
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Phenix. But since my supply is dwindling, I'll be trying the Evergreens designed by Brett Hite, when they can catch up with demand. Phenix was Hite's favorite before the whole patent dust-up with Zman.
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#11573144 - 04/29/16 10:49 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Loc: Irving
Phenix for sure. Glad they are available again.
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#11573267 - 04/29/16 11:33 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
Ted Martin Offline
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I have used the Z baits for years, decided to try the new Phenix last year so I bought a bunch of them last summer. I like them a lot, caught good fish on them, but the split rings seem to get 'boogered up' (technical term) easily and either they stop swimming right or i make a cast and come back with a blade but no jig (and a he!!uva backlash). One bait only lasted 3 fish, granted they were all 3 to 5 lbers but still. This spring I fished one a whole morning, caught a bunch of 2lbers, as soon as i caught a good fish it fell apart on me. I hear guys complain all the time about the Z blades coming apart but i haven't ever had that problem, so not sure why my experience is so different.

Do you guys that use the phenix blades upgrade split rings or roll with the stock ones?

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#11573319 - 04/29/16 11:53 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
fouzman Offline
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I roll with the stock ones, but all mine are originals, not version II or III.
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#11573323 - 04/29/16 11:55 AM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
Ted Martin Offline
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thx fouz. yeah mine were the new gen ones. sorry to hijack the post, all the phenix responses got me thinking.

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#11573359 - 04/29/16 12:09 PM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: Ted Martin]
BigBassB Offline
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Loc: Van Alstyne
Originally Posted By: Ted Martin
thx fouz. yeah mine were the new gen ones. sorry to hijack the post, all the phenix responses got me thinking.


No problem at all...all good info that helps me in the long run


Edited by BigBassB (04/29/16 12:10 PM)
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#11573391 - 04/29/16 12:22 PM Re: Favorite Vibrating Jig [Re: BigBassB]
Ted Martin Offline
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BigBass its also pretty easy to roll your own if you buy the components in bulk. the most critical thing is the blades, make sure you get a blade you like. From there you can get jig heads, skirts, and hardware pretty cheap if you order in quantities of 50 or 100. It takes a few minutes to put one together but all in it is generally < $2 / bait depending on the blade you get.

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