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Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival
 We'll be there with UC rods, Reel Deals, and more...
Show begins Friday at 1pm.

United Composite Rods get a 15% DISCOUNT

- enter coupon code SHOW when placing your online order.


 


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Clearance & Discontinued

Every now and then we need to make some changes, bring in a new supplier and discontinue an old product.  This page focuses on products that we're clearing out.  Availability is definitely limited to stock on hand.

We've also just completed our annual year end inventory, and we discovered some orphans in the warehouse. These will be sold at ridiculous prices, so stay tuned over the next week or so as we get these posted. We've got some wonderful buys coming your way.


To order from this page just make your selections and click on the "Add to Cart" button or the  "Buy" link. If you run into difficulties please make use of our toll-free line and give us a call. Our phone numbers, fax and email addresses are posted  at the bottom of this page.  

Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)


FISHING VIDEOS

Fishermen are always seeking good information, trying to benefit from the experience of others.  This is especially true when it comes to fishing new waters.  The video series from Oceanic Productions is informative, and will help you make the most of your time on the water.  We're also stocking a good variety of informative books.  Between the books and videos you'll learn a lot, and feed your fishing addiction while off the water.

Buy Description Price
SOLD OUT Bill Roecker Drift Fishing Big Tuna $9.99
SOLD OUT 50/50 Tuna $9.99
Grand Slam $9.99
Albacore Summer Tuna $9.99
Fishing on the Edge $9.99
Clarion Adventure $9.99
Sitka Adventure $9.99
The Bite $9.99
Shogun Fall Run $9.99
Cleofus Adventure $9.99
Inside Sportfishing Yellows & Calicos $9.99

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Truth Reels
Name changed...clear out the stock!
STAR DRAGS
SM SURF
& SS Star

SM

These new reels have been much anticipated and eagerly awaited. The new reels are, of course, USA manufactured. They feature star drag rather than lever drag. In small part they are based upon the SG (small game) reel from Release. They are made for long distance casting, 150-200 yard casts! The drag is made from carbon fiber, gears are stainless steel, and the ergonomics are right on target for comfortable fishing from this compact and powerful reel.

"The SM was designed from the ground up to be a performance distance casting reel, plus it also has all of the fish fighting elements we know how to make." said Wes Seigler, Release Reels' President and designer. "Ryan and I sat down together and we went through all of the major distance casting reels and took the best of every reel and incorporated them into the design. The big 'ah-ha moment' for me was when I figured out how to design the foot and side plates so that cross bars were no longer necessary." The SM features an innovative and completely open design which gives you unencumbered access to the spool.

The reels offer an innovative design which eliminates the need for cross bars. It's VERY open on top as the picture indicates.  It's low profile chassis makes the reel VERY comfortable to fish. The free floating spool produces optimum acceleration and minimal resistance. Like the SG, the capacity of the reel will allow for 300 yds of 20# mono, meaning when spooled with braid you have up to 400 yds capacity fishing 50# braid!  Weight is 23 ounces, and you have the free spinning benefit of ABEC 7 Boca Ceramic spool bearings. The main gear is massive, made from 316 stainless steel. Gear ratio is 6:1, so she's quick and the SM is designed to cast 3 to 16 ounces. There's also a fully adjustable magnetic cast control system. And, like all Release Reels, the new SM is backed by an unconditional LIFETIME WARRANTY.

There is a cosmetic change coming on the new SM's, now will be two color, like the SG and LG series reels. SM's will now be black with blue or red trim components.

The Surf model pictured above, more information on this unique surf oriented conventional reel can be found in the next section. This is just a teaser to peak your interest...
   

The Truth SS (Small Star) drag fishing reel is a workhorse of a reel. Based in part upon the SM star drag surf reel, the SS offers power and performance. Like the Surf, the SS offers a mechanical spool tensioner (but no magnetic cast control. It features the bridgelss design also found on the SS model. Weight is a mere 16.8 ounces, with 6:1 gearing and a 38 inch per crank retrieve. Max drag is 24 lbs, with ceramic spool bearings ABEC-5's, 4 carbon fiber drag washers.

 

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING!

Check the sale price using the drop down ordering box below...

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

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Braid Test
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 SHIPPING

 

 


VAN STAAL
VM Spin - Affordable Extravagance
Gets even more Affordable...while we have inventory to support this offer...

The VM Series reel are newer models from Van Staal, introduced a couple years ago, available at a rather amazing value. Never before has Van Staal had a reel this affordable, packed with so much performance. The new machined VM 150 offers both left or right hand retrieve and holds 350 yards of 30# braid, and put out up to 30 pounds of drag stopping power. The fully machined aluminum and stainless steel construction of the VM150 creates more than enough strength to tackle big, exotic fish, and the precision gears and smooth drag performance make it the perfect go-to reel from boat or from shore.

While the new VM 150 & 275 represent a bit of a change from the old Van Staals, it's a reel series with wider appeal given the flexibility of the reels. There's a smoothness to the reel that's going to be more familiar to folks used to the Japanese spinning reels. The handle can switch between left and right hand crank! She's still tight, still great for surf use, but smoother in operation, and having a bail has it's strengths as well. All considered, the VM series reels open up the benefits of owning a Van Staal to more fishermen, and that's a very good thing.

 

 
Model Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Max Drag Price
VM 150 285/12# 350/30# 4.9:1 22.5 OZ 33"/TURN 30# sold out
VM 275 425/25# 550/60#
400/80#
4.4:1 22.5 OZ 42"/TURN 30# $599
3 left

To See Special Pricing add the model reel of your choice to the shopping cart...

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING

Qty:   
ADD TO CART TO SEE SPECIAL SALE PRICE
Braid/Spectra Spooling AT ADDITIONAL 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 ABOVE - ADDITIONAL BRAID AVAILABLE
- SELECT options above,
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

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Penn Torque Spinning Reels!
Special Pricing While Supply Lasts

Penn's Torque Spinner is so typically a Penn International...at their best. Solid, strong, workhorse, these are adjectives that have described Internationals through the years, and the Torque Spinner is no different. It features a fully machined aluminum body, completely sealed, preventing sand and contaminant intrusion. The water tight frame has 7+1 stainless steel bearings for smoothness, and they are the right kind of bearings for the use intended. The reel features Penn's patented Versa-Drag system, allowing you to tune the drag for your particular style of fishing. And, just as you might have hoped,  the drag is sealed, too. There's an integral clutch sleeve to eliminate any back-pay during a hook set. The one-piece aluminum frame is complemented with a forged aluminum spool and sideplates. Torque's have machine cut bronze main gears, and hardened stainless steel pinion gears. The bail is made from stainless steel, and features a unique push button selector for automatic or manual trip. You can even make the reel "bail-less" with an accessory kit. The reel is made to fish Spectra, it's got the strength for it, it was made for it. That's a very nice feature, to actually have a choice. Most manufacturers assume they know how you'll fish their spinning reels. Penn gives you a choice, recognizing that there are times for both styles of use.

I have to say, I'd love to own and fish this reel. You can't appreciate it until you hold it, it feels like a Penn. It's all International. Looking at its competition, Penn's new Torque series stacks up very well and the pricing is realistic, in fact a comparative value. Based on construction and materials, value, the Penn folks have made a reel a lot of us would like to own and fish. Proof is in the pudd'n, but with all the field-testing (sea-testing?) done prior to release, this reel is darn impressive.

 


Model 5 pictured in gold, model 7 in
background and below.


Note the button on the back of the reel,
for manual or automatic bail selection.

 

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price SALE
TRQS 5 300/15# 300 50# 7+1 38# 5.9:1 19.9 oz $659 ?
2 left
TRQS 7 300/25# 400 65# 41# 5.1:1 26.5 oz $679 ?
1 left
TRQS 9 330/30# 500 80# 50# 5.1:1 28.5 oz $699 sold out

FREE MONO SPOOLING,  Reduced Price Super Braid spooling.
And, this week THE REELS ARE AVAILABLE AT A VERY SPECIAL PRICE!
There will be a new Torque produced, a bit more refined cosmetics. That's the motivation to move what we have on hand. Our offer applies to stock on hand.

 
Qty:   
Please ADD ITEM TO SHOPPING CART TO SEE SPECIAL PRICING
Reel Color Please select gold or black
As of 10/20 the 9's are sold out, 7's only available in gold, 5's in both gold and black are available.
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
Our offer includes REDUCED PRICE BRAID AND MONO SPOOLING!!!
 
Braid/Spectra Spooling
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 

- Options 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, if additional line is needed please make selection below...
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Mono beyond 100 yds  - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $6.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards "Solid" multi strand Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Hollow Core Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand  - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
If you selected hollow core braid as your rigging option please let us know if you'd like us to rig your reel knotless (inline leader within the braid)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging for 50# and greater lines. For 40# and below we'll use triple nail knots and appropriate glue for the connection (this minimizes line twist).
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

 

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Made in America, and very proud of it!


CharkBait Umbrellas

Dredge/Umbrella Rig Clearance

CharkBait Umbrella Rigs!
- 1 KG Center Weight, 36" width, 1/4" Stainless Steel Bar, Squids or Tuna Feathers
 
 
Like our spreader bars, we're using 1/4" stainless steel bars (not flimsy wire), and upped our weight to 1 Kilo (2.2 pounds) on these stout rigs. The bars can be used individually or "stacked" for even greater fish attracting effect. Again, like our daisy chains and spreader bars, we're having these made up with both squid squirts and tuna feathers (11 lures in the spread). The bars are unique in construction, but also quite traditional in design. And, because there is no middle man in the process, we can offer you greater value for your dollar invested. Please do compare these rigs with ones costing several times more. No arguing the effectiveness of both lure types - squid or tuna feather. But, if your game is tuna or yellowtail, our unique Spreader Feathers will be a fish catching investment well made.
 

Buy 2 and the shipping is FREE!

 

Buy

Description SPECIAL Price
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge Sablefish purple/black $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mexican Flag $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Dorado $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mackerel Blue/White $129.99
$69.99
 
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Natural $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Green $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Red and White $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Purple Pink $109.99
$49.99

 


THESE ITEMS MUST BE ORDERED ON-LINE, NO PHONE ORDERS PLEASE. STOCK IS LIMITED, AND WILL BE ALLOCATED TO EARLIEST ORDER TIME/DATE (as printed on the on-line order). SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE or DISAPPOINTMENT - THE GEAR IS ON CLEARANCE, WHAT WE HAVE IN STOCK IS ALL WE HAVE.


 

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...but we'll work
on that...
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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

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We do apologize for any inconvenience this policy creates. But, it's the only way we've found to post an email address on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family member of a deceased "Nigerian" leader trying to move great sums of  $ out of the country...


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