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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.)


CharkBait Rods

Please note, we have three pages of Custom CharkBait rods. You've reached our Calstar and Seeker Special Application and Custom Boat Rod page. 

The first group of rods featured on this page utilize blanks by Seeker and Calstar. These spefic blanks have gained widespread fame based upon long range fishing success. They are not rods for everyone, but for those targeting Cow size tuna or tossing wahoo bombs, these are some wonderful pieces to own.

Rounding out the offerings on this page are our own Custom Boat Rods, designed for West Coast style fishing, with actions well proven for the needs of anglers targeting bass, barracuda, yellowtail and tuna. There's great value with these USA produced rods, hard to imagine with a truly custom built rod. 

Seeker and Calstar Specialty Custom Rods & Custom Boat Rods
- click here to visit our United Composite Custom Rods
- click here to visit our Mini Tuna Sticks


Seeker and Calstar Custom Sticks

In the world of long range fishing Seeker established a rather unique new tool for folks targeting tuna, larger grade cow size tuna, their 2 x 4. The concept behind this rod was to build a rod capable of casting a bait further to lure a fish that might be out of range using more traditional means. The rod had a relatively light tip, but followed that up with serious strength in the butt section. Calstar echoed that design, and expanded upon it very successfully with a lighter range of offerings and lighter weight.

For our custom versions of these new factory rods, we also had a concept to fulfill. The cow rods ultimately wind up on the rail of the big long range boats. That's part of their design. But, the Seeker and Calstar do not build them with that in mind. Our cow rods feature a rail pad, so you won't beat up your rod when you try to leverage a big tuna at the rail. Further, we felt we could build the Seeker with a better guide set, and add a roller tip. The Fuji and ALPS ring guides we use feature a rolled lip, securing the spectra safe insert, verses a stamped guide with glued on spectra insert. Ours is arguably better. The roller tip we use is a Winthrup, a big meaty tip top with enough room to fit a pencil through the thing. So, there's no issue with line and knot diameter and better dissipation of heat and less friction. We make excellent use of some great blanks with our custom designed rods, built right and better than the original.

Another rod in this series we're quite proud to have in the line is Calstar's 875 wahoo specialty rod. Again, it's better built, though Calstar does indeed build a great rod, we found a few things to improve upon the design and of course ours are prettier and arguably better built!


Seeker 2x4

GF770XXXH


FUJI guideset with rolled inserts
and ring tip top

Winthrup Roller

AFTCO Roller Ring Guide

 

New models added, 03/2011 : Seeker added both lighter and heavier versions of their well proven 2x4 to their lineup. The new 1x3 is a Great 80# rod, the new 3x5 is a 130# and up brute for those guys needing even more power than the original 2x4. Like our treatment of the 2x4, our custom built versions of these rods feature a rail pad and use of Fuji's best rolled insert guide for reliable use of Spectra and enough clearance for any wind-on made. Further, we've added two favorite long range rods to our mix, the 6470 and 6470H. These rods are using the same Fuji guides but do not include the rail piece since that's not the typical application of these rods. 6470 series rods are most commonly used for wahoo and for casting to schoolie tuna. Like the 2x4 concept, they are built for both power and casting.

Please note, our custom series Seeker rods are a considerable step up from the factory rods. Our guide selection and components are better (in my estimation), and we offer some features that the factory does not offer such as a rail pad for the X series rods. Guide selection may vary based upon the based upon the blank selected and application. Please review with us if you have questions or a specific request.


Pictured above, Seeker 1x3 and 6470.
 
Buy Description Price
CB Custom Rod Seeker 6470 with ring guides 30-50 (40)# NEW $389.99
CB Custom Rod Seeker 6470H with ring guides 40-60 (50)# NEW $399.99
CB Custom Rod Seeker 1x3 with ring guides 60-100 (80)# NEW $479.99
CB Custom Rod Seeker 2x4 with ring guides 80-130 (100)# $499.99
CB Custom Rod Seeker 2x4 with roller tip-top 60-130# $539.99
CB Custom Rod Seeker 3x5 with ring guides 100-200 (130)# NEW $529.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770H with rings 50-80# $469.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770H with roller tip-top 50-80# $499.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XH with rings 60-100# $479.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XH with roller tip top 60-100# $509.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XXH with rings 80-130# $489.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XXH with roller tip top 80-130# $519.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XXXH with rings unlimited line class $499.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 770XXXH with roller tip top unlimited line class $529.99
CB Custom Rod Calstar 875H 30-80# Wahoo $449.99


*note, we do tighten up the manufacturer's line test rating on our Calstar custom built rods.

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CharkStraps & CharkWraps

Two new items from us, not necessarily the most creative or revolutionary products we've ever come up with, but nonetheless they are useful and they are a bit different than what's available from others.

Our RodWraps are an upgrade from the StickJackets we've carried for several years. We've made ours a bit larger in diameter so that they will accommodate larger saltwater guides, even larger spinning guides. The StickJackets were really made for freshwater use, sized accordingly but we used their spinning models for our application. Now we've got 'em made our way. We've reinforced the top with a leatherette end piece and metal grommet which can be used to hang rods, and we've increased the diameter to allow your rods, even those using larger AFTCO wind-on roller guides or larger size spinning guides to fit. The Wraps are about 5 feet in length, will extend down the rod into the handle material of most rods. They are not made to cover the entire rod, only that portion it's designed to protect - the blank, the finish, the guides.

These wraps are all that I've been using now for the past few years. I like the fact that I can use them for storage protection, travel protection as well as leave 'em on my rods on the boat. They are breathable and they don't absorb moisture. So, they help me protect my rods when they're bundled up once the fishing is over. On most long range trips out of San Diego, you move your rods onto the boat and off the boat all bundled up. They may stay that way overnight on the boat as well. For a cloth sock, that's no good. So, you can write off any protection of the rod. With these things you do get that protection when you need it most. I even leave them on my rods when I get home. I'll spray off the rod wraps while still on the rod, loosening any accumulated saltwater in the process. Then I'll take off the wraps, clean the rods more thoroughly and allow them to dry. Use of a cleaner like Penn's Rod and Reel cleaner for that, and you've got things in great shape for your next trip and your gear will stay in new condition.

The other product we have for rod organization are our CharkWraps. These are great for bundling your rods together for transport or storage. You can secure up to a half dozen rods with these things. Nice thing about ours verses some others, they are made from a softer foam/rubber material so they'll never scratch up your rods. Unlike some similar products I've seen, we made it a point to include three different sizes (which makes sense since you'll use all three at different positions on your bundled rods from the tip to near the reel seat). So, you get three straps, all with Velcro through their length to handle most any size bundle of rods you'll be totting, from 2 to 6 or more rods.

Buy Description Price
CharkWrap rod protection - BLACK $8.99
CharkWrap rod protection - RED $8.99
CharkStraps - 3 piece rod bundling straps $6.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Black Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $26.99
Buy 3 CharkWraps & Straps - Red Wraps - Get our CharkStraps FREE $26.99

 

 

 

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