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Shipping runs $20 for rods, up to 7 feet in length within continental USA.

Most orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. All orders over $300 will require signature for delivery unless you specify otherwise and assume ALL LIABILITY. Rods, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $20 for rods up to 7 feet - this is a change for 2018 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. In 2018 UPS and FedExpress both announced new maximum size limits for boxes.  8 foot rods now can not be shipped at standard rates, the rate increase for a box over 96 inches can easily be $100 and greater. We are working on alternative solutions, but at the present time rods of 8 feet or more may have very high shipping rates outside of CA. We will quote you the shipping upon receipt of your order. 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.)


CharkBait Custom Rods

RainShadow Rods
New 2017 Production
New Blanks RCJB84XH & XXH, JB 96H & XH, JB 106H & XH

RainShadow blanks have been gaining a very supportive audience in the custom rod building world. The firm that brings these blanks to market also is the worldwide distributor for ALPS rod building components, guides, reel seats, etc. They know rods, they are astute and dedicated to bringing quality to the market. They have a very strong design team at work, and their blanks show the knowledge gained through listening to the most demanding rod builders in the world. As a consequence of their listening they have a very broad range of blanks in their catalog, made for specific purposes. We've been hearing more and more from folks asking if we'd build rods from these well proven blanks. Given some shortcomings in terms of production from our traditional West Coast suppliers like Seeker and Calstar in 2014 we decided that we should learn more ourselves, pull on some blanks, do some talking to both anglers and the folks behind RainShadow. We did our homework, and thankfully we are associated with one of the better rod builders in SoCal (SaltyDog - Bill Havens) and asked him to produce several models of rods which are made for our style of fishing. We are taking our new RainShadow rod project into two distinct areas: first traditional offshore oriented rods and secondly high end inshore bass rods. 2014 marked our first production of Rainshadow rods, that was followed up with additional models in 2016 and again in 2017.

In 2016 we worked with Bill Havens (SaltyDog) to build rods for us using several Rainshadow RX6 blanks, the RCJB 84XH 40-80#, RCLB 70M and ML live bait rods all in seven foot length. We also produced an 8 foot jigstick - RCLB80M. Rainshadow introduced some new blanks for 2017, and we added several new models to our mix featuring these exciting new blanks, the RCJB84XXH, JB96H, 96XH and 106H & XH.

We made a few changes for this production. Wraps are now in silver rather than gold, a bit simpler wrap, metal ALPS reel seats on all seven foot rods with ALPS soft gimbal. The jigstick make use of a sine-cord wrapped handle.

For this year's production we've maintained the same wrap color as in 2016, silver and black. All of the rods offered make use of the RX6/E-Glass series blanks. These are composite blanks, making use of graphite on the lower end of the blanks for sensitivity and relatively light weight. The tips are blended to E-Glass for a boost in durability. The actions are fairly fast, powerful and versatile. Very similar to Calstar actions and blank design, given the transition to 'glass through the tip.

Note the use of cold shrink on the deckhand model pictured above left...


Note transition from carbon fiber to
fiberglass tip on these composite blanks.

Spinning or Conventional models available for this years production.
 

All 7 and 7 1/2 ft. rods come with a METAL double lock down ALPS reel seat. This is certainly not something expected on rods at the price points we're achieving on these rods.
 

The lighter action rods come with the ALPS Soft Gimbal. Heavier action rods feature a double lock down ALPS seat.

Nice cosmetic work on the rods, like the upper end of the handle on the jigstick, very smooth and exactly what one would expect on a custom built rod. Sine cord was used more on the last production, and for the 10 footers again this year. The majority of rods produced this year make use of the new Cold Shrink material.

USE REPORT:
 

Mark,

                 Just back from our 2 1/2 day on the ISLANDER and wanted to thank you for the excellent advice on gear to handle these brutes.  Nothing came over the rail that weighed less than 75 lbs and I went 4 for 7 including the 87 lb Jackpot.  The wife went 1, 80 pounder for 3 using her CHARKBAIT JX 2 speed with a 40 lb Ande topshot and Makira rail rod.

                 Before this trip we discussed some new gear and one of the rigs I picked up was the 8’ Rainshadow jigstick with an MXJ Raptor.  When I got on the boat and heard about what we were in for, I switched out the MX for a JX 2 speed with 40 # topshot.   5 of my 7 hookups came on this rig tossing ‘bicycle parts’ as you would say.  I hooked one on the rain shadow that was on for 2 1/2 hours and had me almost spooled five times.  The skipper had to fire up and chase him down twice.  Finally got him to deep color, about 20 feet out, and he sawed thru.  I never saw him but the skip estimated 140-160#.

                Anyway, I wanted to take a minute to tell you how impressed I was with that Rainshadow rod.  For an 8’ jiggstick it had incredible backbone for pulling hard on these super tough bluefin.  Even the crew made comments about how perfectly balanced and powerful this rod felt.  The tip was soft enough to toss a sardine with but when you flipped that reel to ‘strike’, you didn’t have to wait for the rod to load up at all – you instantly had a load on the fish.  Perfect!  And, it threw jigs like a nine footer – It is instantly my favorite rod, and I own some nice ones.

Keith Iaia

 

 
Buy Description Length Line Class Action Power Lure Wt. Price
OFFSHORE SERIES
CONVENTIONAL REELS W/REEL SEAT

Wrap color as listed below for stock on hand. If you're willing to wait 60 days the rods can be made in alternate color.
RainShadow  RCLB70M
Silver Wrap
-1 available
7' 20-50#
(30-40)
F H 3-8 oz $249.99
RainShadow  RCJB84XH
Silver Wrap
-1 available
7' 40-80#
(50-60)
F XH 4-10 oz $259.99
RainShadow  RCJB96H
Silver Wrap
- 3 available
7'6" 30-60#
(40-50)
F XH 3-8 oz $269.99
RainShadow  RCLB70ML
Red Wrap
- 3 available
7' 20-40#
(25-30)
F H 3-8 oz $249.99
RainShadow  RCLB70M
Red Wrap
- 3 available
7' 20-50#
(30-40)
F H 3-8 oz $249.99
RainShadow  RCJB84XH
Red Wrap
- 5 available
7' 40-80#
(50-60)
F XH 4-10 oz $259.99
RainShadow  RCJB84XXH
Red Wrap
- 4 available
7' 50-100#
(60-80)
F XH 4-10 oz $259.99
FOR SPINNING REELS
RainShadow  RCJB96H*
SPINNING GUIDES

Silver Wrap
- 2 available
8' 30-60#
(40-50)
F XH 4-10 oz $279.99
RainShadow  RCJB96XH*
SPINNING GUIDES

Silver Wrap
- 5 available
8' 40-80#
(50-60)
F XH 4-10 oz $279.99
DECKHAND STYLE HANDLE - SINE CORD
RainShadow  RCJB96H*
DECKHAND STYLE
Silver Wrap
- 3 available
8' 30-60#
(40-50)
F XH 3-8 oz $269.99
RainShadow  RCJB96XH*
DECKHAND STYLE
Silver Wrap
- 3 available
8' 40-80#
(50-60)
F XH 4-10 oz $269.99
RainShadow  RCJB106H*
DECKHAND STYLE
Silver Wrap
- 2 available
8'10" 30-60#
(40-50)
F XH 3-8 oz $289.99
RainShadow  RCJB106XH*
DECKHAND STYLE
Silver Wrap
- 3 available
8'10" 40-80#
(50-60)
F XH 4-10 oz $299.99

Two Piece Design

We produced one limited run of these two piece rods with our favored (and lucky) red metalic wrap.
(Okay, red is a lucky color in my personal estimation and experience.)
RainShadow  RCJB10H*
Red Thread Wrap
 
10'
travels like a 7 footer
2 piece design
50-100#
(60-80)
F XH 4-16 oz $299.99

* PLEASE NOTE we can not ship 8 foot rods economically - FedEx and UPS have upped their rates and will no longer ship rods packed 96 inches and above without a huge surcharge (can be $120 and more to ship an 8 footer now).  We have a solution for most of CA, and are working to find another option, but as of 3/1 long rods can't be shipped without a huge penalty from the shipping companies.

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Inshore Rods:
We've selected several of the most popular special purpose RainShadow blanks for this series of rods. All have exactly the actions desired for their particular line class and applications, from light line casting pieces to heavier action swimbait specialty rods (which have earned high marks from the buys focusing on landing BIG calico bass and bringing 'em in through heavy cover). Superior construction materials, excellent build quality from Bill Havens (Salty Dawg), top notch components from ALPS...these are rods which will provide excellent service for years if not decades.

REV 710MH
Revelation Series Bass Rods - RX7 Graphite, Strong-Thin and unrivaled strength and durability. Lure weight: 3/8-1 oz, 12-20 lb test.
MB 846
RX6 series graphite material for sensitivity and strength, great lifting power. 1/2 - 2 oz lure weight , fast action, 15-30 lb test

 

INSHORE SERIES RODS
RainShadow REV 710MH 12-20 lb., cork with trigger grip, 7'10"
- 3 available
$289.99
RainShadow MB846 15-30 lb,  7 1/2 feet - trigger grip
- 2 available
$289.99
RainShadow MB846 15-30 lb,  7 1/2 feet - split grip, cork
- 1 available
$289.99


Stick Jacket

Easy On  & Off InstallationFishing Rod Covers


The Stick Jackets are a little different than the Blue Water covers, or any other cover that we've come across. They are made from a tough polyethylene filament that's virtually impervious to salt as well as resistant to mold and mildew. The braided material behaves much like the old "Chinese finger trap" gripping your fishing rod for snug protection against unwanted damage to line guides and rod tips.

  • prevents tangled rods

  • easy push on/push off installation

  • protects rod guides & tips from damage

  • great for boat rod lockers and rod tubes

  • breathable & will not retain water

  • impervious to mold or mildew

  • lightweight

  • you can hang rods for storage using the tough gromet at the cover's top

  • abrasion resistant and UV resistant

While the manufacturer makes a few sizes, most are only suitable for freshwater bass rods. They make one size that's perfect for our larger guide saltwater rods, including trolling rods. The larger size will handle rods with a 2 1/2" diameter, and will accommodate rods up to 7 1/2' in length. The cover is 5 1/2' in length, and available in five colors! For 2011 we have a new longer Magnum size which fits rods up to 9 1/2' and 9" round - perfect for most jigsticks.

 

Buy Description Price
Stick Jacket 5.5 feet length black $8.99
Stick Jacket 5.5 feet length yellow $8.99
Stick Jacket 5.5 feet length red $8.99
Stick Jacket 5.5 feet length blue $8.99
Stick Jacket 5.5 feet length purple $8.99
Stick Jacket Magnum for rods up to 9.5 feet length black $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum for rods up to 9.5 feet length red $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum for rods up to 9.5 feet length blue $11.99

 

 

 


 

 

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