Jordan Lee’s Signature Series Products
Over the past few years, Major League Fishing pro Jordan Lee has been in the spotlight quite a bit. He qualified for the Bassmaster Classic through the college ranks and then a few years later, he won back-to-back Classics.
Then, after switching to the Bass Pro Tour, Lee won the first ever event held by that trail. He’s young and is already recognized as one of the game’s best, and now he has a line of signature series products through his sponsors Abu Garcia and Berkley.
Here is what J-Lee says you should know about his signature series products..
X5 and X9 Braid
These two braids were released at last year’s ICAST, but Lee’s signature lines have a new color.
“I like using a high-vis line to detect bites, so we came out with a Flame Green color to stand out. I like the X5 for spinning because it is a little coarser and go with the X9 for techniques like topwater because it is a smoother line,” shared Lee.
Signature Series Berkley PowerBait Soft Plastics
Lee shared his thoughts on why he selected these designs as well as how he fishes them.
The Champ Swimmer
This swimbait can do it all according to Lee.
“I’ve used it on the back of a ChatterBait and swim jig and also fished it weedless on an EWG hook and on a jighead. It has a flat top and swims well, and all of the colors are super realistic,” he said.
It has a baitfish shape and a tall profile for a sub-five-inch size. It is 4.6” long, and Lee says it has a hard thumping action. The Champ Swimmer comes in 11 different natural colors.
The Champ Jerk Minnow
This is another versatile design, and Lee has used it on a drop-shot, Damiki Rig, and on a scrounger head. It is 3.4” long and has a forked tail to give it a quivering action no matter how you fish it.
“The cool thing about this one is that it has a vertical tail which gives it a nicer swimming action. It also stands straight up when you are fishing a drop-shot rig,” said Lee.
It comes in 12 colors and includes HD baitfish colors and Pearl White, Green Pumpkin, Black Shad, and other Berkley favorites.
The Champ Craw
This realistic crawfish imitator is 3.5-inches long and can be fished solo or on the back of a jig and Lee has done both with this new bait. It comes in 12 colors including HD Red Craw, HD Green Craw, HD Molting Craw and proven colors like Green Pumpkin, Black Blue Fleck, and Watermelon Candy.
“It was designed for fishing on a Texas-rig. When fishing thick grass or when punching, I like to take off the appendages to make it more compact,” he said. “It’s also a great jig trailer if you want to get that lifelike profile.”
HD Tru Color
One of the first things many have noticed about the new baits is how realistic the colors are. These natural colors were by Lee’s design.
“The HD colors are super-realistic. The perch color is a picture of a yellow perch that is printed on there to make them look more lifelike,” said Lee.
Some of the other colors are HD Sexy Shad, HD Tennessee Shad, HD Emerald Shiner, HD Rainbow Shiner, HD Fathead Minnow. Basically, any baitfish you can imagine, they have an HD color for it.
Abu Garcia Rod and Reel Combo
Being a young angler who has had so much success, it makes sense that he is one of the most followed fishermen among young anglers. With that in mind, he helped to design a baitcast and spinning rod and reel combo that won’t break the bank. The combo retails for around $100.
“I am excited about this one because it is a quality combo that beginners and more advanced users can fish with and appreciate,” said Lee.
The combos come in two models, which Lee says are do-it-all rods. They are a seven-foot, medium-heavy casting rod and a seven-foot, medium spinning rod.
These are two of the most versatile lengths and actions for bass fishing and can cover a wide range of techniques. The rods also feature Winn Grips for added comfort and grip while fishing
Berkley, Abu Garcia, and Jordan Lee have been working hard on these products for the past year, and they are all nearly ready to ship to your local tackle store. The new products are slated to be available in late October this year.