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Spectra/Braid Tools & Connections

To make life a little easier, we've condensed some of our most popular Spectra rigging tools and devices on one page - this one! CharkBait was a retailing pioneer in bringing the benefits of Spectra to fishermen. We've long provided more quality products and information to folks fishing on the leading edge of technology. The items below meet the specific needs of anglers trying to take full advantage of Spectra.

Video Demonstration for Hollow Spectra Rigging
Please visit our YouTube Channel for several brief videos of rigging techniques - CharkBait USA

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

Another Manufacturer's 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 extra small, medium and large latch needles

(Compare at $200)
$119.99
introductory special
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
introductory special
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Light to Medium 7 Needles
20/30/40/50/60# size threading needles, extra small loop (only for opening up your line) and small latch needle
(Compare at over $100)
$59.99
introductory special
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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

Sato Crimping System 

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.

 

Regular price $179.99

 

 
Buy Description Price
Sato Pro Kit - w/Daho Needles (160 assorted crimps) with glue $249.99
Sato CharkBait Pro Kit - SPECIAL PRICE w/o Needles (100 asst. crimps) w/o glue $199.99
Sato CharkBait Starter Kit - SPECIAL PRICE - basic kit w/o glue (50 asst. crimps) $129.99
CharkBait 1 part Spectra Adhesive $14.95
Hollow Spectra Crimps 40# 20 pack .033" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 50# 20 pack .038" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 60# 20 pack .044" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 80# 20 pack .046" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 100# 20 pack .049" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 120# 20 pack .054" $20.00
Hollow Spectra Crimps 130# 20 pack .060" $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
80# Hollow Spectra - 25 yards $15.97
130# Hollow Spectra - 25 yards $13.95
200# Hollow Spectra - 25 yards $15.97

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DaHo Spectra Threading and Loop Splicing Needles

In the past there have been too few options available for fishermen in terms of Spectra rigging needles. Generally you had to buy the full kit which cost close to $100. Further, if you broke a needle you couldn't buy a replacement. It has been a "sellers market." Well, that's changed. One of our clients, an avid fisherman, started a business recently to supply something that's becoming increasingly necessary - Spectra rigging needles for use making wind-on leaders and "finger-cuff" style Spectra to mono connections. The fellow behind this product wasn't happy with what's been available, both in terms of the design and lack of individual sales of needles. So, he did some work and came up with something better and more fisherman-friendly.

Hollow Spectra Threading Needles (pictured top, loop needle lower item)

 Hollow Spectra Threading Needles are hollow inside, except for the point, so additional material, typically monofilament line, can be inserted into the needle. Then, the needle with the inserted mono line, is inserted, or threaded, into the hollow center section of the spectra line. The needle, and attached mono line, is typically inserted inside of the spectra from 3 to 5 feet to provide the best strength of the join. Because of the slick surface of the mono line, the end point of the spectra must be finished to secure it to the mono. This finishing is usually done by gluing, serving, or crimping the spectra line end. This ensures the join will not slip before the compression pressure occurs to hold the joined lines together.

The primary size of the threading needle is the ID, or Internal Dimension, indicating how large of monofilament line that it will hold inside. The needle size you need is determined by the size of the monofilament line you are using. Typically, these sizes can be found on the spool the line was purchased on, or by visiting the line manufacturer’s website. You will usually want to get a needle that will fit the line you are using, without going over in size. If the monofilament line is too large for the needle, you will have to cut it down, which is not much fun to do… The needles will hold smaller sizes of monofilament line, to a point, without issue. We offer most typically used sizes in our standard product offerings. If you have a special need, we can make custom sizes for you, that will exactly fit your specific needs, at minimal additional cost.

In this type of needle, we typically use thinner walled tubing to manufacture the needle. This is so the overall size of the needle will remain as small as possible, while offering the largest interior size to hold the monofilament line. Thinner is definitely better in this case, and our needles are the thinnest available…

Loop Splicing Needles (pictured left)

Loop Splicing Needles are used to insert one piece of spectra line inside another. Instead of being hollow inside, the loop splicing needle has a wire loop attached to its trailing end. The needle is inserted into the Spectra line being spliced, and the end of the other piece of spectra line is inserted into the needle’s wire loop. As the needle is inserted into the line being spliced, the other piece of line is pulled along with it. When done, the needle is brought out of the line being spliced, and the end of the line attached to the needle wire loop is tightened to complete one side of the splice, or the terminating loop, as the case may be.

Typically, thicker walled tubing is used for these needles, as the focus is not on the needle’s internal open size, but on strength, and the always important overall small size. The primary size of the needle is the OD, or Outside Dimension, and what sizes of spectra lines it would best be used with.

In the picture below you can see the various terminating ends of DaHo products, except for the hollow tube end of their  threading needles. To the left is an example of the point that we put on all their needle products. It's shape makes the job of insertion much easier than other competing needles. In the center is the latch mechanism that is used on the trailing end of the Reverse Latch needle products. And, on the right is the loop that's  put into the trailing end of the  Loop Splicing needles.

 
 

The newest item from DaHo is their reverse latch needle. This is a design owing to Jerry Brown's hunt for an easier way to make use of his hollow Spectra lines. The new latch needle can save you up to 50% in terms of rigging up a loop splice. It's a unique product, one that's been tried before in imperfect fashion. This time, someone got it right.

 

Buy Description Price
THREADING NEEDLES
Threading Needles N02017 20lb mono threading needle .017 inside diameter* $16.00
Threading Needles N03020 30lb mono threading needle .020 inside diameter* $16.00
Threading Needles N04026 40lb mono threading needle .023 inside diameter* $16.00
Threading Needles N05026 50lb mono threading needle .026 inside diameter* $15.00
Threading Needles N06032 60lb mono threading needle .032 $15.00
Threading Needles N08038 80lb mono threading needle .038 $15.00
Threading Needles N10042 100lb mono threading needle .042 $15.00
Threading Needles N13047 130lb mono threading needle .047 $15.00
Threading Needles N15053 150lb mono threading needle .053 $15.00
Threading Needles N20060 200lb mono threading needle .060 $15.00
Threading Needles N20067 300lb mono threading needle .067 - new! $16.00
Threading Needles N20077 400lb mono threading needle .077 - new! $16.00
Threading Needles N20091 500lb mono threading needle .091 - new! $16.00
LOOP NEEDLES
LS0250 X-Small Spectra Loop Splicing Needle .025 OD $21.00
LS0355 Small Spectra Loop Splicing Needle .0355 OD $20.00
LS042 Medium Spectra Loop Splicing Needle .0420 OD $20.00
LS0500 Large Spectra Loop Splicing Needle .050 OD $20.00
LS0650 Large Spectra Loop Splicing Needle .065 OD $21.00
REVERSE LATCH NEEDLES
RL0355 Small Reverse Latch Splicing Needle .0355 OD
can be used for 60-130# lines
$20.00
RL0420 Medium Reverse Latch Splicing Needle .042 OD
can be used for 80-200# lines
$20.00
RL0500 Large Reverse Latch  Splicing Needle .050 OD
can be used for 130# and up
$20.00
COMPLETE KITS
Set of three Loop Splicing Needles $50.00
Set of all three Reverse Latch Needles $50.00
Set of all seven Threading Needles - 200# and down $70.00
Complete set of all seven threading and three loop needles for 200# and down. - new! $95.00
Complete set of seven threading,  three loop needles, and three reverse latch needles for 200# and down. - new! $120.00
Complete set of ten threading,  five loop needles, and three reverse latch needles for 200# and down. - 18 Needles! $170.00

 

* Double check your line diameters. From our measurements, the lighter line threading needles work with IGFA lines, but are too small for most mono lines on the market. We advise bumping up one size.

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.

Buy SERVING BRAID  Price
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 20 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $12.99
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 20 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $12.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND 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

 

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 and it's designed to work in a marine environment. 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 in water and retain some flexibility when used as directed - and that's exactly what you want for securing PE braided lines. For best long term storage please keep in the refrigerator or freezer. Another thing I'll suggest, rather than use the applicator tip, unscrew the entire cap and dunk a Q-Tip, then dab the glue where needed. The glue will last longer and the seal on the cap will prove better than the applicator tip.

Buy Description Price
CharkBait Spectra Adhesive $14.99

 

Tac Glue Adhesive

We offer Tac Glue simply because some have asked for it, perhaps following a bit of hype on the 'net.  We've sold our own CharkBait/ToroTamer adhesive for about seven years now.  I initially came across Tac Glue, introduced at the Fred Hall Show in 2014 (if memory serves me correctly). There was a fair amount of hype, a magazine article and YouTube vid telling folks you only had to insert the leader into the braid by six inches for a failure proof connection. Frankly that was pure rubbish in my humble estimation, and others have found that to be the case, too. We've been doing this stuff for almost two decades, six inches ain't exactly conservative, all one's eggs are in one basket, and with a larger grade tuna on the line that's not a good position to be in.  We stayed away from the product and tried to educate folks regarding the hype which pointed to a lack of experience by the marketers of this glue.  Now a couple years later, the hype has waned as folks experienced failures on larger fish. We'll probably still hear folks suggest the six inch BS.  But, we also felt that perhaps we should offer the product for those who tend to swallow hype and given a few other local retailers selling this glue.

Having said all that, there's nothing wrong with the product in my estimation. My complaint was directed towards the hype, and that pointed to the type of over-reaching silliness we hate to see concerning any product. If you do things properly, meaning don't do what the company said you should do, the stuff works just fine. Do NOT trust the six inch routine. Insert your leader 3-6 feet into the braid, do not simply glue the line, make use of a Sato Crimp or multiple nail knots. In that way you have three things working in your favor, and that's the right routine for your inline rigging.

Working with the product, it's similar to the CharkBait/Toro Tamer adhesive: one part, no mixing, good penetration, super glue family of adhesives...  There may be other differences which we've not been able to determine.  I'm of the belief that the products do the same thing and are similar in how they do it.  One significant difference, you get about half the amount of glue with Tac Glue verses Toro's adhesive.

 

Buy Description Price
Tac Glue Adhesive $9.99

 

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.

Loop andLlatch needle shown above,
additional images to follow shortly.

 

Accessory Products you may need...

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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
 

 
BRAID TOOLS: We produce a very handy tool for dealing with Gel Spun PE Line (meaning Spectra® , Dyneema® and other Super Braided lines).  Our Toro Tamer CharkChopper Cutter is made from Stainless Steel, mirror polished with a treated cutting edge for durability. It's also spring loaded for easy one handed operation. The jaws are robust, and there is a safety latch. Also, a soft grip handle is provided for secure use and comfort. These are a quality product you'd expect to pay $15-18 or so. We're doing a bit better than than that and ours are nicer.

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.

 

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Description Price
CharkChopper - Spectra/Braid  Cutter,
Dedicate this tool to only use on your hollowcore braid and it will last much longer than if used on mono or cable.
$12.99
ToroTamer Multi-Plier Digital Camo
The cutters on these pliers will deal with braid fine, but this style cutter is best for "solid" braids verses hollowcore for in-line leader use.
$29.99
ToroTamer Multi-Plier Gunmetal
The cutters on these pliers will deal with braid fine, but this style cutter is best for "solid" braids verses hollowcore for in-line leader use.
$29.99
Serving Tool $19.99

 

Thumb Dinger
Spectra Burn Prevention!

Here's a strange new product that just might find a home with some of our clients. Slicing through a finger, or getting spectra burn while leveling line on a conventional reel is not uncommon. Some guys use Izor's Flex Wrap, some use a glove, some take their chances... But, for I think this little device might be something well worth considering. It's a one-finger-glove, just covering up to the first joint with a small leather cap. The product is MADE in the USA, designed by fishermen, works on either the left or right hand, and available in three sizes. The large size will work for most of us, the small for women and kids, the extra large for guys with major league mitts.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Thumb Dinger small size $16.99
Thumb Dinger large size $16.99
Thumb Dinger extra large size $16.99

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Flexible Finger Tape

Our Flexible Finger Tape is a surgical grade product, designed to accomplish many things. It's stretchable, non-absorbent, self-sticking and long lasting. It will not absorb water and it retains stretch and adhesion under harsh conditions. We use this tape here at our shops as a cushion on the reel's spool when loading Spectra. It provides the line something to dig into, so it's less likely to rotate on the spool. It's also been used by fishermen for years (though typically in inferior form) trying to prevent or minimize Spectra cuts and burns on their thumbs and index fingers while fishing. From our experience, this is the best product of its type. There are two other similar products on the market, one from our friends at Izorline, another from Strikemaster. No knocks against these guys, but our tape is a heck of a lot better. Ours is thicker, and it has better adhesion. We've been using and selling this stuff at our shop for years, never made it available on-line. Well, based upon feedback from folks who have used it, we're now selling the product. We package the tape, two per pack. You get one 1 inch by 5 yard AND on two inch by five yard rolls. Our two pack sells for $4.99. Izorline's single pack goes for $3.50 and that's for one one inch wide x 5' roll. (Compare 1"x5 yd, verses our deal 3"x5 yd - three times the Flex Wrap for an extra buck and a half)  The Strikemaster version sells for about $2, and is so much inferior that it does not warrant discussion. Our Flexible Finger Tape is Made in America, too - a superior quality product and value. Just like our lures, by cutting out the middleman, we are able to pass along a significant savings to you. This is a USA made product, superior to others of it's type commonly sold.

 

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Description Price
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - RED $4.99
CharkBait Finger Tape - 2 pack - MARINE BLUE $4.99

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