The Z-Wing is a lightweight alternative downrigger weight that was developed by a hydrodynamic designer who was a die hard fisherman. Operating on the principle of hydrodynamic depression, rather than weight, the Z-Wing's unique design creates a steady-tracking downward force many times its own weight. The Z-Wing offers the ability to troll lures and baits over a range of speeds without complicated adjustments to the tow cord lengths). The Z-Wing Downrigger weights maintain depth and tracks with minimal drag, putting you in control of precise depth and lateral location. Z-Wing Downrigger Weight Alternative
The Z-Wing is made from lightweight virtually indestructible polypropylene so it is ready for years of hard fishing abuse in either fresh or saltwater fishing applications. A Z-Wing has a nominal dimension of 13" x 7" and comes two weights (150 or 350) as well as two colors (Black or Yellow). Each model has three attachment positions with the center hole being the most efficient.
The Z-Wing 350: (Formerly the Z-Wing 250) The Z-Wing 350 weighs in at 3.75-lbs. Attached by the center hole it will produce a 16 degree downward angle and by far will outperform any a lead balls downrigger weight. The Z-Wing 350 will hold this angle and lateral position at speeds from under 1 knot to well over 6 knots. The 350 should be your CHOICE FOR LOWER SPEED applications.
The Z-Wing 150: (Formerly the Z-Wing 500) The Z-Wing 150 weighs in at 1.25-lbs. Attached by the center hole it will produce a 19 degree downward angle and is best used from 3 knots to 13 knots. The lighter weight of the Z-Wing 150 needs extra speed to grab and hold. It should be your CHOICE FOR HIGHER SPEED