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4/23/2017 Welcome to our Weekly
Specials and Happy Easter.
Things are indeed shaping
up for an exciting season ahead, with plenty of good fishing
happening now. Bluefin, white seabass, firecracker
yellowtail...it's already darn interesting. And, better
things will come! This past week I took a couple days off.
For my youngest, it was spring break. Really wanted to get
him out for some fishing, but plans got changed up a bit. Took
son, wife and mother-in-law to Las Vegas for two nights. Stayed
at...Circus Circus, note - the trip was for the kid and while
he'd have loved being on a boat for a couple days, that wouldn't
have worked for the rest of the family. So, it was hotel for us
and the little guy had a blast. He couldn't care less about the
carnival type games at the hotel, he was more interested in the
free rail rides between some hotels and the elevators. Wife and
I did manage to get over to Freemont St. to enjoy our $12 steak
and lobster dinner and a bit of local color and street scene.
Darn dinner was cheaper than taking family to McDonalds for
breakfast! But, still missed a good opportunity to take the boy
camping and freshwater fishing. Not bad leaving something
un-done, and that boy is going to learn to be a proper fish
catcher with a bit more dad time. Darn if it doesn't get me
thinking about buying another boat...
Now for some specials.
First, I've been working on another little project here, this
time in keeping with my old bass'n. ToroTamer makes the
only 20 and 30# 16 strand spliceable hollow core on the market.
Unique product, narrow appeal certainly, but for that 5% of the
fishing population who's a bit nuts and anal about their rigging
- it is an amazing line. I've been skeptical of most
colored braids on the market, hollow braids tend to not open up
well once colored. However, Toro's coloring process is quite a
bit different and does not create obstructions between the
weaves. We made a couple little tweaks and finally after about
six months we've received our first dark green Ultra Thin
Spliceable braid. Just finished rigging up a couple of my bass
reels with it, and it's amazing. Narrow appeal, not necessarily
something that appeals to our salty followers, but for a bass'r
this new line may be a bit evolutionary. Now for the rest
of the offerings, we've got some dandies for your perusal.
Thank you for
visiting our Weekly Specials!
Great Stuff, Mark Smith
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They aren't for everyone, but for those who appreciate the
enhancements and have the highest demands, they are reels to die for.
Okuma's Makaira Special Edition Long Range reels take things to
another level in
of specific changes that some in the long range community have
requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the
existing crop of Makaira reels are absolutely state of the art, and
for most of us, myself included, there is little reason to head in the
SE direction. The changes you'll see in the SE series reels appeal
most to fishermen who are uncompromising in terms of
their demands upon gear, guys who regularly head out to tangle with
cow size tuna on the long range boats or aboard a sportfisher off
Puerto Vallarta, those that will benefit most will be our most
dedicated long range
enthusiasts. Those that will benefit least will probably be private
boaters, guys who tend to put on heavy miles on their gear and don't
take the time to maintain 'em regularly. In a lot of ways the SE reels
are custom shop offerings, based upon feedback from some of the most
experienced anglers, guys who jumped on the Makairas early and fished
'em hard on the long range boats in 2010/11. To those, Okuma listened
and responded, showing their sincere interest in building the best
gear possible. The pricing of the SE series reels is a tad higher than
the original Makaira reels, reflecting the change in handle and
bearings used on these pieces. If you are seeking the best freespool
performance, flylining live bait to large grade tuna, this series of
reels will put a smile on your face and very likely result in a
personal best on the boat.
now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series
- Open Spool Bearings with TSI-301 oil. This increases freespool 2
to 2 1/2 times!
- All non-spool bearings feature FULL grease pack for maximum
- Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing.
- SE reels have a yellowfin tuna etched into the side plate to further
distinguish them from the Golds.
- Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between the
spool and cross bars.
- Larger Handles, MK-8/10/15 reels will feature MK-20 size handle
knobs for greater leverage.
- Larger Handles, MK 20/30 reels use the 50 size arm and knobs.
- New LOWER GEARING on the 20/30 size - 1.3:1!!!
New SILVER Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left.
Models 10, 15,
16, 20, 30, & 50 now available in the standard gunmetal
finish as well as SILVER for a limited time. Silver reels
arrive to our shops this week.
Max Drag @ Full
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VM Series reel are newer models from Van Staal,
introduced a couple years ago,
available at a rather amazing value. Never before has Van Staal had a reel this affordable, packed with
so much performance. The new machined VM
150 offers both left or right hand retrieve
and holds 350 yards of 30# braid, and put out
up to 30 pounds of drag stopping power. The
fully machined aluminum and stainless steel
construction of the VM150 creates more than
enough strength to tackle big, exotic fish,
and the precision gears and smooth drag
performance make it the perfect go-to reel
from boat or from shore.
While the new VM 150
represents a bit of a change from the old Van
Staals, it's a reel series with wider appeal given
the flexibility of the reels. There's a
smoothness to the reel that's going to be more
familiar to folks used to the Japanese
spinning reels. The handle can switch between
left and right hand crank! She's still tight, still great
for surf use, but smoother in operation, and
having a bail has it's strengths as well. All
considered, the VM series reels open up the benefits
of owning a Van Staal to more fishermen, and
that's a very good thing.
newest fishing reel is the Valiant, a very interesting micro
small model with mega power. Overseas Micro-Jigging has
become a popular method for catching fish. Small jigs,
fished vertically on rods with VERY light action can produce
a catch when other methods won't do squat. In areas that
have been "fished out" folks are catching fish they'd have
missed without this method employed. Whether or not that's a
positive step in overfished waters is not the point, the
method is important and useful even in abundant waters, and
the innovations in fishing technology used can be applied to
different applications. In Mico-Jigging the fisherman works
very small jigs, similar to how one should fish knife jigs
(and similar iron) on parabolic rods matched to the jig
weight for best action. Then, once hooked up the angler
points the rod directly at the fish and uses the reel's
power to crank in the fish. There's a certain amount of
finesse and a certain measure of raw power employed in
fishing this method. All the stress of the fight is handled
by the reel, not the rod. Here, rather than Asia,
micro-jigging may not become the rage, however the concept
of taking larger fish on smaller gear is something we have
all learned to love, and no doubt Accurate wrote the book on
that pursuit. Taking that style of fishing, dropping
down to much lighter jigs and rods is what folks are doing
in this new method of catching fish. Having a reel small
enough to balance out on the rod and yet powerful enough to
fight the fish is the key. Power is critical, and the new
Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to
exceptionally light weight -
For 2016/17 Accurate
further develops the Valiant project with more sizes, the
400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard
and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed
form. Expect to see a 600 size at ICAST time this
summer. At that point, the folks at Accurate will do some
deep thinking about the Boss series of reels, the Valiants
may indeed replace the more traditional dual drag design. Do
not expect to see any changes to the Dauntless or Fury
series, but the Valiant may very well replace the BX series.
New design handle arm for increased
torque and power
2 Anti-Reverse bearings with SEALED
washers to prevent corrosion
Sleeved Spool for improved freespool
Manufacturer's stated drag measured at
strike 20 lbs.
The 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker,
the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong
and loud clicker. 500 sizes, both have clickers and clamps.
Accurate reels are now available in several colors. See
drop-down menu in the ordering section for options. Some
colors may delay delivery by two to three weeks.
2017 Accurate expands upon the Valiant series reels.
We've received the new 400 size in both single and two speed
forms. These new reels are almost the same weight, use the same
frame/housing for both models. Weight is 14 ounces. Drag
comes in at 20 lbs., specs consistent with the smaller 300
size. except line capacity increases to 300+ yds of 50#
Two speed Valiant 400
below (magnifier Flash lower)
Accurate is very much committed to these new
innovative reels, the most unique product series
Accurate has designed. This is their future,
smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super
braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low
mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer.
Note, Accurate also offers a full two year
warranty with included factory service!
Beginning March 1st 2017, Accurate will release
their 500/500N sized Valiants.
All models have a clicker, and all come with
500N Two Speed
500 Two Speed
500N II 360 degree with magnification
500 Single Speed with
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
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
Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Both hollow core 12
and 16 strand or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.
Get 300 yards of top
quality Gel Spun Braid
Spooling at no extra
charge with this new
reel series, white, dark
Penn's Slammer has been a well thought
of piece in their line, favored by many, including charter captains.
Fishermen from all over the world have trusted these reels over the
years. The new Slammer III takes the good from
prior generations and moves the piece well into the 21st
century with enhancements that provide anglers with even
more reasons to get excited. These new reels
feature Full Metal Body, sideplate and rotor. CNC gear
technology is employed for a smoother performing
gear-train. The body is SEALED, as are the spool and drag
system. Gear ratios range from 4.2:1 to 6.2:1 depending
upon the model. Pricing ranges from the mid $200's to
mid $300's. This series is a step
up from the Spinfisher V's, and one
step below the much more expensive
Torque series USA made reels. Reels come
with two knobs, a soft grip and a metal
piece as is pictured below.
you want for white seabass
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
hook could be improved, and even more of a
problem, the supplier for the jig went out of
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.
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.
There are five different series within the UC
Factory Wrapped line. One major point to bring up. Just because
a rod manufacturer uses carbon fiber in building a rod, not all
carbon fiber materials are the same. There are different grades
and different weights (measured in grams per square meter). UC
uses carbon fiber which is nearly twice the strength/weight of
the other rod manufacturers - double that of Seeker, Calstar,
anyone. That's why their recoil is so great in comparison to
other rods on the market. UC rods by design are stronger than
competing products, and they are stronger by material used, too.
Add the heavier and more expensive carbon fiber used to the
unique proprietary dual helix construction and you have the
finest rods ever produced, bar none.
Composite Dual Helix carbon fiber plus Unidirectional
Fiberglass. VERY light weight, progressive action - near
parabolic in bend. Available with and without reel seat, two
versions of most rods, composite seat or dual lock down ALPS
aluminum seats. In most basic terms, the CE blanks follow a
three pattern build, 2 carbon and one fiberglass.
GUSA or US Series - The original
GUSA series rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster
in action than the Challenger series. The GUSA series rods
include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator,
Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon
patterns in the build, two types of carbon fiber, each almost twice
the GSM of competing firm's rods.
Challenger Platinum - These
are for the hard pullers out there, faster action (meaning you
get good flex at the tip and then the rods shut off earlier than
the US or CE series). The CP's make use of Dual Helix
construction plus uni-directional fiberglass. There is a
transition to greater 'glass towards the tip, but the dual helix
construction extends butt through tip. Incorporates higher end
woven carbon fiber through the mid section of the rod. Five to
six patterns are used in the build of the CP series, 1 fiberglass,
three different types of carbon in four to five patterns.
The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks
make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make
use of three types of carbon fiber as well as the longitudinally
These are the original GUSA designs, dual
helix carbon fiber construction - no 'glass in the mix.
High quality graphite is used in these rods, like the
rest of the UC lineup, but more of it and no fiberglass used
for these classics. Hoop strength is created through the dual
helix build, so no compression of the blank when under
load and far greater durability than ever thought
possible on a graphite rod - stronger than fiberglass. These are light for their rating verses other
rods, and they are incredibly strong. These are the rods
that built GUSA's reputation for strength and lightness.
In the fall of 2016 United Composites added this series
to their factory wrapped mix as a new series of rods to
complement the Challenger Elite, Swimbait Finatic
and Challenger Platinum series rods. As of this writing
there are eight different models, old time
favorites being produced. This will expand to include
additional models as time progresses, but what's offered
now are the one's folks have asked to have produced
first (Randy will make the 70H I've requested in
time...dang, that's one of the nicest 30# sticks I ever
fished). The rods are beautifully finished, ALPS dual
lockdown seats, metal gimbals, and metallic blue wraps.
Very nice rods, exceptional is a better way to put it.
GUSA or US Series
- The original
GUSA series designed rods, DUAL HELIX build, no fiberglass. A bit faster
in action than the Challenger Elite series. The GUSA series rods
include some old and new favorites like the Tilefish, Predator,
Monster, etc. In basic terms, the US series offers four carbon
patterns in the build. The carbon fiber used to build
the GUSA series rods is twice the strength (almost
double the GSM) of the carbon used on other rods from
Seeker and Calstar - nearly double the material weight. That
provides much faster recoil than a Grafighter, energy is
loaded up and released faster. Much like Calstar's
design progressed rod performance beyond fiberglass in
the late 1990's, so too does the manner in which UC's
rods are built and the material used in their production
significantly improve performance for fishermen today.
The key difference is that UC makes use of
1990's technology verses 1960's.
Couple points on these excellent rods, a few of the long
range boats are fishing Guadalupe Island MX. Our Royal
Polaris charter a few weeks ago hit that destination
(you didn't see many pictures or video from that trip -
requested by the boat - there are some "politics"
surrounding fishing the island). But, gear used there is
changing from a year or so ago. The bite has been better
on 60#, forget what happened last year or a decade ago.
Now, it's suggested to run 60# and at that level the
Predator has proven to be the best rod on the market for
use. Better casting distance, STRONG pulling power,
confidence inspiring feel with a wonderful quality of
execuition in the build. This series also offers
the Tilefish, a legendary blank now available in factory
finish form. The Wahoo is appropriately named, this is
the definitive wahoo casting rod for bombs and iron (I
well know that owning one for the past 8 years). The
GUSA/US Series rods from UC offer some of their best and
most recognized blanks - and now they're factory
the past decade, we've been requested to stock this West Coast staple, a
multi-generation producer of effective "iron" in the West Coast
tradition. Salas invented, perfected several shapes of jigs that are
classics, and they can be found in the tackle boxes of any experienced
fisherman out here in California. Let's just say, Salas
is a basic part of our fishing culture here and a product line that is
universally recommended by the long range fleet, just as Tady Jigs are
well supported within the community. (Pictured right, Salas 7, 6X and 6X
Jr. - left to right).
Salas and Tady are the
standards out here in SoCal, and I doubt
you'll find any saltwater fisherman who does
not own at least 20 jigs from each of these
two firms. We own 'em and we fish 'em...often.
While these have been West Coast standards,
I have clients on the East Coast who also
make great use of these lures. For a few of
our charter guys, these are their "secret"
weapons for when the fishing gets tough. The
surface lures do great things on stripers,
and no doubt the big iron in white will
produce tuna for you just like they do for
us. Amberjacks? Well if our yellowtail eat 'em
like candy you can assume their cousins will
too...and they do.
Salas makes a wide range of "iron"
but is most commonly associated with our "heavy iron." Their products
are all hand made, hand painted, typically sand cast, and effective
lures for yellowtail and many other species of fish. You could say that
they're the definitive heavy iron.
Supply of these
lures is ALWAYS tight as we get into our
warm water pelagic season. I'll make a
strong suggestion to get your order
processed now rather than waiting for a week
or two prior to your trip...these are hand
made, and time is short when demand is at
it's highest. Now is a good time to get
CP-105 - Heavy Iron The CP 105 is a well accepted lure for yellowtail, bass, and any
deepwater game fish. (4.5 inches, 6 ounces)
6X and 6X Jr. - Heavy Iron These are your basic heavy irons, very capable fish catchers,
and bread and butter basics for bringing up Yellowtail. For our clients
fishing other areas, please do give these a try for your own New Zealand
and Australian Kings, Hawaiian, Gulf and East Coast Amberjacks and all
bottom oriented fish. Once you get the hang of fishing heavy iron you'll
also be impressed with the capability of these tried and true lures. (6X
weight 6.2 oz, length 6", 6XJr weight 4.3 oz, length 4.5")
PL-68 - Heavy Iron The Pl-68 is a classic piece for deep water jigging. These lures
are effective for both rockfish, yellowtail and for larger grade tuna.
Specifically, the glow with single tuna hook is a proven performer in
this regard. These lures are 7 1/2 inches in length and weigh in at 10.5
7X - Light Surface Iron The 7X is a larger surface iron style jig. Typically guys
will fish this jig similarly to a Tady 45, cast out as far as possible,
allowed to drop to a count of 5 or so, and then retrieved back to the
boat. It takes some feel, some experience to get the best swimming
action, and to dial in what the fish are looking for any particular day.
But, once you are dialed in, once you get the speed of retrieve right,
you are in for some fun. There's not much you can do that's as much pure
fun as fishing iron, and surface iron fishing is as fun as it gets!
(weight 3.35 oz, length 6.5")
J-POT - Light Surface Iron This is one of the newer designs from Salas. Similar in size to a Tady
C, and with a swimming action that takes very little practice or skill.
It's deadly for all gamefish, yellowtail, barracuda and striped bass.
This is one lure that should work it's way to the East Coast, like the
544 jigs for guys targeting larger grade stripers.
Ultra Thin Super Braid
won't be useful to most, but for a few on the
cutting edge fringe, this is an amazing new
In 2013 Toro Tamer
introduced the first 20 & 30 lb. 16 strand spliceable super braid,
100% PE fibers of superior quality. Pretty amazing product, and it
demonstrated some of the unique characteristics of Toro's capability
were unmatched by other producers. Those lines, while being a
bit esoteric were of great interest to a small group of zealots who
understood the benefits of in-line rigging. The one question that
kept coming up from the bass community was, "can you make it in
green?" Answer, sure we can but I'm not sure it would work as well.
Typically coloring a hollow core line results in a fairly unworkable line
for in-line knotless rigging. We've been working on that,
introduced our 12 strand hollow in blue, and followed up with 16
strand in hi vis yellow and lime green. The coloring process
developed by Toro's plant did not suffer from the same
problems as other colored lines. Development of a
coloring process that would not detract from rigging ease was key,
and Toro got it right.
Fact is, it made rigging even easier!
With the process used by ToroTamer, you can expect some initial
bleeding and a bit of an odor, you'll get some color on your fingers, but once fished,
once the line gets wet that bleeding and skankiness will cease and you'll be left
with a line that holds it's color better than any others I've
worked with. It really does hold color well. The coloring process
not wax based, does not flake off, and it's as close to permanently
colored as can be done. So, in 2017 ToroTamer introduces a new
line for the "lunitic" fringe of the inshore salt and freshwater
community of anglers. Count me among that fringe group of anglers.
The image above shows off the 30 lb test Toro Ultra with
TripleFish Camo (not a skinny line) inserted for an
in-line leader rig. Note that the 30 lb accepts 20
lb test leader easily...and can accept larger diameter
lines quite well, as the 60 lb leader demonstrates.
While the image shows 60 lb leader, if one wants to work
at it you can get 80 lb into this line. As easy as it is
to open up and accept various test leaders, the 16
strands work together to clinch down on the leader very
Rigging: First, a hollow-core
braid works the same as a "solid" in that you can connect with a
knot. But, that's not the point of this discussion. Sato crimps go
down in size to accommodate these tests, and of course Toro Tamer and
Daho needles cover these tests, too. On my own reels I'm making use
of multiple nail knots to secure the transition point of braid to
leader. Run the leader into the braid 3-4 feet, apply two nails, add
a drop of glue on each nail knot (made with 12-20# braid) and you've
got your rigging done. For those of us who don't appreciate the knot
bump of a knot going through guides (especially micro-wave and micro
guides) fouling a cast, an in-line connection is brilliant. If
you're only running 2 feet of leader, then it's no issue with a
knot - no guide issues, but for those of us who want more leader prior to the hook or
lure, a knotless rig is the way to go. I'll post a video about this
line and rigging, but what we have up on our YouTube channel covers
these bases pretty well as she sits.
new 20# Spliceable Braid accepts a
wide range of leaders as the image
Frankly, ToroTamer's 16 Strand 20# opens up
better for easier rigging than most
competing firms 40-60# lines. If one is
willing to work at it, you actually get 80# leader into the 20 and
30 lb. Ultra Thin.
took us far too long to bring in this line of quality
lures. That happened a few years back, and since that time they've been a popular and productive
addition to our lure selection. While they are a "local" favorite of guys
fishing the Southern and Eastern portions of the country, they have
also gained an international reputation for producing high
quality lures that out-fish their many imitators. Folks on
the West Coast have also discovered their productivity. They are
not inexpensive, but they are reasonable - especially given
their effectiveness and high quality of manufacture.
We selected their very best lures, made with exceptional skirt
colors that will prove productive where ever you have
opportunity to fish.
Iland Lures® have earned a
world-wide reputation as the finest, most productive artificial
lures made today. Striking brilliance and incredible realism are the
keys to their success. Their brilliance provides the widest possible
detection range and a strike–provoking realism that attracts all
species of gamefish. Several unique features, common to all Iland
Lures® combine to provide outstanding performance.
contact is the final decision factor in predator aggression and
black dots alone do not excite predators. The unique gold eyes in
Iland Lures® are the result of extensive tests and development
to provide eyes that intimidate, provoke and challenge. They provide
that critical step beyond realism that means the difference between
a slow days’ catch and a tournament winning performance.
The exclusive use of lustrous
nylon fiber skirts gives the Iland Lures® unmatched
effectiveness and durability. No other material combines the far
ranging brilliance, natural motion, indestructibility and lure
stabilizing qualities that nylon does.
Iland Lures® stand up to
repeated attacks from toothy predators, making cut-off skirts from
Wahoo, Barracuda and King Mackerel a thing of the past.
We now stock five styles of Ilanders:
This popular lure features a bullet nose which eliminates
spinning and can be pulled from 5 to 12 knots depending on sea
conditions. Deadly when used in conjunction with natural
baits. Ideal for Tuna, Dolphin, Sailfish and Mackerel. Can
also be used on a spreader bar for attracting game fish.
Featuring a concave head design, this lure creates spray and
surface commotion triggering explosive strikes. Use the
Out-Rider® with natural baits at speeds up to 8 knots.
Perfect for Tuna, Dolphin, Sailfish and many other gamefish.
Jr. Ilander Flasher
All the great fish catching characteristics as
the World Famous Ilander® Flasher™ (IL400F), however, smaller
in size and weight. Ideal when sea conditions are calm or when
gamefish want a smaller presentation. Features a bullethead
for higher trolling speeds and most effective with rigged
Ballyhoo. JR Ilander® Flasher™ is available in eight custom
skirt patterns. JR measures 7-1/4” and weighs 1-1/2 oz.
Perfect for catching Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Tuna
and King Mackerel.
One of the most popular offshore lures just got
better. Iland Lures’® tournament proven Ilander® now features
a prism mylar outer shell, which adds increased visibility and
realism. The Ilander Flasher Series is offered in eight
popular fish catching colors. Drop one back in your trolling
spread and “light up” your next fishing trip.
Iland Sea Star Flasher
This revolutionary head design channels water
and air through the head and disperses it around the lures’
skirt. The result is outstanding performance, stability and
action at speeds between 6 to 10 knots. Great lure for all
Before getting into
the pitch, let me say that this is the
stuff I've been using pretty much
exclusively for the past few years. I'm
a believer in their unique tinting
process, and the pricing makes the line
very attractive for those of us who make
use of fluorocarbon frequently (like
almost all the time).
Seas Quattro 100% Fluorocarbon Leader
a product we think you'll find quite
interesting. Hi Seas introduced a Fluorocarbon
leader at the 2009 ICAST show in Orlando. Since
that time I've been using it as my primary leader
material, and we've even included it in some of
our long range charter gift bags so that other
folks can become introduced to it's benefits. It's a
unique product, unlike anything we've worked
with before in Fluorocarbon form. While there have been some colored
fluorocarbon leaders that gained some following
such as Yo-Zuri's pink leader,
our opinion was always that tinting an otherwise
invisible line didn't make sense - from an
intuitive logic standpoint, why color something
that should be invisible in the first place? Well,
there's one reason I didn't consider... Your line
acts as a transmission cable for light. In strong
sunlight the line will conduct that energy and
become visible. Hi Seas got around that issue by
adding some tint to diffuse the light. But, they
went a step further, actually several steps
further. This line transitions into FOUR TINTS,
breaking up the light transmission and making the
line even more invisible to fish. It has a faster
sink rate than mono based upon a standard
fluorocarbon property relating to it's specific
gravity. The material is less visible, and with a
transitioning tint it will be less visible under
all light conditions. Interesting product, and
something we think you'll want to try. I've now
been using this leader for over a year, and I have
been impressed with it's performance. It's
produced tuna for me when other guys didn't get
bit. It's especially beneficial in strong sunlight
conditions. We've tested the product both from a
line test standpoint, diameter to test, and from a
"bite" perspective. By all counts this is
In addition to the benefits
mentioned above, the Hi Seas Quatro price is far
more attractive than some of the better known
products that are on the market now. The
price advantage is a major consideration, or at
least should be given how much fluorocarbon we
typically run these days. I tend to run straight
braid, then connected to Fluorocarbon leader on
many of my own rigs. I'll use an entire spool of
the FL line on top of my braid. That's a great way
to put the odds in your favor in terms of getting
bit, especially when fishing bait. This is my
go-to line of choice, price is one consideration,
but if it didn't get bit then who cares about
price. Well, the stuff does indeed get bit quite
COATESVILLE, PA (June 1,
2009) HI-SEAS introduces new 100% Fluorocarbon,
with exclusive Quattro 4-color camouflage
technology. There are two ways to reduce fishing
line’s visibility underwater. The earliest
method was developed by HI-SEAS and remains in
use today in their extremely popular nylon
monofilament lines Quattro Plus™ and Black
Widow™. This ground breaking achievement works
the same way a hunter’s camouflage clothing
does, by breaking up visual patterns so it
blends into the background. It’s a simple
principle, but it took HI-SEAS to apply it to
the science of fishing line.
The second method for making line less visible
to the fish’s eye came about when line was
extruded from polyvinylidene fluoride, a
material that has a light refraction index
similar to that of water. Most early
fluorocarbon lines were manufactured from
material so stiff and unruly that they were
relegated to being used for leader material. The
stuff just didn’t cast well and was far too
stiff, but bass fishermen discovered that in
addition to being less visible to fish, unlike
nylon monofilament which tends to float and
absorb water, fluorocarbon sank. That was a
beneficial property for line when fishing jigs,
worms and all kinds of finesse baits. Even in
lighter tests, the stuff just didn’t perform
well as a running line. That is, until HI-SEAS
100% Fluorocarbon was introduced.
With the introduction of HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon Line three years ago, the company
set a new standard for fluorocarbon performance.
In one giant leap, HI-SEAS had overcome the
problems inherent with other fluorocarbon lines
like stiffness, poor knot strength, poor
abrasion resistance and less than stellar
casting abilities. B.A.S.S. Pro’s like Cliff
Pace, Jeff Kriet, Jeff Connella, Andre Moore and
Kim Bain Moore all agree that HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon quickly became the standard against
which all others are judged. To date, no other
fluorocarbon line has matched its superior
has never been a company to rest on its past
achievements,” said Mike Shields, VP of Sales
and Marketing, “so we’re raising the bar again
with the introduction of a revolutionary new
line, Quattro Fluorocarbon. By applying our
proprietary Quattro coloring process, we’ve
added a new level of invisibility to our 100%
Fluorocarbon line and leader products.
Alternating lengths of scientifically selected
colors mask the last remnants of the line’s
visual footprint. This product represents the
latest in underwater camouflage technology, and
it’s available now!”
“As much as I love the original HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon, this new Quattro Fluorocarbon is
even smoother and casts further with less effort
than their original,” said Cliff Pace. According
to on-the-water tests performed by Cliff and
other members of the HI-SEAS Pro Staff, they
agreed that Quattro Fluorocarbon is the best
handling fluorocarbon line yet, while retaining
a high degree of abrasion resistance and
superior knot strength. Since it disappears so
well underwater, our pros were able to increase
the line rating they use without sacrificing
stealth or fishability.
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