Strike King® Z TOO
Strike King's minnow-shaped Z TOO is three times softer and up to thirty times stronger than other plastic baits. Made from a proprietary Elaztech soft plastic material, these revolutionary Z TOO soft baits are virtually impossible to break and their added flexibility produces more action than normal soft plastics. Salt-impregnated to provide slow sinking action. Most commonly rigged weightless Texas style with an EWG style hook.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magma No-brainer! The only problem I have with this product is the worry which comes from the fear that it might be altered or discontinued! Some changes were made in the shape and formula since I first started using these and I think they should have left well-enough alone. The depression along the back is probably supposed to help with hook placement but I find it actually makes it more difficult to bury the hook tip for a more weedless lure. If you have actively feeding fish, you can't miss with these and, in certain circumstances, they will bring out the instinct to strike even when most fish are not in the mood. More often than not, I fish this with a light wire hook to help keep it on the suface while using a jerk and pause action, making sure to get some splash at the same time. While it does have a tendency to hang up in the v of lily-pads, that doesn't stop me from holding my tip high and moving it fast across the tops and along edges. Changing hooks can easily convert this to a deeper-water type of jerk bait. I average at least twenty to thirty fish on one minnow so the price is well worth it in terms of rewards! Unfortunately, this product isn't sold in my local retail shop. Not sure why but, if it has to do with a relationship or agreement with the manufacturer, Bass Pro might want to re-think this. October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frosty45 Quality Meets Value I was fishing in a tournament, and I was using the KVD Caffeine Shad (Ghost Shad). I ended up running out the KVD Caffeine shads due to lack of durability therefore I put on one of these. It ended up working my favor. The 3X ZTOO has better durability, action, and value than any other soft jerk bait. July 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by jimmy159 never caught a fish with this never caught a fish on this lure i dont use it very often but when i do i dont get as much as a bite July 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gmoney57 Great Bait My favorite go to bait when the bite is slow. I fish it with a gammy 2/0 EWG most of the time. Also been using Berkley Nanofil 8 lb. a swivel and 8 lb. florocarbon leader. The swivel allows the bait to sink just a little. Tried the Mustad Grip Pin but this hook tore the bait up. The bait is nearly indestructible 15 to 20 fish a bait is common. You can't hardly fish this thing wrong. Wish Strike King would come back to original formula with the garlic scent. The newer ones still work well but there was something about the original that was just a little better. June 2, 2012
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Details:I WANT THE ONES THAT SINK SLOW Strike King® 3X Plastics - 3X ZTOO
A:They do both. It all depends on the weight of the hook. If you are using a 2/0 hook, they will float. If you are using a 4/0 hook, they will sink. If you are looking for it to sink, try using a heavier hook using flourocarbon line. If you want it to float, use a lighter hook with monofilament. The attached photo is of a fish I caught on a Arkansas Shinner Z Too using monofilament jerking it across the top of the water. Not sure if you will ever see this answer but here ya go.
A:Just don't use mono or braid and you should be good. Little twitches here and there and it comes to life. They will come up and get it.
A:slow sink, i've tried many brands and keep coming back to zoom. now that they have the mag i can quit experimenting.
Details:I recently purchased this bait and tried it out. I'm using gamakatsu 3/0 offset hooks and I want the bait to fall slowly. It just kind of sits on top of the water. Any information would be great.
A:try using a heavier hook or a swim bait hook. Also, if you use mono with this bait, it won't sink. Try using flourocarbon which sinks.
A:Size 5 KVD Mustad hook, it has a small piece on the hook that keeps the fluke from sliding up your line.
A:The hook choice is perfect however,You need to insert a small nail weight (either lead or tungsten). the trick is to heat up the tip of a safety pin with a lighter, then stick it into the body of the bait under the gill area. Then insert the weight quickly into the small hole you've just created. This weight will give it a nice horizontal fall.
A:use at least 5/0 and flourocarbon leader for pike, bass no leader and it should work just find. the hooks are your sink wt,
try different sizes for your style
A:4/0 hook and tiny split shot on hook.
A:this bait is very bouyant and takes alot to get it to sink. I use a 5/0 gamakatsu offset wide gap and it still floats. Try using a nail weight in the middle of the body to get it to sink. Experiment with the amount of weight to get the sink rate that you want. good foshing
A:Bigj4 try using a 5/0 or 7/0 ewg it may work better for you.
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A:I would use a 4/0 or a 5/0 hook and double zulu rig two of these soft jerkbaits. I learned this technique from KVD on a video in the bass pro shops video archive.
A:4/0 or 5/0 Mustad Ultralock Red Finish Worm Hooks. Thats what KVD uses when he fishes these baits.
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A:i suggest u buy 3/0 superline gamakastu ewg hook
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