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Ahi Assassin from Toro Tamer
- Enhanced Jigging, Popping and Long Range Bait & Iron General Purpose Rods from Toro Tamer



At the 2014 ICAST show Toro Tamer introduced new Nano Helix Ahi Assassin Jigging Rods. The new Nano technology resins incorporated in these  rods are at the cutting edge of rod design development. These rods also make use of helix technology in their blank construction, similar in some respects to the much appreciated Graphite USA rods (aka United Composites). The new Ahi Assassin jigging, popping and bait rods take the Helix feature and build upon that with new Nano resins. Nano Technology resins are ultra-microscopic spheres of silica which bind the carbon fibers (graphite) in the rods. Essentially the resin permeates the graphite fabric, the submicroscopic particles occupy the space between carbon fibers to provide additional support and strength at the molecular level. Modulus increases and compression strength increases, the bond between fibers increases, the flex strength and internal shear strength increases. Strength and durability are enhanced, easily over 2-3 times the strength and impact resistance results, providing you with true state of the art rods which go well beyond traditional designs.

To provide a bit more detail in the construction, we use a unique helix technology which is different from the standard scrim process. The standard scrim process uses fiberglass or carbon scrim to give the blanks hoop strength, but our helix technology uses the carbon spiral to support the hoop strength of the blanks. a single carbon spiral (helical or helix) is at the core of the blank. This type of the structure is regarded as the most effective way of maintaining cross section stability during bending, so our carbon helix core will minimize cross sectional deformation during loading, improving power and response. That is a unique characteristic of our Ahi Assassin rods from Toro Tamer. (Put in more straightforward terms, in the image above you can see the spirally wrapped carbon fiber - a coiling around of the innermost matt material which provides added strength - and a greater amount of graphite than is typically used with a traditional design. This adds greater strength and greater core integrity, meaning the rod will not deform and oval-out at the point of pressure from the bend during a fight.)

Now we are also using NANO materials combined with the helix technology, it makes the blanks significantly stronger and as well keeps the blanks out of deformation when they are bent under load - like when you're pulling significant drag on a larger fish.

Because we use the spiral carbon core when making the blanks the tip section is much stronger, especially noticeable for the fine tips. Our unique blank manufacturing process makes our blanks stronger. Traditional rods made out of the scrim materials, show weakness through the cross section, the 'glass or graphite scrim is already broken during the manufacturing! So the only support for the hoop strength is the epoxy resin. That is why a traditionally manufactured graphite or 'glass rod is so easy to break.  Combining the carbon helix core and Nano technology results in an incredibly strong rod under all load conditions. That's the key to the Ahi Assassin's incredible strength and performance under load.

Ahi Assassin Jigging Rods
Nano Helix Design

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

Conventional Guides (overhead)

Spinning Series

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

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

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

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


The hypolon is sanded, for a smooth and richer feel. Again, this is something that's not typically done on factory made rods. And there are some nice cosmetic touches you'll notice on these rods upon your inspection. The gimbals on the conventional reel matched rods are unique ALPS ball style jigging designs. For the Spinning versions we make use of a more traditional straight gimbal butt. (image right)

Jigging rods are rated a bit differently than conventional bait or lure rods. Jigging  rods are designed with lure weight a key component of their design. The way the rod bends is critical, it's action with a specific weight lure is a critical part of it's design, of even greater importance than it's test rating. We incorporate both specifications, but please do understand that the most important characteristic of these rods comes from matching them with a particular lure weight rather than line test rating.

Rods come with gimbal butt cap and fabric rod sleeve.


Model Lure
Line Test
Suggested Drag
Weight Gram Weight
Ahi Assassin 200 200 30-65#
10-15# 320.4 11.3
Ahi Assassin 300 300 65-130#
15-25# 341.0 12.05
Ahi Assassin 400 400 100-200#
20-30+# 346.5 12.22
Here are the rods doing a dead lift of 20 to 40 lbs. This simulates the rods parabolic bend under load, significant load commensurate with the drag level that might be expected if fished "heavy." In all cases, we're providing example of a level higher than the drag setting typically used by anglers for the respective rod. They pull well, predictably with some power. Ahi Assassin rods will put a hurt on a good fish.
Buy Description Price
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 200 Conventional Guides $299.99
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 200 Spinning Guides $299.99
sold out Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 300 Conventional Guides $309.99
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 300 Spinning Guides $309.99
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 400 Conventional Guides $309.99

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Hi Mark,
Just thought you would like to see the first fish caught on the Accurate reel and Ahi Assasin rod combo we put together. Awesome combo, wooped the a.j.twice as fast as traditional tld 25 with standup rod.

Tight lines,

Hi Vince:

I am sending a picture of me with a Wahoo I caught using the Ahi Assassin with the Andros reel mounted on it. I actually caught a bigger one with the same setup, but the picture is in another guy's camera.

I am also thinking about selling my Calstar 700 MH and buying another Ahi Assassin. I love it!! I fished it with 40, 50, and 100 LB. line. It works great on all!!! Strange but true!

I also mounted the ATD 30 on the rod and caught a shark and a yellow fin tuna of about 60 LBS. After catching these 2 fish I am completely confident the rod is capable of handling a 200 LB tuna.

Thank You:


Ahi Assassin Topwater Popping Rods
New Nano Helix 2015 Models

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

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

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

Buy Description Price
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 C $299.99
sold out ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 S $299.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 5060 C $319.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 5060 S $319.99

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Ahi Assassin Long Range Bait & Jig Rods
Nano Helix

This is the newest series of rods in the Ahi Assassin Series of rods from Toro Tamer. These rods were designed for what most folks do on the long range boats, fishing bait and iron. Casting is a key part of their typical use and these rods excel at that! Their action differs from the Jigging rods VERY parabolic bend. These rods have a much more progressive action - meaning they are lighter at the tip for flinging a bait but unlike many rods of this type they don't shut off "at the shoulders" or 3/4 of the length of the rod. They have a progressive bend, light at the tip and then gradually providing more lift and backbone through the mid section of the rod. Given the moderate and more predictable bend through the middle area of the rod, they load up very well and are excellent for use with braided lines. They're not as parabolic as the Ahi Assassin jigging rods, so you do have more direct pulling power, whether to set a hook or put some added pressure on a fish to turn it's head your way. Great for braid with shorter toppers, but with enough lift and power to turn a fish and keep it under control.

These new rods also incorporate the new Nano Helix design technology, Nano Resins coupled with Helix wrapping of the carbon fiber material. These are some of the strongest rods you'll ever pull on, and their weight is light at their level of strength and backbone. The guides used are triple footed with high quality materials, made for serious pressure, made for the use of the newer braided lines, and with these guides you won't run into catastrophic insert failure with cracks or popped out rings. They are a better quality guide made by Sea Guide. The reel seat is also made by Sea Guide, and it's metal with a dual lock down! The rods also come with a metal (not plastic) gimbal. The components are of high quality and cost, consistent with the advanced technology incorporated in the blank design.

At present there are two rods available in this series both overbuilt in terms of guides and blank design, the Topwater 30 and Topwater 50. The 30 will fish 25-40 lb lines, and the 50 will handle 40-60 lb test very nicely with 50 being perfection for a person fishing aggressively with appropriate drag settings of 25% to 33% of the line test.

Rods come with gimbal butt cap and fabric rod sleeve.

Notice the smooth transition at the EVA foam grip to the rod

Dual Lock Down featured on the metal reel seat


Buy Description Price
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 30
7 feet length, Conventional guides,
20-40lbs, rods come with a fabric cover
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 50
7 feet length, Conventional guides,
40-60 lbs
, rods come with a fabric cover

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Warranty, Ahi Assassin rods carry a one year guarantee of quality of materials and construction. Rods are checked prior to shipment, but if a failure occurs because of defect in blank construction (doubtful) we will gladly replace the rod. Breakage caused by mis-use (high sticking and vicious car doors) will have support through replacement at an accommodation price of 50% of the purchase price - one time only. Returned rods are at clients expense, and must be sent to our Huntington Beach location for evaluation and warranty coverage. Shipping is the responsibility of the user.



CharkStraps & CharkWraps

Two new items from us, not necessarily the most creative or revolutionary products we've ever come up with, but nonetheless they are useful and they are a bit different than what's available from others.

Our RodWraps are an upgrade from the StickJackets we've carried for several years. We've made ours a bit larger in diameter so that they will accommodate larger saltwater guides, even larger spinning guides. The StickJackets were really made for freshwater use, sized accordingly but we used their spinning models for our application. Now we've got 'em made our way. We've reinforced the top with a leatherette end piece and metal grommet which can be used to hang rods, and we've increased the diameter to allow your rods, even those using larger AFTCO wind-on roller guides or larger size spinning guides to fit. The Wraps are about 5 feet in length, will extend down the rod into the handle material of most rods. They are not made to cover the entire rod, only that portion it's designed to protect - the blank, the finish, the guides.

These wraps are all that I've been using now for the past few years. I like the fact that I can use them for storage protection, travel protection as well as leave 'em on my rods on the boat. They are breathable and they don't absorb moisture. So, they help me protect my rods when they're bundled up once the fishing is over. On most long range trips out of San Diego, you move your rods onto the boat and off the boat all bundled up. They may stay that way overnight on the boat as well. For a cloth sock, that's no good. So, you can write off any protection of the rod. With these things you do get that protection when you need it most. I even leave them on my rods when I get home. I'll spray off the rod wraps while still on the rod, loosening any accumulated saltwater in the process. Then I'll take off the wraps, clean the rods more thoroughly and allow them to dry. Use of a cleaner like Penn's Rod and Reel cleaner for that, and you've got things in great shape for your next trip and your gear will stay in new condition. The Wraps are five feet in length.

The other product we have for rod organization are our CharkStraps. These are great for bundling your rods together for transport or storage. You can secure up to a half dozen rods with these things. Nice thing about ours verses some others, they are made from a softer foam/rubber material so they'll never scratch up your rods. Unlike some similar products I've seen, we made it a point to include three different sizes (which makes sense since you'll use all three at different positions on your bundled rods from the tip to near the reel seat). So, you get three straps, all with Velcro through their length to handle most any size bundle of rods you'll be totting, from 2 to 6 or more rods.

Buy Description Price
sold out CharkWrap rod protection - BLACK $8.99
CharkWrap rod protection - RED $8.99
CharkStraps - 3 piece rod bundling straps $6.99
sold out Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Black Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $26.99
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