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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.)


SPOOLING/RIGGING:

Please note, you will see many spooling options for the reels listed below. It's not our intent to confuse folks, but you do have options here unlike some places and we take pride in the fact we can rig things according to your needs, applications and preferences. We have been pioneers in Super Braid / Spectra rigging and we offer a few methods of rigging the lines together beyond most retailers capability, including the standard long range Bimini to Albright knots, Served and Sato connections. We do not use simple uni-to-uni knots for connecting braid to leader, we take the time to make a better knot, one that will hold up over time and deal with larger fish. Simpler knots don't work as well. You can see videos of what we do on our YouTube channel - CharkBaitUSA. We can upgrade that connection to one of several options, the benefit with those connections is that the diameter is thinner and that allows the line to flow through your rod's guides more smoothly, has less resistance in the water and is stealthier. If you have questions regarding rigging, please give us a call or zap back an email and we can go over things with you. Bottom line, you have options with us and we're proud of our staff's ability to rig things to your needs rather than simply "slapping" things together. Our knots hold, as does our in-line rigging.


 

Fin-Nor Fishing Reels

Fin-Nor is a legendary name in the world of big game fishing, similar to Penn in that respect. They've been around since 1933, however their ownership changed several years ago. They are now a USA owned firm, owned by Zebco - long a well known USA freshwater supplier of fishing gear. Zebco purchased not only Fin-Nor but also picked up Van Staal, both well known builders of quality gear. We've not sold their products, but we followed them, checked their gear at each tradeshow, and waited, watched and tried to learn how committed they were to building quality reels and how their gear was performing. Over the past three years, we've followed 'em, saw some good products and some that really were not keeping pace with what other more innovative firms were doing. Certainly the Van Staal reels kept true to form with production shifted overseas. The FinNor brand had some updates indicating renewed interest in improving designs.  For 2012, we feel comfortable with their direction and new products, though my subjective opinion is that they have not necessarily addressed all which West Coast fishermen have desired in terms of freespool performance, design, etc. Their trolling reels are solid. They have been learning, and it shows. Fin-Nor reels are manufactured in China.

In 2015 we decided that we'd discontinue these products from our mix of stocked inventory. Once we sell through our on hand inventory we'll go forward with this line only as a special order product - Fin Nor will not be stocked at our shops. The quality and reliability was good, no issues. However, designs really did not seem, at least in my opinion, to keep pace with other products from Avet, Accurate, Penn and Okuma. The fishing reel market is quite competitive, those firms listening to fishermen well progress and move forward. Those which don't languish on the shelves, and that's what we saw here at our shops with the Fin Nor line of reels unfortunately.


MARQUESA

The Marquesa is an upgrade all machined one piece frame design series of reels, available in both single speed and two speed versions. Use of a machined frame results in strength and precise tolerances. That can not be done with a forged or cast frame design, machining is a more expensive design to build - but it's better to own! These reels have a fast retrieve of 6:1, and the two speed versions drop down to 3:1 for added torque. The shifting system is easy to operate, a nice push button design. The large gears used with these reels also results in improved cranking power compared to many other designs.

We've had the opportunity to give these new reels a spin so to speak, and frankly were surprised. Very good drag performance is offered, top notch machining as well. They are a bit heavier than some of our favorites, such as Avet and Accurate products. No doubt they'll prove robust in operation, and durable performers. In all, we are favorably impressed with the two speeds and single speed Marquesa reels.

 

Your Pick: Toro Tamer SUPER BRAID or CharkBait Premium Quality Multi-Pliers Pliers

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). $50 VALUE
If you'd like more information about the freebies, please click their respective images.

 

 

Model Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Max Drag
MA12 270/15# 270/50# 6.1:1 20 OZ 43"/TURN 23#
MA16 290/20# 400/50# 6.1:1 21 OZ 43"/TURN 23#
MA20 300/25# 530/50# 6.1:1 26 OZ 51"/TURN 40#
MA20T 380/30# 530/50# 6.1:1 26 OZ 51"/TURN 40#
MA30 365/40# 670/50# 6.1:1 27 OZ 51"/TURN 40#
MA30T 365/40# 670/50# 6.1:1 27 OZ 51"/TURN 40#
MA40T 420/40# 700/65# 5.2:1 ~30 OZ 51"/TURN 50#
MA50T 470/40# 1000/65# 5.2:1 ~31 OZ 51"/TURN 50#
TWO SPEED MODELS
MA20II 300/25# 530/50# 6&3  to 1 28 OZ 51"/TURN 45#
MA30II 320/30# 670/50# 6&3  to 1 29 OZ 51"/TURN 45#
MA40II 420/30# 700/65# 5.2 & 2.8  to 1 32 OZ 51"/TURN 50#
MA50II 470/40# 1000/65# 5.2 & 2.8  to 1 34 OZ 51"/TURN 50#

The models with a "T" have a top bar - verses the topless model shown in the images above.

 

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Free & Optional Spooling

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value)

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  

FREE Toro Tamer Pliers
OR FREE Super Braid

Select Free Multi-Pliers or Free Super Braid,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
Braid 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 Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
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 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards

 

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SANTIAGO

Fin Nor's Santiago series reels represent the most advanced big game reels they've ever produced. All stops have been pulled to offer every advancement modern technology can provide. The best materials and design combine to fulfill the traditions of excellence that for decades has driven the Fin-Nor brand.

For 2011 Fin-Nor introduced the unlimited class Santiago 130, specifically designed for the angler whose quest for big game fish is truly without compromise. This beast of a reel produces 110 pounds of drag, and like all Santiago's comes with a certificate of specifications - each reel being individually tested at the factory for performance. And, like all Santiago reels, a massive water-tight drag system is employed. A revolutionary stainless steel drag plate works in conjunction with twin carbon fiber drag plates to create incredibly smooth, long lasting drag performance - specifically designed to handle strong, long fighting fish. When engaged, it is water-tight to protect your reels' drag from salt and boat splash. These reels are made to be fished hard, for decades of hard use rather than years.

PLEASE VISIT OUR CLEARANCE PAGE FOR OFFERS ON FIN NOR SANTIAGO REELS, WE ARE CLEARING OUR SHELVES OF THESE MODELS.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL LINE CAP. (mono) LINE CAP. (braid) LOW GEAR HIGH GEAR SPOOL WIDTH WEIGHT M.S.R.P.
SA12 900 yds. / 12 lb. 1000 yds. / 30 lb. 2.48:1 5.58:1 1.42" / 36mm 40.8 oz. $459.95
SA16 900 yds. / 16 lb. 900 yds. / 50 lb. 2.48:1 5.58:1 1.81" / 46mm 41.6 oz. $499.95
SA25 800 yds. / 20 lb. 1040 yds. / 50 lb. 1.75:1 4.15:1 1.85" / 47mm 67.5 oz. $519.95
SA30 800 yds. / 30 lb. 1680 yds. / 50 lb. 1.75:1 3.79:1 2.40" / 47mm 70.0 oz. $579.95
SA30W 770 yds. / 50 lb. 1600 yds. / 80 lb. 1.75:1 3.79:1 2.95" / 47mm 73.5 oz. $619.95
SA50 730 yds. / 50 lb. 1100 yds. / 100 lb. 1.75:1 3.2:1 2.48" / 47mm 83.0 oz. $629.95
SA50W 900 yds. / 50 lb. 900 yds. / 130 lb. 1.75:1 3.2:1 3.34" / 47mm 88.0 oz. $719.95
SA80W 1000 yds. / 80 lb. 1600 yds. / 130 lb. 1.35:1 3.1:1 3.46" / 47mm 141.1 oz. $949.95
SA130 1200 yds. / 130 lb. 3000 yds. / 200 lb. 1.1:1 2.4:1 3.98" / 101mm 183.0 oz. $1299.95

I.P.T. = Inches-Per-Turn retrieve rate

 

 

Your Pick: Toro Tamer SUPER BRAID or CharkBait Premium Quality Multi-Pliers Pliers

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). $50 VALUE
If you'd like more information about the freebies, please click their respective images.

 

 

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Free & Optional Spooling

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value)

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  

FREE Toro Tamer Pliers
OR FREE Super Braid

Select Free Multi-Pliers or Free Super Braid,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
Braid 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 Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core
or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
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 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards

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FIN-NOR SPINNING REELS
INSHORE

The new Inshore Spinning series are excellent flats and bay reels. They use a carbon fiber MegaDrag for smooth confidence inspiring drag performance. Also, the unique spool design lets you tie braided lines directly on the spool without worrying about line slippage. The reel is made using a lightweight aluminum body and sideplate, with a cold-forged aluminum spool. There are five double shielded stainless steel bearings for smooth operation and less issues with corrosion. There's a Megalok infinite anti-reverse, with sealed water proof drags, a multi-stack carbon fiber Mega Drag material employed. All in all, these are terrific reels for inshore duty.

 

As an added incentive to get your order placed, we'll be including something very useful along with the reel you purchase. FREE Mono Spooling included, as well as free shipping.

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price
IFS 2500 150/8# 110 30# 5+1 18# 5.2:1 10.3 oz $129.95
IFS 3000 180/8# 175 30# 20# 5.2:1 10.5 oz $129.95
IFS 4000 230/10# 270 30# 23# 5.2:1 12.9 oz $129.95
IFS 5000 225/12# 200 50# 25# 5.2:1 13.4 oz $129.95

PLEASE SELECT YOUR REEL USING THE DROP DOWN MENU BELOW,
AND BE SURE TO SELECT OPTIONAL LINE SPOOLING.

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FREE Toro Tamer Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email. 
We'll toss in 300 yds of Super Braid, if you'd like 500 click below...
Optional Spectra Spooling additional 200 yds - total 500 yds $29.99
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top

 

SPORTFISHER

The Sportfisher is Fin-Nor's best value in spinning. It's built with legendary quality and features, and new for 2012 you have a Bait Teaser feature added. That's a nice option for folks using live bait, and those models are the products we're stocking in this series of reels - opting to move to the Offshore series for the more traditional spinning reels. The Sportfisher has a dual drag system, quite unique in operation. The drag is controlled by a simple knob at the rear of the reel, that's what you'll use to manage the presentation of of your live bait until the strike. Then the front-adjustable drag kicks over with a simple turn of the handle. The Sportfishers feature an aluminum body, side plate and rotor, with oversized multi-stack front drag with carbon fiber washers, and a forged and machined aluminum spool. Going further, you've got the benefit of a strong brass pinion gear, with titanium-nitride coated line roller, even a comfortable grip handle knob. There's a lot going for the Sportfishers, and the bait teaser feature ain't too bad either...at a true value at $120-130. Pictured are the bait teasers, FST60 & 80

As an added incentive to get your order placed, we'll be including something very useful along with the reel you purchase. FREE Mono Spooling included, as well as free shipping.

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Price
FST 60 240/14# 240 50# 4+1 24# 4.9:1 $119.95
FST 80 330/20# 275 65# 38# 4.9:1 $129.95

PLEASE SELECT YOUR REEL USING THE DROP DOWN MENU BELOW,
AND BE SURE TO SELECT OPTIONAL LINE SPOOLING.

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FREE Toro Tamer Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email. 
We'll toss in 300 yds of Super Braid, if you'd like 500 click below...
Optional Spectra Spooling additional 200 yds - total 500 yds $29.99
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top
 
 

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