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While we're not at this year's show, we have not forgotten our Nor Cal clients!
Show starts Thursday, savings start now. Visit our new Weekly Specials



 


#1 
Accurate
 
Valiants
More Sizes, and free offers too!
#2  
Okuma Komodo
 Series Reels
ICAST Intro
- FREE BRAID & Mono!
#3    
Avet 3 Speeds
!
Real Head Turners
Free Rigging!
#4  
Daiwa

Ballistic LT
In Stock and with FREE BRAID RIGGING!
#5
Toro Tamer
Hollow Braid Rigging Needle Sets

FREE with Line Purchase.
Save up to $70!
#6
Toro Tamer
Slash
BIG BLUEFIN and more!
#7
Esca
Bio-Lights for increased deep water bites

SAVE 50%Special Offer!
#8
Fall Flat Jigs

Tuna Catchers
They work!
#9  
United Composites

Challenger Elite Series
Free Shipping!
#10  
United Composites

Challenger Platinum Series
Free Shipping!

1/18/2017 - EARLY POST
It's Expo time! The Sportsmen's Expo opens up in Sacramento Thursday and runs thru Sunday.  For the past few years I've been making the trek up the coast to participate in the show. Wonderful time visiting with many of our NorCal clients and making new friends. That drive back to HB after the show Sunday night takes a toll. Doing shows also carries an expense that has to be covered one way or the other. We can be more aggressive if we don't have to cover the expenses of participating in a show, no hotels, booth, advertising...and this old fisherman can save his back, too. So, we're a no-show, but we can certainly still have some show deals! Last offer first...after #10 - EXPO visit this special offer for an additional discount on REGULARLY priced gear. Special 9 & 10 showcase United Composite rods, we finally are back up to speed in terms of our inventory. We've got some great tuna jigs on tap, with Fall Flats and Toro's Slash. An exceptional free rigging kit offer on ToroTamer's 16 strand spliceable super braid. Esca lights with a buy one get one free offer. And we have reel deals too with free rigging offered on some excellent new models.

Our charter aboard the Tribute departs Friday 1/26. While this was planned as a rockfish, lingcod, yellowtail type trip there are big bluefin in the same area. A 155# fish was landed this week, many fish over 100 lbs lurking and biting. The plan is to do both, bottom fishing AND if the tuna pop, give 'em a shot too. Should be a light load. So, we'll offer some things for this week's offers that fit the bite....with EXPO savings, to boot!

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!
Sincerely,
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
ACURATE Valiant
-Micro Reel with Mega POWER!
And, for 2018 some larger versions too!

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

For 2016/17 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  Accurate showed off the 600 sizes at ICAST 2017, and hinted at two additional models, 800 & 1000 - (the 800 & 800N in stock now).

 

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

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

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

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

 

 

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

The 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, as do the rest of the Accurate Valiant series reels. The 800N and up sizes also offer lugs.
 

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


Valiant 300 & 400 2 speed


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

 Two speed Valiant 400 below (magnifier Flash lower)


(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!


500N II

500 II

500N II 360 degree with magnification
(Requires Flash)

500 Single Speed with magnification
(Requires Flash)

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

Accurate further developed the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  At the 2017 ICAST show Accurate showed off their 600 size which is now available (three sizes, 600NN, 600N and 600). And, for 2018 we have already received the 800, 800N and soon the 1000 sized reels.

New 800N and 800 sized reels for 2018

I must admit to some personal skepticism over the larger 800 and 1000 sized Valiants.  Those large sized reels made me a bit insecure, thinking folks would take advantage of the size and attempt to do things that really are best done on ATD 50's. I was concerned about fishing 80-100 lb lines at appropriate drag settings, heavy loading. The large Valiants have the line capacity to fish heavier tests. Well, I may need to revise my thinking...  The folks at Accurate are boasting of a 424 lb yellowfin tuna taken off Loreto Mexico on a Val 800 2 speed! The fellow who landed the fish, fishing aboard a private charter boat, is no slouch angler. He's a ringer, no doubt, and he knew what he was doing - not a random catch, it was targeted aboard a boat that could maneuver and chase the fish.  He was not overloading the reel, since he was running 50# P-line, he had very good line capacity to work with (also made use of 100# AFW Quattro Fluorocarbon leader and a Mustad 6/0 hook).  So, this is a far different situation than fishing aboard a Long Range sportfishing that's dead in the water with 28 guys at the rail.  Nonetheless, a yellowfin over 400 lbs is a super catch on any gear, and to think it was done on such a light reel is nothing short of amazing! I'll put aside my skepticism, that's an incredible accomplishment by a very experienced angler. This is a pending IGFA world record for 50# line.  Congratulations to the angler and to Accurate! - Mark

 

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

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Spliceable Hollow-core or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

 
Qty:   

Color

Default color is silver with red accent
Note, other colors may increase cost by $100. Call for more information.
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE - Specify if you'd like the reel converted, no additional charge, just an additional wait of up to 2 weeks and one cent just because I can't figure out how to make the script work.... $00.01


FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

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

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

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

 

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #2

OKUMA KOMODO SS
 

- Saltwater Oriented Low Profile Baitcast Reels - With Power!
The new Komodo reels take off where the previous series left off, and takes these wonderful reels to a new level of performance, as well as a new size! There are some big improvements over other manufacturers designs, no aluminum gears here, the Komodo SS series offers stainless steel main and pinion gears! BIG, STRONG and durable gears unlike some other non-mentionable competitor, and the drive and spool shafts are made from stainless steel, too! The frame is made from diecast aluminum, as are the sideplates. The new reels have a corrosion resistant finish, machined aluminum, anodized spool with multi disc high output Carbonite drag washers. The star has a multi click feature for precise drag settings. Two basic sizes, 350 and 450, with 6 + 1 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings on the smaller model and 7+1 on the big brother. The spool bearings are Japanese ABEC 5's, dual anti-reverse for maximum reliability. You have a 6 pin velocity control casting system (brake), sychronized levelwind which is optimized for braided line, Zirconium line guide inserts for added security and long term performance with braided lines. And, the reels have CLICKERS! Oh, did I mention the warranty? THREE YEARS PARTS AND LABOR! The new Komodo's are well built, and the manufacturer knows it - and backs it up with the best warranty in the business. Priced from $219 to $269, Okuma has another pair of winners for your fishing enjoyment!


The Komodo reels are also available with power handle - pictured lefty version  364 and 463 LPX

MODEL HANDLE GEAR RATIO BEARINGS WEIGHT RETRIEVE RATE MAX DRAG MONO BRAID FRAME SIDEPLATES PRICE
KDS-364 twin paddle 6.4:1 6+1 10.9 OZ 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $219.99
KDS-463 twin paddle 6.3:1 7+1 15.9 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
KDS-471 twin paddle 7.1:1 7+1 15.9 37.7" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
POWER HANDLE MODELS
KDS-364P single power 6.4:1 6+1 11.6 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $234.99
KDS-463P single power 6.3:1 7+1 16.5 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
KDS-471P single power 7.1:1 7+1 16.5 37.7" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE
KDS-364LX twin paddle 6.4:1 6+1 10.9 OZ 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $219.99
KDS-463LX twin paddle 6.3:1 7+1 15.9 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $259.99
POWER HANDLE MODELS
KDS-364P-LX single power 6.4:1 6+1 11.6 31" 25 LBS 250 YDS 12# 230-50# AL AL $234.99
KDS-463P-LX single power 6.3:1 7+1 16.5 33.5" 30 220 YDS 20# 300-50# AL AL $269.99
 

FREE MONO, REDUCED PRICE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING & FREE SHIPPING!

Qty:   
FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.
Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
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 Solid BRAID supplied as option
- SELECT 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 In-Line  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 $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards $18.00
per 100 yards

FREE SHIPPING & Super Braid Rigging!


AVET 30/50/80 Series 3 Speeds
(HX 3 Speed Raptor posted - click here)

A few years ago Avet introduced a new three speed reel, the feature added to their 80 class reels. Gained was a lower low, a 1:1 gear capable of pulling stumps, or more accurately 500 lb plus fish with relative ease.  Avet's big gun 80 set new standards for performance in a big game reel of this size.  Going after big black marlin, or for use as a kite reel targeting huge yellowfin or bluefin tuna, this is a reel that will inspire confidence and continue to perform for years and years beyond your expectation. If you are doing some deepwater swordfishing, an 80 properly rigged is a very good option for your most serious fishing.  Big Game anglers have something to turn heads! You can indeed turn a cow size tuna's head with this beefy brute of a reel once you drop that gear down to a 1:1 first gear. Over the past few years Avet expanded upon the 80's with both 50 and 30 class reels gaining the three speed advantage (faster top gear, lower low gear, with a mid gear that packs a punch capable of taming  most fish. For folks heading out on a long range trip of a lifetime, these new reels might be the best insurance of landing the fish of your dreams.

 

Avet's 30 & 50 series THREE SPEEDS offer the same transmission, same gearing as the 80's, same excellent drag and freespool performance as the firms two speed models. These are robust workhorses. The newer 30 & 50 3 speeds are available in both the narrow and wide form. Gearing is wonderfully thought out, 4:1, 2:1 and 1:1. So, you've got speed when you need it. A reasonable low gear at 2 to 1, that's capable of pulling most fish you'll encounter. And, when things get tough, when you hook into to big ones, well, just drop her down to first gear and turn that suckers head and with the drag level these reels are capable of producing you can keep the critters head turned your way! WONDERFUL for anglers, and big time CONGRATULATIONS TO AVET FOR PRODUCING ANOTHER EXCELLENT TOOL FOR SERIOUS ANGLERS.

 

 

 

 

3 Speed MODELS BRAID CAPACITY
short top-shot
GEARING DRAG
strike/full
WEIGHT PRICE 3 SPEED
Rigged w/braid
and topshot
PRICE 3 SPEED
Pro 30 ~80#:600yds 4/2/1:1 35/40lbs 49 oz $529 $529
Pro 30W ~100#:800 51 $569 $569
Pro 50 ~130#:600 4/2/1:1 50/57 65 $659 $659
Pro 50W ~130#:800 67 $709 $709
Pro 80 ~130lb.: 1700 yds 
~200lb.: 1000yds
4/2/1:1 50/57 101 $799 $799
Pro 80W ~130lb.: 2300 yds 
~200lb.: 1500yds
4/2/1:1 105 $849 $849

 

Your Pick: SUPER BRAID - INCLUDING 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,
 

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 
 

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
Pick your FREE OFFER
Select Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid. 
 
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 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
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards
 

FREE SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING - including spliceable hollow options!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Daiwa Ballistic LT

We have a dedicated surf angler working at our Huntington Beach shop. "Beta" is an excellent private boater as well, but these days he's hitting the surf a few days each week and has gotten other staff here involved in his early morning routine.  The guy has fished a lot of gear over the years, and sadly most reels have been "disposable" in that they reach a point where they just aren't worth working on.  A few years ago he got a Ballistic, and that's been his favorite reel by far, and one that can withstand heavy use in the salty stuff.  Great reels in the past and their new LT version which was introduced at ICAST 2017 improves upon the old model.

The new Ballistic LT's were specifically engineered to reduce weight and increase performance.  The new models make use of a super tough Zaion housing, machined A7075 aircraft grade aluminum DigiGear that ensures smooth and steady line flow and durability.  Mag Sealed for increased durability. This innovation which has been present on Daiwa's most expensive models prevents water and debris intrusion - it's a big reason why these reels are so strongly recommended for the surf. Seven bearings ensure smooth performance and long distance casting. The Ballistic LT's feature enhanced durability that stands up to the harshest conditions, in toughest environments. The reels also feature Daiwa's air rotor and air bail to further minimize weight. The new model Ballistics deliver serious performance, from a modern, light, compact and strong spinning reel.

 

⦁ New Smaller frame, body and housing

⦁ ZAION Housing LT Concept- very light yet very strong 

⦁ Machined A7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminum DIGIGEAR- smoothness and durabilit

⦁ MAGSEALED-reduces water and debris from traveling down the shaft

⦁ 7-Bearing System 1-CRBB, 5-BB and 1BB

⦁ Designed for  freshwater, inshore and offshore applications

Ballistic LT 2500 above -

Ballistic LT6000 above -

 


 
Model
Number
Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
Pricing
BLSLT1000D 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.2:1 25.5” 5.8 MONO: 4/220, 6/140, 8/110 11.0 $229
BLSLT2500D 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.3:1 29.6” 6.3 MONO: 8/220, 12/160, 16/110 22.0 $229
BLSLT2500D-XH 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 6.2:1 34.5” 6.3 MONO: 8/220, 12/160, 16/110 22.0 $229
BLSLT3000D-C 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.3:1 31.6” 6.5 MONO: 12/220, 16/160, 20/130 22.0 $229
BLSLT4000D-C 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.2:1 32.5” 7.9 MONO: 16/220, 20/160, 25/140 26.4 $229
BLSLT5000D-C 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.2:1 34.5” 8.1 MONO: 16/250, 20/195, 25/140 26.4 $249
BLSLT6000D-C 6 (1CRBB, 5BB, 1RB) 5.1:1 26.4” 11.1 MONO: 20/270, 25/225, 30/160 26.4 $249

 

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

 


Special #5

TORO TAMER HOLLOWCORE SPLICEABLE
SUPER BRAID
BUY A SPOOL AND GET A FREE RIGGING NEEDLE KIT!

Here's a deal that has no equal. ToroTamer's 16 strand hollowcore line is the best of it's type on the market, easy to work with, smooth and strong. Those are not idle boasts, we are happy to guarantee this fact with replacement or credit should you not agree fully. Toro Tamer is also the only producer of hollowcore in both 12 and 16 strand forms, and the only braid supplier who can make 20 and 30# sized spliceable braid. Introduced in 2015, Toro is also the only firm to produce their own rigging needles. With respect to the lines, the 16 stand is easier to rig, absolutely preferred for making wind-ons.  This week, or as stock allows, we have a great offer to bring to your attention. Buy a 1000 meter spool (about 1100 yards) of the 16 strand and get a free braid rigging needle set! (actually you'll be billed for 1 cent) Yep, your pick of either the 7 or 9 piece needle kit when you buy one 1000 meter (~1100 yd) spool of the 16 strand spliceable super braid! That's a savings of at least $60 or more (and if you compare the price of Toro's rigging needles the value is more like $100)!

Since Toro's first production in 2012 they've continued to improve their product line. Fiber technology has improved, the way our lines are spooled has improved, diameters have dropped significantly while the lines are still very conservatively rated (we have not changed the stated specs yet).  For instance, I used to get 600 yards of 130 on my own 50's, with just a bit of room left for my wind-ons. I respooled one of them a few months back, got 800 yards on the reel. We have seen a couple other firms get into this business, but in all sincerity most seem to just know they want to be in the market, but thankfully for Toro they don't seem to know much about working with a hollow core line - most competing products miss the boat. Toro's braid is "untreated" it's not stiff, it opens better than any other line on the market, and it locks down better given 16 strand working for you rather than 12. You won't be fighting with the line when you go to rig it up. If you've used another product of this type from another supplier, you'll be impressed both rigging and fishing Toro's spliceable hollow core super braid.

Toro Tamer® 16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SUPER BRAID
The New Best in Class Spliceable Super Braid
®

Toro Tamer's 16 strand Hollow Core line, offers anglers the easiest to use, 100% pure PE fiber super braid on the market for all inline rigging applications. And, this week you have the opportunity to grab both line and your rigging needles at an incredible price - one week only, one offer per client only, and the deal's off the table once we sell out...and we will indeed sell through the allotment for this promotion. You'll love both the line and the rigging needles which feature polished and tapered points - they're super easy to use!



130# size Needle Point


 

The image to the left shows ToroTamer's improved needle point. another firms needle point. ToroTamer needles have a bit more pronounced point which makes it easier to begin insertion into hollow braid and the point is more highly polished so it slips through the line more easily.

Toro's unique design was the result of much time spent using other manufacturers products over the years. There were a few things we felt that could be improved upon in the design of these essential accessories.

One point to mention, threading needles are made to handle specific line sizes, but not all lines at a given test share the same diameter. Toro's needles accommodate a range of leader sizes, but a rated 50# needle will not accept all nominally rated 50# leaders - diameters vary. So, in the case of the 50# example, it may be necessary to use a 60# needle for sine 50# lines.

Buy Description  Price
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND


NEW Ultra Thin 16 Strand Spliceable in Dark Green
20 & 30# 16 Strand Spliceable Super Braid - Only Toro can produce this line...we've got the fibers, the others don't.
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - WHITE
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN  - DARK GREEN
$219.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 50 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 60 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 80 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 100 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 130 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 200 lb $219.99

Buy a spool of line above and get a rigging kit for one penny! ONE PER customer only.

Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Medium to Heavy 9 Needles
80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, medium and large loop and medium and large latch needles

(Compare at well over $100)

FREE

Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Light to Medium 7 Needles
20/30/40/50/60# size threading needles, extra small loop (only for opening up your line) and small latch needle (Compare at over $100)

FREE

The FULL kit will run an extra $30 as a special offer when purchasing a 1000M spool on this offer.
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set -Complete Kit 16 Needles
20/30/40/50/60/80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, small, medium and large loop and extra small, medium and large latch needles

(Compare at $200)

PLUS $30 WITH LINE PURCHASE ABOVE


Special #6

The Slash - Cast and Rip Bait

BACK IN STOCK

Slash jigs can be fished a couple ways, for great effect. For our long range fishermen, it's a GREAT wahoo lure in the two smaller sizes of 100 and 150 gm. For deepwater enthusiasts it's a deep water tuna jig with excellent action on the drop and wind, with the 300 and 400 sizes being the lure of choice for the larger grade bluefin and yellowfin tuna which tend to hold deeper than the schoolie fish. The smaller sized lures cast great and they are rigged properly with a higher quality single hook and a ball bearing swivel (ours even points the right way...) attached with welded rings for wahoo and other species. Colors and finish are top quality. While the 100 & 150 gm lures will bring in wahoo, don't be afraid to jig it for tuna and yellowtail. If your fishing trip heads to Alijos you've got a great wahoo lure, but if it shifts gears and moves to Cedros fine, you've got the right lure for yellowtail. If instead you hit the banks for rockfish, you've still got an effective lure on your hands. The two smaller sized lures work great on the "slide" as an enticement to other school fish following a troll strike. The big 300 & 400 gm lures are what you want for the big bluefin. One lure, fits a few applications, and a few different styles of fishing. 

This versatile lure can be fished several ways, cast and retrieve, vertical yo-yo style jigging, and speed jigging. There is a very slight curve to the lure, allowing a bit more action on the drop and as the lure is bounced up. This can be accentuated by the angler easily, and it's not a bad call on the two smaller sizes, though not something I recommend on the two largest sized slash lures. It's important to keep a good contact on the lure if you're fishing yo-yo style for a couple reasons. First, you won't know you've been bitten unless you've got contact with the lure, secondly the lure can foul itself on the two larger sized Slash lures - those with the receiver for use with small lightsticks. if you don't offer some control of its accent or descent when not using a light stick the lure's hook can enter the cavity. It's not common, but it can be done if you do not have some control of the lure's very fast decent to depth.

Based upon client feedback, we've expanded this series of lures back in 2012. We have two new LARGE size jigs to add to the assortment. The new 300 and 400 gram sizes are perfect for dealing with better grade tuna when they're holding deep. Of course they'll also do a number on yellowtail and wahoo if you need to go down to get 'em. Given the deeper water application, we've added our Illuminata feature, the new LARGE size jigs have a recess for use of a 4.5mm light stick. Go deep, get noticed and get bit!

The 300 and 400 gm size Slash lures turned out to be THE best lure for larger grade bluefin in 2014. There was no better lure, and as the guys on the Red Rooster III told folks heading out last summer, "Don't get on the boat without some." They proved their worth as the images below testify. The two smaller weight versions of the jig also performed very well as a cast and retrieve lure, or fished on the slide for schoolie tuna. It's been more often fished as a casting lure for wahoo, but the tuna take 'em too.

 

Our slash bait is available in three sizes this season:
150 gm, 5.29 oz, 6 1/2"
300 gm, 10.6 oz /180mm, 7"
400 gm, 14.11 oz /200mm, 8"

 


 

The Slash became the top producing lure for big bluefin during the 2014 bite, with the 300 and 400 gm sizes being preferred given their fast drop, shape and action.

 

 

Back in Stock, for a while...

Buy

Description Price EXPO week Price
Slash 100 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $8.99 $6.99
Slash 150 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $9.99 $7.99
Slash 300 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $12.99 $10.99
Slash 400 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $14.99 $12.99
Slash 100 gm Black Back Anchovy $8.99 $6.99
Slash 150 gm Black Back Anchovy $9.99 $7.99
Slash 300 gm Black Back Anchovy $12.99 $10.99
Slash 400 gm Black Back Anchovy $14.99 $12.99
Slash 100 gm Green Mack $8.99 $6.99
Slash 150 gm Green Mack $9.99 $7.99
Slash 300 gm Green Mack $12.99 $10.99
Slash 400 gm Green Mack $14.99 $12.99
Slash 100 gm Sardine $8.99 $6.99
Slash 150 gm Sardine $9.99 $7.99
Slash 300 gm Sardine $12.99 $10.99
Slash 400 gm Sardine $14.99 $12.99

Need lightsticks to use with the larger jigs? We've got 'em.

Buy Description Price
CB Long Life Light Sticks 2 pack $2.49

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Special #7

ESCA

SALE - GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
SAVE 50%

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.

 

 

 

Bottom fishing time is approaching - take advantage of the savings... reg. price $19.99
SALE - GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
SAVE 50%
 

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Description Price
Esca Attractor - blue fade
- GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
$19.99
Esca Attractor - green fade
- GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
$19.99
Esca Attractor - blue blinking
- GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
$19.99
Esca Attractor - green blinking  
- GET 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
$19.99

 


 Special #8

Fall Flat Jigs
Productive & Popular!

Here's a very effective lure, well proven in 2016. Schoolie tuna, both bluefin and yellowfin will gobble these up.  The Fall Flats are a metal jig that has a slower action on the drop, fluttering like a baitfish that's in shock from being hit by a predator. These are relatively slow drop jigs. We're focusing on their heavier weights at the present time. If you want lighter weights we can certainly get 'em, but really also have that base well covered with a similar jig from Savage Gear (their Squish jigs). The finish of these is quite good, will reflect light well. There are some similar lures out there, so why do we like these?  The weights and finish are consistent to what we were looking for, and the rigging was done right. No cheezy making bait type assist hooks. The hooks used for these jigs are of heavier gauge steel, and a bit larger than what you'd likely see on some other similar products in the marketplace. Pricing is also fair for what's offered. So, we're glad to offer our clients a lure which should be helpful, both for the smaller schoolies and capable of taking much larger tuna under the schoolies with the higher 200 and 250 gm weights.

Well, the idea of only stocking the 200 & 250 gm sized lures didn't last long... Got quite a few guys stopping by the shop to tell us that we really should be stocking the smaller sizes, so that's what we did. 125/160/200 & 250 gram size Fall Flats are now available, priced at a very reasonable $8.99, 10.99, 11.99 & 13.99 respectively.

 

Description 125gm
4 1/2 oz
Price
Buy 160gm
6 oz
Price
Buy 200gm
7 oz
Price
Buy 250gm
9 oz
Price
Buy
Fall Flat Sardine $8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99
Fall Flat 'Chovie $8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99
Fall Flat
Pink & Blue
$8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99

Note, the 250gm is triple coated glow on both sides - not with chrome back. This model is also made in USA, others are made in China.

Fall Flat Chrome
Glow
$8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99

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 Special #9

United Composites
CHALLENGER ELITE SERIES
Dual Helix Composite Designs

These were the first series of factory wrapped rods from UC, and they make quite a statement. Pick one up and you'll understand, they are incredibly light in their standard build, and have power, too. Unique to the industry the Challenger Elite Series offer UC's proprietary Dual Helix carbon fiber construction along with with uni-directional fiberglass blanks. These composite rods are like none other in terms of construction and feel. They are lighter than other rods, skinnier blanks, greater hoop strength, with wonderful actions. Two basic builds are offered for these rods, in addition to deckhand style rods. The rods make use of very good quality braid safe ALPS stainless steel guides, lightweight EVA grips, and composite reel seat. The standard build rods do not have gimbals, if desired you can select the C+ version Challenger Elite rods with metal ALPS seat and gimbal and hypolon grips for modest upcharge, as described below.

Challenger Elite Series- 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. UC's are made here in Huntington Beach CA - USA made by master builder Randy Penny (well known in the rod business, was the driving force at Seeker back when they made their own rods, innovator/father of "rail rods"... 
 


8  foot rods are available Deckhand style or with reel seats. Pictured is the Deckhand style grip with Turk's Head.
While we do list the 9 and 10 foot models, please note you really don't want us to ship rods of this length - very expensive, very, very expensive.

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

Buy Description Line Lure Wt. Length Price

The rods in the section below make use of lightweight EVA grips and composite reel seats, with no gimbal. If you prefer, we can build your rod with ALPS aluminum reel seat and hypalon grips and add a gimbal butt. Expect a 3-4 week turn around time for this customized build. Rods below all are set up for conventional reels. If you have interest in spinning guides please order below and bounce us back an email and we'll confirm build time and final pricing.

United Composite Elite RCE700 XL C 12-25 lb 1/2-1 1/2 oz 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 L C 15-30 lb 1-2 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 M C 20-40 lb 1-3 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 H C 30-50 lb 1-5 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XH C 40-60 lb 3-6 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XXH C 50-80 lb 3-8 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE800 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
Conventional Upgrade - ALPS Reel Seat, Gimbal & Hypalon Grips - per rod $30.00
SPINNING VERSIONS - FINALLY!!!
We've been hoping to see the RCE's made in spinning for since we first stocked the conventional rods. Their action is EXCELLENT for use with spinning tackle, a bit softer action, rods load up well, allowing for nice long casts
United Composite Elite RCE700 XL S 12-25 lb 1/2-1 1/2 oz 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE800 XL S 12-25 lb 1/2-1 1/2 oz 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 L S 15-30 lb 1-2 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 M S 20-40 lb 1-3 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 H S 30-50 lb 1-5 7 $259.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XH S 40-60 lb 3-6 7 $269.00
United Composite Elite RCE700 XXH S 50-80 lb 3-8 7 $269.00
Spinning Upgrade - ALPS Reel Seat, Gimbal & Hypalon Grips - per rod $30.00

All Rods Below Are Deckhand Style Rods - without reel seat, corktape wraped handles & Turk's head w/sinecord to support extended use w/corktape handle. If you want these made with reel seat and/or gimbal butt, select option above. Typically rods of this length require neither, deckhand style being much more appropriate.

One point to mention, UC's deckhand rods are skinny in diameter than most other rod makers thanks to their unique use of carbon fiber in the dual helix design. So, if you have had trouble finding a rod skinny enough to fit an Accurate 400N or 500N you've found a match. Since the rods are so skinny some manufacturers reel clamps may require shorter bolts or nuts. Avet has smaller bolts, and we have a fix for other Accurate reels.  For some other manufacturers reels you may have to build up the area where you plan to position your reel. That's easy enough, make use of some heat shrink or an extra wrap or two of cork tape. Alternatively, all UC rods below can be ordered with a reel seat. With a seat, no change in bolts or nuts is necessary, but the rod will weigh a bit more given eva or hypolon grips with seat. There is a trade-off in weight when you move away from a deckhand. This is really only a consideration on the 8 footers, 9's and 10's will have more meat at the area where you'll mount your reel so the standard screws and bolts won't be a problem.

United Composite Elite RCE800 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 8 $269.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 8 $279.00
The following two groups of 9 and 10 foot rods are not available for shipping
- they exceed standard shipping sizes and are VERY expensive to ship. They are only available at our shops.
United Composite Elite RCE900 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 9 $289.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 9 $299.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 9 $299.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 9 $309.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 9 $319.00
 
United Composite Elite RCE1000 XF C 15-25 lb 3-8 10 $319.00
United Composite Elite MAG C 20-30 lb 3-8 10 $329.00
United Composite Elite MEGA C 25-40 lb 3-8 10 $329.00
United Composite Elite MONSTER C 30-50 lb 3-8 10 $339.00
United Composite Elite WAHOO C 40-60 lb 3-8 10 $349.00
United Composite Elite CE 900 DEL MAR - NEW! - 40-60 lb 2-8 9 $419.00
United Composite Elite CE 1000 DEL MAR - NEW! 40-60 lb 2-8 10 $449.00

 


 Special #10

CHALLENGER PLATINUM SERIES
Dual Helix, Fiberglass Transition - Composite Design

The Challenter Platinum Series (CP) from United Composite has long been one of my personal favorites. Here's the background, the CP series was originally designed by Peter Williams from United Distributing in Australia. It was exclusive to the Australian market until Peter purchased UC and allowed me to buy blanks, which we turned into custom rods. Now that Randy Penny owns the firm he also saw the benefit of bringing these blanks to market as finished rods - THANK GOODNESS!

Here's why we like the CP's so much, and what's different about this series in comparison to the US and Elite Series from United Composites (formerly known as Graphite USA). The CP series rods make use of upgraded carbon fiber, again used in the proprietary dual helix form, AND uni-directional fiberglass. The rod transitions to 'glass at the tip. These rods are not nearly as light as the US and Elite series - they are more like a fiberglass Calstar in terms of weight - but they are strong, hard pulling, high use and abuse fishing rods. The blanks are the strongest made in my opinion, nothing else on the market like them in terms of design and inherent strength given the production materials and design. For light weight, go Elite -  no doubt about that. But for the most demanding conditions the CP's are the best in the business in terms of lifting power and overall strength. These rods are also a bit "faster" in terms of their bend. The Elite's offer a bit more parabolic action, and that's great for many  applications and most fishermen. The CP's are faster, put a bit more power in your hands and more control of the fish on the other end of your line, too. For the experienced angler who really likes to leverage a fish, the actions of these rods will be helpful in accomplishing greater control, but you will be a greater part of the fight since your strength comes more into play. That's one aspect of a faster action rod to consider.


Challenger Platinum (CP) series rods utilize Dual Helix Graphite technology and transition to Fiberglass composite through the tip section. Rods in this series were only available in Australia in the past, now factory wrapped in metallic red,  too! For the heavier action rods, this design provides greater strength, lift, and forgiveness.) - Note, factory rods will not have the fish logo as is pictured above which shows off the woven carbon fiber used in the CP series..

 

Challenger Platinum (CP) Series - note the woven graphite (click on the images for a better view)

The CP series make use of Alps aluminum reel seats and gimbal, Fuji Stainless Steel guides (in black anodized finish) and hypalon grips. Deckhand style rods are also available in three line class ratings - these come only in corktape with Turk's head and no gimbal. Quality of components is very high, as would be expected on rods of this caliber. We'll see a few more models as time rolls on, and note that these models can all be made at a 6 1/2 foot length if desired.

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. CP's incorporate higher end woven carbon fiber through the mid section of the rod. The CP's are a six ply rod, six patterns are used in the build of the CP series, 1 fiberglass, three different types of carbon in five patterns - 2 times dual helix!

 

 

CHALLENGER PLATINUM SERIES
ORDER MODEL TEST RANGE LENGTH ACTION PRICING
United Composite RCP70ML-C 12-20 lb 7'0" FAST $329.00
United Composite RCP70M-C 15-25 lb 7'0" FAST $339.00
United Composite RCP70MH-C 15-30 lb 7'0" FAST $344.00
United Composite RCP70MHF-C 15-40 lb 7'0" EXTRA FAST $349.00
United Composite RCP70H-C 20-40 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70HF-C  30-50 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70HP-C  50-80 lb 7'0" FAST $395.00
United Composite RCP70XH-C  50-100 lb 7'0" FAST $405.00
DECKHAND STYLE - CORKTAPE WITH TURKS HEAD - 8 FOOT LENGTH
United Composite RCP80MH-CT  20-40 lb 8'0" FAST $359.00
United Composite RCP80H-CT
(excellent wahoo stick) 
30-50 lb 8'0" FAST $415.00
United Composite RCP80HP-CT   50-80 lb 8'0" FAST $415.00
 


 EXPO OFFER

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However, if you want to do some more shopping, pick up a great United Composite rod for instance, then make use of the coupon code EXPO when you place an order from our other website pages. With that coupon code you'll receive a discount of 10% off our regular prices. If you already have an active Captain's Card we will add another 5% to that discount (up to 15% off). Please note, reels are excluded from this offer, they have their own incentives which are ultimately a better offer, and as has been clearly mentioned discounts CAN NOT BE STACKED. This discount does not include Boating Equipment or items that are on special, clearance or closeouts. The discount applies to regularly priced items ONLY. No further discount can be applied. This offer is only good while this page is posted, and will be off the table sooner rather than later...
 
 
And, just to restate things even more redundantly, discounts can not be stacked. The coupon code will not be honored for things posted on this page, products that are on closeout or other markdown promotion..., it only applies to regularly priced items. Your final invoice - which will be emailed back to you - will reflect your accurate charges, and may differ from the order confirmation which will be sent automatically upon receipt of order. If you have any questions please do contact us.

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Saturday
10AM-5PM
Closed Sunday & Monday

Midway Village
Shopping Center

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

Staff: Manager
Eric Prather Mgr.,
 Jeff & Justin

Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above

Product Info&Sales

Mark
Product Advice
& Technical Assistance

(Owner/Operator)
Mon-Fri

Offshore Private Boating & Long Range
Private
Boating


Beta
Local Fishing
Assistance


Inshore, Surf & Offshore  Private Boating
Customer
 Support


Tom
Order
Expediting & Technical Assistance

(Warehouse  Manager)

Inshore & Long Range
Customer
Support


Ryan

Shipping & Tracking
(Shipping Dept.)
Mon-Fri

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

Leeana

Invoicing
& Billing Questions

Office Manager
Mon-Fri

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

skype us @ CharkBait-USA 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

 

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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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City of Huntington Beach Business License: A179880, A207574

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

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


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

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

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