|Jump'n Jack In-Line Spinners
While I might give away my age, I was fortunate to be there when the
famous White River in the Ozarks was dammed to create Table Rock
Lake. I remember when Virgil Ward was winning fishing championships
with a Bass Buster jig; the first marabou jig ever tied. And I was present
when the first stringer of big bass was brought into Campbell Point Boat
Dock on Table Rock Lake, caught on a new bass lure called the “Single
Spin”, created by some then unknown bass fishermen from Oklahoma.
Who could forget the first Rapala, wooden lure? When they arrived, my
Old Man warned me to hide behind a tree when I tied it on; it was just that
good. And then perhaps the greatest of all was the first “secret” bag of 9
inch Creme Worms, smuggled to me by Darrel Lynch, a guide at
Campbell Point Boat Dock. We caught many giant bass before letting the
Now its time for another breakthrough to make its appearance to the
angling world; Jump’n Jack spinners, created by a guy who has watched
fishing lures come and go through the last 60 years and knows what it
takes to consistently catch fish day after day. Jump’n Jack spinners will
catch fish like nothing you have ever rigged. It has caught over 40
species and still counting.
The idea was conceived on a cold winter’s night in a cabin in the Ozark
woodlands. I was working on a super lightweight spinner idea. Metal
was being cut and bent; .010” full-hard, 303 stainless steel. It was very
light, cut easily, simple to bend, and very shiny. Just how the metal came
to be bent into a “hoop” or “loop” shape is not remembered, but
eventually, a shape was created that sort of resembled a fish. As it spun
on a wire, a fish image in holographic perspective emerged. The focus
quickly changed from a lightweight spinner idea to an all new fishing lure.
Needless to say the rest of the night was consumed with more cut metal
(and fingers) bent into various fish shapes, spindled on fine stainless steel
wire, adorned with beads and whatever hooks could be found lying loose
in the tackle box.
Since Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas was just five short miles down
the road, it was a short drive after a short night to make the first casts to
see how well the rotating stainless steel fish might perform on the end of a
baitcasting rig. And after a few casts the answer was clear; a smallish,
spotted bass ate it. Little did that bass know what a trend-setter he had
become. Jump’n Jack Spinners were born!
From those rough, early prototypes to the finished Jump’n Jack Spinner
you can enjoy today, has not been a short cast. Scores of shapes and
sizes were spawned and fished in various bodies of water; including lakes,
rivers, streams and oceans. Countless fish of many species have been
caught and released. Body finishes, eyes, styles and shapes of hooks,
weights and balancing with various beads, all had to be accomplished to
make this lure catch fish as successfully as it does today.
So what did all of this innovation and refinement mean for you the
fisherman? Jump'n Jack Spinners have now caught over 40 species of
fish worldwide and growing. Let me tell you a little about what you can
do with this exciting new lure and then you need to take it to the water
and discover for yourself what a difference it can make in your fishing
experience. When your day of fishing has retired to a cool, refreshing
sundowner, I think you will have to agree that it may be the most exciting
lure you have ever fished!
|Jade with first Jump'n Jack Bass!
|1/8 Oz. Jump'n Jack Spinners!
There have been occasions
when a new fishing lure appeared on
the scene that caught everyone,
including the fish, by surprise. It was
so innovative and so appealing that it changed
everything about how we
caught our favorite sportfish.