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VMC Ned Rig Jig

Great news for Ned Heads – VMC’s new Ned Rig Jig helps anglers of all skill levels hook and hold bass, making it easier than ever to both catch ‘em and boat ‘em.

“It’s really easy to hook those fish with a Ned Rig Jig,” said VMC Pro Ott DeFoe. “It’s not like a Texas-rigged worm. Pretty much, you can reel down and just lean into ‘em.

A hybrid bend in the Ned Rig Jig’s 1X-strong, forged, fine-wire Vanadium Steel hook provides extra strength. A chemically sharpened needle point and a hybrid, wide gap ensures that bass stay buttoned on.

A unique, beveled-edged, conical keeper on the Ned Rig Jig’s hook shank holds soft-plastic Ned worms so securely you’ll get many casts and hooksets out of each one you thread on.

VMC’s design of the jig, which optimizes the distance from its bait-keeper to jig-head, causes your Ned worm to collapse tightly on the hook shank, creating superior holding power.

“Probably the part that I like as much as anything on this Ned Rig Jig is that bait-keeper,” DeFoe said. “That little lead collar-style bait-keeper works well for keeping your stuff on.”

Available 4-per-pack, Ned Rig Jigs come in four sizes (each with a 1/0 hook): 1/16 oz, 1/8 oz, 3/16 oz and 1/4 oz., and have a suggested retail of $4.99

Ned Rig Jigs are available in three colors: black, green pumpkin and chartreuse.

Plano Report

Plano EDGE Vertical Jig and Spy Bait Box

The Plano EDGE Vertical Jig and Spy Bait Box offers a new storage option for anglers that use vertical jigs, spy baits, and other smaller, specialized lures.

This inventive organizer stores and protects up to 52 premium vertical jigging and spy baits in a small space, allowing anglers to maximize their space in tackle lockers and bags.

The EDGE Vertical Jig and Spy Bait Box stores an unbelievable number of baits in a small space, keeping them protected and tangle-free in the process. The secret is the unique cradle system, which secures and protects up to 52 baits in the same dimensions as a standard EDGE 3700-series box.

Anglers can count on their baits staying protected thanks to a Dri-Loc O-ring seal, which keeps water out of the box when it’s closed, a WaterWick divider to soak up any moisture, and Rustrictor technology that delivers 360 degrees of rust-preventative protection to everything stored in the box.

Other features include an EZ Label system for quick identification of contents, DuraView crystal-clear polycarbonate lid and One-handed latch design. Suggested retail is $29.99.

Abu Garcia Report

Abu Garcia Zenon Rods

Abu Garcia's new Zenon rods are the lightest and most sensitive rods the company has ever made.

The Zenon line includes four casting and three spinning models, all of which feature premium carbon blanks and the company's exclusive Powerlux 1000 resin system. This combination of components produces a powerful, ultra-light and ultra-sensitive blank without increasing weight or blank diameters. These unmatched levels of sensitivity give anglers the confidence they can detect even the subtlest strikes.

The Zenon's reel seat delivers hypersensitivity around the exposed blank sections and improves comfort for all-day fishing. Titanium alloy guides with thin zirconia inserts and a carbon handle split-grip design help make this rod ideal for the highest levels of fishing competition, whether it's fishing for money or pride.

Abu Garcia Zenon Spinning Reel

The new Abu Garcia Zenon spinning reel, Abu's lightest spinning reel ever, is the result of an asymmetric magnesium body, the removal of wasted space from conventional spinning reel design and a host of other design breakthroughs. Representing the highest quality in the super-premium spinning reel category, the new Zenon (Size 20) weighs just 4.9 ounces and is silky smooth, making it ideal for long days on the water.

Available in a Size 20 and Size 30, other premium features of the new Abu Garcia Zenon spinning reels include a drop-shot keeper, friction-free main shaft support and a premium drag system that's ultra-smooth, especially for light line applications. Easy to reel and comfortable to hold all day, whether paired with a new Zenon rod or other premium Abu Garcia rod.

The Zenon rods and reels will be available this fall. The Reels retail for $519.95 while the rods are $399.95.

Z-Man Report

Z-Man NedZ Finesse Jighead

Z-Man’s new finesseful Football NedZ jighead tipped with buoyant ElaZtech bait present an enticing deep strike target. The sweet little morsel stands tall, waving and flapping its limbs, calling for bass to swim over and eat it in one game-winning gulp.

Z-Man NedZ Finesse Jighead

Built on a downsized football jig framework, the Z-Man Football NedZ Jighead crawls cleanly across rock, gravel and other hardbottom substrate, suggestive of a live crustacean. Hinging on its rounded, football-shaped head, the new compact jig swivels and rocks its finesse bait trailer. Easy to rig with most finesse baits, a custom-forged medium-wire 1/0 black nickel hook blends in to nature while a small welded wire keeper snugs soft plastics, pinning them tightly to the base of the jighead.

Z-Man NedZ Finesse Jighead

Easy to rig with the Hula StickZ™, Baby GOAT™ or other popular ElaZtech finesse baits, the Z-Man Football NedZ Jighead sports naturalistic Green Pumpkin and Black finishes in 1/8-, 3/16- and ¼-ounce weights.

Suggested retail is $5.99 per 3-pack. For more information, visit www.zmanfishing.com.