Gear Review: Z-Man Long ShotZ Worm

What is it?

Z-Man Long ShotZ Worm

What sets it apart?

Leave it to Z-Man to build such character into one of fishing’s more modest baits — the finesse worm. Made with Z-Man’s proprietary ElaZtech material, the Long ShotZ boasts a soft body with tremendous action and impressive durability. The worm’s design presents a slender profile with a flat belly, a wedge-shaped cross section and a small spade tail. All these features combine for an enticing motion that tempts the tough bites and appeals to active fish.

How do I use it?

Measuring 6 inches and available in 10 colors, the slender Long ShotZ is made for drop shotting, as evidenced by a handy feature right on top of its tapered nose — a marked spot indicating the proper hook exit. Creating the Long ShotZ with a 15% salt impregnation, Z-Man neutralizes some of the bait’s natural buoyancy to maximize its motion. A good bet for largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass, the Long ShotZ shows fish an ample mouthful that’s not too clamorous.

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Angler’s insight:

This looks like a straight-up fish catcher with a lot going on within that relatively simple form. That hook exit mark is a well-conceived detail that’ll help simplify rigging and promote consistency. Such proper alignment, coupled with the Long ShotZ neutral buoyancy should ensure ideal posture for that tempting drop-shot presentation. Expanding this bait’s range with a wacky or light shaky head deal might be worth a look.