What makes JB3 Rods & Lip Rip Lures different / unique?

As passionate outdoorsmen, we take the utmost amount of pride in the products we produce and sell. Thousands of hours have been spent developing Series One, Series Two, Blackout Series and each Lip Rip Lure to ensure the absolute best products possible. In fact, the our Production Staff builds every single Series Two & Blackout Series rod, along with many of the Lip Rip Lures, by hand at our facility in Texas. We continue to support all of our products and customers with a world class, live customer service team, whose mission is to serve and support you. JB3 and Lip Rip were built from passion, while the ever growing team continues to be obsessed with making the best products possible for each and every one of our valued customers.

What are the key differences between Series One, Series Two, and our Blackout Edition?

Series One rods feature a single piece reel seat, along with an EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate copolymer) handle and fighting butt.

Series Two rods feature a two piece, or "split" reel seat, along with a premium grade cork rear handle and an EVA fighting butt. 

Blackout Edition rods are made in Texas and feature a single piece seat, along with an all-black EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate copolymer)handle and fighting butt.

Why do Series One rods utilize different camo patterns on the foregrip, handle, and fighting butt?

The different colored camos utilized on the Series One rods symbolize the rod’s power rating. The green camo represents the heavy powered rods, the red camo represents the medium heavy powered rods, and the urban camo represents the medium powered rods.

What is the difference between power and action?

Action describes the “deflection point” whereas Power describes the rod’s resistance to the deflection. A rod that has a “fast action” will have a deflection point much closer to the tip whereas a rod with a slower action will have a deflection point farther from the tip. For reference, we've created a graphic to illustrate the differences in actions. 


Which rod would be the best option for an all-purpose / general fishing rod?

Then looking for an all-purpose / general purpose fishing rod, we recommend the industry standard which would be a 7’0 / Medium Heavy / Fast action rod. We have two options to fit the bill. The Series One "Ace" was built for any level of angler that wants to keep their budget around the $135 price range. "Ace" features a single piece reel seat and a red, EVA foam handle.

The Series Two "Vanquish" was designed to be a more sensitive, refined version of the Series One “ACE”, that comes in at the $200 price range. "Vanquish" features a premium grade cork handle and a modern, sleek design. Both rods are a must have on any fishing trip!

The Blackout Edition "Vanquish" was built to bridge the gap between Series One and Series Two. It features a single piece seat, with a black EVA fighting butt and handle, and falls in the $170 price range for the angler that wants a step up from our Series One, without breaking into Series Two.

What payment options do you accept?

We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, JCB, Apple Pay, Shop Pay, ELO, Diners Club, Facebook Pay and Google Pay.