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Clearance & Discontinued

Every now and then we need to make some changes, bring in a new supplier and discontinue an old product.  This page focuses on products that we're clearing out.  Availability is definitely limited to stock on hand.


To order from this page just make your selections and click on the "Add to Cart" button or the  "Buy" link. If you run into difficulties please make use of our toll-free line and give us a call. Our phone numbers, fax and email addresses are posted  at the bottom of this page.  

Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)


ToroTamer is trimming their offerings, focusing more on their braided lines and discontinuing many other products for 2018. We're closing out those items now for rather ridiculous prices. Pricing and availability is for stock on hand only, once gone no more will be produced.

OFFSHORE EXPLORER TRAVEL RODS
- for jigging, casting & bait
CLEARANCE

 

OFFSHORE EXPLORER 15-25 & 20-40 NANO 4 PIECE TRAVEL ROD

The Offshore 15-25/20-40 travel rods have been in our line for two years.  ToroTamer is thinning down their offerings, and this well traveled rod is going away.  Time to blow out the remaining inventory!

Two models are available in both spinning and conventional reel format made for fishing 15 to 40 lb lines. The rods feature use of Nano Resins and carbon fiber for durable, high strength fishing success. These 7 foot  rods travel at only 24 inches in their hard case (with protective soft case, too). Nice rods in the hands, nice casters, made for that application plus jigging. They belong in your hands rather than a boat's rod holders. But, they do come with gimbals and protective cap should you need to make use of a rod belt or boat's rod holder.

7 foot length, travel at 24 inches, Nano resins, carbon fiber, hard case, spinning or conventional guides, 15 to 40# line test application, moderate to fast actions...very nice, indeed. And, while we have the inventory, grab one for $99 rather than $179!!! Move swiftly, stock is limited...

 

Buy Description Price
Toro Tamer Offshore Explorer Nano 15-25 Conventional Guides $179.95
$99.95
Toro Tamer Offshore Explorer Nano 15-25 Spinning Guides $179.95
$99.95
sold out Toro Tamer Offshore Explorer Nano 20-40 Spinning Guides $189.95
$99.95

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Toro Tamer - WEDGE
Wonderful Lure -
ON CLEARANCE

This jig offers a weight rear shape providing a bit faster drop with a little less flutter than Toro's Knife. It has with excellent flash on the drop and while jigged.

The shapes are excellent, but so too are the colors. Useful ones that cover the range you'll need for your fishing under varying conditions and destinations. Lures are available in  150, 250 & 350 gram sizes (5.3, 8.8 & 12.35 oz). The lures are rigged with both split rings and solid rings on the nose. All you need to do is attach a good quality assist hook and you're set for some great deep water action.

These lures have proven their worth on tuna, yellowtail and amberjacks and many other species of fish. They are a preferred shape, drawing strikes when other types of jigs do not, probably a result of their faceted design.

For those who follow some of the boards, or even search some nameless auction website, you might find these vaguely familiar, like a 7 Seas jig that has been sold for something like $30 or more. Please do compare what we are offering, and get 'em before their price gets bumped up.  They are an  exceptional value.

 

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Description Price CLEARANCE
TT Wedge 150 gm Black Head $7.99 $1.99
TT Wedge 250 gm Black Head $9.99 $2.99
TT Wedge 350 gm Black Head $12.99 $3.99
TT Wedge 150 gm Anchovy black to silver $7.99 $3.99
sold out TT Wedge 250 gm Anchovy black to silver $9.99 $4.99
TT Wedge 350 gm Anchovy black to silver $12.99 $5.99
sold out TT Wedge 150 gm Hot Pink to Silver $7.99 $3.99
sold out TT Wedge 250 gm Hot Pink to Silver $9.99 $4.99
TT Wedge 350 gm Hot Pink to Silver $12.99 $5.99
TT Wedge 150 gm Blue to silver $7.99 $3.99
sold out TT Wedge 250 gm Blue to silver $9.99 $4.99
TT Wedge 350 gm Blue to silver $12.99 $5.99

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Toro Tamer Sportfishing Products

SOFT Tako
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Well, here we go again with a unique lure sure to bring joy to fishermen and fish on the deck! We're happy to introduce our new Toro Tamer SOFT TAKO lures just in time for the summer season. We have these unique lures produced in four sizes and five color patterns. The lures are priced right, and they will offer anglers something that fish haven't seen much of, but something that's a tasty treat for all species of fish, OCTOPUS!

How to fish 'em: First thing, make use of some good scent like Hot Sauce, Uni-Butter, Pro Cure, Smelly Jelly. All these things can make a difference in how long the fish will accept an imitation bait and they all are effective in this regard. Consider how an octopus moves, and mimic that action. There are times an octopus will slowly creep along the bottom, and there are times they are fired up and in flight moving pretty darn quickly to get away from another predator. So, in reality you can fish these lures a few different ways. We experimented fishing them as we would a knife jig vertically and we also fished 'em as we would a swim bait, and I have to say we got bit both ways. If the water was cooler, we found greater success fishing 'em slow along the bottom, and that makes sense too. So, please try different things, vary your presentation and make use of a good scent or squid strip on the lure. If you spend the time, you will be rewarded!

The new lures are available in some very attractive colors, Orange, Purple Haze, DEEP Purple, White and Chartreuse. The come in four weights, 24 gm (.85 oz), 46 gm (1.6 oz), 85 gm (~3 oz) and 110 gm (4 oz) weights, with lengths of 90, 110, 130 and 150 mm.

All lures feature a double hook arrangement, with both single and treble hooks rigged for sure hookups.


 

Size 1 - .85 oz, Size 2 - 1.6 oz, Size #3 - 3 oz, Size #4 - 4 oz.

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Hot Orange $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Hot Orange $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Hot Orange $4.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Purple Haze $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Purple Haze $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Chartreuse $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Chartreuse $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Chartreuse $4.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 White $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 White $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Deep Purple $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Deep Purple $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Deep Purple $4.99

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Toro Tamer Bucktail Jigs
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Bucktail jigs are workhorses, productive for a wide variety of fish, and successfully fished in a few different styles. They can be used cast and retrieve and vertically. They can be dragged along the bottom, they can be used with a slab from fresh cut bait, with a curly tail grub, bottom line they are flexible producers of gamefish. Over the past 15 years we've stocked some wonderful bucktails from several manufacturers, SPRO, P-Line and ProFishCO. Every one of them had some characteristics we liked, and some features we desired to see...but didn't. Sadly, two of those suppliers stopped production of their lures. So, ToroTamer came along and made their own, based on what we wanted to see.

At our shop in Huntington Beach we are fortunate to have a very talented private boater, Beta, who is one of the best white seabass fishermen I know. Several years ago he began using a jig (that I'll claim credit to introducing him to) a simple bucktail jig. Beta fished 'em with a fresh dead squid and found it was perfection, almost a do-nothing bait that was his most productive secrete weapon for WSB. There were two problems, the hook could be improved, and even more of a problem, the supplier for the jig went out of business. ToroTamer's design is not unique, far from it, it's simply a refinement of an already very good lure - and it's made with the right kind of skirting and right kind of hook. There are four color patterns available for the jigs, white, glow, red and white and blue and white. The lures all feature a fishskin with unique UV properties and glow. All lures are hand tied, and then reinforced so that they'll hold up well. For those of you who know the productivity of bucktail jigs and are familiar with their use, you'll find plenty of things to appreciate with these designs. To those new to fishing a bucktail, put some time in fishing them and you will discover a new go-to lure for sure.

 

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz Blue and White $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz Blue and White $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz Blue and White $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz Blue and White $5.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz Red and White $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz Red and White $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz Red and White $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz Red and White $5.49


 The Illuminata
Deep Water Lures from ToroTamer!

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The Illuminata has been one of our best selling and best producing lures since it's introduction in late 2010. We've made some improvements and added some new flavors for our most recent production.  Our Illuminata takes the knife jig to a different plane by adding even more fish attraction to the mix. This lure offers a great shape for vertical jigging, offers a wonderful flutter, and with the light stick option you get noticed at depths other lures simply won't. Further for the guys hitting the jigs at night, these have the ability of turning on a bite like no other lure. These new and well proven lures have a space in the body where you can add a small light stick to further attract a bite. For deep water fishing, this additional attraction will ensure that your jig gets noticed, it will make a difference in your catch rate. The lures have luminescent bellies, but there's nothing like the green glow of an internal light stick to really turn on an otherwise lethargic predator. Each lure comes with three long lived light sticks, and we have additional light sticks available at a very attractive price. One thing you'll appreciate, these top quality light sticks will glow for up to 12 hours time! (And in all honesty, we've had some glow for two days!) Our Illuminata lures are available in two sizes, 100 and 200 grams (3.5 & 7 ounces).

Of course the lures are thru-wired for strength and security. They also have a welded ring attached to a split ring at the nose for easy rigging. Each lure comes with THREE lightsticks.



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Description Price
CB Illuminata 100 gm Pink $8.99
CB Illuminata 200 gm Pink $9.99
CB Illuminata 100 gm Green and Chartreuse $8.99
CB Illuminata 200 gm Green and Chartreuse $9.99
CB Illuminata 100 gm Purple Back and Gold $8.99
CB Illuminata 200 gm Purple Back and Gold $9.99
CB Illuminata 100 gm Green and Silver $8.99
CB Illuminata 200 gm Green and Silver $9.99
CB Illuminata 100 gm Pink and Blue $8.99
CB Illuminata 200 gm Pink and Blue $9.99
CB Long Life Light Sticks 3 pack $1.49


Toro Tamer Metal Swimmers

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Toro Tamer's Metal Swimmers are an update of an old lure which we loved, but unfortunately went away. It's based on a old Dymara jig from about 15 years back. The old lure was produced in Poland, came to America by way of Canada. The manufacturer went out of business, could not offer the lures here at a reasonable price. They were a big producer for me personally and that was motivation to create molds for this production. The lure was great for yellowtail, with bass and tuna being among the catches that the lures produced. The largest size also did quite well on wahoo. Here's what makes the lures so darn effective, it's their shape. There are many similar lures on the market, but with closer inspection you can easily see why this design is more productive. They produce more action on the drop. They can be fished on the slide like a standard megabait type jig, but in the cast-and-retrieve mode they are far more effective. They produce an enticing flutter on the drop. The body is thinner, with luminescent belly, and there's a slight curve to the lure. This can be easily increased or decreased by the angler to customize the lures "fall." We've also enhanced the rigging of these wonderful lures. The ToroTamer Metal Swimmer comes with a welded ring on the nose rather than a split ring, and the hooks are upgraded in both quality and size given the target species can be quite a bit bigger than your basic bass or rockfish (which these lures also handle quite nicely).

These excellent lures are available in five sizes and five color patterns. The lures are offered in the following weights: 7, 4.5, 3.6, 2.3 and 1.6 ounces. Lure lengths are: 6", 5", 4.5", 4" and 3.5 inches. We use Mustad 3561ED 3X hooks on all the lures, running a 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, and 5/0 on the lures, from smallest to largest sized lure. How do these lures compare to similar products which are on the market? The Toro Tamer Swimmers make use of better and more expensive hooks than similar products, the rigging is better with the welded nose ring - thru wired of course, the lures are triple clear coated so the finish lasts longer, and they catch fish better given the enhanced shape. In summary, this is a lure that no tackle box should be without.

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(one free - same pattern/size while supply lasts)

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(sold in twos)

Description Price
per lure
PRICE 2
get 1 free
(3 lures)
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Black Back Anchovy 1.6 oz $3.99 $7.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Black Back Anchovy 2.3 oz $4.99 $9.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Black Back Anchovy 3.2 oz $5.99 $11.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Black Back Anchovy 4.5 oz $6.99 $13.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Black Back Anchovy 7 oz $8.99 $17.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Blue Back 1.6 oz $3.99 $7.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Blue Back 2.3 oz $4.99 $9.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Blue Back 3.2 oz $5.99 $11.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Blue Back 4.5 oz $6.99 $13.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Blue Back 7 oz $8.99 $17.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Green Back 1.6 oz $3.99 $7.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Green Back 2.3 oz $4.99 $9.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Green Back 3.2 oz $5.99 $11.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Green Back 4.5 oz $6.99 $13.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Green Back 7 oz $8.99 $17.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Mackerel 1.6 oz $3.99 $7.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Mackerel 2.3 oz $4.99 $9.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Mackerel 3.2 oz $5.99 $11.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Mackerel 4.5 oz $6.99 $13.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Mackerel 7oz $8.99 $17.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Sardine 1.6 oz $3.99 $7.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Sardine 2.3 oz $4.99 $9.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Sardine 3.2 oz $5.99 $11.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Sardine 4.5 oz $6.99 $13.98
ToroTamer Metal Swimmer - Sardine 7oz $8.99 $17.98

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Toro Tamer Wahoo Ripper
- Cast and Rip Bait For Wahoo and more...

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Toro Tamer's Wahoo Ripper is a proven product, based in large part on Perry See Hoe's  original designs. Perry, who started Raider Lures in Australia met with some unfortunate, unethical treatment here - could not sell his jigs under his own tradename. He has since retired and moved on, and what's been sold in this country as Raider Jigs has not been the original product for many, many years, long story behind that episode of bad business behavior. The current "Raider" jigs are made from steel rather than the more expensive brass - ours maintain the original material.  Lure weight with Toro Tamer's production is still 125 and 200 grams, in both chrome and gold finish. They are still made from solid BRASS so they drop fast and are super strong. Here's the downside, the cost of brass is what put the larger 5 and 7 ounce Krocodile spoons out of production - those lures would have ended up costing $30 or more...at dealer cost, given the price of the brass. And, that high cost is why the American "raider" jigs are now made from steel - a much cheaper alternative production material. Toro Tamer's production carried a higher cost too based upon raw materials, but we're willing to work far thinner in terms of our own margins as is Toro Tamer in order to bring the real deal back to USA fishermen instead of a cheaper knockoff which only shares the same name as the more productive original.

There's a reason we don't go to steel for the product, it's not as good. The lures need to be produced from brass - just like the original Krocs. But, brass is expensive. This is probably the same reasoning effecting the steel production of USA "Raider" Jigs. They've not produced in brass for over 2 years time. Since we are factory direct we can hold prices down better, but in the case of the increase in raw material charges even with our efficiencies and direct marketing these are not inexpensive jigs. If they weren't such a basic staple on the long range scene we might have given up too. But, the fact is, these are a go-to bait for wahoo, arguably the some of the best jigs ever made for the 'hoo. We're working very thin on these lures, trying to keep the price down and the quality up - and maintaining the benefits of brass in this classic lure design which was strongly influenced by the originator, Perry See Hoe.


Caught aboard the Eclipse 09/2015

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(buy any two get 1 of equal value FREE - Chrome w/Pink)

 

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Description Price
per Lure
TT Wahoo Ripper 125 GM Chrome PINK PRISM $13.99
TT Wahoo Ripper 200 GM Chrome PINK PRISM $16.99
TT Wahoo Ripper 125 GM Gold PINK PRISM $13.99
TT Wahoo Ripper 200 GM Gold PINK PRISM $16.99

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TORO TAMER SUBSURFACE SWIMMER

Time to Stock Up...50% OFF!
Compare to Magaroni at 1/3 the price!!!

Our regular price is far better than similar competing lures, for just a few days we offer them at a price that's a bit nuts. But, then again it does get things rolling for this week's specials!

The Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer: You may be aware of a similar lure that's been on the Japanese market and gained some following in this country (shibuki). That piece proved effective as a casting lure and as a trolled lure, and cost a good $50 unrigged! Pricing was a function of a few things, among them a good old boy network created by the Japanese firm selling them. They didn't take much of an interest in anyone but a chosen few selling them on this side of the pond. That's a restraint of competition in my humble opinion, and helps explain the high price of the lure. As you can see, we have a broader selection of colors available, similar design, quality built to withstand punishment from the toughest fish. The weight and length is the same as the more expensive Japanese import. We are making these wonderful lures available both rigged and unrigged. The first ones available are the unrigged lures. Our rigged lures will feature quality treble hooks of appropriate strength. The unrigged lures have been used by guys with both trebles and single hooks.

The lures are great casters, with some heft to them and a unique internal magnetic weight transfer  system that aids in the cast and provides a sonic attraction as well.  They are thru-wired for extra strength. The lures are 80 grams (~3 ounces) in weight and 20 cm long (7.9"). They will dive up to 2 meters ~ 6 feet and are rated for a 50 kg (100#) breaking strength. You'll note the quality of construction upon inspection, and we encourage you to compare these lures to any on the market.

These lures have taken tuna, some big ones during our evaluation stage  a few years back, as well as yellowtail and many other species of fish. They will also surprise you with their ability to troll effectively, partially as a result of the stabilizing dorsal fin. While they were designed for big fish, they'll prove very effective on smaller fish - with some of our local guys using them to great effect on BIG calico bass. The lures are very well overbuilt.

Unrigged lures ordered from this page will come with 3 300#+ test rings. Click on the image to examine more closely.

Note the magnetic weight transfer system with rear pad  at the tail to prevent cracking of lure, and the balancing weight rear. Of course the lures are properly thru wired and can well handle over 100# of stress, meaning there is NO issue dealing with larger grade tuna and
appropriately HIGH drag settings.


Shown top, Mustad Hoodlum 4X ringed and below, 7982HX double tuna hooks

Unrigged lures come with heavy 200+lb. split rings.

- Since our introduction of these excellent casting and trolling lures,
we've added a luminous glow belly.
 

 

Buy Description SALE
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Pink- unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine- unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - unrigged $14.99
$7.49


Ahi Assassin Topwater Popping Rods
New Nano Helix Design

Here's another excellent series of rods from the folks who build the Ahi Assassin Jigging rods. The Topwater series rods are made for tossing poppers, and a lot more. Typically popper rods are made for use with spinning reels, but we've also had these produced with conventional guides since many of the larger poppers are quite castable with conventional reels and more of our West Coast clients and long range fishermen have a distinct preference for conventional gear - especially the jig tossers. The other consideration we had in mind was the fact that for our long range clients, traveling with an 8 foot jigstick is getting darn near impossible. Now, consider having a jigstick, with the strength to handle larger grade fish that's both powerful, and transportable. The new Topwater 40 and 50 is just that! You have an eight foot rod that travels like a 6 footer! The Topwater 40 is rated 30-50#, the model 60, 40-60#.

The components used on these rods is first rate, all ALPS, with metal reels seat and gimble too! Like the other Ahi Assassin rods, these are made from both graphite and fiberglass - from tip to butt of the blank. So, there's no transition point on the rod between the materials - no inherent weak point. So, they can fish heavy, and take larger fish. We use 9 guides on the conventionals and 8 on the spinners, and the first guide is reversed on the spinning model to aid in preventing wind knots. The rods come with a sleeve to aid in storage when not being fished.

How do they fish? Well, I took the jackpot on our recent Red Rooster fishing charter using the 50# conventional rod over the past weekend. The extra length helped on the cast, and the rod was plenty powerful for the fish caught. If you'd like to see how the rod fishes check the video from the charter about half way through the vid. September 5 day charter on the Red Rooster on our YouTube Channel - CharkBait USA

Buy Description Price SPECIAL
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 C $299.99 $199.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 S $299.99 $199.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 60 C $319.99 $219.99

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Ahi Assassin Jigging & Popping Rods
Nano Helix Design

CLEARANCE Save $100

Background: We're proud to introduce you to Ahi Assassin Jigging Rods. I'll say out front, I am a Calstar and Seeker sort of guy, I prefer USA made rods, no question about that bias. It took a lot to get me to accept that a quality rod could come from overseas. But, I'm also a realist, and when it comes to jigging quite honestly the USA firms were slow to produce a high quality piece that fit the new technology of Spectra lines and deep drop lures, in my estimation. That category of rod does indeed demand some different action than we use for bait or lure fishing. As a result, we took off the blinders and did some homework, talked to folks both in the USA and clients from other countries. I did some traveling, too. As a consequence of jumping on the learning curve we were introduced to some folks that offered a fresh approach to jigging synthesizing technology with technique. We are now working with a New Zealand owned firm which has their own plant in China. They are the producers of  our Ahi Assassin jigging rods. The same firm produces high end rods for the Australian and New Zealand market, and the feedback we've received about them has been very positive, our confidence high in this new source of quality rod building. They do not make inexpensive rods, understand that in the Australian market it's not at all uncommon to buy a rod for $1K. High end has a market, and junk is not accepted well. The firm we are tied to does not make cheap Chinese rods, they are not made to hit a price point, they don't build the type of rod that many reel companies have brought to market here. They build world class rods, and we are indeed fortunate to have made contact with the owners of this firm to bring us the best dedicated jigging rods on the market. Big statement, but once you feel the rods you'll understand that it's not an idle boast.


Conventional Guides (overhead)

Spinning Series

A bit of background, several years ago a few fellows from New Zealand set up a manufacturing facility in an economic development zone in China, nothing unusual about that, several large firms have done the same, including Mustad, Penn, VanStaal, Shimano... But, two of the partners actually live there and run the factory. They know what they are doing, also they well know our local West Coast rods. I spent a long time with one of 'em going over the history of the old Sabre firm, Calstar, Truline... They know our history well, and know the actions we've grown up using. They build their rods for their own New Zealand and Australia market, but have the ability to produce to our specs, too. They are a much more expensive firm to do business with than the more typical Chinese producer of rods. Their technology is better, too. I've been to their plant several times now, and it's impressive, more impressive than anything I've seen here to date. Their plant is located well off the beaten path, simply because they did not want others to have easy access to knowledge about what they were doing and their techniques.

Let me provide some background on the Ahi Assassin rods, all the rods we offer are made from Carbon and Fiberglass (note, the original production used 'glass and carbon, the new production makes use of carbon and to add strength the helix design which was first used by GUSA and now improved upon with the addition of Nano micro technology resins for even greater strength), but unlike Seeker and Calstar's design, these rods use both carbon and 'glass all the way through the rod's length, but the amount of carbon at the tip is less than the butt. The carbon is reduced consistently from butt to tip, and the glass increases consistently from butt to tip. The Ahi Assassin rod blanks do not stop laying carbon fibre on at a certain point, so there is no strength concentration on the blanks, consistency of material and thereby consistency of action is the goal and it's achieved! The weight of our blanks is very light and the action of our jigging rods is exceptional, the bend is parabolic to help provide your jigs the very best action and to help with the additional stress caused by fishing the newer Spectra and braid lines which have no stretch. The rods action helps in taming a larger grade fish too since there's always pressure on the fish, they don't get a second wind.

To finish these rods, we chose state of the art components from ALPS. The guides are made to deal with Spectra for the life of the rod's use, and the action of the rod will help maintain pressure on a fish instead of creating a break-off from too stiff an action and too little stretch of the super line. The new rods work with you, they work with the jig, and they help you work a fish! All the rods in this series are 6 1/2 feet in length. That's a mid-ground position, some folks preferring a 6 footer for jigging, some liking the flexibility of a 7 footer. At 6 1/2 feet, we can cover both ends well and if you chose to use the rod for fishing bait, so be it, you can cast well and deal well a larger fish given the rod's superb action. The guides selected will deal well with Spectra lines, and in the case of the spinning rod, we reverse the largest guide to help prevent wind knots.

Please click on the images, you'll have a larger view of the rods and can check detail more closely. The wrap is our distinctive CharkBait red, with silver and black trim. The rods are triple wrapped, and the resin used is pure old school. No cheap fast cure resins used, these take time, four hours curing time, 3 coats. That's something you don't find on many rods these days. And, it shows upon inspection.

 

 

 
Model Lure
Weight
Nominal
Line Test
Suggested Drag
Setting
Weight Gram Weight
Ounces
Ahi Assassin 200 200 30-65#
(40-50)
10-15# 320.4 11.3
Ahi Assassin 300 300 65-130#
(60-80)
15-25# 341.0 12.05

 

 
Here are the rods doing a dead lift. This simulates the rods parabolic bend under load, significant load commensurate with the drag level that might be expected if fished "heavy." In all cases, we're providing example of a level higher than the drag setting typically used by anglers for the respective rod. They pull well, predictably with some power. Ahi Assassin rods will put a hurt on a good fish.
 
Buy Description Price CLEARANCE
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 200 Spinning Guides $299.99 $189.99
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 300 Spinning Guides $309.99 $199.99


Inshore Explorer
Travel Rod Closeout
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Inshore Explorer ®  for Casting

We've further expanded our Travel Rod lineup to include three inshore and one surf casting rod, all available in conventional or spinning guides. The 3 models of Inshore Explorer provide the traveling fisherman different actions for different line tests. All models are three piece 7'6", using light and strong graphite blanks, quality cork handles for light weight and trigger grips on the conventional guide rods. These rods are VERY light and sensitive. Guides are made to handle both Spectra and monofilament lines. You have 3 choices in line test use on these excellent rods, with nominal ratings of 12#, 15# and 20# application. In the past, there have been a couple travel rods covering the lighter line tests similar to these (but shorter in length) from Penn International. They ranged from $199 to $139 in price, but could not be produced at those prices and were discontinued by Penn. Those rods have been off the market for a few years now, but they provided a base for the design of our series of rods. Ours are longer, lighter, and since there is no middleman in the process, no distributor markup, ours are a much better value. Ours are also much better looking! These rods are a very good value at $129 complete with a very nice storage/travel tube.

Wonderful rods, but it's time to clear out the remaining inventory on hand. - both 12 and 15 lb rated models, with conventional reel guides. Rods are three piece, and come with a nice functional rod case for transport.

 

 

 

Finally made it to the Bahamas to do some bone fishing. I bought your Inshore Explorer 12 lb travel rod and used Spectra 12lb line! This outfit worked great! Landed 8 bone fish my first time out ever with the guide. Thanks for providing such great products.
Keith Freese

I ordered a 15lb spinning travel rod from you folks for a trip to Tobago last November. I was pleased when it arrived, but after fishing it ….the quality and performance of this rod were fantastic! I was primarily on a sailboat cruise, but was able to fish from the boat, a kayak, and shoreline. Caught barracuda, eye jacks, mullet, mutton snapper, houndfish, and even missed a few tarpon hits, and had an absolute ball.The flex offered me the ability to cast small lures, but also power fish away from mangroves and rocks.The protective case it came in was quality too, could carry on and was well protected. Thanks for making and shipping a quality product. Will used your web store in the future! Even though it is clear across the country!!

Thanks a bunch,

 Rick Seifert
East Hampton, Ct.

 
Buy Description Price
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 12lb Travel Rod - conventional guides $129.99
$49.99
 
CharkBait Inshore Explorer 15lb Travel Rod - conventional  guides $129.99
$49.99

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RodWrap
 

Here's a trick idea, no doubt a product you've been searching for...even if you didn't know it.  The new RodWrap will help you keep your hypolon looking great, it will protect your rod's grip and give you more to hang onto.  The wrap easily goes on most all saltwater rods.  It's perfection on your cork-tape deckhand style rods. It's a dandy addition to your inshore cork handle rods; it will help you maintain the cork in "new" condition, and give you a non-slick grip to boot.  I have put it on many of my standard "foam" grips to protect the material, give me more meat to hang onto, and to make my rods easier to find on the rail.     

 

There are a lot of reasons to use this stuff.  For private boaters, you'll find this is a good way to protect your hypolon when you use your stand-up rods for trolling duty.  Even if your rod holders are the cheap variety, rusting, corroding, prone to scratch up grips, the RodWrap will help keep your grips in perfect shape, year after year.  You'll find this product easy to apply, and a treat to use.  You really will have a better grip to work with once you take five minutes to wrap the butt.  

We're stocking two sizes of wrap, the XL at 24" and the XXL at 30" and three colors.  For a deckhand rod go with the 30", for most of your other rods you'll be able to get the job done with the XL. If you're wrapping an extended grip tuna rod or trolling rod, go with the XXL. The wraps come with one piece of finishing tape.  When wrapping a two section rod use electrical tape to finish off the wrap, then use a small amount of clear nail polish over the tape to complete the job.

STOCK IS LIMITED TO WHAT'S ON HAND...

Buy Description Price
Better Ways Rod Wrap Clearance ORANGE LG $7.99
Better Ways Rod Wrap Clearance ORANGE XLG $9.99
Better Ways Rod Wrap Clearance RED LG $7.99
Better Ways Rod Wrap Clearance RED XLG $9.99
Better Ways Rod Wrap Clearance GREEN XLG $9.99

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Berkley Big Game

Berkley's Big Game set the standard for fishing in the harsh marine environment. Berkley's Big Game monofilament line combines strength, abrasion resistance, and flexibility to produce a very fishable product.

Photo: Trilene Big GameWhile "Big Game" has been on the market for many years, it's always undergone improvement. If you fished it several years ago, I think you'll find it's a little different. When compared to many other top saltwater fishing lines on the market, Berkley's Big Game will be a bit thinner for a given line test rating. From my experience, the line's thin diameter can be a plus in some situations. But, I'd also say the line breaks closer to it's rating, so accurate drag settings are required. That's not a negative, it just means guys with an iron thumb might snap this line a little quicker than another product that's way too conservative in their ratings. (Izorline for example) Big Game is a very good line. We stock this product in CLEAR only.

 

 One Pound Spool @ $29.95

CLEARANCE $14.95

 Three Pound Spool @ $79.95

CLEARANCE $44.95

sold 10 lb. line, 6000 yd spool  
12 lb. line, 4700 yd spool  AVAILABLE
sold 15 lb. line, 3600 yd spool
 
 
SOLD 12 lb. line, 7800 yd spool
15 lb. line, 7140 yd spool AVAILABLE
20 lb. line, 5280 yd spool  AVAILABLE
 

 

 



CharkBait Umbrellas

Dredge/Umbrella Rig Clearance

CharkBait Umbrella Rigs!
- 1 KG Center Weight, 36" width, 1/4" Stainless Steel Bar, Squids or Tuna Feathers
 
 
Like our spreader bars, we're using 1/4" stainless steel bars (not flimsy wire), and upped our weight to 1 Kilo (2.2 pounds) on these stout rigs. The bars can be used individually or "stacked" for even greater fish attracting effect. Again, like our daisy chains and spreader bars, we're having these made up with both squid squirts and tuna feathers (11 lures in the spread). The bars are unique in construction, but also quite traditional in design. And, because there is no middle man in the process, we can offer you greater value for your dollar invested. Please do compare these rigs with ones costing several times more. No arguing the effectiveness of both lure types - squid or tuna feather. But, if your game is tuna or yellowtail, our unique Spreader Feathers will be a fish catching investment well made.
 

Buy 2 and the shipping is FREE!

 

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Description SPECIAL Price
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge Sablefish purple/black $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mexican Flag $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Dorado $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mackerel Blue/White $129.99
$69.99
 
The following Dredges are sold two per pack - same color - $59.98 for two!
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Natural $109.99
$29.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Green $109.99
$29.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Red and White $109.99
$29.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Purple Pink $109.99
$29.99

 


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