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#1 
Okuma
Tesoro
- all models available
 New for 2018
Free Spooling

 
#2  
Okuma

CAVALLA
2 Speeds
NEW 2020 Model
FREE BRAID RIGGING
#3    
Okuma

Makaira
NEW 2020 Limited Edition
FREE BRAID RIGGING
#4  
Avet
HXJ 4.2
Special Purchase Opportunity
#5
Hogy
Deep Drop Swordfish Lures
Day or Night, they work!
#6
Savage Gear
3D Octopus
2020 New Product Introduction!
#7
Savage Gear

3D Swim Squids
Realistic Fish Catchers!
#8
Daiwa J-Fluoro

Fluorocarbon Value
Good product, great price!
#9  
Sunline
 
Fluorocarbon Leader
Performance and Value
#10  
Esca
Bio-Lights for increased deep water bites

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1/12/2020 - Welcome to our Weekly Specials, something we try to post each Sunday.

We've had Sergey out the past three weeks, while he was visiting Japan with some friends, checking out tackle shops, sampling great food and enjoying the place from one end to the other (gotta love the rail pass system).  He's back now and busy working on our replacement website.  He's back, just in time for our shop manager Beta to take off for Costa Rica for a week. Beta is pulling the plug, selling his home. Beta and his wife are moving! He is in process of building a "container" type home there, should be moving in April or May once the build is completed. Pretty neat stuff, a life's dream for him, and for the rest of us here it's going to be great to have a friend in CR! We'll miss Beta when he finally makes his move. He's one of the best private boaters I know, some great catches behind him with plenty more to come.  Having him move to Costa Rica provides a good reason to visit there again, as if it's needed... Beautiful part of the world, absolutely great fishing, too!. 

Locally, well, we are in a winter mode here now.  Still some great private boater opportunities, still swordfish and bluefin about, but we won't be seeing yellowfin for a few months now. White seabass?  That' would make some sense, there have been some squid popping.  We'll see on that, but for the 1/2 and 3/4 day partyboats, it's sculpin, bass and ferocious sanddabs.  Okay, so they're not exactly ferocious but they are good to eat. Our Weekly Specials offer up some dandy Fluorocarbon offers, new lures from Savage Gear - the new Octopus lure is terrific as are their very lifelike Squids. For deepwater fishing, we have the best offer on ESCA lights you will ever see.  Very effective deep water tool.

Please remember, we will not process your payment until we contact you to confirm stock. At that time we'll ask for the cvc number for the card you selected to use to pay for your order. We will not process your order without contact and inventory  confirmation. You can save some time by sending over the cvc security number once you receive your order confirmation, but, we'll still contact you regarding stock status and shipping info.

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials and hope to see you at the shop! 

Sincerely,
Mark Smith

- Other news: This will be the last year for CharkBait's website as you've come to know it over the past 20 years.  We will be going thru a major site overhaul in late January, something I've avoided for well over a decade. CharkBait's website has been more text driven than database driven. That's allowed me to do some things quite a bit differently than other tackle websites. But, the scripting software I've used is old and dated, and things have progressed. We really do need to re-do the site, and that's a ton of work (thus my avoidance - don't want to face up to that learning curve again).   My oldest son Sergey, who many of you know from his 10+ years working here part time, is now fulltime. He's finishing up college, taking on a lot more responsibility here, and it's been his challenge to re-build the website. Yep, it's  his turn to invest sweat equity if he's going to push me into semi-retirement.  He's getting there...  My son returns from Japan this week, and he'll be busy on the new CharkBait site.  Our hope is that we'll be getting the new site up before the end of this month. No doubt we'll have some glitches along the way, but the end result will be easier to navigate and should enhance the order process. One thing won't change, the expertise of the folks working here and our accountability to treat folks as we would like to be treated ourselves.


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 credit card's CVC number during check out from our website. You are immediately sent an order confirmation. We will then contact you by phone or email to confirm your order, to make sure rigging, if needed, is clearly understood, confirm stock availability and then we will ask for the CVC and process your order. We do NO billing online, nor do we bill prior to confirming inventory availability. 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...  When you order from us, you will hear back from a real, live person, who will confirm your order, provide delivery time, shipping information, and then with your approval we'll bill and ship the goods. We're not amazon, we're a specialty saltwater retailer with a staff that knows fishing and how to improve your success. 

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Special #1

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 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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- 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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Special #2

Okuma Cavalla
New Model Introduction
With FREE
SUPER BRAID RIGGING

Okuma's Metaloid Series two speed reels set a new standard. The offered two speed capability with relatively high drag specs at an industry leading price with greater warranty support than other manufacturers.  Sold a lot of those wonderful reels, and we currently have a Clearance Special on their lefty models after clearing Okuma's stock of righties.  The new version of the Metaloid is now called the Cavalla series. What we noticed immediately is that the drag curve is much smoother, there's more range in it's setting verses the Metaloid series. Shifting engagement is also smoother.  In most respects, the new Cavalla series is simply a more refined Metaloid. Weights are almost the same, dimensions same, drag numbers same, helical cut gears gone and price a little more expensive.

From the manufacturer: The Cavalla 2-Speed Lever Drag reels are a compact bodied machine built to handle the toughest of conditions. This reel is built with 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and side plates. The rigid 1 piece frame continues around to the non handle side plate. This rigid frame combined with a cold forged, type-II anodized machined aluminum spool give you a sleek and rugged weapon.

The Cavalla reels feature a battle proven carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease that puts out 24 to 34 pounds of drag at full. The 17.4 grade stainless steel main and pinion gear as well as the CRC: Corrosion Resistance Coating process make this reel virtually corrosion resistant. Add to that 4 corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings and a silent retrieve system for complete smooth operation. The Cavalla 2-speed reels feature a 6.4:1 and 3.8:1 gear ratio on the 5 size reels and a 4.7:1 and 2.1:1 gear ratio on the 12 size. Both the 5 and 12 size reels come in left and right hand retrieve and feature an on/off bait clicker. This reel is compact and comfortable, and feature an Ergo Grip handle knob and anodized aluminum handle arm.

  • Rigid 1-pcs frame and left sideplate construction
  • 6061-T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates
  • 17-4 grade stainless steel main and pinion gears
  • Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease
  • Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
  • CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
  • 4 BB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings
  • Ergo Grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
  • Silent retrieve system for cranking smoothness
  • On/Off bait clicker for all lever drag models
  • Cavalla lever drag reels are backed by a 3-year limited warranty

 

MODEL BEARINGS BRAID CAPACITY MONO CAPACITY GEAR RATIO LINE RETRIEVE MAX DRAG WEIGHT PRICE
CAV 5NII 4BB 425YDS/50# 300 YDS/15# 6.4:1, 3.8:1 42.1" & 24.8" 15 strike, 24 full 16.2 oz $239.99
CAV 5II* 475/50# 340/20# 17.1
CAV 12NII 4BB 525/50, 380/60# 350/20# 4.7:1, 2.1:1 35.4", 15.7" 27/34 23.8 $319.99
CAV 12II* 500/60, 400/80# 24.9 $329.99

Very capable reels and very strong values, that's the summation.


Cavalla 5II


Cavalla 12II

 

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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 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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FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR STANDARD SIZED ITEMS OVER $150!
RODS AND OTHER OVERSIZED ITEMS WILL CARRY A SHIPPING CHARGE


Okuma Makaira Limited Edition
With FREE SUPER BRAID RIGGING

Folks have been waiting on this not so well kept secret for some time now, and now they're here, but not for too long that's a certainty.  We received Okuma's Limited Edition SEA version Makaira Series reels in late 2019, something we look forward to each year. They came out beautifully again in a different finish from past years, great cosmetics in a mat black with silver trim anodized finish.  All the quality and ruggedness you'd expect from this terrific line of reels that truly established the firm as serious players in the big game, long range side of sportfishing. Just one production run on these reels, supply strictly limited.  We have all models from 10's on up to 80's available at the present time.

I won't go into detail regarding the outstanding quality of the Makaira Series reels. The reels have been on the market long enough that folks know what they are - nothing short of state of the art.  These rugged performers now have a rather unique look, the black/silver anodizing stands out and will be something you take pride in for many, many years to come.  Remember the 5 year parts and labor warranty offered by Okuma on these reels. They are made to fish hard for a long, long time.  Check the specs below and the images too.  These are well worth the money, great reels to own. Demand always outpaces supply on the limited runs, order early for best selection. Only one run was made, no more will be produced, this is a limited run.

Black anodizing is the thickest coating process, provides the maximum protection to your reel.  The SEA's are Okuma's best effort in terms of a long range capable reel, best freespool performance offered given the bearings and lubrication used, design implemented. Great reels, very nice subdued finish.

(Pictured above right, Makaira 80W SEA Limited Edition and the little powerhouse MK10)

 

 

Pictured above, Makaira 50W and 10 left, 10 alone on the right.  Below shows off the 10 once more

 

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. $489.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50#
450/60*
4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. $489.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65#
300/80
4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. $499.99
MK-15TII
NEW MODEL FOR 2019
4BB+1TB ~600/60* 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 39" & 17.0" 40-lbs 31-lbs 29 oz. $549.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/80#* 4.3:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 44-lbs 32-lbs 40.3
oz.
$579.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.2" & 17.3" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. $579.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. $599.99
MK-50II SEa
 
4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. $649.99
MK-50WII SEa 4BB+1TB 840/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 11.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. $659.99
MK-80WII SEa 4BB+1TB 700/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 37.8" & 11.3" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. $899.99

 

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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 - Select options  if you would like us to rig your new reel
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
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

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR STANDARD SIZED ITEMS OVER $150!
RODS AND OTHER OVERSIZED ITEMS WILL CARRY A SHIPPING CHARGE

 


Special #4

AVET HXJ Single Speed
Pefect for Alaska...
and a lot of other places, too.

Here's a dandy opportunity for you.  Avet produced their HXJ 4.2 4/0 Narrow a year ago, pretty much unnoticed. It was Avet's thought that the HXJ could be the perfect charter boat reel for Alaska fishing, typical stuff, 80# braid, 300 yds, high enough drag to deal with the big 100#+ flatties and appropriate cranking power given the lower 4.2:1 gears. Avet thought the piece would be a dandy jigging reel, too, also dropper loop fishing, lots of applications.  They didn't include the two speed feature, for many charter clients the second gear would have been confusing and charter operators have their hands full with newbies anyway.  Avet sold quite a few to charter skippers in AK, sold a few direct to public, but since the model was not made available to dealers they didn't sell very many (they weren't even on Avet's price list). After a year Avet figured they would like to clear their inventory... That's when they called me...

Compare the reel, consider that it's made here in USA, all machined aluminum - not cast, not composite, not plastic.  Reels carry a 1 year manufacturer's warranty - and we all know Avet stands behind their reels and offers very good factory servicing should that be necessary down the road.  Solid reels, capable of fishing up to 80# line well. Could be all you need for Alaska, could be just what you need in your local waters too.

 

MODEL BEARINGS BRAID CAPACITY GEAR RATIO LINE RETRIEVE MAX DRAG WEIGHT PRICE SALE
HXJ 4.2 8BB 375YDS/60#
325/80#
4.2:1 37"/crank 22 strike, 28 full 22 oz $269.99 $179

 

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SPOOLING IS OPTIONAL AND AT EXTRA CHARGE ON THIS OFFER.
Braid/Spectra Spooling :
$20 for 4 strand, $30 8 strand, $50 16 strand hollow ToroTamer Super Braid
other options available at added cost.
- 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 MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- 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

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #5

Deep Drop Swordfish Lures
Day or Night, these work!
 
It's good to know folks smarter then you are, I'm again a beneficiary. In the case of these lures, they were introduced to me, and I didn't fine 'em, but I did track 'em down. We have long had a very good swordfishery here in SoCal, large fish.  It's been targeted by very few sport anglers, really was more of a commercial enterprise.  Increasingly local anglers are discovering that these hard pullers can be targeted very successfully.
These are large lures, about 18 inches in length. They're rigged on 300 lb commercial grade leader, appropriately rigged with chaffing springs and quality crimping.  Three patterns, dark purple, bubblegum and lumo-glow. All are good choices.  The lures were designed by a Florida Commercial Captain as a daytime bait.  Yes, daytime, and they'll work at night too. They are used for DEEP DROPPING, really deep, over high spots.  The fellow who introduced me to the lures will soak his in "Hot Sauce" (a popular scent used here for calico bass). Certainly other oils and scents will help, too.  He will soak the lures for a couple hours, then send 'em down.  After a couple hours he'll switch the lures out for a "fresh" smelly lure. One does not have to scent the lures, but I think it's a good call.
 
The material used for the big eel is durable, with a skinny tail which undulates in the water. These are UV enhanced lures, designed to be fished on and near the bottom, and noticed by big eyed swordies.  They are rigged on two heavy duty Mustads.  The manufacturer has produced several videos, I'll encourage folks to watch.  Very interesting lures, well worth spending some time on a deep drop and slow presentation, dragged at 2-3 knots max. The lures come in a very nice storage bag.
 
 
 

 

 

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Description Price
Deep Drop Swordfish Lure SW1 Black $39.99
Deep Drop Swordfish Lure SW2 Glow $39.99
Deep Drop Swordfish Lure SW3 Pink $39.99

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Special #6

Savage Gear 3D Octopus
Now Product Introduction
first shown ICAST 2019

The hit of the show...again!

Savage Gear is on a bit of a roll. First the 3D Shrimps, 3D Mack Stickbaits, 3D Squids, and now naturally enough we have the best octopus imitation that's ever been made. If you have seen some video from ICAST, then you know of Savage Gear's 3D Octopus lure. These will become available in three sizes, we have now received the smallest size at over 3 1/4 inches in length and 115 grams/4 ounces. There will be two more sizes coming, larger and heavier. The lure pictured right is the smallest size, 4 ounces with a body of about 3 inches.

The new lures are based upon a 3D scan of a real octopus. They feature an adaptive tie point, so you can work the lure effectively vertically as well as swim the lure.  The hook is a super strong 6X design, with a high quality superglow and UV finish. The tentacles are made from durable TPE material (again, do not keep these with your soft plastics).  The back of the lure as well as tentacles glow.  You can even attach an assist hook if you want.  The bottom of the lure has bubble catch belly rings, which act to create a bit of a bubble trail. Add a bit of scent if you wish, that will only increase the enticement.

From Savage Gear: The 3D Octopus is based on a scan of a baby Octopus, the Body is lead alloy and the tentacles is made from super durable soft TPE. The lure has almost zero resistance in the water on the drop and will dart wide on slow jigging. On the pause the lure will hang in a realistic posture, and the tentacles will move at even the slightest current. For the bigger sizes, 115, 175 and 300g, the lure has Adaptive tie-point bridge to ease retrieve from depth. The Super Glow paint and skirt along with a built-in rattle chamber and bubble catch, the 3D Octopus hits every visual, auditory and sensory points that triggers feeding and aggression from predator fish. Built Tough with extra heavy-duty hardware, the 3D Octopus is designed to take on the most Savage predatory game fish on the ocean floor.

Not much more to add other than pictures, and they do tell quite a story. The head is a very realistic chunk of lead alloy, durably finished with a couple eyes, glow back with lumo tentacles. Without a doubt Savage Gears new Octopus is going to be a very worthwhile addition to any angler's tacklebox.  These things are excellent lures, the best and most fishable of their type.  Every bottom dwelling fish loves to munch octopus, life is indeed hard when you are tasty. Give the fish what they want, feed 'em one of these new lures.

 

We have received the smallest sized lure, shown in images.
The larger sizes arrive end of January to early February 2020.

Buy Description Price
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Purple Glow 3 1/4" 4 oz -2511 $17.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Purple Glow 3 1/2" 6 1/2 oz -2516
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$21.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Purple Glow 4" 10 oz - 2521
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$24.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Pink Glow 3 1/4" 4 oz - 2512 $17.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Pink Glow 3 1/2" 6 1/2 oz - 2517
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$21.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Pink Glow 4" 10 oz - 2522
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$24.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Glow 3 1/4" 4 oz -2514 $17.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Brown 3 1/2" 6 1/2 oz -2519
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$21.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Brown 4" 10 oz - 2524
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$24.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Brown 3 1/4" 4 oz - 2515 $17.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Brown 3 1/2" 6 1/2 oz - 2520
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$21.99
Savage Gear 3D Octopus Brown 4" 10 oz-2525
Arrives Late January Early Feb 2020
$24.99

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Special #7

Savage Gear
3D SWIM SQUID!
2019 New Product Introduction

The real head-turners at ICAST 2018 were the new squids shown off by Savage Gear. We've been anxiously waiting on these lures since July, and they're here now (almost all here we are short on the 210mm size but they'll show up Monday). This European firm took a lot of folks by surprise, with the most realistic squid imitation lures we've ever seen. They looked like they belonged on a plate! In most fishing magazines these squids were showcased as high points at this year's show. They deserved it, they are indeed super realistic and all ways. Beyond the good looks, they are made to catch fish!

The 3D Swim Squids are based a a 3D scan of real squid, that's why they are so realistic. The lure swims and looks like a real squid, it will fool even the most wary predatory fish to attack it, after all who doesn't like calimari? Can't wait to bounce these off the bottom for White Seabass, or casting to Tuna!!!

The Swim Squid can be fished many ways, cast and retrieve, slow jigging or trolling, and simply dropped down onto the bottom and allowing the boat's movement on anchor to bounce it up off the bottom and then settle back just like a spawning squid might do. They are made with a unique 2 part design, allowing you to add scent or squid strips to the inside, or to change the rigging as you desire. They come with single hooks of high quality, but you can swap the singles for trebles or assist hooks (not included) if you desire. I'll stick with the meaty singles myself. The body fins pulse, the tentacles vibrate in lively fashion as the lure moves thru the water. They really are some of the nicest squids you'll ever see. And, since they are made from TPE they are stretchy and can put up with multiple hookups without looking like they've gone thru a food processor.  (One point, TPE does have some memory so store them properly and wash with freshwater after use. If you do have issues with the lure's memory after storage you can simply reshape the lure with a dunk in boiling water. Do not store with PVC soft lures.) 5" (4 7/8") lure pictured above

 

3D Scanned Details
Two Part Design for Multiple Rigging Options
Ultra Lively Action
TPE Material - Super Durable Construction
Quality Hooks with Thru Wire Design.

4 sizes:
4" (3.75") 95mm
25gm 0.89 ounce
(Tiny little squirts)


5" (4 7/8") 25gm 1 oz 2 per pack

7" 50gm 2 oz 1 per pack

10" 110gm 4 oz 1 per pack

They do make a smaller size, we will likely bring these into inventory later.

 

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Description Price
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Green Eye $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Green Eye $16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Green Eye $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Green Eye $19.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Glow $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Glow $16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Glow $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Glow $19.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Horny Green Eye $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Horny Green Eye $16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Horny Green Eye $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Horny Green Eye $19.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Pink Glow $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Pink Glow $16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Pink Glow $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Pink Glow $19.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Red Brown
-out more coming
$13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Red Brown
-out more coming
$16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Red Brown
-out more coming
$13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Red Brown $19.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 4" Brown $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 5" Brown $16.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 7" Brown $13.99
Savage Gear Swim Squid 10" Brown $19.99

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 Special #8

Daiwa J-Fluoro
New 2019 ICAST Product Introduction!

This was one of the surprises at ICAST, and it's here now. Daiwa, best known for reels and rods also has an extensive lure lineup, braid and now Fluorocarbon leader.  They recognized that then are the new kid on the block, so they came out swinging! The spools are available in 100 yard lengths up thru 20#, then drops to 50 yards for 25-80 lb lines - double the standard amount of line on a spool....but it's not smoke and mirrors or apples verses oranges, your cost is a heck of a lot less than, for example, Seaguar. Lets check the pricing, 25 yards of Seaguar Premier 60# will set you back about $32. Daiwa is offering 50 yards for $22.99 (double the quantity at a savings of $11).

We did some testing over the past couple weeks, the line offers excellent diameters, a good hard finish for abrasion resistance, with break strength within reason. Compared to AFW, Sunline, Yo-Zuri and Seaguar's Blue Label FL products we are seeing a slight drop in actual breaking test for Daiwa's FL line.  For example, using 40# as a reference, Daiwa's J-Fluoro scored 37 lbs with a full 5 inches of stretch prior to breaking. AFW averaged 42 lbs with 4.5" stretch, Yo-Zuri TopKnot came in at 44 lbs with a 4.25" stretch. Daiwa's diameters are smaller, in some instances substantially thinner than other suppliers tested.  This is a major point, similar to comparing Seaguar's Premier verses their Blue Label product.  The skinnier lines tend to break earlier - as one would suspect.  We will do more testing, more sampling of spools, and then publish all our findings.  Preliminary testing suggests Daiwa's line will test slightly under spec, but also offer greater stretch than other manufacturers. So, there are some particular applications where this may be a line of preferred use.

This is a 100% Fluorocarbon product, Japanese made quality, it will do what Fluorocarbon is supposed to do, be less visible in the water, and it will do so at a very aggressive cost. Now, Daiwa makes a lot of things, however this line is being produced by another manufacturer, no doubt.  I'll lay odds that Sunline is making this product, has some similar characteristics to what we've stocked from them.  (Sunline's primary business in the US market is that of an OEM producer, making lines for other firms to stamp their name on).  Sunline makes a great product, as many of you well know.  Daiwa's FL line will be a wonderful addition to their range of products, and a welcome relief to anglers given the quality and cost calculation. 

Model Test lb. Diameter Inches Diameter MM Length

JFL4-100

4

.007

0.18

100 yds

JFL6-100

6

.009

0.22

100 yds

JFL8-100

8

.010

0.25

100 yds

JFL10-100

10

.011

0.28

100 yds

JFL12-100

12

.012

0.30

100 yds

JFL15-100

15

.014

0.35

100 yds

JFL20-100

20

.015

0.39

100 yds

JFL25-50

25 .016 0.42 50 yds

JFL30-50

30 .018 0.46 50 yds

JFL40-50

40 .020 0.51 50 yds

JFL50-50

50 .022 0.56 50 yds

JFL60-50

60 .029 0.73 50 yds

JFL80-50

80 .030 0.77 50 yds
 
Buy Description Price
Daiwa J-Fluoro 4 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 6 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 8 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 10 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 12 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 15 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 20 lb 100 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 25 lb 50 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 30 lb 50 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 40 lb 50 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 50 lb 50 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 60 lb 50 yards $22.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 80 lb 50 yards $22.99


 Special #9

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 2-3 times the price of, well, Seaguar, in many tests. Four times the line for 2-3 times 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
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 33 yds $29.99
Sunline FL 60 lb 110 yds $76.99
Sunline FL 80 lb 33 yds $35.99
Sunline FL 80 lb 110 yds $94.99
Sunline FL 100 lb 33 yds $84.99
Sunline FL 100 lb 110 yds $169.99


 Special #10

ESCA

1/2 OFF

They're Back...and on special! The Original Award Winning Saltwater Powered Bio Light.
Accept no imitations, these are the real deal, no batteries needed, powered by saltwater!

ESCA
I first came across this product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much interested, but at that point there was no way for me to bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway, and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em. I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures, imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in popularity with USA based distribution. But, then something happened in 2011. Their USA manager disappeared, they did not come to the ICAST shows, we could not make contact, and people kept calling asking about the esca lights, if we had any...  I'll cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do well to grab some.*
(Please note, the image right shows the lure with hook, that's not accurate. The esca light comes with split rings front and rear, no hooks.)

There are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is either a constant fade in and out, or a blinking/strobe. They are powered by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most recently billfish. (They have been used in several tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds at getting bit.

Esca attractors weigh 7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but they are really best used together with spinners, jigs, iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling lures. For some rigging ideas please click this link.

 

 

 

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Description Reg. Price SALE Price
Esca Attractor - blue fade $19.99 $9.99
Esca Attractor - green fade $19.99 $9.99
Esca Attractor - blue blinking $19.99 $9.99
Esca Attractor - green blinking   $19.99 $9.99


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