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#1 
Okuma Makaira!
Game Changing Reels...
Exceptional
and Proven Performers!
#2  
Van Staal
VM Spin
 Buy two get one free!
#3    
Accurate
NEW Valiant 500N & 500
single and two speed
 
New Models!
#4  
Penn
New Slammers
2017 Models
- FREE BRAID & Mono!
#5
Toro Tamer
Bucktails
Jigs for All Seasons & Species
#6
United Composites
GUSA Series Rods
FREE Shipping!
#7
Salas
West Coast Iron
Long Range Necessity!
#8
ToroTamer
NEW 16 Strand Spliceable Ultra Thin Braid
New Product Introduction!
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4/23/2017
Welcome to our Weekly Specials and Happy Easter.

Things are indeed shaping up for an exciting season ahead, with plenty of good fishing happening now. Bluefin, white seabass, firecracker yellowtail...it's already darn interesting.  And, better things will come!  This past week I took a couple days off. For my youngest, it was spring break.  Really wanted to get him out for some fishing, but plans got changed up a bit. Took son, wife and mother-in-law to Las Vegas for two nights. Stayed at...Circus Circus, note - the trip was for the kid and while he'd have loved being on a boat for a couple days, that wouldn't have worked for the rest of the family. So, it was hotel for us and the little guy had a blast. He couldn't care less about the carnival type games at the hotel, he was more interested in the free rail rides between some hotels and the elevators. Wife and I did manage to get over to Freemont St. to enjoy our $12 steak and lobster dinner and a bit of local color and street scene.  Darn dinner was cheaper than taking family to McDonalds for breakfast! But, still missed a good opportunity to take the boy camping and freshwater fishing.  Not bad leaving something un-done, and that boy is going to learn to be a proper fish catcher with a bit more dad time. Darn if it doesn't get me thinking about buying another boat...

Now for some specials. First, I've been working on another little project here, this time in keeping with my old bass'n.  ToroTamer makes the only 20 and 30# 16 strand spliceable hollow core on the market. Unique product, narrow appeal certainly, but for that 5% of the fishing population who's a bit nuts and anal about their rigging - it is an amazing line.  I've been skeptical of most colored braids on the market, hollow braids tend to not open up well once colored. However, Toro's coloring process is quite a bit different and does not create obstructions between the weaves. We made a couple little tweaks and finally after about six months we've received our first dark green Ultra Thin Spliceable braid. Just finished rigging up a couple of my bass reels with it, and it's amazing. Narrow appeal, not necessarily something that appeals to our salty followers, but for a bass'r this new line may be a bit evolutionary.  Now for the rest of the offerings, we've got some dandies for your perusal.

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith

(The Weekly Specials are usually updated (surprise!) Weekly... on Sundays)


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* for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods carry a surcharge of $15-20) within USA.  AK and HI via USPS included so long as your order can fit in a standard size flat rate box - otherwise there will be a charge).  Oversize items, like lobster nets, rods and International orders will carry a shipping charge which we'll quote you prior to actual billing.

*Standard Size and Weight Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!  Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods & Blanks, given their extra length, will have an added cost of up to $20 - this is a change for 2015 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. 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. *(One standard sized and weight box, within USA. If the order requires multiple shipping cartons then there will be increased shipping costs. 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).


Special #1

Okuma Makaira SEA Reels

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID
RIGGED YOUR WAY!

They aren't for everyone, but for those who appreciate the enhancements and have the highest demands, they are reels to die for. Okuma's Makaira Special Edition Long Range reels take things to another level in terms of specific changes that some in the long range community have requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the existing crop of Makaira reels are absolutely state of the art, and for most of us, myself included, there is little reason to head in the SE direction. The changes you'll see in the SE series reels appeal most to fishermen who are uncompromising in terms of their demands upon gear, guys who regularly head out to tangle with cow size tuna on the long range boats or aboard a sportfisher off Puerto Vallarta, those that will benefit most will be our most dedicated long range enthusiasts. Those that will benefit least will probably be private boaters, guys who tend to put on heavy miles on their gear and don't take the time to maintain 'em regularly. In a lot of ways the SE reels are custom shop offerings, based upon feedback from some of the most experienced anglers, guys who jumped on the Makairas early and fished 'em hard on the long range boats in 2010/11. To those, Okuma listened and responded, showing their sincere interest in building the best gear possible. The pricing of the SE series reels is a tad higher than the original Makaira reels, reflecting the change in handle and bearings used on these pieces. If you are seeking the best freespool performance, flylining live bait to large grade tuna, this series of reels will put a smile on your face and very likely result in a personal best on the boat.

50SEA pictured below:

 

Okay, now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series reels feature:
- Open Spool Bearings with TSI-301 oil. This increases freespool 2 to 2 1/2 times!
- All non-spool bearings feature FULL grease pack for maximum longevity.
- Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing.
- SE reels have a yellowfin tuna etched into the side plate to further distinguish them from the Golds.
- Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between the spool and cross bars.
- Larger Handles, MK-8/10/15 reels will feature MK-20 size handle knobs for greater leverage.
- Larger Handles, MK 20/30 reels use the 50 size arm and knobs.
- New LOWER GEARING on the 20/30 size - 1.3:1!!!

 

New SILVER Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left.
Models 10, 15, 16, 20, 30, & 50 now available in the standard gunmetal finish as well as SILVER for a limited time. Silver reels arrive to our shops this week.

 

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. 479.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. 479.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. 499.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/80# 4.3:1 & 1.3:1   44-lbs 32-lbs 42 oz.est. 559.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. 559.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. 579.99
MK-50II SEa
 
4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. 619.99
NEW MODEL
MK-50WII SEa
4BB+1TB 840/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 11.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. $649.99
NEW MODEL
MK-80WII SEa
4BB+1TB 700/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 37.8" & 11.3" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. $889.99
NEW MODEL
MK-130WII SEa
6BB+1TB 1600/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 39.8" & 21.3" 105-lbs 75-lbs 165 oz. $1199.99

*When packed using the Omega winder rather than Triangle

 

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Color Reels are available in gunmetal or SILVER!

FREE MONO Spooling & FREE Super BRAID Spooling

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards

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FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID


Special #2

Van Staal
SPECIAL OFFER BUY TWO GET ONE FREE!
Check the ordering boxes below...for the two-fer offer.

The VM Series reel are newer models from Van Staal, introduced a couple years ago, available at a rather amazing value. Never before has Van Staal had a reel this affordable, packed with so much performance. The new machined VM 150 offers both left or right hand retrieve and holds 350 yards of 30# braid, and put out up to 30 pounds of drag stopping power. The fully machined aluminum and stainless steel construction of the VM150 creates more than enough strength to tackle big, exotic fish, and the precision gears and smooth drag performance make it the perfect go-to reel from boat or from shore.

While the new VM 150 represents a bit of a change from the old Van Staals, it's a reel series with wider appeal given the flexibility of the reels. There's a smoothness to the reel that's going to be more familiar to folks used to the Japanese spinning reels. The handle can switch between left and right hand crank! She's still tight, still great for surf use, but smoother in operation, and having a bail has it's strengths as well. All considered, the VM series reels open up the benefits of owning a Van Staal to more fishermen, and that's a very good thing.

 

 

 

 
Model Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Max Drag Price
VM 150 285/12# 350/30# 4.9:1 22.5 OZ 33"/TURN 30# $449
VM 275 425/25# 550/60#
400/80#
4.4:1 22.5 OZ 42"/TURN 30# $599

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING, Reduced Price Spectra spooling

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FREE Super Braid Spooling & Optional Spooling
Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs

Fine Print--------NOTE IF YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE RIGGING AND THE 3 for 2 purchase special rigging on the free reel is NOT included at n/c (sorry we'll have to bill the rigging on the n/c reel if needed--------------

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Includes Toro Tamer Solid @ n/c for 300 yds as option
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality Super Braid!


ACURATE Valiant
-New Micro Reels with Mega POWER!

Accurate's newest fishing reel is the Valiant, a very interesting micro small model with mega power. Overseas Micro-Jigging has become a popular method for catching fish. Small jigs, fished vertically on rods with VERY light action can produce a catch when other methods won't do squat. In areas that have been "fished out" folks are catching fish they'd have missed without this method employed. Whether or not that's a positive step in overfished waters is not the point, the method is important and useful even in abundant waters, and the innovations in fishing technology used can be applied to different applications. In Mico-Jigging the fisherman works very small jigs, similar to how one should fish knife jigs (and similar iron) on parabolic rods matched to the jig weight for best action. Then, once hooked up the angler points the rod directly at the fish and uses the reel's power to crank in the fish. There's a certain amount of finesse and a certain measure of raw power employed in fishing this method. All the stress of the fight is handled by the reel, not the rod. Here, rather than Asia, micro-jigging may not become the rage, however the concept of taking larger fish on smaller gear is something we have all learned to love, and no doubt Accurate wrote the book on that pursuit.  Taking that style of fishing, dropping down to much lighter jigs and rods is what folks are doing in this new method of catching fish. Having a reel small enough to balance out on the rod and yet powerful enough to fight the fish is the key. Power is critical, and the new Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to exceptionally light weight - 9.9 ounces!

For 2016/17 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  Expect to see a 600 size at ICAST time this summer. At that point, the folks at Accurate will do some deep thinking about the Boss series of reels, the Valiants may indeed replace the more traditional dual drag design. Do not expect to see any changes to the Dauntless or Fury series, but the Valiant may very well replace the BX series.

(Weight: V300-9.9 oz, V400 14.1oz, V400II 15.65oz, V500N 14.4 oz, V500NII 15.9 oz, V500 16.25 oz V500II 17.6 oz)

 

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • 300 size holds 300+ yds of 30# super braid

  • 400 size holds 300+ yds of 50# braid

  • 500N 300 yds, 50# braid, 500 size 450-500 yds 50# braid

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

  • 2 Anti-Reverse bearings with SEALED washers to prevent corrosion

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

  • Manufacturer's stated drag measured at strike  20 lbs.

The 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker, the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker. 500 sizes, both have clickers and clamps.

Accurate reels are now available in several colors. See drop-down menu in the ordering section for options. Some colors may delay delivery by two to three weeks.


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For 2017 Accurate expands upon the Valiant series reels. We've received the new 400 size in both single and two speed forms. These new reels are almost the same weight, use the same frame/housing for both models. Weight is 14 ounces. Drag comes in at 20 lbs., specs consistent with the smaller 300 size. except line capacity increases to 300+ yds of 50# super braid.

Pricing: V300 @ $399, V400 @ $459, V400 2 Speed @ $559
*V500N & V500 @$479, V500N 2 Speed and V500 2 Speed @ $579
*Released 3/1/17


Valiant 300 & 400 2 speed


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

 Two speed Valiant 400 below (magnifier Flash lower)


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500 Size
Accurate is very much committed to these new innovative reels, the most unique product series Accurate has designed. This is their future, smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer. Note, Accurate also offers a full two year warranty with included factory service! Beginning March 1st 2017, Accurate will release their 500/500N sized Valiants.
All models have a clicker, and all come with reel clamp. Pics below...


500N Two Speed

500 Two Speed

500N II 360 degree with magnification
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500 Single Speed with magnification
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The 500 sized Valiant's work well with 50# braid, offering 350+ yards on the narrow and 450+ on the standard width reels. Depending upon the braid used, hollow verses solid, 8 or more strands verses 4, it's possible to gain capacity. The upgrade lines (we include those options at no additional charge) move the reels into the 400 and 500 yard mark (100% braid 12 or 16 strand hollow-core or 8 strand solid). For most casting applications, it's best to work with a leader of 50 yards or greater (certainly cover your casting distance).

Spooling - I hope we're not intimidating you with all the options, but folks tend to rig up Accurate reels in several  ways and we try to accommodate all applications. We include up to 300 yards of Braid/Spectra at no additional charge along with your mono topshot (if required) - that's the standard configuration. You can also select "solid" or hollow core Braid/Spectra and increase your line as desired by 100 yard increments by making use of the Optional sections below.

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Both hollow core 12 and 16 strand or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

 
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Color

Default color is silver with red accent
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE - Specify if you'd like the reel converted, no additional charge, just an additional wait of up to 2 weeks and one cent just because I can't figure out how to make the script work.... $00.01


FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Pick your FREE OFFER OR DISCOUNT
Select Free Drag Scale, Lure Assortment or Free Braid*
We'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.   (*300 yds braid n/c with selection)
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
 
 

 


Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

PENN SLAMMER III
New 2017 Models Here Now!

300 Yards FREE BRAID or FREE PREMIUM PLIERS

Get 300 yards of top quality Gel Spun Braid Spooling at no extra charge with this new reel series, white, dark green, coffee brown or depth finder multi-color.

Penn's Slammer has been a well thought of piece in their line, favored by many, including charter captains. Fishermen from all over the world have trusted these reels over the years. The new Slammer III takes the good from prior generations and moves the piece well into the 21st century with enhancements that provide anglers with even more reasons to get excited.  These new reels feature Full Metal Body, sideplate and rotor. CNC gear technology is employed for a smoother performing gear-train. The body is SEALED, as are the spool and drag system. Gear ratios range from 4.2:1 to 6.2:1 depending upon the model. Pricing ranges from the mid $200's to mid $300's. This series is a step up from the Spinfisher V's, and one step below the much more expensive Torque series USA made reels. Reels come with two knobs, a soft grip and a metal piece as is pictured below.


Note, anti slip braid pad on spool.

 

MODEL MONO CAPACITY BRAID CAPACITY MAX DRAG GEAR RATIO RETRIEVE RATE PRICE
SLA 3500 360 YDS 6 LB 220 YDS 20 LB 30 LB 6.2:1 37" PER $249
SLA 4500 320 10# 320 20# 30 LB 6.2:1 40" $249
SLA 5500 330 12# 380 30# 40 LB 5.6:1 39" $269
SLA 6500 345 15# 410 40# 40 LB 5.6:1 42" $289
SLA 7500 330 20# 440 50# 50LB 4.7:1 38" $319
SLA 8500 310 30# 600 50# 50 LB 4.7:1 42" $319
SLA 9500 300 40# 600 65# 60 LB 4.2:1 40" $349
SLA 10500 360 40# 540 80# 60 LB 4.2:1 43" $349
 

 

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FREE MONO Spooling & Optional FREE BRAID Spooling
- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED at increased costs
-
Free ToroTamer Solid, hollow-core and other options will carry costs.

 
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Includes Toro Tamer Solid @ n/c for 300 yds as option
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

 

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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality SUPER BRAID

 


Special #5

Toro Tamer Bucktail Jigs
What you want for white seabass

Bucktail jigs are workhorses, productive for a wide variety of fish, and successfully fished in a few different styles. They can be used cast and retrieve and vertically. They can be dragged along the bottom, they can be used with a slab from fresh cut bait, with a curly tail grub, bottom line they are flexible producers of gamefish. Over the past 15 years we've stocked some wonderful bucktails from several manufacturers, SPRO, P-Line and ProFishCO. Every one of them had some characteristics we liked, and some features we desired to see...but didn't. Sadly, two of those suppliers stopped production of their lures. So, ToroTamer came along and made their own, based on what we wanted to see.

 

At our shop in Huntington Beach we are fortunate to have a very talented private boater, Beta, who is one of the best white seabass fishermen I know. Several years ago he began using a jig (that I'll claim credit to introducing him to) a simple bucktail jig. Beta fished 'em with a fresh dead squid and found it was perfection, almost a do-nothing bait that was his most productive secrete weapon for WSB. There were two problems, the hook could be improved, and even more of a problem, the supplier for the jig went out of business. ToroTamer's design is not unique, far from it, it's simply a refinement of an already very good lure - and it's made with the right kind of skirting and right kind of hook. There are four color patterns available for the jigs, white, glow, red and white and blue and white. The lures all feature a fishskin with unique UV properties and glow. All lures are hand tied, and then reinforced so that they'll hold up well. For those of you who know the productivity of bucktail jigs and are familiar with their use, you'll find plenty of things to appreciate with these designs. To those new to fishing a bucktail, put some time in fishing them and you will discover a new go-to lure for sure.

 

Buy

Description Price
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz Blue and White $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz Blue and White $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz Blue and White $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz Blue and White $5.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz White $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz White $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz White $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz White $5.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz Red and White $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz Red and White $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz Red and White $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz Red and White $5.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 1 1/2 oz GLOW $3.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 2 oz GLOW $4.49
Toro Tamer Bucktail 3 oz GLOW $4.99
Toro Tamer Bucktail 4 oz GLOW $5.49

 

Special #6

United Composites
Original GUSA/US Series Rods

There are five different series within the UC Factory Wrapped line. One major point to bring up. Just because a rod manufacturer uses carbon fiber in building a rod, not all carbon fiber materials are the same. There are different grades and different weights (measured in grams per square meter). UC uses carbon fiber which is nearly twice the strength/weight of the other rod manufacturers - double that of Seeker, Calstar, anyone. That's why their recoil is so great in comparison to other rods on the market. UC rods by design are stronger than competing products, and they are stronger by material used, too. Add the heavier and more expensive carbon fiber used to the unique proprietary dual helix construction and you have the finest rods ever produced, bar none.

Challenger Elite - Composite Dual Helix carbon fiber plus Unidirectional Fiberglass. VERY light weight, progressive action - near parabolic in bend. Available with and without reel seat, two versions of most rods, composite seat or dual lock down ALPS aluminum seats. In most basic terms, the CE blanks follow a three pattern build, 2 carbon and one fiberglass.
 

GUSA or US Series - The original GUSA series rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster in action than the Challenger series. The GUSA series rods include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator, Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon patterns in the build, two types of carbon fiber, each almost twice the GSM of competing firm's rods.
 

Challenger Platinum - These are for the hard pullers out there, faster action (meaning you get good flex at the tip and then the rods shut off earlier than the US or CE series). The CP's make use of Dual Helix construction plus uni-directional fiberglass. There is a transition to greater 'glass towards the tip, but the dual helix construction extends butt through tip. Incorporates higher end woven carbon fiber through the mid section of the rod. Five to six patterns are used in the build of the CP series, 1 fiberglass, three different types of carbon in four to five patterns.

The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as the longitudinally oriented fiberglass.
 

Swimbait Finatic -  Dual Helix build, light, thin diameter, power.  Rods feature split grips and fast to moderate/fast actions. These blanks follow the original GUSA designs.

GUSA U.S. SERIES
Dual Helix

These are the original GUSA designs, dual helix carbon fiber construction - no 'glass in the mix. High quality graphite is used in these rods, like the rest of the UC lineup, but more of it and no fiberglass used for these classics. Hoop strength is created through the dual helix build, so no compression of the blank when under load and far greater durability than ever thought possible on a graphite rod - stronger than fiberglass. These are light for their rating verses other rods, and they are incredibly strong. These are the rods that built GUSA's reputation for strength and lightness. In the fall of 2016 United Composites added this series to their factory wrapped mix as a new series of rods to complement the Challenger Elite, Swimbait Finatic  and Challenger Platinum series rods. As of this writing there are eight different models, old time favorites being produced. This will expand to include additional models as time progresses, but what's offered now are the one's folks have asked to have produced first (Randy will make the 70H I've requested in time...dang, that's one of the nicest 30# sticks I ever fished). The rods are beautifully finished, ALPS dual lockdown seats, metal gimbals, and metallic blue wraps.  Very nice rods, exceptional is a better way to put it.

 

GUSA or US Series - The original GUSA series designed rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster in action than the Challenger Elite series. The GUSA series rods include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator, Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon patterns in the build. The carbon fiber used to build the GUSA series rods is twice the strength (almost double the GSM) of the carbon used on other rods from Seeker and Calstar - nearly double the material weight. That provides much faster recoil than a Grafighter, energy is loaded up and released faster. Much like Calstar's design progressed rod performance beyond fiberglass in the late 1990's, so too does the manner in which UC's rods are built and the material used in their production significantly improve performance for fishermen today. The key difference is that UC makes use of 1990's technology verses 1960's.

Couple points on these excellent rods, a few of the long range boats are fishing Guadalupe Island MX. Our Royal Polaris charter a few weeks ago hit that destination (you didn't see many pictures or video from that trip - requested by the boat -  there are some "politics" surrounding fishing the island). But, gear used there is changing from a year or so ago. The bite has been better on 60#, forget what happened last year or a decade ago. Now, it's suggested to run 60# and at that level the Predator has proven to be the best rod on the market for use. Better casting distance, STRONG pulling power, confidence inspiring feel with a wonderful quality of execuition in the build.  This series also offers the Tilefish, a legendary blank now available in factory finish form. The Wahoo is appropriately named, this is the definitive wahoo casting rod for bombs and iron (I well know that owning one for the past 8 years). The GUSA/US Series rods from UC offer some of their best and most recognized blanks - and now they're factory wrapped!
 

 
Buy Description Length Line Test Action Price
Tilefish Jr 7'6" 25-40# Extra Fast $297.00
Predator 7'6" 50-80# Fast $320.00
Monster 8 ft 30-60# Moderate $320.00
Tilefish* 8 ft 30-60# Extra Fast $320.00
Wahoo- best for iron & bombs 8 ft 50-80# Moderate $320.00
Predator - best for bait 8 ft 50-80# Fast $320.00
Monster - store pickup only 9 ft 30-60# Moderate $359.00
Monster - store pickup only 10 ft 30-60# Moderate $375.00
 

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*Tilefish blank also used to produce the Swimbait Finatic RUC711XH model.


Special #7

Salas West Coast Iron

Over the past decade, we've been requested to stock this West Coast staple, a multi-generation producer of effective "iron" in the West Coast tradition. Salas invented, perfected several shapes of jigs that are classics, and they can be found in the tackle boxes of any experienced fisherman out here in California. Let's just say, Salas is a basic part of our fishing culture here and a product line that is universally recommended by the long range fleet, just as Tady Jigs are well supported within the community. (Pictured right, Salas 7, 6X and 6X Jr. - left to right).

Salas and Tady are the standards out here in SoCal, and I doubt you'll find any saltwater fisherman who does not own at least 20 jigs from each of these two firms. We own 'em and we fish 'em...often. While these have been West Coast standards, I have clients on the East Coast who also make great use of these lures. For a few of our charter guys, these are their "secret" weapons for when the fishing gets tough. The surface lures do great things on stripers, and no doubt the big iron in white will produce tuna for you just like they do for us. Amberjacks? Well if our yellowtail eat 'em like candy you can assume their cousins will too...and they do.

Salas makes a wide range of "iron" but is most commonly associated with our "heavy iron." Their products are all hand made, hand painted, typically sand cast, and effective lures for yellowtail and many other species of fish. You could say that they're the definitive heavy iron. 

Supply of these lures is ALWAYS tight as we get into our warm water pelagic season. I'll make a strong suggestion to get your order processed now rather than waiting for a week or two prior to your trip...these are hand made, and time is short when demand is at it's highest. Now is a good time to get stocked up...

 

CP-105 - Heavy Iron
The CP 105 is a well accepted lure for yellowtail, bass, and any deepwater game fish. (4.5 inches, 6 ounces)

 

6X and 6X Jr. - Heavy Iron
These are your basic heavy irons, very capable fish catchers, and bread and butter basics for bringing up Yellowtail. For our clients fishing other areas, please do give these a try for your own New Zealand and Australian Kings, Hawaiian, Gulf and East Coast Amberjacks and all bottom oriented fish. Once you get the hang of fishing heavy iron you'll also be impressed with the capability of these tried and true lures. (6X weight 6.2 oz, length 6", 6XJr weight 4.3 oz, length 4.5")

 

PL-68 - Heavy Iron
The Pl-68 is a classic piece for deep water jigging. These lures are effective for both rockfish, yellowtail and for larger grade tuna. Specifically, the glow with single tuna hook is a proven performer in this regard. These lures are 7 1/2 inches in length and weigh in at 10.5 ounces.

 

7X - Light Surface Iron
The 7X is a larger surface iron style jig. Typically guys will fish this jig similarly to a Tady 45, cast out as far as possible, allowed to drop to a count of 5 or so, and then retrieved back to the boat. It takes some feel, some experience to get the best swimming action, and to dial in what the fish are looking for any particular day. But, once you are dialed in, once you get the speed of retrieve right, you are in for some fun. There's not much you can do that's as much pure fun as fishing iron, and surface iron fishing is as fun as it gets! (weight 3.35 oz, length 6.5")

 

J-POT - Light Surface Iron
This is one of the newer designs from Salas. Similar in size to a Tady C, and with a swimming action that takes very little practice or skill. It's deadly for all gamefish, yellowtail, barracuda and striped bass. This is one lure that should work it's way to the East Coast, like the 544 jigs for guys targeting larger grade stripers.

 

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Description Price
Salas 7X Light Blue and White $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Blue and White $6.89
Salas PL 68 Heavy Blue and White $7.89
Salas 6X Heavy Blue and White $6.89
Salas 6X Heavy JR Blue and White $6.89
Salas 105 Heavy Blue and White $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green and Yellow $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Blue and White $6.89
Salas PL 68 Green and Yellow $7.89
Salas 6X Green and Yellow $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green and Yellow $6.89
Salas 105 Heavy Green and Yellow $7.79
Salas 7X Light Dorado $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Dorado Light $6.89
Salas PL 68 Dorado $7.89
Salas 6X Dorado $6.89
Salas 6X JR Dorado $6.89
Salas 105 Dorado $7.79
Salas 7X Light Scrambled Egg $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas PL 68 Scrambled Egg $7.89
Salas 6X Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas 6X JR Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas 105 Scrambled Egg $7.79
Salas 7X Light Baby Poop $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Baby Poop $6.89
Salas PL 68 Baby Poop $7.89
Salas 6X Baby Poop $6.89
Salas 6X JR Baby Poop $6.89
Salas 105 Baby Poop $7.79
Salas 7X Light Black Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Black Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Mint Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Mint Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Green Sardine $6.89
Salas PL 68 Green Sardine $7.89
Salas 6X Green Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Green Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green Mac $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Green Mac $6.89
Salas 6X Green Mac $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green Mac $6.89
Salas 105 Green Mac $7.79
Salas 7X Light Blue Mac $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 6X  Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 6X JR Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 105 Blue Mac $7.79
Salas PL 68 Wounded Soldier $7.89
Salas PL 68 Rockfish Special
Orange & Yellow
$7.89
Salas PL 68 Glow White $7.89
Salas PL 68 Glow White Single Tuna Hook $11.79

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 Special #8

Toro Tamer Ultra Thin Super Braid
New Product Introduction...
It won't be useful to most, but for a few on the cutting edge fringe, this is an amazing new line.

In 2013 Toro Tamer introduced the first 20 & 30 lb. 16 strand spliceable super braid, 100% PE fibers of superior quality. Pretty amazing product, and it demonstrated some of the unique characteristics of Toro's capability - which were unmatched by other producers.  Those lines, while being a bit esoteric were of great interest to a small group of zealots who understood the benefits of in-line rigging. The one question that kept coming up from the bass community was, "can you make it in green?" Answer, sure we can but I'm not sure it would work as well.  Typically coloring a hollow core line results in a fairly unworkable line for in-line knotless rigging. We've been working on that, introduced our 12 strand hollow in blue, and followed up with 16 strand in hi vis yellow and lime green.  The coloring process developed by Toro's plant did not suffer from the same problems as other colored lines. Development of a coloring process that would not detract from rigging ease was key, and Toro got it right. Fact is, it made rigging even easier! With the process used by ToroTamer, you can expect some initial bleeding and a bit of an odor, you'll get some color on your fingers, but once fished, once the line gets wet that bleeding and skankiness will cease and you'll be left with a line that holds it's color better than any  others I've worked with. It really does hold color well. The coloring process used is not wax based, does not flake off, and it's as close to permanently colored as can be done. So, in 2017 ToroTamer introduces a new line for the "lunitic" fringe of the inshore salt and freshwater community of anglers. Count me among that fringe group of anglers. The image above shows off the 30 lb test Toro Ultra with TripleFish Camo (not a skinny line) inserted for an in-line leader rig.  Note that the 30 lb accepts 20 lb test leader easily...and can accept larger diameter lines quite well, as the 60 lb leader demonstrates. While the image shows 60 lb leader, if one wants to work at it you can get 80 lb into this line. As easy as it is to open up and accept various test leaders, the 16 strands work together to clinch down on the leader very effectively, too.

Rigging: First, a hollow-core braid works the same as a "solid" in that you can connect with a knot. But, that's not the point of this discussion. Sato crimps go down in size to accommodate these tests, and of course Toro Tamer and Daho needles cover these tests, too. On my own reels I'm making use of multiple nail knots to secure the transition point of braid to leader. Run the leader into the braid 3-4 feet, apply two nails, add a drop of glue on each nail knot (made with 12-20# braid) and you've got your rigging done. For those of us who don't appreciate the knot bump of a knot going through guides (especially micro-wave and micro guides) fouling a cast, an in-line connection is brilliant. If you're only running 2 feet of leader, then it's no issue with a knot - no guide issues, but for those of us who want more leader prior to the hook or lure, a knotless rig is the way to go. I'll post a video about this line and rigging, but what we have up on our YouTube channel covers these bases pretty well as she sits.

Toro Tamer's new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a wide range of leaders as the image above demonstrates. Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up better for easier rigging than most competing firms 40-60# lines. If one is willing to work at it, you actually get 80# leader into the 20 and 30 lb. Ultra Thin.

Buy Description
All lines are white unless otherwise stated.
 Price


NEW Ultra Thin 16 Strand Spliceable in Dark Green
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Preferred for INLINE rigging and increased line capacity.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 20 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 500 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - WHITE $149.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 30 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
 
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 300 meter 40 lb ULTRA THIN - DARK GREEN $99.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99

 

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 Special #9

Iland Lures

It took us far too long to bring in this line of quality lures. That happened a few years back, and since that time they've been a popular and productive addition to our lure selection. While they are a "local" favorite of guys fishing the Southern and Eastern portions of the country, they have also gained an international reputation for producing high quality lures that out-fish their many imitators. Folks on the West Coast have also discovered their productivity. They are not inexpensive, but they are reasonable - especially given their effectiveness and high quality of manufacture. We selected their very best lures, made with exceptional skirt colors that will prove productive where ever you have opportunity to fish.

Iland Lures® have earned a world-wide reputation as the finest, most productive artificial lures made today. Striking brilliance and incredible realism are the keys to their success. Their brilliance provides the widest possible detection range and a strike–provoking realism that attracts all species of gamefish. Several unique features, common to all Iland Lures® combine to provide outstanding performance.

Eye contact is the final decision factor in predator aggression and black dots alone do not excite predators. The unique gold eyes in Iland Lures® are the result of extensive tests and development to provide eyes that intimidate, provoke and challenge. They provide that critical step beyond realism that means the difference between a slow days’ catch and a tournament winning performance.

The exclusive use of lustrous nylon fiber skirts gives the Iland Lures® unmatched effectiveness and durability. No other material combines the far ranging brilliance, natural motion, indestructibility and lure stabilizing qualities that nylon does.

Iland Lures® stand up to repeated attacks from toothy predators, making cut-off skirts from Wahoo, Barracuda and King Mackerel a thing of the past.

We now stock five styles of Ilanders:

MODEL STYLE SIZE/WT.
Tracker This popular lure features a bullet nose which eliminates spinning and can be pulled from 5 to 12 knots depending on sea conditions. Deadly when used in conjunction with natural baits. Ideal for Tuna, Dolphin, Sailfish and Mackerel. Can also be used on a spreader bar for attracting game fish. 4-1/4" Long
3/4 OZ.
Outrider Featuring a concave head design, this lure creates spray and surface commotion triggering explosive strikes. Use the Out-Rider® with natural baits at speeds up to 8 knots. Perfect for Tuna, Dolphin, Sailfish and many other gamefish. 4-1/4" long
3/4 OZ.
Jr. Ilander Flasher All the great fish catching characteristics as the World Famous Ilander® Flasher™ (IL400F), however, smaller in size and weight. Ideal when sea conditions are calm or when gamefish want a smaller presentation. Features a bullethead for higher trolling speeds and most effective with rigged Ballyhoo. JR Ilander® Flasher™ is available in eight custom skirt patterns. JR measures 7-1/4” and weighs 1-1/2 oz. Perfect for catching Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna and King Mackerel. 7-1/4” Long
1-1/2 Oz
Ilander Flasher One of the most popular offshore lures just got better. Iland Lures’® tournament proven Ilander® now features a prism mylar outer shell, which adds increased visibility and realism. The Ilander Flasher Series is offered in eight popular fish catching colors. Drop one back in your trolling spread and “light up” your next fishing trip. 8-1/4" Long
2-1/2 OZ.
Iland Sea Star Flasher This revolutionary head design channels water and air through the head and disperses it around the lures’ skirt. The result is outstanding performance, stability and action at speeds between 6 to 10 knots. Great lure for all striking fish. 7" Long
1-1/2 OZ.

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Description Price
Iland Lures Tracker 500 Bullet Head Black Purple TR500 bk/pr $11.99
Iland Lures Outrider 600 Chugger Black Purple OR600 bk/pr $12.99
Iland Lures Tracker 500 Blue Pink TR500 bl/pk $11.99
Iland Lures Outrider 600 Blue Pink OR600 bl/pk $12.99
Iland Lures Tracker 500 Green Yellow TR500 gr/yl $11.99
Iland Lures Outrider 600 Green Yellow OR600 gr/yl $12.99
Iland Lures Tracker 500 Pink White TR500 epk/ewh $11.99
Iland Lures Outrider 600 Pink White OR600 epk/ewh $12.99
Iland Lures Tracker 500 Blue White TR500 ebl/ewh $11.99
Iland Lures Outrider 600 Blue white OR600 ebl/ewh $12.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F 7.25" 1.5 oz. Black Purple JR450F BK/PR $18.99
Ilander Black Purple 400F 8.25" 2.5 oz. BK/PR $22.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F Pink White JR450F EPK/EWH $18.99
Ilander Pink White 400F EPK/EWH $22.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F Blue Pink JR450F BL/PK $18.99
Ilander Blue Pink 400F BL/PK $22.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F Blue White JR450F BL/WH $18.99
Ilander Black Purple 400F BL/WH $22.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F Black Red JR450F BK/RD $18.99
Ilander Black Purple 400F BK/RD $22.99
Iland Lures Jr 450F Green/Yellow w/mylar $18.99
Ilander 400F Dorado  Green/Yellow $22.99
Iland Sea Star Black Purple SS700F BK/PR $22.99
Iland Sea Star Pink White SS700F EPK/EWH $22.99
Iland Sea Star Blue Pink SS700F BL/PK $22.99
Iland Sea Star Blue White SS700F BL/WH $22.99
Iland Sea Star Black Red SS700F BK/RD $22.99
Iland Sea Star Dorado SS700F GR/YL $22.99
Buy Optional Rigging Price
No Rigging Needed $0.00
Standard Rigging $5.00
Premium Rigging single stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00
Premium Rigging double stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00
Premium Stainless Steel Wire Cable Rigging single stainless steel hook $10.00
Premium Stainless Steel Wire Cable Rigging double stainless steel hook $10.00

 

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 Special #10

Hi Seas
 AFW's Camo Fluorocarbon Leader!

Before getting into the pitch, let me say that this is the stuff I've been using pretty much exclusively for the past few years. I'm a believer in their unique tinting process, and the pricing makes the line very attractive for those of us who make use of fluorocarbon frequently (like almost all the time).

  • Hi Seas Quattro 100% Fluorocarbon Leader

Here's a product we think you'll find quite interesting. Hi Seas introduced a Fluorocarbon leader at the 2009 ICAST show in Orlando. Since that time I've been using it as my primary leader material, and we've even included it in some of our long range charter gift bags so that other folks can become introduced to it's benefits.  It's a unique product, unlike anything we've worked with before in Fluorocarbon form. While there have been some colored fluorocarbon leaders that gained some following such as Yo-Zuri's pink leader, our opinion was always that tinting an otherwise invisible line didn't make sense - from an intuitive logic standpoint, why color something that should be invisible in the first place? Well, there's one reason I didn't consider... Your line acts as a transmission cable for light. In strong sunlight the line will conduct that energy and become visible. Hi Seas got around that issue by adding some tint to diffuse the light. But, they went a step further, actually several steps further. This line transitions into FOUR TINTS, breaking up the light transmission and making the line even more invisible to fish. It has a faster sink rate than mono based upon a standard fluorocarbon property relating to it's specific gravity. The material is less visible, and with a transitioning tint it will be less visible under all light conditions. Interesting product, and something we think you'll want to try. I've now been using this leader for over a year, and I have been impressed with it's performance. It's produced tuna for me when other guys didn't get bit. It's especially beneficial in strong sunlight conditions. We've tested the product both from a line test standpoint, diameter to test, and from a "bite" perspective. By all counts this is excellent stuff.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Hi Seas Quatro price is far more attractive than some of the better known products that are on the market now.  The price advantage is a major consideration, or at least should be given how much fluorocarbon we typically run these days. I tend to run straight braid, then connected to Fluorocarbon leader on many of my own rigs. I'll use an entire spool of the FL line on top of my braid. That's a great way to put the odds in your favor in terms of getting bit, especially when fishing bait. This is my go-to line of choice, price is one consideration, but if it didn't get bit then who cares about price. Well, the stuff does indeed get bit quite well indeed.

 

COATESVILLE, PA (June 1, 2009) HI-SEAS introduces new 100% Fluorocarbon, with exclusive Quattro 4-color camouflage technology. There are two ways to reduce fishing line’s visibility underwater. The earliest method was developed by HI-SEAS and remains in use today in their extremely popular nylon monofilament lines Quattro Plus™ and Black Widow™. This ground breaking achievement works the same way a hunter’s camouflage clothing does, by breaking up visual patterns so it blends into the background. It’s a simple principle, but it took HI-SEAS to apply it to the science of fishing line.

The second method for making line less visible to the fish’s eye came about when line was extruded from polyvinylidene fluoride, a material that has a light refraction index similar to that of water. Most early fluorocarbon lines were manufactured from material so stiff and unruly that they were relegated to being used for leader material. The stuff just didn’t cast well and was far too stiff, but bass fishermen discovered that in addition to being less visible to fish, unlike nylon monofilament which tends to float and absorb water, fluorocarbon sank. That was a beneficial property for line when fishing jigs, worms and all kinds of finesse baits. Even in lighter tests, the stuff just didn’t perform well as a running line. That is, until HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon was introduced.

With the introduction of HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon Line three years ago, the company set a new standard for fluorocarbon performance. In one giant leap, HI-SEAS had overcome the problems inherent with other fluorocarbon lines like stiffness, poor knot strength, poor abrasion resistance and less than stellar casting abilities. B.A.S.S. Pro’s like Cliff Pace, Jeff Kriet, Jeff Connella, Andre Moore and Kim Bain Moore all agree that HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon quickly became the standard against which all others are judged. To date, no other fluorocarbon line has matched its superior performance characteristics.

“HI-SEAS has never been a company to rest on its past achievements,” said Mike Shields, VP of Sales and Marketing, “so we’re raising the bar again with the introduction of a revolutionary new line, Quattro Fluorocarbon. By applying our proprietary Quattro coloring process, we’ve added a new level of invisibility to our 100% Fluorocarbon line and leader products. Alternating lengths of scientifically selected colors mask the last remnants of the line’s visual footprint. This product represents the latest in underwater camouflage technology, and it’s available now!”

“As much as I love the original HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon, this new Quattro Fluorocarbon is even smoother and casts further with less effort than their original,” said Cliff Pace. According to on-the-water tests performed by Cliff and other members of the HI-SEAS Pro Staff, they agreed that Quattro Fluorocarbon is the best handling fluorocarbon line yet, while retaining a high degree of abrasion resistance and superior knot strength. Since it disappears so well underwater, our pros were able to increase the line rating they use without sacrificing stealth or fishability.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 12# - 0.12" .30mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 15# - 0.14" .35mm Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 20# - 0.16" .40mm Diameter, 25 yards $7.49
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 25# - 0.18" .45mm Diameter, 25 yards $7.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 25# - 0.18" .45mm Diameter, 50 yards $14.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 30# - 0.20" .50mm Diameter, 25 yards $10.69
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 30# - 0.20" .50mm Diameter, 50 yards $18.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 25 yards $13.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 50 yards $23.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 25 yards $15.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 50 yards $27.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 25 yards $17.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 50 yards $31.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 80# - 0.42" .9 mm Diameter, 25 yards $24.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 80# - 0.42" .9 mm Diameter, 50 yards $44.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 100# - 0.47" 1.2mm Diameter, 25 yards $29.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 130# - 0.47" 1.2mm Diameter, 25 yards $35.99

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Product Information,
Order Processing
& Shipping


Office Hours:
8AM-4PM
Monday-Friday

(office closed on major holidays and weekends)

Staff: Mark, Leeana,  Nadiya, Ryan & Tom

Phone Toll Free
1-877-424-2751
1-714-840-4500
Mailing Address:
CharkBait Sportfishing
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

If you are trying to reach us after 5pm weekdays or weekends, our Huntington Beach shop staff can assist. *
1-800-823-4243*
 

Please note: We're closed major holidays, both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,  Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

On-Line Operations, Policies, Practices & Shipping

ONLINE SALES & SERVICE CONTACTS
Click on one of the characters below to email us.

Retail Shops

Huntington Beach
Chark
Shop
Hours
Open Tuesday
thru Friday
10AM-6PM
 Saturday & Sunday
10AM-5PM

CLOSED Monday


Huntington National
Shopping Center
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
1-714-846-6452

Staff: 
Beta &
Brandon
Co-Managers,
Lawrence & Sergey
Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above
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San Diego
CharkShop
Hours
Open Tuesday
thru Friday
10AM-6PM
Saturday
10AM-5PM

CLOSED Sunday & Monday


Midway Village
Shopping Center

3166 Midway Dr. #101
San Diego, CA 92110
1-619-224-1112

Staff: Manager
Eric Prather Mgr.,
   Kaleb Asst.Mgr.,
& Jeff
Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above

Product Info&Sales

Mark
Product Advice
& Technical Assistance

(Owner/Operator)
Mon-Fri

Offshore Private Boating & Long Range
Product Info&Sales

Brandon
Product Advice


Long Range and Local Offshore 
Private
Boating


Beta
Local Fishing
Assistance


Inshore, Surf & Offshore  Private Boating
Customer Support

Tom
Order
Expediting & Technical Assistance

(Warehouse  Manager)

Inshore & Long Range
Customer
Support


Ryan

Shipping & Tracking
(Shipping Dept.)
Mon-Fri

Trout & Bass... knows nada about saltwater fishing
...but we'll work
on that...
Customer
Support

Leeana

Invoicing
& Billing Questions

Office Manager
Mon-Fri

Doesn't fish, nor play Candy Crush or Angry Birds...and if you ask if she's one of the models on our site you stand a good chance of being double billed.

skype us @ CharkBait-USA 

Skypen wir. Senden Sie uns ein eMail mit Ihren Kontaktinformationen und zur zeitlichen Planung der Kontaktaufnahme.

Skype мы. Пошлите электронную почту для данных по контакта и к контакту план-графика.

Skype nous.
La Marque de Courrier électronique pour notre compte appelle et programmer le temps.

Skype εμείς. Στείλετε το ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο για τα στοιχεία επαφής και στην επαφή προγράμματος.

Skype noi. Trasmetta il email per informazioni di contatto ed al contatto di programma.

Skype私達。連絡先情報のためのそしてスケジュールの接触への電子メールを送りなさい。

Skype nosotros. Envíe el email para la información de contacto y al contacto del horario.


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. (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.)

Visit us on our YouTube channel: CharkBaitUSA

As a means to reduce spam, we change the above incoming email addresses regularly. 
Please don't bother adding them to your address book.  
We do apologize for any inconvenience this policy creates. But, it's the only way we've found to post an email address on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family member of a deceased "Nigerian" leader trying to move great sums of  $ out of the country...


Thanks for visiting and supporting...
CharkBait! Internet Sportfishing

 

CharkBait is a member of the American Sportfishing Association - your voice for the preservation of our fishing rights.

City of Huntington Beach Business License: A179880, A207574

All rights reserved © 1996-2016
All rights reserved: All Original Images and Creative Content are the copyrighted property of CharkBait/Mark Smith.
The CharkBait name, logos and other content of this website are trademarked
, as well, the names of our proprietary lures and travel rods are tradmarked and our exclusive use is reserved by us. These registered
names include: Toro Tamer, Surf Explorer, Offshore Explorer, Inshore Explorer and of course CharkBait!

Infringement upon our legal rights to exclusivity of use will be vigorously prosecuted. That's a promise.


CharkBait makes no guarantee on merchandise, product safety or suitability beyond those claims offered by the respective manufacturers. We only offer products that we believe in. CharkBait maintains a significant inventory of the products we represent, that saves shipping time for our clients, and proves our belief in the products we represent. We stock the gear we sell, we don't depend upon a third party to handle your order.  Your order with CharkBait is given personal attention. 

We do not provide any personal information regarding our visitors and clients to anyone. That's our privacy policy. We do have banner advertising on many pages.  We are the host for that service, the ads reside on our server. We do utilize "cookies" in order to increase user friendliness and functionality of this site. Cookies are required for building your "shopping cart." Bottom line, CharkBait respects our visitors and clients. 

We maintain the site daily, but please don't hold us liable for tyyppooographical errors or price changes which are beyond our control.  All transactions are confirmed prior to shipment.  All opinions expressed are those of the author, you can take 'em or leave 'em.  Shoes and shirts are not required for service. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  I think that about covers it.