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Z-Man’s Reinforced Ned Jig

Offers Pro-Level Performance 

Pro ShroomZ™ and Weedless Pro ShroomZ™ Ned Rig Jigheads beef up your finesse game

LADSON, SC (June 13, 2019) – While true Ned Rig or Midwest Finesse fishing is, by definition, a light line technique involving small, light wire hooks for a stealthy approach, select tournament situations necessitate a slightly larger, heavier jig hook capable of muscling big bass. 

Enter the Z-Man Pro ShroomZ Ned Rig Jighead, a stout mushroom jig built on a medium wire 2/0 hook capable of horsing big bass, while its wider bite latches securely to the jaw of tournament caliber fish.

Precision cut with Ned-friendly mushroom-shaped heads, Pro ShroomZ Jigheads walk crisply across hard-bottom terrain and even offer a measure of snag resistance around rock and sparse cover. The Weedless Pro ShroomZ Jighead adds an adjustable, double, multi-strand wire weedguard for expanded snag immunity.

Even with its beefier 2/0 hook, the Pro ShroomZ’ compact structure easily fits Z-Man’s TRD series softbaits— including the new TRD BugZ— and still allows them to rise enticingly off the bottom, at rest. To lock plastics tight to the jighead, the Pro ShroomZ employs a fine wire keeper, direct-welded to the shank of the hook.

“While many finesse anglers make the mistake of using jigheads that overpower and sacrifice bait action for power, the Pro ShroomZ provides the perfect balance,” says Z-Man pro and Major League Fishing Tour angler, Mark Daniels.

“This jighead is a hero for deeper water finesse and for heavy current,” says the popular angler. “There are times when vertically fishing a Ned Rig in deep water, almost like a dropshot, can be super effective.

“On some of the rivers we fish, too—the Detroit, St. Clair and St. Lawrence—dropping down fast and holding bottom with a heavier Pro ShroomZ jighead is key to getting bites. This is a high-level Ned jig that has an awesome medium wire 2/0 hook that pairs perfectly with a Finesse TRDHula StickZ or TRD TicklerZ. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this jig for a while. No doubt, it’s going to bring even more versatility and big bass-catching power to your Ned game.”

Arriving in stores in mid-July, new Pro ShroomZ and Weedless Pro ShroomZ Ned Rig Jigheads are offered in light 1/10-, 1/6-, 1/5-ounce sizes, plus a heavier 1/3-ouncer, each available in black or green pumpkin. Each jighead features a medium-wire custom 2/0 jighook forged with ample strength and for easy penetration. For more information, visit www.zmanfishing.com.

Mark Daniels calls the Pro ShroomZ his new-favorite Ned jig.

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About Z-Man Fishing Products: A dynamic Charleston, South Carolina based company, Z-Man Fishing Products has melded leading edge fishing tackle with technology for nearly three decades. Z-Man has long been among the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material used in jigs, spinnerbaits and other lures. Creator of the Original ChatterBait®, Z-Man is also the renowned innovators of 10X Tough ElaZtech softbaits, fast becoming the most coveted baits in fresh- and saltwater. Z-Man is one of the fastest-growing lure brands worldwide. 

About ElaZtech®: Z-Man’s proprietary ElaZtech material is remarkably soft, pliable, and 10X tougher than traditional soft plastics. ElaZtech resists nicks, cuts, and tears better than other softbaits and boasts one of the highest fish-per-bait ratings in the industry, resulting in anglers not having to waste time searching for a new bait when the fish are biting. This unique material is naturally buoyant, creating a more visible, lifelike, and attractive target to gamefish. Unlike most other soft plastic baits, ElaZtech contains no PVC, plastisol or phthalates, and is non-toxic.