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WHAT'S NEW?

Some great new gear was previewed at ICAST 2016, and orders were placed. Stay tuned, as the new gear arrives it will be posted here... July we'll attend ICAST 2017, expect some additional incoming introductions.


For 2017 - Lots of wonderful new gear was introduced in 2016 like Avet's G-2 reels, Daiwa Saltist and Saltiga series & Proteus rods. 2017 will bring us even more new tools for fishing success with Accurate doubling down on their super light and compact Valiant series, United Composites US GUSA Series, and a few new ones for you...


 2017 ADDITIONS

Okuma Makaira Spinning Reels
NOW IN STOCK!

First Introduced at 2016 ICAST - now finally here!

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!

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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
 

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


Seigler Reels

Seigler SG (small game) & LG (large game) Reels

Whatever they are called, Seigler, Truth or Release, these reels are unique, showing the innovative spirit of their designers and their attention to quality. Their first and smallest reel is the SG. This little powerhouse packs a punch turning 30 pounds of drag! It's certainly made for fishing the new super braided lines, holding 500 yards of 50# or 400 yds of 60-65# braid. Some will go 300 yds of 50 or 60 and top off with a topshot of 100 yds or more, a nice configuration where a lot of casting is called for. Their drag element is made from carbon fiber, "wet" drag for smoothness of operation. The reels feature BOCA BEARINGS, ceramic bearings with rubber seals on the spool and stainless bearings with stainless steel shields for the rest of the 7 bearings used on these fine reels. Oh, I should note that these are high quality bearings ABEC 5 class, not your basic cheap Chinese bearings that are prone to failure. The reels are light in weight, coming in at 13.5 ounces (12 oz w/o arm), and they feature quick but powerful 6:1 gearing. (Pictured right, SG and LGN)

At ICAST in July 2013 Seigler (Release in those days) previewed their LG (large game) reel. Similar overall design, gear ratio, and features. The primary difference is line capacity, with the larger reel holding 500 yds of 80# Braid and turning up to 40 lbs of drag.

There are some unique characteristics present on these reels well worth drawing your attention to before purchase, so you'll understand their approach. First off, if you are a spool spinner you will note that the reels spool does not demonstrate super long freespool when you first break it out of the box. That's not a function of crappy bearings or design, that's a function of the lubrication within the bearings. Within a VERY short time you'll note that these things spin like tops, and keep on spinning. They must be broken in, some of the lubrication will spread and ease out, allowing better freespool. I'm sure Alan Tani will offer an immediate fix for this should it be something someone would want, or you can simply clean the bearing of some of the lubrication. For my taste, I'll just fish the reel and allow nature to take it's course. With the bearings supplied, trust that the reel will spin very well and cast exceptionally. On production after 2015, the spools spin far more freely fresh out of the box. Not sure what they did, but now

There are some nice machining features you'll note, the frame for instance is "bowed" meaning there's more clearance should you not level your line properly in the excitement of reeling in a good fish. The reel foot is uniquely wonderful in my opinion, it's very much knurled/contoured - not a flat piece of aluminum - so it provides a much better fit on most rods as it contours around the reel seat smoothly. You'll also note that the reel does not appear to be ported for water drainage. Well, that's not quite so, actually the entire gear case provides drainage without vacuum with adequate clearance running it's entire length at the base. Uniquely the preset has click stops, detents throughout its range. For 2016 (current) production, all reels now feature a strike position on the lever - nice! The gears are made from Stainless Steel, and they too will wear and become even smoother over time. ***For 2015 Release updated the LG series reels to include a strike button! That's good news for many of us. The SG also incorporates the feature - all reels under the Truth name have this feature now.

Release reels carry a LIFETIME WARRANTY, that's another unique feature in the fishing industry. They will handle any fishing related product failure for a $20 bill - to cover return shipping and insurance. Product failure is not an option.

The SG - Small Game reel is now everything we'd hoped for. Many upgrades from the first production, much more refined, nicer machining...all the things you'd expect from a company committed to bringing fishermen excellent tools for better fishing.
The LGN above, a great reel for both private boat trolling, jigging and casting. The LGN could well be one of the best reels made for use on a jig stick tossing iron long distances.

 

 
Model Braid Capacity Drag Max Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Price
SG's pictured above
NEW LGN (narrow) pictured above.
SGN ~300/50# 25# 6:1 13.2 oz 38"/TURN $250
SG ~300/50# 25# 6:1 13.2 oz 38"/TURN $275
LGN ~500/60# 35# 6:1 17 42" $325
LG ~500/80# 35# 6:1 20.2 42" $400
*L - lefty version available (right hand retrieve)
Reels are available in gunmetal with red or gunmetal with blue. They are also manufactured in gunmetal with silver.

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING!

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Color (Reels now come with gunmetal body and choice of spool, handle color)
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  
 
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/Type
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

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BRAID MARAUDER

Dennis Braid damaged his product image over the past couple years, selling Marauders which were not up to the level of quality we'd come to expect. Dennis sold his firm, now there's a new owner who is committed to making the lures as we like 'em, thru wired, higher quality swivels, with rattle!

Braid Marauder Lure The Marauder a very popular long range wahoo trolling lure. It's rugged construction, ball bearing swivels and chomp-proof urethane construction, single hooks w/swivels,   ensures you'll get more than your money's worth from this lure. This product is also capable of taking a wide range of gamefish, from tuna to makos. But, beyond a doubt, the thing that's made this a tackle box must-have, has been the long range success this lure's achieved targeting wahoo. Rig the lure on 49 strand cable (some use single strand wire, but the multi-strand cable is far preferred) or simply grab one of the rigging harnesses at the bottom of the page when going after toothy critters like 'hoo or makos. The Marauder is "standard issue" for long rang fishing. Pictured above, 913 smaller size & 914.

Color patterns have changed somewhat from the old days when Dennis Braid owned the firm. New colors are shown below:

 

Pattern Model
Orange and Black
NEW 6" 912 Orange and Black $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Orange and Black $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Orange and Black $39.48
Purple and Black
NEW 6" 912 Purple and Black $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Purple and Black $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Purple and Black $39.48
Black
small 6" @ $29.99
medium 9" @ $34.57
large 11" @ $39.48
Purple Mack
NEW 6" 912 Purple and Black $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Purple and Black $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Purple and Black $39.48
Skipjack
NEW 6" 912 Purple and Black $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Purple and Black $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Purple and Black $39.48
Fire Tiger
NEW 6" 912 Tony the Tiger $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Tony the Tiger $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Tony the Tiger $39.48
Dorado
NEW 6" 912 Purple and Black $29.99
NEW 9" 913 Purple and Black $34.57
NEW 11" 914 Purple and Black $39.48
Psycho
NEW 9" 912 "Psycho" $29.99
NEW 9" 913 "Psycho" $34.57
 NEW 11" 914 "Psycho" $39.48
 

Fish these lures on a trolling harness when targeting wahoo...

Buy Description Price

StrikeMaster Harnesses
StrikeMaster Trolling Harness 175 pound test 36 inches $7.49
StrikeMaster Trolling Harness 275 pound test 36 inches $7.49
StrikeMaster Trolling Harness 400 pound test 36 inches $7.99


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