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Upon placing your order you'll receive an
immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time. 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 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. Orders over $100 are shipped
FREE!* Orders less than $100 are billed for shipping. During the
ordering process you can select expedited
shipping if required.
(Within the USA via UPS 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
longer than 7 feet carry an additional shipping
charge of $12, rods 7 feet or less are shipped
at n/c so long as the order is over $100 going
to one destination (Alaska and Hawaii may have
additional charges or restrictions). This is for
standard ground shipping, expedited shipping
will be at higher expense.
State of the Art Fishing Rods and Blanks
for the Ultimate Quality, Performance and
Calstar rods have taken more
big tuna over 200 pounds than all other manufacturer's products
combined...by a 3 to 1 margin (San Diego Sportfishing Council from
1998-2000). They have earned respect from the most demanding of
anglers, the guys hitting the long range 10-20 day trips. Calstar
blanks are the top choice among custom rod builders, because their actions
are right-on-the-money, and the quality and consistency is excellent.
Calstar Fishing Rods are uncompromising in terms of quality. That comes at a
price. But, for many anglers the price is worth the end result.
The end result is excellence, simply put.
founder Leon Todd has dedicated his life to building quality fiberglass and
composite fishing rods and blanks. From his early years at Roddy Rods, to
his days of designing rod blanks for California Tackle (Sabre) and now as
owner of Calstar, Leon's primary market has been the discriminating
saltwater angler. When anglers worldwide need the best, they come to Calstar.
Leon listens to his angling customers and makes changes and adds new models
to his line to continuously improve and provide the customer with the
product that meets their needs. Leon credits the many outstanding
professionals as well as thousands of fine anglers in the Southern
California area for their input and support.
proud to offer our clients Calstar products, some of the finest fishing rods
money can buy. We're stocking both their Grafighter series and the
West Coast Series of factory built rods. As of the summer of 2009 we
also expanded, as did Calstar, with the introduction of the GG series of
rods. These feature graphite and 'glass construction, a less expensive guide
set than the Grafighters, but with similar benefits of blank construction.
The GG series is a little more affordable, and offer lighter weights than
the West Coast series of rods. We stock some blanks, and of course have
access to all blanks produced by this firm.
If you would like to get a bit of
background on the various rod series made by Calstar we have posted a
YouTube video that tries to go over the product line.
Video: Calstar Rods
Grafighters are the new standard in fishing. They're made from both
fiberglass and graphite, throughout their length. The result is a
lighter stick, quicker responding, very good durability, and they
effectively help you fight a fish by virtue of their action. These
rods are triple wrapped, black blank with seafoam color wrap. The rods
feature Fuji BNLG/BNLGH conventional guides or AFTCO rollers.
We're now including shipping on all
Calstar fishing rods, makes life a little simpler. If you're local to our
shop and don't require shipping, the price may be a bit less. Please
do not call the shop for the in-store price, we're not allowed to
quote prices by phone. You'll just have to drop over and check things
out. Rest assured, CharkBait's prices are the lowest possible.
We guarantee it.
FREE SHIPPING ON
CALSTAR GRAFIGHTER RODS*
Please note, we have added
some new rods to the Calstar mix. We have the new Tuna Caster 770H, XH, XXH,
XXXH (rail rods) and Wahoo
Casting 875H Long Range
Specialty rods in stock now!
In addition, we also have these rods custom
produced with some enhancements for the more discriminating long range
angler. Please visit our Custom Rod page for
West Coast Series is the gear that made Calstar's reputation. Great
actions, excellent durability, strength, and quality components throughout
the line. Of course all Calstar fishing rods carry a Lifetime
Guarantee and are "Made in the USA". If you're looking for a rod
you'll own and fish for a lot of years, you don't mind a moderate expense
but aren't looking to sacrifice your daughter's education funds, the West
Coast Series is your best choice. You'll love the rod and appreciate
it's many strengths, you'll also come to the realization that you've grabbed
a real value once you fish the rod.
The casting and spinning rods feature
stainless steel guides. The all roller rods use AFTCO components, while the
RS/RT rods use the AFTCO stripper and tip-top with Stainless rings for the
other guies. Fuji seats are used up to the all roller rods which feature
West Coast series rods are available in honey or black with a seafoam green
wrap. The black versions are a little more expensive than Calstar's
traditional honey blanks. The all roller trolling rods are $30 more
expensive given their use of AFTCO black components.
FREE SHIPPING ON
Select Honey Color
Calstar WC195 6C
Calstar WC196 6C
Calstar WC196 6S
Calstar WC196 7C
Calstar WC196 7S
Calstar WC210 S
Calstar WC270 7C
Calstar WC270 7S
Calstar WC865 C
Calstar WC865XH C
Calstar WC870 C
Calstar WC870 S
Calstar WC970 C
Calstar WC970 S
Calstar WC610 C
Calstar WC660 C
Calstar WC665 C
Calstar WC670 C
Calstar WC670H C
Calstar WC655H C
Calstar WC660H C
TUNA RODS - TROLL/BAIT ROLLER STRIP/TIP-TOP
Calstar WC660H RSRT
6 Stainless Steel w/ AFTCO Roller tip
Calstar WC655XH RSRT
5 Stainless Steel w/ AFTCO Roller tip
Calstar WC660XH RSRT
6 Stainless Steel w/ AFTCO Roller tip
TUNA RODS - Troll/Bait
Calstar WC Baby Boomer
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC Boomer JR
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 655XH AR
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 655XXH AR
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 6455XH AR*
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 6455XXH AR*
5 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 6460XH AR*
6 AFTCO Roller
Calstar WC 660XXH AR
6 AFTCO Roller
DECKHAND SERIES - All roller rods
using black AFTCO guides carry a +$30 charge.
Calstar WC DH 196 C
Calstar WC DH 220 C
Calstar WC DH 270 C
Calstar WC DH 270H C
Calstar WC DH 6480 C
Calstar WC DH 690 J *
Calstar WC DH 90 J *
Calstar WC DH 100 J *
West Coast Series rods are available in traditional honey or black, both
with seafoam green wrap. Please be sure to select the correct
color above. The
trolling rods in black carry a $30 increase due to the use of more
expense black AFTCO rollers.
*We can not ship rods over 8.6' in
length. The 9 and 10' rods are only available at our shops in
and San Diego.
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.
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 under
these conditions, and rods do get grouped, compressed,
bounced around while stored on the upper deck and in
handling at the end of a trip. So, when it's time to "take
down your gear" on a long range trip for bundling and
storage on the top deck during travel and boat cleaning,
I'll put my rods in the Jacket individually and in a pinch
two in the same sleeve. That's helped me protect my rods,
their guides, and keep things organized and together at the
end of the trip. With
these things you do get that protection when you need it
most. I even leave them on my rods when I get home and put
my fishing rods away for storage. I'll
spray off the rod jackets 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 Wraps are
five feet in length.
The other product we have for rod
organization are our CharkStraps. 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.
Our Chark-Sleeves are
a bit different than the one's above. They are
available in three sizes. The base of the
sleeve folds up onto the butt section of the
rod and then can be tied off. So, one size can
fit shorter rods with no problem. They are
made of 89% polyester and 11% lycra (like OJ's
gloves if you remember...). The material is
versatile, durable and quick drying. It's
super stretchy, and the micro polyester fabric
wicks away moisture - like those $60 golf
shirts. Nice product, nice price! These will
stretch up to one foot longer in length. So, a
5' will indeed fit a 6' rod, the 7 will
stretch to a tight 8.
Unsure which rod
fits your need? Send me an e-mail. We'll make sure
you're right on target.
*Free shipping for rods
7' or less within contiguous 48 states, Alaska
and Hawaii will run a bit more. Rods longer than
seven feet will carry an oversize rate expense
due to their length. We can not ship 9 foot
rods, they are only available at our shop.
MAINTAINS AN EXTENSIVE INVENTORY OF ALL RODS
OFFERED. THIS ALLOWS QUICK DELIVERY
IN ADDITION TO THE EXCELLENT PRICING WE OFFER.
MAKES IT KIND OF HARD TO BUY ELSEWHERE DOESN'T
lot of West Coast fishermen use deckhand style
rods, rods with a corktape grip wrap instead of
making use of a more typical reel seat with a
hypolon or cork handle. The corktape deckhand
rods are preferred by long-cast guys - jig
fishermen, and those desiring a longer rod and
longer casts. Additionally, the deckhand rods
allow the fisherman to mount the reel using a
rod clamp in a more custom, more comfortable and
balanced position, again aiding in longer casts.
One drawback of this type of handle/grip is that
the reel clamp tends to dig into the cork over
time. Applying that clamp's pressure over a
larger area reduces the grind on the cork and
allows for a more secure mount. The Cork Puppy
solves the mounting problem quite well. They fit
the majority of rods, and reels made. If your
intent is to mount a reel (that has a rod clamp)
to a deckhand rod, this product just might be a
necessity. There are three sizes, measured by
the rod's diameter in the area you intend to
mount the reel. It's made of machined 6061-T6
aluminum with type II anodizing.
questions? Please e-mail us, click on
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Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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for sending reels for service.
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I think that about covers it.