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Z-Bar
The original Z-Bar is BACK!

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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

Z-BAR
The Original Z-Bar is BACK!*
(There's a story behind this one...)

These are the Hottest Surface Irons Made!
In 2016 these new jigs got a lot of play, especially those near our San Diego shop.  They're made in the San Diego area, by  small machining company with an owner who loves to fish iron. I'll share the background, perhaps should not do so, but it has some bearing on the lure's marketing, why we have them when they disappeared from the market in 2017.

Originally the fellow making the jigs did so for his own use, and to give a few friends.  While on a trip he met another guy who expressed interest in getting involved marketing the lures.  The originator, who trade-named the Z-Bar name and invented and refined the lure, allowed the other fellow to begin offering the lures to a few tackle shops in San Diego.  Word spread quickly as to their effectiveness. There was a falling out between the manufacturer and the fellow marketing the jigs. From my understanding, the guy marketing the product went to another machinist to have the jigs made at a lower cost. Not nice.  The manufacturer of Z-Bar severed relations, told the marketer to quit using his trade name (thus the name OCT-10 on the copied lures).  I never like this sort of stuff, but unfortunately we see it more often than we should - remember Raider Jigs from Australia...  Well, the original manufacturer, the fellow who invented and produced the jigs got hold of me a couple years ago to tell me to quit using the Z-Bar name, which I did, and he told me the tale of what occurred.  Didn't sit well with me, and I enquired about maintaining the product here at CharkBait.  The originator, who has a business to run, focused on that rather than the jigs he had made which were in his inventory.  Time went by...  I reached out to him again and we struck an agreement.  We would purchase the original lures and offer them to our clients. By doing so we eliminate one step in the distribution chain. We buy directly from the manufacturer rather than thru a distributor so the price is indeed better, and we have the real deal, the original Z-Bar!!!  

Unique jigs, all CNC made, all made to swim perfectly - guaranteed by the manufacturer. Again, these are CNC made, each is exactly the same so they really should all swim well. That's really key to iron, not all are the same, not all swim as well as expected. That's a function of manufacture. As one would expect, a sand cast jig will vary more than something CNC'd. Unlike some jigs, Tady for instance, the Z-Bars are entirely made here in the USA. A good deal of time went into their design, and it shows. I want you to look at the images closely. Note the way the jigs are ground for their rings, also the nose and the hips. You will note one sharp side, one softer and the hips are not even. This stuff is not done for fun, the jigs are made to swim perfectly and what they've done in design ensures that they have a great kick. These are almost like tossing a Tady C - anyone can fish 'em, easy to make 'em swim on the surface, surefire swimmers, each and every one of them. But, they gain the mass of a 45 for longer casts and better kick. Weight of the jigs is 3.45 oz, 98 grams, rigged with heavy duty hooks and solid rings, easy casters for distance. We now able to offer these extraordinary lures for $24, not $30. Good luck finding these jigs let alone finding 'em for a better price.  And, given our direct relationship with the manufacturer our supply should keep these lures more consistently available to our clients.

Click on the images and you can see a few of the unique things done in creating these jigs. Note the way the jigs are made, the machining of the area where the hook or ring goes resulting in MORE SWING & action. The jigs are not smooth, they have texture which adds a bit of drag in the water when you wind quickly - more attention getting action.

The Original Z-Bar
We were only able to offer these jigs on-line once or twice in 2016, in late fall, as Weekly Specials. There simply wasn't sufficient supply to post them on our website, the inventory we received was only available at our shops - and that was very limited. After the "divorce" between the originator and manufacturer of the lures with their "sales rep" supply remained a problem but we had enough interest and at times supply, to offer them on our website. Supply was still an issue. That's now been corrected since we are working directly with the the original manufacturer rather than thru the "sales rep" who copied the design.  We have an inside track for supply and we've eliminated one level of mark-up on the lures so pricing is 20% better to you. These are the real deal, the original Z-Bar! Understand also, these jigs are all made from machining aluminum, not cast pot metal or zinc, nor are they imported in mass from China - they are made here in the USA, one at a time. The process takes time, machining time. They still have high cost given their production, but every single one of them swim right and swim better than competing surface irons, and they won't break if they slam against the deck. And, we are able to represent the real product, not a copy, made by the originator.

 

Buy Description Price

Z-BAR  Gold $23.99
Z-BAR Black $23.99
Z-BAR White $23.99
Z-BAR Mint $23.99
Z-BAR Raw Metal $23.99

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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

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