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Toro Tamer® Braided Gel Spun PE Lines - "solid" 4 & 8 strand, 16 strand hollow, 12 strand hollow, Wind-On Leaders and Accessories

- Wind-Ons
- Spectra
® Adhesive
- Toro Tamer Tools

Toro Tamer Ultra Thin Super Braid
New Product Introduction...
It won't be useful to most, but for a few on the cutting edge fringe, this is an amazing new line.

In 2013 Toro Tamer introduced the first 20 & 30 lb. 16 strand spliceable super braid, 100% PE fibers of superior quality. Pretty amazing product, and it demonstrated some of the unique characteristics of Toro's capability - which were unmatched by other producers.  Those lines, while being a bit esoteric were of great interest to a small group of zealots who understood the benefits of in-line rigging. The one question that kept coming up from the bass community was, "can you make it in green?" Answer, sure we can but I'm not sure it would work as well.  Typically coloring a hollow core line results in a fairly unworkable line for in-line knotless rigging. We've been working on that, introduced our 12 strand hollow in blue, and followed up with 16 strand in hi vis yellow and lime green.  The coloring process developed by Toro's plant did not suffer from the same problems as other colored lines. Development of a coloring process that would not detract from rigging ease was key, and Toro got it right. Fact is, it made rigging even easier! With the process used by ToroTamer, you can expect some initial bleeding and a bit of an odor, you'll get some color on your fingers, but once fished, once the line gets wet that bleeding and skankiness will cease and you'll be left with a line that holds it's color better than any  others I've worked with. It really does hold color well. The coloring process used is not wax based, does not flake off, and it's as close to permanently colored as can be done. So, in 2017 ToroTamer introduces a new line for the "lunitic" fringe of the inshore salt and freshwater community of anglers. Count me among that fringe group of anglers.

Toro Tamer's new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a wide range of leaders as the image above demonstrates. Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up better for easier rigging than most competing firms 40-60# lines. If one is willing to work at it, you actually get 80# leader into the 20 and 30 lb. Ultra Thin.

Buy Description
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
 Price


NEW Ultra Thin 16 Strand Spliceable in Dark Green
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Preferred for INLINE rigging and increased line capacity.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 40 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99

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Toro Tamer® SUPER BRAID

There's a new player in the SUPER LINE field, Toro Tamer Super Braid! I guess it's not that new a player now after five years on the market, new introductions shown at ICAST for four years and several innovations unmatched in the industry such as Toro's Ultra Thin 16 strand in 20 and 30 lb. tests, the only such lines on the market. Toro is also the only supplier of a full range of both 12 and 16 strand hollowcore lines...all 100% PE fibers, no kevlar, no dacron fillers, all 100% gel spun PE fibers.

CharkBait has spooled more reels with high end Gel Spun line than any dealer in the country, and I'll suggest anyone in the world, since it's inception, which coincided nicely with our founding (1997). We've been the country's largest dealer for lines such as Izorline and Jerry Brown since they came to market, and  we have brought this revolutionary technology to our clients attention through the sharing of information which the internet is so capable of providing. Same story for the appropriate rigging of this type of lines, through our presentation and sales of specific needles used for in-line rigging by our representation of Burns, Smitty, Daho (and now ToroTamer's own enhanced) needles. We've been there first, and arguably been the best in providing information and filling the needs of our clients. That's the history, now for the present & future...

Background: Spectra®, Dyneema® and PE Braided lines are made from Gel Spun polyethylene fibers. This technology revolutionized several fields, from ballistic bulletproof vests used in military and law enforcement application to fishing lines, with a lot of stops in between. This was initially developed by Honeywell, who own the trade name Spectra®. USA produced lines with that name in their description get their raw materials from Honeywell. European and Asian manufacturers typically go by PE in their product designation, and as Jerry Brown said to me in 2012, they are the same darn thing. This has been confirmed through discussions over the past few years with several manufacturers. The difference is that royalty payment. With VERY FEW exceptions, USA firms representing braid/Spectra products have them made by one factory here. Power Pro, JB, Izor...they do not actually produce their own products, they resell them. There can be specific differences in their products, but they all come from the same place. That's the reality. Toro could have also gone in that direction with their own Super Line product, but they didn't. They took a different path, by way of Europe and Asia. This option became available as their production improved and understanding of what we required became better understood through many discussions and travel to the primary factory overseas. This progression has taken quite a bit of time, much testing, re-testing, discussions, evaluations, more testing.... Toro's line is of high quality, no smoke and mirrors, no deceptive tricks, no fillers, no second rate fibers, no kevlar just straightforward performance and value across the line.

 

Toro Tamer SUPER BRAID is made from Gel Spun Polyethylene fibers. They offer both hollow and "solid" types of line, "solid" form, means it does not have a hollow core. For "solid" lines you'll use a knot for your connection of leader to braid, with hollow core you can take advantage of in-line knotless rigging. ToroTamer  offers 20, 30, 50 and 60lb. test lines in 4 strands, and offers 40, 50, 60, 80 and 100 lb lines in a smoother 8 strand form. Diameters on the 8 strand are a bit skinnier, and the line is less coarse on your fingers and  guides. We should note, most manufacturers lines at 60# and down are 3 or 4 strands. 8 strand line is more expensive, but offers some benefits to anglers in terms of feel, fiber quality, and diameter. For those looking for a "kelp cutter" rig the 4 strand is preferred.  Toro produces the line in uncolored white, coffee brown for inshore fishing, dark green and 4 color line for deep water jigging (blue, red, green & yellow). The 4 color depth finder line changes color every 10 meters (33 feet), so when you see a color repeat you know you've dropped 40 meters (~130 feet). It's our feeling that this is an appropriate way to mark the depth for realistic use. There are a few firms with depth finding lines, some with useless markings such as one firm which uses 10 colors changing every 10 yards...darn hard to keep track of when you are doing deeper drops. A 10 meter changing point makes a lot more sense we'll suggest. Toro also produces several hollow core lines, these are listed on this page, as well. Toro's 8 strand is available in white, dark green and also blue for select tests.

At ICAST 2016 Toro introduced new 4 and 8 strand lines in deep dark green, and added 8 strand in offshore blue. The four strand is an economical long lasting line. The eight strand provides a smoother, rounder line which offers enhanced casting properties, is nicer on the fingers and guides. The four strand is a bit more coarse, great for a "kelp cutter rig" while the eight strand is exceptionally smooth. Toro's coloring process is different from the norm, you'll find that the color holds up better/longer than competing lines.

 

TEST SPECIFICATION DIAMETER COLOR

4 Strand Lines

20 4 Strand PE Braid 0.234mm dark green, brown, white
30 4 Strand PE Braid 0.286mm white, dark green, brown and 4 color
50 4 Strand PE Braid 0.405mm white, dark green, brown and 4 color
60 4 Strand PE Braid 0.437mm white, dark green, brown and 4 color

8 Strand Lines
Diameters for 8 strand is a bit thinner than 4 strand, for example the 40#x8 strand comes in at 0.286 - the same specs as the 16 strand. Superior fibers used.

40 8 Strand PE Braid 0.286mm white, dark green
50 8 Strand PE Braid 0.33mm white, dark green, blue
60 8 Strand PE Braid 0.42mm white, dark green, blue
80 8 Strand PE Braid 0.48mm white, green, blue and 4 color
100 8 Strand PE Braid 0.52mm white & 4 color
 
Buy Description Price

4 Strand lines are available in Coffee/Brown, Dark Green, Multi-Color Depth Reading and uncolored white.

Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb  White 1000 meters - 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb  White 2500 meters - 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters
-4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Depth Finder 4 color 300 meters
-4 strand
$24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Depth Finder 4 color 1000 meters
-4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Dark Green 300 meters
-4 strand
$24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Dark Green 1000 meters
-4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 20 lb Dark Green 2500 meters
-4 strand
$199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  White 1000 meters - 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  White 2500 meters - 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Dark Green 300 meters - 4 strand $24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters - 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters - 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Depth Finder 300 meters
- 4 strand
$24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 30 lb  Depth Finder 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb White 1000 meters- 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb White 2500 meters- 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 300 meters - 4 strand $24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters - 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters - 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Depth Finder 300 meters
- 4 strand
$24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Inshore Brown 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb White 1000 yards- 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb White 2500 yards- 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 300 meters - 4 strand $24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters - 4 strand $79.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters - 4 strand $199.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Depth Finder 300 meters
- 4 strand
$24.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters
- 4 strand
$79.99

8 STRAND Non-Hollow BRAID
Smoother,  rounder, thinner diameter - available in white, dark green, blue and depth reading metered  form.
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 40 lb White 1000 meters- 8 strand $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 40 lb White 2500 yards- 8 strand $239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 40 lb  Dark Green 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 40 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 40 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb White 1000 meters- 8 strand - $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb White 2500 meters- 8 strand- $239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Blue 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Blue 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Blue 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 50 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb White 1000 meters - 8 Strand $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb White 2500 yards - 8 Strand $239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Blue 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Blue 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Blue 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 60 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb White 1000 meters - 8 Strand $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb White 2500 yards - 8 Strand $239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Blue 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Blue 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Blue 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Dark Green 300 meters
- 8 strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Dark Green 1000 meters
- 8 strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb  Dark Green 2500 meters
- 8 strand
$239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb Depth Finder 300 meters
- 8 Strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 80 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters
- 8 Strand
$99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb White 1000 meters - 8 Strand $99.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb White 2500 yards - 8 Strand $239.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb Depth Finder 300 meters
- 8 Strand
$34.99
Toro Tamer Solid Braid 100 lb Depth Finder 1000 meters
- 8 Strand
$99.99

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Toro Tamer® 12 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SUPER BRAID
Spliceable Super Braid
®

ICAST 2014 PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

We've expanded our offerings again in 2014 with the introduction of our 12 Strand Spliceable hollow core super braid. As a test, after working with some sample production of colored 16 strand, and after hearing from some folks that they would like to see a 12 strand product from us, we gave our factory a challenge. Produce a new 12 strand incorporating our superior coloring process first. If the colored 12 strand was up to par, then we'd expand and offer an uncolored white version shortly after. Well, we received our first order of colored 12 strand and it's quite workable stuff indeed. Let me make one point very clear, the 16 strand is the easiest line on the market in terms of opening up for use with in-line rigging. The 12 strand by it's nature requires a bit more skill. Coloring the line increases that difficulty level marginally. In the past, and I don't care which manufacturer you're comparing, colored hollow core line had problems. One of our past suppliers was particularly troublesome. When rigging you'd come upon clumps of paint inside the weave and you'd have to spend an inordinate amount of time working through those problem spots...and there would be many encountered when working with the stuff. You won't find that issue with Toro Tamer's 12 strand blue spliceable braid.

In the context of in-line rigging, our coloring process an improvement from other suppliers that have been on the market, but any coloring process will make the initial opening up a bit more challenging, but it is indeed quite doable though you may spend a modest amount more time working with the line. I think, by comparison to some other manufacturers, you'll also be quite impressed with the coloring process and it's ability to retain color longer than what's been on the market prior to this time.

A 12 Strand will not open up as well as Toro's 16 strand, that's a given, but it will indeed open up well. For 50 and 60# I would say that this line is best used by experienced folks, those who have been working with in-line rigging for some time and are comfortable with making use of some of the tricks of the trade. By that I mean, if things are a bit difficult (especially with the thinnest diameter lines like 50 or 60 lb. when trying to insert lines well above those tests) it's a good idea to make use of a small loop needle to open up the weave first. In general, I'd stay with the same test leader and you are running for the braid with the 50 & 60# 12 strand. You won't be able to stick in lines of double or more the test like you can with ToroTamer's 16 strand. With respect to the 80, 100 and 130 - those are darn easy to get started with. Again, the 16 strand is easier, but the 12 is quite "do-able" in terms of ease of use in-line rigging. As a general rule, you can bump up one line class for your leader when used in-line..

One note, a 12 strand product is a bit less expensive to produce than is a 16 strand, and there are benefits of running a hollow braid beyond the single benefit of inline rigging. A "solid" line when under pressure may tend to bury itself into the spool a bit more easily since there's greater area for the line to dig into. Since a hollow braid will tend to lay flatter, there's less tendency for it to dig into itself. Further, since the line lays flatter, capacity on a reel may increase as a consequence to the way it packs on a reel when loaded under appropriate pressure/tension. So, there are benefits to running a hollow line regardless of whether or not in-line rigging is employed. It's certainly much easier (and cleaner) to splice on more line in the event that you get cut off.

- Note, July 2014 we made an update and upgrade to the 12 strand series lines. We are now offer both white and blue colored 12 strand, and we've significantly improved the design of the 12 strand product with new higher quality fibers, a bit thinner diameters, and easier inline rigging. The new 12 strand compares very favorably with other 12 strand lines currently on the market, offers improvements in ease of rigging and economy.

Buy Description Price
12 Strand 50 lb Spliceable Blue Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 50 lb Spliceable White Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 60 lb Spliceable Blue Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 60 lb Spliceable White Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 80 lb Spliceable Blue Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 80 lb Spliceable White Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 100 lb Spliceable Blue Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 100 lb Spliceable White Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 130 lb Spliceable Blue Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99
12 Strand 130 lb Spliceable White Hollow Core Braid 1000 Meters $179.99

Please note, we can supply this line in 300 and 500 meter spools, custom spooled for you, if needed.
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Toro Tamer® 16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SUPER BRAID
The New Best in Class Spliceable Super Braid
®

Toro Tamer's 16 strand Hollow Core line, offers anglers the easiest to use super braid on the market for all inline rigging applications. Toro Tamer's 16 strand is available in 25, 300, 500 and 1000 meter spools. This hollow core Gel Spun Super Braid polyethylene line represents the best product on the market in terms of ease of use in splicing, diameter and test capability. For our clients making wind-ons we have the line available in 25 meter, 1000 meter (1100 yards), 500 and 300 meter filler spools. The new hollow core is available in 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 130 lb. tests. We've been working with the 16 strand hollow core 40 & 50 # extensively and frankly, I believe it to be the best such product that's ever hit the street (dock?), and it will revolutionize the way many of us rig up our smaller reels - especially beneficial for folks running spinning reels and baitcasters. The 16 strand is excellent. We anticipate several other manufacturers and retailers to contradict our claims of quality, they have a vested interest in maintaining their position in the marketplace and high retail price. I encourage you to be the judge and see for yourself the fact that you can get a very good quality hollow core without paying the extremely high price others are charging.

In addition to the 12 strand hollow, and the super easy rigging 16 strand, Toro Tamer also produces an 8 strand hollow line in 30 and 40# tests. This product is not intended for in-line rigging. Instead the 8 strand hollow is recommended for upgraded "serving" where thin diameter and increased wraps is desired for added security and thinner profile serves. It's also great for reel spool ups since you'll gain considerable capacity given it's "flat" pack on a reel and decreased tendency to dig into itself under high drag loads. It's a perfect way to spool up a small Avet SX for instance since you'll be able to get the most out of that reels drag performance if you intend to run 30# mono as a leader or topshot.

For 2015 ToroTamer expanded Their 16 strand spliceable braid offerings, with our Florida clients in mind. Toro now produces a high vis yellow and high vis green in 50, 80, 100 and 130 lb. tests. At the present this line is only available in 2500 yard spools or for those ordering reels from us we can spool up with the high vis if that's your preference. For folks doing deep drops for swordfish or trolling having the colored option may be a good bet for keeping track of your lines. Now you have an unequaled spliceable option, easy to work with, durable and quite visible at distance.

 

Toro Tamer introduced the industry's first 20# AND 30# 16 Strand Spliceable braid at the 2013 ICAST show in Las Vegas.
This is the sportfishing industry's thinnest, strongest and ONLY
hollow core Super Braid which can be used for in-line rigging
at such small diameters and line tests.
(If you are making use of micro-guides, the new MicroWave guides from American Tackle or levelwind baitcasters, the new Ultra Thin is the only way to go for improved line flow and casting performance.)

For 2014 Toro Tamer introduced a new 200 lb test 16 Strand Super Braid and new colored 25 meter wind-on spools in four colors for ease in leader identification. Additionally, new 20# and 30# 4 strand 100 meter spools were introduced for use in serving and nail knot connections. In 2015 Toro added to our serving series of lines to include their 30 and 40 lb. hollowcore 8 strand. The hollow is super thin, so more wraps in a smaller profile for added security. If you are making up wind-on, especially in the heavier tests the 30 and 40 8 strand is the way to go, same story for nail knots and nub knot connections.

The new line will open many wonderful rigging opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater anglers who recognize the benefits of knotless rigging. The new line offers unparalleled ease of rigging and reliability with virtual 100% strength for their connections between leader and braid, better casting since there's no "bump" through the guides on the way out and better presentation - and the diameter of the new lines are excellent at only 0.24 & .256mm. How are they for rigging? SUPER! The line is very thin, so use of a pair of "cheaters" or magnifying lens may be needed to start the process, but once you get started it's super easy going, just like the 40# in that respect. 

Here are some independent test results from Daho, makers of excellent rigging needles, of our line's compatibility with their products. In this regard, we are FAR easier to work with than other manufactures on the market today. Comparison to other lines can be supplied upon request. Click on the table below for a closer inspection.

 

TEST SPECIFICATION DIAMETER COLOR
30 100% PE 8 Strand- recommended for serving use rather than hollow rigging - wonderful for reel fills on smaller reels such as Avet's SX, Abu Toro or Daiwa Lexa 0.26mm white
40 100% PE 8 Strand- recommended for serving use rather than hollow rigging - wonderful for reel fills on smaller reels such as Avet's SX, Abu Toro or Daiwa Lexa 0.286mm white
20 100% PE 16 Strand 0.24mm white
30 100% PE 16 Strand 0.256mm white
40 100% PE 16 Strand 0.286mm white
50 100% PE 16 Strand 0.331mm white
60 100% PE 16 Strand 0.4mm white
80 100% PE 16 Strand 0.45mm white
100 100% PE 16 Strand 0.48mm white
130 100% PE 16 Strand 0.64mm white
200 100% PE 16 Strand 0.86mm white

 

Why hollow core? There are two primary reasons. First, use of a hollow line results in better packs on a reel. We gain some line capacity since the line lays down flatter and diameter is reduced. Secondly with the hollow core lines you have additional rigging options. You can eliminate knots, and their resultant diameter thickness. You can achieve near 100% line strength since use of a knot always degrades the test at which lines will break. You can rig your leader internally, you can more easily make use of wind-on leaders, you can stack line of different tests and also add line to a reel easily in the event of a cut off. Hollow Core line is the future for most anglers fishing gear of 40# and up, and some would argue well under that figure.

Why both an 8 and 16 strand 40# line? Good question indeed, glad you asked! There is duplication on this line test, but that's because the application for the two lines will prove different. In the past most 40# braids were simply 50# lines that didn't meet spec. You can catch that yourself when you compare line diameters and note that they are virtually the same with some manufacturers. In the case of our 40# it is a unique product test and diameter. Generally when we run a top-shot it's beneficial to have the braid at a higher test than your leader. So, use of 40# braid backing 30# mono is appropriate - the use of 50# instead simply wastes line capacity. That's the reason for the 8 strand 40#. It's a bit of an oddball test, but it's darn useful. Can you splice the 8 strand? Well, if you have a lot more patience than I, then the answer is yes. We don't recommend that use of the 8 strand and strongly suggest going up to the 16 strand for all your splicing needs. I'd say better than 60% of the time the 30x8 & 40x8 strand will be terminated in a knot (bimini to albright or similar) since that's a quick connection and you benefit from a better quality line and better pack on your reel. But, for those who want to make use of inline rigging options, then the 40x8 becomes a transitional line. You should transition from the 8 to the 16 strand since it's quicker, opens up better, secures better to what you're packing inside that line. By far, 16 strand is the product of choice for all splicing needs.  So, you can easily run the less expensive 40# 8 strand, then stack on some 50 or 60# 16 strand for making your inline leader rig, wind-ons.... That keeps your costs down somewhat and still results in a knotless secure connection with smooth transition. Yes, you can simply run the 40# 16 strand from top to bottom of the spool, and that is a better way to go - no doubt. But, you will be spending a bit more to do so. So, there are a couple reasons for the 40# 8 strand product in our line up. Economy being a big one, and line capacity being another.

My preference (especially on my larger reels) is to run the 16 strand and terminate with a splice loop (use a reverse latch needle for that) or in-line leader (make use of a hollow threading needle or loop needle for this connection). You can make use of pre-made wind-ons, or make your own, often 25' plus or minus to your taste for your bait fishing. Once you've made your loop on the hollow core 16 strand  it's a quick and easy loop to loop connection so you can run your pre-made leaders quite efficiently.  That's a stealthy way to rig things, and easy to swap out leaders as conditions change. However, on my spinning reels, my small two speed gear, reels used in applications for which casting is key, I prefer to keep things as simple as possible with no knots or loop to loop connections. On these (higher end small size reels) I'll make use of the 40x16 with the leader rigged internally - no step to 50 or 60 for that transition. No doubt in-line rigging on 40, even a 40x16 takes a bit more time to thread, but make no mistake it is very do-able and it results in the BEST transition to your leader. (heck, I got my wife rigging up leaders for me after less than 5 minutes of training!!!). The use of the 40x16 from top to bottom of the spool is no doubt a nicer way to rig than transitioning or stepping between tests, but even with 16 strand it's a bit more time consuming for most of us since the diameter is thin and you need to take a bit more time preparing your leader material (sanding the rough edges). When working with the 40# product, if you make use of the threading needles it's sometimes not to your advantage to work with the smallest sizes since they are so narrow that they can poke through the weave of the line. You may find it easier to use a larger size needle than the 20# size, for instance, and bump up to 40 or even 50# sizes. I prefer to use the extra small loop needle to open things up, then I can work with only the leader or a hollow threading needle effectively. I'm mentioning the 40# a lot, because this pound test opens up many new applications for this style of rigging. But, the points made are the same for all your line tests, bumping up through our 50, 60, 80, 100 and 130# line tests. As the test gets higher, diameter increases and ease of rigging also increases. And, as you do more rigging with hollow core lines your skills become greater as well. (pictured above 100# 16 strand hollow)

So, how good is this stuff? Do yourself a favor and work with it and gain your own opinion. In the opinion of our staff, the 16 strand hollow is by far the easiest line to work with on the market today. The 40 and 50# hollow 16 strand is unique on the market, it's by far the best line available in the lighter tests and it's reasonably priced. There's only one caveat, the 130# line is not skinning, there was no attempt made to meet IGFA standards in terms of break strength. It's thicker than other some other 130's that are established in the market. The thinking behind that was at this test, folks are fishing hard, 40#'s of drag or even greater. It's better to be conservative than to run the risk of a break off under high loads. If you are fishing 30#'s of drag, use the 100# Super Braid. If you are trying to catch a cow on a smaller 30 class reel, a 30 narrow size Makaira 20 for instance, use the 100# and trust that it will indeed handle the loads you will be fishing and provide extended line capacity. The Toro Tamer 130 is made for fishing on 50 class gear, or larger, and used at HIGH drag loads. Running the 130 at 30# of drag is basically a waste of line capacity, in our opinion. If you are fishing a 50 class reel, intend on leveraging a fish off the rail long range style and bump up to 40#'s of drag or higher, the 130 is made for your application and it will not fail you.

 
Overview
 
Rigging Demonstration

COMPARISON TO OTHER BRANDS:

STRANDS, DIAMETER & PRICE

Toro Tamer is unique in many respects, one being that the price is consistent between line tests, in the case of hollow core 16 strand that's 18 cents per yard. That's an unmatched value, especially considering the Toro Spliceable Super Braid is 16 Strands!

TORO TAMER OTHER MANUFACTURERS
TEST STRANDS TORO TAMER PRICE/YD CORTLAND
C16
STRANDS PRICE JERRY BROWN STRANDS PRICE MOMOI STRANDS PRICE
20 16 Strand Ultra Thin 0.24mm .24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
30 16 Strand
Ultra Thin
0.26mm .24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
40 16 Strand 0.286mm .20 N/A N/A N/A .351 12 .33 N/A N/A N/A
50 16 Strand 0.331mm .20 N/A N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
60 16 Strand 0.4mm .20 N/A N/A   .381 12 .18 N/A N/A N/A
80 Strand 0.45mm .20 .508 16 .27 .457 16 .24 .425 12 .33
100 16 Strand 0.48mm .20 .558 16 .28 .433 12 .24 .450 12 .33
130 16 Strand 0.64mm .20 .635 16 .30 .533 12 .17 .600 12 .30
130 16 Strand 0.86mm .20 .635 16 .30 .533 12 .17 .600 12 .30
Toro Tamer 12 Strand Blue Cortland C16 Jerry Brown Momoi
TEST STRANDS TORO TAMER PRICE/YD CORTLAND
C16
STRANDS PRICE JERRY BROWN STRANDS PRICE MOMOI STRANDS PRICE
50 12 Strand 0.331mm .16 N/A N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
60 12 Strand 0.4mm .16 N/A N/A   .381 12 .18 N/A N/A N/A
80 12 Strand 0.45mm .16 .508 16 .27 .457 16 .24 .425 12 .33
100 12 Strand 0.48mm .16 .558 16 .28 .433 12 .24 .450 12 .33
130 12 Strand 0.64mm .16 .635 16 .30 .533 12 .17 .600 12 .30

Product information based upon manufacturers published specifications

Now that the product has been on the market a white, we've received many emails back from folks using it. Here's a typical one for reference from a fellow using our 40# 16 strand:

Hello Mark,

Thank you very much for shipping so quickly. And I must admit: I am impressed by the PE line. It is just what I am looking for. And it is really easily splicable, the 40# is almost easier than a JB 60LBS hollow! You can count on it, that more orders will follow.
PS: And the dragscale is also great, just set my drags without effort.
Greetings,
Patrick

I'll take this one step further, we recently had a client asking to rig up 80# leader into our 40# 16 strand. Blake here used a small loop needle to open up the braid, then EASILY inserted the 80 and could have just as easily stuck in 100# mono - without the use of any hollow rigging needles. The stuff is simply that good, easy to open and it chinches down great thanks to 16 strands surrounding the leader.

Here's an independent evaluation of ease of use from another tackle manufacturer:

When we say Toro Tamer is the new Best in Class, there's a reason...it opens up better and cinches down better on your leader for a more secure splice.

And, here's some feedback from one of our clients:

I recently returned from a 12 day on the Royal Star. I was lucky enough to catch a cow. The tuna weighed 282 lbs. a personal best. It was brought to my attention that I may be eligible for a gift certificate from Charkbait. The fish was caught on Toro Tamer (100 lb) purchased and spooled on my Makaira 20SEII from your Huntington Beach store (12/6/12). I have attached a picture of the tuna. For additional ref. please check the Royal Star web page for 1/15 for additional verification. Also, one of your patrons who frequently shops at your Huntington Beach store was on the same trip and can vouch for me. His name is Rick Stone.

Thanks,

Neil Manji

Toro Tamer introduced the first 20# and 30# 16 Strand Spliceable Braid
 at the  2013 ICAST show in Las Vegas.

This new product offers both fresh and saltwater anglers all the benefits of virtual 100% knot strength...since there is no knot, there's no potential of line cutting into itself. Greater strength, stealthier presentations, and better casting.

Toro Tamer's new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a wide range of leaders as the image above demonstrates. Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up better for easier rigging than most competing firms 60# line.

Buy Description
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
 Price
SERVING, SPOOLING & NAIL KNOT BRAID
8 STRAND - not for inline rigging
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 30 lb $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 30 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards) $89.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 40 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $89.99
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
All lines are white unless otherwise stated. Preferred for INLINE rigging and increased line capacity.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $14.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN  $14.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 40 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 40 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 40 lb $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 50 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 50 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 50 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 50 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 50 lb $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yard 50 lb Hi Vis Yellow $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 50 lb Hi Vis Lime Green $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 60 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 60 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 60 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 60 lb  $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yard 60 lb Hi Vis Yellow $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 60 lb Hi Vis Lime Green $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 80 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 80 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 80 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 80 lb $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yard 80 lb Hi Vis Yellow $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 80 lb Hi Vis Lime Green $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 100 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 100 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 100 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 100 lb $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yard 100 lb Hi Vis Yellow $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 100 lb Hi Vis Lime Green $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 130 lb $79.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 130 lb $119.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 130 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 130 lb $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yard 130 lb Hi Vis Yellow $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 130 lb Hi Vis Lime Green $549.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 200 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 200 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 2500 yards 200 lb $549.99

Toro Tamer Ultra Thin Super Braid
New Product Introduction...
It won't be useful to most, but for a few on the cutting edge fringe, this is an amazing new line.

In 2013 Toro Tamer introduced the first 20 & 30 lb. 16 strand spliceable super braid, 100% PE fibers of superior quality. Pretty amazing product, and it demonstrated some of the unique characteristics of Toro's capability - which were unmatched by other producers.  Those lines, while being a bit esoteric were of great interest to a small group of zealots who understood the benefits of in-line rigging. The one question that kept coming up from the bass community was, "can you make it in green?" Answer, sure we can but I'm not sure it would work as well.  Typically coloring a hollow core line results in a fairly unworkable line for in-line knotless rigging. We've been working on that, introduced our 12 strand hollow in blue, and followed up with 16 strand in hi vis yellow and lime green.  The coloring process developed by Toro's plant did not suffer from the same problems as other colored lines. Development of a coloring process that would not detract from rigging ease was key, and Toro got it right. Fact is, it made rigging even easier! With the process used by ToroTamer, you can expect some initial bleeding and a bit of an odor, you'll get some color on your fingers, but once fished, once the line gets wet that bleeding and skankiness will cease and you'll be left with a line that holds it's color better than any  others I've worked with. It really does hold color well. The coloring process used is not wax based, does not flake off, and it's as close to permanently colored as can be done. So, in 2017 ToroTamer introduces a new line for the "lunitic" fringe of the inshore salt and freshwater community of anglers. Count me among that fringe group of anglers.

Rigging: First, a hollow-core braid works the same as a "solid" in that you can connect with a knot. But, that's not the point of this discussion. Sato crimps go down in size to accommodate these tests, and of course Toro Tamer and Daho needles cover these tests, too. On my own reels I'm making use of multiple nail knots to secure the transition point of braid to leader. Run the leader into the braid 3-4 feet, apply two nails, add a drop of glue on each nail knot (made with 12-20# braid) and you've got your rigging done. For those of us who don't appreciate the knot bump of a knot going through guides (especially micro-wave and micro guides) fouling a cast, an in-line connection is brilliant. If you're only running 2 feet of leader, then it's no issue with a knot - no guide issues, but for those of us who want more leader prior to the hook or lure, a knotless rig is the way to go. I'll post a video about this line and rigging, but what we have up on our YouTube channel covers these bases pretty well as she sits.

Toro Tamer's new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a wide range of leaders as the image above demonstrates. Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up better for easier rigging than most competing firms 40-60# lines. If one is willing to work at it, you actually get 80# leader into the 20 and 30 lb. Ultra Thin.

Buy Description
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
 Price


NEW Ultra Thin 16 Strand Spliceable in Dark Green
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Preferred for INLINE rigging and increased line capacity.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 40 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99

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Wind-On Fix'ns ICAST 2014 Introduction

We offer 25 meter spools of 16 strand spliceable braid for making your wind-ons, and 100 meter spools of 4 strand serving braid in 20 and 30 lb test - both great for serving connections and for your nail knots. The new Color Code 16 strand hollow braid is easy to use for inline rigging and having colored versions of the line allows for easy leader test identification. The new 100 meter serving spools offer four colors, 10 meters per color change, and is intended to assist anglers identifying the test of the leader. The 4 strand is also great for making your nail knots and nub knot connections.  Additionally we offer 30 and 40 lb 8 strand hollow for use in serving. The 8 strand is thinner in diameter, makes a bit more compact serve with more wraps. For most applications the 4 strand is adequate, but the 8 strand will produce tighter wraps with more of them per inch - a bit less bulky on the serve.

At ICAST 2014 we introduced colored versions of our 60/80/100/130# test lines in 25 meter lengths, so you have a choice of white, blue, red, yellow and green. The colored hollow core makes life easy in terms of distinguishing your wind-ons, color coding different leader tests.  Similarly, the 4 strand serving braid is offered in 100 meter spools, four colors on the spool, changing color every 10 meters. I use the colored serving line to distinguish tests, red for 40, green for 50, yellow for 60, white for 80, blue for 100 lb... Same program for my nail knots. The different colors help me stay on top of things, easy to tell match up tests when replacing a leader. One note, coloring braid is not an easy process. Our coloring process is quite good in terms of the coloring not fading, which is common. The natural color for braid is white. When working with the colored line expect some of that color to transfer to your fingers initially, especially with the red line. Compared to other colored lines on the market I think you'll find ours holds up better over time with less fading, but initially you will get a bit of color transfer.

(Preface to Wind-Ons - these things are not a mystery, they are not difficult to learn to make, they are great to use in many fishing applications, and you can make 'em yourself rather than pay to have them built or use pre-made ones of lesser quality. Wind-Ons are easy to make, require just a few specific tools, and it's a pretty neat thing to do when you're not fishing...along the lines of fly fishermen tying their own flies. We have several videos posted showing how to make these. While CharkBait makes Wind-Ons and sells them, we encourage our clients to make 'em themselves - and we try to help you do so. Commercially made wind-on's have had some reliability issues in the past (remembering that Seaguar's attempt met with failure...). Custom production can be much better, but you can make these yourself, reliably and more economically.) Visit our YouTube channel: CharkBaitUSA to access videos showing a few ways to make wind-on leaders.

 

Buy SERVING BRAID
Great for serves and nail knot connections
 Price
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 20 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $7.99
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 30 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 30 lb - White $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 30 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 40 lb - White $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 40 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND COLOR CODE WIND-ON SPOOLS
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 200 lb - white color
-Available 7/20
$12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - yellow color $12.99

ACCESSORIES - 2015 ICAST Introduction

If you are looking for the proper rigging needles, we offer these as well from Toro Tamer and from Daho. A couple of points to remember, use a proper cutter for your gel spun braided lines. Some cutters compress, like those on better quality pliers, so the line's end is difficult to work with and open up. Better to use a proper Spectra/Braid Scissor that cleanly slices the line, and keep that cutter for only use with the Braid.

A very good resource regarding PE/Dyneema/Spectra lines is Rod Harrison's Braid & Gelspun Superlines. This text goes over the history, development, manufacture, and marketing of these lines and clears up some of the confusion surrounding these Polyethylene Gel Spun lines. We have the book available, click here for  information.

If you need a bit of instructional assistance rigging hollow-core and "solid" braided lines ToroTamer has some instructional videos and images on Toro's website.

NEW TORO TAMER RIGGING NEEDLES
2015 New Product Introduction

New Rigging Kits
- CharkBait has been selling rigging needles kits since we started. First offering kits from Burns, later Smitty and Daho. Now Toro Tamer has entered the market with their own needles, and quite naturally they are here first.

Toro Tamer has three kits available now, in a few months time we will also be stocking single needles for those anglers needing to replace a needle from their existing kits or for those with narrower needs.  The new kits will arrive in a nice durable tube, water tight of course. They are arriving this week, images will be posted upon arrival Tuesday and shipping will begin Wednesday of this week. Pricing is exceptional, and of course quality is on par with current state of the art. Compared to current products on the market you should find these a bit more durable, made from surgical grade stainless steel with polished points. This represents the first production and pricing is aggressive given we want to get these into the hands of folks so that they can let other's know of their quality and value.

One point to mention, these needles do not come with instructions for their use (as was the case with all other suppliers with the exception of Daho's excellent instruction manual which is included in each kit from that supplier). Rigging instructions will be provided via the Toro Tamer's internet website or through several YouTube videos from CharkBait and other channels. Of course for those close to our retail shops we can assist in person, as Blake has graciously done here for many years or over the phone for those too distant to make the drive. These are excellent quality needles, priced aggressively to help anglers reach the benefits of modern in-line rigging of leader to braid, for connecting solid to hollow or for adding braid in the event you've been cut off and need to add line. All these connections can be done with hollow braid and the right needle, and all are 100% secure.

Rigging Needles
Complementing their excellent hollow braided lines Toro Tamer also offers a range of tools and ancillary products necessary to maximize the hollow braid's unique benefits. For 2015 Toro Tamer introduced a new line of rigging needles of their own design. Currently we offer three kits as well as individual needle sales. We offer a 16, 9 and 7 needle kits. There are nine sizes of threading needle produced, 20/30/40/50/60/80/100/130/150 and 200#. We produce three sizes of latch needles and three sizes of loop needles. Our needle kits are offered in a light to medium pack, 20/30/40/50/ and 60# size threading needles, a small latch and small loop needle. The Medium/Heavy kit includes 80/100/130/150 and 200# threading needles, medium and large loop and latch needles. The complete kit includes all 16 needles and carries a suggested retail price of $120, the Medium/Heavy kit sell at $70 and the Light/Medium kit run $60. Toro Tamer brings the cost of inline rigging down to earth. And, with the ease of use of our braided lines, now all anglers can enjoy the benefits of knotless connections - true 100% connection strength with no knots, no casting interference as your line effortlessly flows through the rod's guides.

Image above shows our latch needle, we have made our latch to be a bit more secure opening and closing - requiring a bit more effort - to open. This improvement will reduce the tendency for the latch to open easily in use while inserting through braid, when making a loop for example. If the latch opens too easily then the needle can easily get stuck in the braid resulting in needle failure or much more time spent correcting the problem and starting all over again...if you can remove the needle from the braid. (This can prove difficult and require cutting line).


Light Line Needle Point
130# size Needle Point

Other Manufacturers Point
 

The image to the left shows ToroTamer's improved needle point. the two images right are of other manufacturer's needle points. ToroTamer needles have a bit more pronounced point which makes it easier to begin insertion into hollow braid and the point is more highly polished so it slips through the line more easily. The only drawback to this is that with some harder to work with lines such as a 12 strand there can be a modest increase in the needle slipping through the strands. This is a minimal risk, and easy to correct if encountered. The benefit of our design far outweighs any potential negative in our estimation.

Our needle's unique design was the result of much time spent using other manufacturers products over the years. There were a few things we felt that could be improved upon in the design of these essential accessories.

One consideration for those selecting threading needles, manufacturers of fluorocarbon and monofilament lines do not have a standard diameter for any given line test. So, in the case of threading needles, an 80 lb. needle may not accommodate all 80 lb. test lines, it might be too snug a fit for some lines and too large for others. There can be variance of diameter between manufacturers and even between batches of lines of the same test. It's best to own a few needles, since leader diameters are not consistent or standardized. Going back to that 80# leader, best to have 60/80 and 100# needles in your kit even if that's the only test you'll be working with. That's one reason why our kits are priced aggressively, we encourage folks to have several needles for use with their lines. Even if an angler only wishes to work with one particular test for inline rigging, it's best to have two or more threading needles just to accommodate different diameters of lines.

A second point to make for folks getting into inline rigging, making wind-ons or even assist hooks, while a loop needle can do many things but it's best used for simply opening up braid which may be hard to work with for a certain size leader or needle diameter. For most all needs, whether doing a splice, making a loop or connecting solid to hollow lines, the latch needle is the preferred tool. The only thing to remember about working with a latch needle is to only go in ONE direction. If you try to reverse or pull the needle backwards the latch will protrude through your braid and get stuck! Once stuck you will need to cut the braid and then extract the needle. If you try to force things you won't get far and you'll probably break your needle. The hook on the latch works just like the barb on a hook. So, keep moving the latch needle forward, never back up.

Model
(nominal line test -
manufacturers vary
in diameter)
Tube Length Inside Diameter
("/mm)
Outside Diameter
("/mm)
20# Threading 5.6" .017"/0.430mm .025"/.635mm
30# Threading 5.6" .020"/0.510mm .028"/.710mm
40# Threading 5.6" .023"/0.580mm .032"/.81mm
50# Threading 5.6" .026"/0.67mm .036"/.90mm
60# Threading 5.7" .032"/0.81mm .042"/1.06mm
80# Threading 5.8" .038"/0.96mm .049"/1.25mm
100# Threading 5.9" .042"/1.06mm .050"/1.27mm
130# Threading 6.0" .047"/1.19mm .058"/1.48mm
150# Threading 6.1 .053"/1.35mm .065"/1.65mm
200# Threading 6.2 .059"/1.50mm .072/1.83mm

 

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Description   Price

Threading, Loop and Latch needles.
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set -Complete Kit 16 Needles
20/30/40/50/60/80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, small, medium and large loop and small, medium and large latch needles

(Compare at $200)
$119.99
 
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Medium to Heavy 9 Needles
80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, medium and large loop and medium and large latch needles

(Compare at well over $100)
$69.99
 
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Light to Medium 7 Needles
20/30/40/50/60# size threading needles, small loop and small latch needle
(Compare at over $100)
$59.99
 
Buy Description Price

Note, line test sizes for threading needles are nominal, meaning not all lines share the same diameters. It is suggested to own more than one needle, for example if you plan to work with 60# lines have 50, 60 and 80# size needles available.

TT 20lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 20lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 30lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 30lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 40lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 40lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 50lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 50lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 60lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 60lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 80lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 80lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 100lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 100lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 130lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 1300lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 150lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 150lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT 200lb Threading Needle - nominal test size (up to 200lb depends upon diameter of the line) $9.99
TT Xtra Small Reverse Latch $12.99
TT Medium Reverse Latch $12.99
TT Large Reverse Latch $12.99
TT Extra Small Loop Needle $12.99
TT Medium Loop Needle $12.99
TT Large Loop Needle $12.99
ToroTamer
Spectra/Braid  Cutter
 
$12.99


Both kits contain five hollow needles, a latch needle and loop needle appropriate for all your hollow/in-line rigging needs

Toro Tamer ULTRA LIGHT Needle Kits - 20, 30,  & extra small loop -  by Daho $50.00
Toro Tamer Light and Medium Test Needle Kits -
20, 30, 40, 50,  60# hollow needles, extra small latch needle & extra small loop
- by Daho
$90.00
Toro Tamer Medium & Heavy Test Needle Kits - Made by Daho60, 80, 100, 130, 150# hollow needles, medium latch needle & small loop - by Daho $90.00

 

Toro Tamer - Spectra Adhesive
In the past ALL products used as an adhesive for mono/spectra connections have been two part formulas costing about $25. Two bottles, EXTENDED drying time, hassles...  We learned of another product that was a one part formula, NO ACTIVATORS REQUIRED. The new product is FAST DRYING. The Toro Tamer Adhesive is also thin, for better penetration through the line. Further, the new product allows some flex without cracking and flaking-off. This is a major long term benefit. In all ways: IT'S BETTER, EASIER TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A BETTER VALUE! This is not your basic "super-glue," it's a unique new product that will work well in water and retain some flexibility when used as directed. For best long term storage please keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
$14.99

 

 

Serving Tool
And for those serving their connections we offer another useful tool for making those wraps under appropriate pressure.  Here at our shop we typically make use of our 8 strand 30 and 40# Toro Tamer hollow braid for serving.  Reason for us using that line is hollow, lying down better than a solid, smoother at 8 strands, and a tad stronger. We bump up to 40# for the serving thread when we work with lines of 100# or greater.
$19.99

CharkBait Custom Wind-On Leaders

We've been working with Spectra/Super Braid for a long time, catering to our long range fishing clientele. Hollow rigging, we've done our share, and we've also done our part in helping folks learn the craft with several videos posted on our YouTube channel, as well. Over the years folks have asked us to make wind-ons for them, and we've done so but never posted that as an option available from our on-line storefront. That's changed, we're now offering custom wind-on leaders to our clients. Frankly, we were at the forefront of introducing anglers to the benefits of the new Super Braided lines going back to the beginning of our business in 1997, and we've worked with braid longer than any other retailer and in greater volume.

The nice thing about growing over the years is that we have built a solid staff of professionals, guys and gals that have some excellent skills and love to fish. With that growth, we have in-house expertise in making custom leaders for the most demanding fishing situations in the world. And, you have more options in terms of the materials used for your wind-on leaders, with selections in Fluorocarbon: Seaguar Premier, Seaguar Blue Label, Momoi, Yo-Zuri, and Hi Seas Quatro. Wind-on lengths are a standard 25 feet with fluorocarbon or monofilament lines. We can also custom make other lengths of mono or fluorocarbon, but please note the delivery time may be a bit higher.

Uniquely, we offer wind-ons all the way down to 20# or lower test if required. After extensive testing we offer a few more options than most folks who make leaders, and you may wish to contact us regarding our techniques.  For lines of 60# and greater we'll use 16 strand hollow braid from Toro Tamer, in a dual wall construction that's both thin AND strong with appropriate served transitions from leader to braid. For leaders of 20 through 50 lb test we'll make use of multiple nail knots. We change our method for the lighter lines for good reasons, line twist and strength.  Connections are "served" or finished using 30 to 40 lb test 8 strand braid for the heavy lines and 20-30 lb 4 strand braid for the lighter tests. If you prefer a thinner single wall wind-on please let us know and we'll rig up your leaders in this manner. We can also color code your leaders either through use of colored serving thread or the hollow braid itself (this option will become available after June 2014). Our experience dictates a few things which we do differently than others who produce wind-ons, our materials are better, diameters typically thinner, and connections more reliable both in casting and while on a larger grade fish. And, we can color code your wind-ons for ease of selection of various tests as the example to the left presents.

Please note, these are not commercially made wind-ons, they are more expensive and I'll suggest better made, with more care and with better materials. They will not fail, and we guarantee that fact under reasonable use - for larger quality fish. Our wind-ons are made by either Blake, Brandon or myself (Mark) - no one else. We do not farm these out, nor are these made by one of our wives in the kitchen...unlike other wind-ons which are marketed over the 'net. You know who builds ours, and there is accountability. If you want the best product made, it is our intent to build it for you as a custom product to your specs. Additionally, we now have ToroTamer's 16 strand line in colored form. So, now you can color code your leaders, different color for different test line. You've got choices: green, blue, red, yellow, and white (with white being the default color unless specified differently on your order). 

 

CUSTOM RIGGED

Qty:   
1. Select mono or Fluorocarbon Wind-On above.
2. Select your color preference for the 16 strand super braid which will be used to create your wind-on.
3. And, lastly select whether you'd like the wind-on made with mono or fluorocarbon leader, the leader test and lastly the leader length.
Braid Color
- Standard color is white
We also have blue, green, yellow and red for 60#, 80#, 100#, and 130#
- great for color coding your leaders.
20, 30, 40 , 50 and 200 lb test braid is only available in white

If you are having multiple wind-ons made you might consider using different colored braid for the different tests - helps with organizing.
Mono or Fluorocarbon Manufacturer 
Leader Test
Leader Length
 

 

Toro Tamer Tools from CharkBait
 

ToroTamer Tools
New Models!
Cut, Clip, Crimp & Split Ring Opener, too!

ToroTamer has some new tools for us this year. Toro made some well considered changes to their Plier and Multi-Plier product for 2017 and beyond. As before, these pliers are made from machined aluminum with stainless steel jaws. Their cutters are made from tungston carbide, capable of cutting 500# line. They're spring loaded for ease of use.

Toro's Multi-Plier offers anglers a very useful tool, with some improvements based upon angler feedback, and my own cut index finger...  The new tools from Toro put the cutter back in-line with the plier portion of the tool. Before the cutter was on the side, and it was possible (easier) to cut your finger if you weren't careful. So, we moved the cutter back to the jaws. We also made this product a bit more compact than the previous plier, the new models are 6 1/2 inches in length.  They come with a sheath and lanyard.  Pricing also improved a bit on the new production. The old Multi-Pliers ran $49, the plier version was $39. For the new production, Toro only offers the Multi-Plier, thinking that this tool covers the major duty of a pair of pliers, but also provides a split ring plier nose AND can take care of some basic crimping too! It's a crimping plier, with split ring function...and tungston carbide cutters capable of slicing mono, braid or even cable. It truly is a Multi-Plier, and worth the space in your tackle kit.

The cutters are on the other side of the jaws. Note the split ring nose and crimping cut outs. New finish Digital CAMO!
Buy Description Price
ToroTamer Multi-Plier Digital Desert  Camo $29.99
ToroTamer Multi-Plier Gunmetal $29.99
ToroTamer Super Braid Cutter $12.99
  Spare tungston carbide cutters - set $6.00

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