How To Rig The New Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ (For More Strikes)
The Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ lures are here!
And they are already catching a ton of fish!
If you’re an Insider, you have exclusive access to these new lures so you’ll want to know the best ways to rig them.
(And if you’re not an Insider, what are you waiting for?)
In this video, you’ll learn:
- The best hooks to use with this lure
- How to rig the Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ
- Different ways to fish this lure
- And more
Check it out below!
How To Rig New Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ [VIDEO]
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The EZ ShrimpZ lures are made with ElaZtech material that is super stretchy and durable.
And its segmented body creates great action and movement through the water.
There’s also a cavity in this shrimp lure that’s specifically for Z-Man hooks but you can use different hooks.
Best Ways To Rig The New Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ
The hooks that I recommend are the Mustad Weighted Grip Pin Hooks in a 3/0, 1/8 oz size.
Don’t go any bigger than a 3/0 size hook with this lure because it will definitely affect the action.
It’s easy to rig on these hooks because the super tough material won’t tear.
Put the hook point right through the nose and slide the nose over the weight.
Then rehook just behind the first segment of the body.
Also, I use a loop knot with this rig so that the shrimp will have a more erratic action in the water.
Another way to fish with the Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ is to drift it in the current.
Using a small circle hook (like an Owner Mutu Light Circle Hook in a 2/0 size), rig it up from the bottom and out through the top of the nose.
You can also add a split-shot weight if the current is really strong or you’re fishing in deeper water.
Also if it’s really calm, you can sight cast with this rig and retrieve it.
These new Slam Shady EZ ShrimpZ lures are a deadly combination of action and strength.
And if you rig them properly, you’re going to catch a ton of fish!
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Thanks, Tony! I’ve been asking myself about these shrimpz. Great tips.
Side question: What brand of gloves are you wearing? I’m trying to find a good pair with thicker protection like yours. They look sturdy; especially given your time in them! Thanks, again!
These are the gloves I use. They hold up very well and even if they do get worn out they are a great price to easily replace a pair:
Too cool! Thanks, Tony! I finally found them by the Rock Fish on the back. Thank you for the reply.
My pleasure J!
Those Grip pin hooks are the way to go on any Zman product. They changed my mind about Elaztech. Plus the Salt Strong store has the best price by far on them.
What is the shelve life of any of the slam shady’s?
Hey Grant! There really isn’t a shelf life for soft plastics (unless they get ripped up by fish or melt from being left in the sun)
👍 Do these come in the pink color also?
Hey David! They do have different color options from Zman, but we only carry the Slam Shady color on our page.
Interesting. When would you use this over the Power Prawn?
I let the fish decide that one. They are a similar profile, but you may find at times the fish will get picky and prefer one lure over another. Just a slight variation in color or action can either turn a fish away or entice them to strike,
Great video Tony. I bought way too many of these EZ Shrimp pre-rigged a couple years ago, so might start “un-rigging” them. Not really a fan of the way the weight sits with the pre-rig hooks.
I would caution everyone to store these lures in the original packaging. Take it from my bad experiences with them melting or getting the tails deformed.
Yeah I wasn’t too much of a fan of the pre-rigged ones either. When they sit on the bottom they just fall over since the weight is inside of the lure. If you keep the weight underneath the lure or closer to the head (like with a jig head) the lure tends to sit upright on the bottom since the material is very buoyant.
Awesome video Tony! Do you think a circle hook setup could work on the Power Prawns or even Chssebait shrimps?
Absolutely! It can work with various soft plastics. I have used it with gulp shrimp before tossing it to tailing redfish for a finesse approach.