This Hook Makes Rigging Z-Man Lures Super Easy

By: Tony Acevedo on August 29, 2019
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Do you use Z-Man lures?

If you do, you might want to try rigging them with ChinlockZ hooks.

They’re great for rigging them weedless (so you can avoid getting snagged) and come in a variety of sizes to fit whatever size lure you’re using.

However, there are some drawbacks to these hooks as well.

Check out the video below to see:

  • When to use these hooks
  • When NOT to use these hooks
  • How to rig your lures with them to get more strikes


P.S. We’re not affiliated with TT Lures or any other company, so you can be sure that this is a completely unbiased review.

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When To Use ChinlockZ Hooks

I mostly use these hooks when I’m fishing in water four feet deep or less.

My two favorite sizes have been the 3/0 1/12 oz hook and the 4/0 1/6 or 1/8 oz hook.

I like the 3/0 when I’m using lures 3-4″ long, and the 4/0 when I’m using lures 4.5-6″ long.

One thing to keep in mind when using these hooks is that they work best with Z-Man lures.

Z-Man makes their lures out of a stretchier material than other soft plastic brands, such as Zoom or Gulp, so they have no problem stretching over the weight or keeper on the hook.

On the other hand, other brands tend to tear apart more easily when they’re stretched over the weight and keeper, so they don’t work as well with this hook.

If you are using only Z-Man lures, I’d definitely recommend this hook, but if you use other brands as well throughout the day, I’d recommend a hook like the Owner TwistLock hook.


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If you use a lot of Z-Man lures and want a hook that can help you easily rig them weedless, I’d recommend trying out the ChinlockZ hooks.

However, if you use other brands a lot, I’d recommend going with the Owner TwistLock Hook since ChinlockZ aren’t as compatible with brands besides Z-Man.

Have any questions about using these hooks?

Let me know in the comments below!

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8 months ago

Thanks Tony – Using the Twist Lock on Z man is a real pain in the ass!

Gary Rankel
10 months ago

Excellent info, Tony.

Bruce Somers
10 months ago

Thank you Tony. I will give these hooks a try when I run out of my Mustad KVD grip pin weighted hooks. These are very similar.

Tom Carre
10 months ago

Great discussion. Only missing info is where they are sold