Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Rodless_Jim, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. hilltop

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    Given how lights out effective every JRI jig I have used is, I can't help but put two giant thumbs up on this statement!!
     
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  2. poncherello

    poncherello I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thank you for your business advice. However, the Intruder will not be massed produced and shipped in 48 foot containers from half way across the world like most lures. We at JRI pride ourselves that we have our own foundry and our own shop 30 miles from the SD Landings. I would like to think the Intruder is a lure that’s a cross between a marlin head builder and semi mass produced lure.

    The Intruder will most likely not be in every tackle store. We will produce what we can and hope that it will be a continued success.

    The Intruder was resurrected by the original designer more for the lure that it should have been. It was cut short in the late 90’s due to health reasons. Regardless where this adventure goes, it’s been an honor working with a guy who is/was passionate about Long Range Fishing, long before it was mainstream. I have never met a guy quite like him.
     
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  3. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You are correct David. I expressed my opinion not based on any facts. Thank you for correcting me and I’m glad to hear things are not what I thought.

    Gary
     
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  4. No Cal Lou

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    OK OK. It's that we have seen so many manufacturers in the fishing world that were wonderful products that did succeed business wise
     
  5. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I’m sure the 45-50 or so guys who scored one were happy Jerry was able to get some to the show. Would it have been better for Jerry to sit on production until he had enough to make everyone happy? :rolleyes: Oh yeah, congrats to Steel8 who scored an Intruder TODAY at Bob Sands at 11:15. They had 6 at the time he was there.
     
  6. cchris

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    You guys are talking about this like it’s the fountain of youth . I will buy one when they will be available (if the will be readily available) but I won’t stop fishing or arrange my schedule around the purchase of a fishing lure. I guess the thousands of wahoo caught on raiders, wahoo bombs, deep divers or marauders did not want to wait for the intruder also. If you are dead set on fishing only this lure start selling your other wahoo lures. I love good deals :)
     
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  7. Yellowtail Dan

    Yellowtail Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I struck out today but not a big deal. I’ll get one when he stores stock them and all is good.

    The rollout plan was a good idea. Create excitement and get some out there catching fish in front of your consumer base. Let the word of mouth keep building the hype and when your ready put them in stores.
     
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  8. ZZZZZ

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    Seeding the market
     
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  9. Fishybuzz

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    You are assuming that JRI is not succeeding business wise.....I have seen even more businesses fail by expanding too quickly....and many are also assuming the JRI wants to be a huge mass producer of products world wide....JRI may not run production like some of you would but that really isn't any of our business ....now is it. Lets just enjoy the JRI products that are available..... Jerry is under no obligation to any of us to do things our way.....
     
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  10. hucklongfin

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    As long as the JRI 4, 6 and 66 are available it’s all good!
     
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  11. hilltop

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    As well as those 2's, love them!! So do the fish!!
     
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    No no, I am not assuming he is not successful business wise. As long as has a business plan he will succeed. Over expansion too quickly with out marketing goals has destroyed small and large businesses. He appears to have set a goal for marketing his products and most likely be very successful. I very much love the idea of small businesses being successful.
     
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    And once again the Long Range does not disappoint in gossip, here say, and just plan ole second guessing.
    Congratulations Jerry, very proud and pleased with your products, a pleasure to use.
    Keep up the good work!
     
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  14. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So the Fred has come and gone, and some lucky anglers managed to get their hands on Intruders. Others either couldn't or wouldn't get there in time, and some sour grapes have made an appearance.

    I have only one comment on the JRI business model. As far as I can tell, Jerry absolutely refuses to compromise on quality, so every single Intruder that comes off the production line will absolutely be worth the money it costs and the effort required to acquire it. I don't have one yet myself, though I plan to get a couple when the opportunity arises.
     
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  15. Montaukmaniac

    Montaukmaniac Thats my son, not me.

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    Ditto!

     
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  16. Montaukmaniac

    Montaukmaniac Thats my son, not me.

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    Quality is the benchmark. Jim is correct!
     
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  17. poncherello

    poncherello I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    After consulting the INTRUDER Bible Handbook, locating the hard to find tints, and blending the tints, I finally color matched the INTRUDER Eggplant. Close to 20 years later, here it is!!

    The Intruder in the background is an original paint and body from 20 years ago and the JRI-2 is my test piece.

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  18. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow!!!!!
     
  19. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    That looks great Jerry!

    -Connor
     
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  20. fishytales

    fishytales Newbie

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    Hi all! Just curious how you are rigging your intruder? Just a regular trolling harness like the one you could buy at the landing? I scored an intruder at Long Beach and am looking forward to using it in April. Thanks!
     

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