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#1 
Okuma
ANDROS Reels - 12S now available,
 
FREE BRAID & Free MONO RIGGING!
#2  
Daiwa
 
Lexa HD reels
Back in Stock with FREE BRAID!
#3    
Okuma Makaira!
Game Changing Reels...
Exceptional!
#4  
Avet
HX 3 Speeds
New Models - Free Rigging!
#5
Z-Bar
CNC Machined Jigs

Every One Swims!
#6
RainShadow
Custom Built Rods
New Models!
#7
ESCA
Deep Attraction
They're Back!...
Free Lure Pack!
#8
Eagle Claw
 USA Made Quality - Ringed Circle Hooks

Special Price!
#9  
Hi Seas
Quatro Fluorocarbon Leader
Excellent value and exceptional performing Fluorocarbon
#10  
Boston Big Game Fishing Kite
Great for light winds or heavy weather

Go Fly a Kite!

5/15/2016
Welcome to our Weekly Specials.

Nice crop of specials for you this week! Some wonderful new reels, rods, lures, and accessory products for your fishing pleasure and success. Local fishing turned on a bit last week, with white seabass following the squid at Catalina, bluefin tuna off our southern coast and yellowtail hitting surface jigs. Nice time to get out on the water, and that's exactly what Eric (San Diego shop AM) and I will be doing along with 22 other guys aboard the Eclipse out of San Diego this coming weekend. We'll be on our annual 2 day May charter aboard a more traditional "cattle boat" with long range oriented skipper and crew (the service, food and attention are all what you'd expect on a true LR boat). Certainly hoping for some of the 70-100lb tuna, but I'll be happy just to breath some nice salty offshore air! Been too long... Back to the specials, check out the Z-Bars! We've got 'em, hard to imagine $35 surface iron, but darn if these things don't swim well and get bit even better. All the specials are worthwhile additions to anyone's arsenal. Heck, I think I personally own 80% of things posted this week...(please don't tell the wifeski).

-Sorry, no new post this week. I've been on a boat, fished aboard the Eclipse Friday through Sunday, got back home at about midnight. Great bunch of guys, about half had been on previous charters and were very good sticks. Lots of big bluefin, fairly close in 35 miles and less. But, they'd been getting hit by the commercial fleet hard, very skittish fish, would not stick around at all. Once the boat got close they were gone. Only two bluefin caught, one on a popper the other on a jig. We saw bunches, but they were spooked. Mix of sardine and anchovies for bait, the fish we caught were full of 'chovies. Further up the line the first albacore of the season caught off the 43...

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith


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(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

Okuma Andros Series A 2 Speeds
New Product Introduction - FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!

We've now received Andros 5NII, 5II and 12 AND 16 size reels. The 12S has been delayed by the manufacturer, probably arriving towards the end of 2015. The previous model Andros 2 speeds were superb, I well know having purchased both the 5 and 5N myself. I fished the crap out of 'em over the past 2 or 3 years, they were my go to reels for their line class - fishing these for 20-40 lb test lines (40-50 lb braid as backing). The new reels go my own previous generation reels a few steps better, pricing dropped, cosmetics in my mind improved, construction got beefed up a bit, oh, did I mention the price dropped. The first one I bought cost $399...the new ones $319! No buyers remorse here, I love those reels, but no doubt the new versions are even better. The first of this new series to arrive were the 5's, followed shortly after with the 12 and 16 sizes. The 12S - high speed was delayed...for over a year's time. Finally, all models are now available (pictured right 5II, 12II & 16II).
 

NOTE: The Andros 12S IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The new Andros reels incorporate some of the features of the Makaira series in terms of operation and design. They are much lighter in weight, with casting and jigging considered in their design and execution. Wonderful reels in the hands, butter smooth drag and well thought out gearing and ergonomics.

For those who had a 12S on order with us, we receive the new model this week. Of course you get first shot at the incoming inventory. The folks from Okuma also recognize and appreciate your patience, with some orders we've actually had open for well over a year's time. Okuma will supply us with a free rod for you, and we'll toss in the shipping as our thanks for your patience and support.

Okuma air'd in the first order, and of that we received 1/3 of our order. Those pieces received have been shipped to those who ordered first, with the remaining backorders and new orders being filled within 2 weeks time. Free rods will be sent this week to those lucky guys this week, and the rest of our backorders will have the rods shipped at the same time. New orders for the 12S will be delayed by 2 weeks.

FROM A CLIENT
Subject:
Okuma Andros reel used on Polaris Supreme 5 day last week
8/8/2013

Hey, thanks for setting me up with a great reel.  It seemed too tiny to do what it did, and did it well.  We were into Bluefin over 60# and it never balked.  I checked the drag each evening and it stayed close, fricking amazing for what looks like a fresh water bass reel.  I fully expected it to fail under the conditions we were in (and with a 50/40 set up getting used hard).  Maybe that company has stepped up design and quality control. Also, thanks for the freebee package you sent to my dad (John Costello).  He caught the #2 and #3 fish on the same reel.
Mark

 


360 view with magnifier for close up views - must have Flash enabled to view.

 

Andros Series Reels Feature

  • Rigid1-piece frame and left sideplate construction
  • 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame and sideplates
  • Cold forged, Type-II anodized, machined aluminum spool
  • CRC: Corrosion Resistant Coating process
  • 6 corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings
  • External adjustable cast control system
  • Stainless steel ratchet drag lever for precise drag settings
  • Ergo Grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
  • One screw right sideplate take down for easy internal access
  • 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing 
  • Silent retrieve system for ultimate cranking smoothness
  • Carbonite Dual Force Drag System with Cal's drag grease
  • All models feature an anodized aluminum gear shifter housing
  • Integrated recessed reel foot design for low profile rod fit
  • Lug and plug system on 12 and 16 size
  • All models feature durable Ergo grip handle knobs
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty
 
MODEL GEARING BEARINGS LINE RETRIEVE
INCHES
MONO CAPACITY
YARDS
TYPICAL BRAID
RIGGING
MAX DRAG @STRIKE
LBS
MAX DRAG @FULL
LBS
PRICE
5NII 6.4 & 3.8:1 6 42.1 & 24.8 300 OF 15# 300 40# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 20-30# 15 24 $319.99
5II 6.4 & 3.8:1 6 42.1 & 24.8 340 OF 20# 300 50# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 30-40# 15 24 $319.99
12II 4.7 & 2.1:1 6 35.4 & 15.7 320 OF 30# 300 60# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40-50# 27 34 $369.99
12SII 6.4 & 2.1:1 6 48.4 & 15.7 320 OF 30# 300 60# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40-50# 27 34 $369.99
16II 4.3 & 1.3:1 6 39.3 & 11.9 500 OF 30# 300 80# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 50-60# 27 48 $389.99
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- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/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 Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
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 topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection 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 - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$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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Special #2

Daiwa LEXA HD!

300 Yards FREE SUPER BRAID

Get 300 yards of top quality Gel Spun Super Braid Spooling at no extra charge with these innovative NEW reels.

New for 2015 - first shown at ICAST in July and available now. Six models in the HD series. Two body sizes, 300 and 400. Some significant enhancements, tougher stainless steel drive and pinion gears, AND six corrosion resistant ball bearings (CRBB) plus one roller bearing, custom handle with swept design.

The Lexa HD's take the very popular and well respected Lexa to a new level of refinement and performance, with 25 lbs of drag capable on the 400 and 22 lbs on the 300 you have enough stopping power to deal with white seabass, tarpon, yellowtail, dorado and sailfish (and more). These compact baitcasters can toss a lure beautifully, and they have enough line capacity and drag to deal with most fish you'll encounter. Of course with their levelwind design they make life easier for those doing a lot of cast and retrieve style fishing with artificials. All in all, this is a very nice enhancement/refinement on a great reel and a fine value as well given it's construction. For what it's worth, I own a Lexa 300, I think I've found a good reason to buy a 400.

Models listed below in the drop down ordering menu. Basically two sizes (300/400) and two gear ratios 7:1 and 8:1 with a lefty option on the high speed 300 and 400.

FREE BRAID & MONO SPOOLING and FREE SHIPPING

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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
Includes Toro Tamer Solid @ n/c for 300 yds as option
Braid TYPE Select Line Type Above
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Spectra top, select hollow rigging here if required.
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 $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards $18.00
per 100 yards

FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID

 
Okuma Makaira SEA Reels

FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID
RIGGED YOUR WAY!

They aren't for everyone, but for those who appreciate the enhancements and have the highest demands, they are reels to die for. Okuma's Makaira Special Edition Long Range reels take things to another level in terms of specific changes that some in the long range community have requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the existing crop of Makaira reels are absolutely state of the art, and for most of us, myself included, there is little reason to head in the SE direction. The changes you'll see in the SE series reels appeal most to fishermen who are uncompromising in terms of their demands upon gear, guys who regularly head out to tangle with cow size tuna on the long range boats or aboard a sportfisher off Puerto Vallarta, those that will benefit most will be our most dedicated long range enthusiasts. Those that will benefit least will probably be private boaters, guys who tend to put on heavy miles on their gear and don't take the time to maintain 'em regularly. In a lot of ways the SE reels are custom shop offerings, based upon feedback from some of the most experienced anglers, guys who jumped on the Makairas early and fished 'em hard on the long range boats in 2010/11. To those, Okuma listened and responded, showing their sincere interest in building the best gear possible. The pricing of the SE series reels is a tad higher than the original Makaira reels, reflecting the change in handle and bearings used on these pieces. If you are seeking the best freespool performance, flylining live bait to large grade tuna, this series of reels will put a smile on your face and very likely result in a personal best on the boat.

50SEA pictured below:

 

Okay, now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series reels feature:
- Open Spool Bearings with TSI-301 oil. This increases freespool 2 to 2 1/2 times!
- All non-spool bearings feature FULL grease pack for maximum longevity.
- Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing.
- SE reels have a yellowfin tuna etched into the side plate to further distinguish them from the Golds.
- Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between the spool and cross bars.
- Larger Handles, MK-8/10/15 reels will feature MK-20 size handle knobs for greater leverage.
- Larger Handles, MK 20/30 reels use the 50 size arm and knobs.
- New LOWER GEARING on the 20/30 size - 1.3:1!!!

 

New SILVER Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left.
Models 10, 15, 16, 20, 30, & 50 now available in the standard gunmetal finish as well as SILVER for a limited time. Silver reels arrive to our shops this week.

 

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. 479.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. 479.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. 499.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/80# 4.3:1 & 1.3:1   44-lbs 32-lbs 42 oz.est. 559.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. 559.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. 579.99
MK-50II SEa
 
4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. 619.99
NEW MODEL
MK-50WII SEa
4BB+1TB 840/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 11.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. $649.99
NEW MODEL
MK-80WII SEa
4BB+1TB 700/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 37.8" & 11.3" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. $889.99
NEW MODEL
MK-130WII SEa
6BB+1TB 1600/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 39.8" & 21.3" 105-lbs 75-lbs 165 oz. $1199.99

*When packed using the Omega winder rather than Triangle

 

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Color Reels are available in gunmetal or SILVER!

FREE MONO Spooling & FREE Super BRAID Spooling

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/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 Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at Reduced Cost
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 topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection 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 - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

$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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Special #4

Avet HX Raptor Three Speeds
New Reels - IN STOCK!

2016 INTRODUCTION
New Three Speed Reels

Avet has added two new models to their Raptor lineup. Both the HX and HX Raptor now have a new option, three speeds! Gearing is well thought out, faster on the top end, powerful in the midrange and a stump pulling 1/3:1 on the low gear. Raptors represent Avet's best effort, dual drag, high drag capability, excellent freespool performance for superior casting, magnetic cast control (on the HX not HXW), harness lugs, progressive ramp for the lever... Of course, like all Avet reels the new HX Raptor 3 speeds are made from machined aluminum, anodized for long term durability, carbon fiber drag material...

 

Standard Avets are great reels, the Raptors take the performance to the next level, and now with three speeds the versatility increases. The lower low gear will prove a huge advantage when dealing with a larger fish, and the faster high gear will improve jigging effectiveness. Reels have just arrived to our shop, most colors are here now, with some not completed (green, orange, purple, camo). We have silver, red, blue, black and gunmetal at present. Gold colored reels have also been completed, will be arriving later in the week. Reels are in stock now and available for speedy delivery. (Pictured above HX in blue, HXW in Gunmetal, image left shows the three speed operation - must have Flash enabled to view)

 
Model Gear Ratio Weight Capacity
Mono
Max Drag @ strike w/freespool Max Drag @ full Price
Three Speed Lever Drag - with harness lugs
HX Raptor
3 Speed
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1 29.0 500/80# 40 lbs 50 lbs $589.99
HXW Raptor
3 Speed
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1 32.0 600/100# 40 lbs 50 lbs $599.99

 


360 view with magnifier for close up views - must have Flash enabled to view.
Standard width HX 3 speed pictured above.

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Color

FREE SHIPPING + FREE Hi Quality Super BRAID

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra/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 Mono Spooling, Braid Optional at FREE and/or Reduced Cost
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 - 100% PE Super Braid (not Kevlar)
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 12 OR 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied with selection above!
- SELECT options above, then if you wish additional yardage make your selection 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 - for line tests under 50# we will make use of multiple nail knots and adhesive for the in-line rigging

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

Made in America, and very proud of it!

Special #5

Z-Bar
Hard to Find - Wonderful to Fish

Could be the Hottest Surface Iron Made!
These new jigs have been getting a lot of play, especially those near our San Diego shop. The Z-Bars have gotten a lot of attention from the guys who toss a lot of iron. We've not been able to keep the jigs in stock at our shops. Frankly, we've only recently been able to bring the jigs into our Huntington Beach shop - the San Deigo shop would sell through the inventory before we could bring our share up north.  We've been stocking them for about a month, but supply has not kept pace with demand. And, frankly that surprised me despite the push from Eric, AM at our San Diego shop to "get 'em in here FAST!"  Well, Eric bought one and his buddy took it fishing on one of the rods Eric built (a nice dorado pattern jig stick). He landed a nice 40.5 lb local yellowtail...

Unique jigs, all CNC made, all made to swim perfectly - guaranteed by the manufacturer. Again, these are CNC made, each is exactly the same so they really should all swim well. That's really key to iron, not all are the same, not all swim as well as expected. That's a function of manufacture. As one would expect, a sand cast jig will vary more than something CNC'd. Unlike some jigs, Tady for instance, the Z-Bars are entirely made here in the USA. A good deal of time went into their design, and it shows. I want you to look at the images closely. Note the way the jigs are ground for their rings, also the nose and the hips. You will note one sharp side, one softer and the hips are not even. This stuff is not done for fun, the jigs are made to swim perfectly and what they've done in design ensures that they have a great kick. These are almost like tossing a Tady C - anyone can fish 'em, easy to make 'em swim on the surface, surefire swimmers, each and every one of them. But, they gain the mass of a 45 for longer casts and better kick. Weight of the jigs is 3.45 oz, 98 grams. Price for these jigs is $35, we offer them for $30. Good luck finding these jigs let alone finding 'em for a better price.

Reality check - demand outpaces supply on these lures.  We've not offered these lures online, never had enough in our hands to do so, and clients in the know pre-ordered them. So, almost all arriving stock has gone to fill backorders. At present we do have some inventory, it will not last and I honestly think we'll have sold out of these jigs before folks note that they are posted here this week. So, anticipate a backorder, plan on a back order, but at least you'll get yours and we're not keeping this jig a secret from our on-line visitors any longer.

Buy Description Price
Z-Bar Black $29.99
Z-Bar White $29.99
Z-Bar Mint $29.99
Z-Bar Raw Metal $29.99

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Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #6

RainShadow Custom Built Rods

RainShadow blanks have been gaining a very supportive audience in the custom rod building world. The firm that brings these blanks to market also is the worldwide distributor for ALPS rod building components, guides, reel seats, etc. They know rods, they are astute and dedicated to bringing quality to the market. They have a very strong design team at work, and their blanks show the knowledge gained through listening to the most demanding rod builders in the world. As a consequence of their listening they have a very broad range of blanks in their catalog, made for specific purposes. We've been hearing more and more from folks asking if we'd build rods from these well proven blanks. We did our homework, listened to the right folks, selected the right blanks, and thankfully we are associated with one of the better rod builders in SoCal (SaltyDog - Bill Havens) who we asked to produce several models of rods which are made for our style of fishing.

For 2016 we've added to our mix of custom made Rainshadow rods. We again made use of excellent Rainshadow RX6 blanks, the RCJB 84H and 84XH 30-80#, RCLB 70M and ML live bait rods all in seven foot length. We also produced an 8 foot jigstick - RCLB80M which is great for fishing 30-40#.

We made a few changes for this production from our earlier build of RainShadow blanks. Wraps are now in silver rather than gold, a bit simpler wrap, added a metal ALPS reel seats on all seven foot rods with ALPS soft gimbal. The jigstick make use of a durable sine-cord wrapped handle.

2016 Offshore RainShadow Rods:
For this year's production we've incorporated many of the same blanks as in our earlier 2014/15 production. The wrap color is silver for the new production. All of the rods offered make use of the RX6/E-Glass series blanks. These are composite blanks, making use of graphite on the lower end of the blank for sensitivity and relatively light weight. The tips are blended to E-Glass for a boost in durability. The actions are fairly fast, powerful and versatile. Very similar to Calstar actions and blank design, given the transition to 'glass through the tip. Wonderful rods to fish, great rods to own, and Bill Havens' (Salty Dawg) custom build is second to none - the man knows what he's doing and builds a very nice rod. Those points are all easy to demonstrate once you put one of these in your hands. If you are local, drop over to our shops and check 'em out.


The 8 ft. jigstick makes 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.

All 7 ft. rods come with a METAL double lock down ALPS reel seats. This is certainly not something expected on rods at the price points we're achieving on these rods.
 

All 7 ft. rods come with the ALPS Soft Gimbal.
FREE GROUND USA SHIPPING ON THESE RODS!
Buy Description Length Line Class Action Power Lure Wt. Introductory Price
RainShadow RCLB 70ML 7' 20-40#
(30#)
Extra Fast Medium
Light
2-6 oz $229.99
RainShadow RCLB 70M 7' 20-50#
(40#)
XF Medium 2-8 oz $239.99
RainShadow RCLB 80M  Deckhand Style Jigstick 8' 20-50#
(30-40)
XF M 2-8 oz $239.99
RainShadow  RCJB84H
(in progress)
7' 30-60#
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Special #7

ESCA
FREE ESCA LURE PACK
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They're Back! The Original Award Winning Saltwater Powered Bio Light. Accept no imitations, these are the real deal, no batteries needed, powered by saltwater!

ESCA
I first came across this product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much interested, but at that point there was no way for me to bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway, and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em. I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures, imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in popularity with USA based distribution. But, then something happened in 2011. Their USA manager disappeared, they did not come to the ICAST shows, we could not make contact, and people kept calling asking about the esca lights, if we had any...  I'll cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do well to grab some.*
(Please note, the image right shows the lure with hook, that's not accurate. The esca light comes with split rings front and rear, no hooks.)

There are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is either a constant fade in and out, or a blinking/strobe. They are powered by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most recently billfish. (They have been used in several tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds at getting bit.

Esca attractors weigh 7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but they are really best used together with spinners, jigs, iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling lures. For some rigging ideas please click this link.

 

 

We now also stock esca accessories, their squid and shrimp lures. These hollow bodied transparent lures are made to hold an esca light. Use them with a scent or fresh dead bait and be ready to catch some fish. Accessory lures are packed two per box, no light is included - just the two baits.

Rigging Ideas:

 

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Description Price
Esca Attractor - blue fade
$19.99
Esca Attractor - green fade
$19.99
Esca Attractor - blue blinking
$19.99
Esca Attractor - green blinking
$19.99
Select your FREE lure pack, one per light above ordered, please select either Shrimp or Squid below
Esca Accessory - SHRIMP LURES Free with purchase of light above
Esca Accessory - SQUID LURES Free with purchase of light above

 

*The reason esca disappeared for five years is due to a tragic accident that impacted the owners and key management of the firm. The

 

Eagle Claw 619 Ringed TroKar Hooks

Eagle Claws best hooks, the TroKar hooks are designed and forged in America. TroKar hooks are the fist surgically sharpened hooks in the world. They provide faster, deeper, surer penetration - and that's a proven fact. The surgically sharpened technology and species specific designs add a new level of performance to the art of big game fishing. 50% faster, surer penetration with half as much force as competitors hooks. That's Eagle Claw's claim, and I think they can back it up. These hooks took Best New Product award at ICAST last year. The pricing had been thru the roof, that was the reason we didn't bring 'em in initially. Well, we have a better price to work with now, far more competitive, and now the TroKar is a reasonable alternative both in terms of quality and price to Gamakatsu, Owner, QuickRig and Mustad. And, it should be mentioned again, these are made in USA.
Eagle Claw TroKar hooks were created by a team of engineers from Eagle Claw who partnered up with people who create high tech surgical needles. That partnership resulted in some creative thinking, and the unique hook design that distinguishes Eagle Claw TroKar hooks - a geometric triangular point made to penetrate faster and easier, twice as fast as any other hook on the market. This improves strike to hookup ratios, and your odds of catching more fish. Those are the manufacturer's points. What concerns us is real world, fisherman based feedback on the hooks, long range skippers opinions. Still Owner owns the lions share of the LR business, with Mustad coming on strong with their 4X hooks. Feedback looks to place the TroKars in that same circle of success. They are a very good hook. Certainly they are premium in terms of construction and price, but as is our nature, we're doing our part to bring the costs into line for our clients. Regular price on TroKar offshore hooks run about $18, however our prices are a bit less...quite a bit less...
 
Two versions of the TroKar big game hooks we're stocking, the HD Ringed and Offset Ringed models. They both are true circle hooks, but the shape is a bit different. The HD (heavy duty) offers a more traditional circle hook shape with a bit of a "kirbed" design (the point sticks out from the shaft of the hook as you can see in the image above). The Offset also has that characteristic, but it's shape is indeed different more inline in terms of the point to shaft but they change angles along the shaft of the hook. Both are indeed heavy duty hooks. I've not fished 'em yet myself, but by all looks and inspections these are up there with the industries best, and they are made here in America - the only premium hook manufactured in America. I think Eagle Claw has a very nice hook in both the HD and Offset ringed hooks. They're something we've been wanting to see since we dropped the product line a few years back given a lack of commitment to the Saltwater side of fishing. That's no longer the case, Eagle Claw has updated their design and now offers something that won't let you down when you finally get bit by that fish of a lifetime. Their old hooks were more of a value type product, and as such they simply could fail under high stress use. With the new models, well, those days are long gone. The HD and Offset Ringed are state of the art hooks by any measure.
 
Buy Description Price

Heavy Duty Ringed TroKar Hooks
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 4/0 5 per pack $9.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 5/0 5 per pack $9.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 6/0 5 per pack $9.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 7/0 3 per pack $9.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 8/0 2 per pack $9.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed 9/0 2 per pack $9.99

Offset Ringed TroKar Hooks

Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 1/0 5 per pack $8.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 2/0 5 per pack $8.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 3/0 5 per pack $8.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 4/0 5 per pack $8.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 5/0 4 per pack $8.99
Eagle Claw Trokar Heavy Duty Ringed Offset 6/0 4 per pack $8.99

Made in America, and very proud of it!


 Special #9

Hi Seas Quatro Fluorocarbon
Excellent Product, Great Value!

  • Hi Seas Quattro 100% Fluorocarbon Leader

Here's a product we think you'll find quite interesting. Hi Seas introduced a Fluorocarbon leader at the 2009 ICAST show in Orlando. Since that time I've been using it as my primary leader material, and we've even included it in some of our long range charter gift bags so that other folks can become introduced to it's benefits.  It's a unique product, unlike anything we've worked with before in Fluorocarbon form. While there have been some colored fluorocarbon leaders that gained some following such as Yo-Zuri's pink leader, our opinion was always that tinting an otherwise invisible line didn't make sense - from an intuitive logic standpoint, why color something that should be invisible in the first place? Well, there's one reason I didn't consider... Your line acts as a transmission cable for light. In strong sunlight the line will conduct that energy and become visible. Hi Seas got around that issue by adding some tint to diffuse the light. But, they went a step further, actually several steps further. This line transitions into FOUR TINTS, breaking up the light transmission and making the line even more invisible to fish. It has a faster sink rate than mono based upon a standard fluorocarbon property relating to it's specific gravity. The material is less visible, and with a transitioning tint it will be less visible under all light conditions. Interesting product, and something we think you'll want to try. I've now been using this leader for over a year, and I have been impressed with it's performance. It's produced tuna for me when other guys didn't get bit. It's especially beneficial in strong sunlight conditions. We've tested the product both from a line test standpoint, diameter to test, and from a "bite" perspective. By all counts this is excellent stuff.

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Hi Seas Quatro price is far more attractive than some of the better known products that are on the market now.  The price advantage is a major consideration, or at least should be given how much fluorocarbon we typically run these days. I tend to run straight braid, then connected to Fluorocarbon leader on many of my own rigs. I'll use an entire spool of the FL line on top of my braid. That's a great way to put the odds in your favor in terms of getting bit, especially when fishing bait. This is my go-to line of choice, price is one consideration, but if it didn't get bit then who cares about price. Well, the stuff does indeed get bit quite well indeed.

COATESVILLE, PA (June 1, 2009) HI-SEAS introduces new 100% Fluorocarbon, with exclusive Quattro 4-color camouflage technology. There are two ways to reduce fishing line’s visibility underwater. The earliest method was developed by HI-SEAS and remains in use today in their extremely popular nylon monofilament lines Quattro Plus™ and Black Widow™. This ground breaking achievement works the same way a hunter’s camouflage clothing does, by breaking up visual patterns so it blends into the background. It’s a simple principle, but it took HI-SEAS to apply it to the science of fishing line.

The second method for making line less visible to the fish’s eye came about when line was extruded from polyvinylidene fluoride, a material that has a light refraction index similar to that of water. Most early fluorocarbon lines were manufactured from material so stiff and unruly that they were relegated to being used for leader material. The stuff just didn’t cast well and was far too stiff, but bass fishermen discovered that in addition to being less visible to fish, unlike nylon monofilament which tends to float and absorb water, fluorocarbon sank. That was a beneficial property for line when fishing jigs, worms and all kinds of finesse baits. Even in lighter tests, the stuff just didn’t perform well as a running line. That is, until HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon was introduced.

With the introduction of HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon Line three years ago, the company set a new standard for fluorocarbon performance. In one giant leap, HI-SEAS had overcome the problems inherent with other fluorocarbon lines like stiffness, poor knot strength, poor abrasion resistance and less than stellar casting abilities. B.A.S.S. Pro’s like Cliff Pace, Jeff Kriet, Jeff Connella, Andre Moore and Kim Bain Moore all agree that HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon quickly became the standard against which all others are judged. To date, no other fluorocarbon line has matched its superior performance characteristics.

“HI-SEAS has never been a company to rest on its past achievements,” said Mike Shields, VP of Sales and Marketing, “so we’re raising the bar again with the introduction of a revolutionary new line, Quattro Fluorocarbon. By applying our proprietary Quattro coloring process, we’ve added a new level of invisibility to our 100% Fluorocarbon line and leader products. Alternating lengths of scientifically selected colors mask the last remnants of the line’s visual footprint. This product represents the latest in underwater camouflage technology, and it’s available now!”

“As much as I love the original HI-SEAS 100% Fluorocarbon, this new Quattro Fluorocarbon is even smoother and casts further with less effort than their original,” said Cliff Pace. According to on-the-water tests performed by Cliff and other members of the HI-SEAS Pro Staff, they agreed that Quattro Fluorocarbon is the best handling fluorocarbon line yet, while retaining a high degree of abrasion resistance and superior knot strength. Since it disappears so well underwater, our pros were able to increase the line rating they use without sacrificing stealth or fishability.

Compare the price to Seaguar and YoZuri, and compare the results...
This has been my own fluorocarbon of choice these past few years. The product is made in Portugal, the quality is excellent and the fishability factor tops in my estimation.

 

Buy Description Price
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 12# - 0.12" .30mm Diameter, 25 yards $5.25
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 15# - 0.14" .35mm Diameter, 25 yards $5.69
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 20# - 0.16" .40mm Diameter, 25 yards $6.49
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 25# - 0.18" .45mm Diameter, 25 yards $7.29
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 30# - 0.20" .50mm Diameter, 25 yards $9.69
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 25 yards $11.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 25 yards $13.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 25 yards $15.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 80# - 0.35" .9 mm Diameter, 25 yards $24.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 100# - 0.42" 1.0mm Diameter, 25 yards $29.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 130# - 0.47" 1.2mm Diameter, 25 yards $35.99

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 Special #10

Bost Big Game Fishing Club Kite
Hi Fliers - 5 to 20 knot applications!

This kite has gained a lot of positive feedback based in no small part to it's ease of use and price. Regardless of price, this is a great kite to own for any private boater. They deploy easily given their foil type design, less of a need to run helium to get the thing where it needs to go. The Big Game kite flies in a wider range of wind conditions than most kites, 5-20 knots suggested by the manufacturer. In truth, you'll find these to be the easiest fliers on the market - they do well in relatively slack conditions. In stronger winds you may find yourself wanting the kite to stay down lower to the water and further out from your boat. The other neat thing about these particular kites is that they don't hold water like other ones do. If the kite goes down, hits the water and gets wet it will not detract from it's ability to fly! They'll work in wet or dry conditions. Folks often have added a bit of weight to the kite to achieve their desired distance/height. The kite was made for handling larger baits, and does so quite well. It's suggested that you fly this kite with 80# or greater line. The heavier the winds, the heavier the line for flying - this will help keep the kite flying out away from your boat rather than straight up (and away from the fish). Some will fly a flag off the kite, perhaps 50 feet down the line to add some additional drag.
(Really seems a bit strange to suggest adding drag whether it be a flag, weight or heavier line, but the ease of flying this particular kite opens the door to some fiddling in order to deal with heavier winds and a more vertical flight path. These are the easiest kites to run I've come across.)

Boston Big Game Kite
-comes with storage bag
$49.99



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