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Shipping runs $20 for rods, up to 7 feet in length within continental USA.

Most orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. All orders over $300 will require signature for delivery unless you specify otherwise and assume ALL LIABILITY. Rods, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $20 for rods up to 7 feet - this is a change for 2018 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. In 2018 UPS and FedExpress both announced new maximum size limits for boxes.  For most of 2018 shipping 8 foot rods became a major expense, easily $100 when shipped outside CA.  We've been working with FedEX to reduce these costs and finally in late 2018 we have arrived at a compromise solution. Inside CA the cost for an 8 foot rod is $35, and outside CA the cost is $50. Please note we can fit 2 rods in the same box at the same cost. We will quote you the shipping upon receipt of your order, you will not be billed until we confirm shipping costs and then will request the CVC security number for your credit card.. 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


CharkBait Custom Rods

RainShadow Custom Rods
New 2019 Product Introduction!
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Our 2019 production has been completed! We've received a few each of all models with the rest of our production arriving this week from our builder.  This year's production is our best yet, subtle and stealthy in appearance with black wraps, very refined in the build, and featuring a very useful range of blanks in both spinning and conventional form. The wrap colors this time are black, blanks are black for the conventional rods and a dark gunmetal gray for the two spinning rods.  The conventional rods are 7 feet in length, the spinners are currently produced as 8 footers (so shipping carries a greater expense, but casting distance benefits). I'm giving some consideration to dropping the spinners down to 7'10" on the next production to help reduce  shipping costs. But, for this introduction they are 8 feet long.

All rods produced make use of ALPS components, braid safe guides, machined aluminum reel seats, and that stealthy black threadwork with a very fine detail in silver. All rods, with the exception of the heaviest model incorporate ALPS soft gimbal so they are comfortable to fish both with and without a fighting belt. The heaviest conventional rod makes use of a more traditional aluminum gimbal with bulb cap. The rods make use of black ALPS XBXNL & XBHXNL series SS316HXN guides for long lasting performance. The conventional rods make use of the RCJB84 series RX6/E-Glass & Graphite blanks, which we have used in the past. This is a true composite blank, more carbon towards the butt, transitioning to E-Glass thru the tip. For the spinning rods, we elected to run the RCKJB series blanks. Same construction materials, RX6/E-Glass & Graphite blanks, transitioning from Carbon to E-Glass, combining light weight, sensitivity and durability.

With the three conventional rods offered, a person could be very well rigged for your typical 3-8 day trip. Add a spinning outfit for poppers and you really have covered the bases. The only missing thing might be a trolling outfit (which most boats now supply) or perhaps a rail rod combo for the once (or more) in a lifetime catch. The three conventional setups would cover me just fine, and likely be all you really need for 6 days and down, and for 90% of what you'd need on an 8 day'r. At 10 days plus, well, you'll still fish 2 out of 3 of those rods, maybe all three, but you'll likely need the big gun, too... What are other adequate alternates for medium to long range fishing? Put the RainShadow CharkBait built rods right in the middle, between Budget Conscious and Best on the Boat.

1. Budget Conscious: $200 Okuma's PCH Series, Daiwa Proteus series  - good to very good rods, plus shipping - $30 or more

2. Good Enough:  - $220-300 CB RainShadow - very good components, far better actions than #1, equal or better build quality. I'd put Calstar and old Seeker production in the same category/class. They'll get their jobs done well, not perfection, but very capable. - shipping included

3. Best on the Boat: $300-500+ United Composites, there is a cost... from ~ $300-500, very good to excellent, plus shipping $30 or more

Side note, we've seen another "dealer" representing rods as Made in America, using RainShadow's blanks.  They don't list the blank model, trying to confuse folks.  We are very clear, these feature imported rod blanks, a very good ones.  We don't hide the manufacturer's name or model number, we don't misrepresent the origin of the product. We do bring you a very good quality build and excellent quality rod blank and components, at a very aggressive price. We first began custom building of RainShadow blanks a few years ago, given Calstar not producing and feedback from the custom rod building community boasting of the blanks performance. RainShadow has a wide range of blanks, for every application, and they created some blanks which were very similar to Calstar's product (the 7 footers offered below) both in terms of construction technique and actions. We could bypass the factory bottleneck by going towards RainShadow as custom produced rods, that's something we did with United Composites prior to Randy Penny heading up the firm. Response to our early RainShadow production by anglers was favorable, and the pricing was a bit under Calstar for a better quality build. The rods fit into our mix nicely, but cost was still a factor - too close to a true USA produced rod like United Composites.  So, for 2019 we worked with a different firm for our build, increased our quantity to be built and we achieved a sharper price. The results are as you see, stealthy cosmetics, improved build, sharper pricing, and we're INCLUDING SHIPPING!

Model Recommended Line Test
(boldface represents an aggressive
angler's application test)
Manufacturer Blank Rating Suggested Drag Load Length Action Price
RC-JB84H
CONVENTIONAL
30-40# 30-60 8-10 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $219
RC-JB84XH
CONVENTIONAL
40-50# 40-80# 12-15 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $229
RC-JB84XXH
CONVENTIONAL
60-80# 50-100# 20-25 lbs 7' Moderate/Fast $249
RCKJB800-250
SPINNING
30-40# Jigging Blank rated 250gm
- 30-50#
8-10 lbs 8' Moderate $299
RCKJB800-325
SPINNING
50-60# Jigging Blank rated 325gm -30-60# 12-17 lbs 8' Moderate $299

The Recommended Line Test numbers above in boldface represent the line test we suggest running for these rods, the line test and drag level an experienced hard pulling angler would likely use them. Your application, style of fishing, strength and condition will influence your use as should the suggested drag load numbers. The drag load numbers really are key, that will determine the bend under load for which the rod was intended - and at what level the rod is working with you in fighting a fish rather than against your efforts.

Warranty: we check each blank and each finished rod to ensure they are 100%. There are no manufacturing defects in the finished rods, we say that with certainty. The rod you receive will be well made using quality materials, built properly.  We are offering these rods at a considerable savings given our large production, economies of scale come into play to provide a true value.  We are not padding the price in order to handle replacements for those who misuse their rods or who damage them by way of vicious car doors... Warranty is not liberal in application on custom rods, should you break your rod, there will be a cost for replacement. Yes, if there's delamination (which there won't be) warranty would replace the entire rod. Inspection will quickly determine such an issue, but do not count on a replacement should you, for example, decide to use the heavy rod in your boat's rod holder and then motor up a goliath grouper.  That's abuse by any measure. You will receive a rod that is 100%, both in terms of the components, blank and build. These RainShadow blanks are strong and reliable, they will put up with a lot, anything a fish can dish out. But, like all rods, do not high-stick your rod (don't put a vertical load on any rod, keep a bend on her) and she'll last a lifetime.

 
Buy Description Price
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84H $219.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84XH $229.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB84XXH $249.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB800-250 $299.99
CB RAINSHADOW RCJB800-325 $299.99

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Stick Jacket

Fishing Rod Covers


The Stick Jackets are a little different than the typical fabric rod covers, or any other cover that we've come across. They are made from a tough polyethylene filament that's virtually impervious to salt as well as resistant to mold and mildew. The braided material behaves much like the old "Chinese finger trap" gripping your fishing rod for snug protection against unwanted damage to line guides and rod tips.

  • prevents tangled rods

  • easy push on/push off installation

  • protects rod guides & tips from damage

  • great for boat rod lockers and rod tubes

  • breathable & will not retain water

  • impervious to mold or mildew

  • lightweight

  • you can hang rods for storage using the tough gromet at the cover's top

  • abrasion resistant and UV resistant

While the manufacturer makes a few sizes, most are only suitable for freshwater bass rods. These very useful rod covers take good care of your rod, and I'll often make use of them to both protect my rods during transport, storage and while on the boat when some rods may be unused.  Once I get home, I'll spray both the rod with cover, and then remove the cover to dry and further clean up my rods.  They do a great job protecting the rods and they do not absorb moisture. Many of the products made by this manufacturer are too small for the majority of saltwater rods, however we stock four sizes that are quite suitable for our uses. These extend down to the foregrip or right above the reel seat. They do NOT cover the entire rod. Made this way they can be used with the reel on the rod.

Big Game 6 - skinny sleeve like the red one's pictured right. Fits rods up to 8 1/2 feet long and 6 inch circumference

Big Game 7 - skinny sleeve like the red one's pictured right. Fits rods up to 9  1/2 feet long and 6 inch circumference

Spinning - This is perhaps the most useful size for the majority of saltwater oriented rods with larger guides as may be used for say 50# and up. If the guides are tall, get this version or the Magnum. If you are running spinning guides, then this is what's required. Fits rods up to 7 1/2" tall and a bit over 7" circumference. Best choice for trolling rods.

Magnum - For rods up to 8 1/2 feet long with a 7 5/8 circumference. Best for larger rods, larger guides.

Do understand these are not rod sleeves made to cover the entire rod, they are made to provide protection primarily for the guides and rod finish, made to end prior to the reel seat.


 

Buy Description Price
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 black $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 red $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 6 blue $7.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 black $8.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 red $8.99
Stick Jacket Big Game 7 blue $8.99
Stick Jacket Spinning
 5.5 feet length black
$8.99
Stick Jacket Spinning
5.5 feet length red
$8.99
Stick Jacket Spinning
5.5 feet length blue
$8.99
Stick Jacket Magnum black $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum red $11.99
Stick Jacket Magnum blue $11.99

 

 


Katch

2019 New Product

So, you're out fishing, have a couple rigs, one for bait and one for tossing iron. You have 'em both rigged, a lure and a hook hanging from their respective rods/reels. What do you do with the hooks dangling from the lure, what about the bait hook rig - what do you do with the hook?  Well, some might gouge the hypolan from the rod grip (though I'd never make that sacrifice) or some might just use one of the rod's guides as a hanging point. How about when you've cut off the hook and just have dangling braid or mono? Tie onto a guide? All these options can carry some risk and if you accidently damage a rod guide it can be both expensive to repair or it may cost you a fish...before you spend $30 or more fixing what you've done.  Here's a simple solution, a pretty creative idea in my estimation.

There's a better way to secure your rigs, safer, more convenient, with no downside risk.  Grab a few of these simple lure, hook and line holders. The product is made from durable Delrin material, with a larger space for inserting a hook and a round rubber grommet on the side for holding line.  There are two sizes, the small model is dandy for your inshore and freshwater rigs with the rubber grommet handling up to 30# line. The large size will handle 80-100# mono, and of course the hook keep will take larger hooks easily, 7/0-9/0.  

 

Buy Description Price
Katch Keeper Large Red $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Red $9.99
Katch Keeper Large Blue $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Blue $9.99
Katch Keeper Large Black $9.99
Katch Keeper Small Black $9.99

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