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Monday, 29 June 2020 10:24

New Z-Man JackHammer Stealthblade Promises To Be Antidote To Endless Parades of Traditional Bladed Jigs

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Brett Hite is not just a pro angler, but also the designer of the eminent Z-Man ChatterBait JackHammer. Now he is back with the JackHammer StealthBlade, which he describes as the antidote for bass that has seen endless parades of traditional bladed jigs. 
According to Brett, the StealthBlade allows you to present bass with a totally different sound and cadence than other bladed jigs. It is the result of a fishing collaboration between Z-Man and EverGreen International, a leading Japanese lure maker.
 
The Z-Man ChatterBait JackHammer was a game-changer when it was released in 2017. However, Hitte said that work on the next lure in the ChatterBait evolution already started two years ago. It was the success of the first JackHammer that opened a niche for a refined, finesse version that is smartly engineered with equally high-end raw materials and components.
 
Hitte also stated that the new JackHammer StealthBlade is going to be a perfect fit on West Coast bass waters, clear water reservoirs, and lakes ruled by smallmouths. He caught multiple 5-pound smallmouths with the StealthBlade at Lake Mohave, Arizona, but noted that it has also been producing big bass in stained water. Hitte also expressed his excitement at using it in Florida lakes where many anglers are using the original JackHammer.
 
The driving force behind the patented new ChatterBait design is a clear polycarbonate blade. According to Hitte, it produces a different sound and vibration. However, it also begins thumping intensely with the first half-turn of the reel handle, just like its predecessor. Hitte also describes the feel of the StealthBlade as a little tighter and that it hunts with a slightly higher frequency vibration. The clear blade is physically smaller and thicker than that of the JackHammer and is beveled on all edges. It also tapers down to a razor-thin tip and flaunts for its trademarked ChatterBlade shape.
 
Seiya Mur, Senior Manager of Business at Evergreen International, pointed out that the JackHammer Stealthblade is not a replacement for the original JackHammer. Instead, the two baits are meant to be fished in rotation. Daniel Nussbaum, Z-Man President, added that their main goal working with Brette Hitte and EverGreen was to give anglers as many bladed jig options as possible.
 
The Z-Man ChatterBait JackHammer StealthBlade will be released to the angling public via retailers nationwide in early August with an MSRP of $15.99. For more information be sure to check out www.zmanfishing.com.
Naomi Bolton

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