RELEASE STICKS AND MORE
Orders over $150 are shipped
FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods and Gaffs longer
than 4 feet, given their extra length, will
have an added cost of $15 - this is a change
for 2015 due to increased shipping charges
from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also
increased this year for longer boxes. Upon placing your order you'll receive an
immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the
confirming email may not reflect oversize or
overweight charges or other issues requiring
direct contact. We process
orders manually, preferring to have a human
actually check things over and contact you
should there be questions. Within 24
hours of placing your order you will receive a
follow-up email confirmation and final invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges
(Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.
Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out
of state orders are tax free. During the
ordering process you can select expedited
shipping if required.
(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.)
Aluminum Shaft Gaffs
Rounding out our line of
gaffs are four new ones of our own production.
things a step further, we also have made up some aluminum
shaft gaffs, floaters, with 4" gap hooks in several sizes.
These are made in our classic red anodized color finish,
with stainless steel hooks and also offer a hook guard. The
gaffs also come with a cover, and are available in 3, 4, 5
and 6 foot lengths.
Pictured showing off the new gaffs
is Blake (the guy below, not the cute gal to the left...who
actually works in the office here), our newest full-time staff member here at CB
Huntington Beach. Blake comes to us fresh out of military
service, Army, after serving in Korea and Afghanistan where
he earned his Purple Heart. He's an avid inshore fisherman,
surf, bay, you name it he gets out there and does it. If you
are local and trying to discover where to go to catch some
fish, see Blake, he'll put you on 'em. He's also been
handling the majority of spooling for clients who order
on-line, ties a darn good knot!
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CharkBait & United Composites
New Product - a must-have for
a new CharkBait exclusive every private
boater will appreciate. I know I do,
I've owned a similar gaff for probably
20 years now, have always preferred it's
feel and weight to aluminum gaffs.
Mine's an old fiberglass model, but
still a great gaff to own and use. These
new UC gaffs are significantly better,
lighter and made off a much nicer blank.
Composites builds a great rod, they are
among the top tier of rod manufacturers
in the world. Well, I was over at their
factory a few weeks ago talking with
their production manager and new owner
Randy Penny (who built similar gaffs for
us when he headed up Seeker, and we
struck upon an idea... The fruits of
which are posted here.
UC's gaffs are nothing short of
exceptional, made on one of their blanks
with a very sharp and strong hook. Given
the use of a rod blank for the shaft,
there's a certain springiness, a bit of
"action" and better feel to the device.
In the case of the gaffs we have to
offer, they feature a nice Turks head,
use of tuna cord and the prettiest darn
wrap job you've ever seen on a gaff.
UC's using some of their better blanks
in production of our gaffs, in lengths
of approximately 4, 5 and 6 feet. All
the hooks are the same size, about 2.5"
which is a perfect size for most species
of fish in my opinion. No, it's not a
proper gaff for LARGE 150# tuna, the
hook gap is too small, same for larger
mako or thresher sharks. But, for the
majority of what we catch, from smaller
schoolie tuna, albacore, yellowtail,
bonito, bass and barracuda, it's
The gaffs are
available using a quality red colored
(of course) UC rod blank. These
gaffs are flat out beautiful pieces of
equipment, and will be things you will
absolutely love owning for many, many
years to come.
AFTCO came out with a GREAT series
of gaffs for 2008, much nicer in my opinion than the older aluminum style
one's they are most known for. The new gaffs are similar to Seeker's line,
they're based on a rod blank of appropriate strength. We have these in
several lengths and hooks sizes, to suit most fishermen's needs.
Please note, 8 foot gaffs will
have extra shipping charges applied @ $20
Halibut/Salmon Net - coated -LN-501B
More and more folks
are realizing that they can help the
future of our fishery by practicing catch
and release, and by observing size limits
and safely releasing the shorts. A
fine mesh net is easier on a fish, less
likely to split fins and damage a fish's
The picture above
shows our coated fine mesh Mega-Net. To
the right is the uncoated version.
The coated net is easier to deal with,
hooks less likely to penetrate the mesh.
The uncoated version is a bit softer.
both nets are 28"x30" 84" length
Products: Collapsible Nets!
introduced something all boaters will
appreciate. Their new collapsible
landing net stores in a very compact
state. When needed a simple flick of
the wrist can lock the net's mechanism
into a locked and open state.
Release a brace and it's ready to fold
back down for easy storing. Let's
face it, no matter how large your boat is
space is limited. Landing nets are a
legal responsibility in a lot of states,
and this net covers that side of a
boater's requirement as well as offering
you a better way to land a good catch.
There are two sizes available, both are
large enough to take a good size fish.
UPDATED GRANDE VERSION
The new Promar
Grande Catch N' Release Net LN501BT offers
extended reach that are of benefit to
anglers and to their catch. The handle
extends from 48 to a whopping 96 inches in
length, and makes use of a double pin yoke
and large 28" by 30 inch hoop. The net
also makes use of Promar's HookResist
rubber coated netting for less hassle with
hooks getting tangeled in the netting.
Products: Livewell Net, Telescopic Hand
are a couple very useful items most
boaters will appreciate. First off,
the livewell bait net will impres you with
it's construction, soft mesh net,
comfortable corkgrip handle and shere
usefulness. It's a dandy bait net.
The hand gaff is
something the kayakers will appreciate.
It's telescopic, will extend to close to
four feet, and then retract to about two
feet in length.