For more than 25 years, Charleston, SC-based Z-Man Fishing Products has prided itself on bringing technology to anglers. Z-Man has long been one of the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material, but until recently the Z-Man name was unknown to many fishermen. Today, Z-Man’s amazing 10X Tough ElaZtech® soft plastics and Original ChatterBait® brand bladed jigs are among the world’s premier fresh- and saltwater baits, positioning the company as one of the fastest-growing lure brands in the US!
Z-Man operated primarily behind the scenes as one of the largest lure component suppliers until 2006, when the ChatterBait burst onto the bass fishing scene. Following several tremendous tournament successes, the ChatterBait became one of the industry’s most highly-sought-after lures—virtually overnight. As the inventor of this revolutionary lure struggled to keep up with increasing demand, Z-Man became involved in the manufacturing and distribution of all ChatterBait brand products. Today, Z-Man holds two patents on the bladed swim jig design of the Original ChatterBait and has expanded its ChatterBait line to include baits that are extremely effective on a wide range of species, ranging from panfish to saltwater game fish, and everything in between.
Around that same time, Z-Man was perfecting the formulation for its 10X Tough ElaZtech® soft plastic material. Z-Man’s proprietary formula creates a material that is remarkably soft and pliable, yet resists nicks, cuts, and tears better than other soft baits. ElaZtech is as much as 10X Tougher than other traditional soft plastic fishing baits, and that means no more piles of torn-up plastic fishing lures in the bottom of your boat at the end of the day! Manufactured entirely in South Carolina, this unique material is also naturally buoyant and floats up off the bottom, creating a more visible, lifelike, and attractive target to game fish. Unlike most other soft plastic baits, ElaZtech contains no PVC, plastisol or phthalates, and is non-toxic.
Fast forward to 2013, and there are few fishermen who don’t recognize the Z-Man brand. Today, Z-Man is working with some of the leading B.A.S.S. Elite and FLW Tour anglers and saltwater pros to develop some of the most innovative and eye-catching soft plastics on the market. The Original ChatterBait continues to win more money on tournament trails today than any other lure, and word of the durability and lifelike action of ElaZtech is spreading like wildfire. Start using Z-Man Fishing Products today and see for yourself!