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#1 
Penn International
USA MADE
CLEARANCE!
#2  
Accurate
NEW Valiant 600 SIZE
single and two speed
IN STOCK
& In BLACK!
#3    
Okuma

Makaira Spinning Reels
New Models - Free Rigging!
#4  
Okuma

Coronado CDX Spinning Reels
2018 New Models!
#5
Tormenter
Wahoo Bombs
New ICAST Introduction!
#6
Slash

The best big bluefin jig!

Back In Stock!
#7
Toro Tamer
Subsurface Swimmer
Over 1/2 OFF!
#8
United Composites

Custom Series

CLEARANCE!
#9  
Play Action Sports
Mako HD Rod Belt

New ICAST Introduction!
#10  
Strike Master
Wahoo Bombs
CLEARANCE!

8/13/2017
Some new gear arriving, some familiar gear going away.
We've now received a very good supply of Accurate's new Valiant 600 - an amazing reel, and amazing series of ground breaking reels! At ICAST we also placed an order for Valiants in BLACK. Usually these carry a $100/reel upcharge from Accurate. However since we had these added to a run they planned to do anyway, all we had to do was add to the order - with NO UPCHARGE!  Limited models and quantities available on this special.  We have a close out going on Penn reels, posted here are the remaining inventory of Internationals, at some whopping savings.  Okuma's newest spinning reels are also featured this week.  We have some new lures from Tormenter, looks to me like the nicest wahoo bombs on the market. New rod belts from Play Action (owners of Braid) are featured this week. And, we have some dandy close out offers on ToroTamer Swimmers, United Composite custom built rods and StrikeMaster Wahoo Bombs!  Enjoy: it's blowout day at CharkBait with a host of clearance products worthy of owning - long term.

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith
 

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


FREE Fed Ex GROUND SHIPPING*
* for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods carry a surcharge of $15-20) within USA unless stated otherwise.  AK and HI via USPS included so long as your order can fit in a standard size flat rate box - otherwise there will be a charge).  Oversize items, like lobster nets, rods and International orders will carry a shipping charge which we'll quote you prior to actual billing.

*Standard Size and Weight Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!  Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods & Blanks, given their extra length, will have an added cost of up to $20 - this is a change for 2015 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. *(One standard sized and weight box, within USA. If the order requires multiple shipping cartons then there will be increased shipping costs. Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you).


Special #1

PENN INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE

Penn's introducing new Internationals in the fall, and we are reducing our Penn inventory too. So, both combine to present you an opportunity to purchase their USA made reels as a very significant discount. If you need more information about the respective reels please check our Penn International page. We can also spool your reel for you at additional cost, email or call us regarding options. We are also clearing out many other Penn reels, these are listed on our Clearance page.  Savings are significant, quantities are limited.

PENN USA MADE INTERNATIONAL CLEARANCE
Buy Description Price
Penn Torque International Star Drag GOLD 40 - clearance $349.00
Penn Torque International Star Drag GOLD 25 - clearance $339.00
sold Penn Torque International Star Drag GOLD 25N - clearance $379.00
Penn Torque International Star Drag BLACK 40 - clearance $349.00
Penn Torque International Star Drag BLACK 25 - clearance $339.00
sold Penn Torque International Star Drag BLACK 25N - clearance $379.00
sold Penn Torque International 7 Spinning Reel - gold $465.00
sold Penn International 975CSLD - clearance $259.99
Penn International 975LD - clearance $259.99
Penn International 975 - clearance $229.00
Penn International 12VSX SILVER - clearance $399.99
Penn International 50VSX SILVER - clearance $499.99
Penn International 50VSW SILVER - clearance $499.99
Penn International 30VSX SILVER - clearance $459.99
Penn International 30VSW SILVER - clearance $469.99
Penn International 12VSX GOLD - clearance $399.99
Penn International 16VS GOLD - clearance $424.99
Penn International 50VSX GOLD - clearance $499.99
Penn International 50VSW GOLD - clearance $499.99
sold Penn International 30VSW GOLD - clearance $469.99
sold Penn International 130VSX GOLD - clearance $959.00


SHIPPING INCLUDED for International Series
 

FREE SHIPPING


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

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

Accurate's newest fishing reel is the Valiant, a very interesting micro small model with mega power. Overseas Micro-Jigging has become a popular method for catching fish. Small jigs, fished vertically on rods with VERY light action can produce a catch when other methods won't do squat. In areas that have been "fished out" folks are catching fish they'd have missed without this method employed. Whether or not that's a positive step in overfished waters is not the point, the method is important and useful even in abundant waters, and the innovations in fishing technology used can be applied to different applications. In Mico-Jigging the fisherman works very small jigs, similar to how one should fish knife jigs (and similar iron) on parabolic rods matched to the jig weight for best action. Then, once hooked up the angler points the rod directly at the fish and uses the reel's power to crank in the fish. There's a certain amount of finesse and a certain measure of raw power employed in fishing this method. All the stress of the fight is handled by the reel, not the rod. Here, rather than Asia, micro-jigging may not become the rage, however the concept of taking larger fish on smaller gear is something we have all learned to love, and no doubt Accurate wrote the book on that pursuit.  Taking that style of fishing, dropping down to much lighter jigs and rods is what folks are doing in this new method of catching fish. Having a reel small enough to balance out on the rod and yet powerful enough to fight the fish is the key. Power is critical, and the Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to exceptionally light weight - 9.9 ounces for the tiny 300 pictured below!

For 2017/18 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes.  At ICAST 2017 Accurate introduced the 600 family sizes at ICAST 7/12/17.  The Valiants are indeed the future for Accurate - the most innovative reel they've built since the original Boss Twin Drags. Do not expect to see any changes to the Dauntless or Fury series, but the Valiant may very well replace the BX series.

(Weight: V300-9.9 oz, V400 14.1oz, V400II 15.65oz, V500N 14.4 oz, V500NII 15.9 oz, V500 16.25 oz V500II 17.6 oz)

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

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • 300 size holds 300+ yds of 30# super braid

  • 400 size holds 300+ yds of 50# braid

  • 500N 300 yds, 50# braid, 500 size 450-500 yds 50# braid

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

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

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

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

The 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker, all larger sized reels come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker.  ICAST introduction of the 600 series - reels will be here by Aug.1 - preorders taken below...


The New 600 Series


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400


(Requires Flash)

500 Size
Accurate is very much committed to these new innovative reels, the most unique product series Accurate has designed. This is their future, smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer. Note, Accurate also offers a full two year warranty with included factory service!
All models have a clicker, and all come with reel clamp. Pics below...


500N Two Speed

500 Two Speed

500N II 360 degree with magnification
(Requires Flash)

500 Single Speed with magnification
(Requires Flash)

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

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

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Both hollow core 12 and 16 strand or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

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

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

 

 
Qty:    Click for Pricing - 600 Series Arrives Next Week!
Color Reels are available in SILVER with red accent, OR in BLACK - limited models, limited time!
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE - Specify if you'd like the reel converted, no additional charge, just an additional wait of up to 2 weeks and one cent just because I can't figure out how to make the script work.... $00.01


FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

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

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

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

 

Made in America, and very proud of it!

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Braid or FREE PREMIUM PLIERS!


Okuma Makaira Spinning Reels
IN STOCK!

First Introduced at 2016 ICAST - here now!

The new Makaira Spinning Reels will put some much deserved heat into the high end spinning reel marketplace.  These new reels have some other manufacturers worried. Okuma focuses on the four D's, design, drive, drag and durability as core performance elements. That's the underlying design philosophy behind all new models coming from this giant. The new Makaira spinning reels are built from the ground up to be the toughest, most durable spinning reels an angler can own. They are constructed from the finest and strongest materials available. Just as the Makaira conventional reels turned the industry on it's head, so too will these new spinning reels, for good reason:

- Forged aluminum machine cut body/sideplates
- Forged aluminum machine cut Cyclonc Flow rotor
- Forged stainless steel main gear for power and strength
- Oversized 17-4 grade stainless steel spool shaft - less flex
- Precision machine cut stainless steel pinion gear
- Hydro Sealed Body and Dual Force Drag system for maximum protection
- Carbonite high output drag with Cal's drag grease on full DFD
- Customized Pre-set drag system, works like a lever drag reel
- 9HPB - 1 RB all corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
- Dual anti-reverse system for maximum strength and reliability
- Quick-Set stainless steel German anti-reverse roller bearing
- CRC corrosion-resistant coating process
- Machined aluminum 2 tone anodized spool with LCS lip
- Machined aluminum screw in handle arm for added strength
- Right and Left hand models use different handles, greater security and strength, for user flexibility
- Heavy duty, solid aluminum bail wire with manual trip
- Machined aluminum handle knob: custom options will be available

- Last but not least, Makaira Spinning reels are backed by a 5 year limited warranty!

Those are some serious features, and they don't tell the full story about these all machined aluminum framed, sideplate, rotor, spool beasts. These are powerful spinning reels like none other on the market - they are more like tanks than coffee grinders! Okuma took the fine points of their industry leading Makaira conventional reels and put 'em on a spinning! The Makaira drag system is unique, takes advantage of the complete surface area of the carbon fiber drag washers; making full contact with the carbon washers for maximum efficiency and drag output. The DFD (dual force drag concept) applies pressure to both sides of the spool in order to maximize use of the available surface area. Enlarging the working surfaces of the drag system dramatically improves heat dissipation. These reels are engineered to withstand the harshest conditions the ocean can offer. Makaira spinning reels have 23 different oil retaining o-rings and gaskets, water tight, all the internal mechanisms are sealed and protected from salt. The result is the best-of-the-best when it comes to big game fishing reels.

The spools are made for braid, non-slip (however we'll still treat the spool as we normally do to ensure no-slipping). Note the "pre-set" for the drag system at the top of the spool, similar to conventional leverdrags. Also, these reels are available for left OR right hand retrieve. All one really needs to do to change is to order the alternate handle and swap sides for the crank cover - easy and strong. (Unlike inexpensive reels that allow for an easy change, there's an inherent weakness which Okuma avoids in their design.)
 
Model Gear Ratio Weight Capacity
Mono
Capacity
bRAID
Max Drag @ full Bearings Line Retrieve Price
MK-20000LS 5.8:1 32.5 oz* 330/30# 500/65#
400/80#
66 lbs 9HPB+1RB 51.6" $799.99
MK-30000LS 5.8:1 36.7 oz* 360/50# 700/80#
57
0/100#
66 lbs 9HPB+1RB 65.7 $879.99

*They didn't try to make 'em light, they made 'em strong!

Qty:   

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Hi Quality Super BRAID

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

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at FREE and/or Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW - 100% PE Super Braid (not Kevlar)
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

$20.00

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

View Your Shopping Cart

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


Special #4

Okuma CORONADO CDX
2018 Introduction
- Here Now!
 

First time I saw this reel, felt it, I was thinking $200-300. I was very wrong, Okuma is aggressive in building their share of the sportfishing reel business. These new reels are a bargain, but I'll hold off on the particulars for a bit as we go over what's so darn trick about these new reels.

Cosmetically, the new Coronado follows the design theme of Okuma's best - their Makaira spinning reels. They are indeed nice looking reels but the beauty is more than skin deep. These are bait feeder design reels, the Azores offer non-baitfeeding type operation with some similar benefits as the Coronado. So, skip down to the Azores if this feature does nothing for you. But, if you want the bait operation benefit of a baitfeeder, this is the piece for you.

FEATURES:

  • On/Off auto trip bait feeding system

  • DFD - precision dual force drag system

  • Carbonite drag washers

  • Heavy duty brass DFD and spool shaft stabilizer

  • 4HPB + 1 RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings

  • Quick-set anti-reverse bearing - zero back play in handle

  • CRC corrosion-resistant coating process

  • Machined aluminum screw in handle system

  • Slow oscillation system for improved line lay

  • Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor

  • CFR - cyclonic flow rotor technology

  • Hydro Block water tight drag seal

  • Machined aluminum 2 tone anodized spool with LCS lip

  • Heavy duty solid aluminum bait wire

  • RESII - computer balanced rotor equalizing system

  • 1 year warranty

Okuma's baitfeeding syhstem allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow bait to run freely. The baitfeeding system incorporates a secondary micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel to allow for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system, simply turn the handle. The on/off lever on the rear of the reel will automatically disengage the baitfeeding system so you can fight your fish with the main drag system. Pretty clever I'd say. The drag adjustment is also located at the rear of the reel. Check the 3D image to see those details.  Operation of the reel is direct, simple, ergonomic and very functionally laid out for intuitive use at a high performance level. No doubt these are very nice reels to own, and no doubt they are not Makairas which cost many multiples of the price of the Coronado CDX. But, make no mistake, these are very capable reels with performance well above what other manufacturers offer anywhere near their price.

Model Gear Ratio Bearings Weight
in ounces
Line Retrieve
per crank
Max Drag Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Price
CDX-55 4.4:1 4HPB*1RB 19.4 32.5" 28 lbs 325yds/12# 350/30* $99.99
CDX-60 4.4:1 4HPB-1RB 19.8 34.1" 26.9 385/12 290/50* $99.99
CDX-65 4.9:1 4HPB-1RB 29.0 41.7" 33.7 320/20 315/60-65 $119.99
CDX-80 4.9:1 4HPB-1RB 30.1 45.4" 37.5 300+/30 390/60-65 $119.99

* should be close on the numbers for the 55/60, have not received or spooled up the two smaller sizes yet...the 65/80 are here first.

 

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

 


Special #5

Tormenter
NEW ICAST Introduction!

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

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

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

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

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Special #6

Toro Tamer Sportfishing Products

The Slash - Cast and Rip Bait

They're HERE NOW!

The Slash jigs have been the most successful deepwater tuna lure on the market, proving themselves quite capable of dealing with 200 lb bluefin. They are rigged right for the pressures these fish can put on a guy's rigging.  The smaller 150 gm size Slash jigs can be fished a couple ways, for great effect. For our long range fishermen, it's a GREAT wahoo lure used cast and retrieve...at speed.  For deepwater bluefin 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 lure's casts 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. Colors and finish are top quality. While it will bring in wahoo when they are around, 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. 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 which can be increased if desired, 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.

Use the 100 & 150 gm as a cast and retrieve lure, or on the slide. Effective for yellowfin tuna, albacore, yellowtail AND wahoo as a cast and retrieve lure. The big 300/400 gm lures are your deep drop weapons.

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 as of 8/6/17

Note, if you order these jigs along with other products it will delay shipping while we receive our inventory. Expectation is that we'll have 'em by the end of the week. Customs clearance may create a delay.
Free shipping does apply to orders over $150 (1 standard sized box).

Buy

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

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

TORO TAMER SUBSURFACE SWIMMER

Time to Stock Up...50% OFF!

Our regular price is far better than similar competing lures, for just a few days we offer them at a price that's a bit nuts. But, then again it does get things rolling for the new year!

The Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer: You may be aware of a similar lure that's been on the Japanese market and gained some following in this country (shibuki). That piece proved effective as a casting lure and as a trolled lure, and cost a good $50 unrigged! Pricing was a function of a few things, among them a good old boy network created by the Japanese firm selling them. They didn't take much of an interest in anyone but a chosen few selling them on this side of the pond. That's a restraint of competition in my humble opinion, and helps explain the high price of the lure. As you can see, we have a broader selection of colors available, similar design, quality built to withstand punishment from the toughest fish. The weight and length is the same as the more expensive Japanese import. We are making these wonderful lures available both rigged and unrigged. The first ones available are the unrigged lures. Our rigged lures will feature quality treble hooks of appropriate strength. The unrigged lures have been used by guys with both trebles and single hooks.

The lures are great casters, with some heft to them and a unique internal magnetic weight transfer  system that aids in the cast and provides a sonic attraction as well.  They are thru-wired for extra strength. The lures are 80 grams (~3 ounces) in weight and 20 cm long (7.9"). They will dive up to 2 meters ~ 6 feet and are rated for a 50 kg (100#) breaking strength. You'll note the quality of construction upon inspection, and we encourage you to compare these lures to any on the market.

These lures have taken tuna, some big ones during our evaluation stage  a few years back, as well as yellowtail and many other species of fish. They will also surprise you with their ability to troll effectively, partially as a result of the stabilizing dorsal fin. While they were designed for big fish, they'll prove very effective on smaller fish - with some of our local guys using them to great effect on BIG calico bass. The lures are very well overbuilt.

Unrigged lures ordered from this page will come with 3 300#+ test rings. Click on the image to examine more closely.

Note the magnetic weight transfer system with rear pad  at the tail to prevent cracking of lure, and the balancing weight rear. Of course the lures are properly thru wired and can well handle over 100# of stress, meaning there is NO issue dealing with larger grade tuna and
appropriately HIGH drag settings.


Shown top, Mustad Hoodlum 4X ringed and below, 7982HX double tuna hooks

Unrigged lures come with heavy 200+lb. split rings.

- Since our introduction of these excellent casting and trolling lures,
we've added a luminous glow belly.
 

 

Buy Description SALE
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Pink- unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine- unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - unrigged $14.99
$7.49
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - unrigged $14.99
$7.49


 Special #8

United Composites
Custom Series Closeout
 

Prior to Randy Penny buying United Composites we purchased blanks from the factory and then had a very well known rod builder finish the work. The result was some excellent rods made very well.  The need for us to stock custom rods has ended since Randy is capable of building factory rods. We'll still go custom for models which the factory does not produce, but there's no reason for us to stock the customs now. So, lets clear 'em out - great savings for you, and in all truth we sure do need the space here.


Guides are all triple wrapped, with attention to detail. All Grips are hand sanded. Each rod represents many, many hours of labor in it's completion.

Sanded Cork Grips on the 79XFm 79 Mag, 711H, 85XF and 85 Mag

 

Buy Description Price
UC CB Custom 55HP AR-SB 5 1/2'
all roller, slick butt 30-50#
1 available
$349.99
UC CB Custom 60HF-AR 6'
all roller, hypalon grips 30-50#
4 available
$399.99
sold UC CP Custom 60 HF-AR SB 6'
all roller, slick butt 30-50#
3 available
$369.99
UC CP Custom 60HF AR 6'
all roller hypalon grips 30-50
2 available
$349.99
sold UC CX 70 Custom Raptor Rail Rod 7'
ring guides, roller ring tip-top, rail protector 60-80#
1 available
$299.99
sold UC CX 70 Custom Raptor Rail Rod 7'
ring guides, rail protector 60-80#
1 available
$299.99
sold UC CE Custom 70M 7'
ring guides, casting rod 20-40#
1 available
$249.99
UC US 85 Mag CORK
Great bass rod, 15-25# 8 1/2'
2 available
$379.99
sold UC US Custom 70H
casting rod, 7' 20-30#
1 available
$319.99
UC US Custom 79 Mag CORK
Great bass rod, 15-25#, 7' 9"
1 available
$349.99
UC US 65 XOS
6 1/2' 30-50#
2 available
$319.99
UC US 70MH - Spinning guides
12-20# 7'
2 available
$309.99
UC US 80 Mega Jig Stick
20-30# 8' Cork Tape, Turks Head
2 available
$329.99
Not UC's but, still Customs on Clearance
Calstar Custom GFGR 770XXXH Roller Ring Tip
1 available
$349.00
sold Calstar Custom GFGR 770H
1 available
$279.00
sold Calstar Custom GFGR 770XXXH Ring guides
1 available
$349.00
sold Calstar Custom GFGR 770H Winthrup Roller tip top
1 available
$319.00

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 Special #9

Play Action Sports

The firm that bought Braid...and brought back quality to Marauders...

Spent quite a bit of time getting to know these folks while visiting ICAST a couple weeks ago.  Good folks, they knew they had to improve upon Dennis Braid's more recent products. As can happen when a firm plans to sell, Braid's quality suffered in recent years. The guys from Play Action have brought back the Marauders - properly rigged with strength. They will be improving Braid's belts and harnesses too over time. But, I was really impressed with some of their own rod belts, in particular the new Mako HD series. Unique belts, like the ones I designed some time back with the gimbaled floating receiver their design actually takes things in more directions to aid comfort and control. The firm actually is older than Braid, going back 7-8 years prior to Braid coming on the scene. They were primarily a Florida and East Coast player, not common to see their products out here in CA. But, in the case of the new Mako HD...I think they have something pretty darn special.

The Mako HD belt is quite comfortable to wear, they're USA MADE and they are indeed distinctive. The belt strap will work for most folks, the padding is sufficient for most applications under 80 lb class gear.  If you need more or less room on the belt, pretty easy to adjust, trim or even add material as needed. For most with a waist measurements from mid 20's to 40's the belt should work as she comes. The receiver is gimbaled and can rotate (float) so you have control from more anglers, nice for vertical jigging. Most everything in their design is replaceable, but they are quality made so you shouldn't be replacing parts years down the road. Their pad has a fabric cover, not just the raw foam which can get hammered while on a boat. Impression: These are nice belts to own, unique finish, comfortable, functional.

 
Buy Description Price
Play Action Sports Mako HD belt - TYPHONE $109.99
Play Action Sports Mako HD belt - KRYPTEC BLUE $109.99
Play Action Sports Mako HD belt - CAMO $109.99

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 Special #10

Strike Master
Wahoo Bombs

CLEARANCE Save $4 ea

 

Strike Master Bombs

The pictures just don't do these lures justice, with their super flashy tinsel, hammered leaf spinner, it's one attention getting lure, and a really great value.  And, that's just what the wahoo like!  These lures are appropriately rigged for their quarry, with wire.   The hook is rigged close to the heavy head on it's own swivel - good idea for wahoo.   The Wahoo Bomb is another well planned product, from a very innovative manufacturer.  This lure works effectively trolled or cast. Thsse lures are made here in California.  They are not quite as well built as either the Catchy or Tormenter Bombs, but they are a well constructed inexpensive alternative.  They'll get bit.  These lures are an excellent value.
We're closing out the Lumo/glow head lures, need to make room for the new Tormenter bombs shown earlier on this page.
Buy Description Reg. Price CLEARANCE
Strike Master Wahoo Bomb luminescent
blue/silver
$12.99 $8.99
Strike Master Wahoo Bomb luminescent
green/gold
$12.99 $8.99
Strike Master Wahoo Bomb luminescent
purple/black
$12.99 $8.99
Strike Master Wahoo Bomb luminescent
red/silver/black
$12.99 $8.99



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