“Even after fishing this amazing bait material for over a decade, we’re still exploring its outer limits and discovering new ways to rig and fish it,” suggests renowned tournament angler, David Walker, among the first to experiment with the new generation of super plastics.
Legendary angler and bait designer Drew Reese, who fished the very first Bassmaster Classic, describes it this way: “ElaZtech baits exhibit the underwater angle all lure companies have been trying to achieve since the early 1900s: to make a bait that doesn’t lie flat on bottom, but that rises up on its own and moves like something truly alive.”
Or, more succinctly: “The bait’s buoyancy breathes life into its claws; at rest, they pop up and flutter, like they’re waving to the bass,” interjects Bassmaster Elite Series angler, Seth Feider, referring to his favorite craw-bait, the Z-Man® Turbo CrawZ™.
“Honestly, don’t know if we’ve realized the full potential of these super plastics in terms of the unique action they deliver, or their longevity on a hook,” says Walker, who’s constantly devising new ways to fish the evolved softbaits. “Most of us look at an ElaZtech flipping bait like the Palmetto BugZ™ and think, well, it kind of resembles other traditional soft plastics. But then you put it in the water, and man, that thing just springs to life. It’s kind of an ah-ha moment.”