JB Signature Lures are handmade by Dave Harrison in Jervis Bay, Australia. Each lure is individually airbrushed and hand finished by Dave, with painstaking attention to detail.
Dave started making lures in the late 80’s for himself and friends, then began selling them in 1993 after requests from fellow anglers. His original shapes soon gained a reputation in Australia winning numerous tournaments and catching record breaking fish.
JB Signature Lures are a new series created by Dave, that are a little different from his original lures. With realistic looking, keel weighted fish head inserts and water clear resin, they almost look alive in the water. The shapes are also different being asymmetrical, similar in profile to a real baitfish. This asymmetrical shape and keel weight ensures they always run true with an enticing action.
The first JB Signature Lure on offer is the “Barrel Bomb”. Similar in profile to a bullet but with flatter sides and a slightly flat surface under the chin which makes the Barrel Bomb skitter along the surface when it breaths, before diving with a slim bubble trail and rippling under the surface like a traditional bullet. The slim profile and keel weighting allows the Barrel Bomb to run in all sea conditions and can handle speeds up to 15 knots on calm days. This easy running lure is a great all-rounder and runs well on the long corner, long rigger or out back in the shotgun (stinger) position. The hole at the back of the lure head has been enlarged and acts as a hook lock. Just wrap some tape around the crimp and pull it into the hole locking the hook in position. Barrel Bombs run best when rigged with a single hook.
And fish certainly like eating them. Species caught to date include Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel and Yellowtail Kingfish.
The second lure, known as the Cruiser, is a plunger shaped head with deep front taper towards a slanted nose. The nose is fairly small because of the deep taper and has a slight scoop added to the profile. Comes in three different sizes in Small (7"), Medium (9"), and Large (12"). Catches many different species including Mahi Mahi/Dorado, various species of Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin as well as other Billfish.
This asymmetrical shaped and keel weighted lure is based on a modified profile of a real baitfish. With proportions somewhere between a plunger and a bullet with an angled face and a gentle scoop, this weapon has a very realistic swimming action that rips the surface when it breathes. With an ideal trolling speed of 7-10 knots in all conditions the Cruiser will still swim great up to 15 knots on those calm days. Originally designed as a long corner lure, it also runs great on the riggers.