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Rigging Needles & Accessories

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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. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. (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.)

Spectra/Braid Tools & Connections

We have many videos demonstrating use of these products in making wind-on leaders, in-line leader rigging for hollow braid 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. 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

 

Buy

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
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, extra small loop (only for opening up your line) 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
 

At ICAST 2014 Toro Tamer introduced colored versions of their 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
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 30 lb - White $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 25 meter 40 lb - White $7.99
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

 

Toro Tamer One-Part Super Braid Adhesive!

Here's another GREAT exclusive. In the past ALL products used as an adhesive for mono/spectra (braid) 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 Toro 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.

Buy Description Price
Toro Tamer Super Braid Adhesive $14.99

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.

 

Buy

Description Price
CharkChopper - Spectra/Braid  Cutter $12.99
Serving Tool $19.99

Toro Tamer Hats

Toro Tamer hats are stylish dome-toppers. The Toro Tamer hats are a traditional high crown style, with a velcro tab in the back for sizing rather than a form fit type hat which typically squeezes my noggin to the point of cutting off circulation... These are not the form fit design, do not have the elastic type fit to the cap. More stitching on these hats and a tad more expensive to produce as a result, but that cost is absorbed...good advertising you know.

ToroTamer hats are made to fit most folks, certainly fit my dome just fine and those of the guys working here. The first group of hats are a  high quality product, with stitched logo and "The best braid made" writing on the back strap. These "high crown" styled hats, use a bit heavier material, and are a bit more dressy than your standard fishing hat. Yep, this is the hat to wear when you take your wife out to dinner. Below the first group of hats are a second grouping which feature a "low crown" style.

 

Buy

Description Price
ToroTamer Hat - Black $17.99
ToroTamer  Hat - Khaki $17.99
ToroTamer  Hat - White $17.99

Now, for a bit of a confession, I'm a hat ho...meaning that I'm almost always wearing a hat. The hats above are of great quality, perhaps too good a quality for my personal daily tastes. I've been wearing these hats now for about a year, and while they look great they are not what I prefer for a good general purpose fishing/everything hat. I like a lower crown hat that fits on my head with "no poofiness." So, this second hat grouping covers that style.

Buy

Description Price
ToroTamer Low Crown Hat DARK Navy Blue light material $14.99
ToroTamer Low Crown Hat White light material $14.99
ToroTamer Low Crown Hat Orange $14.99
ToroTamer Low Crown Hat Royal Blue $14.99
ToroTamer Low Crown Hat Light Blue $14.99

 

 

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