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Shipping runs $20 for rods, up to 8 feet in length within continental USA.

Most orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $20 - this is a change for 2016 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. (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.)


Custom CharkBait Rods

United Composite Custom Rods - Listed here
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CUSTOM RODS

Our Custom Rods are being built by someone well known on the West Coast, and beyond.  The reason for my reluctance to custom rods in the past was pretty simply, finding a reliable, high quality builder was difficult. There are many who can build a rod, but few who can build them correctly in my estimation, few that can build them to a professional level beyond the hobbyist level (and I'll direct that towards tackle shops who dabble in rod building and the larger outfits that build to a least common denominator). To be done right requires more than labor time, it requires knowledge of the rod, it's action, components,  the proper spacing of guides, the proper materials and skill... The gentleman building our rods is one such a knowledgeable individual, Bill Havens (aka Salty Dog) . I'd suggest, he's one of the best in the business.


UNITED COMPOSITE

THEY'RE BACK! UC WILL BEGIN MANUFACTURING BLANKS IN JUNE 2014 AND FINISHED RODS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE 30-60 DAYS AFTER THAT TIME. WE HAVE A VERY LIMITED INVENTORY OF FINISHED RODS HERE NOW FROM EARLIER PRODUCTION, NEW RODS WILL BE PRODUCED ON A PRE ORDER BASIS.

 

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 appropriate 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)

 

There are several series of blanks/rods produced by UC. In summary:

United DHX - Dual Helix Graphite - Casting and Spinning Blanks - designation US and UC

GUSA DHX - Dual Helix Graphite

GUSA Sidewinder - Popping Blanks - designation SW

Pioneer - Single Helix - Casting and Spinning Blanks - designation PU

Challenger Elite - Dual Helix - designation CE

Challenger Platinum - Dual Helix and Fiberglass - designation CP

Challenger Xtreme - Dual Helix and Fiberglass Composite- designation CP

With so many series of product lines UC can seem a bit intimidating on the front side. Personally I fish their CP series for my 40-60# rods, CE for my 30 and the Xtreme on my rail rods. For most of us, the CE and CP series along with some specialty rods such as UC 711's cover our needs. With so many blanks produced there's certainly room for specialization in application and design - that's a big part of what truly custom rods are all about. But, as a fellow who fishes long range style primarily, the CP's get my nod. There's no better rod built in my opinion than these for that all so important 40-80# use. Certainly, there's no other blank produced from such expensive materials - the best USA graphite in the business...and it shows.

 
Model - Length Test Guides Grip Seat Butt Action Fish Decal Price Order
Inshore Casting Rods
DHX Dual Helix™ - Saltwater Inshore
The ultimate light line bass stick, extra fast tip.
US 79XF
7'9"
1/2-3/4 oz lures
12-20# FUJI BMNAG
9 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Trigger Bulb X-Fast Calico Bass $407.99
Beefier tip for heavier baits, great for 20#.
US 79MAG
7'9"
3/4 - 1 oz lures
15-25# FUJI BMNAG9 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Fast Calico Bass $417.99
Slider-rig and break wall (local big bass spot) special.
US 711H
 7'11"
3/4 - 2 oz lures
15-25# FUJI BMNAG
10 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Mod-Fast Calico Bass $447.99
More casting distance, great tip for feeling the bite, very sensitive.
US 85XF
8'6"
1/2 - 1 oz lures
12-20# FUJI BMNAG
11 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb X-Fast Calico Bass $450.99
Casting distance and action suitable for heavier lures inshore.
US 85MAG
8'6"
3/4 - 1 1/2 oz lures
15-25# FUJI BMNAG
11 XBNAG
1 BMGAT 8-7
Cork Fuji Bulb Fast Calico Bass $463.99
Offshore Bait and Jig Applications
DHX Dual Helix™ - Saltwater Offshore
'Chovy flyline and small bait specialty piece for up to 20# class lines
US 70MH 7' 12-20# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLT08R060
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Albacore $364.99
US 70MH-7'
Spinning
12-20# ALPS 316
7 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLT08R060
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Dorado $374.99
Slightly heavier tip for working sardine and squid, smaller jigs/iron.
US 70H 7' 20-30# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLTO8R07
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
Bulb Fast Yellowtail $386.99
Heavier baits and jigs, great for wahoo, and fishes it's range of 30-40# very well.
US 70HP 7' 30-40# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $394.99
Made for Wahoo, capable of more...
Wahoo 8' 50-80# ALPS 316
9 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Moderate Fast Wahoo $429.99
Challenger Elite Dual Helix™ - Saltwater Offshore
'Chovy flyline and small bait specialty piece for up to 30# class lines
CE 700M 7' 20-40# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLT08R060
Hypalon ALPS
Composite Seat
Bulb Fast Albacore $344.99
Slightly heavier tip for working sardine and squid, smaller jigs/iron.
CE 700H 7' 30-50# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 XBPPLTO8R07
Hypalon ALPS
Composite Seat
Bulb Fast Yellowtail $356.99
Heavier baits and jigs, great for wahoo, and fishes it's range of 40-50# very well.
CE 700XH 7' 40-60# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $364.99
Challenger Platinum Dual Helix™ - Saltwater Premium Blanks
More backbone, great for tuna on 40# line.
CP 65HF 6'6"
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
30-50# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $399.99
More backbone, great for tuna on 30-40# line.
CP 70H 7'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
20-40# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $399.99
More backbone, great for tuna on 40-50# line.
CP 70HF 7'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
30-50# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $399.99
More backbone, great for tuna on 50-80# line.
CP 70HP 7'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
50-80# ALPS 316
8 XBXNLG
1 BMGAT8-9
Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $399.99
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'
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
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
55HP-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $429.99
CP
55HP-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
Hypolon Grips fore&aft
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $429.99
CP 60HF-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)

All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $426.99
CP 60HF-AR-6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller Stand-up
30-50# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $434.99
Heavier line, bigger fish, more drag load capacity for turning the big ones. 'Glass and Graphite for durability and feel.
CP
55XH-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
Hypolon Grips fore&aft
50-80# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $449.99
CP
55XH-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"
50-80# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $449.99
CP
60HP-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
"Tuff-Butt"
50-80# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $449.99
CP
60HP-AR-SB 6'
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
All Roller
Hypolon Grips fore&aft
50-80# 6 AFTCO Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart Tuff Butt
"slick-butt"
ALPS
Center Lock
ALPS
Aluminum
Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin $449.99
CP 40XXWO-UB-CB 5'6"
(CP-GRAPHITE/GLASS)
Aluminum Curved Butt, Wind-On Guides
60-100#+ 5 AFTCO Wind On Rollers Hypalon Forward &
Stuart "Curved-Butt"
STUART
#4
STUART
Z-Butt Short Curved
Fast n/a $609.99
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 50-80# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Mod-Fast Yellowfin Tuna $549.99
Viper 60-130# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg  railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin Tuna $559.99
Invictus 100-Unlimited SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg  railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin Tuna $579.99
Gladiator cx70 Unlimited# SIC braced and rolled Hypalon with Half Dawg railpiece Fuji
DPSM
ALPS
Aluminum Gimbal
Fast Yellowfin Tuna $599.99


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 other product we have for rod organization are our CharkWraps. 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

ToroTamer Rod Socks

Our rod socks are a bit different than the wraps offered above. These socks are made from a heavy fabric in 7 or 8 foot lengths. The are for storage and protection, they are not water proof. They're available in two sizes. The base of the sleeve folds up onto the butt section of the rod and then can be tied off. So, one size can fit shorter rods with no problem.

 
Buy Description Price
ToroTamer Rod Socks 7 foot $9.99
ToroTamer Rod Socks 8 foot $9.99

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