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#1 
Avet
Second Generation
Save with Value Added options or take 10% OFF!
#2  
Avet

Raptors
Added Value or Extra Discount...
#3    
Daiwa LEXA
!
New Lexa Models
2017 ICAST Introduction
#4  
Daiwa
Saltist Spinning Reels
 FREE BRAID Rigging!
#5
Toro Tamer
Bucktail Jigs
CLEARANCE
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
#6
Toro Tamer
Poppers
Buy 1 Get 1 Free!
#7
Pep & Killer Jigs

USA Made West Coast Surface Iron
Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!
#8
ToroTamer

Soft Tako Lures
CLEARANCE
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
#9  
Esca
Bio-Lights for increased deep water bites

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!
#10  
Surf Explorer

Finesse Surf Fishing...
anywhere!

Save BIG this week!

11/19/2017
No getting around it, the fishing has been excellent this past week.  Again the big bluefin were being caught in US waters AND we have a good yellowfin bite, too.  Yellowfin up to 70 lbs, of course some smaller, and the bluefin...some over 150. Not as many boats making trips, so check the landings. One thing for sure, don't put your gear away for the winter just yet. We still have fish! And, as you might have guessed, we still have some dandy deals for you.  We have some excellent offers, with Avet's holiday specials in effect, saving 10% over the regular price when ordered without line or other special offers.  There are some rather amazing offers on closeouts, as well.  ToroTamer is thinning their inventory items, some excellent products going away. Now is an opportune time to load up.  We have the effective ESCA lights at 1/2 price, several buy one get one free and a very nice discount on one of our best selling travel rods...

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

Avet G2 Series Single & Two Speeds
Save 10% or take advantage of several special value added offers

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 reels, 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 6/4 MC - G-2

Neptunes Heart Colors (+$10)

Save 10% when you select an unspooled reel
(no line or other value added incentive, but you will still receive a free reel cover and free USA shipping)

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Drag
strike/full
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Spooled Price
Standard
single speed
Spooled Price
MC
single speed
Spooled Price
2 Speed
Spooled 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 $224/202*
Rigged/no line or other free offers
$264/237*
Rigged/no line or other free offers
$294/264*
Rigged/no line or other free offers
$334/300*
Rigged/no line or other free offers
SX G2 270/20# ~400/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
17 oz $234/210* $274/249* $304/273 $344/310*
MXJ G2* 230/30# 470/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
20 $244/218* $284/256* $334/301* $374/336*
MXL G2* 270/30# 600/50# 8 13/20 single: 5.3:1
2 speed: 6.3 & 3.8:1
22 $254/228* $294/264* $344/310* $384/345*
JX G2 290/30 500 60# 8 21/28 single: 4.6 or 6:1
2 speeds: 6 & 3.1:1
est 23 $284/255* $324/291* $399/359* $439/395*
LX G2 350/30 660 60# 8 21/28 single: 4.6 or 6:1
2 speeds: 6 & 3.1:1
est 24 $294/264* $334/300* $409/368* $449/404*
MC - Magnetic Cast Control

Pricing includes FREE USA Shipping, Reel Skin and one of several FREE OFFERS or...

*Save 10% - select the "Un-Rigged" reel option from the drop down menu below.  Please note, if you take advantage of the 10% OFF savings, no other free promotional offers apply.

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Lefty G2 reels are only available in SILVER
Color Neptune's Heart two color - plus $10 for this unique 2 color design.

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Please note, if you take advantage of the 10% OFF savings, no other promotional offers apply, rigging will be at extra cost.

Pick your FREE OFFER
Select Free PLIERS, Drag Scale, Lure Assortment or Free Braid* OR 10% OFF
 

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 Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

$20.00

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

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FREE SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING or 10% OFF

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #2
AVET Raptors!
Save 10% OR Take Advantage of Special Offers
(like free rigging)

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.

Pictured right, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.

Pictured above left, the JX Raptor. Drag the mouse over the image to change view. Pictured above right are three models of Raptor, the little SX, MX, JX/LX and the HX. All Raptors feature dual drags, magnetic cast control (with the exception of the wide), ratcheting lever, extended handle length  and extended line capacity compared to the standard models.

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
Rigged or other
value added
SALE
Price
Save 10%
No additional offers
SXJ Raptor est 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz $385 $346
SX Raptor 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz $395 $355
MXJ Raptor* 230/30# 400/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20 $422 $379
MXL Raptor* 270/30# 500/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22 $432 $388
JX Raptor 290/30 500 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23 $467 $420
LX Raptor 350/30 660 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24 $476 $428
HXJ Raptor* 200/50# 300 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz $445 $400
HX Raptor* 280/80# 500 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz $504 $453
HX Wide Raptor* 360/50# 460 130#
600 100#
8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz $512 $460

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, or...
 take 10% OFF the price of the reel.

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. 

* If you select the price reduction, no other offers apply. Your final invoice will reflect discount.
 

SELECT YOUR REEL - NOTE, 2 PRICES SHOWN. Reels can be purchased with value added (like free braid) OR at a 10% discount.

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve
Color 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
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or other offers, click menu below for options
FREE OFFER:

Select: Free Braid, Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure Assortment, alternatively select a 10% Price discount on the reel.
 
 
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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FREE SHIPPING!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


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. 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. I own an early production Lexa 300, the new models are far smoother, very smooth feel to the gears, and nicer cosmetics in my estimation.


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 #4

Daiwa SALTIST
 

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 Saltist series spinning reels represent an update of their 2009 product line. Very good update and upgrade, now the reels offer enhancements which were only available on their most expensive Saltiga spinners. The Saltist spinners are dedicated saltwater reels - that's the difference between the new BG's and the Saltist series. The Saltist reels incorporate the better anti-corrosion CRBB bearings, and much more.

One step down from the Saltiga series spinning reels, the Saltists are made for serious saltwater enthusiasts. They are made for a harsh environment with more anti-corrosion protection than less expensive reels in the Daiwa lineup.  With the rugged and durable reputation earned by the Saltist series, these reels offer some impressive features. Fist among these is the Magsealed main shaft, eliminating saltwater intrusion. The reels offer a Magsealed line roller and CRBB corrosion resistant ball bearings for long lasting smoothness and performance. Beyond the Magsealed main shaft and line roller, these new reels offer Daiwa's HardBodyz body and side cover - metal with protective finish. You get the benefits of the light weight Air Rotor design, Air Bail - tubular stainless for lightweight strength. Digigear design and dynamic cut aluminum ABS spool. You also gain a waterproof Carbon ATD drag system!

 

 

KEY FEATURES

-Mag Sealed line roller and main shaft

-HardBodyz - body and side cover

-Lightweight Air Rotor design

-Air Bail - tubular stainless for light weight  strength

-DigiGear digital gear design - oversized for greater cranking power and longer wear

-Dynamic Cut Aluminum ABS Spool

-Waterproof Carbon ATD Drag System

And, as you can see on the picture right, an anti-slip track for use of braided lines.

 

MODEL BEARINGS GEAR RATIO LINE PER CRANK WEIGHT MONO CAPACITY BRAID CAPACITY MAX DRAG PRICE
2500 8 CRBB 1 RB 5.6:1 33.2" 9.5 OZ 6#/210, 8#/170 20/170 15 LBS $199
3000 8 CRBB 1 RB   37.4 10.8 8/240, 10/200 20/240 15 $209
4000 8 CRBB 1 RB 5.7:1 39.9 15 10/300, 12/260 30/280 18 $209
4500 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   43.1 22.2 15/340, 20/210 40/340, 50/270 22 $229
5000 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   47.4 22.9 15/450, 20/280 40/480, 50/360 22 $229
6500 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB 5.3:1 48.7 29.6 20/370, 30/260 50/550, 60/440 33 $249
8000 1MBB, 7 CRBB, 1 RB   53.3 30 20/550, 30/370 65/590, 80/440 33 $249
  MBB - MAGSEALED BALL BEARING, CRBB CORROSION RESISTANT BALL BEARING, BB STAINLESS STEEL BALL BEARING RB ROLLER BEARING

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $150!

 

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

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
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 on orders over $150
- FREE High Quality SUPER BRAID Rigging


Special #5

Toro Tamer Bucktail Jigs
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

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

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

 

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

 

Buy

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


Special #6

Toro Tamer Poppers
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

Toro Tamer'S Topwater Poppers have proven themselves quite well for larger grade tuna! This week we're offering the medium and small size lures at half price - Buy 2 Get 2 FREE!

The Toro Tamer Topwater Poppers have taken plenty of quality tuna over the past four or five years.  The lures are available in three sizes 200mm (8"), 160mm (6.3") and a new smaller 120mm size (4.8"). The larger sizes have proven very effective for tuna and the new small size will find great success for those fishing from the beach for Rooster fish, stripers and many other species where a slightly smaller and lighter lure proves effective. Lastly, the current version of these lures feature a change in hooks. The two larger size lures incorporate VMC in-line single hooks, the smaller 120 size popper makes use of trebles.

Specifications:
The poppers are available in three sizes 120, 160 and 200 mm (4.8", 6.3" & 7.9"), with weights of 50, 90 and 150 grams (1.5, 3.2 & 5.3 ounces).

Those are great weights for casting, and the size is wonderful for most fish you'll come across, from little schoolie tuna and tails to some larger fish. There are no better lures out there from any manufacturer in terms of construction and finish. If you don't agree upon seeing these lures, I'll be glad to cover their return - I'm that confident of 'em.

 

Hi Mark,

Just wanted to let you know how the Toro Tamer that I bought last month is doing. I was at the launch ramp at Shelter Island about 5 weeks ago and I talked to a fisherman that was getting off a private vessel. We struck up a conversation about the local bluefin fishing and he mentioned that he had luck with the popper that was being sold at Charkbait. When I got home that evening, I went online and ordered about a half-dozen poppers of various sizes and colors. I have been out at least 6 times trying to catch one of the large BFT but I haven’t had the luck with finding a school of fish that would stay within casting distance of the boat. At least, not until this Wednesday. At mid afternoon we glassed a group of terns working about 2 miles away and when we finally reached them, we could see 150-200 pound BFT jumping out  of the water. After chasing and following the school for 45 minutes, the tuna finally popped within casting distance from the boat. I threw out the Toro Tamer in the Skippy color past the boiling fish and retrieved it through the foaming fish. Once I reached them, one of the tunas struck the popper and after a 20 minute battle, we landed the fish. It taped out at 226 pounds (71” long and 50.5” at the girth). One of my friends had borrowed the popper a few weeks earlier and caught two tunas weighing 80 and 130 pounds. I hope you will be getting more of the Toro Tamers soon so I can stock up just in case I lose this one. Here is a photo of the fish.

Frank Wong

 

 

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Description Price
     
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Sardine $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Sardine $12.99
     
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Skippy $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Skippy $12.99
     
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Ahi $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Ahi $12.99
     
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Blue Mackerel $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Blue Mackerel $12.99
     
Toro Tamer Popper 160mm Pink Ghost $15.99
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Pink Ghost $12.99

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Special #7

Pep and Killer Jigs
Heavy YoYo and Surface Iron
BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

Stock is limited to what's on hand

Old Favorites Return - Made in the USA (Huntington Beach Ca to be exact)!

SURFACE IRON

These are two old time favorite West Coast "Iron" lures which are now coming back into production. The old Pep and Killer jigs were favorites from about 30 years back. There have been a few on the used tackle sites over the years, quickly gobbled up. Both lures have strong adherents who well remember them from the older days, guys who knew surface iron and swore by these designs. They'd catch fish when other more well known designs were not getting a bite. Both the Pep 5, 6 and Killer 65 lures offered are surface iron, great for yellowtail, calico bass, striped bass and more. The lures are both about six inches in length and weigh 2.5 ounces. For those traveling south, they are also excellent lures for Roosterfish and really any fish which reacts to surface lures. They swim great, that's their big strength. You'll find more uniformity of that characteristic, they all swim great - by design.

These are unique jigs, not copies. The old molds were purchased many years ago, now the owner in expanding beyond the garage stage to bring the jigs back into full production. What was a part time hobby is now a full time venture.

All jigs come with Mustad treble hooks.


Killer 7 - 3.25 oz 93 gm, 7" @ $12.95
Killer 65 - 2.4 oz 68 gm, 6.5" @ $11.95
Killer CB1 - 1.9 oz 53 gm, 6" @ $10.95


Pep - 8 - 5.5 oz 157 gm, 8" @ $14.95
Pep - 6 - 2.2 oz 61 gm, 6" @ $11.95
Pep - 5 - 1.85 oz 52 gm, 5" @ $10.95
Pep - 3 - 1.65 oz 48 gm, 4.5" @ $9.95

Two new models have been added to our mix, the HUGE Pep 8 and slim Killer CB1. These surface irons are great additions. The thin bodied Killer CB1 will really be appreciated by those targeting stripers, roosters and yellowtail when they are feeding on smaller baits. The BIG Pep 8 covers territory given up by Tady with their 77 (stopped production several years ago). The lure is also a good inch longer than the Salas 7. Great action on the big Pep, lots of kick to the jig on retrieve and with the bigger profile, it's going to bring strikes from the big ones. Trying to get a 50 lb yellowtail at Cedros to come up and grab your jig, this one is the ticket no doubt about it.

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Description Sale Price
Killer 7 above, 65 below


Killer CB1
Killer Jigs CB1 Mint $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Mint $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Mint $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 'Chovie $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 'Chovie $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 'Chovie $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Purple $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Purple $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Purple $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Scrambled Egg $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Scrambled Egg $11.95
Killer Jigs 7Scrambled Egg $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Blue/White $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Blue/White $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Blue/White $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Dorado $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Dorado $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Dorado $12.95

Pep 6, 5 and 3
 

Massive Pep 8 pictured above

Pep Jigs 8 Mint $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Mint $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Mint $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Mint $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 'Chovie $11.95
Pep Jigs 6 'Chovie $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 'Chovie $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 'Chovie $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Purple $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Purple $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Purple $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Purple $9.95
5 on top, 6 below
Pep Jigs 8 Scrambled Egg $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Scrambled Egg $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Scrambled Egg $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Scrambled Egg $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Blue/White $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Blue/White $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Blue/White $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Blue/White $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Dorado $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Dorado $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Dorado $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Dorado $9.95

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 Special #8

Toro Tamer Sportfishing Products

SOFT Tako
Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

Well, here we go again with a unique lure sure to bring joy to fishermen and fish on the deck! It's the end of the line for Soft Tako lures, no more will be produced. At present we have three sizes available in most color patterns.  The lures are priced right, even better on closeout, and they will offer anglers something that fish haven't seen much of, but something that's a tasty treat for all species of fish, OCTOPUS!

How to fish 'em: First thing, make use of some good scent like Hot Sauce, Uni-Butter, Pro Cure, Smelly Jelly. All these things can make a difference in how long the fish will accept an imitation bait and they all are effective in this regard. Consider how an octopus moves, and mimic that action. There are times an octopus will slowly creep along the bottom, and there are times they are fired up and in flight moving pretty darn quickly to get away from another predator. So, in reality you can fish these lures a few different ways. We experimented fishing them as we would a knife jig vertically and we also fished 'em as we would a swim bait, and I have to say we got bit both ways. If the water was cooler, we found greater success fishing 'em slow along the bottom, and that makes sense too. So, please try different things, vary your presentation and make use of a good scent or squid strip on the lure. If you spend the time, you will be rewarded!

The new lures are available in some very attractive colors, Orange, Purple Haze, DEEP Purple, White and Chartreuse. The come in four weights, 24 gm (.85 oz), 46 gm (1.6 oz), 85 gm (~3 oz) and 110 gm (4 oz) weights, with lengths of 90, 110, 130 and 150 mm.

All lures feature a double hook arrangement, with both single and treble hooks rigged for sure hookups.


 

Size 1 - .85 oz, Size 2 - 1.6 oz, Size #3 - 3 oz, Size #4 - 4 oz.

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Hot Orange $2.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Hot Orange $3.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Hot Orange $4.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Purple Haze $2.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Purple Haze $3.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Chartreuse $2.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Chartreuse $3.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Chartreuse $4.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 White $2.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 White $3.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Deep Purple $2.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Deep Purple $3.99
for two
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Deep Purple $4.99
for two

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 Special #9

ESCA

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They're Back...and on special! The Original Award Winning Saltwater Powered Bio Light. Accept no imitations, these are the real deal, no batteries needed, powered by saltwater!

ESCA
I first came across this product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much interested, but at that point there was no way for me to bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway, and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em. I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures, imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in popularity with USA based distribution. But, then something happened in 2011. Their USA manager disappeared, they did not come to the ICAST shows, we could not make contact, and people kept calling asking about the esca lights, if we had any...  I'll cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do well to grab some.*

(Please note, the image right shows the lure with hook, that's not accurate. The esca light comes with split rings front and rear, no hooks.)

There are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is either a constant fade in and out, or a blinking/strobe. They are powered by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most recently billfish. (They have been used in several tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds at getting bit.

Esca attractors weigh 7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but they are really best used together with spinners, jigs, iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling lures. For some rigging ideas please click this link.

 

 

 

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Description Price
Esca Attractor - blue fade
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$19.99
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Esca Attractor - green fade
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$19.99
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Esca Attractor - blue blinking
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$19.99
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Esca Attractor - green blinking  
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 Special #10

Surf Explorer ®  for Casting
SAVE $30-40 This Week!

Our Surf Explorer has been updated for 2013 with introduction of a new heavier 30-50# class rod. This is in addition to the  updated 8-12#, 15-20# and 25-30# class for both spinning and conventional reel use. These are very light and rather exotic travel rods designed for surf fishing enthusiasts. Certainly it has additional applications, but it's made for walking the beach and opportunistic fishing. The rod is a four piece design, using the European Spigot ferrule connections. It's 2.7 meters in length, almost 9 feet, and now comes in a hard case for safe transport and storage. The rod can handle lure weights of 20-100 grams. It's graphite and fiberglass constructed for lightness, sensitivity and long term use. The guides are lightweight, but capable of handling Spectra lines. The handle section is a bit long, in keeping with it's intended application, and you can adjust the positioning of your reel to optimize balance - easily moving the reel forward or back on the rod on the spinning rods. The conventional rods feature a trigger grip - these do not allow the adjustment feature. The Surf Explorer rods have a parabolic action allowing them to fish lighter and heavier and still "feel" right, and now you have more choices for the test being fished with the additional light and medium action rods.

Lure weights and line weights: The rods are made to load up best when used as intended. They are light finesse type rods, not heavy surf rods. Their bend is fairly parabolic, do just fine with braided lines or mono. Each model is designed to fish their intended line test - and this really should be specified in terms of drag load, that's a more meaningful specification and predicts the bend of the rod better. So, plan to set your drag at 25-30% of the line test intended for the rod and you will enjoy the benefits of a properly tuned rod/reel match. Lure weight varies by model, the lightest rod matching up with lure weights of 1 ounce and under. The 15-20 does very well up to 1.5 ounces, can push 2. The 25-30 is quite comfortable fishing 3/4 to 3 ounces, with 1-2 being a very nice range. For the 30-50 1.5 to 4 ounces is a good range. That model can do a bit higher but you should note how it's loading up on your casts and adjust accordingly. These rods do best with someone who has some experience and they travel very, very well. They are not intended as boat rods, they are inshore surf rods, and in that arena they represent some of the best rods ever produced.

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Buy Description Regular Price SALE
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 8 to 12 lb conventional $129.99 $89.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 25 lb conventional $139.99 $99.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 25 lb spinning $139.99 $99.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 20 to 30 lb conventional $149.99 $109.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 20 to 30 lb spinning $159.99 $109.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb spinning $159.99 $119.99

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