Z-Man Project Z ProFileZ: Joe Raymond
The Finesse TRD HogZ Scores Big on River Smallmouth Bass
LADSON, SC (March, 8 2018) – “They say the Susquehanna is a mile wide and a foot deep,” smallmouth bass guide, Joe Raymond exclaims from the helm of his tricked-out river boat. “That’s part of what makes the habitat here and the fishery so phenomenal for smallmouths.”
But the real story, Raymond says, is the river’s forage—an all-you-can-eat buffet of crayfish, baitfish and bugs . . .
A Z-Man Fishing TV exclusive, Project Z: ProFileZ takes you on the water with the folks who count on Z-Man Fishing Products daily as tournament anglers, guides, and industry professionals. Take a trip with us to our ProZ’ home waters to learn their stories and how they’ve ended up where they are today—as well as why they rely on Z-Man baits day-in and day-out.
In this inaugural episode, jetboat guide Joe Raymond showcases the superb smallmouth fishery that is the Susquehanna River and explains why Z-Man 10X Tough ElaZtech finesse baits have changed the way he fishes.
About Z-Man Fishing Products: A dynamic Charleston, South Carolina based company, Z-Man Fishing Products has melded leading edge fishing tackle with technology for nearly three decades. Z-Man has long been among the industry’s largest suppliers of silicone skirt material used in jigs, spinnerbaits and other lures. Creator of the Original ChatterBait®, Z-Man is also the renowned innovators of 10X Tough ElaZtech softbaits, fast becoming the most coveted baits in fresh- and saltwater. Z-Man is one of the fastest-growing lure brands worldwide.
About ElaZtech®: Z-Man’s proprietary ElaZtech material is remarkably soft, pliable, and 10X tougher than traditional soft plastics. ElaZtech resists nicks, cuts, and tears better than other softbaits and boasts one of the highest fish-per-bait ratings in the industry, resulting in anglers not having to waste time searching for a new bait when the fish are biting. This unique material is naturally buoyant, creating a more visible, lifelike, and attractive target to gamefish. Unlike most other soft plastic baits, ElaZtech contains no PVC, plastisol or phthalates, and is non-toxic.