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Patriot Edition
- all models available
 New for 2018
Free Spooling
More Sizes, and more free offers too!
In Stock and with FREE BRAID RIGGING!
United Composites

Xtreme Series
The Definitive Rail Rods
& something extra
Nomad Design

DTX Minnows
Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll!
Nomad Design


Cast for Tuna and Wahoo!

Wahoo Bombs
Catch some Skin!
Wahoo Rippers

Brass is Best!

Clearance Priced!

Line Winder
Specially Priced!

11/11, 2018 

Returned from a wonderful 8 day charter aboard the Red Rooster III Tuesday 11/6. Great fishing on the "Ridge" about 500 miles south into Mexican waters. Super wahoo fishing with Nomad's DTX Minnow again proving it's worth on the troll. Bombs and jigs worked well as did bait on light leaders (27-38# single strand, 30# mainline). Naturally enough, many of the products showcased on this installment of our Weekly Specials reflects what was hot on the trip.  Some great lures, reels, rods and accessory products posted this week, enjoy!   

This weeks Specials reflect what's working, gear we'll need for the fishing at hand and new items of special note.

* For our San Diego area clients: Our shop on Midway is having a clearance sale on all RainShadow custom built rods this week.  Save a minimum 20%, some models even higher up to 35%. Prices will be clearly posted on all inventory. Contact our SD shop directly by phone Monday-Saturday or better yet stop by the shop.  Rods are for store pickup only, and all are at our San Diego store this week. 

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!

Mark Smith
(The Weekly Specials are updated Weekly! Usually Sunday Morning, but things can change with little or no warning as a result of local fishing conditions, or wife's directive.)

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. 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.   

*Free Shipping for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods will carry a surcharge of $20) shipped within USA FedX or USPS - AK and HI via USPS included so long as your order can fit in a standard size flat rate box - otherwise there will be a charge).  Oversize items, like lobster nets, rods and International orders will carry a shipping charge which we will quote you prior to billing.  Please note, FedEx and UPS no longer want the long rod business. They have increased their shipping rates for boxes 96 inches or greater, increased to over $100!  We have a work around for most of CA, but have not found an alternate arrangement for the long rods.  Working on it...  Reason for the increase, increased handling costs - labor vs. conveyer and machine, it takes a human to move the long boxes without risk of damage... This is another "amazon" effect which negatively effects consumers. Perhaps a consequence of the rates offered "A" or due to an increase in volume, the net result is that shippers have made it harder if not impossible for folks to have long rods shipped.

*Standard Size and Weight Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!  Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods & Blanks, given their extra length, will have an added cost of up to $20 - this is a change for 2015 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. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. *(One standard sized and weight box, within USA. If the order requires multiple shipping cartons then there will be increased shipping costs. 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).

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Special #1

AVET's New Patriot Limited Edition Reels

Pro Series and Raptors Limited Edition


Patriot Limited Edition
Pro Series
Raptor Series
Two and Three Speed Options


MXL Raptor

HXW Raptor

Avet produces their unique Patriot limited edition reels in Raptor and Pro series form, from casting size to large trolling oriented reels.  Both 2 speed and three speed versions are included in this production, from the little SXJ all the way up to the 80 series.  This week we show off some of the new reels which were received into inventory.

We've filled all backorders and have additional inventory of the following models: MXL, JX/LX, HX, HXW and Pro 30W 2 Speeds.  Other models are in production and will come into inventory upon completion. Avet said these trick reels would be arriving in September and they are fulfilling their estimate. Hard to believe they pulled this off given the pace they were working to stay on top of production over the very busy summer season.

All reels we received were right hand retrieve.  Generally we don't see left hand reel production until supply catches up with production on the righty version, could be a month or perhaps more before lefty reels come into production. I would expect the same for some of the more limited production reels such as 80's...but Avet could surprise use.

Avet Patriot Edition Raptor Series Reels
(Patriot Production includes: Raptor Series 2 and 3 speed models, Pro Series 2 and 3 speed models)


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.   

Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Lefty reels have a + $70 charge

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
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)
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above


Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above


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
View Your Shopping Cart


Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #2

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



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
6.2:1 4BB+1RB 320gm
39" 14 lbs

(0.35/325, 0.40/255, 0.45/190)
400/50# AL AL AL $299
TSR-10S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 540gm
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
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.   




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. 




- 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
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


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


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

View Your Shopping Cart

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Price Braid Rigging

-Micro Reel with Mega POWER!
And, for 2018 some larger versions too!

Accurate has a couple of new things to mention. The little 300 size is now available with clicker for $10 more than the standard model.  Valiants will now also be available in silver with blue trim (or with red as is pictured).  Further, Accurate is offering the reels in black at no increase in cost at the present time. This had been only available with an upcharge of $100.

Accurate's newest fishing reel is the Valiant, a very interesting micro small model with mega power. Overseas Micro-Jigging has become a popular method for catching fish. Small jigs, fished vertically on rods with VERY light action can produce a catch when other methods won't do squat. In areas that have been "fished out" folks are catching fish they'd have missed without this method employed. Whether or not that's a positive step in overfished waters is not the point, the method is important and useful even in abundant waters, and the innovations in fishing technology used can be applied to different applications. In Mico-Jigging the fisherman works very small jigs, similar to how one should fish knife jigs (and similar iron) on parabolic rods matched to the jig weight for best action. Then, once hooked up the angler points the rod directly at the fish and uses the reel's power to crank in the fish. There's a certain amount of finesse and a certain measure of raw power employed in fishing this method. All the stress of the fight is handled by the reel, not the rod. Here, rather than Asia, micro-jigging may not become the rage, however the concept of taking larger fish on smaller gear is something we have all learned to love, and no doubt Accurate wrote the book on that pursuit.  Taking that style of fishing, dropping down to much lighter jigs and rods is what folks are doing in this new method of catching fish. Having a reel small enough to balance out on the rod and yet powerful enough to fight the fish is the key. Power is critical, and the new Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to exceptionally light weight - 9.9 ounces!

For 2016/17 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  Accurate showed off the 600 sizes at ICAST 2017, and in 2018 created two additional models, 800 & 1000. These larger reels have produced some very (to me) surprising catches on the big bluefin locally, taken fish well over 200 lbs.



  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

  • 2 Anti-Reverse bearings with SEALED washers to prevent corrosion

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

  • Manufacturer's stated drag measured at strike  20 lbs.



BV-300 9.9 6:1 325yds/30lb 38″ 23 $399
BV-400 14 6:1 325yds/50lb 38″ 26 $459
BV2-400 14.3 6:1.3:1 325yds/50lb 38″/19″ 26 $559
BV-500N 15 6:1 300yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500N 15.3 6:1.3:1 300yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-500 16 6:1 475yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500 16.3 6:1.3:1 475yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-600NN 18 6:1 300yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600N 18 6:1 400yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600 18 6:1 500yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV2-600NN 19 5:1-2.2:1 300yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600N 19 5:1-2.2:1 400yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600 20 5:1-2.2:1 500yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-800N 24 5:1-2.2:1 600yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649
BV2-800 25 5:1-2.2:1 800yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649

The standard 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker (but you can opt for a clicker for +$10), the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker, as do the rest of the Accurate Valiant series reels. The 800N and up sizes also offer lugs.

Accurate reels are now available in several colors. See drop-down menu in the ordering section for options. Some colors may delay delivery by two to three weeks.

Valiant 300 & 400 2 speed

Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

500 Size
Accurate is very much committed to these new innovative reels, the most unique product series Accurate has designed. This is their future, smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer. Note, Accurate also offers a full two year warranty with included factory service!

500N II

500 II

500N II 360 degree with magnification
(Requires Flash)

500 Single Speed with magnification
(Requires Flash)

The 500 sized Valiant's work well with 50# braid, offering 350+ yards on the narrow and 450+ on the standard width reels. Depending upon the braid used, hollow verses solid, 8 or more strands verses 4, it's possible to gain capacity. The upgrade lines (we include those options at no additional charge) move the reels into the 400 and 500 yard mark (100% braid 12 or 16 strand hollow-core or 8 strand solid). For most casting applications, it's best to work with a leader of 50 yards or greater (certainly cover your casting distance).

Accurate further developed the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  At the 2017 ICAST show Accurate showed off their 600 size which is now available (three sizes, 600NN, 600N and 600). And, for 2018 we have already received the 800, 800N and soon the 1000 sized reels.

800N and 800 sizes

I must admit to some personal skepticism over the larger 800 and 1000 sized Valiants.  Those large sized reels made me a bit insecure, thinking folks would take advantage of the size and attempt to do things that really are best done on ATD 50's. I was concerned about fishing 80-100 lb lines at appropriate drag settings, heavy loading. The large Valiants have the line capacity to fish heavier tests. Well, I may need to revise my thinking...  The folks at Accurate are boasting of a 424 lb yellowfin tuna taken off Loreto Mexico on a Val 800 2 speed! The fellow who landed the fish, fishing aboard a private charter boat, is no slouch angler. He's a ringer, no doubt, and he knew what he was doing - not a random catch, it was targeted aboard a boat that could maneuver and chase the fish.  He was not overloading the reel, since he was running 50# line, he had very good line capacity to work with.  So, this is a far different situation than fishing aboard a Long Range sportfishing that's dead in the water with 28 guys at the rail.  Nonetheless, a yellowfin over 400 lbs is a super catch on any gear, and to think it was done on such a light reel is nothing short of amazing! I'll put aside my skepticism, that's an incredible accomplishment by a very experienced angler. This is a pending IGFA world record for 50# line.  Congratulations to the angler and to Accurate! - Mark


Spooling - I hope we're not intimidating you with all the options, but folks tend to rig up Accurate reels in several  ways and we try to accommodate all applications. We include up to 300 yards of Braid/Spectra at no additional charge along with your mono topshot (if required) - that's the standard configuration. You can also select "solid" or hollow core Braid/Spectra and increase your line as desired by 100 yard increments by making use of the Optional sections below.

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Spliceable Hollow-core or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.



Default color is silver with red accent. You can also select silver with blue accent and BLACK at no additional cost.
Note, other colors may increase cost by $100. Call for more information.
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE - Specify if you'd like the reel converted, no additional charge, just an additional wait of up to 2 weeks and one cent just because I can't figure out how to make the script work.... $00.01


Select Free Drag Scale, Lure Assortment or Free Braid*
We'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.   (*300 yds braid n/c with selection)
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
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
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


Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above


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 Spliceable HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards


Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Penn International
Lever Drag Reels

Penn's newest International reels were first shown at ICAST 2017.  Penn's new line does indeed represent a significant improvement over what they've been supplying in the past. The VISX models compete with the top echelon of long range oriented reels.

The older generation reels were excellent for what they were intended to do, trolling duty. But, at the rail there were other large game reels which killed them. Penn could not compete, that was clearly indicated by folks targeting cow sized tuna on the long range fleet.  Avet's Pro series set the standard back in 2005 and they've kept improving.  And, for those wanting to fish the USA standard - Penn - Cal Sheets got a fair amount of business improving and enhancing those tanks. Then came Okuma's Makaira series, as we were first to announce, the Makaira series reels were game changers for the industry. That was proven fact. Penn went back to the drawing board, hard, and I will suggest copied several design aspects of the Makaira design (pull vs push, silent dogs...).  That's easily confirmed by anyone who does a side by side comparison and pushes the lever and turns the handle. The guys at Penn spent their time well, the new VISX series in the International line-up stand on their own, they are excellent reels.   

I have some concerns about Penn, current ownership, part of a huge conglomerate, vision, marketing decisions... Even with those business related concerns, I have to state very clearly that the new Internationals, in the VISX type form, are excellent reels. As a retailer I have some issues with the folks pulling the strings at Penn. As a fisherman, I have to give the design guys at Penn respect and due credit for some excellent work. They may be a decade or so slow in making the improvements we've desired, but the end result appears to be very well considered, and the new Internationals are well worth owning.  For long range style fishing, comparing top notch gear, Penn now can compete with Okuma Makairas, Avet Pro series, Accurate ATD's. Penn is back in the game big time with their VISX series. The VISW's are also nice improvements over previous generations of wide trolling oriented reels. Internationals now compete very well with the best long range reels. And, Penn International Series reels are still made in the USA.


  • Machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates
  • Stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • Quick-Shift II™ 2-speed system
  • Dura-Drag™ system
  • Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop
  • Double-dog ratchet anti-reverse
  • Line Capacity Rings
  • Made in the USA of domestic and imported components
  • 1 Year Manufacturers Warranty
The PENN International VI series is designed and manufactured in the USA of domestic and imported components. Precision machined from high-strength, lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum in our Philadelphia machining center. The fully machined stainless steel gear train is the biggest in the business. The Dura-Drag system results in a smoother start up and virtually eliminates hesitation, even under extreme drag settings.


Model Mono Capacity MFG Braid Capacity*
(mnfg numbers)
Typically Rigged
(Less leader, more braid can be spooled)
Bearings Max Drag @ Full Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Weight Price
in stock
1510/10 1030/12 880/15 985/40 840/50 700/65 300 yds and greater of
60# Braid w/50# leader
5 40lb | 18.1kg 5.1:1 / 1.8:1 40/14 32.00 $579
in stock
745/20 555/30 280/60 890/65 765/80 655/100 300 yds and greater of
80# Braid w/60-80# leader
5 45lb | 20.4kg 4.6:1 / 1.6:1 40/14 36.00 $579
in stock
490/40 365/50 325/60 750/100 625/130 460/200 300 yds and greater of
80-100# Braid w/60-80# leader
5 50lb | 22.6kg 4.1:1 / 1.4:1 41/14 51.00 $599
in stock
590/40 440/50 390/60 905/100 750/130 555/200 300 yds and greater of
100# Braid w/80-100#
5 55lb | 24.9kg 4.1:1 / 1.4:1 41/14 53.00 $649
in stock
1385/20 1030/30 800/40 1220/100 1015/130 750/200 500 yds and greater of
80-100# Braid w/80# leader
5 30lb | 13.6kg 4.1:1 / 1.4:1 41/14 90.00 $649
in stock
870/40 645/50 575/60 1330/100 1505/130 815/200 500 yds and greater of
130# Braid w/100# leader, or 200-300 yds more braid w/o leader
5 60lb | 27.2kg 3.5:1 / 1.3:1 40/15 63.00 $699
more on the way
1185/40 880/50 780/60 1810/100 1505/130 1110/200 500 yds and greater of
130# Braid w/100#
or 200-300 yds more braid w/o leader
5 45lb | 20.4kg 3.5:1 / 1.3:1 40/15 67.00 $699
70VIS 1085/50 960/60 685/80 2230/100  1855/130  630/200 600 yds and greater of
130-200# Braid w/100
or 200-300 yds more braid w/o leader
5 55lb | 24.9kg 3.1:1 / 1.5:1 40/19 74.00 $799
80VISW 1565/60 1120/80 965/100 3640/100 3025/130 2235/200 900 yds and greater of
130-200# Braid w/130# leader or 200-300 yds more braid w/o leader
5 65lb 3.1:1 / 1.5:1 40/19 113.00 $899
130VIS 1330/100 1005/130 870/150 5025/100 4175/130 3085/200 1200 yds and greater of
200# Braid w/130# leader or 200-300 yds more braid w/o leader
6 100lb | 45.4kg 2.3:1 / 1.1:1 41/19 169.00 $1299

*One point, the specifications Penn is providing had me quite suspicious at ICAST. Their claim of far more line capacity than typical for reels of this size had me thinking they were ingesting something which may cloud judgment...  Well, now I understand more. They based their capacity based upon use of their own line, which is suspect in and of itself. The new Penn Internationals hold pretty much the same amount of line as other reels of the same relative size (their arbors are still rather fat).  Penn played a diameter game on their specs, using a non-standard line for measurements.  And, with respect to the ProSpect line used, it needs to be fully tested in the field (long range style perferably) before I'd load it on my own gear. Secondly, I'm hearing some claims coming primarily from some dealers on the East Coast, claiming how great it is to get over 900 yards of 100# on a 20 size reel. Silly, waste of money. I don't know of many cow sized tuna that needed anything more than 500-600 yards (if that) when appropriate line tests and drag pressures were used.  If you need 900 yards, well, you're probably fishing way too light a line or way too light a drag. Wrong gear for right fish... and a lot of wasted money on braid that will never get wet.



Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  N/C for topshot
Mono Test N/C for topshot
Rigging Style
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or 4-8 Strand 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
Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above


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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Special #5

The Best Rail Rods Built - Blank and Execution = PERFECTION!

No one knows more about building rail rods than Randy Penny, he's the guy behind the 2x4's and other rods which revolutionized the SoCal's long range sportfishing scene.  Peter Williams and his son originally made the designs for the UC rail rods in 2012. Randy added a couple new wrinkles to the patterns once he arrived on scene. These are composite designs incorporating a lot of material given their intended application. Dual Helix carbon fiber build, longitudinally oriented Fiberglass, heavy Fuji triple footed guides, 3M rail pad over the grip (protection plus non-slip feature), triple wrapped, etc. All come with gimbals and cap.  

The Rail Rods are based upon the CP designs. These beefy sticks make use of 7 to 9 patterns in their build - like the CP's they make use of three types of carbon fiber as well as  longitudinally oriented fiberglass.

Seven and 7 1/2 foot length? It wasn't long ago that we considered anything longer than 6 feet impractical for cow fishing.  Buy times have changed and rod designs have progressed.  The length is related to the manner of fishing, use of the rail as a fulcrum.  In general, while a longer rod usually has better casting properties for distance, that's not the rational for these rods. They are made to fish the rail, especially as you get into the vertical game on a big fish.  The longer rods are more suited to the bigger boats, boats with wider rails like the Excel, RP and Rooster. The shorter 7 footers will load up better on the smaller boats, like the American Angler.  Having said that, there's another distinction between the two lengths, the longer rods have more material in 'em, the butts are larger diameter which requires more material in their build.  The 7 1/2 footers can fish the heavier recommended lines, while the 7 footers will load up better at the lighter drag settings. For example a Raptor at 7 feet does best at 60# and 20-22 lbs of drag while the 7 1/2 footer will fish 80# with say 24-25 lbs drag. You have a bit more leverage in a standoff at distance with the shorter rod, and more lift at vertical on a bigger boat with the longer rod.


Rods feature a very nice 3M rail pad on the foregrip, appropriate guides and power superior to all other rail rods on the market. LIGHTER WEIGHT, BETTER CASTING LIGHTER TIP, GREATER LIFT AND POWER - Made by the fellow who created the original 2x4 Super Seeker - if he says these are the best rail rods ever produced, believe it.

The new UC Rail Rods are quite frankly the best in the business, made by the guy that came up with the original concept while working for another USA rod making firm. The guides are Fuji's strongest, made as a rail rod should be, with some protection on the foregrip - in this case 3M's product which is darn expensive and effective (far better than XWrap or a slippery plastic material). Reel seat is from ALPS with dual lockdown for added security. The best blank, excellent execution on the build - custom quality in that regard and they are value priced since the factory wants to get these out on the water.
The Rail Rods are made on UC's strongest blanks, more graphite material used than any other - and it's the good stuff. Dual Helix construction of course. These are their best, the industries best, and they are priced aggressively. Two lengths offered, 7' and 7'6". You will find the tips light, great for casting a bait, and then the power comes on - plenty of it! Great lift, better than any other rod of this type made. The new UC Rail Rods will indeed become the standard by which all others are compared.
United Composite RCX70 RAPTOR 50-80 lb 60# 60-80# 25 lbs Avet HX & 16 size 7'0" MOD-FAST $455.00
United Composite RCX70 CENTAUR
-here now... 
60-100 lb 80-100# 30 lbs 20 & 30 7'0" FAST $460.00
United Composite RCX70 VIPER 80-130 lb 130# 40 lbs 30 & 50 7'0" FAST $465.00
United Composite RCX70 INVICTUS 100-150 lb
130# High Drag 50 lbs 50 & 50W 7'0" FAST $486.00
United Composite RCX70 GLADIATOR  150+
>130# >50 50+ 7'0" FAST $495.00
United Composite RCX76 RAPTOR 50-80 lb 80# 27 lbs HX and 16 size 7'6" MOD-FAST $493.00
United Composite RCX76 CENTAUR    60-100 lb 100# 35 lbs 20 & 30 7'6" FAST $499.00
United Composite RCX76 VIPER 80-130 lb 130# 45 lbs 30 & 50 7'6" FAST $506.00
United Composite RCX76 INVICTUS 100-150 lb
130# High Drag >50 lbs 50 & 50W 7'6" FAST $532.00
United Composite RCX76 GLADIATOR SUPER UNLIMITED >130# >60 50+ 7'6" FAST $543.00

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Stick Jacket

Fishing Rod Covers

The Stick Jackets are a little different than the typical fabric rod covers, or any other cover that we've come across. They are made from a tough polyethylene filament that's virtually impervious to salt as well as resistant to mold and mildew. The braided material behaves much like the old "Chinese finger trap" gripping your fishing rod for snug protection against unwanted damage to line guides and rod tips.

  • prevents tangled rods

  • easy push on/push off installation

  • protects rod guides & tips from damage

  • great for boat rod lockers and rod tubes

  • breathable & will not retain water

  • impervious to mold or mildew

  • lightweight

  • you can hang rods for storage using the tough gromet at the cover's top

  • abrasion resistant and UV resistant

While the manufacturer makes a few sizes, most are only suitable for freshwater bass rods. These very useful rod covers take good care of your rod, and I'll often make use of them to both protect my rods during transport, storage and while on the boat when some rods may be unused.  Once I get home, I'll spray both the rod with cover, and then remove the cover to dry and further clean up my rods.  They do a great job protecting the rods and they do not absorb moisture. Many of the products made by this manufacturer are too small for the majority of saltwater rods, however we stock four sizes that are quite suitable for our uses. These extend down to the forgrip or right above the reel seat. They do NOT cover the entire rod. Made this way they can be used with the reel on the rod.

Big Game 6 - skinny sleeve like the red one's pictured right. Fits rods up to 8 1/2 feet long and 6 inch circumference

Big Game 7 - skinny sleeve like the red one's pictured right. Fits rods up to 9  1/2 feet long and 6 inch circumference

Spinning - This is perhaps the most useful size for the majority of saltwater oriented rods with larger guides as may be used for say 50# and up. If the guides are tall, get this version or the Magnum. If you are running spinning guides, then this is what's required. Fits rods up to 7 1/2" tall and a bit over 7" circumference. Best choice for trolling rods.

Magnum - For rods up to 8 1/2 feet long with a 7 5/8 circumference. Best for larger rods, larger guides.

Do understand these are not rod sleeves made to cover the entire rod, they are made to provide protection primarily for the guides and rod finish, made to end prior to the reel seat.


Buy Description Price
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 black $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 red $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 blue $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 black $8.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 red $8.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 blue $8.99
Stick Jacket Spinning
 5.5 feet length black
Stick Jacket Spinning
5.5 feet length red
Stick Jacket Spinning
5.5 feet length blue
Stick Jacket Magnum black $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum red $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum blue $11.99




Special #6

Nomad Design
Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll


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 or heavy mono! 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. Personally, I'm rigging mine on 180# single strand at 3-4 feet and on 175# 49 strand with minimal added weight or drag.




Description Price
Nomad DTX 165 Orange Mac $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Orange Mac $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Orange Chartreuse Mack $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Orange Chartreuse Mack $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Green Mac $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Green Mac $29.95
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 Bleeding Mackerel $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Bleeding Mac $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Red Head $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Red Head $29.95
Nomad DTX 165 Hot Pink Mackerel $25.95
Nomad DTX 200 Hot Pink Mackerel $29.95

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Special #7

Namad MadScads

Productive Lure for Wahoo & Tuna!
Cast & Retreive and Troll


Okay mates, you need to read the following in a proper Aussie accent, with all due respects to Monte Python's treatment in so many cherished clips...:

Styled on the typical deep bellied baitfish that are so prevalent all over the globe. The Madscad has been designed to be effective in all environments, in a range of sizes for a huge variety of species. This design has been refined over years of testing and many prototypes along the way. The subtle features like the flattened top of the head, to the scalloped sides and small tail wings all combine to make the action on this lure truly dynamic.


The Madscad sinks level, and actually wiggles much like a small stick minnow one would use for bream. It has an erratic swimming action when twitched, producing a pronounced thumping side to side darting action. You can employ a straight retrieve as well, which will give a more subtle swimming motion. The fast sinking 190mm/160g version can even be trolled at 15 knots.

The larger sizes are ideal for tuna, GTs, mackeral and kingfish, with the smaller sizes ideal for all sizes and shapes of reef dwellers, tuna, smaller trevally, salmon, kingfish. You name it and it’s probably been caught on a Madscad. By far the most popular shape in the Nomad Designs range, the Madscad is just the must-have lure for so many fisherman.

Built with the same HD ABS plastic, foam filled body and machine stamped metal plate on all Nomad Design lures the 190mm and 150mm sizes are tough enough for any bluewater predator.  No more ripped out hook points or busted lures with Nomad Designs.

All Nomad Design Lures come fitted with the highest quality super strong BKK hooks, chosen to balance perfectly with each lure, and provide exceptional swimming actions and hookup rates for all species. Nomad Design Lures can be fished straight out of the box with confidence. (manufacturer's text)

We're stocking the sinking lures in the Madscad series. These are quite capable cast and retrieve lures, however most will use the lures trolling for wahoo and tuna...and more. Madscads are great lures for the troll, but there's no deep diving bill like the DTX nor a planing head like a Marauder, they don't weigh 26 ounces like a big Catchy. Madscads use their body shape, fins and weight orientation to attain a balanced presentation at depth. For private boaters, these are some lures well worth running, keep one out there all the time. For long range application aboard the big boats?  I'm not sure yet, frankly. My understanding is that the lures do best trolled further back from the stern. A good private boater will adjust boat speed for best lure presentation. Typically, that's not the pattern on a long range boat where the skipper can't see the lure in the water. A long range Captain will expect the lure to work at his speed, and he typically likes the lures tighter to the stern than a private boater's staggered spread. I'll be looking for some feedback from folks who give the lure a try long range. Right now, for LR, the DTX is a no-brainer, a very good thing to bring along, if you just happen to like wahoo... The Madscad may turn out to be just as strong Long Range lure too. But, as of this writing I can't say with certainty. Need some use reports - these are new!

Madscads are an improvement of a style of lure that you don't see much of these days. They do run nicely in the water, the small rear stabilizing fins probably play a part in that.  Private boaters will make very good use of them as trolling lures, but do not underestimate their performance as a cast and retrieve bait - they are very successfully used in that application. 

 We've added several new flavors of these very interesting and proven lures.



Description Price
Nomad Madscad 150 Fusilier $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Fusilier $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Green Mackerel $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Green Mackerel $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Orange Mackerel $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Orange Mackerel $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Chartreuse Orange Mack $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Chartreuse Orange Mack $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Black Pink  Mackerel $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Black Pink  Mackerel $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Spanish Mackerel $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Spanish Mackerel $34.95
Nomad Madscad 150 Sardine $24.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Sardine $34.95
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Pink Mackerel
(150 size not available in USA at present)
Nomad Madscad Deep 190 Pink Fusilier
(150 size not available in USA at present)

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 Special #8


We've been working with the owner of Tormenter on these lures for over a year's time. We told him what we were looking for, how we wanted 'em rigged, the right source for the attention getting skirts, and the weight & finish. He listened well.

The new Tormenter Wahoo Bombs are the nicest such lures on the market. While they can be effectively fished by a private boater on the troll, or on the slide off any boat, they are made for long distance casting to voracious wahoo.  The new lures weigh in at 6 ounces, with a bright highly polished head and big red eyes recessed into their bullet shaped head. The lures have a spinner blade attached to the hook via a swivel for added flash on a fast retrieve. Their 7/0 single hooks are VERY sharp and made to penetrate the beak on a 'hoo.  They are rigged on 135# multi-strand cable, as they should be. They're double crimped where it counts, at the attaching point's swivel and at the hook. But, better than any other lure, they are better rigged with chafing tube where it's needed, glow beads and multi-crimp thru the area a wahoo will be putting their teeth into action.  So, they will hold up thru multiple fish without need to re-rig! Look 'em over closely and you can see why these are the best bombs on the market today. In the small picture above you can compare the new Tormenter to the Catchy Bomb. The Catchy has become the standard for this type of lure, nice lures indeed. The new Tormenter improves upon the rigging, adds a bit of weight for a faster drop and longer cast, and of course those nice big flashy eyes. The hooks are also stainless steel rather than DT, better long term performance with the upgrade hooks.

The price for these very well made lures is a reasonable $14.99.

Buy Description Price
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Pink $14.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Blue $14.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Purple $14.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Green $14.99
Tormenter Wahoo Bomb Red $14.99

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 Special #9

Toro Tamer Wahoo Ripper
- Clearance Priced -

Here's an excellent wahoo casting lure. The Ripper is made from Brass, as originally intended, not from steel. Brass sinks faster, helps you cover more water and catches more fish. It's a slab type bait, meaning the lure has and needs little to no action. It's a fast retrieve, ripping style lure. They come equipped with a large single hook, suitable for it's intended catch. This 125 gram lure sells for $13.99 as a value compared to $20 or so for the steel copy of the original Perry See Hoe designed brass Raider jig. No more will be produced...