Gear Review: Z-Man SlingbladeZ Power Finesse Spinnerbait

What is it?

Z-Man SlingbladeZ Power Finesse Spinnerbait

What sets it apart?

How do you make a good thing better? For Z-Man, the answer came through creating a downsized version of its popular SlingBladeZ Spinnerbait. The new Power Finesse model offers a small-frame spinnerbait built with high-end components that can perform well through meager depths and generates bites under difficult conditions like heavy pressure, clear water and bright, calm days. Ideal for a subtle trailer like the Z-Man Slim SwimZ, the SlingbladeZ Power Finesse Spinnerbait swim straight at different retrieve speeds, without rolling.

How do I use it?

The design features custom-stamped willow-leaf or Indiana/Colorado blades, each with jeweler-quality electroplated finishes for maximum light reflection and flash. Z-Man’s LiveWire 17-7 stainless steel frame enhances blade reverberation, while the SlingBladeZ’s 100% silicone skirt adheres tightly to the head with hand-tied copper wire for eye-catching flash. A wire trailer keeper securely pins trailers to the bait’s 4/0 VMC O’Shaughnessy hook. Available in 1/4- and 3/8-ounce sizes with six color patterns. 

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Angler’s insight:

The Z-Man SlingbladeZ Power Finesse Spinnerbait does a good job of packaging the prey signals of vibration and flash into a sturdy profile. One of the most impressive features is the customized StabilTrack head, which sports a grooved underbelly that channels water in a linear manner. Also, custom side flanges act like mini-rudders to further stabilize the bait. Furthermore, tweaking the wire bend just forward of the head helps deflect grass and adds even more stability.