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#1 
Daiwa
New BG's
 
ICAST INTRODUCTION
They're HERE
NOW!
#2  
Penn
 New Micro Reel with Mega Power

Accurate's Newest Innovation!
#3    
ProGear
 
Violator Series
New Models Arriving!
#4  
Avet 3 Speeds!
Real Head Turners Lower Retail  Prices for 2016!
#5
HydroGlow
The best squid lights known to man just got better

ICAST Introductions
#6
Pep & Killer
JIGS

West Coast Iron
Swimming a jig for great effect!
#7
Frenzy
One-piece molded rigged flying fish

Quality meets Value!
#8
Halco
190 Max
They're
Here,
and Priced Right!
#9  
Yo-Zuri
Bonita for WAHOO

Great Design and Price!
#10  
RainShadow
 
NEW 10 ft 2 piece Casting Rods
For Distance Casting w/ Power!

8/12/2016 - Early Post
Welcome to our Weekly Specials.

8/22 - MADE IT BACK FROM VACATION - WILL HAVE AN UPDATE POSTED ONCE I GET CAUGHT UP. A FEW NEW ITEMS TO SHOW YOU...NEED TO SHOOT 'EM


What fun, lots of new things arriving from ICAST and some special production items, too like the new RainShadow custom built 10 foot jig/popping rods!!! Lots more, and some I just won't have time to post until I get back from vacation - I'm history next week. For the local guys, there have been a fair number wahoo incidents...- get some Yo-Zuri Bonita lures now and start dragging 'em. Might just get lucky at the place you'd expect it least.  Poppers and flying fish still productive on the bluefin it appears. For the guys going south, Benitos and Cedros for yellowtail, absolutely have some the Pep and Killer jigs to toss! There's more, for sure, to enjoy week with this weeks' crop of specials.
Save 5% on your order, no exclusions, simply by paying for your order with your AMX card. Enter AMX in the coupon code field when placing your order. (You see they are having a little merchant promotion, if we hit a certain billing figure the wife will have enough points for a new IPAD...once that's accomplished, this deal is off the table...jeeze the things I do for that gal...or in this case YOU do. I sincerely thank you for the support and assistance in achieving some small measure of domestic tranquility!)

I'm taking off on vacation on the 12th (like it's not always a vacation for me...) - spending some time back in East Texas with the wifeski and our youngest boy. I'm taking 'em to Caddo again. I'll visit with some family friends from my youth who live out that way. Might even get to visit with some buddies I used to work with out there when Dallas was my base in the early 80's. The big goals is to provide our little guy the chance to hook a bass. I'll try to update this page before I take off. We'll have another bit of news to share once I get back. Where we're going there's really no internet, the only way for me to get online is to drive a few miles. So, I'm going to be off the hook for a week or so until I get back here on the 20th. (Picture is of my little guy 2 years ago when we were at Caddo - that was my wife and son's first visit to Texas.) Caddo is a unique place, describing it as beautiful is an understatement. Number one son will be staying home, taking care of his grandmother, dogs and cats...and working his butt off here, rigging, spooling, helping at the shop. Feel kind of guilty about that, but one of us needs to be working so we can afford to eat some great bbq and perhaps a bit of crawfish etouffee over in Shreveport). Thanks Sergey! And, looking forward to time in Texas!

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith


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* for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods carry a surcharge of $15) within USA.  AK and HI via USPS
(in standard size flat rate boxes - otherwise there will be a charge).
Oversize items, like lobster nets, rods and International orders will carry a
shipping charge which we'll quote you prior to actual billing.

*Standard Size and Weight Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!  Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Rods & Blanks, given their extra length, will have an added cost of $15 - this is a change for 2015 due to increased shipping charges from FedEx and UPS, packaging costs also increased this year for longer boxes. 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. *(One standard sized and weight box, within USA. If the order requires multiple shipping cartons then there will be increased shipping costs. 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).


Special #1

DAIWA
Introducing the new BG's

The new BG series reels from Daiwa are going to be winners for this traditional Japanese manufacturer. Please do understand one thing about Daiwa, they are the most traditional of Japanese manufacturers. Within the Japanese market, they are the dominant high end manufacturer of reels, the bike maker is a secondary player. That may not be the case in folks minds on this side of the Pacific given advertising, but it is fact. Daiwa does not change models often and when they do there's a good reason.* I'll also mention that generally Daiwa's reels are backwards compatible so they are not made to be junked after a few years. These are some of the things that make them "traditional Japanese manufacturers" in my opinion. The new BG's will be a very important part of their line up for years to come. There will also be an update to their Saltist series saltwater specific spinning reels, those arriving mid-fall.

The new BG's incorporate most of Daiwa's newer technology in spinning reel design. They offer a black anodized machined aluminum housing (hard bodyz - body and side cover), an over-sized digigear system, solid screw-in handle, AIR ROTOR, waterproof drag system, machined aluminum screw in handle, manual bail return (4500 and larger), 6 ball bearings with 1 roller bearing, infinite anti-reverse (4000 and smaller), DUAL infinite AR on 4500 size up. There's more, carbon drags, braid ready spool, and no doubt some other wiz-bang features I've failed to note. Bottom line, the reels are very nice and their pricing is also right on target - or in reality well under market for what's being offered. We've received three sizes thus far last week, more arriving this week, 4500/5000/6500 are in our HB shop now.

The new BG's represent the next generation of the ever popular BG series spinning reels. The complete series ranges from ultralight freshwater actions to heavy big game saltwater models. Pricing and value is unsurpassed in the industry, ranging from $99 to $130!

 


BG SPINNING REELS

Model
Number
Action
FW / SW
Bearings Gear Ratio Line Per
Handle Turn
Wt.
(oz.)
Line Capacity
(Lb. Test / Yards)
Drag
Max
BG1500 UL / - 6+1 5.6:1 28.3" 8.5 4/155, 6/100, 8/80
J-BRAID: 8/220, 10/130, 15/100
4.4
BG2000 M / L 6+1 5.6:1 29.5" 8.5 6/135, 8/110, 10/90
J-BRAID: 10/160, 15/130, 20/110
4.4
BG2500 H / ML 6+1 5.6:1 33.2" 9.3 6/210, 8/170, 10/140
J-BRAID: 15/190, 20/170, 30/120
13.2
BG3000 XH / M 6+1 5.6:1 37.4" 10.8 8/240, 10/200, 12/170
J-BRAID: 15/280, 20/240, 30/190
15.4
BG3500 XH / M 6+1 5.7:1 38.5" 14.1 10/240, 12/210, 14/170
J-BRAID: 20/310, 30/230, 40/150
17.6
BG4000 - / M 6+1 5.7:1 39.9" 14.3 10/300, 12/260, 14/210
J-BRAID: 20/370, 30/280, 40/200
17.6
BG4500 - / MH 6+1 5.7:1 43.1" 22.0 14/350, 17/280, 20/210
J-BRAID: 40/340, 50/270, 65/230
22
BG5000 - / H 6+1 5.7:1 47.4" 22.6 14/470, 17/380, 20/280
J-BRAID: 40/480, 50/360, 65/310
22
BG6500 - / H 6+1 5.3:1 48.7" 29.5 20/370, 25/310,30/260
J-BRAID: 50/550, 65/440, 80/330
33
BG8000 - / XH 6+1 5.3:1 53.3" 30.0 20/550, 25/440, 30/370
J-BRAID: 50/730, 65/590, 80/440
33

 

 
DAIWA TECHNOLOGY
Black Anodized Machined Aluminum Housing ("Hard Bodyz" Body & Side Cover)
Daiwa BG is equipped with a machined aluminum body and body cover providing strength and internal part stability. To increase the strength in the form of corrosion and scratch resistance, Daiwa has Black Anodized the body and body cover. The anodization process allows for better adhesion to the aluminum and will not chip or peal like a painted surface, extending the brilliant look of the BG spinning series.
OVER-SIZED DIGIGEAR™ (DIGIGEAR™ SYSTEM)
Daiwa BG spinning series have integrated the largest drive gear in the history of Daiwa spinning reels. The benefit to having this oversized gear increases gear-tooth contact points, this provides smoother and extended gear life as well as more power and increased torque.
Solid Screw-In Handle
Daiwa’s Screw-in-Handle design provides zero movement or play between the main gear and handle arm. This lack of movement offers the angler both confidence and control when rotating the handle.
AIR ROTOR
The Air Rotor weighs up to 15% less than ordinary rotor designs. Its unique shape reduces unnecessary weight while distributing stress more evenly throughout the rotor for maximum strength.
ABS SPOOL
The ABS spool's maximized core diameter and reversed taper mean 100% useable line. No "dead" line buried in a deep core. You can fill it with line right up to the edge of the spool lip without fear of tangles. ABS cause less casting friction for longer and easier casting. The huge spool diameter line flow freely in larger coils and produces less line memory coil.Smaller spool diameter means line flows in tighter coils as well.

There's a lot to offer with this exciting new series of reels. Yep, the BG's are surefire winner for Daiwa on this one.

FREE MONO SPOOLING, REDUCED PRICE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $150!

 

Qty:   
 
Braid/Spectra 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 MFG
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

 

*Note the current "BG" black/gold series spinners have been in their line since the '80's - and have not been discontinued still today, but they will finally fade away unless demand requires keeping them around. I bought my own back in the early '80's, own several and they've done me very well over the years. With the intro of the new series, the old Black/Golds will no doubt be gone next year - that's my belief.


Special #2

Penn International - IN SILVER!
2 Speed Reels with fresh cosmetics!

Penn Internationals are the standards by which other trolling reels are measured, and they do more than troll. In Silver finish, they are beautiful!

Over the years Penn Internationals have been upgraded significantly. Certainly there are few if any better heavy duty trolling pieces made, and their drags and freespool performance has been updated to be more in keeping with what we seek for use at the rail for larger grade tuna. They've always been a rich gold in color, great anodizing finish, especially when compared to some offshore produced reels. Well, we have a window of opportunity to add some spice and (in my mind) better cosmetics to the Penn International mix, with new SILVER anodized reels now being made. Can't say how long this will be an option, but you have to admit, the new silver colored reels really bring more pop to the Penn cosmetics. At our shops most folks think they're looking at another manufacturers reels! Beautiful performers, and at least in my opinion, better looking, too!

All International models well be made in silver, 12, 16, 30, 50, and if you can wait, we'll have 80's and 130's too!

 

 

 

 

 
Qty:   

FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or Aluminum Rod Belt (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 Rod Belt
OR FREE Super Braid Solid, 12 or 16 Strand Hollow Core


Select Free offer above
 

Rigging Options
- 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. 

 

FREE 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. 

Braid Test

Braid TYPE


Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW

Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot

Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot

Rigging Style


Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)

$20.00
per 100 yards

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID!

Made in America, and very proud of it!

ProGear!
New VIOLATOR Series!

 

ProGear is introducing a new update to their reel line up. The new Violator Series models are now arriving, the 40 and 50 (and larger 55) models are at our Huntington Beach shop now. The 30 and 20 sizes arriving in a couple weeks time.

 

The second generation of ProGear reels appear the same to me, except the Kody Sports label is now gone. So, they are a bit cleaner in appearance on the sideplate.  I have not gone over the internal changes, if any. From a feel standpoint, they do seem a bit more refined, but really the first generation's machining and feel was spot on to begin with, new models are simply modestly nicer.

 

 

ProGear added a wider version to the lineup, new model 55-2 pictured left. Pictured above are a pair of 50's. The other models follow the previous sizes, same line capacities as with earlier models. With the V-2 second  generation reels, black has gone away in favor of blue. So, you have a color choice of blue OR silver with the new Violator Series of ProGear reels. Pricing for all models is $249.

 

Thus far we've received 40, 40 and 55 sizes in silver and a few in blue. More on the way...

Model # V20 / 20-2

GEAR RATIO

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (inches)

BALL BEARINGS

LINE CAPACITY (LBS/YDS)

Monofilament Line

LINE CAPACITY (mm/M)

Braided Line

MAX DRAG (LBS)

WEIGHT

6.0:1

39.3

3BB+1RB

15/370

0.35/340

25

17.39 oz

Model # V30 / 30-2

GEAR RATIO

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (inches)

BALL BEARINGS

LINE CAPACITY (LBS/YDS)

Monofilament Line

LINE CAPACITY (mm/M)

Braided Line

MAX DRAG (LBS)

WEIGHT

6.0:1

39.3

3BB+1RB

20/400

0.40/370

25

18.13 oz

Model # V40 / 40-2

 

GEAR RATIO

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (inches)

BALL BEARINGS

LINE CAPACITY (LBS/YDS)

Monofilament Line

LINE CAPACITY (mm/M)

Braided Line

MAX DRAG (LBS)

WEIGHT

5.2:1

39.1

4BB+1RB

25/380

0.45/350

25

20.14 oz

Model # V50 / 50-2

GEAR RATIO

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (inches)

BALL BEARINGS

LINE CAPACITY (LBS/YDS)

Monofilament Line

LINE CAPACITY (mm/M)

Braided Line

MAX DRAG (LBS)

WEIGHT

5.2:1

39.1

4BB+1RB

30/360

0.50/330

25

21.06 oz

Model # V55-2 - NEW 2017 MODEL - NOW IN STOCK

GEAR RATIO

LINE RETRIEVE PER CRANK (inches)

BALL BEARINGS

LINE CAPACITY (LBS/YDS) EST.

Monofilament Line

LINE CAPACITY (mm/M) EST.

Braided Line

MAX DRAG (LBS)

WEIGHT

5.2:1

39.1

4BB+1RB

40/350

0.50/420

25

~22oz

ProGear reels come with a limited lifetime warranty!

Model 50-2 pictured below

 

All models $249!
Our offer includes REDUCED PRICE BRAID AND MONO SPOOLING!!!

 

Qty:   
Color Reels are available in either silver or black
Optional Spooling .
Braid/Spectra Spooling
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 


- Options in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above, if additional line is needed please make selection below...
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Mono beyond 100 yds  - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $6.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards "Solid" multi strand Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Hollow Core Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand  - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
If you selected hollow core braid as your rigging option please let us know if you'd like us to rig your reel knotless (inline leader within the braid)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging for 50# and greater lines. For 40# and below we'll use triple nail knots and appropriate glue for the connection (this minimizes line twist).
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

 

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Special #4

AVET 30/50/80 Series 3 Speeds
(New HX 3 Speed Raptor posted - click here)

A few years ago Avet introduced a new three speed reel, the feature added to their 80 class reels. Gained was a lower low, a 1:1 gear capable of pulling stumps, or more accurately 500 lb plus fish with relative ease.  Avet's big gun 80 set new standards for performance in a big game reel of this size.  Going after big black marlin, or for use as a kite reel targeting huge yellowfin or bluefin tuna, this is a reel that will inspire confidence and continue to perform for years and years beyond your expectation. If you are doing some deepwater swordfishing, an 80 properly rigged is a very good option for your most serious fishing.  Big Game anglers have something to turn heads! You can indeed turn a cow size tuna's head with this beefy brute of a reel once you drop that gear down to a 1:1 first gear. Over the past few years Avet expanded upon the 80's with both 50 and 30 class reels gaining the three speed advantage (faster top gear, lower low gear, with a mid gear that packs a punch capable of taming  most fish. For folks heading out on a long range trip of a lifetime, these new reels might be the best insurance of landing the fish of your dreams.

 

Avet's 30 & 50 series THREE SPEEDS offer the same transmission, same gearing as the 80's, same excellent drag and freespool performance as the firms two speed models. These are robust workhorses. The newer 30 & 50 3 speeds are available in both the narrow and wide form. Gearing is wonderfully thought out, 4:1, 2:1 and 1:1. So, you've got speed when you need it. A reasonable low gear at 2 to 1, that's capable of pulling most fish you'll encounter. And, when things get tough, when you hook into to big ones, well, just drop her down to first gear and turn that suckers head and with the drag level these reels are capable of producing you can keep the critters head turned your way! WONDERFUL for anglers, and big time CONGRATULATIONS TO AVET FOR PRODUCING ANOTHER EXCELLENT TOOL FOR SERIOUS ANGLERS.

 

 

 

3 Speed MODELS BRAID CAPACITY
short top-shot
GEARING DRAG
strike/full
WEIGHT PRICE 3 SPEED*
price lowered 2016
Pro 30 ~80#:600yds 4/2/1:1 35/40lbs 49 oz NEW PRICE!
$529
Old Price
$609
Pro 30W ~100#:800 51 $569 $649
Pro 50 ~130#:600 4/2/1:1 50/57 65 $659 $749
Pro 50W ~130#:800 67 $709 $799
Pro 80 ~130lb.: 1700 yds 
~200lb.: 1000yds
4/2/1:1 50/57 101 $799 $899
Pro 80W ~130lb.: 2300 yds 
~200lb.: 1500yds
4/2/1:1 105 $849 $949

 

Your Pick: SUPER BRAID - INCLUDING 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,
 

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). Receive superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 
 

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  
Color Lefty reels are available in silver at no increase in costs. Black, gold or blue lefties will add $50 to the price of your reel. No other color options for lefty reels
Pick your FREE OFFER
Select Free Super Braid 300 yds,
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 Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 200 lb hollow - per 100 yards $28.00
per 100 yards
 

FREE SHIPPING and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING - including spliceable hollow options!

Made in America, and very proud of it!

Special #5

Hydro Glow
The World's Best Bait Lights

HYDRO GLOW lights are the preferred night light for attracting bait, baitfish, squid, and predatory fish that feed on these critters. The Hydro Glow lights are the best available for private boaters, the most recommended fish attracting lights on the market, and they have been for many years. They are not the least expensive, but when the full package is considered, they represent a very worthwhile investment in fish catching technology.  If you are serious about catching white seabass off the SoCal coast, you need squid. If you need to "make" squid or other baits, you need a Hydro Glow!

HYDRO GLOW LED BAIT LIGHTS

A few years ago Hydro Glow updated their lights from big fragile tubes to LED lights. BIG improvement for most of us, the new LED's were VERY durable, you didn't have to be so careful since the LED's were much more tolerant of being tossed or banged on the boat. Well, there's another change coming and it's a very good one. The longer 2 and 4 foot LED lights are history, discontinued!  While we hate to see 'em go, the new lights are even better. Hydroglow has a new wrinkle in their design and it's a very good thing for private boaters. The new lights are smaller, take up very little room on a boat and they have a plethora of high output LED's. The new lights are brighter than their four foot cousins, and they take about the same space as a can of beer.

 

 

The LED's are VERY durable, capable of putting up with far more abuse than the older style lights. The new ones, well, more light, more bait, less room needed aboard the boat.

NEW DESIGN - There are some benefits with the new lights that should appeal to a lot of folks. Since they are basically solid state, they can deal with natural abuse that's likely to occur on most boats, they can deal better with some bumping around that a tube-style light. The lights also have a proprietary coating on their bright LED's to help absorb shock and make them waterproof for use in the water and added durability for years of hard use. The LED's are also darn efficient, drawing just 1/2 to 1 amp of juice! For the private boater, these may be exactly what you have been wanting to keep on the boat - and use!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Description Price
Hydro Glow 1 foot LED light
- in stock now
$89.95
NEW Hydro Glow 30 watt, 12 volt, green 3600 Lumin Light
- New in stock now
$149.95
NEW Hydro Glow 45 watt, 12 volt, green 5400 Lumin Light
- New in stock now
$199.95

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Special #6

Pep and Killer Jigs

Heavy YoYo and Surface Iron

Old Favorites Return - Made in the USA (Huntington Beach Ca to be exact)!

I'M BRINGING THESE GREAT SURFACE IRON JIGS TO YOUR ATTENTION FOR A COUPLE REASONS. FIRST, THE PEP 8 SHOULD BE SOMETHING GOING WITH YOU ON YOUR SD BASED TRIPS RIGHT NOW. The Pep 8 is a LARGE LURE, retrieve it slowly for best action. The lure is as seductive as can be when retrieved at the right speed, she swims side to side beautifully. The size, casting weight, seductive swimming action all contribute to make this a great lure to fish...right now for the bluefin, and later on for the yellowtail. Second reason for bringing these lures to your attention? Well, we just got a good shot of 'em in our inventory - 'bout time!!!

SURFACE IRON These are two old time favorite West Coast "Iron" lures which are now coming back into production. The old Pep and Killer jigs were favorites from about 30 years back. There have been a few on the used tackle sites over the years, quickly gobbled up. Both lures have strong adherents who well remember them from the older days, guys who knew surface iron and swore by these designs. They'd catch fish when other more well known designs were not getting a bite. Both the Pep 5, 6 and Killer 65 lures offered are surface iron, great for yellowtail, calico bass, striped bass and more. The lures are both about six inches in length and weigh 2.5 ounces. For those traveling south, they are also excellent lures for Roosterfish and really any fish which reacts to surface lures. They swim great, that's their big strength. You'll find more uniformity of that characteristic, they all swim great - by design.

 

These are unique jigs, not copies. The old molds were purchased many years ago, now the owner in expanding beyond the garage stage to bring the jigs back into full production. What was a part time hobby is now a full time venture.

All jigs come with Mustad treble hooks.



Killer 7 - 3.25 oz 93 gm, 7" @ $12.95
Killer 65 - 2.4 oz 68 gm, 6.5" @ $11.95
Killer CB1 - 1.9 oz 53 gm, 6" @ $10.95


Pep - 8 - 5.5 oz 157 gm, 8" @ $14.95
Pep - 6 - 2.2 oz 61 gm, 6" @ $11.95
Pep - 5 - 1.85 oz 52 gm, 5" @ $10.95
Pep - 3 - 1.65 oz 48 gm, 4.5" @ $9.95

Two new models have been added to our mix, the HUGE Pep 8 and slim Killer CB1. These surface irons are great additions. The thin bodied Killer CB1 will really be appreciated by those targeting stripers, roosters and yellowtail when they are feeding on smaller baits. The BIG Pep 8 covers territory given up by Tady with their 77 (stopped production several years ago). The lure is also a good inch longer than the Salas 7. Great action on the big Pep, lots of kick to the jig on retrieve and with the bigger profile, it's going to bring strikes from the big ones. Trying to get a 50 lb yellowtail at Cedros to come up and grab your jig, this one is the ticket no doubt about it.


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Description Sale Price
Killer 7 above, 65 below


Killer CB1
Killer Jigs CB1 Mint $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Mint $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Mint $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 'Chovie $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 'Chovie $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 'Chovie $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Purple $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Purple $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Purple $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Scrambled Egg $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Scrambled Egg $11.95
Killer Jigs 7Scrambled Egg $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Blue/White $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Blue/White $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Blue/White $12.95
Killer Jigs CB1 Dorado $10.95
Killer Jigs 65 Dorado $11.95
Killer Jigs 7 Dorado $12.95

Pep 6, 5 and 3
 

Massive Pep 8 pictured above

Pep Jigs 8 Mint $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Mint $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Mint $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Mint $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 'Chovie $11.95
Pep Jigs 6 'Chovie $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 'Chovie $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 'Chovie $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Purple $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Purple $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Purple $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Purple $9.95
5 on top, 6 below
Pep Jigs 8 Scrambled Egg $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Scrambled Egg $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Scrambled Egg $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Scrambled Egg $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Blue/White $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Blue/White $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Blue/White $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Blue/White $9.95
Pep Jigs 8 Dorado $14.95
Pep Jigs 6 Dorado $11.95
Pep Jigs 5 Dorado $10.95
Pep Jigs 3 Dorado $9.95

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Special #7

FRENZY FLIERS

All Frenzy Big Game Tackle is well tested by charter captains from all over the world, before they are offered to you.  You can trust this company to produce lures and accessory items that work well, and represent a value in the marketplace of fishing gear. 
Flying Fish
Whenever I head off to Catalina and I see the flying fish coming out of the water I have great confidence in the day's fishing. When the water is right for the fliers you know the water's right for the fish that feed on 'em.  Marlin, big tuna... they like flying fish! They're at the bottom of the food chain when it comes to a BIG gamefish's lunch menu. Frenzy produced a wonderful flier, the Ballistic Flying Fish.  The Ballistic Flier is perfectly suited for use as a teaser or stand-alone bait.  Rig a half dozen in a daisy chain or spreader bar to really bring up the gamefish.  Another effective technique is to rig one above your trolling lure, use it as you would a birdie teaser.  But, the way most folks use these lures is to tie one straight onto your troll line as a hooked lure on the troll.  They are also effective rigged with a hook and used as a drop back bait. One point to note, and it's to your advantage, these are one piece molded, the wings are not attached separately so they do hold up better over time - the fins/wings don't come off easily like some competing flying fish lures.
 
When chumming or chunking, the Ballistic Flying Fish can be drifted back into your slick as an appealing target of opportunity for finicky fish.  Worked on top or suspended in the water column, the flying fish has a silhouette that all blue water gamefish cherish.  When live-baiting, a Ballistic Flying Fish can be rigged in front of your bait to add some commotion and serve as a marker to help manage your spread.
 
 

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Description Price
Frenzy NEW VERSION Flier blue silver large rigged $12.99
Frenzy NEW VERSION Flier pink silver large rigged $12.99

 


Halco Max 190!
New Larger Sized Trolling Lures

New Halco Max 190
Following up on the tremendous success of the Max 130 over the past five or so years, the guys from Halco showed a prototype 190 size at the 2015 ICAST show. A year later the lure was ready for prime-time.  The new larger size Max retains all the same great features as the smaller version, with one exception...these come with the Mustad Inline single hooks (we offer the VMC version hooks which preceded Mustad for this type of hook as an option on the 130's). The larger 190 Max weighs in a 5 3/4 ounces, has a much louder rattle system, measures about 7 1/2 inches. The Halco folks spent a considerable amount of time testing these lures to ensure they'll track well - they got it right! The lures should prove stable up to 20 knots!!!

For those of us targeting larger grade tuna and wahoo, we have a new favorite lure to experiment with this long range season. I'm betting they do just as well for the 'hoo as the little 130's did for the schoolie tuna.

 

 

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Description Price
Halco Max 190 Purple and Black 1198 $22.95
Halco Max 190 Baitfish H157 $22.95
Halco Max 190 Yellowfin H71 $22.95
Halco Max 190 Wahoo - Pink Chrome R15 $22.95
Halco Max 190 Pilchard-Sardine H50 $22.95
Halco Max 190 Orange and Black 1006 $22.95


 Special #9

Yo-Zuri Sashimi Bonita

Yo-Zuri's Bonita lures have had some changes over the years, all positive steps in the lure's development. The current series posted here now represents their best efforts, and recognizes that pricing is an important consideration just as is the build quality, rigging and overall construction of lures like this. Knowing that the target species is wahoo, a fish with an incredible bite and razor sharp teeth, Yo-Zuri improved the materials used several years back. The new material is harder than most such lures  (Power Body). In the past Bonitas and Marauders were made with compressed foam which was prone to degradation with use. These lures are thru wired for strength and security, and they feature ball bearing stainless steel swivels to the hooks - which are also flat forged stainless steel. The color change technology which Yo-Zuri introduced in 1212 is maintained, only for the top of the lure. That feature has no real world appeal to fish in my humble estimation, but it's trick to see. That was a huge talking point with the prior generation, now it's downplayed - and that makes some sense since I've never noticed a wahoo approach the bait at 10 knots from two different directions before making it's mind up about eating a bait or lure. There was little if any benefit from the feature other than adding cost, so it's basically gone. Additionally, the ribbing which had to be incorporated made the lure's body rough, not smooth. For best hooksets some feel that the more slippery body allowed the lure to slide through the 'hoo's mouth allowing for a better hook up rate. I'd tend to agree with that thinking. Rigging is done correctly, with quality components, material used for the lure's body is also top notch. And, for the new lures, pricing is far more aggressive with costs of $29-39 rather than $55! The 2016 Bonita lures are just what we like to see, nice quality, good materials, and they are very well priced.

Comment: in 2015 one of the better skippers of Long Range boats, Roy Rose of the RP, noted that Braid Marauders were failing and were no longer thru-wired. This is critical for lures intended for larger grade fish. Braid Marauders used to own the LR trolling spots, now the Bonita increasingly dominates this position (...as has now been found out by guys who fished Halco poppers for the big bluefin we've had off our coast this year. No thru-wire = no caught fish, just heartbreak. This is the reason we did not offer the Halco popper over the past few years. The lure is of a good design but lacks a key and necessary feature for our kind of fishing. This failure may be why there haven't been too many Marauders available from Braid for the past year +. The Bonita now owns the long range wahoo trolling positions. They are durable, well rigged, the hooks won't fall out..., they track straight as a nail and hold their position in the spread, and they do get bit. If you own an old Braid, fish it and have confidence. Once you loose those, as I did a year ago, replace with the Bontia. You will be impressed with how much better the newer designed lures really are these days.  

 

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Description Price
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CWH Ahi-Hoo $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CWH Ahi-Hoo $59.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 COB Orange Black $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 COB Orange Black $39.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CDR Dorado $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CDR Dorado $39.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CPB PurpleBlack $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CPB PurpleBlack $39.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CRB Red & Black $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CRB  Red & Black $39.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CBM Blue Mack $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CBM Blue Mack $39.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 170 mm F1157 CFF Flying Fish $29.99
Yo-Zuri Bonita 210 mm F1158 CFF Flying Fish $39.99

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 Special #10

RainShadow
New Product Introduction - RCJB10H & MH JIGSTICK!

Last year we began having RainShadow blanks custom wrapped by SaltyDog (Bill Havens). Wonderful rods, great custom build, and excellent values. A few months ago, noting what was happening down San Diego way with the bluefin eating poppers and surface iron, we took advantage of a new blank from RS - a 10 foot jigstick (that travels like a seven footer). This blank is somewhat similar to a United Composite piece that's long been the favorite Ulua blank, similar two piece blank into handle design. In keeping with the size of these bluefin, perhaps covering some of the same territory as the old Seeker Ulua rod (and I do mean the old version prior to sale of Seeker a couple years ago) this is a rod made for heavy line. The RCJB10H is a 50-100# piece, 10 feet long, 2 piece rod. It's stout, has a wonderful bend when loaded up, and can cast a mile (or darn close to that). Components are all ALPS, guides are just fine with braided lines, even the coarse stuff. Rather than making use of cork tape, these rods feature sine cord wraps for the handle section - more durable than cork tape, with good feel and a secure grip, too! Based upon the excitement and success of the first production we've added a lighter test model to the lineup - and changed wrap colors for this production to a very nice metallic blue. We added a lighter version to the 10 foot 2 piece series, this one great for 30-50# use.

It's always interesting fishing out of San Diego. You will find guys fishing the party boats using a lot of 10 foot rods. These have been typically fiberglass designs, old school. The rods are fat, heavy and represent the best that was built...for oh, perhaps 40 years or so. The new RainShadow blank is a composite, made from more modern materials, carbon fiber with a fiberglass transition through the tip section of the rod. The result is a skinnier blank, nice bend, forgiving, and very capable of pulling hard on a big fish. That's the intent of the beast of a rod. This new rod travels like a seven footer, and that makes owning a 10 foot rod practical for folks from all over the country looking for a long caster that's capable of dealing with LARGE fish. While these new rods were originally planned for the local bluefin bite, they certainly will cover far more than that. I'm expecting some of our Hawaii guys to jump on this one as well as our more aggressive shore based sharkers from the Gulf. You now have the chance to own and fish a true long cast 10 foot rod which you can take with you, just like the popular seven footers. Pretty amazing, an equalizer for traveling fishermen - owning a 10 foot rod is not just for local deckhands and guys living near the boats in San Diego. Now all of us can have the same long cast option as the locals.

Rounding out the newest RainShadow models are the rest of our custom built rods which are posted on another page. We commissioned SaltyDawg to create this series of custom rods. These are indeed some of the best values on the market, custom rod builder favorites, and are offered at prices that take advantage of economies of scale in terms of production. Bill makes these rods for us in quantity, and quantity production benefits anglers with sharper prices which can't be duplicated when built one at a time. One point I need to mention as a caveat to folks. These are custom built pieces, they are not manufacturer made rods. Warranty covers the blank. Should you break these rods you will have a charge for replacement. Don't get too worried, in the three years we've been having these rods built for us we've not had a single break! They are durable, well made blanks (perhaps that's another reason why they are so darn popular in the custom rod building field - the blanks are very durable). Nonetheless, like any quality rod, they do not break themselves. Rod failures are the result of angler misuse, high sticking being the most common reason for a break...that along with showing off a rod's bend to friends who don't know how to palm a tip.

 


The 10 ft. jigsticks make use of a sine-cord wrapped handle - deckhand style with no reel seat.

Nice cosmetic work on the rods, like the upper end of the handle on the jigstick, very smooth and exactly what one would expect on a custom built rod.
 
Buy Description Length Line Class Action Power Lure Wt. Price

Metallic Blue Wraps on new production 10 ft. 2 PIECE
jig & popping sticks

RainShadow  RCP100MH 10'
travels like a 7 footer
30-60#
(30-50)
F H 3-8 oz $289.99
RainShadow  RCJB10H 10'
travels like a 7 footer
50-100#
(60-80)
F XH 4-16 oz $299.99

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