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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.)

 

Sato Line Winder
BACK IN STOCK, AND BETTER THAN EVER! Price also reduced by $69, now $399 instead of $469!
The new winders will work on 110 AND 220 so our international clients can enjoy the benefits of Sato's winder.

The Sato winder is a less expensive option that also has a lot going for it in terms of flexibility. Instead of putting dollars into a motor and housing, the Sato winder makes use of a 1/2 drill to power through winding chores. With a decent 1/2" drill there's great torque, so you can deal with spooling Spectra effectively. The smaller 3/8 can work for mono, but NOT spectra. You can pick up a 1/2" drill for about $70 (or more), so factor that into the cost of this winder. This is the least expensive winder available with the power to deal with heavy spectra winding which requires much torque to spool properly - meaning tightly - so it won't dig into itself.

The line winder does not use a brake, you control the packing of line by adding resistance yourself. At the shop here, we rarely use a brake anyway, preferring to use a gloved hand to get a better feel for the pressure being exerted. I'd recommend the same for you. You'll also need to level the line as you put it on the reel. The only winder with a built in leveler is the big Triangle HD which runs you about $2K (for comparison). The Sato winder comes with a peddle control that allows you to vary the speed of spooling (making use of the variable speed drill's motor).

The Sato winder is a good system, and economical when compared to other options with similar capability. In reality, to get a winder capable of dealing with 135# Spectra you are usually looking for something between $1.2-2K. And, the Sato system has some unique advantages even comparing to the $2K products. For a long range fisherman or a private boater, it's a darn good option.

 

The Heavy Duty Linewinder Kit

bulletComes in kit form so you can say, you built it yourself.
bulletAccept big game reels up to 80 sized Penn and Shitmanos.
bulletIs infinitely adjustable and versatile.
bulletWill work with bass reels, fly-reels, salt & fresh water bait casting and level-wind reels.
bulletThe bulk spool holder will hold bulk spools up to 8 ½" wide.
bulletWill accept most corded/collared power drills.
bulletWill break down for storage and transport, not counting the board all other parts will fit in a tool box.
bulletHas a variable speed foot switch for hands free control and safety.
bulletIs relatively inexpensive compared to the professional store winders.
bulletAn analog line counter is an available option.
bulletAll aluminum and plated steel parts.
bulletVarious base platform materials available.
bulletBase platforms come unfinished so you can customize it yourself.
bulletAssembly time: less than 3 min., so simple you don't need instructions.
bulletShipping weight without drill, 17.8 lbs.

Note** KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE POWER DRILL
Because of insurance & liability issues the kit does not include a drill motor.
It can be purchased separately if desired.
A list of recommended drill motors is available.

Sato Winder Kit - Contents

bulletDrill Motor Bracket
bulletBulk Spool Holder Bracket
bulletVariable Speed Foot Switch
bulletAdjustable Reel Seat Assembly
bulletAll-thread assembly for empty spool ,
bulletAll nuts, bolts, and washers for assembly.
bullet2-driver chuck keys for various sized reel handles.
bulletUnfinished, pre-drilled support platform with rubber feet.

Optional Extras

bulletLine Counter and bracket   $100.00
bulletMilwaukee 1/2"drill motor   $139.95

 

Recommended Drill Motors

The following drills have been found to work the best in filling spectra onto a reel.
The amp rating is important to match up with the foot switch.
The foot-switch is rated at 6 amps.

Milwaukee #0234-6 1/2" 5.5amp 0-850rpm
Milwaukee #0244-1 1/2" 5.5amp 0-600rpm
Makita #DP4700 1/2" 0-550rpm
Makita #DP6302H 1/2" 6.5amp 0-550rpm
Craftsman 1/2", vari speed, trigger lock, model #315.101100 5.5amp
Craftsman 1/2", vari speed, trigger lock, #315 101110 6amp


Note:
For winding mono, any lower cost drill will work just fine.

2013 - Sato is using a new foot peddle on the winders. The new model can deal with 110/220, improved from the previous model.

 
Buy Description Price
Sato Line Winder System $399.99
Sato Line Winder line counter assembly $99.99


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SPECTRA to FLURORCARBON (or) MONOFILIMENT

For connecting mono or leader to Spectra we generally recommend a 30-40 turn Bimini and 30-40 wind Albright. However, some folks prefer a less bulky transition, especially for use with heavier mono above 100#'s. In this case there are two ways to go. Izorline makes a great loop to loop leader which we are now stocking in both Fluorocarbon and mono. An alternative approach is the Sato Crimp System. They have improved the design of their crimps for 2005, now we can recommend their use.

Sato Crimping Systeo  The Sato system uses a crimp, hollow sleeve and specialized adhesive to create smooth transitions between your Spectra backing and leader material (mono or fluorocarbon makes no difference).

The previous version of the crimping system had problems with the crimps used. Spectra cuts easily if it even gets near a sharp object when taut. The new crimps are much better, will have less issues with failure or cracking and they don't have the sharp ends to cause future problems. At this point I'd say the system is proven and worth use. Frankly I like this system much more than simply "serving" one end and trying the Chinese finger trap method. On our 2005 Red Rooster III 10 day trip (with 300# fish taken...and 100 over 200# yellowfin tuna) I saw six served connections fail with a fish on the other end of the hook. I never saw a bimini/albright failure or a Sato failure.

The Sato spectra to mono/fluorocarbon leader connection system is hands-down the slickest way to connect your mono to spectra. For most applications a bimini to albright will get the job done reliable if properly tied. But, especially for the heavier tests, the smooth connection possible using the crimp system is a vast improvement over any other method. It's also a preferred means of connection when you're running a short top-shot since there's less issue with casting, since the crimp is much smaller than a knot as it moves across a rod guide. Gary Sato came up with the system a very few years ago, refined it, and it's now the best connection, most reliable connection available.

From Gary Sato:

This project started over four years ago when Dave Urodomo lent me his personal kit to take on one of my first long range trips. It was his spectra to mono connection kit. Needless to say it was quite a revelation in how easy and how well it worked, I had to get one of my own. After much inquiry I found that the major parts of the kit were no longer available at any price. And at that time the crimping sleeve system was falling into disfavor because of failures of one kind or another.

So my objective was to build my own set of pliers that would accomplish the following: Have exact tolerances to have consistent results and be versatile for a variety of sizes.

What followed was the beginning of a long journey, too long to go into here. But what I finally ended up with was what some say is as good as it gets. The pliers are cast from hardened chrome steel. Machined 8 times for the shapes and tolerances. Laser etched, with dipped handles, and then personally hand inspected for 13 different measurements. The tolerances are held to .005" for consistency. I designed the pliers so that one could not over crimp the sleeves, which would result in cracking & failure of the connection. That is why the tight tolerances are so important.

With the help and oversight of Stas Velonkanis, I started manufacturing sleeves that are matched to the pliers. The tolerances are held to .005", so consistency is assured. Each sleeve is individually machined in a multi step process then specially heat treated to prevent cracking.

Pro Crimp KitThe system (pliers & crimps) was put on the market in December of 2003. The first big public test was the Taka's Charter on the Royal Polaris of that winter. Since then it has proved to be a viable option for making mono to spectra connections. Since the roll out, there have been no reported failures when done properly.

By popular demand, the kit was developed. The kit contains all the state of the art, tricks, gadgets, illustrated instructions, and products to make the connections easy and quick. One could gather all the items themselves but not without some time and experience. The kit has everything one would need to get right on the boat and fish.

 

 

The Sato Pro Crimp Kit

For the Long Range Angler who wants everything needed in one stop to be able to make knotless, low-profile spectra/mono connections.

Crimp Kit Contents

Sato Crimping pliers, over 100 crimps, (12 each of 40# thru 300#), hand labeled crimp storage case, Sato Spectra opener, Sato 4 way mono buffer, crimp threader, 3x loop for inspecting your work, spectra adhesive, 3 spools of hollow spectra, (50#, 80#, 130#) for making top-shots and connectors, illustrated instruction book, storage case, and reference charts. The kit now comes with a Daho Starter Needle kit consisting of 50 & 60# threading needles and one small loop needle.

Price $279.99

The CharkBait Pro Crimp Kit

Same as the above, but without the Daho needles.

Price $229.99

 

Sato CharkBait Starter Crimp Kit

For the Long Ranger Angler who wants to get into hollow rigging with Satos's crimping system but doesn't want to spend a lot of money doing so, or has no need for some of the included crimp sizes. The starter kit contains all the tools and gizmos needed to make knotless connections with spectra and mono.

Contents: Crimping pliers, 50 crimps, (10 each of 40# thru 100#), hand labeled crimp storage case, Sato Spectra opener, Sato 4 way mono buffer, crimp threader, illustrated instruction book, storage case, and reference charts. The Starter kit comes in a 3600 size Plano box for storage. This kit does not include the Braid Adhesive, which can be ordered below separately.

 

Regular price $179.99
 
Buy Description Price
Sato Pro Kit - w/Daho Needles (160 assorted crimps) includes glue $249.99
Sato CharkBait Pro Kit - SPECIAL PRICE w/o Needles (100 asst. crimps) $199.99
Sato CharkBait Starter Kit - SPECIAL PRICE - basic kit (50 asst. crimps) $129.99
ToroTamer 1 part Spectra/Braid Adhesive $14.95
Hollow Spectra Crimps 30/40# 20 pack .030" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 50# 20 pack .033" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 60# 20 pack .038" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 80# 20 pack .044" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 100# 20 pack .046" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 120# 20 pack .054" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 130# 20 pack .058" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 150# 20 pack .068" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 200# 20 pack .073" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 300# 20 pack .085" $20.00
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 50 lb
- available October
$12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb $12.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand SPLICEABLE Hollow Spectra 80# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand SPLICEABLE Hollow Spectra 100# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand SPLICEABLE Hollow Spectra 130# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand SPLICEABLE Hollow Spectra 200# $14.99

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Reference Materials

Here you can find some handy downloadable files that will help improve your experience with Sato Crimp System products.

The Crimping Process   Click Here (605KB)

The complete instruction manual, just like the one that comes with the kits

The Solid to Hollow Connector   Click Here (84KB)

An illustrated instruction sheet that shows you what to do if you have Solid Spectra on your reel and you want to use the crimping sleeves with Hollow Spectra

Plier Cavity Chart   Click Here (6KB)

This little chart shows which plier cavity to apply to the various crimping sleeve size ranges

Crimp Data Chart   Click Here (24KB)

A very handy chart that matches the inner diameter dimension of all the pound test classes of Sato Crimping Sleeves and the outer diameter dimension of the corresponding pound test rated Izorline mono (helps choose sleeve sizes according to line diameter)

60# Hollow Spectra Chart   Click Here (26KB)

This chart matches recommended pound test mono with the appropriate sizes of Sato Crimping Sleeves when using the new 60# hollow Spectra

Flourocarbon to Hollow Spectra Crimp Chart   Click Here (82KB)

A pair of charts that match the outer diameter of flourocarbon line with the recommended pound tests of hollow spectra and the corresponding sizes of Sato Crimping Sleeves


Free DownloadThe reference materials on this website are available as downloads in PDF format. PDF files may be viewed and printed on any computer system by using Adobe® Reader®. If you need to do so, you may download Adobe® Reader® for FREE by clicking here.

 

CharkBait One-Part Spectra Adhesive!

CHARKBAIT SPECTRA ADHESIVE!

Here's another GREAT exclusive. 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. (It pays to know the right people.)  The new product is FAST DRYING. The CharkBait 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.

Buy Description Price
CharkBait Spectra Adhesive $14.99

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