If I don't use them, why would I care how to rig them properly, as it sits with you? It doesn't make sense to talk about a lure that I have no desire to fish. I feel good that the pros feel that they can use them to get them into the standings, but the truth of the matter is that you never hear about them anymore, unless it's Shaw Grigsby talking about them. He's the only angler in the past 2 years, besides you Jared, that have actually brought anything up about the Slug-Go.
It's the same with the Chatterbait. At this point in time, I have no desire to fish it. In the future, it might change. However, at this point, I see no reason to have it in my tackle bag, and I see no situation where it will outperform another lure. That's just me though. A lot of anglers may place their faith in this lure, and it may be very effective for them.
I don't mean to step on any toes, but I just do not see what makes this lure so special. I understand that the action is different, and I understand that it's "revolutionary", which is a term that is thrown around way too much, but it still does not mean that it's going to end up in my tackle box.
To you, it's a mistake for an angler not to have it in their tackle bag, while the same is true with the jig for me. If you can't fish a jig effectively, in my opinion, then you are missing out on a lot of bass that you could be catching. However, to an angler that has never used a jig before in their life, they don't know the difference between the % of fish that they catch with it and without it.
Another reason that I do not feel that it's going to live up to the hype that it is getting is because I don't believe that it's a lure that you can fish EFFECTIVELY. After all, no lure is 100% effective upon it's birth to the public. You are right, there will be companies that try to mimick the lure, and it's due to the fact that it can be modified to be more productive and to be more efficient. The only time that I have not seen this scenario to be true is with the Senko, and that's only because the lure was not made to the public until several years after it's inception.
Another company could analyze the lure, sit down and work on designing the same type bait, but make modifications to it so that it will be more effective when fished, more productive as it stands when to the % of fish caught on it when compared against the original, and to make it more "realistic".
All the anglers know that a lure is more effective and more marketable when their are lures of the same classification on the market. You can look at the Senko................a lot of people use the Senko, but there are the same # of people that use another companies version. It allows the room for comparison, which is NEEDED in fishing, so that the angler knows what he's getting. Right now, the Chatterbait is a "one of a kind" lure. Therefore, no room for comparison can be made. Sure it's going to catch bass, but the true test of this lure will be when it's got competitors. I guess that is what I am looking for...........something to compare this lure against.
When that happens, and the market is a little bigger for this lure, then I might add it to my tackle bag. Until then, I will be more than happy with the things that I know for a fact work for me and I will be more than happy with the fish that I catch using those lures.