Capt. John ‘Bomboy’ Llanes is widely considered one of Kona's finest lure crafters and big fish captains. Many say this fate was no accident. Bomboy grew up fishing the fertile waters of Kona, Hawaii, under the tutelage of his father, famed Captain, Kenny Llanes. Bomboy learned the ropes, becoming a top captain in his own right while at the same time, shaping and testing his own handmade lures. His mentors are some of the very best lure makers and captains; combine that with time-honored Llanes lure shapes and Bomboy's creative mind and you have a recipe for success.
This culminated on July 5, 2003 when he captured a 1258 lb. Pacific Blue Marlin on his Locknut lure during the Firecracker Open, the largest marlin ever captured during a tournament. Bomboy's lures are Kona tested and proven weapons.
Bomboy has been a longtime friend of Maritime Custom Tackle and we are thrilled to offer some of his finest baits. Stay tuned for some of his classics and limited edition runs that you simply cannot find anywhere else.