Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jari's in the Plastics Business

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Jari's in the Plastics Business

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TOTALLY HOOKED

Katie Dawson

of Swan Boat Hire

WHILE most 15-year-olds are spending their afternoons and weekends at the beach, going to movies or chatting on social media, one local boy is putting his spare time into entrepreneurial piscatorial pursuits and having fun while he does so.

Jari Delisser has been fishing for over 11 years and bagged his first fish at the age of four Co a 35cm bream caught on fresh prawn fishing with his old man in the Maroochy river.

Since then, Jari's love of angling has seen him fishing for 120-150 days in a year which has given him plenty of time to perfect his craft.

Since starting high school, Jari has been making his own lures, appropriately named the Workem Lurez Range.

C[pounds sterling]For many years fishing, I've always wanted a lure which had a big paddle tail to attract fish from a fair distance away,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]My lures were designed especially for that purpose and to have a great swimming action on the drop, even when worked slowly, which I achieved.C[yen]

Colour was a huge factor for Jari and he ended up buying about 30 different colours to test and trial.

After making the first batch of lures, Jari packed about 30 different colours of each lure into his tackle trays and spent three months testing every colour to determine which ones worked best, which led to him only keeping what is in the range today.

After many rigorous and enjoyable hours of testing, he has included 3.5 inch and 5 inch paddle tails called Kick Mullets and 2.5 inch Twirl tail grubs known as TGrubs. But like any product in the fishing industry, Jari's range will always continue to expand.

C[pounds sterling]I'm trying very hard to extend on the range as much as I can and as frequently as I can for local anglers. I strive to make every plastic in the pack perfect in quality and customer service is what my business is based on, as you can expect from a trustworthy angler who is in it for the thrill of the chase, but also to share my passion with other soft plastic fans. …

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