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Zoom's Z3 Original Worm

Zoom's Z3 Original Worm

Zoom Bait Company announced in May that they had created a new edition of their classic Original Zoom Worm. It is a six-inch finesse worm, and its first edition dates back into the 1980s.

The new edition is hand poured rather than being manufactured by an injection-molding system, and it is made in triple-laminated patterns. According to the folks at Zoom, the hand-pour process creates a softer worm.  This process also expands the range of colors that can be used to manufacture it.

The portion of the torso between its head and egg sack is subtly ribbed.  The egg sack is relatively small, and the torso from the egg sack to its tail is silky smooth. Its tail is flat and smooth and somewhat spade shaped.

Zoom's designers created it primarily from drop-shot anglers.  But years ago, finesse anglers used to wield the classic Original Zoom Worm on a split-shot rig, and at times, some anglers would employ it on a 1/16-ounce slip-sinker rig. The hook on the split-shot rig and slip-sinker rig would be Texas rigged.


Nowadays, Midwest finesse anglers will affix it to a 1/16-ounce mushroom-style jig, such as the one that Gopher Tackle manufactures, and the hook will be exposed. And they will shorten it, too.


At the top of this photograph is the Sexy Shad hue. The Prizm Shad is in the middle. The Morning Dawn is at the bottom.

At this time, it is manufactured in four standard drop-shot hues: Hologram Dawn, Morning Dawn, Prizm Shad, and Sexy Shad.

At one online retailer, anglers can purchase a package of 10 for $4.79.

Endnotes


(1)  Virginia Guide Bait Company possesses an inventory of all of the baits and all of the colors of the baits that Zoom Bait Company manufactures.  Anglers can acquire them by calling Judie Henry of Chesterfield, Virginia, at 804-590-2991 or email her at info@virginiaguidebaitco.com.  Her inventory also contains baits that are no longer manufactured by Zoom

This is the link to her website:  http://virginiaguidebaitco.com/. The mailing address is 6000 Round Rock Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23838.

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