Actually you can if they are selling in the US market..Hopefully JR gets a few big runs. Before knocked off to the point it's hard to tell the difference
Sure has done allot of seed planting to have lunch stollen
Strike while the iron is hot.
Don't protect what is yours. Someone might come take it from you. Can't sue China. Or good luck trying
If Covid is fake what are all those people dieing from?Trying to figure out who has moved the goal posts more.....
Fauci or Jerry with this “fake Intruder thing”.....Won’t be getting the vaccine OR this Intruder
attempted re-tred.......Sticking with my original Intruders, Mag-Traks, and DTX’s....The window and my patience has long passed on both this lure and the fake disease....MAGA...!!!!!
Probably going to regret taking the bait here (pun intended), but there is a pretty general misconception about how products "get knocked off" that very definitely applies to essentially counterfeit fishing tackle. There is also a perception that "it's all China."
Neither of these ideas is anywhere close to being as true as people seem to think.
First of all, not only is it virtually certain that some company will try to knock off any popular fishing lure, there are already simulations of the Intruder. The Intruder's natural defense is that a real model trolls really well, and gets bit extremely well too. Just having watched Jerry work on getting the lure dialed in, I know that it will be pretty damned hard for anyone to produce a quality knockoff, or sell it at a competitive price.
Frankly, getting the right result to replicate hasn't been easy, which is what has been slowing down that production rollout.
But if we're speaking in general terms, people seem to believe that it is the Chinese factories that produce fake lures (true) and sell them (false). Any number of companies, based anywhere from outside the US to inside the continental 48 (yes, usually overseas, but not always, and not always in Asia) may be responsible for the knockoffs, but you can be sure that the Chinese factory that produced the knockoffs aren't the responsible party. Yes, really.
These factories are contract producers. They are hired by clients, and they make what their clients pay them to make. A very large part of that contract is that the client assumes responsibility for intellectual property rights. This is what makes it so hard to sue the factory and win. And the clients (big or small) are typically shell companies. They are the ones who are legally liable for copyright and/or patent infringement. Depending on where you file your suit, you may have trouble proving ownership of your intellectual property, but chances are you will have an even harder time finding the company you need to sue. They probably folded up their tent as soon as their shipments hit the US and started appearing in hardware stores. No assets? No judgement. You can win your suit. Heck, the company won't fight it. But you can't collect anything.
Do the factories' owners know what they're doing? Of course they do, but that business culture is aggressively agnostic. They will build whatever you pay them to build. They won't even ask why you want it. And most of them will build to very high standards and tolerances...if you are willing to pay a premium. Having a long-standing relationship with the companies that own the factories helps with that.
Maybe the part that most people don't realize is that not all of these factories are in China or even owned by Chinese nationals. Most are not. Besides, someone who really wants to knock off a fishing lure can easily (and legally) find a US-based agent to have it done. The company ripping off the design doesn't need to know any of the details. Pay the agent and tell them where you want to receive your shipment. For this to work, the company has to really trust the agent, but it can be done.
And the manufacturing can take place in Indonesia or Malaysia, Mexico or Colombia, or yes, even China.
Without going into any detail...and being honest, my understanding of the Intruder fabrication process is limited anyway...making this particular lure correctly is demanding. It doesn't easily lend itself to mass production. That, in fact, has been the real problem all along.
Maybe in the meantime someone will build a better mousetrap. Hell, maybe someone already has. But as I understand it, the Intruder really IS a-coming. And I believe it will be worth the wait.
Well said. I wish these jigs the best
I should had never mentioned China.
The Intruder. Is a niche LR market and not big enough of a interest and not a household product. For the big knock off factorys to knock off. Not enough volume
Had a China factory manufacture our design. For a exclusive JC Penny Christmas model. We did all the product development and captured the account. Through trade shows and hard work. Sold close to 8 digits. In one Christmas order.
Next year Christmas sales. JC penny buyer found our factory. Went around us. And used our user manual and warranty for the knock offs. Come Christmas day. Our customer service line. Was ringing off the hook. For product we didn't sell. Only developed and captured the account.
We had the same problem--people calling us to return product that we never had anything to do with, except someone knocked us off and used not only our name, but even heisted pictures from our website!
A few people accused me of just trying to dodge responsibility, and a couple even gave me grief that we didn't have a toll free 800 number.
Very frustrating, most of the knock-offs sold on Amazon.
This time I was talking about the GatorGrip. Super frustrating, and Amazon was less than no help--they even threatened to drop us unless we lowered our prices to match the cheapo made in China knock-offs! (ours are USA made).Beyond frustrating. And we had a 800 line. Entire warranty and user manual and branded. Was in the box or on the box
Bar none. The best desk stapler that I ever had. You sent me. So smooth with very little pressure needed to punch through multiple sheets I didn't know a normal looking stapler could do that. All about the components and the finer details of design. Haha it was blue color. Wonder where it is now?
If it was that model. Sorry to hear. Kinda thought you were joking around with me. Until I received that stapler
I have a line of flying pigs coming out any day now, it may take a little bit longer to get the manufacturing right! Plus it's really hard to get pigs flying correctly, lots of engineering involved, just be patient and any day now my flying pigs will be for sale, ( but don't tell anyone, the DTX minnows are more effective than my flying pigs) and you can actually buy one!!!It's like Republican claims of Election Fraud, you will get to see it any day now.