Zman licensed my movable eyelet to Strike King, they called it the Cricket. I sold Renosky Lure Inc. to Lucky Strike in 2013, but remained an employee for 3 years. I left the company in 2016 and in 2019 I decided to get back into the lure business. I love designing fishing lures. The new company is called Reno Bait Company. The first lures I worked on were my Pirate spoons and honey comb finish plugs for the Great Lakes. I have some of the most life like baits in the industry. Hot stamp, metalizeds and custom schooling minnow. In early 2000 I bought a closeout of optical film called VM2000. When combined with the honey comb finish it makes the most life like stick bait that swims the great lakes. It's the go to bait for many charter captains in the Eastern basin of Lake Erie. Check out this one big catch from Captain Pete Johnson out of Conneaut, OH.
· JR's UV Firetail shads
· JR's Flipper Tail Spin check it out (Trout spinner)
· JR's Flipper
I've had dealers demonstrate this in fish tanks in stores and they've sold hundreds of them. It rattles better than a rattle trap because of the blade on the back.
· Monster Big Fish Kit (top water and crankbait kit)
· JR's Dog Walker
It walks the dog fantastically we also have a Frog Walker.
· JR's Frog Walker
· JR's Kahuna Craw and JR's Rubber Band Man weedless tube jig rattle
· JR's Super Curl Minnow
In 2019 I received a patent on a jointed bladed swim jig minnow. It's covered by a movable or fixed eyelet. Here is a copy of the patent cover sheet.(link) In the last 6 months, I've developed swim jigs in a variety of markets. I've developed a new blade for the swim jigs(link). It has bendable tips to create different actions. They're available in .5oz, .75oz, 1.25oz, 2.25oz, and 3oz. I've made them for the salt water market using squids for the bodies. They are available in 198cm and 25cm. The Squids are available in a multitude of colors. The 2 size weights are 2.25oz and 3oz. The baits are for trolling. (link to video)
The Bass models of the swim jig come in 2 sizes, the .5oz is a movable eyelet the .75oz is fixed. They come with schooling minnow skirts, some of the colors are shown in the video. I have a major advantage over the Chatter Bait with my patent since you can use a variety of hooks on my design. You can use treble hooks with blades, styles of weedless hooks, and offset hooks (a style of offset hooks for making it weedless). The joint makes it hard for fish to throw the bait. The bait is easy to change just slide the double crimped sleeve off the eyelet and pop on a different style hook or bait. The bass style bait comes with a variety of hooks and soft plastic baits. Crayfish, curly tail minnows, paddle tails and worms. The bendable blades will give it different action that drive bass crazy. We also make one more size a 1oz and .25oz for stripers and musky. I feel the biggest advantage to this system is the treble hook with v or willow blades on the back end since it gives you a double bladed action to the lure.