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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. The Free Shipping offer applies to ONE standard size/weight box going to ONE address. Orders requiring more than one box will have additional shipping fees for the second box. (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.)

ACCESSORIES - please also visit the Cannon and Scotty pages for product specific accessories such as gimble mounts...

  Z-Wing - THEY'RE BACK!

Z-WING HAS RETURNED! THE WONDERFUL FOLKS THAT PRODUCED Z-WINGS RETIRED, ONE OF THEIR USERS BOUGHT THE FIRM AND BROUGHT THEM BACK TO US!!! THEY'RE BACK!

Great engineering has finally been applied to deep water fishing. Everyone knows the benefits of using downriggers for all species of gamefish. Fish spend more time in deep water than they do splashing the surface. Downriggers are a great investment in better fishing success, but they do have some drawbacks. Chief among these is the darn downrigger weight. They are a lethal nuisance, bouncing around on a boat. They also drift back considerably from the boat while trolling. So, while you have 100 feet of line out, your downrigger ball may only be 40 feet under. The Z-Wing cures the big downsides of downrigger use. Nekton's Z-Wing uses a proven hydrodynamic design to put you in complete control of both depth and lateral location of your line. You can maintain your depth and consistent tracking over your range of trolling speeds without having to adjust weights or cable. Downrigging just got a lot easier, and that will make your fishing more productive! (Available in black) $69.87

Buy Description Price
Z-Wing 150 (formerly known as 500) High Speed
(4 knots and up) wt. 1.25 lbs.
$69.87
Z-Wing 350 Low Speed (formerly known as 250) (6 knots and under) wt. 3.75 lbs. $69.87

 

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bulletAFW DOWNRIGGER BRAID

American Fishing Wire produces both downrigger wire and braid. At the present time the braid is becoming far more popular since it's diameter is thinner and it's easier to work with in most applications. The true Spectra product is available in 150 lb and 200 lb, green in color. The spools are 450 feet in length, 137 yards.

Buy Description Price
AFW Downrigger Braid 150 lb 450 feet $29.99
AFW Downrigger Braid 200 lb 450 feet $34.99

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bulletDOWNRIGGER WEIGHTS

062500f.jpg (19427 bytes) Well, having said how much I like the Z-Wings, now here's the alternative.  If you slow troll, there's not a functional difference between a standard cannon ball and a Z-Wing, it's as you increase speed that blow-back becomes an issue.  We offer three downrigger weights in the standard cannon ball configuration, 8#, 10#, 12#.  The weights are also coated.   Another way to get around the blow-back problem is to use more weight, and slim down the surface area of the cannon ball.  That's the Master Slicer, a pancake shaped 13# hunk of lead, coated, and finned for better tracking.  If you're going to go with a standard weight, these are the best product out there.  I know, I've been looking for the right supplier for some time now.

Buy Description Price
Leadmaster Downrigger Cannon Ball 8# $39.99
Leadmaster Downrigger Cannon Ball 10# $44.99
Leadmaster Downrigger Cannon Ball 12# $49.99
Leadmaster Downrigger Slicer Weight 13# $54.95


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bulletDOWNRIGGER / PLANER / OUTRIGGER AND FLAT LINE CLIPS

AFTCO's Roller-Troller Clips are "the kind." They feature a roller that's easy on your line and allows you to let out more line as needed without resetting the clip. The roller trollers come with a snap swivel for attaching to a cleat or a planner/downrigger. They also manufacture the same basic clips for use with outriggers. You'll be most pleased using these clips with lines of 40 lb. or greater test. These clips are not for the lighter line, use the pressure pad type clips from Scotty, Offshore or Cannon instead when using 30 lb. and less. The roller-trollers serve as an excellent flat line clip, the best on the market. Other uses may dictate other styles, such as the Goldfinger clips. These use wire instead of the roller and are often used as a less expensive outrigger clip, kite fishing and with downriggers.


The AFTCO clip is great for running medium to heavier lines.

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Description Price
AFTCO Roller Troller $27.99
AFTCO Roller Troller Outrigger Clips - set of 2 $39.99
similar to below AFTCO Goldfinger Outrigger Clip $10.99
AFTCO  Goldfinger Downrigger Release Clip $9.99


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bulletDown-Rigger Alternative

planerFishing big salt water isn't like puttering around in a lake. It gets a lot deeper, rougher, and holds bigger fish, too. You have to make your offering available to the bitters, where ever they might be. That often means you need to work more of the water column for a bite. Downriggers can help you cover more of the water column and that can be a critical difference in achieving fishing success. I've got a downrigger and still often use the product when I'm targeting certain fish, like halibut or sometimes while sharking. I like using it a lot, but it can be a hassle to deploy, especially from a small boat. Often, I'll leave it home to save the space, only to wish later I'd had a way to get to the deeper fish. Well, here's an alternative which allows you to easily cover a lot more water and you'll have no excuse not to keep one of the rigs on the boat. The compact planer pack is one of more useful items you can buy!

To deploy, all you do is attach the poly line to a cleat, attach your line to the planner and let out both lines. Boom, you're done, that is until a fish hooks up. I'm most excited about using this product with a shallow or deep diving deployed planerplug. Instead of covering the top ten feet with a lure, you can be working 60 feet or better.  If you target yellowtail or tuna on the troll, you really should strongly consider adding this item to your boat's arsenal.   It's a great high speed planer package.

Planer Package includes planner, leader wheel, poly line, mono line, snap/swivels, rubber bands, all packed in a marine-safe bag to help keep things organized for quick deployment. @ $39.86

Buy Description Price
Downrigger Alternative $39.86


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The Chum Buddy

This new product, made here in Huntington Beach, offers boaters a convenient method of bringing the fish to the boat. Save some gas, get the fish coming to you for a change! Chumming has it's benefits, but it can be a messy hassle. With the Chum Buddy a boaters life simplifies a bit. If you have some "rolled" bait in the livewell or if you have some frozen from an earlier trip, make good use of it in this device. It's a very overbuilt piece of gear, with machined metal "masher" and PVC construction designed to last for years. Even the rope for attaching the Chum Buddy is far stronger than what's probably needed. Just put your dead bait in the device, mash it around a bit and drop it off the rail of your boat to bring in some fish. Guys practicing catch and release sharking will appreciate the simplicity and convenience of this thing, as will anglers targeting all species of fish. The scent offered will get the fish in the mood...and help you get some fish on the boat!

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Description Sale Price
Chum Buddy $69.95

 

 

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