Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Rodless_Jim, Feb 5, 2019.
Me too but I’m thinking I’m not willing to pay the price! But then, I do have 2 cowbells!
I have cowbells too, Mark, and you know how I feel about them. I'd still trade two cowbells for one of these Intruders.
We all saw the hammer test of the unpainted blank, on this thread ... The production process has been initiated & it is happening! Quality is no accident, but it is usually worth the wait.
I’m happy to report that the MSRP on the Original Hooker Intruder by JRI Custom Lures will be less than the 32 oz. Cowbell (per Ballyhood website) at Fred Hall Long Beach.
Well alrighty then, that’ll work for me!
I wonder if a mini casting heavy style guppy jig. Would produce
So, if you have a Intruder would you still take with you on a trip a Cow Bell, DTX 200, and Bonita lures?
Most of the "Guppies" on the market today are made of the same or similiar material. The "Hammer Test" was nice, but I would rather see a "Knife or Axe Test". Wahoo don't have molars
Of course! Multiples of each.
Is that for one Cowbell or their 3 pack? Thanks for the update Jerry.
No Cubeye they (guppies and Intruder) are NOT made of the same material or similar material ...not even close....
20 wahoo later.....the tooth test.....
I have all those lures and more and I now only take two intruders and two Bonita’s .... I only take the Bonita’s in the even I want to use mono .... and I’d never chance that with an intruder .
In anticipation of (hopefully) getting my hands on one of these masterpieces, I'm contemplating my trolling setup. To this point, I've used boat gear but I've got a TLD 50 LRS that I can bring. I'm thinking of spooling it with 200# solid braid to 30 yards of 200 mono. If the JRI Intruders don't come pre-rigged, I'm thinking of something like 4 feet of 300# single strand. Does that sound about right?
You’re right, had to go back and take a look. It’s for a single Cowbell. Hope this clears the air.
I figured that was for one, I was just pulling your chain.
I brought 6 trolling lures with me this last trip, in case of loss. More specifically, I was on a November 10-day a few years ago (Intrepid) where the wahoo bite was off the charts, but the sharks were even worse. This was in the days before I had discovered Cowbells, the DTX Minnow didn't yet exist, and there were only AA Invaders available to compete with Marauder clones.
We boated an awful lot of wahoo, but we also lost an incredible number of trolling lures. By the last two days, the boat was literally out of Marauder-type lures, and literally asked the passengers to donate their own lures so that we could keep trolling. On this trip, just about every jig stop turned into 4-10 'hoo boated on bombs, iron, and bait. But you need to troll to get a jig stop. I've never seen anything like that, either before or since.
Chances are, whenever I go I'll bring my one or two Intruders, and two probably two Cowbells as well, but I'll also bring two or three Yo-Zuri Bonitas, in case I don't want to put either my Intruders or my Cowbells at risk.
I beg to differ. Maybe not the same, but certainly similar. I have seen the newer Braid Marauders, Halco, Nomads, and even the new version of the Yozuri Bonita with similar "bite" results. Even the Invader comes out with good results.
I am not a chemical engineer and certainly don't have knowledge of what is used in each of these "Guppies", but the "bite" tests on all these lures come close. I'm thinking some derivative of polyethylene.
If you have knowledge of what the chemical formula is, please let us know. Maybe they're made from a derivative of hydro cement? If this is the case, then I would think the "hammer" test would give different results. It would crack, rather than dent.
I'm just trying to look at things objectively. Not trying to bad mouth any lure.
All you have to do is hold the Intruder in your hands. No joke. The resin used to form the body of the lure is many times denser and stronger than that of any version of the Marauder or Bonita. The DTX Minnow isn't even in the conversation.
The hammer test was more valuable than you may realize, because none of those other lures could possibly have survived it. But even if you used an axe, I guarantee you that the Intruder would outperform any of the competitors that you may consider. You don't have to take my word for it, though. Ask anyone who has an original Intruder, or just wait a few months and read the on the water reports.
on rigging the intruder does the front line attachment (d ring I guess) stand up to using a welded stainless ring or large McMahon snap? ive seen similar lures where that attachment wears through and fails. just wondering not smartassing for once...
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