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#1 
Daiwa LEXA
!
New Lexa Models
2017 ICAST Introductions!
#2  
Accurate
NEW Valiant 600 SIZE
single and two speed
IN STOCK
& In BLACK!
#3    
Avet G-2
 New Models
 
FREE BRAID Rigging!
#4  
Okuma

Metaloid Reels
VALUE and Performance!
#5
Ron-Z
Big Bluefin Lures

Proven Performer on Big Bluefin
#6
ToroTamer

Wounded Swimmers!
Tuna and Wahoo!
#7
Tormenter
Wahoo Bombs
New ICAST Introduction!
#8
Tady
The BA Returns
New Heavy Iron!
#9  
Ahi Assassin

Jigging and Popping Rods

Clearance -
 SAVE $100!
#10  
Rod Grip
Accessories
Cold Shrink &
Winn Grips

Upgrade Your Fishing Rod!

9/17/2017
Local fishing slowed a bit last week for the larger bluefin, though local and San Diego boats were loading up on yellowfin tuna and yellowtail. Many of the yellowfin tuna were small and one could make a good argument against their taking - saving the your limit for the larger grade. We'll see improvement in the catch, but there were plenty of very small 5-10 lb fish being taken. Heck, with all the bait that's been around these fish could likely double in weight in just a couple months... Still, there were some good yellowfin in the mix, some skippies showing too. So, it looks like we're going to be in the midst of some very good local fishing for the next couple months - very likely. The bluefin may have moved up the line, the fish on the 43 aren't playing and folks are thinking they've moved north a bit, maybe, maybe not. Moon phase improves this coming week, so we're expecting and hoping for better results.

For specials, again some tasty products to promote.  We've received most of the new Daiwa Lexa series reels. They now make use of WINN Grips on the knobs. There are a couple refinements to the new Lexa reels, very nice reels.  Accurate's Valiant series continues to impress.  They've been landing some quality fish on these little powerhouses, no doubt the Valiants represent the future for Accurate. Some dandy wahoo lures posted this week, new iron from Tady, Ron-Z lures for larger tuna.  While I like my UC's an awful lot, I've also done quite well fishing the Ahi Assassin rods. If you're looking for a wonderful 8 footer for added casting distance or a shorter jigging rod, special savings are in place this week. 

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith
 

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


FREE Fed Ex GROUND SHIPPING*
* for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods carry a surcharge of $15-20) within USA unless stated otherwise.  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
DAIWA LEXA

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID
RIGGED YOUR WAY!

ICAST 2017 INTRODUCTION!

300 Yards FREE SUPER BRAID

Get 300 yards of top quality Gel Spun Braid Spooling at no extra charge with these innovative NEW reels.

Daiwa's Lexa series reels have been tremendous values and tremendous reels to own. Relatively small baitcasters with high drag capability make them great inshore reels with some serious offshore capability. 2017 MODELS NOW ARRIVING - WE'VE RECEIVED SEVERAL SIZES, STILL WAITING FOR A COUPLE BUT MOST ARE HERE NOW.

This series first was shown at ICAST 2012, adding models in 2013 introducing a new 400 size, these have proven their merit for applications requiring greater capacity - in several  configurations. In 2016 ICAST Daiwa updated the Lexa series, added some models with asked for features like the clicker which is now available on some models, further refined gear ratio offerings, etc. For 2017 and beyond Daiwa refined the models further, and added new WINN grip handle knobs.


Daiwa's 400 sized reels run $249, the 300 size @ $199

 

At ICAST 2017 Daiwa did an update to the "standard" LEXA series reels. They've now incorporated new WINN GRIP Knobs to this wonderful series of reels. The standard 10 models now make use of the durable, tacky sure-grip security and positive feel of WINN handle knobs. This represents a very nice enhancement to some wonderful inshore reels.

 

 

 

LEXA Type WN with Winn Grip Knobs

Model
Number
Action
FW / SW
Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn
Drag Max Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
LEXA WN300H H / MH 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 6.3:1 28.8” 22lbs 10.5 MONO: 12/240, 14/190, 20/120
Braid: 40/240, 55/180
22
LEXA WN300HS H / MH 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 32.4” 22lbs 10.5 22
LEXA WN300HS-L* H / MH 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 32.4” 22lbs 10.5 22
LEXA WN300HS-P H / MH 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 32.4” 22lbs 10.5 22
LEXA WN300HS-L-P* H / MH 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 32.4” 22lbs 10.5 22
LEXA-WN400H XH / H 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 6.3:1 33.4” 25 15.3 MONO: 17/245, 20/190
BRAID: 55/300, 80/200
25
LEXA-WN400H-L* XH / H 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 6.3:1 33.4” 5 15.3 25
LEXA-WN400HS-P XH / H 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 37.7” 25 16.2 25
LEXA-WN400HS-L-P XH / H 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 7.1:1 37.7” 25 16.2 25
LEXA-WN400PWR-P XH / H 2CRBB, 4BB, 1RB 5.1:1 27.1” 25 16.2 25

*LEFTY,  P - POWER HANDLE,  CRBB - corrosion resistant stainless steel bearing, RB - Roller Bearing

Lexa™ High Capacity Baitcasters Features:

  • New mold design
  • Swept Handle with weight-reducing cutouts
  • Aluminum frame and side plate (gear side)
  • 7 Bearing System (2CRBB, 4BB +1RB)
  • Magforce® Cast Control
  • Infinite Anti-Reverse
  • Extra line capacity for strong lines, powerful fish (300 size)
  • Counter balanced Power Handle on 300 Hyper Speed Models (300 size)
  • Ultimate Tournament Carbon Drag with 22 lb. drag max (300 size)

 

FREE BRAID & MONO SPOOLING and FREE SHIPPING

Qty:   
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
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
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top, select hollow rigging here if required.
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand 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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID


Special #2
ACURATE VALIANT
-New Micro Reels with Mega POWER!

ICAST Introduction - 600/600N/600NN sizes here now,
plus Select Val's in BLACK!

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 Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to exceptionally light weight - 9.9 ounces for the tiny 300 pictured below!

For 2017/18 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes.  At ICAST 2017 Accurate introduced the 600 family sizes at ICAST 7/12/17.  The Valiants are indeed the future for Accurate - the most innovative reel they've built since the original Boss Twin Drags. 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)

Valiant pricing ranges from $399 to $599 depending upon model and gearing. Please use the drop down ordering menu below to view models and pricing.

Specifications:

-Patented Twin Drag Design
-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, all larger sized reels come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker. 

 

 

 

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.  At the 2017 ICAST show Accurate showed off their new 600 size which is now available (three sizes, 600NN, 600N and 600).


The New 600 Series


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400


(Requires Flash)

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!
All models have a clicker, and all come with reel clamp. Pics below...


500N & 500 - single and two speeds


500N Two Speed

500 Two Speed

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).

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.

Valiant pricing ranges from $399 to $599 depending upon model and gearing. Please use the drop down ordering menu below to view models and pricing.

This week we have BLACK Valiants available at the regular price - no $100 upcharge. Supply is limited, models are limited. Black reels are only available in the following models: BV 400/500/600/600N 2 Speeds, BV500N Single Speed. No other models are available at this price at the present time. Pictured right: BV500 2 speed, BV500N single speed.

 

 
Qty:    Click for Pricing - 600 Series Arrives Next Week!
Color Reels are available in SILVER with red accent, OR in BLACK with no $100 upcharge - limited models, limited time!
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
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 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!

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Braid or FREE PREMIUM PLIERS!



Avet G2 Series Single & Two Speeds
New Second Generation Reels from Avet!

2017 INTRODUCTION - more models becoming available now...

For 2017 Avet has announced the new G2 Series (as in generation II) reels to their line. The new reels offer increased drag performance, important for those fishing heavier lines. Also, similarly to the Raptor series, the spool and frame allow for a modest increase in line capacity and smoother performance at higher drag settings. These single drag reels increase the flexibility of the models in comparison to the standard series. For instance, the new JX model now can fish 50# very well, while the standard JX is really a 40# and down piece, the JX/LX G2's can cover 40/50 and even 60# lines with appropriate drag performance. That's a significant upgrade in performance over the standard series reeels, and the lever upgrade is also quite useful in setting more precise drag levels and in operation.

Whether or not the G2's upgraded performance is right for you depends upon the line tests you plan on fishing, in my estimation. Again, back to the JX, if your intent is to fish the piece at 30-40 lb test leaders, then there's no big reason to spend the extra money. However, if you are like me, and want to fish 40-50# on a JX, then the upgrade is very significant and makes the piece a value when compared to the Raptor version. For Avet to provide us fishermen such a range in products, all geared to the types of fishing we do, well it's wonderful and demonstrates that these folks are indeed listening to their clients and coming to market with products that suit all anglers. With respect to the SX/MX series G2's, I see a logical generational improvement. The drag curves were fine with the earlier models for fishing say 30# and down, really better suited for 25# and down lines. Given an increase in drag of about 40% above the previous models, 13 lbs at strike, we're really still looking at fishing 30# and down rather than 40 - but there's going to be less sideload pressure on the spool bearing, greater longevity when the reel is pushed to higher and more appropriate drag settings for 30 lb line and down.

(Just to help in the confusion department: I've had a few calls from folks asking when the G-2 HX's will be produced. Well, they won't be made, the HX really was the first G-2 offered! The SX-LX series reels are following that reel series design, incorporating it's features across the new G-2 models. The first generation SX, MX, JX & LX will stay in the line, at least for now. Feeling from Avet is that the first gen models are most appropriate for those fishing light drag loads, so they still have a reason to be produced...and of course they cost a bit less, so Avet customers have more flexibility in putting their dollars to the best use for their particular applications.)


MXL 6/4 G-2's

SX 6/4MC G-2
Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Drag
strike/full
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
Standard
single speed
Price
w/MC
single speed
Price
2 Speed
Price
2 Speed MC
SXJ G2 est 240/15# ~270/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
est 16 oz $224 $264 $294 $334
SX G2 270/20# ~400/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
17 oz $234 $274 $304 $344
MXJ G2 230/30# 470/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
20 $254 $294 $344 $384
MXL G2 270/30# 600/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
22 $254 $294 $344 $384
JX G2 290/30 500 60# 8 21/28 single: 4.6 or 6:1
2 speeds: 6 & 3.1:1
est 23 $284 $324 $399 $439
LX G2 350/30 660 60# 8 21/28 single: 4.6 or 6:1
2 speeds: 6 & 3.1:1
est 24 $294 $334 $409 $449
MC =  Magnetic Cast Control

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Lefty G2 reels are only available in SILVER - Expect lefty reels to follow right hand retrieve by a couple months time.
Color Neptune's Heart two color - plus $10 for this unique 2 color design.
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or other offers, click menu below for options
FREE OFFER:
Select: Free Braid, Free Drag Scale, Pliers or Lure Assortment
 
 

FREE SHIPPING + FREE 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 FREE and/or 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 Strand - reduced price on other options
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 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 rather than a serve

$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
 

View Your Shopping Cart

FREE SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Okuma Metaloid

In the Metaloid Series from Okuma there are three sizes, 5 narrow, 5 and 12. The 5II and 12II are now available in lefty form as well as standard right hand retrieve.  The new series offers a rigid 1 piece frame and left sideplate, 6061 T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates. The reels are cold forged (not machined - same process as the infamous bike makers $500 models...), type 2 anodized. The spools are made from machined aluminum. They feature a corrosion resistant coating process as well as the anodizing for dealing with saltwater corrosion issues. All reels in the series offer 4 ball bearings and best of all they offer 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gears!. The drag system benefits from Cal's drag grease and Carbonite drag washer. All models offer a clicker, and the freespool performance is simply amazing. The price is very aggressive, definitely puts all other manufacturers on notice. There's even more to talk about, handle, arm construction... Bottom line, these are some excellent reels and their price point, their value, construction (my gosh helical gears!) simply sets new standards for the fishing reel market.

At ICAST 2015 Okuma showed off two new color variations to the Metaloid line. These are available for the 5II and 12II - the 5NII is not available in colored form - only black and silver.

Add to all this great stuff one more thing that beats all other manufacturers: THREE YEAR WARRANTY - FROM A REAL COMPANY THAT STANDS BEHIND IT'S PRODUCTS.

Several years ago we introduced our clients to the Makaira series of reels. We were the first one's to discover just how good they were and we took the time to try to educate folks, to erase old prejudices and give 'em a try. We were proved very right. We also explained to folks that Okuma is the sleeping giant in reel production, and to expect great things from them. They have proven their point, and now they are entering a new level of dominance with this series of popularly priced reels. No reel manufacturer is anywhere near this aggressive in terms of value and performance, and three year warranty included...simply amazing.

For 2017, the new 12N II speed is a piece we've wanted to see since we first played with the Metaloid series reels. The 12N is like an Avet JX in terms of size, or a Newell 332 for those with a memory. Perfect size, good line capacity using 50-60# braid as a backing and fishing the piece as your 40-50# needs require.  For what it's worth, the new reels came into our stock the day I came back from our five day Red Rooster charter - 2016. If you watch the video of that trip you'll see one of the guys, probably more than one, fishing the smaller Metaloid 5II for bluefin tuna ranging from about 75-100 lbs. For the 12N, bump that fish weight up a bit, it's a very capable reel, and now two years after it's first introduction we can also say it's a reliable fish catcher that's also a rather incredible value. 12N pictured in black and silver bottom right image.

 

 

Model Bearings Mono Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight   Price   
M-5NS 4 300yds/15# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.4 oz $189
M-5N II 4 300yds/15# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.7 oz $219
M-5 4 340/20# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.6 $189
M-5II*
2 speed
4 340/20# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.9 $219
M-12 4 320/30# 6.4:1   34 27 lbs 25.3 $259
NEW M-12NII*
2 speed
4 250/25# 4.7 & 2:1 42.1 & 24.8 34 27 lbs 23.4 $299
M-12II*
2 speed
4 320/30# 4.7 & 2:1 35.4 & 15.7 34 27 lbs 25.8 $299

* - Lefty Available 2016 (as of 1/16/16 - M5II's are in stock)

 

SINGLE SPEEDS PICTURED LEFT, TWO SPEEDS RIGHT

 

Qty:   
Reel Color Option Lefty reels are only available in black & silver
Same for the new 12NII - it's silver and black.
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 FREE and Reduced Cost Options
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
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
 

View Your Shopping Cart

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Braid!


Special #5

Ron-Z
Big Tuna on Soft Plastics

The Ron-Z Eel is a proven big tuna catcher, a lure that's had great success on BIG bluefin. We've had our success on yellowfin, too. But, given the bluefin off our coastline this season, some big ones, I'm going to suggest to our SoCal guys to give this lure a shot. Poppers have indeed been productive, surface irons have been bit (though not as successfully as the poppers), I'm going to bet heavy on this lure attracting the same sort of attention, if not more so, right NOW! This is an easier lure to fish, and you can cover more water with it....

In the fall of 2011 during the long range season one of our clients fished with some guys from the East Coast who were using a lure he had not seen. I had some experience with the lures, was encouraged by one of our East Coast clients to bring 'em in, but after some thought (some mistaken belief that the lures were too darn close in appearance and application to our Big Hammer swimbaits) I didn't follow through. Well, I was wrong on that call. Ron-Z's lures offer a BIG DIFFERENCE in design and application effectiveness from anything we have out here. The lure is unique in the way it swims, and it's snake-like swimming makes all the difference in the world when it comes time for a fish to bite. While these lures are offered in many sizes, we've focused our attention to just one size, a nice 11" presentation (tail about 9" and head making up the difference). The swimming action comes from the unique head that's made from non-toxic Tin. The head weighs 2.5 ounces, 70 grams, and features a 4X 9/0 Gamakatsu hook. The unique swiveling head allows a snake-like swimming action that drives fish nuts. I mentioned that long range trip one of our clients was on, well these darn things brought in both tuna and wahoo. Fact was, it was hard to get bit on anything but these things once the wahoo saw 'em. I'm not sure if they were imitating a sea snake or an eel, but whatever it was, the fish wanted 'em big time.

The Swivel Eye-swing hook jig head is the first of it's kind. It offers the most advanced hydrodynamic designed jig head available to fishermen. It's made with an internal all stainless steel swivel that allows direct line attachment without the worry of line twist. The swivel also acts as a pivoting point for side to side jig head movement that is transmitted to the tail wiggle. That's what really gets the fish going! Heavy leaders can be used without loss of action. The pure tin jighead will take a beating, and keep on shinning, no more chipped heads!. The hook used is a Gamakatsu 004 live bait heavy duty design, well respected as a quality big game hook worldwide. It's one of the strongest hooks for it's size, and is built with a VERY sharp and powerful point. It can penetrate bone without bending. The hook is attached to the swiveling eye via a stainless steel cotter pin that allows the eye of the hook to pivot freely in the round bend of the cotter pin. The straight end of the cotter pin is passed thru the inside of the eye of the swivel, and then bent over. When this design is cast into the jig head, it becomes a VERY strong link. The pivoting motion of the hooks adds to the action of the tail, and it helps to prohibit the fish from using the weight of the jig head to shake it free. The tail is also unique, it is FISH OIL infused so fish grab 'em with more gusto, and don't let go!

We've selected the four most productive patterns, a pearl white, luminescent green, hot pink and gray pattern. All are excellent patterns. We're stocking the lures rigged, as well we have 3 pack replacement skirts. The lures are made in the USA, using high quality materials.

Please note, we've expanded our offering of these excellent lures. We now stock the 3X as well as 4X strong heads with lures. Additionally we've brought in the big boys, the 4X 140 gm size lures. In the past we've only stocked the 4X 70 gram 102's, the larger 4X lures weigh a hefty 240 grams (head weight is 140 gm). Please note, the 3X 102's do not have the floating head, these use a fixed jig head.

Model Head Weight Hook Size & Strength Casting Weight
3X102 2 1/4 oz 70gm 11/0 3X 4 oz 115gm
4X102 2 1/2 oz 70gm 8/0 4X 4 oz 115gm
4X105 5 oz 140gm 9/0 4X 8 oz 240gm

 

Here's one of our clients, John Lund (you might note this image as our Pic of the Week). He dropped by the shop last weekend, was stoked that we'd picked up Ron-Z's lures, not hard to see why... Darn things do work, as I found out from some of our most experienced and well traveled  clients, which is why we brought 'em in.

The Bluefin Tuna was 250#, caught off Cape Cod, and the Yellow Eye was taken in Alaska.

 

 

 

 

 

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Description Price
RonZ 3X102 Z Pearl White  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Pearl White  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Pearl White  140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT 102 size Tails - 4 pack Pearl White $9.99
     
RonZ 3X102 Z  Glow Green  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z  Glow Green  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Glow Green  140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack 102 size  Glow Green $9.99
     
RonZ 3X102 Z Hot Pink
 70gm

Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Hot Pink
 70gm

Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Hot Pink
 140 gm

Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack102 size  Hot Pink $9.99 
     
RonZ 3X102 Z Smoke Gray  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Smoke Gray  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Smoke Gray 140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack102 size  Smoke Gray $9.99 
     


Special #6

Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer

Productive Lure for Wahoo & Tuna!

The new version of our popular Wounded Swimmer is into it's second generation. This lure was based upon an old SPRO design which was discontinued a few years back. Then, it was a general purpose lure, mostly popular in the smaller sizes. But, upon it being discontinued we made a large purchase and one of our clients discovered it's strength as a wahoo lure. Based upon his experience (goes by the nickname Planet, a PhD-type teaching and researching at a CA university between fishing trips), we brought the piece back as a CharkBait lure a couple years ago in two large sizes and it did very, very well for wahoo, yellowfin tuna and yellowtail (among other species). It did extraordinarily well for the "skins." (note the image right, a nice wahoo from our 2014 RRIII charter - lure still in the 'skins mouth)

In this update we've continued with the improvements made before, and added something for the guys targeting larger, harder pulling fish like tuna and wahoo. Now the lures have a ball bearing swivel as the attachment point for the hook, and we've added an oversized welded ring at the nose instead of the split ring for even better action from the lure. Both improvements will provide anglers with a better performance, and our thru wire construction and less brittle body (than the old SPRO) means the lure can survive longer in the real world encounters with a hard gelcoat on a boat without catastrophic cracking. It can happen, but it takes far more punishment than the old SPRO did, and we've made it a better lure for catching wahoo and tuna.

 

Yep, we made a better mousetrap - make that fish trap.  We have made the lures five productive colors, two sizes, 150 and 100 gram weights, 6 1/4 & 5 1/2 inches respectively. They have a very nice curve which provides some added action on the retrieve, and upon the drop mimics a stunned bait as it drops in a flutter. The lures are exceptional, and all the colors are excellent in attracting attention from the targeted species. The big eyes also add to their realistic appearance and attention getting, fish attracting performance. These are some of the best wahoo and tuna lures you'll find. They can be fished on the slide as well as cast and retrieve mode. The price went up a tad from the earlier production, but the value is in the upgrade lures without a doubt. Both the new hook, welded ring and swivel will make these lures even better than their predecessor, and those were darn good lures with lots of fish to their credit.

 

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Purple Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Purple Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Blue Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Blue Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Pink Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Pink Back 150 gm $12.99
sold out Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer  Mackerel 100 gm $10.99
sold out Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer  Mackerel 150 gm $12.99

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Special #7

Tormenter
NEW ICAST Introduction!

We've been working with the owner of Tormenter on these lures for over a year's time. We told him what we were looking for, how we wanted 'em rigged, the right source for the attention getting skirts, and the weight & finish. He listened well.

The new Tormenter Wahoo Bombs are the nicest such lures on the market. While they can be effectively fished by a private boater on the troll, or on the slide off any boat, they are made for long distance casting to voracious wahoo.  The new lures weigh in at 6 ounces, with a bright highly polished head and big red eyes recessed into their bullet shaped head. The lures have a spinner blade attached to the hook via a swivel for added flash on a fast retrieve. Their 7/0 single hooks are VERY sharp and made to penetrate the beak on a 'hoo.  They are rigged on 135# multi-strand cable, as they should be. They're double crimped where it counts, at the attaching point's swivel and at the hook. But, better than any other lure, they are better rigged with chafing tube where it's needed, glow beads and multi-crimp thru the area a wahoo will be putting their teeth into action.  So, they will hold up thru multiple fish without need to re-rig! Look 'em over closely and you can see why these are the best bombs on the market today. In the small picture above you can compare the new Tormenter to the Catchy Bomb. The Catchy has become the standard for this type of lure, nice lures indeed. The new Tormenter improves upon the rigging, adds a bit of weight for a faster drop and longer cast, and of course those nice big flashy eyes. The hooks are also stainless steel rather than DT, better long term performance with the upgrade hooks.

The price for these very well made lures is a reasonable $14.99. We have them offered at $13.99 as an introductory special - which won't last long. I want to get some of these out on the long range boats ASAP so the new lure gets it's deserved attention and some success prior to the beginning of our long range fall season...at which time the price will go up. 

 
Buy Description Price
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Pink $13.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Blue $13.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Purple $13.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Green $13.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Red $13.99

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 Special #8

Tady BA
Returns to Production

Tady's BA is a yo-yo, heavy iron that's been out of production for about 20 years. They weigh in at 4.5 ounces, and are 4 1/4 inches. Short, fat, heavy and will be well received by both fishermen and fish.  We've been wanting a chunkier piece of iron, Tady's been needing this to round out their line.  Their 4/0's are excellent, but there are times something larger than a TLC and smaller than a 4/0 makes a whole lot of sense. In the picture right you can get a feel for their relative size in comparison to the 4/0.  A tad smaller than a Salas 6X Jr, similar shape to my eye. These newly re-introduced lures run $9.99. We're stocking them in their most successful patterns, as well as a couple new flavors.

 

 

 
Buy Description Price
Tady BA blue and white $9.99
Tady BA Scrambled Egg $9.99
Tady BA Mint White $9.99
Tady BA Copper Blue Sardine $9.99
Tady BA Purple Olive Sardine $9.99
Tady BA Chartreuse Silver $9.99

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 Special #9

Ahi Assassin Jigging & Popping Rods
Nano Helix Design

CLEARANCE Save $100

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


Conventional Guides (overhead)

Spinning Series

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

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

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

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

 

 

 
Model Lure
Weight
Nominal
Line Test
Suggested Drag
Setting
Weight Gram Weight
Ounces
Ahi Assassin 200 200 30-65#
(40-50)
10-15# 320.4 11.3
Ahi Assassin 300 300 65-130#
(60-80)
15-25# 341.0 12.05

 

 
Here are the rods doing a dead lift. This simulates the rods parabolic bend under load, significant load commensurate with the drag level that might be expected if fished "heavy." In all cases, we're providing example of a level higher than the drag setting typically used by anglers for the respective rod. They pull well, predictably with some power. Ahi Assassin rods will put a hurt on a good fish.
 
Buy Description Price CLEARANCE
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 200 Spinning Guides $299.99 $189.99
Ahi Assassin Jigging NANO HELIX 300 Spinning Guides $309.99 $199.99


Ahi Assassin Topwater Popping Rods
New Nano Helix Design

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

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

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

Buy Description Price SPECIAL
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 C $299.99 $199.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 40 S $299.99 $199.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater Nano Helix 60 C $319.99 $219.99

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 Special #10

Rod Enhancement

Over the past 17 or so years we've offered a product from Better Ways (which is listed on our Clearance page) which provided some protection of the foregrip material.  We had charter guys making use of the material to keep their rods looking great for when they sold them off at the end of the season. Others like me used the material to both protect the grips as well as distinguish my old Calstars (given plenty of rental-rod guys using some of the same fiberglass rods, before I graduated to UC's rods several years ago). A new firm to sportfishing, but very well known in other fields, golf, bikes, tennis... Wherever there's a hdndle, chances are Winn has a product being used in the application. Winn has designed some wonderful new wraps for protecting your hypolon.  I own a UC CP series deckhand rod which is a bit narrow for my hands to fish comfortably. Also a bit narrow for the reel I planned to run on that rod (Seigler/Truth LGN). So, I bought a roll of this tape to build up the handle a bit, improve the grip. Perfect for my application.  XWrap is another alternative which we sell, but that material requires use of some heat to shrink and is probably a bit more of a pain to take off a rod.  The Winn material is darn easy to work with, easy on, easy off, with an nice squishy feel.

Another area of use, more recently employed by long rangers on their rail rods, is cold shrink. This innovative material was first developed by 3M, that's what UC (United Composites) uses on their rail rods.  The firm distributes RainShadow blanks, ALPS guides and other rod building components also offers a product which serves the same purpose, very similar to 3M's product and costing about half as much.  I have a couple of UC's in my collection which get used as rail pieces...quite often. A very nice custom Raptor which SaltyDawg built for me 7 years ago and a UC70HP Mega. So, while preparing for the recent RRIII charter, I bought a couple pieces of the material to upgrade my own rods. The Stuff is WONDERFUL!!!


 

Winn Grips
Rod Handle Wraps

Winn offers two styles of grip material. Each is applied in a spiral on the handle of your rod, offering protection, a tad more width, and is easy on and off, both able to wrap 32 inches worth of rod, both 96 inches in length. The material used by Winn is unique, its a highly advanced dry polymer material. The wrap works well on all surfaces, cork, EVA, hypolon or directly on the blank. It's tacky and comfortable in wet, colr, hot or humid conditions. It's durable, will last for years.  We're stocking the products in some great colors, two styles. Their Saltwater Edition Wrap is stocked in six flavors, all with a tuna logo - with one exception which presents dorado coloring and fish image. These run $17.99-18.99 per roll. We're stocking two flavors of Winn Contour Wraps. The Contour Wrap provides a bit more substance for building up a rod's diameter and improving grip a tad more, and run $19.99.  Both products are non-stick in application, both come with finishing tape and very good instruction.

 

 

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Description Price
Winn Grip Saltwater Gray $17.99
Winn Grip Saltwater Black $17.99
Winn Grip Saltwater Blue $17.99
Winn Grip Saltwater Dorado $18.99
Winn Grip Saltwater CONTOUR Red Camo $19.99
Winn Grip Saltwater CONTOUR Blue Camo $19.99

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FORECAST
COLD SHRINK
Grip Enhancment

We're stocking more rod building gear at both our shops, and our San Diego shop offers a bit more depth in the rod building department, plus the shop manager is a rod builder. Staff at the HB shop also has experience in this regard, with Beta and Tom having build many, many rods over the years.  Forecast has recently brought a hard to find product to market, an item most of us have seen on better quality rail rods. We have stocked the XWrap material at our shops for a few years now, that's a product you also see on many factory rods either replacing or used in conjunction with corktape. The new Cold Shrink product from Forecast takes the XWrap to another level.  The product arrives as a tube with a hard core, almost 2 inch diameter.  Put the tube over the area of the rod you wish to enhance, pull a tap on the end and you will pull out the hard core as a spiral one piece.

 

As the core is removed the material shrinks down tightly, offering a durable XWrap type feel. It's a great way to add a durable outer layer over an existing grip that's worn, or a dandy way to build a new grip.  Some make use of the product on their deckhand style rods, some will use it on the foregrip of their rail rods to add protection and a non-slip durable area on their rod for use on the rail. I'll suggest that this is mandatory on a properly built rail rod.  Another thing I really do like about this product is that if it gets worn, it's easy to replace! You don't have to cut off your old grip, remove the reel seat, etc. All you have to do is slip on Cold Shrink, pull the tab and presto! You've got new material on the rod with no installation hassle or expense. So, I guess you can say it saves some money and time long term. Now for the downside, it's pretty expensive stuff. That's one of the factors which make rail rods rather expensive. I'm going to put this on a couple of my own rods, one deckhand rod of mine uses sine-cord rather than corktape, a common build, but for my hands that's not so comfortable.  This stuff will make a big difference on that rod... And, then there's that other rod that spent some hard time on the rail fighting a bluefin for too many hours..., a rod not made for that purpose. That 6 1/2 foot custom UC RCP65HP really got hammered on a charter a couple years back. This material will fix the problem I created by damaging the hypalon foregrip. Now it's going to look better, and perform better should I get stuck in a similar position again. This is some neat stuff that a lot of fishermen and rob builders have been trying to find. Look no further, we've got it!

(This item is very similar to what United Composites uses on their Rail Rods, but it's not exactly the same product. UC makes use of a more expensive USA made 3M product on their rail rods to protect the foregrip and add a bit of tackiness to prevent the rod from slipping on the rail. The Forecast product is an import. Works and applies the same way, does the same job, and is more readily available to rod builders and fishermen looking to enhance their rods.)

 
Buy Description Price
Forecast Cold Shrink 12 inch
1.9 inch inside diameter
$29.99
Forecast Cold Shrink 18 inch
1.9 inch inside diameter
$44.99

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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.)

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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...


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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.