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#1 
Okuma Metaloid
5 & 5N sizes

New Product Introduction!
#2  
Okuma Makaira
S
uperior Quality
Top Quality design and execution!
#3    
Penn
Torque
Leverdrag
Two-Speeds
FREE Super Braid Rigging or Pliers!
#4  
Van Staal
VM Series
Value Priced Superior Quality!
#5
VMC
In-Line Hooks
Replace treble hooks easily on your lures!
#6
Toro Tamer
Wounded Swimmers
Tuna & Wahoo!
#7
Toro Tamer
Subsurface Swimmers
Tuna & Yellowtail!
#8
Tady
Iron

New Patterns, Tuna Rigged!
#9  
Toro Tamer
Fish the Wedge for jackpot tuna
Go Deep!
#10  
Assistance
with Assist Hooks

Get Creative!

09/19/2014 - EARLY POST
Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!
Leaving for a 6 day charter aboard the Royal Polaris Saturday so we'll do the update a tad early. Should be another great charter, we'll see how the hurricane down south effects the conditions. One thing for sure, we're going to get another nice push of warm water up here. So, for the local guys, expect continued excellent fishing. I've said it a lot, but we're seeing the best local tuna fishing we've had for at least the last 30 years. Great volume and quality of fish. Hard to say where we'll head on the trip. Usually it's south into Mexican waters, and the bite down at Alijos Rocks turned on with great catches of wahoo and tuna, or Cedros Island for yellowtail. On the RR trip a couple weeks ago we spent the whole time in USA waters, great fishing and kept us out of the worst of the last hurricane. This time, well I'd love to go south for some different scenery, but then again no complaints about fishing local for the bluefin and yellowfin - and there's still a shot at wahoo...yep, they're up here, too.

So, to go along with the bite we're posting some sure bet winner lures for those heading out for tuna, both yellowfin and bluefin. We've received a few interesting new products over the past couple weeks. On the large game side of things Okuma now has a 130 in their Makaira line, pretty darn impressive beast, we have them in stock at our Huntington Beach shop. They also produced a FEW 50 narrows in last year's limited edition color of silver/black - beautiful! So, guys that grabbed some of last years limited production reels can finish off their series. We finally brought in VMC's In-Line hooks, a wonderful new hook which a lot of folks have wanted to see - great for replacing the trebles on your poppers, Rapala and Halco lures. If we see some other new arrivals I'll post 'em here prior to taking off again for another charter.  Of course the biggest new release we received is Okuma's Metaloid Series reels - incredible values, wonderful pieces. This series of reels is very much under priced for what's being offered. Expect to see a price increase down the road, expect it. I'm thinking they'll do the same thing on the Metaloids as they did with the Makaira series, offer 'em at a low initial price to get 'em out on the boats, then increase the retail once they've proven their point. Okuma is positioning themselves for dominance in the sportfishing market. Their gear is excellent, prices are aggressive, customer service well above their competition. They listen, and they keep coming out with what we've wanted to see built.

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith


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Special #1

Okuma Metaloid Reels
-New Reels HERE NOW!

New ICAST INTRODUCTION - Here's one we were very excited about, actually a few more than one. In the Metaloid Series there will be three sizes, 5 narrow, 5 and 12. We have received a limited number of the 5N and 5 sized reels in both single speed and two speed forms. The new series offers a rigid 1 piece frame and left sideplate, 6061 T6 Machined aluminum frame and sideplates. The reels are cold forged (not machined - same process as the infamous bike makers $500 models...), type 2 anodized. The spools are made from machined aluminum. They feature a corrosion resistant coating process as well as the anodizing for dealing with saltwater corrosion issues. All reels in the series offer 4 ball bearings and best of all they offer 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gears!. The drag system benefits from Cal's drag grease and Carbonite drag washer. All models offer a clicker, and the freespool performance is simply amazing. The price is very aggressive, definitely puts all other manufacturers on notice. There's even more to talk about, handle, arm construction... Bottom line, these are some excellent reels and their price point, their value, construction (my gosh helical gears!) simply sets new standards for the fishing reel market.

I've owned an Andros for several years, these new reels do what my Andros does. Same size, very similar performance and about 1/2 the price I paid. Add to all this great stuff one more thing that beats all other manufacturers: THREE YEAR WARRANTY - FROM A REAL COMPANY THAT STANDS BEHIND IT'S PRODUCTS.

Several years ago we introduced our clients to the Makaira series of reels. We were the first one's to discover just how good they were and we took the time to try to educate folks, to erase old prejudices and give 'em a try. We were proved very right. We also explained to folks that Okuma is the sleeping giant in reel production, and to expect great things from them. They have proven their point, and now they are entering a new level of dominance with this series of popularly priced reels. No reel manufacturer is anywhere near this aggressive in terms of value and performance, and three year warranty included...simply amazing.

Model Bearings Mono Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight   Price   
M-5NS 4 300yds/15# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.4 oz $189
M-5 4 340/20# 6.4:1 42.1" 24 15 lbs 15.6 $189
M-5N II 4 300yds/15# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.7 oz $219
M-5II 4 340/20# 6.4 & 3.8:1 42.1 & 24.8 24 15 lbs 15.9 $219

 

SINGLE SPEEDS PICTURED LEFT, TWO SPEEDS RIGHT

 

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FREE MONO Spooling & Optional 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 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED at increased costs -
OPTIONAL Braid Spooling

 
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for 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
 

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Special #2

Okuma Makaira SEA Reels
-New Limited Edition SEA Reels HERE NOW!

Free Braid spooling or Premium Pliers!

Your Pick: SUPER BRAID - INCLUDING 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,
or CharkBait Premium Quality Multi-Function Pliers $60-80 Value

You choose either FREE offer. Receive either the Premium PLIERS as pictured, Multi-Tool with Split Ring tool and crimping PLIERS or 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.
 

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 standard gold series 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 SEA models offer some enhancements, and are really designed for the long range guys. 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.

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!!!

And, for folks who own current Gold series reels you have not been forgotten. If you'd like any of the modifications mentioned above, the folks at Okuma will update your reel for $29-59 depending upon what you'd like done.

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 2015 Limited Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left. Models 10, 15, 16, 20, 30, & 50 only.

We also have a couple 2014 Limited Edition 16's in inventory.
Model 16 ONLY. We also received the 50 size last week.

 

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SPECIFY
Color

Standard Gunmetal Finish,
Limited Edition 2015 BLACK as pictured above
- Model 10/15/16/20/30/50 for Black
and we have some 16's & 50's in Silver 2014 Limited color
FREE Super Braid Spooling & Optional Spooling
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value)

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  
FREE Toro Tamer Pliers
OR FREE Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core

Select Free Deluxe Pliers or Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
 
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow
Braid TYPE
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 Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
 

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Penn International
Torque Lever Drag Two Speeds

Arguably the best two speed casting reels on the market today!

Your Pick: SPECTRA/BRAID - INCLUDING 16 STRAND TORO TAMER SPLICEABLE HOLLOW CORE,
or CharkBait Premium Quality Multi-Function Pliers

You choose either FREE offer and we'll adjust your billing on your final invoice which you'll see in your mailbox within 24 hours of your order (Monday through Friday). Receive either the POWER PLIERS as pictured or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) or Spectra® (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.

We've been waiting for these a long, long time. Penn's been out of the game, but they are back in a big way with their new reels. The Fathoms and Squalls have been wonderful, and the new Torques have been excellent, but we've lacked the 2 speed option. Heck, Penn pretty much invented 2 speed reels, so why didn't they come to the party... Well, what's done is done and darn it, these were worth waiting for.

These are among the most robust of all two speed casting reels ever designed and surprisingly, they are probably the lightest as well. They feel good, Penn took the time to test them, develop them, and build 'em right. The reels are International through and through, except these are better. They cast.  Of course you have a machined and anodized aluminum body and sideplates, a lightweight forged aluminum spool with line capacity rings, Stainless Steel main and pinion gears, 6 shielded stainless steel ball bearings of very good quality and a QUIET double dog anti-reverse system. That's a very good thing. And, even better you get a sealed Dura Drag system with Penn's excellent HT material. These reels are also made in the USA. The guys got 'em right, and while not an inexpensive reel, once you pick one up you'll understand that these are some very nice reels that won't let you down in the middle of a fight.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL LINE CAP. (mono) LINE CAP. (braid) LOW GEAR HIGH GEAR INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG M.S.R.P.
TRQ 15LD2 355/12#, 305/15# 415/30#
390/50#
2.8:1 6:1 30/14 20 $549
TRQ 25NLD2 305/20#
245/30#
475/50#
395/65#
2.8:1 5.5:1 38/19 33 $579
TRQ
30LD2
330/30
255/40
525/65#
455/80#
2.8:1 5.5:1 38/19 33 $579
TRQ
40NLD2
315/40#
235/50#
655/65#
565/80#
2.5:1 5.1:1 42/21 40 $599

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

 

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Free Spectra Spooling & Optional Spooling

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

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

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

Select your FREEBIE below and if required the spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.  
FREE Toro Tamer MULTI-Pliers
OR FREE Super Braid Solid or 16 Strand Hollow Core

Select Free Deluxe Pliers or Free Super Braid 300 yds.
 
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow
Braid TYPE
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
 
Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#)  

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& FREE High Quality Braid!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Van Staal VM SPIN
UP TO 500 YARDS SUPER BRAID N/C

VM Spin

The VM Series reel are new models from Van Staal, at an amazing value. Never before has Van Staal had a reel this affordable, packed with so much performance. The new machined VM 150 offers both left or right hand retrieve and holds 350 yards of 30# braid, and put out up to 30 pounds of drag stopping power. The fully machined aluminum and stainless steel construction of the VM150 creates more than enough strength to tackle big, exotic fish, and the precision gears and smooth drag performance make it the perfect go-to reel from boat or from shore. The VM series reels bring the quality of Van Staal to a wider audience of anglers while retaining the performance expected from this prestigious manufacturer of specialized spinning reels. There are no reels on the market which offer this level of performance for anywhere near their price points - no manufacturer matches what these reels can achieve. If you are a long range angler looking for the perfect popper reel, the new VM275 will be a great choice for you!

While the new VM 150 represents a bit of a change from the old Van Staals, it's very likely this will be the wave of the future, reels with wider appeal given the flexibility of the reel. There's a smoothness to the reel that's going to be more familiar to folks used to the Japanese spinning reels. She's still tight, still great for surf use, but smoother in operation, and having a bail has it's strengths as well. All considered, the VM 150 opens up the benefits of owning a Van Staal to more fishermen, and that's a very good thing.

 

 
Model Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Max Drag Price
VM 150 285/12# 350/30# 4.9:1 22.5 OZ 33"/TURN 30# $449
VM 275 425/25# 550/60#
400/80#
4.4:1 22.5 OZ 42"/TURN 30# $599

 

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING, Reduced Price Spectra spooling

Qty:   
FREE Super Braid Spooling & Optional Spooling
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 free
- SELECT options above,
up to 200 additional yards supplied at no charge - select option below and we'll adjust price on your final invoice. UP TO 500 YDS N/C
(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
 

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Special #5

VMC

In-Line Hooks

Here's a wonderful new product that we've been wanting to see, an in-line hook for use in replacing hooks on lures, for instance poppers, Halco &, Rapala lures... A standard style hook puts the ring in the opposite direction of the hook point, great for fishing bait, but for re-rigging a lure it points the hook out in the wrong direction. The new VMC In-Line hooks put the ring where it needs to be so when you re-rig on the split ring the hooks orientation is appropriate for the lure, allowing better tracking. These hooks range in size from 1/0 up to 7/0 sizes and will cover most lures you'll want to enhance. In the past we've used some open eye Mustads for replacement or gone with a ringed hook attached to a split ring to keep the hook orientation correct. Now there's an option that provides a wide game extra strong forged hook which will prove simpler and probably stronger than what we've had to work with in the past. (Pictured left, CB 200mm popper with 7/0 VMC upgrade, Halco 130 Max with 5/0 front and 6/0 trailing hook).

Buy Description Price
VMC Inline Hook 1/0 size 8 per pack $4.49
VMC Inline Hook 2/0 size 7 per pack $4.49
VMC Inline Hook 3/0 size 6 per pack $4.49
VMC Inline Hook 5/0 size 5 per pack $4.49
VMC Inline Hook 6/0 size 4 per pack $4.49
VMC Inline Hook 7/0 size 4 per pack $4.49

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Special #6

Toro Tamer ® Wounded Swimmer
Exceptional Lure for Wahoo & Tuna!

The new version of our popular Wounded Swimmer is into it's second generation. This lure was based upon an old SPRO design which was discontinued a few years back. Then, it was a general purpose lure, mostly popular in the smaller sizes. But, upon it being discontinued we made a large purchase and one of our clients discovered it's strength as a wahoo lure. Based upon his experience (goes by the nickname Planet, a PhD-type teaching and researching at a CA university between fishing trips), we brought the piece back as a CharkBait lure a couple years ago in two large sizes and it did very, very well for wahoo, yellowfin tuna and yellowtail (among other species). It did extraordinarily well for the "skins."

In this update we've continued with the improvements made before, and added something for the guys targeting larger, harder pulling fish like tuna and wahoo. Now the lures have a ball bearing swivel as the attachment point for the hook, and we've added an oversized welded ring at the nose instead of the split ring for even better action from the lure. Both improvements will provide anglers with a better performance, and our thru wire construction and less brittle body (than the old SPRO) means the lure can survive longer in the real world encounters with a hard gelcoat on a boat without catastrophic cracking. It can happen, but it takes far more punishment than the old SPRO did, and we've made it a better lure for catching wahoo and tuna.

 

Yep, we made a better mousetrap - make that fish trap.  We have made the lures five productive colors, two sizes, 150 and 100 gram weights, 6 1/4 & 5 1/2 inches respectively. They have a very nice curve which provides some added action on the retrieve, and upon the drop mimics a stunned bait as it drops in a flutter. The lures are exceptional, and all the colors are excellent in attracting attention from the targeted species. The big eyes also add to their realistic appearance and attention getting, fish attracting performance. These are some of the best wahoo and tuna lures you'll find. They can be fished on the slide as well as cast and retrieve mode. The price went up a tad from the earlier production, but the value is in the upgrade lures without a doubt. Both the new hook, welded ring and swivel will make these lures even better than their predecessor, and those were darn good lures with lots of fish to their credit.

 

 

Buy

Description Price
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Gold with Brown Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Gold with Brown Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Purple Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Purple Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Gold with Orange Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Gold with Orange Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Blue Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Blue Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Pink Back 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Pink Back 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Green & Gold Mackerel 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Green & Gold Mackerel 150 gm $12.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Green & Silver Mackerel 100 gm $10.99
Toro Tamer Wounded Swimmer Green & Silver Mackerel 150 gm $12.99

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Special #7

TORO TAMER SUBSURFACE SWIMMER
Special Pricing

The Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer: You may be aware of a similar lure that's been on the Japanese market and gained some following in this country (shibuki). That piece proved effective as a casting lure and as a trolled lure, and cost a good $50 unrigged! Pricing was a function of a few things, among them a good old boy network created by the Japanese firm selling them. They didn't take much of an interest in anyone but a chosen few selling them on this side of the pond. That's a restraint of competition in my humble opinion, and helps explain the high price of the lure. As you can see, we have a broader selection of colors available, similar design, quality built to withstand punishment from the toughest fish. The weight and length is the same as the more expensive Japanese import. We are making these wonderful lures available both rigged and unrigged. The first ones available are the unrigged lures. Our rigged lures will feature quality treble hooks of appropriate strength. The unrigged lures have been used by guys with both trebles and single hooks.

The lures are great casters, with some heft to them and a unique internal magnetic weight transfer  system that aids in the cast and provides a sonic attraction as well.  They are thru-wired for extra strength. The lures are 80 grams (~3 ounces) in weight and 20 cm long (7.9"). They will dive up to 2 meters ~ 6 feet and are rated for a 50 kg (100#) breaking strength. You'll note the quality of construction upon inspection, and we encourage you to compare these lures to any on the market.

These lures have taken tuna, some big ones during our evaluation stage this past season, as well as yellowtail and many other species of fish. They will also surprise you with their ability to troll effectively, partially as a result of the stabilizing dorsal fin. While they were designed for big fish, they'll prove very effective on smaller fish - with some of our local guys using them to great effect on BIG calico bass. The lures are very well overbuilt.

Unrigged lures ordered from this page will come with 3 300#+ test rings. Click on the image to examine more closely.

Note the magnetic weight transfer system with rear pad  at the tail to prevent cracking of lure, and the balancing weight rear. Of course the lures are properly thru wired and can well handle over 100# of stress, meaning there is NO issue dealing with larger grade tuna and
appropriately HIGH drag settings.


Standard VMC Treble Hooks

Shown top, Mustad Hoodlum 4X ringed and below 7982HX double tuna hooks

Please note, the rigged versions use 4X VMC trebles. Some clients fishing larger yellowfin over 100# often buy the unrigged lures and upgrade to either 5X Trebles or singles.  Many ways to go with the hooks. My favored styles are shown above for larger fish, the Mustad 7982 HS double tuna hooks (7/0 shown) or the Mustad Ringed Hoodlum 4X  ringed (9/0 pictured).  Another great new option is to rig the lures with the new VMC In-Line hooks (I added the 6/0 size to my own for use on the charter I take off on Saturday, the 5/0's would also have been quite appropriate but I have hopes for larger grade fish...). Lots of ways to rig 'em, or you can take the easy road and buy 'em rigged and ready. Unrigged lures come with the same heavy 200+lb. split rings.

- Since our introduction of these excellent casting and trolling lures, we've added a luminous glow belly. Please do comparison shop, we're about 1/2 of other similar lures and the quality is very, very good indeed.
 

 

Buy Description SALE
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Skipjack - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Pink- unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmerr Pink - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Mackerel - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine- unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Sardine - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Flier - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer BLue Runner - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Super Chovie - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - unrigged $14.99
$12.99
Toro Tamer Subsurface Swimmer Herring - rigged with 4X VMC trebles $19.99
$14.99

 

TADY
New Iron - Tuna & Yellowtail...and more!

Tady makes great West Coast Iron, excellent action and finishes. They have been a go-to for folks heading offshore for yellowtail and tuna. (They've also had some supply problems on certain sizes given demand outstripping supply this season). Tady prepared some new models to take advantage of the unprecedented tuna bite we've seen this year. First off, they made their popular 45 in a HEAVY version with single hooks. The larger profile has proven quite effective on the local bluefin. They've also rigged up their slightly smaller AA's with stainless steel single tuna hooks of high quality.  Lastly, you'll note two uniquely finished jigs with holographic attention getting cosmetics. These new jigs are available with treble hooks (preferred for yellowtail and stripers) or with the super strong stainless tuna hooks. This season we've seen the benefits of going deep for bluefin, and iron like our own Slash and Wedge lures have proven themselves quite well. Tady lures have also done well, note I took a jackpot on the September RRIII charter fishing an OLD discontinued Tady 9 (similar in size to the AA).

 

 

Buy

Description Price
Tady AA Blue Chrome SS Tuna Hooks $10.99
Tady AA Green Chrome SS Tuna Hooks $10.99
Tady 4/0 Holographic Blue w/ SS Tuna Hooks $14.99
Tady AA Holographic Green w/ SS Tuna Hooks $14.99
Tady 4/0 Holographic Blue w/ Treble Hooks $12.99
Tady 4/0 Holographic Green w/ Treble Hooks $12.99
Tady 45 Blue Chrome Single Tuna Hooks $12.99

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 Special #9

Toro Tamer Sportfishing Products

Toro Tamer - WEDGE

This is a weight rear shape providing a bit faster drop with a little less flutter than our Knife. It has with excellent flash on the drop and while jigged. 

The shapes are excellent, but so too are the colors. Useful ones that cover the range you'll need for your fishing under varying conditions and destinations. Lures are available in  150 & 250 gram sizes (5.3 oz, 8.8 oz). The lures are rigged with both split rings and solid rings on the nose. All you need to do is attach a good quality assist hook and you're set for some great deep water action.

These lures have proven their worth on tuna, yellowtail and amberjacks and many other species of fish. They are a preferred shape, drawing strikes when other types of jigs do not, probably a result of their faceted design. If you are heading out to chase some tuna, use these jigs for the better grade fish that will be under the smaller schoolie tuna. Let the other guys catch the small tuna on bait, while you work the jig deep for a jackpot - use the 250gm size for best success right now! I'll also suggest rigging the lures with two assists, one front and one on the rear to take advantate of the way this lure drops - and that's probably where you'll get hit - on the drop.

For those who follow some of the boards, or even search some nameless auction website, you might find these vaguely familiar, like a 7 Seas jig that has been sold for something like $30 or more. Please do compare what we are offering, and get 'em before their price gets bumped up. They are on an introductory special! We're trying to get the word out about what we're doing with our line of lures, they are an  exceptional value.

Buy

Description Price
TT Wedge 150 gm Anchovy black to silver $7.99
TT Wedge 250 gm Anchovy black to silver $9.99
TT Wedge 150 gm Hot Pink to Silver $7.99
TT Wedge 250 gm Hot Pink to Silver $9.99
TT Wedge 150 gm Blue to Silver $7.99
TT Wedge 250 gm Blue to Silver $9.99
TT Wedge 150 gm Black Head $7.99
TT Wedge 250 gm Black Head $9.99

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 Special #10

Assist Hooks
Make Your Own - Better, Cheaper, and Fun, too!

Vertical jigging has it's merits and assist hooks are a necessary part of the equation. Make your own instead of buying 'em and save some cash and end up with a better product, too. We'll show off a few great products for that purpose this week. I've been making up my own assist hooks for some time, thought others might want to give it a try as well. Darn easy to do, and you can rig 'em up in 5 minutes time, with only a needle, the right line and of course a hook. I loaded a couple videos on our YouTube channel (CharkBait USA), one with more talk and a shorty - linked above. You can dress the rigs up using PLine's Small Hoochies or WPT's skirting material quite nicely, too.

There's a long version of this vid on our YouTube channel (CharkBait USA), with a bit more discussion...mindless yacking by me if you have extra time or need to see some additional steps...

Model Description  OD Size  Spectra Sizes Price Order
RL0420 Medium Reverse Latch Needle  .042"/1.06mm  80# to 200# $20
RL0355 Small Reverse Latch Needle .0355"/.90mm 60# to 130# $20
ToroTamer
Spectra/Braid  Cutter
$12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 200 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer - Spectra Adhesive $14.99
2" PLine Hoochie Assortment
- 3 10 packs
30 Lures

These lures are usually priced at $3.99 per 10 pack. We'll select three packs for you, 1 pack each light, dark and glow for only $10 - save $2.00

$10.00




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