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Z-Man: The Smartest Swimbait & Hook System

The new Z-Man Mulletron & ZWG Swimbait Hook are locked down and loaded for action!

“We created the Z-Man® Mulletron™ to provoke feral reactions from predators working key ambush points,” notes Jose Chavez, Z-Man director of product development and a seasoned saltwater angler. “Rig the bait perfectly every time with a weedless ZWG™ Swimbait hook. Swim it right through those nervous water zones patrolled by big fish. What happens next is inevitable,” he grins.

Fresh from the ovens at Z-Man’s South Carolina, USA based bait laboratory, the new Mulletron swimbait has just landed at select outdoor retailers, ready to attack the water and bounce back from endless inshore strikes.

Mulletron™ Swimbait

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Formed with a true-to-life ‘finger mullet’ profile, featuring authentic head and body silhouettes and organic gill plate, eye and fin details, 3.3- and 4-inch Mulletron swimbaits are sculpted to replicate the most edible and universal inshore preyfish in nature.

Breathing life and energy into the Mulletron’s swim signals, a rounded, wedge-shaped tail activates at a wide range of speeds, including the often critical and seductive slow roll. Z-Man pro and inshore Captain C.A. Richardson describes the bait’s action as a hypnotic pulse, equally capable of hitting the afterburners when an especially hot fish engages the hunt.

“We crafted the Mulletron with back and belly hook slots, perfectly matching the new ZWG™ Swimbait Hook,” notes Richardson, referring to the new ElaZtech® friendly hook design. “Thanks to the bait’s buoyancy and reduced rate of fall, you’ll have an absolute blast rolling the Mulletron right across super skinny water and watching big reds, snook and tarpon explode all over it.”

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  • Rounded, wedge-shaped tail empowers realistic swimming/kicking action at all retrieve speeds.
  • Authentic finger mullet body design includes lifelike gill plate, eye and fin detail.
  • Back and belly hook pockets ease weedless rigging and jighead placement.
  • Molded from ElaZtech® superplastic formula for extreme longevity and maximum buoyancy, enabling top-to-bottom presentations.
  • 3.3” and 4” sizes match live finger mullet in ten fish-producing inshore color patterns.

ZWG™ Swimbait Hook

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Creating a next level softbait/hook connection, Z-Man’s new ZWG Weighted Swimbait Hook aligns, grips and holds ElaZtech and other conventional soft plastics, cast after cast. Completely customized and forged to spec, the ZWG hook eases softbait rigging, locking baits into place with specialized “keepers” fore and aft. For ballast and dead-on alignment, a slim-profile weight rides the hook shank. Weights such as “1/8” or “3/16” are clearly marked and stamped into the lead, offering easy identification for strategic hook selection.

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  • Custom, heavy duty weighted EWG-style swimbait hook designed to secure ElaZtech superplastics or conventional soft plastic baits.
  • Conical plastic keeper eases rigging and locks nose of bait in place, enhancing hookup ratios and preventing bait from sliding.
  • Silicone bead holds hook point in place, yielding perfect bait alignment.
  • Corrosion resistant black nickel-plated finish.
  • Slim, streamlined belly weight allows baits to slide over effortlessly for easy rigging
  • Weight designation stamped on lead for easy identification.
  • Available in 3/0 (1/16-, 1/8- and 3/16-ounce), 4/0 (1/8-, 3/16- and 1/4-ounce) and 5/0 (1/8-, 3/16- and 1/4-ounce) sizes.

About Z-Man Fishing Products

A dynamic Charleston, South Carolina based company, Z-Man Fishing Products has melded leading edge fishing tackle with technology for nearly three decades. Z-Man has long been among the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material used in jigs, spinnerbaits and other lures. Creator of the Original ChatterBait®, Z-Man is also the renowned innovators of 10X Tough ElaZtech softbaits, fast becoming the most coveted baits in fresh- and saltwater. Z-Man is one of the fastest-growing lure brands worldwide.

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