Production JRI Intruder Makes It's Debut

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  1. AKSalmon

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    I'll have to get some when they become available, and I don't want to be contrarian, but I have to ask: What makes them so good? I know why the DTX is so hot: It runs considerably deeper than Marauders and other lures most often used on LR boats. But the JRI looks like it would fish about like a Marauder. Can someone tell me what it does to make it so special?
     
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    It became part of the trolling spread last year when we were skipping the flyer. It didn’t have any kills, but I’m sure it had more to do with the difference in speed needed to look best for each, the flyer always won that decision.
     
  3. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Simply put, it's the way it swims. And you don't get Intruders that don't swim right. The attention to detail is overwhelming, so the consistency of the product is outstanding.
     
  4. mike a.

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    My brother and I have one each we bought at day of the docks from blue Pacific tackle we have yet to use them tho..so yours is not the first.. 20180416_110945.jpg
     
  5. poncherello

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    The Intruder you have is an original body that is 20 years old. Very Very collectible. And is one of the last remaining 20 year old Intruders I have in stock.
     
  6. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No, you have Intruders that were made by Hooker many years ago and never sold. They were recently painted and sold to you before the new production process was finalized. Frankly, you got a great deal, buying some of the last of the unsold Hooker Intruders, and I wish you much joy and success with them. Wish I had one!

    The Intruder that I brought on my trip was not made years ago. JRI has now finalized its production facility. Jerry himself LOANED me that lure to use on the trip, in part to see how it performed, and in part to show the other anglers how well it performed. It is the very first lure to come off the new production line, and (obviously!) he wanted it back, so I returned it after the trip. Right now Ken Bush has it, and I hope he will post a pic or two of the lure here.

    Yes, I will be getting a couple of the new Intruders for myself when I can.
     
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    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    That was my understanding. Original blank that was painted recently.
     
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    They swim deeper than Marauders...they swim straighter.....they have a tighter wiggle.....they are much more durable ......and they catch wahoo....i have also caught 2 YFT on them....
     
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  9. poncherello

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    You are correct!! As I was the one who painted them :)
     
  10. mike a.

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    It's all good.. I'm sure yours and mine will do damage.. I hope to get out on a 8 day this year in Wahoo water to send them out in troll..
     
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    What colors will be available at the Fred Hall show Jerry?
     
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    What price will the Intruder be for sell?
     
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    Boy, I must say, i've seen and heard the anticipation of that lure on this site for a good couple years at least now....

    Build the dog gone things and put them in the shelves already. You guys build up the anticipation but then talk like you're only building a couple hundred. Build them by the masses and put them in every Dicks sporting goods across the country and cash in. Not sure what the hold up is.

    No intention for any disrespect just speaking candidly. I honestly want to try the lure myself but get'em built already :) I feel like a kid trying to get a Michael Jordan rookie card or something.
     
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    Colors chosen by Fishybuzz ; Intruder.jpg rigged and painted by Gary, Mr. Fishdoggery.
    Going for 2 full day trips off Kona this year. Looking for Ono, Mahi and Ahi. { It's a different time zone, they call stuff different . } Aloha
     
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    I'm pretty sure production will eventually expand to meet demand, but people should know that making the Intruder is a bit more than pouring foam into a fiberglass mold the way that Braid used to make the Marauder. I don't think you can expect that to happen right away though. There are two issues that make that unlikely:

    1. The Intruder is built like the proverbial brick outhouse. All components must meet precise tolerances, and the lure is created and assembled according to exacting standards. This ensures both quality and consistency.

    2. Jerry himself is absolutely obsessed with attention to detail. He will ultimately make and paint larger batches and catch up with the backlog (or so I guess), but he won't compromise on the quality of the product...any more than he does with any of his other lures. All of those set the standard for quality, and I can't see that changing with the Intruder.

    So when you get a chance to pick one up, I wouldn't waste time dithering.
     
  16. Rodless_Jim

    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    One trip down...

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    yep
     
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  18. jiggyn

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    One day on the water

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  19. poncherello

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    Not to get any pity, because both are alive and well today and I thank my lucky stars. But the delay was more involving health issues with my grandmother (multiple breast cancer surgeries) and my father nearly kicking the bucket in front of my mother and me.

    Family first in my books. So yes, I had intentions for the release back then, but life sometimes gets in the way. And so have no regrets. :)
     
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