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Seeker Fishing Rods

CharkBait's Seeker Sticks: CharkBait! is very pleased to be able to offer the full selection of great rods from Seeker, one of the West Coast's premier producers of high quality fishing rods, gaffs and rod blanks. Please click on the image of the series of rods you're interested in, and you'll be taken to the dedicated page for more information and pricing.

In 2014 Seeker's owners (who had nothing to do in the fishing business - they were simply the $ backers of firm) decided to sell the company. The firm was sold to an individual from outside the fishing community, a client of ours and a guy who enjoys fishing. The new owner looked over the operation, equipment, location, product lines and came to the decision that they would move the factory and make some changes to their product line... Their long time production manager also left the firm within a couple months of the change in ownership.

In terms of product changes, well here we do see some challenges and also need to get word out to clients of future changes in the product line which may impact their existing arsenal of rods. In October Seeker provided the following information regarding changes to their rods under the new ownership:

Super Seeker: Fuji ICMNSG titanium plated guides with SiC inserts for rods 40# and less and ICHBSG’s for rods 50# and greater. On average, a 17% decrease in weight due to smaller guide footprint, resulting in less thread and epoxy finish. The action of the blank is more closely preserved, especially on the lighter rods, from the change to smaller guides. Low to moderate increase in price, depending upon the model. (A 17%. wight reduction for the Super Seekers is a huge change in weight. These rods never were lightweights, they were simply some of the strongest rods ever made. WIth that announcement speculation surfaced that Seeker had changed production materials. True S-Glass is only made by one USA firm and it does weigh more than E-Glass or other materials. However there are some similar materials made by at least one Korean firm which may be superior to E-Glass which might account for the difference in weight of new production rods.  This is pure speculation - Seeker does NOT mention any change in materials other than the change to coated stainless guides, simplified thread wraps and less resin. So, speculation can be regarded as just that. The manufacturer does not mention any changes in materials used other than what's provided in blue text above. Further, Seeker's new owner did tell me directly that there are not any changes in materials used to produce the blanks. So, unless otherwise stated, go by what the manufacturer states in terms of production materials rather than my or anyone else's speculative comments. -Mark

OffShorePRO: New product line of rail rods, built to 7’3” long with 18” Cold Shrink foregrip. No change in price from 2014.

Pinhead: This line of rods has been sold at incredibly low margins for 2014. In an effort to keep price increases to a minimum, we are keeping our margins very low. Moderate to high price increase depending upon the model.

Black Steel: Prior to the ownership change, this line of rods was slated to be changed from titanium guides to nameless black stainless steel guides to lower the price and make the rods more affordable to the average fisherman. The team at Seeker, was not impressed with the quality of these less expensive guides, nor were we impressed with the replacement guides offered by the supplier. The whole team decided that the appropriate fix would be to use black stainless steel Fuji guides with Alconite inserts. We had already lowered the price of the rods using the nameless guides, however, we thought it best not to change the prices again when we upgraded to the Fuji guides. The 2015 prices for most Black Steel rods are lower than they were at the beginning of 2014 with the titanium guides, but they have increased over the current prices. This line of rods has essentially “been on sale” for most of 2014.

Blue Lightning II: This line of rods was in the process of being discontinued when the ownership changed in January. Wediscovered that many fishermen enjoyed the action of these “mini” Super Seekers, and decided not to dispatch the line. They will now be built with chromed stainless steel Fuji guides with Alconite inserts and Fuji reel seat without the blue hood. The blanks are being painted black rather than blue due to inconsistencies with the blue paint. There is a moderate increase in price for 2015.

InshorePRO: These rods will also be painted black rather than blue, and the guides will be changed to chromed stainless steel Fuji’s. The increase is high as a percentage, but not as a dollar value. Considering they are made of S‐glass and carbon fiber using quality components, and built right here in USA, they still represent an excellent value.

Hercules: The blank color is being changed from Devious Red to a clear coat over the carbon fiber and S‐glass, and the guides are changing to titanium plated Fuji’s with a SiC insert. The simplified wrap uses less thread and less epoxy finish, resulting in a weight savings of approximately 9%. There is a slight price increase from 2014.

Athena: The decal of the Anime character is being removed due to consumer opinion. A slight increase in price for 2015.

Black Classic: Rather than discontinuing this line of rods as planned by the previous owner, we are continuing production of these rods with the same color scheme, but simplifying the wrap. There is a low to moderate increase in price for 2015.

Rail Boss: We are simplifying the wrap using the same color scheme for 2015. The price will increase minimally.

East Coast: There is a substantial increase in price for most of the line.

MGC Series: A minor simplification to the wrap to decrease production times. There is a substantial increase in price for most of the line. This line of rods will remain a value for the quality of the made in America blank and build.

ReactPRO: A slight increase in price for each rod in this series.

Bushido: A moderate increase in price for each rod in this series.

Aqua Dream: A moderate increase in price for each rod in this series.

Trout: There is a substantial increase in price for most of the line.

Salmon/Steelhead: A slight increase in price for each rod in this series.

Alaska Series: A moderate increase in price for each rod in this series.

IGFA and Marlin Live Bait: A slight increase in price for each rod in this series.

Gaffs and Harpoons: A moderate increase in price for each rod in this series.

In the case of all Seeker rods, we'll hold prices to what's currently posted for inventory which we have in stock. Noting that there is a price increase on most models, please understand that if we must secure your rod there MAY be an increase in price. We will let you know of that situation prior to billing. In the past we've stocked all models that Seeker produced. For the future we'll focus our attention to their strongest and most competitive series of products, other rod series models will be special order items.

NOTE: Warranty, all claims must be made directly with the factory rather than through dealers as in the past. If you break your Seeker rod, don't call me, call the "factory."
 

We have seen a considerable delay in receiving rods from Seeker since the sale took place in March 2014. There may be some light at the end of the tunnel as their factory gets up to speed and new production equipment comes on line.

 
Video: Seeker Rods, all series presented - the vid is from a couple years back,
things have changed... As new rods become available reflecting changes in cosmetics we'll post a new video.

 

 

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL  SEEKER RODS!*

bullet Super Seeker
Tri-Glass Composite -  S-Glass?, Carbon Fiber, Titanium guides...

Some cosmetic changes, change in guides announced  under new ownership.

bullet Hercules Rods-
Tri-Glass Composite Jigging Rods -  S-Glass?, Carbon Fiber, Titanium guides...

Some cosmetic changes, change in guides announced under new ownership.

bullet Black SteelBlack Steel
Tri-Glass Composite

For 2014 these rods received new Vertus Ring Lock Guides, and a bit of a price cut too! They are a very good choice for a quality offshore rod.
bullet Pinhead Series
Fiberglass construction, proven designs, unique styling and exceptional value in a deckhand rod.

We do not expect a change in this series from the new owner of Seeker. Not sure at this time if things will or will not remain the same.

 

INSHORE PRO SERIES
New Series

It is expected that the new Inshore Pro series rods will replace the Inshore Blue Lightning Series rods over time. No doubt the design is better and reflects current state of the art in terms of design for inshore fishing styles.

bulletOther Series not posted within our site's navigation structure and no longer stocked in depth - Special Order Only:
East Coast Series, IGFA Series, Gaffs, Classic Series, Athena Series, Salmon Series, Blue Lightening, MGC (formerly Stealth), Rail Boss, Bushido.

 CharkBait Custom Series Seeker
We also produce custom rods...
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  CHARKBAIT MAINTAINS AN EXTENSIVE INVENTORY OF ALL RODS OFFERED, ALLOWING QUICK DELIVERY.


Unsure which rod fits your need?  Send us an e-mail.   We'll make sure you're right on target.

* Free shipping does not apply to 8' and longer rods, sorry. The free shipping of Seeker  rods applies to the continental USA only and at $150 or greater.  We will compute and send back a note with charges for other destinations.

SEEKER RODS LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY POLICY

Updated 3/31/2014

The Seeker Rod Company guarantees its rods and blanks to be free of manufacturing and workmanship defects.  If a rod or blank is found to have a manufacturing or workmanship defect, that rod or blank will be replaced free of charge.

Rods owners will need to have proof of purchase, and all repairs or replacements must be made directly by Seeker. Shipping is at the expense of the rod owner. In the past we were able to handle this sort of thing at our shops, now Seeker staff must be the ones doing the inspecting and processing warranty claims. For clients purchasing rods from us who may have lost their receipt, we may be able to assist with that issue provided we do not change our software. It's no doubt best to save the proof of purchase (invoice) yourself in the event we do change software here at CharkBait over time. That's something we tend to do every three years or so...

After inspection, should Seeker find the rod or blank failed for reasons other than material or workmanship, there will be a replacement and shipping charge.

 CONVENTIONAL AND SPINNING ROD REPLACEMENT  $70.00

(All models except super seeker models)

RS/RT and all rods with Roller Guides $150.00

(All models except super seeker models)

 SUPER SEEKER RODS

CONVENTIONAL AND SPINNING ROD REPLACEMENT $125.00

RS/RT and all Rods with ROLLER GUIDES $175.00

All repairs made on Seeker Rods are free.

.Shipping Charges Will Apply


CharkBait's Rod Warranty Policy - Effective since the day we started...
and our policy on just about everything we sell.
Seven day full refund (less shipping charges) if you are not satisfied
- conditions: unused, packaged as new... - client pays for shipping
30 day exchange policy for defective gear - we pay for shipping both ways.

We encourage you to speak to our staff prior to making purchases to ensure that what you're getting meets your needs. Our staff is composed of fishermen. You can talk to a real-live-person! So, let us assist in the purchasing process to help as needed. That's one CharkBait advantage, and one we're quite proud of.

Cork Puppy

A lot of West Coast fishermen use deckhand style rods, rods with a corktape grip wrap instead of making use of a more typical reel seat with a hypolon or cork handle. The corktape deckhand rods are preferred by long-cast guys - jig fishermen, and those desiring a longer rod and longer casts. Additionally, the deckhand rods allow the fisherman to mount the reel using a rod clamp in a more custom, more comfortable and balanced position, again aiding in longer casts. One drawback of this type of handle/grip is that the reel clamp tends to dig into the cork over time. Applying that clamp's pressure over a larger area reduces the grind on the cork and allows for a more secure mount. The Cork Puppy solves the mounting problem quite well. They fit the majority of rods, and reels made. If your intent is to mount a reel (that has a rod clamp) to a deckhand rod, this product just might be a necessity. There are three sizes, measured by the rod's diameter in the area you intend to mount the reel. It's made of machined 6061-T6 aluminum with type II anodizing.

 

Buy Description Price
Cork Puppy 25mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 28mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 31mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 25mm Silver $24.99
Cork Puppy 28mm Silver $24.99
Cork Puppy 31mm Silver $24.99

 

 

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