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#1 
Avet
Last Call! Dorado Raptors
-And Something new....
 
#2  
Accurate

Tern Star Drag Reels
Preorder 2019 Models!
#3    
Okuma
Tesoro

Super-Stars

 New for 2018
Free Spooling
#4  
Accurate
 
Valiants
More Sizes, and free offers too!
#5
United Composites

Xtreme Series

Perfection for Private Boaters
!
#6
Boston

Big Game Kite
Fly 'em high!
#7
Yo-Zuri

Squids for Tuna
Troll, Kite or Cast and Retrieve!
#8
Hi Seas

Quattro Fluorocarbon

Value and Performance!
#9  
Daiwa

Travel Rods
Very Nice and Excellent Values, too!
#10  
Surf Explorer
Travel Rods
Clearance Priced!

8/12/2018 
 

Doing a couple things we don't ordinarily do this week.  I don't like posting new products until they arrive, would rather not be on the hook for someone else not living up to expectation. But, in the case of both Accurate and Avet, this time we will get ahead of the curve.  Both firms are introducing some rather interesting new products in the coming weeks. Avet has the new Patriot limited edition reels arriving within two weeks.  Work is being done now, the unique sublimation anodized coloring process is underway. Avet says two weeks and I believe 'em.  Accurate's new Tern star drags are also in production now with a release date mid September.  Folks like getting a jump on new products, we believe Accurate will hit their timeline as they have for each introduction over the past several years. So, we'll offer folks a first shot at both, and both have free rigging including superior braid spooling with several options right now.  Get yours first by ordering now.

Big bluefin still on tap off CA's coast: One of our HB shops long time client nailed a 300+ lb bluefin last week. He got his on one of the fall flats we rigged up.  I've got to mention, we (and the boats) have seen some pretty squirrely rigging jobs come thru our doors.  One shop is "upgrading" the lures with up to five hooks, three rigged on the arse end of the jigs.  NOT GOOD! Running two quality assist hooks is all you need, and by adding hooks to the arse end of the jig you are risking your catch!  Understand that the hooks should be rigged on a solid ring, the same solid ring should be connected to your reel's line.  Do NOT rig up hooks at the ring on the back of the lure. If you do, then you are at risk - the split ring used to connect your main line can open up (which is why you should be running everything off the solid ring). One of our clients, using our rigging, saw what can happen. He got his fish, but lost his lure when things came apart during the fight.

This week I take my family back to East Texas for vacation again. Please be kind to staff here while I'm out. I won't have access to email where we're staying so if you have a product question it might be best to call in during shop hours, email correspondence may be slower than usual. You know my grand plan, if family likes Texas in the summer its a slam dunk they'll go along with my plan to retire there in the not too distant future, and love it (especially spring and fall).  This time we all go, even my oldest son who will be finishing up college this year and missed out the prior three trips.  We'll be staying at Lake o'the Pines but also visiting Caddo and hooking up with some old family friends who relocated to Hughes Springs 40+ years back.  We'll have a boat for a couple days, canoe too, and hoping for some bass and crappie. Definitely need to see both sons catch their first bass, and wife to cook up her first crappie... Here's hoping for some good luck and good eats.  Once back, I get about a week to catch up and then get to head out on our annual 5 day'r on the Red Rooster!!!

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!

Sincerely,
Mark Smith
(The Weekly Specials are updated Weekly! Usually Sunday Morning, but things can change with little or no warning as a result of local fishing conditions, or wife's directive.)


Billing: Please note, we do things a bit differently than other on-line businesses, in part due to my own concerns over on-line privacy and fraud protection. When you submit your order with us, you will not be asked for your CVC number during check out. You are immediately sent an order confirmation. We will then contact you by phone or email to confirm your order, make sure rigging if needed is clearly understood, stock availability confirmed and then we will ask for the CVC and process your order. We do NO billing online. Best practices for on-line credit card transactions is to never store CVC numbers - for YOUR PROTECTION. Once we process your order and bill your card, that information is shredded. You will need to re-enter that data each time your order on-line. We do this to protect your private information.  I was on the bad end of a fraud situation some years back, twice, $40K each time, over 80K! One was an ACH transfer, the other bogus credit card billing. I'm still on the hook for over 20K, from what I considered a trusted supplier.... You can not count on your bank's help, but you can limit your exposure. Think about that next time you order from an on-line retailer who holds your credit card information.  We don't do business that way. We treat our clients like we'd like to be treated, thus the added security.  

FREE Fed Ex GROUND SHIPPING*
*Free Shipping for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods will carry a surcharge of $20) shipped within USA FedX or USPS - 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 will quote you prior to billing.  Please note, FedEx and UPS no longer want the long rod business. They have increased their shipping rates for boxes 96 inches or greater, increased to over $100!  We have a work around for most of CA, but have not found an alternate arrangement for the long rods.  Working on it...  Reason for the increase, increased handling costs - labor vs. conveyer and machine, it takes a human to move the long boxes without risk of damage...

*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

Avet Raptors
Limited Edition Dorado Flavor!

LAST CALL, ALMOST GONE FOREVER

Unique limited production of Avet's Dorado colored reels ended in 2018.  We grabbed the remaining inventory of HX Raptor 3 speed, HXW Raptor 3 speed and the little SXJ Raptor - all in beautiful and exclusively limited Dorado!

Avet really did a wonderful job with the dorado colored Raptors, and a lot of folks missed out on grabbing one when they were relatively plentiful.  Well, they're gone now...with the exception of the three models we are offering here now.  We scored the remaining stock of HX and HXW 3 speed Raptors, and we gobbled up the little SXJ's too.  Smallest of small to the very usefully sized 3 speed HX Raptors, covers quite a range of line tests for folks.  The little SXJ can fish up to 50 lbs going straight braid, but most will go 40# and down.  For the HX's, 80 to 100 lb range is most common and a very good call. We include braid rigging, hollowcore 16 strand if so desired, and that's exactly what I'd be running on these excellent reels.

For big fish, the three speed option is a wonderful tool. 1:1 gearing, that's a real head turner by any measure.  Couple the winch-like strength of the drag system in Raptors to a 1:1 gear ratio and you have true stump pulling power. Couple that power to a reel which can cast with the best, you have a real advantage and a beautiful reel for long term ownership.  The little SXJ, that's a whole different type of reel for a wide range of applications. Drag capability is quite suitable for fishing up to 50 lbs. For fishing lighter lines, it's a very useful piece. For those targeting larger fish on smaller gear, well this could be perfection, perfection in a stunningly beautiful reel.

 

 
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Braid Spooling and Mono Spooling - rigging included
- 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
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Spliceable Hollow Core or 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 HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 
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Made in America, and very proud of it!

FREE SHIPPING & Super Braid Rigging!


So, what's Avet doing for their next limited edition reels? Something pretty special will be coming in the next few weeks - Avet's Patriot Limited Edition Raptors and Big Game Reels! While we don't typically do advance orders given possible production delays, this time we're making an exception given the unique and limited nature of these beauties. (Only Raptors and Big Game Pro 30, 50, 80 series)

AVET Patiot Edition Raptors!
Coming in Two Weeks!!!
This unique finish will carry a $50 increase in price from the standard colored Raptors

Raptors are a more refined, and higher drag capacity series of reels from Avet. These take their whole game up one notch, providing truly big fish capable reels in compact sizes. Their machining is better, their operation better, and their drag capacity much greater than their size would suggest. There is less side load on the bearings as a result of increased drag capacity. Casting is flawless, and all models with the exception of the HX Wide Raptor come with Avet's super performing Magnetic Cast control. They are the best this innovative manufacturer produces, and they are made to outperform all other reels on the market.

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Braid/Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag

strike/full
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
Rigged or other
value added
LIMITED PATRIOT EDITION
SXJ Raptor est 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz $385
$50 Additional Charge
SX Raptor 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz $395
MXJ Raptor 230/30# 400/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20 $422
MXL Raptor 270/30# 500/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22 $432
JX Raptor 290/30 500 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23 $467
LX Raptor 350/30 660 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24 $476
HXJ Raptor 200/50# 300 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz $445
HX Raptor 280/80# 500 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz $504
HX Wide Raptor 360/50# 460 130#
600 100#
8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz $512

All models come with Rod Clamps - Avet figured out how to include this feature on the tiny SXJ Raptors!

Your Pick: Solid or Hollow Core SPLICEABLE Super BRAID, FREE Multi-Tool, Lure Pack, Drag Scale...
 

Choose your FREE offer. Receive either the Premium Multi-Tool split ring crimping PLIERS, a free lure pack, drag scale, or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.   

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Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve
Lefty reels are available in silver at no increase in costs. Black, gold or blue lefties will add $50 to the price of your reel.
No other color options for lefty reels
Color

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value) -
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the 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.   

FREE OFFER:

Select: Free Braid, Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure Assortment.
 
 
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
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
SELECT options above,
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free, as one of several special offers - if you do NOT take the promotional price discount offered.
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
Hollow Core:  DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE USING TORO TAMER'S LINE - IT'S A FREEBIE, BUT IF YOU SELECT
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
$40.00
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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Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #2

Accurate Tern
2019 Model - Arriving by Mid-September
!
 

Accurate showed off their first Star Drag reel at ICAST last month, a true twin drag star drag reel. These new reels will begin shipment the second week in September. We usually do not offer things on this page which are not in our hands, but we will make an exception on both the Avet Patriot and Accurate Tern reels. For both demand will be high and initial supply low. Those who have orders in will have priority shipping. 

There are a couple things distinguishing Accurate's design.  First off, twin drag application to a star drag reel. Rather than a drag stack, metal and carbon fiber washers on one side of the reel, with Accurate's design there sa pressure plate and friction washer on both sides of the spool. The result is, like other Twin-Drag reels, smoothness that comes from only having to apply half the pressure of a traditional design since that pressure is applied to both sides of the spool rather than only one.  The spool is also sleeved, excellent freespool the result.  The other thing Accurate mentions with their new designs is CVX technology.  That's an interesting buzzword. Don't quite know what that means in machining or fishing. It has a distinct meaning in government (an app for engagement...bs). In Accurate's terminolgy glossery, CVX refers to the way the frames were cut out verses BX or other series reels, more weight trimmed from the frames while retaining similar strength.  Bottom line, they are light like the Valiants, similar weight savings from more traditional designs.

These reels will begin arriving mid-September. We placed our initial order in July. Order yours now and you'll get your reel first. Warranty is one year, parts and labor.

PRE-PRODUCTION IMAGES FROM ICAST

 

MODEL WEIGHT(OZ) GEAR RATIO BRAID CAP INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG PRICE
TX-300X N/A 6:1 325/30lb 38″ 30 $279
TX-300 N/A 4.7:1 325/30lb 30.5″ 30 $279
TX-400X 15.7 6:1 400/50lb 38″ 30 $289
TX-400 15.7 4.7:1 400/50lb 30.5″ 30 $289
TX-500X N/A 6:1 500/50lb 45″ N/A $299
TX-500 N/A 4.7:1 500/50lb 35.5″ N/A $299
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FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID

- 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
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand 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 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 Price Braid & Mono Rigging



Okuma Tesoro
Star Drag
BACK IN STOCK

The Tesoro is a 2018 model reel, first shown at ICAST July 2017. The new star drag reels got a lot of attention from anglers, with the improvement in casting of leverdrags it seems there's a preponderance of lever's and less star drag reel options for serious anglers who are looking for a high quality star.  There really are applications where both types of reel offer advantages. 20 years ago, if you wanted a good casting reel it pretty much had to be a star drag. These days, in no small part thanks to Cal Sheets, Larry Cofe, and of course Avet, lever drag reels improved. But, still you can do some things with a star drag reel you just can't duplicate on a leverdrag.  So, there's a market among anglers for the benefits a good star drag can offer.  As of this date (11/2017) Daiwa's Saltiga has been the class act in this regard. Along comes the Tesoro, and I have to say it's similarly refined, but a very different reel.  The metal-work is very good, as expected, but you'll also note that these are trimmer than what we're used to handling, excess weight has been taken off areas of the reel where it's not needed. Freespool is simply excellent, and the drag is very capable, you can button 'em down and not effect casting performance.  Could very well become the wahoo reels of choice for a lot of guys. Compact, light, modern technology and application of best practices in design...and a 3 year warranty.

The Tesoro reels make use of (buzzword) alumilite frame construction which provides more precise tolerances for precise gear alignment, maximum castability, and durability. The mechanical stabilizing system keeps the reels in precise alignment for strong, stable and smooth long term performance. Okuma also has a patent pending enhancement which stabilizes the spool at three key points to maintain optimum performance and minimize spool shaft flex when under pressure.

- High Speed 6.2:1 gear ratio
- 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame, sideplate and spool
- 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing
- Multi-disc Carbonite drag system with Cals drag grease
- CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating Process
- Swept aluminum star for increased ergonomics
- Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble while cranking
- 4BB+1RB corrosion resistant bearings, spool bearing with TSI oil
- Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
- Dual anti-reverse (mechanical and roller bearing)
- XL Gearing: Drop down gear box
- Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing allows for zero back play in handle
- MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
- Self-lubricating gear system, all models

Specification

Tesoro Star Drag
Model  Gear ratio Bearings Weight (g) Line retrieve Max  drag force(kg) Monofilament line capacity
(diameter in mm.)
Braided line rating Frame Sideplate Spool Pricing
TSR-5S
(NOW
available)
6.2:1 4BB+1RB 320gm
11.3oz
39" 14 lbs
7kg

(0.35/325, 0.40/255, 0.45/190)
400/50# AL AL AL $299
TSR-10S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 540gm
19oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg

320/25# (0.40), 245/30(0.45),150/40 (0.54)
(0.35/390, 0.40/290, 0.45/225)

500/50 AL AL AL $319
TSR-12S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 550gm
19.2oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg 405/25# (0.40), 295/30(0.45),180/40 (0.54)
(0.40375, 0.45/270, 0.54/170)
475/65 AL AL AL $319

 

That type of stuff is all good, no, lets make that excellent and just one step from incredible.  But, I'm a bit more into feel, touch, subjective evaluation.  All the buzzwords and specs don't mean as much as how a reel actually feels doing what it's supposed to do. Okuma has another winner in my estimation.  The Tesoro feels like a quality reels should, better since it's pretty darn light. You could call it a star drag Makaira, and in some respects that might be fair, but it's a much different reel and one that needed to be made.  There's no slop in the handle, everything feels reassuringly solid and tight, smooth upon  cranking the handle.  Nice feel.  Excellent freespool, really these are excellent casting reels. Great for distance casting, and hard pulling drag capability. 

I very much appreciate all that the Okuma engineers are doing to try to minimize the effects of saltwater. The treatment to the metal parts, and (one of my peeve points on almost all other manufacturers) the Tesoro has proper porting, so you can actually clean a reel after a hard days fishing. Take a look at the pics below to see what I mean, four ports, no vac lock, easy drain while fishing or when you're back home cleaning, good airflow for drying...makes a difference long term in my book.

It's often the little things that make big differences in how well certain reels perform over time.  Did the manufacturer shortchange on the bearings, or make use of a cheap stamped clamp or reel foot. How are they putting their parts together? That's what makes working on a reel simple or overly complicated, some can be so darn hard to work on that a reel becomes more fit for the garbage basket than repair bench. Well, the Tesoro is really pretty straight ahead in how she's put together. In a lot of ways, you could say this relatively light reel is overbuilt. Simple, straight forward desing with care taken on the small things that make a big difference over time. Note the way the reel foot is put together, four points secured to reel frame - not two, reel clamp allows plenty of thread on the bolts to be secured.  One could call it overbuilt for it's intended line class by some standards, but I'd suggest it's just built to best practices standards.   

 

The images above show off the first two models in the line, however as of June 2018 Okuma began supplying the third model in the Tesoro series, the model 5S. The 5 is just a bit smaller, smaller diameter sideplate, about 8 or so ounces less in weight, but the same overall construction as the two larger models. The 5S is pictured below... 

 
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FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID

- 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
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand 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 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 Price Braid & Mono Rigging


 

Special #4

ACURATE Valiant
-Micro Reel with Mega POWER!
And, for 2018 some larger versions too!

Accurate has a couple of new things to mention. The little 300 size is now available with clicker for $10 more than the standard model.  Valiants will now also be available in silver with blue trim (or with red as is pictured).  Further, Accurate is offering the reels in black at no increase in cost at the present time. This had been only available with an upcharge of $100.

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.  Accurate showed off the 600 sizes at ICAST 2017, and hinted at two additional models, 800 & 1000.

 

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • 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.

 

 

MODEL WEIGHT(OZ) GEAR RATIO BRAID CAP INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG Price
BV-300 9.9 6:1 325yds/30lb 38″ 23 $399
BV-400 14 6:1 325yds/50lb 38″ 26 $459
BV2-400 14.3 6:1.3:1 325yds/50lb 38″/19″ 26 $559
BV-500N 15 6:1 300yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500N 15.3 6:1.3:1 300yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-500 16 6:1 475yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500 16.3 6:1.3:1 475yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-600NN 18 6:1 300yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600N 18 6:1 400yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600 18 6:1 500yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV2-600NN 19 5:1-2.2:1 300yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600N 19 5:1-2.2:1 400yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600 20 5:1-2.2:1 500yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-800N 24 5:1-2.2:1 600yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649
BV2-800 25 5:1-2.2:1 800yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649

The standard 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker (but you can opt for a clicker for +$10), the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker, as do the rest of the Accurate Valiant series reels. The 800N and up sizes also offer lugs.
 

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.


Valiant 300 & 400 2 speed


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

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!


500N II

500 II

500N II 360 degree with magnification
(Requires Flash)

500 Single Speed with magnification
(Requires Flash)

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).

Accurate further developed 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.  At the 2017 ICAST show Accurate showed off their 600 size which is now available (three sizes, 600NN, 600N and 600). And, for 2018 we have already received the 800, 800N and soon the 1000 sized reels.

800N and 800 sizes

I must admit to some personal skepticism over the larger 800 and 1000 sized Valiants.  Those large sized reels made me a bit insecure, thinking folks would take advantage of the size and attempt to do things that really are best done on ATD 50's. I was concerned about fishing 80-100 lb lines at appropriate drag settings, heavy loading. The large Valiants have the line capacity to fish heavier tests. Well, I may need to revise my thinking...  The folks at Accurate are boasting of a 424 lb yellowfin tuna taken off Loreto Mexico on a Val 800 2 speed! The fellow who landed the fish, fishing aboard a private charter boat, is no slouch angler. He's a ringer, no doubt, and he knew what he was doing - not a random catch, it was targeted aboard a boat that could maneuver and chase the fish.  He was not overloading the reel, since he was running 50# line, he had very good line capacity to work with.  So, this is a far different situation than fishing aboard a Long Range sportfishing that's dead in the water with 28 guys at the rail.  Nonetheless, a yellowfin over 400 lbs is a super catch on any gear, and to think it was done on such a light reel is nothing short of amazing! I'll put aside my skepticism, that's an incredible accomplishment by a very experienced angler. This is a pending IGFA world record for 50# line.  Congratulations to the angler and to Accurate! - Mark

 

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 - Spliceable Hollow-core or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

 
Qty:   

Color

Default color is silver with red accent. You can also select silver with blue accent and now BLACK at no additional cost.
Note, other colors may increase cost by $100. Call for more information.
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 Spliceable HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 
 

 

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #5

United Composites
Challenger Xtreme Series

CHALLENGER EXTREME & CHALLENGER EXTREME BLUE WATER
BOAT AND TROLLING RODS

Just a side question, anyone noticing the UC rods on Discovery's Wicked Tuna? UC doesn't give stuff away in order to be on the boats, too. More and more skippers are  

In the same family as UC's Rail Rods, the Challenger Extreme boat rods offer superior Dual Helix technology blanks to ensure the highest strength and greatest durability. Equipped with a hypalon forgrip, slickbutt rear grip and gimbal, these rods will get a lot of use by any private boater. The rods feature a stunning black base wrap with red and silver detail securing the ALPS S-6 Deep Pressed frame ring guides. The mid-range Type II rods feature American Tackle rollers (offering more clearance than other commonly used rollers - more range of use given knot diameter, wind-ons, etc). Rods are available in the standard black finish or by special order white finish. The standup boat rods feature ring guides, the RCE trolling rods are also built upon the same Dual Helix composite blanks, but feature an all aluminum ALPS UniButt and rollers.

Wrap colors are as pictured left. First production was done in metalic blue, but that's not the plan going forward. There are three groups of rods in this series, all geared to the needs of private boaters. The first are boat rods, heavy duty ring guides with slick butts (again note that the wrap color is as pictured left rather than the blue shown below). The next group of rods make use of ALPS roller guides and uni-butts (straight or curved). The last group of rods make use of the same butt options, straight or curved, and AFTCO Wind-On guides. Those rollers are LARGE, can handle the largest knots and lines without issues.

Challenger Extreme series rods are based upon the CP & Rail Rod 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.  

 

 
CHALLENGER XTREME
GROUP 1 - Perfect Private Boater All Around Use Rods
Kite, Troll, Bait, Jig, Bottomfishing... Slick Butt and Hypolon Butts
GROUP 1 Boat Rods - General Purpose
CHALLENGER XTREME STAND-UP RODS - Ring Guides,
Hypolon grips front and rear.
United Composite RCX-55XH-C 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $319.00
United Composite RCX-55XXH-C 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCX-60XH-C 50-80 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $326.00
United Composite RCX-60XXH-C 50-100 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $332.00
GROUP 1 Boat Rods - General Purpose
CHALLENGER XTREME STAND-UP RODS - Ring Guides,
Slick-Butt
United Composite RCX-55XH-C 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $319.00
United Composite RCX-55XXH-C 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCX-60XH-C 50-80 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $326.00
United Composite RCX-60XXH-C 50-100 lb 6'0" MODERATE-FAST $332.00
 
RODS LISTED BELOW WILL REQUIRE PRODUCTION TIME OF ONE MONTH
GROUP II - Primary Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME TROLLING RODS - ALPS
STRAIGHT UniButt and American Tackle Rollers
United Composite RCX-54XH-STRAIGHT UniButt 30-50 lb 5'6" MODERATE $489.00
United Composite RCX-54XXH-STRAIGHT UB 50-80 lb 5'6" MODERATE $494.00
United Composite RCX-54XO-STRAIGHT UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE $499.00
United Composite RCX-54XOS-STRAIGHT UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $509.00
GROUP II - Primary Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME TROLLING RODS - ALPS CURVED UniButt  and American Tackle Rollers
United Composite RCX-54XH-CURVED UB 30-50 lb 5'6" MODERATE $499.00
United Composite RCX-54XXH-CURVED UB 50-80 lb 5'6" MODERATE $504.00
United Composite RCX-54XO-CURVED UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE $509.00
United Composite RCX-54XOS-CURVED UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $519.00
GROUP IV - Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME BIG GAME RODS - AFTCO Straight UniButt & upgrade
AFTCO Wind-on Rollers
United Composite RCX-40XH-UB 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $759.00
United Composite RCX-40XXH-UB 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $769.00
United Composite RCX-40XO-UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE-FAST $779.00
United Composite RCX-40XOS-UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $799.00
GROUP IV - Trolling Duty
CHALLENGER XTREME BIG GAME RODS - AFTCO CURVED UniButt & upgrade
AFTCO Wind-on Rollers
United Composite RCX-40XH-UB 50-80 lb 5'6" FAST $769.00
United Composite RCX-40XXH-UB 50-100 lb 5'6" FAST $779.00
United Composite RCX-40XO-UB 60-130 lb 5'6" MODERATE-FAST $789.00
United Composite RCX-40XOS-UB 130+ lb 5'6" MODERATE $809.00
 

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Special #6

BOSTON BIG GAME KITE

This kite has gained a lot of positive feedback based in no small part to it's ease of use and price. Regardless of price, this is a great kite to own for any private boater. They deploy easily given their foil type design, less of a need to run helium to get the thing where it needs to go. The Big Game kite flies in a wider range of wind conditions than most kites, 5-20 knots suggested by the manufacturer. In truth, you'll find these to be the easiest fliers on the market - they do well in relatively slack conditions. In stronger winds you may find yourself wanting the kite to stay down lower to the water and further out from your boat. The other neat thing about these particular kites is that they don't hold water like other ones do. If the kite goes down, hits the water and gets wet it will not detract from it's ability to fly! They'll work in wet or dry conditions. Folks often have added a bit of weight to the kite to achieve their desired distance/height. The kite was made for handling larger baits, and does so quite well. It's suggested that you fly this kite with 80# or greater line. The heavier the winds, the heavier the line for flying - this will help keep the kite flying out away from your boat rather than straight up (and away from the fish). Some will fly a flag off the kite, perhaps 50 feet down the line to add some additional drag. (Really seems a bit strange to suggest adding drag whether it be a flag, weight or heavier line, but the ease of flying this particular kite opens the door to some fiddling in order to deal with heavier winds and a more vertical flight path. These are the easiest kites to run I've come across.)

 

BACK IN STOCK!!!

Boston Big Game Kite
-comes with storage bag
 (which is also used as a tail)
$59.99

Special #7

Yo-Zuri Squids

Tuna Time!

Squids for Bluefin

Yo-Zuri is a primary supplier of octopus skirts and squid imitation lures.  About 20 years ago we introduced anglers to a squid and jig casting lure we made up using diamond jigs inside Yo-Zuri squids. They proved darn effective for tuna, yellowtail, anything that can be tempted by a nice chunk of calamari. Sadly Yo-Zuri discontinued the squirts we used and we did not replace with another manufacturers product.  But, Yo-Zuri came back with a full line of skirts and brought back our squids, in more flavors. As before, these are very well made, with an internal collar to help keep the lure's shape and improve both presentation and durability. We've selected their best flavors/color patterns in three sizes which include 5 and 7/8 inch/150mm, 9 1/2"/240mm and a big 11 3/4"/300mm size.  Lures are packed one per bag with the exception of the smallest 5 7/8" size which come two per bag.

Folks use these lures several ways.  Some will rig up chains and spreader bars with these excellent lures. Some will rig up the lures with a large hook, internal weight, and run them off a kite. That's probably one of the most productive methods for enticing a hard to catch tuna, working the lure on the surface at some distance from your boat.  And, as I mentioned, there are folks that will make use of a squid-n-jig (jig inside the squid) and then cast, drop and retrieve the lure.

For those heading out to tangle with 200 300+ lb tuna (one of our clients nailed another big one last week...) off California's coast, I'll suggest rigging up one of these off a kite rather than or in addition to a flying fish.  Fliers have been quite productive, well proven last season and they are still getting hits. But, there's a reason to try something a bit different, though still prime on the feeding charts for big tuna.  Our East Coast anglers take full advantage of the enticement value of squid imitations, and left coasters should take note and broaden their offering - whether trolled, fished off a kite or balloon. These squids provide a great alternative, and having something different may be all it takes to bring up a biter. The big bluefin tuna we have off our coast eat a lot more calimari than they do flying fish.  Additionally, load a couple large long range egg sinkers inside the hollow body or stick in an appropriately sized and hooked diamond jig within the body and go deep - can be very effective dusk and dawn. - Mark

 

Nice big eyes Internal Collar

As mentioned there are lots of ways to rig these things. Aside from the more traditional methods, chains, spreader bars, surface teasers... we like to run these in both a cast and retrieve and vertical mode.  To do that you can rig on heavier 130-300 lb leader with heavy long range egg sinkers or with internal jigs.  Run a big diamond jig inside the squid to gain the mass necessary to reach deeper holding fish or go with a large Fall Flat or Tady 14 heavy as shown below.  Personally, adding a couple big long range eggs connected with a solid ring to a pair of heavy Assist Hooks like Mustad now offers would be a very good call... Stick in a small glow stick, and drop your squid down DEEP before dawn or after sunset. The big tuna will find this calamari irresistable!

The lumo/glow squid has a large Tady 15 heavy inside, the brown squid makes use of a Fall Flat with assist hooks.  These are shown as examples, in practice be sure to keep your assist hooks on a solid ring and connect your main line to that ring. Do not depend upon the thru-wire or split ring to hold your catch. Use of a small internal glow stick is also a good call when going deep...

 


Yo-Zuri Squirts!

 

Buy

Description Price
YoZuri Squid 300mm R149-017C p-od brown $7.99
YoZuri Squid 240mm R147-017C p-od brown $5.99
YoZuri Squid 150mm R142-017C p-od brown $4.99
YoZuri Squid 300mm R149-011C brown pink belly $7.99
YoZuri Squid 240mm R147-011C brown pink belly $5.99
YoZuri Squid 150mm R142-011C brown pink belly $0.00
YoZuri Squid 300mm R149-032C orange $7.99
YoZuri Squid 240mm R147-032C orange $5.99
YoZuri Squid 150mm R142-032C orange $5.99
YoZuri Squid 300mm R149-003C lumo glow $7.99
YoZuri Squid 240mm R147-003C lumo glow $5.99
YoZuri Squid 150mm R142-003C lumo glow $5.99
YoZuri Squid 300mm R149-021C pink $7.99
YoZuri Squid 240mm R147-021C pink $5.99
YoZuri Squid 150mm R142-021C pink $5.99

Long Range Barrel
(stubby egg sinker - lead weight)
6 ounce - 1/bag @ $4.99
8 ounce - 1/bag @ $4.99
11 ounce - 1/bag @ $5.99

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 Special #8

Hi Seas
Camo Fluorocarbon

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 Quattro 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.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 6# - 0.12" .28mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 8# - 0.12" .30mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 10# - 0.12" .32mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 12# - 0.12" .35mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 15# - 0.14" .40mm Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 20# - 0.16" .42mm 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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 Special #9

DAIWA ARDITO TRAVEL RODS

Nice to see some new players in the travel rod business. Daiwa introduced several models over the recent years and we're happy to add them to our offerings.  Nicely made, very good actions and some unique features make Daiwa's Ardito Travel rods well worth considering. Excellent quality, very reasonable price, major manufacturer - all combine beautifully to create Daiwa's Ardito travel rods.


Ardito-TR Multi-Piece Rods

ARDITO-TR FEATURES:
  • Daiwas exclusive HVF (High Volume Fiber) Graphite construction
  • X45 Bias Graphite fiber construction for flexibility, strength and virtually zero blank twist
  • V-Flex Ferrule Joint System
  • Un-sanded Micro pitch taping Blank
  • Multi-piece travel design
  • Fuji Aluminum Oxide Guides
  • Semi-hard travel case

Five-Year Limited Warranty

MULTI-PIECE TRAVEL TRIGGER RODS

Model Number Power Action Length
Feet
Pieces Line Wt.
(Lb.)
Lure Wt.
(Ounces)
No.
Guides
PRICE
ARDT703MFB-TR M F 7' 3 8 - 17 1/4 - 3/4 10 $129
ARDT703MHFB-TR MH F 7' 3 10 - 20 1/4 - 1 10 $129
ARDT763MHFB-TR MH F 7'6" 3 10 - 20 1/4 - 1 10 $129
MULTI-PIECE TRAVEL SPINNING RODS
Model Number Power Action Length
Feet
Pieces Line Wt.
(Lb.)
Lure Wt.
(Ounces)
No.
Guides
PRICE
ARDT703MFS-TR M F 7' 3 6 - 15 1/4 - 3/4 8 $129
ARDT703MFS-TR M F 7' 3 6 - 15 1/4 - 3/4 8 $129
ARDT763MLXS-TR ML XF 7'6" 3 4 - 15 1/8 - 3/8 8 $129
ARDT763MHFS-TR MH F 7'6" 3 8 - 17 1/4 - 1 8 $129
 

MULTI-PIECE COMBO SPINNING AND CASTING TRAVEL RODS

Model Number Power Action Length
Feet
Pieces Line Wt.
(Lb.)
Lure Wt.
(Ounces)
No.
Guides
PRICE
ARDT70MHF-SC MH F 7' 5+1 8 - 17 1/4 - 1 9 $139

The last rod shown above and the last on the ordering section, the ARDT70NHF-SC, is the most interesting - all are very, very good, but the SC is unique. One rod to cover both spinning and conventional reels! I bought one of these for my wife, and a 703MFB for my son who is more conventional reel inclined. A rod that swings both ways?  WONDERFUL!!!  Makes life easy for those occasions when you want to have a rod in the car or along on the trip, but you're unsure of the best approach.  Take two reels and one rod and be prepared!

 
Buy Description Price
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MFB-TR
for conventional reels
$129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MHFB-TR
for conventional reels
$129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MFB-TR
for conventional reels
$129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT703MHFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MLXS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT763MHFS-TR SPINNER $129.99
Daiwa Ardito ARDT70MHF-SC SPIN & CONVENTIONAL use $139.99

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 Special #10