Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

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Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by replica66[] » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:54 am

I've bought a couple ultralight Chatterbaits Micros 1/8 oz. to try out, but I'm not sure what trailers to put on them. Straight tail, curly tail single, curly tail double, a small swimsuit? I don't want to kill the nice wobble action of the bait. Anyone use these little baits?

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Mavn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:43 pm

I've played around with them. My advice is to go thin on the trailer, like a 2.8 Fat swing impact is much too large unless you want to wake it. Probably want to keep the trailer size below a 1/4" thick to keep it thumping at a decent depth. Other than that, they're like a standard chatterbait, so you can put a straight tail on it and the vibration would add enough action.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by toddmc » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:24 am

As was said, you really need to be careful about the size of the trailer. Even the Keitech 2.8 is a bit much in my opinion. I have caught a lot of fish using the last two inches or so of a 4" ringworm. It works on the 1/8 and 1/4. My kids throw these baits a lot because they are easy to fish on spinning tackle. I throw them on BFS tackle.

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Post by Sore Thumb » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:10 pm

I just use a size4 trailer hook, usually in red. I have found anything else just bogs down the action.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Heddonfrog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:59 am

You guys have actually used micros and minis that function properly? I bought 3 of each and not one ran properly or if it initially did it stopped shortly thereafter

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by DirtyD64 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:25 am

Only thing I ever caught on one of these was a big rock bass, using the Black/Blue Micro Chatter, with a Tiny Paca Chunk, also in a black/blue pattern.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by MCROUT14 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:41 am

I've tried the chatterbaits before and they are money for ponds or small rivers. I went with a Zoom Swimming Fluke Jr. and just bit it down to what I felt looked right. It worked well and I caught many fish but it definitely caused the bait to rise/wake as previously mentioned.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Drew03cmc » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am

I'm curious if something like a 3" Grub may work. It wouldn't offer much in the way of buoyancy. But should give some tail action.
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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by toddmc » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:28 pm

There are two problems with the Micro and the Mini that cause them to not vibrate very well. First, the snap is too large. Try a smaller egg snap (size 1) or duo lock snap. Second, the factory skirt is too large, and the connected umbrella style strands cause too much drag. I hand tie 20-25 strands of silicone material, which lessens the drag compared to the factory skirt. Even with these modifications, these small baits are still a little finicky, just less so. It doesn't take much to mess up their balance compared to the larger sizes. I think their blades are a little too small/light also. It's a shame that Chatterbait didn't take more time to get them right. All you have to do is look at their original hooks to tell what that company is all about! ](*,)

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:40 pm

Drew03cmc wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:26 am
I'm curious if something like a 3" Grub may work. It wouldn't offer much in the way of buoyancy. But should give some tail action.
This is what I've used with good success, also a bit-off Zoom Fluke(not super fluke or super fluke jr.). As far as running right, I havent had any problems with the dozen or so that I've thrown. I throw mine on either 8 or 10# braid. They
weigh so little that I don't think any mono/flouro over 6# test would let them run right.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Houndfish » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm

I have also never really had much luck with the Micros, out of the 3-4 I have bought, only one of them has ever run well. I am going to try to hand-tie a lighter skirt and change out the snap on my bad ones to see if that helps.

The one that did work was maybe the best stocker trout lure I have ever used, it was amazing how productive it was, right up to the moment a pickerel stole it from me.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Bronzeye » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:09 am

Houndfish wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
The one that did work was maybe the best stocker trout lure I have ever used, it was amazing how productive it was....
With what trailer?

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Houndfish » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:49 am

Bronzeye wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:09 am
Houndfish wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
The one that did work was maybe the best stocker trout lure I have ever used, it was amazing how productive it was....
With what trailer?
No trailer. I never found one that worked well.

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 am

I am going to try a 3 inch Keitech easy shiner on mine next

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Re: Z Man Chatterbait Micro trailer?

Post by MCROUT14 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 am

Maybe a 3" hazedong or spark shad? :-k

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