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Lure Review


Fishing Jigz with the Z Man BatwingZ Trailers (continued)

Features: I didn't see a mention or sign of salt or scent to note. The packaging is nice and has a plastic tray piece inside to help keep the baits flat and is resealable at the top. As stated, these baits don't mingle with normal soft plastic very well, so I keep them in this bag at all times.

Features Ratings for Z Man BatwingZ Trailer


Rigging Aids
(1–3)
 


Scents
(1–3)
 


Salt
(1–3)


Resealable
Package(1–3)


Colors Enhancement

Colors/ Patterns


Total


Possible


Rating(= Tot/Pos *10)

1

1

1

3

3

2

11

18

6.11


Woah!

Design and Ergonomics: It just so happens “Material Elasticity” is one of our rating fields—and that's what this Elaztech material is all about! The stuff is not just durable but a bait can be stretched out many times longer than its own body length. BatwingZ come in two sizes and to me are best fished as trailer on a standard jig, although a swim jig may be a viable option as well since the claws do flutter a bit when reeled on a straight retrieve.


The side profile is quite thin.

Application:  Other than on the back of a jig, I could see one being fished on something like a dart head or ball head. Drop shotting? That might even be worth a shot, too.

Application Ratings for Z Man BatwingZ Trailer


Weighted (1–3)


Unweighted (1–3)


Topwater (1–3)


Free-Swimming (1–3)


Trailer(1–3)

 
Total


Possible


Rating (= Tot/Pos *10)

3

1

1

1

3

9

15

6


Ratings:
(We've re-calibrated our ratings standard for 2008 and have included a key at the bottom of the following matrix as a guide):

Z Man BatwingZ Trailer Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Relatively simple and comes in very handy packaging. 8
Performance Floats high and offers good action and extreme durability. 8.6
Price You don't get a ton in a package, but at four bucks a bag these aren't expensive—especially when you factor in the durability. 8
Features Relatively basic in this regard. 6.11
Design (Ergonomics) Two sizes are available. 7.5
Application I prefer to fish it as a jig trailer but other options are probably worthwhile 6

Total Score

7.36
Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

 

Pluses and Minuses:

                 Plus                                    Minus

+ Good action - Removal from hook
+ Super durable - These need to be stored by themselves
+ Attractive shape  
+ Handy reusable package  


More jig fishing success thanks in part to the BatwingZ!

Conclusion: The Z Man BatwingZ trailers provide a great alternative to those who demand the ultimate durability from their baits. I often fish smaller waters near my home and these are the perfect companion for a pond-hopping adventure where lots of bites can sometimes be the norm. I really like that they readily float up off the bottom in a defensive posture giving the fish an even better view from a distance. Trailer selection has always been ultra-critical to me, and these have definitely earned a spot in my tackle bag!

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