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#1 
Okuma
Metaloid 5II,
5NII & 12II, 12NII
Save $60-80!
#2  
Van Staal
 
VR Series
VR50's the most exciting Van Staal ever!
#3    
Avet

Raptor Series
Power and Casting Performance!
#4  
Okuma
Tesoro
- all models available
 New for 2018
Free Spooling
#5
Sunline
 
Fluorocarbon Leader
Performance and Value
#6
Nomad Design

DTX Minnows
Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll!
#7
CHASEBAITS

New Larger Size IN STOCK

Australian Squid Imitation Lures
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#8
Toro Tamer
Hollow Braid & Rigging Needle Sets

FREE with Line Purchase.
Save $up to 70!
#9  
ToroTamer

Wounded Swimmers!
Cast for Tuna and Wahoo!
#10  
Esca
Bio-Lights for increased deep water bites

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2/17/2019 - Welcome to our Weekly Specials, something we try to post each Sunday. 

Well, it's official, NOAA says we're in store for another El Nino weather pattern this year.  So, I think we can write off albacore again in 2019. We've certainly had rain like one might expect from a warm water cycle. Remembering back a few years, opah off the outside oil rigs, wahoo from La Jolla up to Long Beach... Can't happen again, or could it? Ah, forecasting fishing in the winter, we're always wrong but it sure is fun just to think about what could happen. You might say our Weekly Specials toy with those thoughts a bit.  Some very nice gear, Okuma's Tesoro star drag has been a real winner and the special on the Metaloid series reels is a knockout punch. A person could buy a 5 and 12 Metaloid and have themselves covered for trips of say 5 days or less quite nicely. Avet's Raptors are proven performers, great casting reels with super drag performance. And, then there's the little Van Staal, arguably the neatest piece VS has ever produced. Rounding out this week's specials, deep water fish attracting lights, wahoo and tuna casting lures, wahoo & tuna trolling lures, exceptional fluorocarbon leader and the best deal in spliceable super braid ever offered. More than a deal, it's a tease to an addiction. Once you go in-line rigging, you'll never go back, and Toro's 16 strand spliceable is the easiest line to work with on the market and the value offered this week which includes a free rigging needle kit with an aggressive value of $69 combined with a nice price reduction on the braid...it's another no-brainer like the Metaloid deal.

Note: United Composites will have a modest price increase April 1. They have kept pricing of blanks and finished rods constant over the past five years, but material costs have increased. If you've been on the fence, this is some motivation to move forward.

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!

Sincerely,
Mark Smith


Billing: Please note, we do things a bit differently than other on-line businesses, in part due to my own concerns over on-line privacy and fraud protection. When you submit your order with us, you will not be asked for your CVC number during check out. You are immediately sent an order confirmation. We will then contact you by phone or email to confirm your order, make sure rigging, if needed, is clearly understood, stock availability confirmed and then we will ask for the CVC and process your order. We do NO billing online. Best practices for on-line credit card transactions is to never store CVC numbers - for YOUR PROTECTION. Once we process your order and bill your card, that information is shredded. You will need to re-enter that data each time you order on-line, and we'll need your cvc number.  It may be an inconvenience, but it's a whole lot better than the potential problems associated with unauthorized credit card use. We do this to protect your private information.  I was on the bad end of a fraud situation some years back, twice, $40K each time, over 80K! One was an ACH transfer, the other bogus credit card billing...by a vender I trusted. I'm still on the hook for over 20K You can not count on your bank's help, but you can limit your exposure. Think about that next time you order from an on-line retailer who holds your credit card information.  We don't do business that way. We treat our clients like we'd like to be treated, thus the added security. We apologize for any inconvenience, but let me say that's minor compared to having your card used fraudulently...   

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Special #1

OKUMA METALOID 5II & 5NII
12NII and 12II

Two Speed Performance - SAVE $60-80
The Best Value in offshore oriented reels, got even better...

These reels represent the best buy we've made in 20 years.  We literally cleared out Okuma's warehouse,  bought them all, and no one can match these smoking deals. No plastic fantastic stuff here, these all metal reels offer exceptional performance and they are all two-speeds! If you've never owned a two speed reel, now is your chance, and once you fight a fish on a reel with this feature you'll understand why a lot of folks consider it essential.

Okuma's Metaloid series has been a fantastic winner for this major league firm.  The 5 and 5 narrow two speeds are among the most useful reels a person can own, all metal construction, powerful two speed gearing, capable of taking large fish, and with a fantastic 3 year parts and labor warranty from the manufacturer. These reels were made to retail well under market at only $229, easily $100+ under their competition.  Save $60-70 with our offer on these very capable reels now.  They are rugged, capable, worthy of owning for many, many years to come.  For those targeting larger fish, wanting to fish 50, 60 even 80# lines, the 12's become the reel of choice and the value even stronger with a regular price of $299 and our sale price of $219, a savings of $80! Save big on our limited stock, it gets no better for two speed reels, made from metal not plastic.

One piece frame and left sideplate, 6061 T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates. The reels are cold forged (same process as the infamous bike makers $500 models...), type 2 anodized. The spools are made from machined aluminum. They feature a corrosion resistant coating process as well as the anodizing for dealing with saltwater corrosion issues. All reels in the series offer 4 ball bearings and best of all they offer 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gears!. The drag system benefits from Cal's drag grease and Carbonite drag washer. All models offer a loud clicker, and the freespool performance is simply amazing. Two speed reels of this level of quality command respect, ask folks that own them how much they value their purchase. They compete well at their regular price, they compete very well if they were $50 over that price when you look at other reels from other firms.  At the price we have them, they qualify as a no-brainer purchase. The Metaloids are wonderful reels to own long term, easily the best value in a conventional reel we've seen in over a decade...if not more.

 

Model Bearings Mono Capacity Braid
Capacity
Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight   Regular Price    SALE
M-5N II 4 300yds/15# 350 yds 40# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.7 oz $229 $159.99
save $70
M-5II* 4 340/20# 400-450 yds 50# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.9 $229 $169.99
save $60
M-12NII 4 250/25# 400 yds 50# 4.7 & 2:1 42.1 & 24.8 34 27 lbs 23.4 $299 $219.99
save $80
M-12II 4 320/30# 500 yds 60# 4.7 & 2:1 35.4 & 15.7 34 27 lbs 25.8 $299 $219.99
save $80

For 2017, ICAST introduction, the new 12N II speed is a piece we've wanted to see since we first played with the Metaloid series reels. The 12N is like an Avet JX in terms of size, or a Newell 332 for those with a memory. Perfect size, good line capacity using 50-80# braid as a backing and fishing the piece as your 50-60# needs require.  For what it's worth, the new reels came into our stock the day I came back from our five day Red Rooster charter - 2016. If you watch the video of that trip you'll see one of the guys, probably more than one, fishing the smaller Metaloid 5II for bluefin tuna ranging from about 75-100 lbs. For the 12N, bump that fish weight up a bit (I've seen 150lb bluefin taken on them), it's a very capable reel, and now two years after it's first introduction we can also say it's a reliable fish catcher that's also a rather incredible value. 12N pictured in black and silver bottom right image. These were incredible values at $299, we have done something rather extraordinary in terms of their retail price to end the year on a high note...

 

TWO Speed, Metal Construction, very good Carbon Fiber drag, good conservative match for 20-40# lines on the 5's, and 50-60# on the 12's. Most folks will run braid at one line class heavier then their leader on these reels, so 50# braid as backing for 40# mono, 60-80# braid for 50-60# mono topshot...

 

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FREE SHIPPING + Reduced Price Quality 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 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 MFG/Type
Braid Test
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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Special #2

Van Staal
VR50's In Stock, In Depth, with FREE BRAID/MONO Rigging!

VAN STAAL QUALITY GETS MORE AFFORDABLE!

These new VR Series reels make the ownership of Van Stall quality reels more affordable, while retaining their legendary performance capability. Expectations are that this new series of reels will offer more anglers an opportunity to have true Van Stall performance while saving a couple hundred dollars in the process.

The new VR's offer a fully machined 6061-T6 waterproof aluminum body, sealed and waterproof drag system, spiral-beveled drive gear and pinion. You have MicroClick drag tuning accuracy with a solid stainless steel center shaft with titanium nitride coating for long term performance. The new reels even come with a kit for bail-less conversion (except the new model 50). All reels will be shipped with the bail, but you can easily modify the piece if that's your preference! Great idea, and excellent quality at very attractive price points. All the reels in this series are joys to fish, but without a doubt the VR50 has captured the interests of anglers in a way few other reel have, demand has been perpetually greater than supply and they've been the most sought after reels on the market.

The diminutive VR50 has been the most sought after Van Staal model since it's preview at ICAST 2017. Perpetually back ordered, these reels are worth the excitement. They are very small, light, and capable of doing so many things for anglers.  Equally comfortable fishing saltwater and freshwater, these light weight reels fish well above their class (less than 9 ounces!).

 

MODEL MONO CAP. BRAID CAP. GEAR RATIO WEIGHT LINE RETRIEVE PRICE
VR50 - NEW 240 yds. / 10 lb. 360 yds. / 20 lb. 6.3:1 8.9 oz. 37" / Turn $489
VR125 340 yds. / 10 lb. 400 yds. / 20 lb. 4.8:1 15.8 oz. 31.6" / Turn $499
VR150 360 yds. / 12 lb. 440 yds. / 30 lb. 4.8:1 16.0 oz. 34.2" / Turn $529
VR175 360 yds. / 15 lb. 530 yds. / 30 lb. 4.8:1 16.5 oz. 37.6" / Turn $559
VR200 400 yds. / 15 lb. 500 yds. / 40 lb. 4.8:1 17.0 oz. 40.4" / Turn $589

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING, FREE SUPER BRAID spooling!

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FREE Super Braid Spooling & Optional Spooling
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value) -
Select your FREEBIE below and if required the 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.  
Pick your FREE OFFER
Select Free Deluxe Pliers or Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid. 
 
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 Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
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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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality Super Braid!


AVET Raptors!
FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!

You see a lot of reel companies now competing in a category of reels which Avet created - compact leverdrag two speed reels with high drag capability and excellent casting properties.  Make no mistake, it was Avet that created this category of versatile reels and we fishermen have been benefiting from it ever since. 

Raptors are a more refined, and higher drag capacity series of reels from Avet. These take their whole game up one notch, providing truly big fish capable reels in compact sizes. Their machining is better, their operation better, and their drag capacity much greater than their size would suggest. There is less side load on the bearings as a result of increased drag capacity. Casting is flawless, and all models with the exception of the HX Wide Raptor come with Avet's super performing Magnetic Cast control. They are the best this innovative manufacturer produces, and they are made to outperform all other reels on the market.

Pictured right, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.

Pictured above left, the JX Raptor. Drag the mouse over the image to change view. Pictured above right are three models of Raptor, the little SX, MX, JX/LX and the HX. All Raptors feature dual drags, magnetic cast control (with the exception of the wide), ratcheting lever, extended handle length  and extended line capacity compared to the standard models.

 

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Braid/Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
Rigged or other
value added
SXJ Raptor est 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz $385
SX Raptor 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz $395
MXJ Raptor 230/30# 400/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20 $422
MXL Raptor 270/30# 500/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22 $432
JX Raptor 290/30 500 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23 $467
LX Raptor 350/30 660 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24 $476
HXJ Raptor 200/50# 300 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz $445
HX Raptor 280/80# 500 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz $504
HX Wide Raptor 360/50# 460 130#
600 100#
8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz $512

All models come with Rod Clamps - Avet figured out how to include this feature on the tiny SXJ Raptors!

Your Pick: Solid or Hollow Core SPLICEABLE Super BRAID, FREE Multi-Tool, Lure Pack, Drag Scale...
 

Choose your FREE offer. Receive either the Premium Multi-Tool split ring crimping PLIERS, a free lure pack, drag scale, or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.   

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Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve
Color Lefty reels are available in silver at no increase in costs. Black, gold or blue lefties will add $50 to the price of your reel. No other color options for lefty reels

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

FREE OFFER:

Select: Free Braid, Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure Assortment.
 
 
Braid 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 Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
SELECT options above,
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free, as one of several special offers - if you do NOT take the promotional price discount offered.
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
Hollow Core:  DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE USING TORO TAMER'S LINE - IT'S A FREEBIE, BUT IF YOU SELECT
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
$40.00
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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FREE SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING
- including spliceable hollow-core options!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Okuma Tesoro
Star Drag

The Tesoro is a 2018 model reel, first shown at ICAST July 2017. The new star drag reels got a lot of attention from anglers, with the improvement in casting of leverdrags it seems there's a preponderance of lever's and less star drag reel options for serious anglers who are looking for a high quality star.  There really are applications where both types of reel offer advantages. 20 years ago, if you wanted a good casting reel it pretty much had to be a star drag. These days, in no small part thanks to Cal Sheets, Larry Cofe, and of course Avet, lever drag reels improved. But, still you can do some things with a star drag reel you just can't duplicate on a leverdrag.  So, there's a market among anglers for the benefits a good star drag can offer.  As of this date (11/17) Daiwa's Saltiga has been the class act in this regard. Along comes the Tesoro, and I have to say it's similarly refined, but a very different reel.  The metal-work is very good, as expected, but you'll also note that these are trimmer than what we're used to handling, excess weight has been taken off areas of the reel where it's not needed. Freespool is simply excellent, and the drag is very capable, you can button 'em down and not effect casting performance.  Could very well become the wahoo reels of choice for a lot of guys. Compact, light, modern technology and application of best practices in design...and a 3 year warranty.

The Tesoro reels make use of (buzzword) alumilite frame construction which provides more precise tolerances for precise gear alignment, maximum castability, and durability. The mechanical stabilizing system keeps the reels in precise alignment for strong, stable and smooth long term performance. Okuma also has a patent pending enhancement which stabilizes the spool at three key points to maintain optimum performance and minimize spool shaft flex when under pressure.

 

- High Speed 6.2:1 gear ratio
- 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame, sideplate and spool
- 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing
- Multi-disc Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease
- CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating Process
- Swept aluminum star for increased ergonomics
- Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble while cranking
- 4BB+1RB corrosion resistant bearings, spool bearing with TSI oil
- Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
- Dual anti-reverse (mechanical and roller bearing)
- XL Gearing: Drop down gear box
- Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing allows for zero back play in handle
- MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
- Self-lubricating gear system, all models

 

Specification

Tesoro Star Drag
Model  Gear ratio Bearings Weight (g) Line retrieve Max  drag force(kg) Monofilament line capacity
(diameter in mm.)
Braided line rating Frame Sideplate Spool Pricing
TSR-5S
(NOW
available)
6.2:1 4BB+1RB 320gm
11.3oz
39" 14 lbs
7kg

(0.35/325, 0.40/255, 0.45/190)
400/50# AL AL AL $299
TSR-10S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 540gm
19oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg

320/25# (0.40), 245/30(0.45),150/40 (0.54)
(0.35/390, 0.40/290, 0.45/225)

500/50 AL AL AL $319
TSR-12S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 550gm
19.2oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg 405/25# (0.40), 295/30(0.45),180/40 (0.54)
(0.40375, 0.45/270, 0.54/170)
475/65 AL AL AL $319

 

That type of stuff is all good, no, lets make that excellent and just one step from incredible.  But, I'm a bit more into feel, touch, subjective evaluation.  All the buzzwords and specs don't mean as much as how a reel actually feels doing what it's supposed to do. Okuma has another winner in my estimation.  The Tesoro feels like a quality reels should, better since it's pretty darn light. You could call it a star drag Makaira, and in some respects that might be fair, but it's a much different reel and one that needed to be made.  There's no slop in the handle, everything feels reassuringly solid and tight, smooth upon  cranking the handle.  Nice feel.  Excellent freespool, really these are excellent casting reels. Great for distance casting, and hard pulling drag capability. 

I very much appreciate all that the Okuma engineers are doing to try to minimize the effects of saltwater. The treatment to the metal parts, and (one of my peeve points on almost all other manufacturers) the Tesoro has proper porting, so you can actually clean a reel after a hard days fishing. Take a look at the pics below to see what I mean, four ports, no vac lock, easy drain while fishing or when you're back home cleaning, good airflow for drying...makes a difference long term in my book.

 

It's often the little things that make big differences in how well certain reels perform over time.  Did the manufacturer shortchange on the bearings, or make use of a cheap stamped clamp or reel foot. How are they putting their parts together? That's what makes working on a reel simple or overly complicated, so darn hard to work on that a reel becomes more fit for the garbage basket than repair bench. Well, the Tesoro is really pretty straight ahead in how she's put together. In a lot of ways, you could say this relatively light reel is overbuilt.  Note the way the reel foot is put together, four points secured to reel frame - not two, reel clamp allows plenty of thread on the bolts to be secured.  One could call it overbuilt for it's intended line class by some standards, but I'd suggest it's just built to best practices standards.   

Use report: We've received a good deal of feedback from clients who now own and fish these new reels. Reports are all very positive, strengths mentioned include both casting and drag smoothness.  One long ranger said, "This is the best casting reel I own," used it for casting bombs and iron to wahoo. Very reliable piece, zero defect rate, we've spooled and shipped plenty and if a reel's going to break it's going to happen when we spool up under pressure. No failures on the bench, zero.  That's something we can't say about all new reels we've worked with... Expect solid, reliable performance from the Tesoro.

The images above show off the first two models in the line, however as of June 2018 Okuma began supplying the third model in the Tesoro series, the model 5S. The 5 is just a bit smaller, smaller diameter sideplate, about 8 or so ounces less in weight, but the same overall construction as the two larger models. 

 
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FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality 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 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
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand 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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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FREE SHIPPING + FREE Price Braid Rigging


Special #5

SUNLINE FLUOROCARBON
(Give these guys a try before buying any more Seaguar...)



331 LB SUPER COW LANDED BY PAUL DENNIS
USING SUNLINE 100# FLUOROCARBON LEADER
(he caught four 80-120# fish prior to this one, all on the same leader...)
 

Well, let me say this first and then go forward with discussion of a truly excellent product. Sunline came to the saltwater market offering a better product at a far better price.  That helped build their brand acceptance and many took 'em up on their offer, and the positive word spread. Well, just like Avet, Okuma and others, once they made their point about quality the time came to increase the price of the product so that the manufacturer gains a return on their investment. Bottom line, the price increased IN 2018.  The product is still a value, and a preferred fluorocarbon line. The new retail price of their 100# 110M spools is now about $200, we're squeezing our margins, took advantage of a last shot order at old pricing in order to provide the lines here at a savings to our clients. - Mark

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 USA. 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 trips.

  • ●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 Clear

Line Test - lbs

20#

30

35#

40#

45#

50

55#

60

80

100#

Standard Diameter (mm)

0.405mm

.0.470

0.52

0.57

0.62

0.66

0.70

0.74

0.84

0.91

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!

(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)

Love 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. EXCELLENT PRODUCT!

Buy Description SALE
Sunline FL 20 lb 33 yds $13.99
Sunline FL 20 lb 110 yds $36.99
Sunline FL 30 lb 33 yds $20.99
sold out Sunline FL 30 lb 110 yds $54.99
Sunline FL 35 lb 33 yds $20.99
Sunline FL 35 lb 110 yds $54.99
Sunline FL 40 lb 33 yds $21.99
Sunline FL 40 lb 110 yds $55.99
Sunline FL 45 lb 33 yds $21.99
Sunline FL 45 lb 110 yds $55.99
Sunline FL 50 lb 33 yds $25.99
Sunline FL 50 lb 110 yds $56.99
Sunline FL 55 lb 33 yds $25.99
Sunline FL 55 lb 110 yds $56.99
Sunline FL 60 lb 110 yds $66.99
Sunline FL 80 lb 110 yds $72.99
Sunline FL 100 lb 110 yds $129.99


Special #6

Nomad Design

Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll

DTX MINNOW

The DTX Minnow is a revolution in trolling minnows, featuring the Nomad Autotune, Hydrospeed, Diamond Armour and Gorilla Through Wire advanced design technology. The pat. pending Autotune system was designed over years of testing by Damon Olsen and is a revolution in lure technology that will be applied to all deep diving lures across the Nomad range into the future. The Autotune design provides for 2 key features– maximum diving depth, and the ability to ensure the lure always swims straight.

 

We've now had six months experience with these excellent lures and they have proven themselves very capable performers. They are the hot trolling lure for wahoo on the long range boats and they've taken some impressive tuna too. We've supplied several clients in Florida who have very positive comments regarding the lure's success - they caught wahoo when nothing else did...  During summer we experienced supply issues as Nomad ramped up US distribution, opening their own warehouse here.  That's been fixed and we have a very good sized order arriving early this week. I've added a couple new flavors to this week's specials, and we have three or four more new ones to be added later in the week. 

 

Bibbed minnows have traditionally been made with an eyelet fixed into the bib of the lure. It is impossible to control the manufacturing process to ensure that this fixed eyelet design is always perfectly centered and the fixed wire eyelet is not bent. Therefore, virtually every type of bibbed minnow made with a fixed wire eyelet in the bib will occasionally either not swim straight out of the box, or will fail to swim straight after one or a few fish. The eyelet is either not straight to start with, or becomes distorted during use.

 

In the first image you can see the plate of steel to which the split ring is connected. The plate "floats" so it's angle can change, always keeping the lure running true. The second image shows the forward position for connecting an assist hook rather than the single hook mounted at the belly. This would be the preferred hook type for a billfish or perhaps a larger grade tuna that might torque the singles. You can re-rig with a treble if so desired at the same positions as the singles for best tracking.

 

 

The pat. pending Autotune system developed by Nomad Design has eliminated this problem. The design eliminates problems during manufacturing and ensure that no matter how many fish you catch, the lure will keep swimming straight. During testing we had lures that had caught over 50 fish, and had been worn through from wahoo and dogtooth teeth to the point of the lure body filling with water, but the lure kept swimming perfectly. The DTX minnow with Autotune will always swim straight, first time and every time, no matter how many fish you catch.

The other key feature of the Autotune system is the amazing diving depth that can be achieved. The ability of the system to perfectly centre itself every time on the bib means that the tow point can be designed to be as far back on the bib as possible, effectively just forward of the point where the lure becomes unstable and won’t swim. However, having the tow point as close to this “point of not swimming” is what achieves maximum diving depth, but it can only be done with a perfectly centred tow point. Traditional fixed eyelet trolling lures are unable to position the tow point this far back on the bib and have to allow room for error in the manufacturing process.

The pat.pending Autotune system has eliminated this problem and has set a new standard for diving depth in trolling lure design. In addition to the Autotune technology, the concealed Hydrospeed belly eyelet allows faster trolling speeds with single hooks, and ensures the lure is balanced with single hooks, so the DTX minnow just keeps swimming straight and true. The additional belly eyelet in front of the Hydrospeed eyelet is designed to be able to fit an assist hook when targeting large tuna and marlin. For tips on how to rig your DTX minnow for marlin and tuna, please see the website videos.

 

The DTX 165 and 200 minnows are rigged with our purpose designed inline single hooks and will reach max. depth between 4.5-8kn.  Ideal for tuna, wahoo, king mackerel, yellowtail, mahi mahi, marlin and sailfish, and every other predatory fish in the ocean, The DTX minnow is your first choice in bluewater trolling lures.

 

Rigging - do not over-rig these lures, you'll detract from their action and performance. Thinner diameter leader means greater depth with any billed diver and a heavy line improperly rigged can impede the Autotune system. Don't go in for a lot of hardware, snaps and such. A simple loop with crimp, on 3' of 175 cable terminating ina swivel for line attachment is plenty good enough and will outfish heavier lines. Don't run 'em on 12 feet of 400  lb cable! A shorter 3 feet of say 175-275 lb is recommended, and is more than sufficient if you are targeting wahoo on the troll. Same story for mono and tuna, keep it simple, and fish reasonable line tests for your target. Thinner diameters get you more depth and will catch you more fish. Personaly, I run 175# 49 strand AFW cable, with

 

 

Buy

Description Price
Nomad DTX 165 Fusilier $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Fusilier $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Nuclear Coral Trout $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Nuclear Coral Trout $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Black Pink Mackerel $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Black Pink Mackerel $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Pink Mackerel $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Pink Mackerel $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Spanish  Mackerel $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Spanish  Mackerel $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Sardine $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Sardine $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Red Head $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Red Head $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Hot Pink Mack $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Hot Pink Mack $29.95

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Special #7

CHASEBAITS

New from Australia
The Ultimate Squid
The New 7.8" LARGE Version is now in STOCK!

While at ICAST in 2018 I came across something new to me, which really is the only reason I attend the show - searching out interesting new items from folks I've never come across.  Well, I'm sure glad I found this one. I was mezmorized looking at the way the squid undulated in the water and those wings...my gosh I'd jump on this calamari in a heartbeat. 

Okay, back to the lures, these things are dandy and well priced with lots of rigging options you can plan. They are a solid bodied lure with great big 3D squid eyes, contracting fluttering tentacles, squid scented and with color patterns that will grab attention from any non-vegetarian gamefish.  You have to see the way these things swim and drop, simply amazing action.  You can rig these on a standard ball style leadhead, mojo head, even go weedless with a larger Eagle Claw underweight swimbait head. The lures are available in 5.9 inch length, three bodies per pack at a very economical $11.99 per pack.

In the videos below you can get an idea of just how attractive these lures are in action.  Many ways to rig them.  In the image below we show three ways you may try, but don't let us limit you. In my hand you can see an Eagle Claw Trokar Swimbait 1/4 oz hook rigged weedless, there's one with a 3/4 oz Strikemaster mojo leadhead and one on a 7/0 long shanked Aki hook from Owner. All three can be effective ways to present the lures.  With the Aki hook I'd go Carolina rig with an egg sinker up the line a couple feet.  You've got to see 'em to understand why they are so darn appealing.

Pictured right is a new hook rig from Chasebaits, there are two sizes offered. By no means are these required for use of the squid lures, far from it. But, they are a very interesting alternative to use of a jighead, Carolina rigged or other means of attaching a hook to these wonderful lures. The "SquidRig" is available in two weights, 1 1/2 and 3/4 ounce weights made to fit the larger 7.8" squid lures.

Please note, I'm pulling some video from YouTube, that will likely knock out the https (security) for this page only. However when you select items and then go to your shopping cart the SSL will be back up.  It's a new security provision for Google, which might normally get me to delete the videos below, but really they need to be seen in order to appreciate these new lures.

 

 

There's another very useful video posted by an Australian, John Costello via MyLureBox.
Very worthwhile link with rigging ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjB1Lmn06A

 

Buy

Description Price
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Glow Ink
SQ150-01 3/pack
$11.99
NEW CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 7.8 inch Glow Ink
SQ 200-01 2/pack
$11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Nitro SQ 150-02 3/pack $11.99
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 7.8 inch Nitro SQ 200-02 2/pack
$11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Calimari
SQ 150-03 3/pack
$11.99
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 7.8 inch Calimari
SQ 200-03 2/pack
$11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Crystal SQ 150-05 3/pack $11.99
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 7.8 inch Crystal SQ 200-05 2/pack
$11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Bottle SQ 150-06 3/pack $11.99
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 7.8 inch Bottle SQ 200-06 2/pack
$11.99

New Ultimate SquidRig
for use with larger 7.8" lures
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate SquidRig
3/4 oz
SQ R21

 1/pack
$8.49
NEW
CHASEBAITS Ultimate SquidRig
1 1/2 oz
SQ R-42
 1/pack
$8.49

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 Special #8

TORO TAMER HOLLOWCORE
SPLICEBLE SUPER BRAID
BUY A SPOOL AND GET A FREE RIGGING NEEDLE KIT!

Here's a deal that has no equal. ToroTamer's 16 strand hollowcore line is the best of it's type on the market, easy to work with, smooth and strong. Those are not idle boasts, we are happy to guarantee this fact with replacement or credit should you not agree fully. Toro Tamer is also the only producer of hollowcore in both 12 and 16 strand forms, and the only braid supplier who can make 20 and 30# sized spliceable braid. For 2015 Toro is also the only firm to produce their own rigging needles. With respect to the lines, the 16 stand is easier to rig, absolutely preferred for making wind-ons, while the 12 strand has some advantages for reel fills - it's packs a bit more on a given reel and costs less, too. But, make no mistake, the best line Toro produces is their 16 strand. This week, or as stock allows, we have a great offer to bring to your attention. Buy a 1000 meter spool (about 1100 yards) of the 16 strand and get a free braid rigging needle set! (actually you'll be billed for 1 cent) Yep, your pick of either the 7 or 9 piece needle kit when you buy one 1000 meter (~1100 yd) spool of the 16 strand spliceable super braid! That's a savings of at least $60 or more (and if you compare the price of Toro's rigging needles the value is more like $100)!

Since it's introduction Toro's higher end 16 strand braid has gone thru significant improvements. It always was super easy to work with, opening up easily for in-line rigging (leader within the braid, knotless style). Over the past few years diameters have dropped meaning line capacity on a guys reels has increased. For example, I used to get 600 yds of 130# on my Avet 50 narrows, now I can get 750-800 yds and have enough room for use of wind-on leaders. Fibers have improved, and our own economies of scale have improved with our factories. The 40-200 lb lines used to run $220 for 1000 meters (1100 yds). The price has come down $20, so fishermen get an even better product for a lower price. That's a wonderful thing, uncommon in a world where we're getting too darn used to getting less for more! With Toro in 2019 you get more for less!!!

Toro Tamer® 16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SUPER BRAID
The New Best in Class Spliceable Super Braid
®

Toro Tamer's 16 strand Hollow Core line, offers anglers the easiest to use, 100% pure PE fiber super braid on the market for all inline rigging applications. And, this week you have the opportunity to grab both line and your rigging needles at an incredible price - one week only, one offer per client only, and the deal's off the table once we sell out...and we will indeed sell through the allotment for this promotion. You'll love both the line and the rigging needles which feature polished and tapered points - they're super easy to use!



130# size Needle Point


130# size point from another supplier

The image to the left shows ToroTamer's improved needle point. another firms needle point on the right. ToroTamer needles have a bit more pronounced point which makes it easier to begin insertion into hollow braid and the point is more highly polished so it slips through the line more easily.

Toro's unique design was the result of much time spent using other manufacturers products over the years. There were a few things we felt that could be improved upon in the design of these essential accessories.

One point to mention, threading needles are made to handle specific line sizes, but not all lines at a given test share the same diameter. Toro's needles accommodate a range of leader sizes, but a rated 50# needle will not accept all nominally rated 50# leaders - diameters vary. So, in the case of the 50# example, it may be necessary to use a 60# needle for sine 50# lines.

Buy Description  Price
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 50 lb $199.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 60 lb  <