Stephen Browning with Big Bass

Given his druthers, Stephen Browning would just as soon flip ElaZtech® softbaits at jungles of aquatic grass. But how can you argue when the bass won’t stop inhaling your ChatterBait like luscious jelly beans? That first day of the Major League Fishing (MLF) Patriot Cup, Browning’s so-called ‘bladed jig’ was already on fire. “Right away that morning on Lewisville Lake, bass were trying to chew the paint off the lure,” recalled Browning, among the finest ChatterBait tacticians on tour. “I…

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ZMan Chatterbait Smallmouth

Behind the scenes, even before anglers tasted success with the ChatterBait JackHammer™ and its now-legendary bass vibes, the Z-Man architects were already on the water and at the whiteboard, conceiving the next phase of the bladed bass jig. On the magnum end of the Hex-blade spectrum, Z-Man pro Bryan Thrift constructed the rod-pulsing Big Blade™ ChatterBait. Meanwhile, operating on the subtle side of the ChatterBlade® continuum, Z-Man champion Luke Clausen hummed a different bass-attracting tune— a little ditty dedicated to small-fry forage,…

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