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Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival
 We'll be there with UC rods, Reel Deals, and more...
Show begins Friday at 1pm.

United Composite Rods get a 15% DISCOUNT

- enter coupon code SHOW when placing your online order.


 


#1 
ProGear
 
Violator Series
NEW SALE PRICE + FREE BRAID and/or Mono RIGGING!
#2  
Accurate
Valiant 400
single and two speed
 
HERE NOW!
#3    
Okuma ANDROS Series
Superior Casting and Jigging Reels
 
Free Braid/Mono Rigging!
#4  
Daiwa
New BG's
 
New Series
ICAST Intro.
#5
Soft Tako
If you taste good, it's a tough life...
Closeout!
#6
CB Fliers
 
Flying Fish

You Rig'em
and Save!
#7
SEI
New Linewinder
New Product for 2017
!
#8
Boston Big Game Fishing Kite
Great for light winds or heavy weather

Go Fly a Kite!
#9  
Toro Tamer
Hollow Braid Rigging Needle Sets

FREE with Line Purchase.
Save $up to 70!
#10  
Custom Wraps
Deckhand Tools
Custom Creations!

2/12/2017
Welcome to our Weekly Specials

We'll participate in the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Festival in Costa Mesa CA again this year.  The show begins Friday and runs thru Sunday. The PCS show is a bit different than most, this is a seminar driven event. Some great speakers will be presenting, and we'll be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This week we bring our on-line clients our in-booth show specials.

We bring our United Composite Rods Show Special directly to you! If you need a wonderful rod, state of the art at a reasonable price, USA made...here's a deal for you: UC Rods and Blanks SAVE 15% - enter coupon code SHOW. This offer  applies to UC rods - and regularly priced items. Reels are excluded, they have their own incentives.

This week we bring you some wonderful deals on some great gear. We met with ProGear's owner last week, very productive time. Discussions centered about re-establishing their product and turning up the volume.  It's so, nice to work with a manufacturer who knows fishing and listens. Here's the deal, the reels were a dandy value at $249. A quality machined aluminum reel, high drag capability and great casting at $250 is a strong value in today's market. But, PG wanted to see greater sales volume. So...we are now able to offer the reels at $199 AND toss in Free Rigging and Free Shipping! That's a smoking deal, and makes the ProGear reels the top value in the sportfishing marketplace. This week we add a few other exceptional reels to the mix and plenty of other wonderful products to round out this weeks offers.  We have a dandy closeout on the Soft Tako lures, perfect timing for those who target rockfish, lingcod and bass. We have quality flying fish offered at a fraction of the price others charge, these proved their worth during the bluefin bite last season (and they're back, spotter planes have sighted the fish, same LARGE grade as 2016). And, to work the fliers to best effect, the Boston Big Game Fishing Kite is available at a dandy price. We have a dandy deal on Super Braid, some new Deckhand Tools and more. It may be February, but just because it's cool out doesn't mean we can't turn up the heat a bit with some superior specials for our valued clients.

Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!  

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith

p.s. For a little tale about our background and start-up tale, click here.


FREE Fed Ex GROUND SHIPPING*
* 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 up to $20 - 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

ProGear!
VIOLATOR Series!

PRICE REDUCTION PLUS FREE BRAID/MONO RIGGING AND FREE SHIPPING!

 

We've been excited to offer the new ProGear reels to our clients for the past couple years. Nice to have some free spinning star drags in the mix for sure. We met with the owner of ProGear and the gentleman came prepared to listen and make some changes to improve their long term position in the market. Pricing for all reels was $249, after the meeting we're pleased to announce a reduction in the retail price. Additionally, we'll do our part by offering FREE BRAID AND MONO RIGGING AND FREE SHIPPING! There's no better reel on the market at $200. (Frankly, there were few that could touch it at $249, @$199 its a no brainer).

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.  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. There was an issue with some of the early generation PG  Vengence series reels, shafts were not hardened so under load there could be issues. PG did the right thing, replacing product as needed. The manufacturer has done a very good job in design of the Violator series, they have proven to be rock solid. With the new pricing, the value is unmatched, and the quality is as it should be - excellent. I consider these reels the equal of the Okuma Cedros star drags that went away last year (we closed them out at $199 for Okuma).  The PG's are every bit as good, with a couple enhancements, like the way the spool was cut (allowing greater capacity), more choices of width and size.  Drag performance is far greater than needed on a reel which will probably see duty fishing 20 to 60# lines. Freespool performance is exceptional, great casting reels, which was one of the things PG reels have been known for accomplishing.

ProGear added a wider version to the lineup, new model 55-2 pictured left. 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, but not this week...

 

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

Model 50-2 pictured below

All models now $199 (old price was $249 without line)!
Our offer also includes FREE BRAID AND MONO SPOOLING!!!
 

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Color Reels are available in either silver or blue

- 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 4 Strand - reduced price on other options
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 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
ACURATE Valiant
-New Micro Reels with Mega POWER!

Accurate's tiny Valiant 300 proved their point - it's small, very small and very, very capable to taming larger grade fish. We've received the new 400 size in both single and two speed form - in stock NOW!

Accurate's newest fishing reel is the Valiant, a very interesting micro small model with mega power. Overseas Micro-Jigging has become a popular method for catching fish. Small jigs, fished vertically on rods with VERY light action can produce a catch when other methods won't do squat. In areas that have been "fished out" folks are catching fish they'd have missed without this method employed. Whether or not that's a positive step in overfished waters is not the point, the method is important and useful even in abundant waters, and the innovations in fishing technology used can be applied to different applications. In Mico-Jigging the fisherman works very small jigs, similar to how one should fish knife jigs (and similar iron) on parabolic rods matched to the jig weight for best action. Then, once hooked up the angler points the rod directly at the fish and uses the reel's power to crank in the fish. There's a certain amount of finesse and a certain measure of raw power employed in fishing this method. All the stress of the fight is handled by the reel, not the rod. Here, rather than Asia, micro-jigging may not become the rage, however the concept of taking larger fish on smaller gear is something we have all learned to love, and no doubt Accurate wrote the book on that pursuit.  Taking that style of fishing, dropping down to much lighter jigs and rods is what folks are doing in this new method of catching fish. Having a reel small enough to balance out on the rod and yet powerful enough to fight the fish is the key. Power is critical, and the new Valiant from Accurate combines superior power to exceptionally light weight - 9.9 ounces!

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • Super light weight at only 9.9 ounces!

  • 300+ yds of 30# braid line capacity

  • 300+ yds 50# braid on 400 size models

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

  • 2 Anti-Reverse bearings with SEALED washers to prevent corrosion

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

  • Manufacturer's stated drag measured at strike  20 lbs. (in reality we are seeing numbers upon testing that are about 50% higher, with freespool performance)

The 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker, the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker.

For 2017 Accurate expands upon the Valiant series reels. We've received the new 400 size in both single and two speed forms. These new reels are almost the same weight, use the same frame/housing for both models. Weight is 14 ounces. Drag comes in at 20 lbs., specs consistent with the smaller 300 size. except line capacity increases to 300+ yds of 50# super braid.

Pricing: V300 @ $399, V400 @ $459, V400 2 Speed @ $599

300 single speed and 400 two speed shown below

Valiant 300 & 400 II above, 400 two speed below (magnifier Flash video right)


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

Spooling - I hope we're not intimidating you with all the options, but folks tend to rig up Accurate reels in several  ways and we try to accommodate all applications. We include up to 300 yards of Braid/Spectra at no additional charge along with your mono topshot (if required) - that's the standard configuration. You can also select "solid" or hollow core Braid/Spectra and increase your line as desired by 100 yard increments by making use of the Optional sections below.

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Both hollow core 12 or 16 strand or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

 
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Color

Default color is silver with red accent
Other colors available - but will require an extra $100 OR extended wait time of up to several months.
LEFT HAND RETRIEVE - Specify if you'd like the reel converted, no additional charge, just an additional wait of up to 2 weeks and one cent just because I can't figure out how to make the script work.... $00.01


FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Pick your FREE OFFER OR DISCOUNT
Select Free Drag Scale, Lure Assortment or Free Braid*
We'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.   (*300 yds braid n/c with selection)
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
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 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 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
 
 

 

Made in America, and very proud of it!

FREE SHIPPING & Super Braid Rigging!

 

Okuma Andros Series A 2 Speeds
FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!

Okuma's Andros reels are exceptional. Ask any angler who owns one (and I own two...).  The Andros 5NII, 5II and 12 AND 12N & 16 size reels are great casting reels, made for jigging and quite capable fishing bait, too.  While my own Andros reels were of the prior generation, please do understand that these are indeed better pieces. 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. All models are now available, and all are well worth owning. The Andros series of reels offer great performance, well thought out gear ratios, capable of a wide range of applications and fish!

 

This weeks special includes free rigging, 4 and 8 strand "solid"
or 12 and 16 strand hollow core!

 

The full Andros lineup for 2017
16, 12, 12N, 5, 5N

Pictured above, new 2017 12II and 12NII

 

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 & 24.8 250 OF 20# 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
12NSII 6.4 & 2.1:1 6 48.4 & 15.7 200 OF 30# 300 50# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40# 27 34 $379.99
12SII 6.4 & 2.1:1 6 48.4 & 15.7 320 OF 30# 300 60# PLUS TOPSHOT OF 40-50# 27 34 $379.99
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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FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality 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 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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FREE SHIPPING + FREE Braid Rigging

 

Special #4

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.

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!

 

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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 the 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 #5

SOFT Tako
Soft Bodied Octopus
for Jigging and Cast/Retrieve use
Get 'em while you can...

The one product folks asked us about the most, the one product folks were most surprised that we didn't bring along to the show was the Soft Tako. The NorCal guys love these versatile lures, especially winter and spring for rockfish, lingcod, and whatever may be lurking looking for a tastee meal. When you taste good, it's a tough life... The Soft Tako lures mimic a meal that's very hard to resist...if you're a bottom dwelling fish looking for lunch!

How to fish 'em:

1. Right now, for many fishing folks targeting rockfish and lingcod, the best rig would be to tie on two lures on a dropper loop - torpedo sinker on the bottom. You stand a very good chance at catching more than rockfish...yellowtail hunkered down on structure like 'em too. For the NorCal guys we dissappointed by not having a bunch with us, this one's for you and do try the dropper loop technique.

2. First thing, make use of some good scent like Hot Sauce, Uni-Butter, Pro Cure, Smelly Jelly. All these things can make a difference in how long the fish will accept an imitation bait and they all are effective in this regard. Consider how an octopus moves, and mimic that action. There are times an octopus will slowly creep along the bottom, and there are times they are fired up and in flight moving pretty darn quickly to get away from another predator. So, in reality you can fish these lures a few different ways. We experimented fishing them as we would a knife jig vertically and we also fished 'em as we would a swim bait, and I have to say we got bit both ways. If the water was cooler, we found greater success fishing 'em slow along the bottom, and that makes sense too. So, please try different things, vary your presentation and make use of a good scent or squid strip on the lure. If you spend the time, you will be rewarded!

The new lures are available in some very attractive colors, Orange, Purple Haze, DEEP Purple, White and Chartreuse. The come in four weights, 24 gm (.85 oz), 46 gm (1.6 oz), 85 gm (~3 oz) and 110 gm (4 oz) weights, with lengths of 90, 110, 130 and 150 mm.

All lures feature a double hook arrangement, with both single and treble hooks rigged for sure hookups.

Got a quick report from one of the guys who fished 'em the week they arrived. As you can see, the calico bass inhaled the critter:
 

Its always a blast talking to you at the shop John. Here are those pics of my bass on the orange soft Tako. Hopefully I will have more to send you over this weekend. Ill be in later this week to get some more of these awesome and unique baits. Thanks again.  -Andrew G.

These things are catching calico bass like crazy guys, well worth jumping on 'em!

HERE'S THE BAD NEWS, WE ARE NEARING THE END OF THESE WONDERFUL LURES. THE FACTORY PRIMARILY MAKES MEDICAL STUFF, AND IT TOOK SOME DOING FOR THEM TO PRODUCE THESE LURES. THEIR MINIMUMS HAVE INCREASED BEYOND THE LEVEL WE CAN ABSORB, AND THEY WERE HIGH TO BEGIN WITH AT OVER 1000 PIECES PER COLOR PER SIZE. SO, WHAT I'M SAYING IS, GRAB 'EM BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE... ONCE OUR STOCK IS GONE, I DOUBT WE'LL SEE THESE PRODUCED AGAIN.


 

Size 1 - .85 oz, Size 2 - 1.6 oz, Size #3 - 3 oz, Size #4 - 4 oz.

Buy

Description Price CLOSEOUT
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Hot Orange $2.99 $1.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Hot Orange $3.99 $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Hot Orange $4.99 $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Purple Haze $2.99 $1.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Purple Haze $3.99 $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Chartreuse $2.99 $1.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Chartreuse $3.99 $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Chartreuse $4.99 $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 White $2.99 $1.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 White $3.99 $2.99
sold out Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 White $4.99 $3.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 1 Deep Purple $2.99 $1.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 2 Deep Purple $3.99 $2.99
Toro Tamer Soft Tako 3 Deep Purple $4.99 $3.99

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Special #6

CB Flying Fish
Un-Rigged for an Un-Equaled Value

2016 will likely be long remembered locally as a truly great year for our fishing. Larger blufin tuna stuck around for months, some very large fish, some tackle busters for sure.  It was a very interesting year, with an initial bite on large sized poppers and then shifted gears to flying fish, and then in the fall it turned into a squid bite on the bottom.  The flying fish became very popular, and like the big poppers demand put a serious crimp in supply. This year, it is too early to tell but one thing for sure, local anglers discovered what many of our East Coast anglers already knew - flying fish are great attractors, can be used ahead of your lure as a teaser, work well off kites, etc. They are productive lures, and we've got a dandy buy for our more creative clients. This week we offer two very good flying fish imitations. These are one piece molded, no glued on wings here... So, they're long lasting lures. These flying fish are 8 inches long, and 9 inches across the wings. Compare them to others costing upwards of $15...

 

 BUY

Description Price
CB Unrigged Flying Fish Black/Silver $6.99
CB Unrigged Flying Fish Purple/Pink $6.99

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Special #7

SEI Line Winder
High Torque for the Hobbyist

SEI Line Winder

Here's a very interesting new winder which should be of interest to a lot of folks. SEI makes many things, most having nothing to do with fishing. However, the firm's owner is a long range fisherman and he's come up with several innovative and needed products for us fishy types.

The new SEI winder is a unique product at an attractive price. It comes with all you need, motor, board, reel mount, all installed.  It also comes with a unique line despooler for taking off your lines.  Pricing is at an introductory level at $800, and the piece has enough torque to pack your braid, even heavy 130 lb tests.  The new winder is no Omega or Triangle HD 140, but it's 1/3 the price of the Triangle and is sufficient for the more experienced long range angler and others who have need to do their own rigging.

 

Those are the pluses. Now for negatives... The machine takes some fiddling, getting the alignments correct. Once done, no issue, but you'll need to be sure that the alignment of the reel and the arm for winding are set up properly. There is no line counter included on this winder. The new Operation Manual is now available, that was my first request with the piece - and they put one together for us quickly (linked below). The winder does not make use of a foot peddle, instead there's an on/off switch with adjustment knob. That's quite workable, and takes less space to work with, but it's not typical for a line winder. What I really do like about this new winder is it's construction, motor, ease of use once you become familiar with it's operation. Simple, straight ahead design, nice ergonomics, adequate motor and power supply.

The first production has the winder mounted on a metal base as is pictured. This will change once they begin mass production, probably going to make use of a wooden base in the future. At the present time, the base is metal.

Operation Manual - PDF

 

 

Buy Description Price
SEI Line Winder
Introductory offer includes De-Spooler
$800.00
SEI Line De-Spooler $29.99

 

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 Special #8

Boston 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. Actually the carrying bag is part of the equation in flying this kite - note the image above. You need a bit of drag, and the bag does just that for you.)

Boston Big Game Kite
-comes with storage bag - which doubles as the kites "tail"
$49.99

 

 Special #9

TORO TAMER HOLLOWCORE SPLICEABLE
SUPER BRAID
BUY A SPOOL AND GET A FREE RIGGING NEEDLE KIT!

Here's a deal that has no equal. ToroTamer's 16 strand hollowcore line is the best of it's type on the market, easy to work with, smooth and strong. Those are not idle boasts, we are happy to guarantee this fact with replacement or credit should you not agree fully. Toro Tamer is also the only producer of hollowcore in both 12 and 16 strand forms, and the only braid supplier who can make 20 and 30# sized spliceable braid. For 2015 Toro is also the only firm to produce their own rigging needles. With respect to the lines, the 16 stand is easier to rig, absolutely preferred for making wind-ons, while the 12 strand has some advantages for reel fills - it's packs a bit more on a given reel and costs less, too. But, make no mistake, the best line Toro produces is their 16 strand. This week, or as stock allows, we have a great offer to bring to your attention. Buy a 1000 meter spool (about 1100 yards) of the 16 strand and get a free braid rigging needle set! (actually you'll be billed for 1 cent) Yep, your pick of either the 7 or 9 piece needle kit when you buy one 1000 meter (~1100 yd) spool of the 16 strand spliceable super braid! That's a savings of at least $60 or more (and if you compare the price of Toro's rigging needles the value is more like $100)!

Toro Tamer® 16 STRAND HOLLOW CORE SUPER BRAID
The New Best in Class Spliceable Super Braid
®

Toro Tamer's 16 strand Hollow Core line, offers anglers the easiest to use, 100% pure PE fiber super braid on the market for all inline rigging applications. And, this week you have the opportunity to grab both line and your rigging needles at an incredible price - one week only, one offer per client only, and the deal's off the table once we sell out...and we will indeed sell through the allotment for this promotion. You'll love both the line and the rigging needles which feature polished and tapered points - they're super easy to use!



130# size Needle Point


 

The image to the left shows ToroTamer's improved needle point. another firms needle point. ToroTamer needles have a bit more pronounced point which makes it easier to begin insertion into hollow braid and the point is more highly polished so it slips through the line more easily.

Toro's unique design was the result of much time spent using other manufacturers products over the years. There were a few things we felt that could be improved upon in the design of these essential accessories.

One point to mention, threading needles are made to handle specific line sizes, but not all lines at a given test share the same diameter. Toro's needles accommodate a range of leader sizes, but a rated 50# needle will not accept all nominally rated 50# leaders - diameters vary. So, in the case of the 50# example, it may be necessary to use a 60# needle for sine 50# lines.

Buy Description  Price
ULTRA THIN SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 20 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 30 lb (~1100 yards)
 ULTRA THIN
$249.99
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 40 lb (~1100 yards) $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 50 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 60 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 80 lb  $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 100 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 130 lb $219.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 1000 meter 200 lb $219.99
Buy a spool of line above and get a rigging kit for one penny! ONE PER customer only.
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Medium to Heavy 9 Needles
80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, medium and large loop and medium and large latch needles

(Compare at well over $100)

FREE

Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set - Light to Medium 7 Needles
20/30/40/50/60# size threading needles, extra small loop (only for opening up your line) and small latch needle (Compare at over $100)

FREE

The FULL kit will run an extra $30 as a special offer when purchasing a 1000M spool on this offer.
Toro Tamer Rigging Needle Set -Complete Kit 16 Needles
20/30/40/50/60/80/100/130/150/200# threading needles, small, medium and large loop and extra small, medium and large latch needles

(Compare at $200)

PLUS $30 WITH LINE PURCHASE ABOVE


 Special #10

Custom Wrapped Deckhand Plier Sets

Another excellent set of tools for anglers. Go on a boat and check the tools used by the deckhands, might be something similar hanging from their belt...but chances are not quite as nice.  These quality drop forged tools, needle nose and dikes, offer very good quality, and then they are customized by a fellow angler who does some very nice cordwork. With the "wraps" and unique knots, and some sealant to ensure they stay secure long term, these tools are confidence inspiring - and they do look darn good, too.

The tools will come in a bag of sorts, not a sheath. (The tool bag they come in really resembles a lure wrap - so it may come in handy to you, but really isn't anything you'll use for these tools...). The tools are not stainless steel, but they will last a lifetime with appropriate maintenance, oil will keep 'em functional. The wraps are guaranteed to hold up by the man who produces the pliers. We do have deckhand sheaths available at our shop which can be added to your order. In all honesty, pliers this good should have a nice leather sheath..and we're working on that one, but cost will be heafty. The nylon dual sheath offered below is functional, not as nice as we'd like, but plenty good...just prefer leather and we'll try to get that accomplished.

 

Buy Description Price
Custom Wrapped Deckhand Set red/black $30.00
Custom Wrapped Deckhand Set blue/black $30.00
Edge World 8 inch double sheath $5.99

 


 

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