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#1 
Okuma

Makaira LIMITED EDITION
New for 2019
They're here and in depth...
#2  
Avet

Raptors
Added Value or Extra Discount...
#3    
Accurate

Tern
FREE BRAID RIGGING
and more!
#4  
Okuma

Metaloid LEFTIES
Not Forgotten!
#5
Yo-Zuri
High Speed Vibe

Troll'n for Tuna?
#6
Zuker

Trolling Feathers
Success on the Troll!
#7
Savage Gear

3D Mack Stick
ICAST 2018 Product Intro
!
#8
CharkBait

Not a Green Machine...
SUPER CHAIN CLEARANCE!
#9  
RAINSHADOW

New
Custom Wrapped
Conventional &
Spinning Rods!
#10  
Cork Puppy
For Deckhand Rods
Better Grip!

8/19/2019 - Welcome to our Weekly Specials, something we try to post each Sunday.

This sure is a fun time of the year - all along the West Coast it seems things are on fire (in the fishing sense, good stuff!). Down south, yellowfin and bluefin on tap, size range on bluefin can be amazing... Yellowtail fishing good, both along the coast and at the islands.  Many boats coming in with all three species, but the biggest enhancement has been the arrival of the yellowfin well within reach of the SD boats on day and a halfers, with one day boats getting great action too (full Mexican limits). Our local Orange County and LA County boats are getting great action, as well. Yellowtail local, tuna within range of full day and day and a half. Going north albacore have been jumping on jigs, and surprisingly the Pacific Northwest is reporting marlin and dorado and rumors of BIG bluefin showing.  Game on West Coast saltwater anglers!

For this weeks specials, plenty of fun stuff for you to salivate over and perhaps pull a trigger.  With all the tuna reported, we've got to post some necessities here like Yo-Zuri's Vibe, Zuker Grass Skirts, a close out on a great chain, new RainShadow rods and more.  Avet reels benefit from a short term offer of either 10% OFF or Free Rigging or other FREE offers. We have new Accuate Tern models and a custom color option on several models at reduced price.  We have a lefty only offer on Metaloid Series two speeds and Okuma's Makaira Series Limited Edition reels with FREE BRAID Rigging.  Some dandy specials, some great fishing, life is good!  

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

Sincerely,
Mark Smith


Billing: Please note, we do things a bit differently than other on-line businesses, in part due to my own concerns over on-line privacy and fraud protection. When you submit your order with us, you will not be asked for your credit card's 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, 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 Makaira Limited Edition
New Model Introduction
With FREE
SUPER BRAID RIGGING
Models 10, 15, 15T, 20, 30, 50, 50W and 80W
Now In STOCK!

Folks have been waiting on this not so well kept secret for some time now, and now they're here.  We received Okuma's Limited Edition SEA version Makaira Series reels this past week. They came out beautifully, great cosmetics in a mat black with silver trim 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.

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.

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

*When packed using the Omega winder rather than Triangle and 16 strand Toro hollowcore braid.
We are seeing diameters dropping with better fibers being used with some braid manufacturers. The capacity specs above reflect what we typically rig.

Note, Okuma's 20 is a 30 narrow size, their 30W conforms to industry standards as a 30 wide.

 

Qty:   
FREE Mono Spooling FREE, Braid FREE or at Reduced Price depending upon options below.
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 #2
AVET Raptors!
Save 10% OR Take Advantage of Special Offers
(like free rigging or...)

Your Pick: Solid or Hollow Core SPLICEABLE Super BRAID, or FREE Mustad Presentation Fillet Knife set, or Lure Pack, Drag Scale, or... 
t
ake
10% OFF the price of the reel.

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

* If you select the price reduction, no other free offers apply. Your final invoice will reflect discount.

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

Pictured right, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.

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

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
Rigged or other
value added
SALE
Price
Save 10%
No additional offers
SXJ Raptor est 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz $385 $346
SX Raptor 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz $395 $355
MXJ Raptor* 230/30# 400/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20 $422 $379
MXL Raptor* 270/30# 500/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22 $432 $388
JX Raptor 290/30 500 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23 $467 $420
LX Raptor 350/30 660 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24 $476 $428
HXJ Raptor* 200/50# 300 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz $445 $400
HX Raptor* 280/80# 500 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz $504 $453
HX Wide Raptor* 360/50# 460 130#
600 100#
8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz $512 $460

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

1. SELECT YOUR REEL - NOTE, 2 PRICES SHOWN. Reels can be purchased with value added (like free braid, Presentation knife, drag scale, lure kit...) OR at a 10% discount. Be sure to specify reel color.  below.

2. SELECT - Make your Free Offer selection using the drop down menu to pick  from several options including: drag scale, free braid rigging, lure packs or this beautiful fillet knife presentation kit as shown below.


Mustad Limited Edition Ocean Crystal kit with aluminum case features a chef grade 6 inch Titanium coated fillet knife precision forged from top quality professional stainless steel. The high carbon German stainless steel blade is attached to an ergonomic non-slip handle and packed in a beautiful aluminum case. Kit includes a sharpening stone.

3. If you select both a free offer AND specify rigging, you will be billed at the regular cost of rigging, not reduced or free.
 

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve
Color Lefty reels are available in silver at no increase in costs. Black, gold or blue lefties will add $50 to the price of your reel. No other color options for lefty reels
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling or other offers, click menu below for options
FREE OFFER:

Select: Free Braid, Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure Assortment, alternatively select a 10% Price discount on the reel.
 
 
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
SELECT options above,
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free, as one of several special offers - if you do NOT take the promotional price discount offered.
We will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional
Hollow Core:  DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE USING TORO TAMER'S LINE - IT'S A FREEBIE, BUT IF YOU SELECT
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
$40.00
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 
View Your Shopping Cart

FREE SHIPPING!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Accurate Tern - 2019 Introduction
IN STOCK NOW -
300, 400, 500 & 500N, 600 & 600N sizes
BLACK IN STOCK for 300/400/500
- high and low gear ratios
Silver w/black trim in all sizes
- in stock

As of this date we have recieved all sizes, from 300's to 500's (including 500N). Lefty versions, high speed and standard geared versions all available, all in stock. They are now in production of the 600 sized reels which were introduced at ICAST 2019 along with the 500N size (which is now in stock). 

Accurate showed off their first Star Drag reel at ICAST in July 2018, a true twin drag star design reel, but accomplished differently than Accurate's twin drag leverdrag reels.

There are a couple things distinguishing Accurate's design.  First off, twin drag application to a star drag reel. Rather than a drag stack, metal and carbon fiber washers on one side of the reel, with Accurate's design there's a pressure plate and friction washer on both sides of the main gear. It's not applying pressure on both sides of the spool like their leverdrags, but instead are incorporating pressure on both sides of the gear itself - that's why the gear case is a bit chunkier than other reels designs. The result is, like other Twin-Drag reels, smoothness that comes from only having to apply half the pressure of a traditional design since that pressure is applied to both sides of the spool rather than only one.  The spool is also sleeved, excellent freespool the result.  The other thing Accurate mentions with their new designs is CVX technology.  That's an interesting buzzword. Don't quite know what that means in machining or fishing. It has a distinct meaning in government (an app for engagement...bs). In Accurate's terminology glossary, CVX refers to the way the frames were cut out verses BX or other series reels, more weight trimmed from the frames while retaining similar strength.  Bottom line, they are light like the Valiants, similar weight savings from more traditional designs.

User feedback has been very positive on this new series of reels from Accurate.  The 300 and 400 series were 100% in terms of quality from the manufacturer.  I will say that we encountered a problem with the first batch of 500's we received.  During spooling, we spool under pressure so if there is a problem we know it prior to shipping, there was a 100% failure rate.  We let the folks at Accurate know immediately.  We ceased shipping, returned product to manufacturer for evaluation.  Turns out the spool shaft was not hardened as it should have been, a supplier screw up. That can happen, important thing is what happens next...  Once problem was isolated the issue was solved, the 500's have been 100% ever since.  Folks, there's a benefit to having us spool up your new reel aside from our free braid offer. If something is going to fail, we'll know it and correct the issue before you get the reel. Does us no good, does the manufacturer no good, to send out a bad product. Accurate's Terns are solid reels, innovative pieces and very capable.  They are solid performers. 

 

 
MODEL WEIGHT(OZ) GEAR RATIO BRAID CAP INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG PRICE
TX-300X 14.6 6:1 325/30lb 38″ 30 $279
TX-300 15.2 4.7:1 325/30lb 30.5″ 30 $279
TX-400X 15.2 6:1 400/50lb 38″ 30 $289
TX-400 15.2 4.7:1 400/50lb 30.5″ 30 $289
TX-500NX 16 6:1 300/50lb 45″ N/A $319
TX-500N 16 4.7:1 300/50lb 35.5″ N/A $319
TX-500X 17 6:1 500/50lb 45″ N/A $319
TX-500 17 4.7:1 500/50lb 35.5″ N/A $319
NEW MODELS BEING ADDED, 500N, 600, 600N, 600NN SIZES SHOWN AT ICAST 2019,
 BEING PRODUCED NOW...500N available now, 600 series arriving very soon...
TX-600XN 17.4 6:1 400/60 53" 33 $379
TX-600N 17.4 4.7:1 400/60   33 $379
TX-600X 17.8 6:1 500/60 53" 33 $379
TX-600 17.8 4.7:1 500/60   33 $379
Qty:   
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

Color

Standard color for Terns is silver with black trim.
We produced a run of all black Terns, 300/400/500 sizes ONLY in both standard and high speed gearing.

Note, there is a $20 upcharge for black from our production run, that usually carries a $100 charge from Accurate. Once we run out of the reels in black, they are no longer available at the nominal $20 charge.

 

 

FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.

(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID Option

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

OKUMA METALOID
5NII
  & 12II Left Hand Retrieve ONLY
Two Speed Performance - SAVE $60-70
The Best Value in offshore oriented reels, got even better...

These reels represent the best buy we've made in 20 years.  We literally cleared out Okuma's warehouse,  bought them all, and no one can match these smoking deals. This purchase was our single largest buy in 20 years, well over $200,000, over three pallets of fantastic reels. The value of these reels was the best in the industry at their regular price, with our buy the deal became even more of a "no brainer" value that's packed with performance.  No plastic fantastic stuff here, these all metal reels offer exceptional performance and they are all two-speeds! If you've never owned a two speed reel, now is your chance, and once you fight a fish on a reel with this feature you'll understand why a lot of folks consider it essential. To top things off, please note that these reels offer a three year manufacturer's warranty - while the standard warranty in fishing reels is one year.

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

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

Nothing is forever. This was a huge buy, but it has it's limits. Don't let this deal pass you by, and if you have friends getting into saltwater fishing, let 'em know about this offer. It's the best reel deal we've seen in well over 10 years time.

Model Bearings Mono Capacity Braid
Capacity
Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight   Regular Price    SALE
M-5N II
Lefty Only
4 300yds/15# 350 yds 40# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.7 oz $229 $169.99
save $60
M-12II
Lefty Only
4 320/30# 500 yds 60# 4.7 & 2:1 35.4 & 15.7 34 27 lbs 25.8 $299 $229.99
save $70

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

Note, the 12's have reversable lugs, the 5's do not. All come with reel clamp.

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

 

Qty:   
LEFTY HAND RETRIEVE ONLY
 

FREE SHIPPING + Reduced Price Quality BRAID

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

FREE Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.

Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection below.
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)$18.00
per 100 yards
 

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Special #5

Yo-Zuri High Speed Vibe
Troll or Cast

One of the most interesting new lures, introduced at 2017's ICAST, was Yo-Zuri's High Speed Vibe. Since that time it's proven to be a very good lure for both troll or on a cast and retrieve presentation.  Right now, given the presence of yellowfin off SoCal and the strong Albacore run up north, the troll is where I'd suggest putting these baits to work, especially as part of your spread.  Run one down the middle in front of your surface feathers....   The lures are 5 1/4 inches (130mm), weigh 2 7/8 oz (80gm). They are thru-wired, sinking design.

From the manufacturer:

The brand new High Speed Vibe is a realistic lure manufactured to match baitfish found up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. This unique lure can be trolled up to 15 knots, casted and retrieve or fished vertically in open water for a variety of saltwater game fish. The vibrating action of this lure is proven to entice strikes and the innovative through wire technology guarantees that fish won’t break off after the initial hook up. This is a sinking lure and can be fished at all depths/ranges. With key features like Yo-Zuri’s patented color change technology, powerbody and premium terminal tackle, the High Speed Vibe is sure to be your new go to lure!

  • “Power Body” with through wire construction

  • Welded shaft

  • Through wire construction

  • 3x treble hooks

  • Patented Color Change Technology

Our take? Well, the lure's finish is great, cosmetics excellent, rigged appropriately and can be enhanced with single hooks if that's your preference (Eagle Claw and VMC both offer in-line replacement hooks).  The trebles which come with the lures are 3X strong, plenty good for schoolie tuna.  I'm really thinking these new lures will shine brightly when we get a good run of albacore down here.  For those in NorCal and the Pacific Northwest, these lures might be of great interest for your summer albacore fishing.

Halco and Yo-Zuri comparison pic left. First glance, hooks appear better on the Yo-Zuri and the coloring process should be longer lived.  Both lures are nicely weighted and track well on the troll, both can be used cast and retrieve. Sure is nice to have some good options.

 

 

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Description Price
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Black Back R1303CHBL $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Dorado R1303CDR $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Pink R1303CHPK $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Bunker R1303CBK $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Blue Back R1303CHB $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Mackerel R1303CM $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe OrangeBlack R1303COB $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Flying Fish R1303CFF $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Bonita R1303CBN $17.99
$14.99
YoZuri High Speed Vibe Sardine R1303CIW $17.99
$14.99

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Special #6

Zuker
for Tuna!

Zuker Grass Skirts - Zuker's Grass Skirts may not look like all that much, but they act differently when dragged thru the water behind a boat. The lure's body is filled with a coarse nylon material instead of the more traditional feathers. This material first gained poularity as a skirt material behind their Z1 heads, targeting wahoo. The material was more durable than traditional feather and plastic skirts. But, there were some other gains with the material, a better and more noticeable trail. They get bit very well! My first reaction to the lure was pure apathy. Frankly, it's not a very attractive bait. That's why I didn't bring it into our stock initially when I first started CharkBait. Boy was I wrong. I began getting a lot of feedback from some of our Northern California clients about it's effectiveness.  So I reluctantly brought them in.  Southern California tuna fishermen who followed the internet heard of their success up the coast, tried 'em, and quickly started boiling on these lures like a bunch of tuna feeding on a bait ball. The green/yellow pattern became a much favored "afternoon" go-to lure.

Down deep where it counts, the Zuker "broom" is a beautiful lure. It catches fish! The lure proved it's worth, many times over several seasons, so I'm now stocking them in good supply, and expanding the color selection. The ZG presents a different look and feel to a fish, there may be a different sonic characteristic as well. For some strange reason, this lure was among the most productive trolling lures for albacore tuna for many years now, and yellowfin follow 'em just as well and bite every bit as aggressively as the long fins. If you don't have any in your trolling pack, be sure to pick a couple up, they are very much worth putting in the water. No questions about it, it's a very good trolling lure, for both albacore and yellowfin tuna.

 

Buy Description Price

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG1 GREEN YELLOW
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG11 BROWN WHITE
$8.99


Zuker Grass Skirt ZG17 ORANGE YELLOW
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG16 GREEN AND BLACK
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG14 PURPLE AND BLACK - silver head
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG14 PURPLE AND BLACK - Amber head
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG7 BLUE AND WHITE - silver head
$8.99

Zuker Grass Skirt ZG7 BLUE AND WHITE - Blue head
$8.99
Buy Description Price
No Rigging Needed $0.00
Standard Rigging $5.00
Premium Rigging single stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00
Premium Rigging double stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00


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Zuker offers an upgraded ZG with Mylar tinsel which makes this great lure even more appealing. Use them in strong sunlight conditions to attract even more attention. The upgrade lures are of limited availability, but we do try to keep them in stock - not always easy. Just a bit more flash, useful in gaining a bit more visibility especially in stronger sunlit summer days.

 

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Description Price
Zuker ZG 8 M -mylar white w/ silver head $9.99
Zuker ZG 7 M -mylar blue/white silver head $9.99
Zuker ZG 7 M -mylar blue/white blue head $9.99
Zuker ZG 1 M -mylar green yellow lime head $9.99
Zuker ZG 17 M -mylar Zukini lime head $9.99
Zuker ZG 11 M -mylar brown and white gold head $9.99
Zuker ZG 14 M -mylar purple and black silver head $9.99
Zuker ZG 14 M -mylar purple and black amber head $9.99
Buy Description Price
No Rigging Needed $0.00
Standard Rigging $5.00
Premium Rigging single stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00
Premium Rigging double stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00

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Special #7

Savage Gear
3D Mack Stick

2018 ICAST Introduction

3D Mackerel Stickbait

Based upon the scan of a real Mackerel - with excellent detail and a very realistic profile these new lures are a very realistic imitation of a popular forage fish for all predatory species. The lure is built to withstand hard strikes, extended fights and repeated use. The tough body is reinforced with it's inside structure and thru (stainless steel) wire construction. These lures will cast far and will swim with a realistic nervous action, even at fast speed. They can also be jerked and pulled for an unpredictable gliding action.  The lures make use of in ternal Flash paper, and PHP colors with excellent detail. These are unique lures, made to target a wide range of species, like Tuna, GT's, Snapper, Bluefish, Yellowtail...

Private boaters, put this lure to work.  Drag 'em behind the boat. They are well worth putting in the water, well worth the time.  Frankly, if you boat in SoCal, like the idea of catching some  yellowtail for dinner, put a couple of these out 25 yards or more behind your boat...do it! You can also, of course, use this lure cast & retrieve style and make the lure dart and swim very effectively!

Features:
Hard ABS Reinforced Body
Thru SS Wire
Inside Flash Paper
Extra strong ST66 Trebles in DG finish
Xtra strong splitrings
Xtra strong SINGLE HOOKS supplied
Slow sinking design
Three Sizes: 130mm 5" 40gr 1 2/5oz, 170mm 7" 82gm 2 9/10oz, 210mm 8 1/2" 150gm 5 3/10oz

 

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Description Price
Savage 3D Mack BM BLUE 130mm 5" $14.99
Savage 3D Mack BM BLUE 170mm 7" $19.99
Savage 3D Mack BM BLUE 210mm 8 1/2" $21.99
Savage 3D Mack GM GREEN 130 $14.99
Savage 3D Mack GM GREEN 170 $19.99
Savage 3D Mack GM GREEN 210 $21.99
Savage 3D Mack PM PINK 130 $14.99
Savage 3D Mack PM PINK 170 $19.99
Savage 3D Mack PM PINK 210 $21.99
Savage 3D Mack SM BLACK 130 $14.99
Savage 3D Mack SM BLK 170 $19.99
Savage 3D Mack SM BLK 210 $21.99
Savage 3D Mack MB Bone 130 $14.99
Savage 3D Mack MB Bone 170 $19.99
Savage 3D Mack MB Bone 210 $21.99

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 Special #8

CharkBait
Not a GreenMachine Chain - It's in Rainbow!
AND, IT'S ON CLEARANCE

Here's another exceptional buy for you this week! We had a factory make up these chains in a few flavors a few years back, sold them at $50 and that was a very good value for a chain featuring nine inch resin head lures rigged on heavy mono with a stainless steel hook on the trailing lure.  Well, we had a bunch, sold thru all that we had...except for one carton in the back barn. That back barn is dark, full of spiders, lights burned out years ago...and I'm too cheap to call out an electrician to fix... So, staff here suffers in the dark when they go out back to find things, but I do supply a couple nice rechargeable flashlights...

Anyway, in rummaging around the barn I discovered an overlooked box of these very nice chains. Unfortunately, our logo which was imprinted on the bags have been, shall we say compromised. The logo is not pretty, but the lures certainly are beautiful.  Here's an early Labor Day present for you - we're clearing out the stock well under what I paid to have 'em made. I have about 30 of these in stock. Grab one or two at $19.99! That's about the price you would expect to pay for ONE LURE RIGGED, in this case you're getting five rigged as a chain and that's a very effective means to entice a bite. This is an exceptional buy!

For those going after albacore, while this is a much larger lure than recommended for these fish it is a brilliant teaser to run in your spread and you might just get surprised if a larger model longfin or perhaps a bluefin decides it's time for a serious snack...

Regular price $49.99 - CLEARANCE @ $19.99.

Buy Description Price
CB Green Machine Chain RAINBOW $17.82

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 Special #9

RainShadow Custom Rods
New 2019 Product Introduction!
FREE SHIPPING THIS WEEK

Our 2019 production has been completed! We've received a few each of all models with the rest of our production arriving this week from our builder.  This year's production is our best yet, subtle and stealthy in appearance with black wraps, very refined in the build, and featuring a very useful range of blanks in both spinning and conventional form. The wrap colors this time are black, blanks are black for the conventional rods and a dark gunmetal gray for the two spinning rods.  The conventional rods are 7 feet in length, the spinners are currently produced as 8 footers (so shipping carries a greater expense, but casting distance benefits). I'm giving some consideration to dropping the spinners down to 7'10" on the next production to help reduce  shipping costs. But, for this introduction they are 8 feet long.

All rods produced make use of ALPS components, braid safe guides, machined aluminum reel seats, and that stealthy black threadwork with a very fine detail in silver. All rods, with the exception of the heaviest model incorporate ALPS soft gimbal so they are comfortable to fish both with and without a fighting belt. The heaviest conventional rod makes use of a more traditional aluminum gimbal with bulb cap. The rods make use of black ALPS XBXNL & XBHXNL series SS316HXN guides for long lasting performance. The conventional rods make use of the RCJB84 series RX6/E-Glass & Graphite blanks, which we have used in the past. This is a true composite blank, more carbon towards the butt, transitioning to E-Glass thru the tip. For the spinning rods, we elected to run the RCKJB series blanks. Same construction materials, RX6/E-Glass & Graphite blanks, transitioning from Carbon to E-Glass, combining light weight, sensitivity and durability.

 

Model Recommended Line Test
(boldface represents an aggressive
angler's application test)
Manufacturer Blank Rating Suggested Drag Load Length Action Price
RC-JB84H 30-40# 30-60 8-10 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $219
RC-JB84XH 40-50# 40-80# 12-15 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $229
RC-JB84XXH 60-80# 50-100# 20-25 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $249
RCKJB800-250 30-40# Jigging Blank rated 250gm 8-10 lbs 8' Moderate $299
RCKJB800-325 50-60# Jigging Blank rated 325gm 12-15 lbs 8' Moderate $299

The Recommended Line Test numbers above in boldface represent the line test we suggest running for these rods, the line test and drag level an experienced hard pulling angler would likely use them. Your application, style of fishing, strength and condition will influence your use as should the suggested drag load numbers. The drag load numbers really are key, that will determine the bend under load for which the rod was intended - and at what level the rod is working with you in fighting a fish rather than against your efforts.

Warranty: we check each blank and each finished rod to ensure they are 100%. There are no manufacturing defects in the finished rods, we say that with certainty. The rod you receive will be well made using quality materials, built properly.  We are offering these rods at a considerable savings given our large production, economies of scale come into play to provide a true value.  We are not padding the price in order to handle warranty replacements for those who misuse their rods or who damage them by way of vicious car doors... Warranty is not liberal in application, should you break your rod, it is on you. Yes, if there's delamination (which there won't be) warranty would replace the rod. Inspection will quickly determine such an issue, but do not count on a replacement should you, for example, decide to use the heavy rod in your boat's rod holder and then motor up a goliath grouper.  That's abuse by any measure, and we have known a few over the years who have tried to warranty replace another manufacturer's rods under just such a situation. If we were to cover such abuse we would have to factor that into the final pricing. Quite honestly, then the pricing would take abuse into account and that would result in a higher price to everyone. We're not playing that game.  You will receive a rod that is 100%, both in terms of the components, blank and build. These RainShadow blanks are strong and reliable, they will put up with a lot, almost anything a fish can dish out. But, like all rods, do not high-stick your rod (don't put a vertical load on any rod, keep a bend on her) and she'll last a lifetime.

 PRICE INCLUDES FREE CONTINENTAL USA SHIPPING
Buy Description Price
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84H 7' 30-40# $219.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84XH 7' 40-50# $229.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84XXH  7' 60-80# $249.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB800-250 8' 30-40# $299.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB800-325 8' 50-60# $299.99

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 Special #10

Cork Puppy

 

These are hard to come by, and when we're out it can be months before we have more.  At the present time the manufacturer (a one man band) has supplied our backorders in spades. We have a good supply of all sizes. So, we'd better post 'em here so folks see that they are now available. Time to grame 'em while you can...

A lot of West Coast fishermen use deckhand style rods, rods with a corktape grip wrap instead of making use of a more typical reel seat with a hypolon or cork handle. The corktape deckhand rods are preferred by long-cast guys - jig fishermen, and those desiring a longer rod and longer casts. Additionally, the deckhand rods allow the fisherman to mount the reel using a rod clamp in a more custom, more comfortable and balanced position, again aiding in longer casts. One drawback of this type of handle/grip is that the reel clamp tends to dig into the cork over time. Applying that clamp's pressure over a larger area reduces the grind on the cork and allows for a more secure mount. The Cork Puppy solves the mounting problem quite well. They fit the majority of rods, and reels made. If your intent is to mount a reel (that has a rod clamp) to a deckhand rod, this product just might be a necessity. There are three sizes, measured by the rod's diameter in the area you intend to mount the reel. It's made of machined 6061-T6 aluminum with type II anodizing.

 

Buy Description Price
Cork Puppy 25mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 28mm Black $24.99
Cork Puppy 31mm Black $24.99

 


 


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