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I have having the same issues with my zman chatterbaits that everyone else seems to have. what is another good brand to use?

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Pm bluebasser86. You won't be disappointed.

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Bluebasser makes some nice stuff. Also siebert outdoors fogy is an excellent choice for much cheaper than other brands.

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I am pretty lucky, before Phenix had to stop production (heard it was patent lawsuit from ZMan) of their vibrating jigs, I got about 100 of them because of deal with Yamamoto.

 

If I remember right, these are the ones Brett Hite used before he had to switch to the chatterbaits.

 

 

I know that doesn't really answer your question but Phenix did make some nice ones.

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Revenge viberators. Can hook the trailer weedless and it hunts

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http://www.***.com/Phenix_Vibrating_Wobble_Jig/descpage-PVWJ.htmlwhat are the difference in these than the old phenix ones?

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What problems are zman chatterbaits supposed to have? I have 3 of them and fished them quite a bit last year and I didn't have any issues.

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What problems are zman chatterbaits supposed to have? I have 3 of them and fished them quite a bit last year and I didn't have any issues.

They have some poor hooks on the original. The other version has some better hooks I think.

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Ive never had a problem with zman chatterbaits hookin up.. I throw strike kings as well without a hitch but have no preference there

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The KaRu vibrashock is by far my favorite.  The only one I've tried where the blade actually hits the head of the bait so hard it chips the paint.  Makes a noticeable sound and I think it actually helps the fish find the bait to give you better hook up ratios.  I don't normally miss to many fish on them.

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my experience with zman's has been not good but over time they have upgraded their chatters with better hooks/skirts, but for the price I feel like you are paying a little extra for the "zman" name, and for the money or a little more I'd rather go with a different brand or homemade. I liked the SK rageblade, the whotech crazy jig, and I really liked pepper custom baits jig (Fred Roumbanis' design). For extreme cover/weeds you cant beat the crazy jig, the pepper customs jig is awesome for open water and rocky areas.

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http://www.***.com/Phenix_Vibrating_Wobble_Jig/descpage-PVWJ.htmlwhatare the difference in these than the old phenix ones?

 

The old ones don't have the split rings that are connecting the blade to the jig head.

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Is the SK Rage Blade just a fancy (read more expensive) scrounger?

 

Has anyone done a comparison between the Rage Blade (or Naked Rage Blade) and a Scrounger in a tank?  They seem to have the same wobble to me.  I suppose that need to get them side by side in a fish tank one of these days.

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The Rage blade has WAY more vibration than a scrounger.

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There is a new Zman custom chatter bait exclusive to TW that is out now. Has a keeper and mustard 4/0 hook. I've never used anything but Zman's. I'm sure there are better ones I just haven't had enough problems to change. Even with the originals you can make a keeper. Takes 2 minutes with thread and wire or whatever way you want to put one on. I would like to grab a couple Revenge ones. Man they look nice.

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