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NEW CharkBait Flying Fish!
- 8" wingspan, 7" length Flying Fish
a new CharkBait product we are very happy to bring your way.
Over the course of the past several years we've been supplying the
long range landings and our fishing clients flying fish lures for use
off kites, at trolled lures and under helium balloons. We offered the
best lures, at the best prices for this type of lure on the market, a
better value and better design than another well known manufacturer.
We'll we've stepped up the value by coming to market with our own
Flying Fish. Our new Fliers are available in the three most productive
patterns, natural black and silver holograph, blue and silver
holograph, and pink and purple with silver holographic wings. They are
meatier than others on the market, a bit larger, and they offer a
solid body with one piece molded wings for added durability (the wings
are NOT glued onto the body of the lure).
lures are available unrigged, rigged with a single tuna hook, and in a
chain of four lures with the trailer having a hook. Please note the
rigging used, chaffing spring to the stainless steel single tuna hook,
loop protector... Nicely rigged and nicely made lure. With the chains,
you'll also note we use the solid body lure for the trailer with
hollow bodied baits in front. The lures will run true, and we're
pleased to offer these to you at a value that's tops in the business
for such a well made lure. Since we are the designer and importer
there are no middleman charges, no distributor charges added to the
final retail price. So, the value is the best possible for you and for
us it's something we have production control over so the quality is
consistent and true. (Please note, we've seen similar products to our
Flier Chains offered by others for $99 and more. The value we offer is
the best in the business for a lure that's arguably of better
New CB KITE
and Fliers to go along with 'em!
fish? Bigger fish? A kite opens up some opportunities for
anglers. Having more lines in the water can be a good thing,
covering more water and getting lines out away from the boat,
more realistic presentation, these are the factors that motivate
a fisherman to consider use of a kite. For boaters who have not
run a kite, they're pretty simple devices. You fly the kite from
a stout rod and reel. Short length rod, and low gear ratio reel
(now you can use your heavy duty electric reels or big rockcod
reels you might have put away after winter or due to
closures...). Regarding the gear ratio of you kite reel, there's
a reason to have both a high and low gear if possible - given
the advantages of fighting a larger fish in low gear and the
advantage of working your line while in high gear so that you
can keep your bait where it needs to be...splashing on the
surface. Use a Goldfinger or Outrigger Roller release clip
attached to the kite line. You'll pay out line from your Kite
reel and another angler should pay out line from your fishing
rod/reel, keeping the bait splashing on the surface as your
line/bait/kit move out from the boat. Once you've let out line
sufficiently for your taste (expected fish range) the guy
handling the kite can go back to fish'n and the kite angler's
job is to maintain the proper position of the bait, on the
surface splashing away and getting noticed. Often anglers using
this method will use a fairly heavy rig, with 80# or greater
Spectra and about 25-50 meters of mono leader, at most.* This
helps with hookset, since you'll really want to drive in your
hook once contact is made. Stretch is a disadvantage. Once bit,
quickly reel down to the fish. The line will come off the clip
and with the direct feel / no stretch quality of spectra,
tightening down will likely set your hook - but you've got to
move quickly and crank fast.
of a fishing kite to get the bait away from the boat and provide better
bait presentation, splashing on the surface, has been a technique long
employed by West Coast anglers. The technique dates back many years, and
was one of the old school styles of fishing used at Catalina Island
during Hemingway's days. Of course it's been used very successfully in
other areas of the country, world, and has grown in popularity based
upon it's benefits. The long range boats certainly use this technique on
most every trip, and often as not it accounts for jackpot catches. We
now produce our own kite, quite similar to a couple others on the
market...should be similar since they come from the same factory. One
difference, we sell ours direct and this saves you some green-backs.
Our kites are made to handle light
to moderate wind conditions. We'll expand with an additional model more
suited for heavy wind days in the near future. But, for the majority of
boaters, the majority of the time you'd be inclined to use a kite, this
is the kite that will prove most useful to you. The Spars of the
Chark-Kite are made from carbon fiber for strength and light weight for
ease in running the kite in lighter winds. The fabric material is very
strong and quick drying. With the adjustable bridle, the kite can easily
fly in a relatively wide range wind conditions, from 5 to over 20 MPH.
Our kite comes in a very nice reusable tube for secure and safe storage.
[Long range anglers often
run 50-80 class reels, 200# Spectra with 25' of 200# leader. Private
boaters can improve their kites flight in lighter winds by dropping
these tests way down. Private boaters often will use a 4/0 or 6/0 size
reel for running the kite, with 65-130# Spectra. For the fishing reels,
the line test used has more of a range with private boaters - with a
shorty leader of 25 feet and line tests of 50-80# being most common.
Given this style of presentation, splashing on the surface, your quarry
fish won't be line shy - they won't have much opportunity to see heavier
leader. So, you really don't need to be cute or try to finesse things
with super light line or fluorocarbon...though the FL lines just might
help... A good case can be made for fishing a HEAVY leader]
- 1 KG Center Weight, 36" width, 1/4"
Stainless Steel Bar, Squids or Tuna Feathers
We've finally received our Dredges
(aka Umbrella rigs). 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.
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 (when the
water temp moves up) yellowtail, our unique Spreader Feathers will be a
fish catching investment well made.
Chains and Spreader Bars!
very pleased to introduce you to another new CharkBait
product line, something we've been working on for a few
months time. As a private boater I've long used chains to
help entice a bite, to aid getting noticed and make a
greater fishing return on my fuel investment. It's all
about getting noticed. While CharkBait has long been
associated with outfitting long range fishermen, we've
also earned a good reputation for assisting private
boaters - which I'll suggest is the specialty that got us
into the tackle trade in the first place since that was
the beginning of the CharkBait. We were first a private
boater's networking and reporting website. So, it's
natural that our own products would be geared to folks
fishing from their own boats. The new CharkBait Chains are
geared for the private boater seeking better coverage,
better visibility and better fishing while on the troll.
The new lure packs are made for us, to our specs overseas.
These are an import item, like our Sabiki sticks shown
further down this page and our lure wraps. The quality is
quite good, and since we are acting as both the importer
and retailer we have eliminated one or more layers of
markup on the pricing. We are passing that savings
directly to you. The following lures represent a very
good value for something that you should be dragging
behind your boat. All lures come in a storage bag. Lures
are rigged on 200# leader.
"Green Machine" Chain - Five 9" lures rigged in-line -
compare them to rigging your own at $50 or more. 9' length
Tuna Feather Chain - Five 6.5" Tuna Feathers - compare
to other manufacturer's chains that run about $50
Squid Chain - Five lures, the trailer rigged like the
other chains above, in 9" and 6" length.
Please compare the prices and
quality of what we are offering against any other supplier
on the market.
noticed is the name of the game for private boaters. That's why spreader
bars and daisy chains are so well accepted as fish drawing tools amon g
the better skippers. I've long been a fan of running bars and chains,
because they do work. They provide a very good reason for a predatory
fish to cover more water to bite your lure. There's more of a commotion,
more noise in the water, more splashing around, more silhouettes to see
from below. My first experience with bars came from a fellow named Fred
Archer, he helped popularize an East Coast technique out here on the
West Coast. I bought a couple of his bars many years ago, still have one
of 'em. They were made on a thicker bar than what we generally see these
days, and I liked his more than the others I've messed with since.
Usually, at least in my estimation, the bars are too thin, and often
there are too many baits on 'em. So, there's more wasted time on
tangles. When we made our bars, we remembered some of the old lessons,
and applied them. Our bars are made on 1/4" diameter stainless steel.
That's a 1/4" stainless steel bar folks, not 1/8th or less, not cheap
highly flexible wire. Bar length is 36 inches, an easily manageable size
for most any boat. We use a stainless steel chaffing spring to
protect the mono-to-hook connection, double crimped where it counts. We
also shorten our wings, so to speak, with the two side chains only long
enough to meet at the middle of
bar. This does much to eliminate tangles on the lines. We have
these bars made with tuna feathers, as well as the more common tube
squids. Feathers, as any angler well knows cost more than tube squids,
and they draw more strikes on the troll. So, why not rig 'em on the bar!
Well, cost is one consideration that's prevented folks making spreader
bars with feathers before. Since we eliminate the middle man with our
own line of lures and accessories, we can pass that savings your way and
upgrade the lures, rigging and value. Value is very strong on our
spreader bars. They are simple, more basic than some on the market, but
made to last and to be fished hard. The CharkBait Bars come in a nice
lure bag allowing for drying as well as visual inspection. We've made
four bars in the traditional squid patterns and four with tuna feathers.
All will prove effective, and all are a dandy value.
got another CharkBait exclusive for you, a
new Sabiki fishing rod that incorporates a few
innovations that might interest you. Our new
rods are made to fish the type of bait we
typically hope to bring up on a sabiki. They are
a little stouter than what's been available and
are available in six and seven foot lengths.
Because of that they're fine for use catching
mackerel, squid, sardines or whatever gets
tempted by your offerings. The rods are
two-piece, separating before the grip. They have
a metal top that won't crack from your sabiki
weight's contact when stowing. They
can be fished with spinning or conventional
reels (though conventional gear is really what
they are intended for). They even have a gimbal!
They use a ferrule design that makes putting 'em
together easy, and taking 'em apart less of a
chore. This is an imported item.
Why own a Sabiki stick?
Good question and there is a very good answer.
Sabiki's can be a royal pain in the butt or
anywhere else you happen to get hooked. While
Sabiki's are not terribly expensive, it's a dumb
waste to use 'em once and toss 'em away because
they're tangled or a hazard aboard a boat with
their small hooks dangling in the way of
unsuspecting folks. With a Sabiki Rod you insert
your line through the rod, it has a larger
opening allowing you to reel the sabiki inside
the stick and even leave your weight attached to
the sabiki. They're a good thing to have aboard,
and they'll pay for themselves very quickly
since you won't have to break out a new sabiki
each time you catch bait.
Based upon some
feedback from some long rangers and folks in Florida looking
for a larger diameter and heavier test bait making stick,
we're introducing our Heavyweight bait maker. The new Sabiki
stick features a wider shaft to handle some of the larger
size sabiki rig hooks, can deal with 2/0 size just fine.
It's also a much stouter pole, larger handle area, to deal
with the pressure of larger bait. If you are trying to make
a bunch of bigger size macks, this is the stick for you. The
lighter pole is more than adequate for most folks, but if
you are dealing with larger size Sabiki rigs and larger size
bait, the new CharkBait heavy duty Sabiki pole is exactly
what you need.
Lure Wraps and Totes
keeping with the wonderful items above, we've
also produced some excellent lure wraps and a
Panga Bag. There are three lure wraps in the
stable. The small wrap has six with 2.5" by
8"wells and measures 8.5x15" when open.
Our big game wrap has seven 5" x 12" wells -
large enough to hold marauders or your larger
marlin sized lures. Unwraped the Big Game wrap
34" x 13" when unwrapped. The Large Lure/Utility
Bag is an interesting and functional item with
four large 3"x13" size wells and eight smaller
2.5"x7" wells for storing lures, jigs, pliers,
or other essentials. Behind the wells are two
storage areas which are perfect for holding your
leader coils. This is a very nice lure wrap,
with a whole lot more possibilities as an all
you need storage outfit for a day's fishing
adventure. All the wraps feature an open mesh
bottom to vent moisture.
item to show off is our Panga Bag. (10"x16"x14") This a a
with room for overnight use, stowing a half
dozen 3700 size Plano boxes or whatever. It's
water resistant, close enough to water proof
with it's water shielding lining. There's also a
superior non-skid bottom that will put up with a
lot of grinding on the deck of a boat (pictured
right). Nice pack, a lot of ways to use it, and
it's made for some serious use.
NEW CHARKBAIT SPECTRA ADHESIVE!
another GREAT exclusive. In the past ALL products used as an
adhesive for mono/spectra connections have been two part formulas
costing about $25. Two bottles, EXTENDED drying time, hassles...
We learned of another product that was a one part formula, NO
ACTIVATORS REQUIRED. ( It
pays to know the right people.
The new product is FAST DRYING. The CharkBait Adhesive is also
thin, for better penetration through the line. Further, the new
product allows some flex without cracking and flaking-off. This is
a major long term benefit. In all ways: IT'S BETTER, EASIER TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A
BETTER VALUE! This is not your basic "super-glue," it's a
unique new product that will work in water and retain some
flexibility when used as directed. For best long term storage please
keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
Stock, and ready for immediate shipping