The new Z-Man Big Blade ChatterBait features several radical new skirt configurations, wire-tied for the long-term and hand-picked by bladed jig expert Bryan Thrift.
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Z-Man pro Bryan Thrift has already lipped livewells full of big bass a new mega-bladed ChatterBait he’s been designing and tweaking on the down-low.
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Imagine the thump and bass-catching vibes of a ChatterBait driven by a blade with 70-percent more surface area than a traditional bladed jig. Talk about a tidal wave of water displacement...
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Another look at blade sizes, Big Blade ChatterBait on the right.
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Decisions, decisions. Bryan Thrift has delineated nine exclusive skirt/blade/jighead color combos on the Big Blade ChatterBait—all the way down to the individual skirt strand.
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Featuring Z-Man’s ingenious, patented direct head-to-blade connection, the Big Blade ChatterBait churns water with that familiar super-tuned, easy-to-start action. Thrift says this configuration also produces blade-to-jig collisions and a secondary “clacking” sound unique to ChatterBaits.
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Compare the Big Blade ChatterBait’s heavy-duty 6/0 Mustad UltraPoint hook (right) to the standard bladed jig.
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Dual, piercing, conical keeper barbs adorn the jighead’s collar, gripping and locking soft plastic trailers securely in place.
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Thrift relies on a Palomar knot and the same 20-pound test fluorocarbon line he uses with all his ChatterBait bladed jigs.
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Such a fish catcher that you almost don’t need to leave the ramp!
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Which one of these bad boys would you pick?
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Another look, including the red hot Fire Craw pattern (foreground).
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Up-sized in every aspect, the Big Blade ChatterBait arms itself with a razor thin, broad-billed, stainless ChatterBlade—more than twice the surface area as Z-Man’s original hex-blade.
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Bladed jig maestro Bryan Thrift won his first major tournament on a ChatterBait in 2005.