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Chatterbaits #12574610
01/12/18 01:22 AM
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I throw a lot of Z-Man Chatterbaits in cold water. Looking at trying Finches or Phenix! Whats your go to vibrating jig?

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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12574641
01/12/18 01:40 AM
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The finch is well built and has good vibration

Last edited by SKR3; 01/12/18 12:51 PM.
Re: Chatterbaits [Re: SKR3] #12574660
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I've caught fish on the revenge viberator and strike king pure poison. Looking at trying the Picasso shock blade next.

Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12574662
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Nothing against the other companies as they build great jigs and other products, but in my mind once chatterbait started enforcing the patent on the connection of the blade nothing else compares. I just donít believe you can get the same vibration with the extra split ring between the blade and jig head.

Iím quirky this way. I also donít like boot tail trailers on a chatterbait. The boot tail creates its own action as does the chatterbait. Why have them contrasting? We know waves can cancel each other out so why create this contrast. I use boot tails as trailers on swim jigs with no blade and either a fluke, split tail trailer or live magic shad with regular tail on the chatterbait.

Just my 2 cents and worth exactly what you paid for it. Iím looking forward to more posts on this as I almost made this a thread earlier today


Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12574691
01/12/18 02:15 AM
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Jackhammer is the best. A little better in every detail. It may not be enough better to warrant the cost though.


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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12574757
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The Finch Thumper has a different action to it. Itís more of wide wobble as opposed to the tight wobble of your standard chatterbait. They both have their time and place. But I donít think youíd be disappointed when you try the Thumper.


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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: K.D.] #12575154
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Nothing against the other companies as they build great jigs and other products, but in my mind once chatterbait started enforcing the patent on the connection of the blade nothing else compares. I just donít believe you can get the same vibration with the extra split ring between the blade and jig head.

Iím quirky this way. I also donít like boot tail trailers on a chatterbait. The boot tail creates its own action as does the chatterbait. Why have them contrasting? We know waves can cancel each other out so why create this contrast. I use boot tails as trailers on swim jigs with no blade and either a fluke, split tail trailer or live magic shad with regular tail on the chatterbait.

Just my 2 cents and worth exactly what you paid for it. Iím looking forward to more posts on this as I almost made this a thread earlier today



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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12575175
01/12/18 02:46 PM
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I like the original Z-Man Chatterbaits with a Yamamoto Zako trailer, a lot of the pros are throwing the Zako. I also will put a beaver on a hooked sideways to give a larger profile.


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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12575329
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I was always partial to the Z-Man pro. Thrown the Phoenix and caught some but always liked the Zman better.
Last spring I bought some of Finch's baits and tried them. Excellent bait and have caught a lot of fish on them. Seem to very well built and have better hooks on them.

Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12575331
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Get the Phenix. It's probably the next best behind Z-Man. I pretty much stick to the Jackhammer. Yeah, it's $15-16, but it's well worth it if you ask me!

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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: 721Phoenix] #12575409
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Originally Posted By: 721Phoenix
I like the original Z-Man Chatterbaits with a Yamamoto Zako trailer, a lot of the pros are throwing the Zako. I also will put a beaver on a hooked sideways to give a larger profile.


This is what I started throwing and I've had really nice success with it. I don't remember where I read/saw this but I believe that bait was specifically made to thrown on the back of a chatterbait.

Re: Chatterbaits [Re: Ian Fellenbaum] #12576283
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Originally Posted By: Ian Fellenbaum
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Nothing against the other companies as they build great jigs and other products, but in my mind once chatterbait started enforcing the patent on the connection of the blade nothing else compares. I just donít believe you can get the same vibration with the extra split ring between the blade and jig head.

Iím quirky this way. I also donít like boot tail trailers on a chatterbait. The boot tail creates its own action as does the chatterbait. Why have them contrasting? We know waves can cancel each other out so why create this contrast. I use boot tails as trailers on swim jigs with no blade and either a fluke, split tail trailer or live magic shad with regular tail on the chatterbait.

Just my 2 cents and worth exactly what you paid for it. Iím looking forward to more posts on this as I almost made this a thread earlier today



Agree!


+2....wisdom

Time and a place for everything...but sometimes less is more....especially when a chatterbait is involved


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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: JD/76708] #12576405
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Originally Posted By: JD/76708
Originally Posted By: Ian Fellenbaum
Originally Posted By: K.D.
Nothing against the other companies as they build great jigs and other products, but in my mind once chatterbait started enforcing the patent on the connection of the blade nothing else compares. I just donít believe you can get the same vibration with the extra split ring between the blade and jig head.

Iím quirky this way. I also donít like boot tail trailers on a chatterbait. The boot tail creates its own action as does the chatterbait. Why have them contrasting? We know waves can cancel each other out so why create this contrast. I use boot tails as trailers on swim jigs with no blade and either a fluke, split tail trailer or live magic shad with regular tail on the chatterbait.

Just my 2 cents and worth exactly what you paid for it. Iím looking forward to more posts on this as I almost made this a thread earlier today



Agree!


+2....wisdom

Time and a place for everything...but sometimes less is more....especially when a chatterbait is involved


I have never really paid attention to the connection of my chatter baits, i have a bunch of Phenix, and for whatever reason i seem to think that the blade is attached to the head via a tiny role pin driven thru the head? Can anyone vouch for this?

Like above, i currently use Phenix, but my next ones will be Jackhammers!


Re: Chatterbaits [Re: MarcM64] #12576545
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I always seem to struggle with deciding which weight to use. What are your ideas on which weight chatterbait to throw? Do you base it on water depth,etc?


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Re: Chatterbaits [Re: npl_texas] #12576631
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Originally Posted By: npl_texas
Originally Posted By: 721Phoenix
I like the original Z-Man Chatterbaits with a Yamamoto Zako trailer, a lot of the pros are throwing the Zako. I also will put a beaver on a hooked sideways to give a larger profile.


This is what I started throwing and I've had really nice success with it. I don't remember where I read/saw this but I believe that bait was specifically made to thrown on the back of a chatterbait.


"Designed by B.A.S.S. Elite Series Pro, Brett Hite, the Zako Swimbait joins the ranks of Yamamotoís legendary line of soft plastic baits. Its segmented body and forked tail allow it to excel as a vibrating jig trailer, and its split-belly makes it a great choice for weedless Texas-rigging."


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