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DEPARTMENTS  
United Composites
UC Blanks
Promar Nets
RainShadow
Daiwa Rods
Okuma Rods
Ahi Assassin
Van Staal Rods
Travel Rods
Gaffs, Nets & Releases
RodWraps
Rod Gaff
Rod Building

CharkBait offers some exceptional opportunities for folks looking for a fishing rod. We proudly feature the full lines of saltwater rods manufactured by Calstar, United Composites, Seeker* and Penn. We also carry Calstar, United Composites rod blanks for the custom builder. We stock several models of Okuma's manufactured rods, their most unique offerings, which are in the process of upgrading and expanding. Their travel rods and jigging rods are solid, innovative products. That's not something we often say about reel manufacturers expansion into the rod field.  Newest additions to our rod offerings are our own line of saltwater travel rods, the most extensive selection in the business.

CharkBait stocks what we sell, we maintain an inventory of products represented on the site.  That's unlike most operations you'll encounter on the Internet, and it's an advantage to you.  You'll get your rod shipped sooner - like immediately.  It means that the products offered are things we believe in, based on solid experience gained from first-hand use.  It also means that clients get a product that's been checked out and meets our demands for quality. It also should make you feel a bit more secure knowing that we are authorized dealers for all our product lines, and can handle replacement immediately in the unlikely event that we encounter a shipping problem.

WARNING:  These products can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Most orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. All orders over $300 will require signature for delivery unless you specify otherwise and assume ALL LIABILITY. Rods, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $20 for rods up to 7 feet - this is a change for 2018 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. In 2018 UPS and FedExpress both announced new maximum size limits for boxes.  8 foot rods now can not be shipped at standard rates, the rate increase for a box over 96 inches can easily be $100 and greater. We are working on alternative solutions, but at the present time rods of 8 feet or more may have very high shipping rates outside of CA. We will quote you the shipping upon receipt of your order. 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.)

What's New?

Daiwa Proteus Rods

 

Ahi Assassin
Jigging Rods

 

Saltwater Travel Rods 

United Composites
(formerly Graphite USA)
Back in production, new ownership, excellent designs and construction. New Custom Built Series Available.

FACTORY BUILT UC RODS NOW AVAILABLE!

bulletUnited Composites USA - (From $240 up)
bullet Factory Built Rods - Featuring Dual Helix Carbon Fiber and Composite designs with E and S 'Glass, power, lightness, moderate to thin diameters - These are the State of the Art.
bullet Custom Built Rods
bullet Blanks

 

bullet Rain Shadow Custom Built Rods - In the custom built category, RainShadow has received a great deal of popularity for certain saltwater oriented blanks. These are produced by the ALPS distributor, very popular and high quality rod building components. We have these rods produced by Salty Dawg for us, top quality builds and components designed for inshore and offshore applications. If you liked Calstar's Grafighter series, you'll love what Rain Shadow has created.
 
bullet Daiwa Proteus- (From $170 up)
bullet Factory Built Rods - Excellent blank material, upgrade Carbon Fiber and fiberglass composite construction and quality braid safe guides from Fuji, X-Wrap handles... Specifically designed for the West Coast with application for all anglers seeking great casting and fish fighting capability.

 

bullet Okuma Rods
bullet Cedros Jigging Rods (from $99-119) Speed jigging rods featuring Alps reel seats, blank through butt construction and lifetime warrantee.
bullet Nomad Travel Rods (from $179) Specialty Travel Rods complete in case, two tips for double action and application
bullet Cedros Inshore
bullet Makaira Offshore
 
bulletCharkBait Exclusives
bullet Ahi Assassin - Dedicated Jigging and Popping Rods
-
Unique and Superior jigging rods
bullet Travel Rods Our own designs in moderate to heavy line travel rods, as well as Okuma's excellent travel rods.
bullet RAINSHADOW RODS NOW IN STOCK!

 

bullet NEW
- under construction -
All components are available at our San Diego shop.
bullet Rod Building Blanks and Components
bullet United Composite USA Blanks
bullet Rod Building Components
 
bullet

Gaffs, Release Sticks, Tag Sticks...Precision, AFTCO,  and Pro Gear

 

bullet

ProMar - Gaffs, Tail snares, Nets

 

bullet

Rod Accessories - Socks, Cork Puppies & Sleeves

 
   
   

Katch

2019 New Product

So, you're out fishing, have a couple rigs, one for bait and one for tossing iron. You have 'em both rigged, a lure and a hook hanging from their respective rods/reels. What do you do with the hooks dangling from the lure, what about the bait hook rig - what do you do with the hook?  Well, some might gouge the hypolan from the rod grip (though I'd never make that sacrifice) or some might just use one of the rod's guides as a hanging point. How about when you've cut off the hook and just have dangling braid or mono? Tie onto a guide? All these options can carry some risk and if you accidently damage a rod guide it can be both expensive to repair or it may cost you a fish...before you spend $30 or more fixing what you've done.  Here's a simple solution, a pretty creative idea in my estimation.

There's a better way to secure your rigs, safer, more convenient, with no downside risk.  Grab a few of these simple lure, hook and line holders. The product is made from durable Delrin material, with a larger space for inserting a hook and a round rubber grommet on the side for holding line.  There are two sizes, the small model is dandy for your inshore and freshwater rigs with the rubber grommet handling up to 30# line. The large size will handle 80-100# mono, and of course the hook keep will take larger hooks easily, 7/0-9/0.  

 

Buy Description Price
Katch Keeper Large Red $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Red $9.99
Katch Keeper Large Blue $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Blue $9.99
Katch Keeper Large Black $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Black $9.99

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For rod belts, pads, harnesses...please check Fighting Belt page.

 

 

 

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Staff: Mark, Nadiya, David & Sergey

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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,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

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Surf & Private
Boating


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& Central America
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Local Inshore & Surf
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(Shipping Dept.)
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Local & Long Range
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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. 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.)

   WARNING:  The products offered on our website can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Huntington Beach
CharkShop

Open 5 Days a Week
Hours
Tuesday thru Thursday
10AM-6PM
Friday 10AM-6PM
 Saturday
10AM-5PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
Huntington National
Shopping Center
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
1-714-846-6452

Staff: 
Beta
Manager,
Blake, Andy
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We're closed major holidays, both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

 

PLEASE NOTE, we closed our San Diego shop July 31, 2019. 

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CharkBait makes no guarantee on merchandise, product 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. 

We do not provide any personal information regarding our visitors and clients to anyone. That's our privacy policy. We do have banner advertising on many pages.  We are the host for that service, the ads reside on our server. We do utilize "cookies" in order to increase user friendliness and functionality of this site. Cookies are required for building your "shopping cart." Bottom line, CharkBait 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.