Knowing Your Zonks
The Megabass Zonk has been around now for a number of years mainly down to the fact It is one of the most productive hard lures on the market and has gained cult status with many bass lure anglers across the UK. For those that are not familiar with the Zonk, It is available in two sizes and is produced with a number of different bibs options which allow the lure to swim at various depths. Two of the options available are the iconic but sometimes fragile hinged bib, this model has now been discontinued by Megabass but it would seem they are still available through certain outlets from time to time. The Zonk is also produced in a floating or sinking format depending on the model.
Megabass produced the Zonk in two sizes, the 120 and 77. The chart below specifies what Is believed to be the true running depths contrary to what you may read on the packaging or marketing spec. The Yoro-Yoro model is listed as the shallow runner of the range with It’s more rounded bib but it certainly does not run at the stated 150mm so be careful over shallow ground. Wit the hinged bib 120 variants you may notice that the Hi-Pitch has a more aggressive action than the Yoro-Yoro. If you are particular with the weight of your lures be sure to check out the packaging / spec of the 120 SW with later ones listed at 20g compared to the older models at 21g.
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