New tests in small sized spools
Quality meets Value!
6/25/2017 Getting into prime time fishing, well it's good now but it's
going to get a whole lot better. We've got some dandy deals this
week, with a new product introduction that's a winner. Okuma's
much anticipated Makaira spinning reels are here! We've been
waiting almost a year since they were first shown off at ICAST
2016. The wait was worth it. There's a new sheriff town, in the
world of spinning reels that new sheriff is the Makaira. We
round out the reels with one of the best values for private
boaters, the Solterra 2 speeds - also from Okuma. We're also
showcasing Avet's innovative 3 speed HX series reels and
Accurate's light and compact Valiant series reels. (There will
be a larger 600 size coming...). Some very productive lures and
Fluorocarbon leader round out this week's offerings.
Thank you for
visiting our Weekly Specials!
Great Stuff, Mark Smith
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.)
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Introduced at 2016 ICAST - now finally here!
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.)
Max Drag @
try to make 'em light, they made 'em strong!
SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID
SPOOLING - including spliceable
here's another series of reels from Okuma that offer folks a very
nice alternative, good quality at a very good price point. The
Solterra line of lever drag reels are nothing less than a great
value, coupled to a very strong performing reel. There are single
speed and Two Speed reels in this line. For this weeks special we're
showing off the two speeds, and offering free braid rigging included
in their price. Okuma introduced an update
to these popular reels at ICAST 2015, which became available in
2016. The cosmetic upgrade was significant, the reels are much
better looking. But, that's on the outside, inside they have done
some updating as well. All in all, these are very nice reels,
especially for the private boater who typically doubles up on the
gear. There are no better two speed reels made for the money! Priced
from $220 to just under $300, the value is awfully strong, and this
week we sweeten the deal with free rigging - including Super Braid.
Outfitting a boat, need some new two speeds? The Solterra's deserve
a solid look, no doubt about that. Solterra models offer a one year parts and labor warranty.
SLX Series Reels Feature
Stainless steel main gears, pinion gears and
•Durable corrosion-resistant frame & side
•Stainless steel reinforcing side plate
•Forged aluminum spool with line indicator
•Carbonite drag system with Cal’s
universal drag grease
•2 thrust bearings reduce handle turning
force by over 50%.
has added two new models to their Raptor lineup. Both the HX and HX
Raptor now have a new option, three speeds! Gearing is well thought
out, faster on the top end, powerful in the midrange and a stump
pulling 1/3:1 on the low gear. Raptors represent Avet's best effort,
dual drag, high drag capability, excellent freespool performance for
superior casting, magnetic cast control (on the HX not HXW), harness
lugs, progressive ramp for the lever... Of course, like all Avet
reels the new HX Raptor 3 speeds are made from machined aluminum,
anodized for long term durability, carbon fiber drag material...
Standard Avets are great reels, the Raptors take the performance to
the next level, and now with three speeds the versatility increases.
The lower low gear will prove a huge advantage when dealing with a
larger fish, and the faster high gear will improve jigging
effectiveness. Reels have just arrived to our shop, most colors are
here now, with some not completed (green, orange, purple, camo). We
have silver, red, blue, black and gunmetal at present. Gold colored
reels have also been completed, will be arriving later in the week.
Reels are in stock now and available for speedy delivery.
(Pictured above HX in blue, HXW in Gunmetal)
Max Drag @
Max Drag @
Lever Drag - with harness lugs
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1
360 view with
magnifier for close up views - must have Flash enabled
Standard width HX 3 speed pictured above.
SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID
SPOOLING - including spliceable hollow
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. Expect to see a 600 size at ICAST time this
summer. At that point, the folks at Accurate will do some
deep thinking about the Boss series of reels, the Valiants
may indeed replace the more traditional dual drag design. Do
not expect to see any changes to the Dauntless or Fury
series, but the Valiant may very well replace the BX series.
New design handle arm for increased
torque and power
2 Anti-Reverse bearings with SEALED
washers to prevent corrosion
Sleeved Spool for improved freespool
Manufacturer's stated drag measured at
strike 20 lbs.
The 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker,
the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong
and loud clicker. 500 sizes, both have clickers and clamps.
Accurate reels are now available in several colors. See
drop-down menu in the ordering section for options. Some
colors may delay delivery by two to three weeks.
2017 Accurate expands upon the Valiant series reels.
The new 400 and 500 sized reels are available in both single and two speed
forms. Weight is 14 ounces for the 400's and
fractionally heavier on the 500 sized reels. Drag
comes in at 20 lbs., specs consistent with the smaller 300
size. except line capacity increases to 300+ yds of 50#
Two speed Valiant 400
below (magnifier Flash lower)
Accurate is very much committed to these new
innovative reels, the most unique product series
Accurate has designed. This is their future,
smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super
braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low
mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer.
Note, Accurate also offers a full two year
warranty with included factory service!
All models have a clicker, and all come with
500N Two Speed
500 Two Speed
500N II 360 degree with magnification
500 Single Speed with
The 500 sized Valiant's
work well with 50# braid, offering 350+ yards on
the narrow and 450+ on the standard width reels.
Depending upon the braid used, hollow verses
solid, 8 or more strands verses 4, it's possible
to gain capacity. The upgrade lines (we include
those options at no additional charge)
move the reels into the 400 and 500 yard mark
(100% braid 12 or 16 strand hollow-core or 8
For most casting applications, it's best to work
with a leader of 50 yards or greater (certainly
cover your casting distance).
Spooling - I hope we're not intimidating you with all the options, but
folks tend to rig up Accurate reels in several ways and we try
to accommodate all applications. We include up to 300 yards of Braid/Spectra
at no additional charge along with your mono topshot (if required) -
that's the standard configuration. You can also select "solid" or
hollow core Braid/Spectra and increase your line as desired by 100
yard increments by making use of the Optional
Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Both hollow core 12
and 16 strand or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.
Hard to Find Iron - Wonderful to Fish And, a new name too!
Could be the Hottest Surface Iron Made!
In 2016 these new jigs got a lot of play,
especially those near our San Diego shop.* They're
made in the San Diego area, and the small company behind them
can only supply a few shops, luckily we're one of 'em. Over 2016
not been able to keep the jigs in stock at either our shops.
(They were sold under a different tradename
until this year). Frankly,
our San Diego shop would sell through
the inventory before we could bring our share up north.
Supply has not
kept pace with demand. And, that surprised me despite
the push from Eric, Manager at our San Diego shop to "get 'em in here
FAST!" I had a hard time with the price, darn expensive
even if these jigs very well made jigs. The rational I guess is
simply that for the dedicated iron tossers, they might very well
buy a half dozen jigs, and then find 2 that are perfect
swimmers. In the case of these irons, every one of 'em swims
right, and it's guaranteed.
jigs, all CNC made, all made
to swim perfectly - guaranteed by the manufacturer. Again, these
are CNC made, each is exactly the same so they really should all
swim well. That's really key to iron, not all are the same, not
all swim as well as expected. That's a function of manufacture.
As one would expect, a sand cast jig will vary more than
something CNC'd. Unlike some jigs, Tady for instance, the
are entirely made here in the USA. A good deal of time went into
their design, and it shows. I want you to look at the images
closely. Note the way the jigs are ground for their rings, also
the nose and the hips. You will note one sharp side, one softer
and the hips are not even. This stuff is not done for fun, the
jigs are made to swim perfectly and what they've done in design
ensures that they have a great kick. These are almost like
tossing a Tady C - anyone can fish 'em, easy to make 'em swim on
the surface, surefire swimmers, each and every one of them. But,
they gain the mass of a 45 for longer casts and better kick.
Weight of the jigs is 3.45 oz, 98 grams. Price for these jigs is
$35, we offer them for $30. Good luck finding these jigs
let alone finding 'em for a better price.
Click on the images and you can see a
few of the unique things done in creating these jigs.
Note the way the jigs are made, the machining of the
area where the hook or ring goes resulting in MORE SWING
& action. The jigs are not smooth, they have texture
which adds a bit of drag in the water when you wind
quickly - more attention getting action.
check - demand has outpaced supply on these lures. We
were only able to offer these jigs on-line once or twice in
2016, in late fall, as Weekly Specials. There simply wasn't
sufficient supply to post them on our website, the inventory we
received was only available at our shops - and that was very
limited. Almost all
arriving stock has gone to fill backorders. At present we do
have some inventory, it will not last and I honestly think we'll
have sold out of these jigs before folks note that they are
posted here this week. So, anticipate a backorder as we get
later in the week, plan on a
back order towards the end of the week. But at least you'll get yours and we're not keeping
this jig a secret from our on-line visitors any longer. For 2017
the manufacturer tells us that he will do a better job supplying
these jigs. Our manager from the San Diego shop actually put him
in contact with another machinist, another machine shop to CNC
the jigs. So, we probably have an inside track for supply this
year. Understand, these jigs are all made from machining
aluminum, not cast pot metal or zinc, nor are they imported in
mass from China - they are made here in the USA, one at a time. The process takes time,
machining time, and that was the problem in 2016 - only so many
could be made. They still have high cost given their production,
but every single one of them swim right and swim better than
competing surface irons, and they won't break if they slam
against the deck.
lures have had some changes over the years,
all positive steps in the lure's
development. The current series posted here
now represents their best efforts, and
recognizes that pricing is an important
consideration just as is the build quality,
rigging and overall construction of lures
like this. Knowing that the target species
is wahoo, a fish with an incredible bite and
razor sharp teeth, Yo-Zuri improved the
materials used several years back. The new
material is harder than most such lures
(Power Body). In the past Bonitas and
Marauders were made with compressed foam
which was prone to degradation with use.
These lures are thru wired for strength and
security, and they feature ball bearing
stainless steel swivels to the hooks - which
are also flat forged stainless steel. The
color change technology which Yo-Zuri
introduced in 1212 is maintained, only for
the top of the lure. That feature has no
real world appeal to fish in my humble
estimation, but it's trick to see. That was
a huge talking point with the prior
generation, now it's downplayed - and that
makes some sense since I've never noticed a
wahoo approach the bait at 10 knots from two
different directions before making it's mind
up about eating a bait or lure. There was
little if any benefit from the feature other
than adding cost, so it's basically gone.
Additionally, the ribbing which had to be
incorporated made the lure's body rough, not
smooth. For best hooksets some feel that the
more slippery body allowed the lure to slide
through the 'hoo's mouth allowing for a
better hook up rate. I'd tend to agree with
that thinking. Rigging is done correctly,
with quality components, material used for
the lure's body is also top notch. And, for
the new lures, pricing is far more
aggressive with costs of $29-39 rather than
$55! The 2016 Bonita lures are just what
we like to see, nice quality, good
materials, and they are very well priced.
Comment: in 2015 one of
the better skippers of Long Range boats, Roy
Rose of the RP, noted that Braid Marauders
were failing and were no longer thru-wired.
This is critical for lures intended for
larger grade fish. Braid Marauders used to
own the LR trolling spots, now the Bonita
increasingly dominates this position (...as
has now been found out by guys who fished
Halco poppers for the big bluefin we've had
off our coast this year. No thru-wire = no
caught fish, just heartbreak. This is the
reason we did not offer the Halco popper
over the past few years. The lure is of a
good design but lacks a key and necessary
feature for our kind of fishing. This
failure may be why there haven't been too
many Marauders available from Braid for the
past year +. The Bonita now owns the long
range wahoo trolling positions. They are
durable, well rigged, the hooks won't fall
out..., they track straight as a nail and
hold their position in the spread, and they
do get bit. If you own an old Braid, fish it
and have confidence. Once you loose those, as I did a year ago,
replace with the Bontia. You will be
impressed with how much better the newer
designed lures really are these days.
Toro Tamer'S Topwater Poppers are BACK in stock! The big
one, the 200 MM size sold out at the beginning of summer
2016 given the huge bluefin bite we had on the West Coast. Over
1000 of these lures were sold, and they proved VERY
effective given their construction. Now, they are back in
stock, in time for long range season!
new Toro Tamer Topwater Poppers are now in stock! This 2015
new product introduction incorporates some excellent new
features. Similar to the CB Poppers we've offered for a few
years, these new surface lures improve upon the original
design. The head is round rather than triangular, the
results are greater splash - especially if you are fishing
from a larger boat which is higher to the water line, such
as a long range boat out of San Diego. The improved "pop" or
splash allows the lure to be worked more effectively.
Additionally, the new lures are available in three sizes
200mm (8"), 160mm (6.3") and a new smaller 120mm size
(4.8"). The larger sizes have proven very effective for tuna
and the new small size will find great success for those
fishing from the beach for Rooster fish, stripers and many
other species where a slightly smaller and lighter lure
proves effective. Lastly,
new lures feature a change in hooks. The two larger size
lures incorporate VMC in-line single hooks, the smaller 120
size popper makes use of trebles.
The new poppers are available in three sizes 120, 160 and
200 mm (4.8", 6.3" & 7.9"), with weights of
50, 90 and 150 grams (1.5, 3.2
& 5.3 ounces).
great weights for casting, and the size is wonderful for
most fish you'll come across, from little schoolie tuna and tails to some
larger fish. There are no better lures out there from any
manufacturer in terms of construction and finish. If you
don't agree upon seeing these lures, I'll be glad to cover
their return - I'm that confident of 'em. They are far nicer
than the Braid pieces, nicer than YoZuri's, better weight
distribution than anything from any major manufacturer - and
they are tough!
Big Mouth is another proven design from Tormenter, at a truly
exceptional value. It's a true Abalone head lure in a chugger
design, with a huge concave head for greater commotion on the
surface. Big splashes, big attention, voracious strikes! Eleven
inches in length and 1.5 inches in diameter, this lure gets noticed
and is well worth running. Consider running one right down the
middle with swimmers tighter on the corners.
I don't know of a better value in a quality
trolling lure. The pre-rigged models feature
a stainless hook and is rigged on Momoi
Diamond 200# line.
These lures are something to get excited about.
I sure did back in 2002 when I first saw and fished the lures.
Actually I didn't add them to our inventory until I started hearing from
friends. Tim Chen was the first guy to mention the lure to me. He had great
success with their wahoo lures on a 10 day trip
a few years ago. (He was also kind
enough to drop some of the wahoo over to my place after his trip.) Tim, caught
more than his share, casting the lure forever on a Seeker 6470 with a Newell 533.
Between the flash and bubble trail produced by the spinner, the lures were HOT!
That was over 10 years ago, and the lures have been catching more
than their share ever since their introduction.
Tim's wahoo success, I started hearing about the lures from the
folks targeting tuna. I know of one boat that wouldn't let their passengers use the
product on their trolling rotations. (Party boats don't want one lure to get all the
attention on a rotation. I wrote about that private boat contrast on my Last Trip
report this summer...again back in 2002.) That was all I needed to hear to realize I needed to find the
$ to bring in the line. These things will get some attention. Well, I
did bring the lures in, and they've been one of our most popular
lures for tuna ever since.
Catchy Spinner Jets and Bombs feature an inline spinner, on ball bearings front and
rear. The lures are well put together, call it overkill. They are made of a chrome
plated brass, stainless balls for the bearings. They are available in several weight and
size configurations. That's great if you're trying to take advantage of faster
trolling, or working a bit more of the water column. Maintenance is easy, just flush
and go. The lures also have some excellent skirts to complete the product, and
they're the right patterns too. The lure will produce on a wide variety of gamefish. Tuna, marlin, makos
(in the 16 and 26 oz sizes), dorado and of course wahoo will
eagerly jump on the bait. Additionally, with the commotion these things create,
they'll also attract attention to other lures in your spread or use as a teaser to attract
a marlin to a drop back bait. At this point, the lure's a proven commodity.
They work very well.
Rigged lures come with double tuna hooks and are rigged up with Seaguar
Spinner Jets - for tuna, marlin, sails, dorado...
NOTE, ALL CATCHY LURES ARE FACTORY
PRE-RIGGED WITH SEAGUAR 150 LB. TEST
FLUOROCARBON AND DOUBLE TUNA TROLLING HOOK
(Give these guys a try before buying any
Spools in stock, 33 yards, in addition to the
100M 110yd size spools. New 30# and 40# 30M
spools...but still waiting for the 130#.
Sunline is an
interesting addition to our product mix.
Background, Sunline has produced lines for
several well known brands offered here in
America as well as Europe and Oceana for many
years. As a
company, they are actually very large, the
largest line only manufacturer in the world!
Pretty funny that no one knows 'em except those
in the business, but we've all probably fished
their line. Their lines are made in Japan, to
very high standards. They produce mono,
Fluorocarbon (14 different
types!), braided lines - nothing but line
and pretty much anything considered fishing
line. Their FL lines have gained some
significant success, and they are reaching out
to the saltwater community next. Under their own
brand name they've been moving forward quite
well in the bass community, with many top
performing angers using
their FL lines and other
products as well, Aaron Marten won at Havasu
fishing their line, 1st, 2nd and 4th place
angers on the B.A.S.S. tournament trail are
fishing their FL lines, etc. Some of the top
names in pro bass fishing use their lines
exclusively, and that says something. I met
these folks at ICAST in 2015 and was
given a sample of the line for evaluation.
Specifically their System Leader - Tournament
Shock Leader. Very thin diameters, good stretch
characteristics, high abrasion resistance are
the characteristics that stand out. It's not a
limp line (which would reduce abrasion
resistance) but still has a predictable stretch
factor. The line is made with 100% FL resins,
it's a true Japanese quality product, strong in
the Japanese market and making an entry to the
The line is excellent, and if you do the
math you'll note that you are getting four times
the amount of line for double the price of,
well, Seaguar. Four times the line for double
the price, excellent quality, why buy Seaguar???
As mentioned, they
produce 14 different types of Fluorocarbon
leader! The System Leader is a unique blend,
designed to offer fishermen specific features:
●The evolution of a new concept: 100%
fluorocarbon leader. Non-stress spooling to
avoid crushing or flattening of the line.
Comes in 30m/100m spools ideal for offshore
●Balanced design is line weight specific:
emphasis on suppleness and minimum
interference on lure movement to light game
lines, and a focus on hardness and the
ruggedness to withstand abrasion and strong,
sharp teeth to the limit for big game lines.
●TRP (Triple Resin Processing) to
outstanding abrasion resistance against
rocks, debris, weeds, and the fish’s body.
●Knot strength has been boosted for
lightweight lines designed for light game,
since these lines are often tied in uni
knots or blood knots. Now you can use a much
thinner leader than was previously possible
– be prepared to get more hardness and
tenacity so the line would not be cut by PE
lines or the eye of your lure.
●Super PE Shift! Designed with enhanced
surface hardness for strengthening knots
made with super PE lines like PE Jigger 8 HG
and Deep One. No more problems with your
braid cutting into your leader.
Length : 100m ●Color：Natural
Line Test - lbs
Standard Diameter (mm)
For anglers running
straight Fluorocarbon leader on top of braid,
this line was developed for just that purpose.
That is it's intent, though it certainly can be
used in shorter lengths. Most will run 25 feet
to 50 yards as a topper above the braid. Spool
size is 100 meters, 110 yards - NOT FEET! Do the
math, it's priced quite well, enough so that it
should embarrass one well known supplier quite
clearly. My gosh, 110 yards of this excellent
product runs less than 50 yards of the other
firms FL line! You can understand why we brought
in the line, it's a good product and very good
(Frankly, I'm fishing Sunline and Hi Seas Quatro
as my go-to fluorocarbon lines exclusively these
days. Seaguar has competition, and in my opinion
they've not kept up with completion, they've
been playing marketing games instead. For
Seaguar, it's kind of like the potato chip
business in supermarkets, come out with so many
lines, taking up so much shelf space that
there's no room for competing products...and
then no reason to have a better mouse trap.
Sunline and Quatro are both better mousetraps,
that's my take of FL lines these days - Mark)
the tweener tests! Sunline is now available
in 35, 45 and 55 lb tests. Why is that so
wonderful? Easy, it's a diameter benefit for
anglers, lower diameter equals less
resistance for a bait to swim, less
visibility means your predatory gamefish has
less reason to shy away.
We have heard from some
folks that wanted to try this excellent line
in a smaller spool, didn't want to commit to
110 yds on something new to them (or they
didn't trust my endorsement 100%). So, we
have accommodated you. The little spools are
also easier to take along on a trip, and
hold enough line to make up 3 wind-ons, etc.
GREAT VALUE, EXCELLENT PRODUCT!
questions? Please e-mail us,
click on the image-button link below or give us a call:
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Office Hours: 8AM-4PM
(office closed on major holidays and weekends)
Staff: Mark, Leeana, Nadiya, Ryan &
Phone Toll Free
Mailing Address: CharkBait Sportfishing
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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Please note: We're closed major holidays,
both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,
Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take
off early if there's a great local bite...
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3166 Midway Dr. #101
Diego, CA 92110
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that time, the confirming email may not reflect
oversize or overweight charges or other issues
requiring direct contact. We process orders
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check things over and contact you should there
be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your
order you will receive a follow-up email
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You are not billed until we actually send you
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During the ordering process you can select
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(Within the USA
we usually ship via Federal Express ground.
International, and oversize/weight items will be
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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
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shipping cost policy will apply unless the item
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Please don't bother adding them to your address
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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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.
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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.