Lure of the Week: Koya Lures Large 861. On Sale through 3/24/18
JB Signature Lures
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.
Fish certainly like eating them that’s for sure. Species caught to date include Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel and Yellowtail Kingfish.