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CharkBait Rods

We are very pleased to introduce you to some unique CharkBait exclusive rods which represent the best in the business. We offer high quality travel rods and some wonderful Custom Built Rods. All rods featured on this page represent our philosophy of how a rod should be built. Noting both borrowed wisdom of things that work, and specific gaps in what's presently offered by major manufacturers we provide what we consider rods well worth owning. Our Custom Rods feature blanks made by United Composite (formerly known as Graphite USA) and are built and designed in the USA. We have added some other specialty rods, featuring blanks by Seeker and Calstar. These rods have achieved a cult like status, similar to the UC's, for folks targeting Wahoo (Calstar 875) and cow size tuna (Seeker 2x4 and Calstar 770H, XH, XXH, and XXXH).

Please note, we have three pages of Custom CharkBait rods. You have reached our United Composite Custom Rod Page. Please click the links below to visit our other Custom Rod pages.

United Composite Custom Rods
- click here to visit our Mini Tuna Sticks
- click here to visit our Seeker and Calstar Specialty Custom Rods & Custom Boat Rods
 

CUSTOM RODS


UNITED COMPOSITE

SADLY UNITED COMPOSITES NOW APPEARS TO BE HISTORY. PETER WILLIAMS AND FAMILY FROM AUSTRALIA GAVE THIS A SOLID EFFORT IN TRYING TO BRING BACK THE OLD GUSA PRODUCTS, AND EXPAND UPON THOSE OFFERINGS. THEY BUILT NOT ONE BUT TWO FACTORIES, INVESTED HEAVILY...  BUT WITH DIFFICULTY STAFFING THE OPERATION, GIVEN THAT THE OWNER IS FROM AUSTRALIA, TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH TO KEEP THINGS ROLLING AND HAVING DIFFICULTY HIRING THE RIGHT MAN TO MAKE A GO OF THE OPERATION, WELL HE FINALLY CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE SIMPLY COULD NOT KEEP GOING. HOPEFULLY PETER WILL FIND A NEW OWNER, SOMEONE WHO WILL FINISH WHAT HE BEGAN, AND DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY.

4/10/14
WONDERFUL NEWS... UC (Graphite USA) are not quite history! The company will be coming back under new ownership. The new owner is a fellow quite well known in the West Coast Sportfishing industry, having been the key player at another very well known rod building firm for the past 20 years. The sale appears complet as of this date. The factory will be moving to a new location and there will be a few other very positive improvements to be announced. So, expect to see both blanks and finished rods posted here as the new firm gets up and running. We'll post more information here as it becomes available.

AT PRESENT WE HAVE JUST A FEW BLANKS AND FINISHED RODS IN OUR INVENTORY. ONCE THESE ARE GONE, THERE WILL BE NO MORE MADE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

 

Several years ago we offered GUSA custom built rods, made by the factory. They were wonderful sticks, and folks lucky enough to own one will attest to their excellent fishing characteristics: strong, light, narrow diameter which just seems to feel right in the hands and superb actions for a wide variety of applications. When the old firm began having problems we had to stop doing business with them. The old owner took a great product and ran it into the ground through poor business practices and even worse follow through in production. We missed them. Our clients did too. So, we were very much excited when John Baker told me that through his association with the Australian distributor for his reels, they'd be bringing the old GUSA's back to life and build them as they should be built. We committed on the spot to support their efforts, both in terms of blanks and hopefully with finished rods too. Things have come together!

The Custom built rods featured below represent our philosophy with respect to building a rod off a blank like the United Composites. We are using state of the art components, excellent wraps, perfectly spaced guides and have shaved no corners in trying to produce the finest rod we can possibly build. You'll note that where appropriate the rods have aluminum ALPS reel seats, Spectra safe guides, gimbals... They're built the way I'd like my rods built, by someone who arguably knows more about rod building than anyone else on the West Coast. 

 


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.

Alps center lock reel seats on most rods.

All rods feature a gimbal where approriate in terms of test application.


Bent Butt, "Slick Butt" and Straight Stand-up butts.


Durable Spectra Safe Guides from Alps

US 80 and 85
Turk's Head

Most rods have a fish logo.

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

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 we've got 'em,  too! For the heavier action rods, this design provides greater strength, lift, and forgiveness.)

 

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

 

 

SALE PRICE IS ONLY FOR STOCK ON HAND. Availability as of Monday.

Model - Length Test Guides Grip Seat Butt Action Fish Decal Price Order
Inshore Casting Rods
The ultimate light line bass stick, extra fast tip.
US 79XF
7'9"
1/2-3/4 oz lures

1 available
12-20# FUJI BMNAG
9 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Trigger Bulb X-Fast Calico Bass $407.99
$300
Beefier tip for heavier baits, great for 20#.
US 79MAG
7'9"
3/4 - 1 oz lures

1 available
15-25# FUJI BMNAG9 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Fast Calico Bass $417.99
$300
Slider-rig and break wall (local big bass spot) special.
US 711H
 7'11"
3/4 - 2 oz lures

2 available
15-25# FUJI BMNAG
10 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Mod-Fast Calico Bass $447.99
$329
More casting distance, great tip for feeling the bite, very sensitive.
US 85XF
8'6"
1/2 - 1 oz lures

1 available
12-20# FUJI BMNAG
11 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb X-Fast Calico Bass $450.99
$329
Casting distance and action suitable for heavier lures inshore.
US 85MAG
8'6"
3/4 - 1 1/2 oz lures

1 available
15-25# FUJI BMNAG
11 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Fast Calico Bass $463.99
$329
Offshore Bait and Jig Applications
'Chovy flyline and small bait specialty piece for up to 20# class lines
US 70MH 7'
1 available
12-20# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLT08R060
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Albacore $364.99
$269
US 70MH-7'
Spinning

2 available
12-20# ALPS 316
7 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLT08R060
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Dorado $374.99
$269
Slightly heavier tip for working sardine and squid, smaller jigs/iron.
US 70H 7'
1 available
20-30# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLTO8R07
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Yellowtail $376.99
$299
Heavier baits and jigs, great for wahoo, and fishes it's range of 30-40# very well.
US 70HP 7'
1 available
30-40# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $384.99
$299
More backbone, great for tuna on 40# line.
CP 65HF 6'6"
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)

1 available
30-50# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $399.99
$299
Made for Wahoo, capable of more...
Wahoo 8'
1 available
50-80# ALPS 316
9 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Moderate Fast Wahoo $429.99
$319
Corktape Bait and Jig Sticks
This is a do-it-all stick, covers a lot of bases...well, jigs, squid, sardines fishing yellowtail white sea bass, finessing albacore...
US 80MEGA
8'6" cut to 8'

2 available
20-30# ALPS 316
9-XBXNLG
1XBPPLT08R
Cork Tape w/Turk's Head Cork Tape w/Turk's Head Daisy
Style Bulb Cap
Mod-Fast Yellowtail $409.99
$299
All Roller Trolling and Heavy Rail Rods
Perfection for a private boater. Covers trolling and rail use with a blank offering exceptional action and backbone. Arguably the best rod ever built for tuna and marlin.
CP 60HF-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)

All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"

3 available
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $426.99
$299
CP 60HF-AR-6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller Stand-up

3 available
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $434.99
$299
Heavier line, bigger fish, more drag load capacity for turning the big ones. 'Glass and Graphite for durability and feel.
CP
60HP-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"

3 available
50-80# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $429.99
$299
CP 40XXWO-UB-CB 5'6"
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
Aluminum Curved Butt, Wind-On Guides
1 available
60-100# 5 AFTCO Wind On Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart "Curved-Butt"
STUART
#4
STUART
Z-Butt Short Curved
Fast n/a $609.99
$499
Rail Rods
These are long range specialty rods featuring relatively light tips and extraordinary power for dealing with larger grade tuna stand up style.
Raptor
1 available
50-80# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Mod-Fast Yellowfin Tuna $549.99
$399
Viper
Sold Out
60-130# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg  railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin Tuna $559.99
$399
 
Gladiator cx70
Sold Out
Unlimited# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin Tuna $599.99
$429
 


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CharkStraps & CharkWraps

Two new items from us, not necessarily the most creative or revolutionary products we've ever come up with, but nonetheless they are useful and they are a bit different than what's available from others.

Our RodWraps are an upgrade from the StickJackets we've carried for several years. We've made ours a bit larger in diameter so that they will accommodate larger saltwater guides, even larger spinning guides. The StickJackets were really made for freshwater use, sized accordingly but we used their spinning models for our application. Now we've got 'em made our way. We've reinforced the top with a leatherette end piece and metal grommet which can be used to hang rods, and we've increased the diameter to allow your rods, even those using larger AFTCO wind-on roller guides or larger size spinning guides to fit. The Wraps are about 5 feet in length, will extend down the rod into the handle material of most rods. They are not made to cover the entire rod, only that portion it's designed to protect - the blank, the finish, the guides.

These wraps are all that I've been using now for the past few years. I like the fact that I can use them for storage protection, travel protection as well as leave 'em on my rods on the boat. They are breathable and they don't absorb moisture. So, they help me protect my rods when they're bundled up once the fishing is over. On most long range trips out of San Diego, you move your rods onto the boat and off the boat all bundled up. They may stay that way overnight on the boat as well. For a cloth sock, that's no good. So, you can write off any protection of the rod. With these things you do get that protection when you need it most. I even leave them on my rods when I get home. I'll spray off the rod wraps while still on the rod, loosening any accumulated saltwater in the process. Then I'll take off the wraps, clean the rods more thoroughly and allow them to dry. Use of a cleaner like Penn's Rod and Reel cleaner for that, and you've got things in great shape for your next trip and your gear will stay in new condition. The Wraps are 5 feet in length.

The other product we have for rod organization are our CharkStraps. These are great for bundling your rods together for transport or storage. You can secure up to a half dozen rods with these things. Nice thing about ours verses some others, they are made from a softer foam/rubber material so they'll never scratch up your rods. Unlike some similar products I've seen, we made it a point to include three different sizes (which makes sense since you'll use all three at different positions on your bundled rods from the tip to near the reel seat). So, you get three straps, all with Velcro through their length to handle most any size bundle of rods you'll be totting, from 2 to 6 or more rods.

Buy Description Price
CharkWrap rod protection - BLACK $8.99
CharkWrap rod protection - RED $8.99
CharkStraps - 3 piece rod bundling straps $6.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Black Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $26.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Red Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $26.99

 

 

 

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