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#1 
Accurate
NEW FURY, NEW Boss Extreme,
NEW Dauntless

Holiday Product Introductions!
#2  
Penn
Fathom

Lever Drag Single & Two Speeds!
New Product Introduction!
#3    
Avet RAPTORS
SPECIAL PRICES

10% OFF OR
Free Super Braid or Quality Pliers!
#4  
Surf Explorer

Travel Rod
Special Holiday Pricing!
#5
SEEKER
WahooDad Rail Rod Series
Clearance
#6
Hi Seas
Quatro Fluorocarbon Leader
The best value and best performing FL lines on the maket!
#7
Toro Tamer
Ahi Assassin Popping Rods

Excellent design and performance!
#8
Toro Tamer
Wounded Swimmers
Tuna & Wahoo!
#9  
Ron Z
Swimming Eels

Super Effective Lures for tuna and more...
#10  
Gill Deckboots
Quality, Comfort, Value
Great Stuff!

11/16/2014

Made it back from our 8 day Red Rooster charter, and boy what a fine trip! We had the opportunity to fish wahoo for a couple days, tuna and yellowtail. We also scored a few dorado and assorted fish while dropping down for the better grade yellowtail while fishing on the ridge. Wonderful trip and a great boat with excellent deckhands, and oh the food... Let's just say I've skipped a few meals since coming back home. There were a few new things waiting for me on my desk/chair/most anyplace folks could put stuff near my desk. Among those, the new larger spools of Quatro Fluorocarbon leader. I fish Quatro more than any other brand of FL lines - reasons why: effectiveness and value. So, of course we're bringing that to your attention this week, as well as the most effective wahoo lure from our trip: the Wounded Swimmer. (scored both the first and second place jackpot) Of course we have some other excellent products for you this week, and some dandy values. Avet has a bit of a promotion going on, 10% off on their reels (with no added value incentives). Frankly, for most folks our standard promotions which include either free spooling or other incentives offers a better value, but if you don't need the rigging or pliers which are offered the discounted price might be of immediate interest. The new Accurate reels are really getting a lot of attention, with the Fury Series now really hitting it's mark - excellent reels (as folks who fished 'em found out on the RRIII charter) and now they are even better (and better looking). There's more posted here, so enjoy...and as always,
Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith


Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

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


Special #1

NEW ACURATE REELS
-For the Holidays and well beyond...
Upgrades Throughout!

300 Yards FREE BRAID

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

New ICAST INTRODUCTION Goes a bit beyond expectation
- The folks at Accurate announced some new changes to their line of reels at ICAST in July, and these new reels incorporate all those positive changes as well as a few other improvements which go beyond the planned update to their line. These are new reels, some new design enhancements such an upgraded anti-reverse bearing, upgraded machining and polishing, nicer cosmetic touches, and new colors just in time for the holiday season. Accurate has produced these new cosmetics as a holiday special offering - like their limited production pieces from past years. I'm really hoping they decide to keep this look going, they are subtly stunning and darn clean in cosmetic appearance, but the beauty is much more than skin deep.

The new bearings being used have undergone extensive testing under load, and there's confidence they've found a bearing that won't fail. Accurate has also shaved off considerable weight from all models shown, a big drop in weight from the previously chunky Fury, less of a drop (though still considerable) on the BX and Dauntless series reels. Some very nice small things were changed too, like the new Lever - much nicer feel - and the new preset knob treatment - again a very nice looking cosmetic upgrade from the basic treatment done in the past. The new Accurate reels are stunning in appearance, weigh less than previous model, use a better AR bearing and have taken the freespool enhancement offered on the Dauntless series to the whole line! The new BX and Fury reels spin like the Dauntless - meaning these reels have the best freespool performance in the business, and their drag performance leaves nothing more to be desired.

Here's the run down on the three series of reels Accurate will produce for 2015 and well beyond:

First off, the FURY Series offers serious anglers Accurate performance at a VERY COMPETITIVE price point. This is achieved by simplifying design - these are single drag reels rather than twin drag design which is what you get when you upgrade to their Boss and Dauntless series reels. A true dual drag reels is costly to produce, between Accurates patent and the cost, little reason for other folks to attempt the technique. (Avet does have a dual drag series, their TRx reels - but they go for about $800). The Fury gets the most significant cosmetic improvements, now it's polished and it's weight has dropped considerably with the nicer machining. These also get the new AR bearings, no dogs, only the improved bearings for the anti-reverse system. These are beautiful reels that do more than their competitors can in terms of materials used and drag capability.  These reels will fish up to 20 lbs of drag measured at strike. Also, the freespool performance has been upgraded - same enhancement first incorporated in Accurate's Dauntless design. The new Fury series offers high useable drag levels, they spin like tops and are similar in that respect to Accurates Dauntless series - nothing spins quiute as well at this point in reel development.


Image right offers magnifier view to check the details more
closely - must have "flash" installed (IPAD and Apple
products won't work)

The new BX or Boss Extreme Series of reels incorporate the improved AR bearings AND make use of Accurate's patented Twin Drag system. With the Twin Drag the reels can attain higher drag capabilities with half the drag pressure applied to either end of the spool. Less heat buildup, smoother drag performance, and more drag then you'll need on reels of this size. In terms of numbers, these are made to fish with up to about 30 lbs of drag, and do so well without binding issues. Now we also have the Boss Series reels in both single speed and the TWO SPEEDS ARE BACK IN THE LINE! Also, the freespool performance has been upgraded - same enhancement first incorporated in Accurate's Dauntless designs.


Image right offers magnifier view to check the details more
closely - must have "flash" installed (IPAD and Apple
products won't work)

The Dauntless Series represents Accurate's best series, nothing pulled from these which would aid their performance - they have it all. They make use of the same new AR bearing as well as dogs for this series of reels anti-reverse system. Redundant, and robust. Larger shaft, heavier duty internal components, built like a tank...but they are light in weight, too.  Like the Boss series above, they've even taken weight off the handle arm but also increased it's thickness to retain strength while trimming weight at the same time. Again, these are made to fish up to the 30-32 lb range if needed. These are Accurate's best reels. You could say, these are the ATD's of the casting world. ATD quality, but made for folks that cast and jig...and with the weight savings achieved you can be comfortable fishing 'em all day long.


Image right offers magnifier view to check the details more
closely - must have "flash" installed (IPAD and Apple
products won't work)

The folks that invented Big Fish from Small Reels


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 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. The Fury series comes standard with "solid Braid" actually it's not solid it's 4 to 8 strand braid, it isn't hollow core braid. Hollow core carries an added cost on the Fury series. The BX and the Dauntless series reels include your choice of hollow or "solid."! For line capacity information please check our Accurate page, the manufacturers website, or just give us a call.

FREE OPTIONS: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow Core Spliceable Braid, Izorline, Momoi, Cortland "solid" - 300 yards free. Fury series include solid, BX and Dauntless your choice of hollow or solid.
Added Cost OPTIONS: Spooling beyond 300 yards, Sato Hollow Core leader connections and served connections.

FURY, BOSS, DAUNTLESS (left to right above)

 
FURY SERIES
Single and Two Speeds
$289 to 399
Qty:    Accurate FURY
X IN MODEL NUMBER DENOTES HIGH SPEED, N denotes narrow frame/spool, 2 represents two speeds
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
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
 
 

 

 

BOSS EXTREME
2 SPEED SERIES &
BOSS EXTREME SINGLE SPEEDS
$429 to 599

Qty:   
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 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.  

Braid/Spectra Spooling
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow Core BRAID supplied free

- 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,
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

 

DAUNTLESS SERIES
Two Speeds
From $629-679

Qty:   

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
 
Braid/Spectra Spooling
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow Core BRAID supplied free

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Spectra 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,
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

FREE SHIPPING + FREE High Quality BRAID
and proudly manufactured in the USA!


Special #2

PENN FATHOM Single Speed Lever Drags
and 2 SPEED Reels!
-New Reels HERE NOW and...
Penn's back in the game big time!

300 Yards FREE BRAID

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

New ICAST INTRODUCTION - When I mentioned this summer that there were some excellent new reels coming our way from Penn I wasn't kidding. Surprisingly we received the new two speed lever drag pieces first, the single speeds will follow shortly. Kind of nice to get the trickest pony in the stable first I must say. There's only a $50 difference in price between single and two speeds, so I'm thinking the 2 geared pieces will be far stronger sellers given the aggressive pricing. All reels have five bearings, good ones, and LARGE gears for power. They have a stainless steel gear train, tough, drilled out for weight savings, and are a wonderful combination of strength and speed. The reels feature Penn's Dura Drag material, offering a special phenolic bonding agent which prevents premature breakdown of the carbon fiber material while providing a barrier to water - less jerkiness on initial start up of the drag, smoother performance and less lost fish are the results of this Penn innovation. These are cast aluminum reels, like the other reels in the Fathom series, and they are sure bet winners. In the past couple years we've been seeing Penn listen, listen well, introduce gear we'd hoped to see from them - gear that anglers have desired. Penn has come a long, long way from where they were just a few years ago, and I'd suggest they've made good use of the time with new products like the Fathom series, Squalls, the new Torque LDII's and there's more coming...

Next up, the single speed versions of these reels also have an awful lot going for 'em. Like the two speeds, you get the benefits of a full metal body and sideplates, stainless steel main and pinion gears, Dura Drag washers, 5 shielded stainless steel ball bearings, a double dog ratchet anti-reverse and Penn's line capacity rings for predictable spooling capacity. The reels offer great freespool performance, and that will no doubt improve over time. Penn is pretty darn proud of their grease, and typically over does it on its use on new reels. As you do some fishing, the grease will indeed even out and you'll note even better freespool over time, and it's pretty darn good to begin with. One thing that's a pet peeve of mine is the way the reel accomplishes drainage. Penn is showing that they listen to what we say and write - they addressed the drainage wonderfully. We can assume that all reels will get saltwater intrusion, the trick is getting the salt flushed out after a days fishing. Penn accomplished that very nicely with porting both on the frame and the gearcase. AND WHAT GEARS! Note the size of 'em! BIG GEARS EQUAL CRANKING POWER, much like a lower gear ratio improves pulling power the size of the gears themselves make a huge difference.

Penn also introduced a reel specifically for the kingfish guys in the Southeast (also a dandy sailfish reel) the FTH40NLDHS. The High Speed 40N offers a blazing 7:1 retrieve ratio - that translates to 60 inches of line retrieve per crank! That's ripping! And, that can help you get bit and help you stay on top of a speeding fish coming at you.

WHAT'S NEW FROM PENN?

 

For what it's worth, a guy can sure cover a lot of fishing with the 25N and 40N. With the use of braid as a backing, the 25 would do me darn well for 30 and 40 lb. lines, then the 40N for the 50 & 60. Nice casting pieces, nicely made. Having said that, I spent some time playing around with the little 15 this week, what a wonderful little reel. Small size, huge gears on the little micro beast for some excellent power. I like the gear ratio Penn picked and I really like the drainage and overall construction. The reel has a very nice feel to it. Sure, these are subjective remarks, but they are sincere. Penn took their time, listened and this time they looked at the right competitors in the marketplace (and we ain't talking about the bike maker). They no doubt looked directly at Avet and they are offering a very nice range of reels that address some of the areas where Avet could perhaps improve. I'm not knocking Avet one bit, they make great gear and they have their share of competing features, but I think Penn found three points to go after and they did just that by addressing gears size, drainage and drag capacity. I'm not putting one manufacturer above another especially since Avet was the firm to bring castable lever drags to the market first and really set the industry on it's ear with their quality and pricing. Avet's line has their share of strengths too (made from machined aluminum verses cast aluminum, 7+ bearings verses 5), but Penn is definitely on the right track and they've found some points from which to shine verses competing firms. Which way to go...sure glad I'm not making the choice, but I can say competition is a great thing from a consumer standpoint and Penn, Release, Okuma and Avet are offering reels that are so far beyond what's been on the market previously as to be nothing less than amazing.

Model Bearings Mono Capacity BRAID Capacity Gear Ratio Max Drag @ Full
(HIGHER FIGURE SUNSET SETTING)
Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price   
FTH 15LD 5 300yds/15# 415yds/30# 5.3:1 16-20 13 lbs 15.6 oz $199
FTH 15LD2
2 speed
5 300yds/15# 415yds/30# 6.1 & 2.8:1 16-20 13 lbs 15.6 oz $249
FTH 25NLD 5 300yds/20# 475yds/50# 5.3:1 28-33 23 lbs 19.6 $229
FTH 25NLD2
2 speed
5 300yds/20# 475yds/50# 5.5 & 2.7:1 28-33 23 lbs 19.6 $279
FTH 30LD 5 330yds/30# 525yds/60# 5.3:1 28-33 23 lbs 20 $229
FTH 30LD2
2 speed
5 330yds/30# 525yds/60# 5.5 & 2.7:1 28-33 23 lbs 20 $279
FTH 40NLD 5 315yds/40# 565yds/80# 4.8:1 28-40 23 lbs 25.7 oz $249
FTH 40NLDHS 5 315yds/40# 565yds/80# 7:1 28-40 23 lbs 25.7 oz $249
FTH 40NLD2
2 speed
5 315yds/40# 565yds/80# 5.0 & 2.5:1 28-40 23 lbs 25.7 oz $299
FTH 60LD2
2 speed
5 315yds/60# 700yds/100# 5.0 & 2.5:1 28-40 23 lbs 27.3 $299

 

SINGLE SPEED FATHOM LEVER DRAGS


15 AND 40N

FATHOM 25N 2 Speed PICTURED BELOW

 

Qty:   
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 - Braid Spooling
INCLUDED

 
Braid Manufacturer
Includes Toro Tamer @ n/c for 300 yds as option
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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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID!

AVET Raptors!

300 yards Super Braid - Including Hollow Core - FREE!
Or, We'll Take 10% OFF the price of the reel alone - no rigging or other offers apply.

The newest and smallest Raptor is available - now there are Raptors in all sizes of casting reels including SXJ, SX, MXJ, MXL, JX, LX, HXJ, HX and HXW sizes. New new SXJ Raptor has all the features you'd expect from a member of the Raptor family, dual drag power (on one side of spool), two speeds, magnetic cast control, excellent casting characteristics and high drag capability.

 

Raptors are a more refined, and higher drag capacity series of reels from Avet. These take their whole game up one notch, providing truly big fish capable reels in compact sizes. Their machining is better, their operation better, and their drag capacity much greater than their size would suggest. There is less side load on the bearings as a result of increased drag capacity. Casting is flawless, and all models with the exception of the HX Wide Raptor come with Avet's super performing Magnetic Cast control. They are the best this innovative manufacturer produces, and they are made to outperform all other reels on the market.

MXL Raptor pictured below.


 

Pictured below, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.

Pictured above left, the JX Raptor. Drag the mouse over the image to change view. Pictured above right are three models of Raptor, the little SX, MX, JX/LX and the HX. All Raptors feature dual drags, magnetic cast control (with the exception of the wide), ratcheting lever, extended handle length  and extended line capacity compared to the standard models.

Model Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
Price SPECIAL
Price with
FREE OFFERS
SPECIAL
Price No FREE OFFERS
SXJ Raptor est 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz $439 $385 $346.50
SX Raptor 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz $439 $395 $355.50
MXJ Raptor 230/30# 400/65# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20 $469 $422 $379.80
MXL Raptor 270/30# 500/65# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22 $479 $432 $388.80
JX Raptor 290/30 540/65# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23 $519 $467 $420.30
LX Raptor 350/30 640/65# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24 $529 $476 $428.40
HXJ Raptor 200/50# 400/80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz $549 $445 $400.50
HX Raptor 280/80 600/100# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz $559 $504 $453.60
HX Wide Raptor 360/50# 460/130# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz $579 $512 $460.80

*PLEASE NOTE, AVET DOES NOT MAKE THE MX OR HX SERIES IN LEFT HAND FORM*

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

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.

Plus Receive a FREE DRAG SCALE while this promotion lasts...
 

If you do not need rigging and wish to take advantage of the 10% off price please make that selection in the FREE OFFER option box below when ordering your reel. Alternatively, take advantage of the other free offers such as hollow core braid rigging.

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge. (Note, no lefty MX Series Raptors are produced)
Color Gunmetal not available except for SX Raptor
FREE Braid Spooling + FREE Mono Spooling
 or POWER PLIERS (up to $80 Comparable Value) - Or Discounted Reel alone 10% OFF

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.  If you prefer us to discount your reel we'll take care of that on the final invoice - just select that option below.
Pick your FREE OFFER OR DISCOUNT
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.  Alternatively if you do not wish the braid or pliers we'll take 10% off the price of the reel - simply select that option.
 
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
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free during this promotion!
(if you select the Free Braid option)
- 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

$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 Offers Apply - Select Above

Made in America, and very proud of it!

Special #4

Surf Explorer

Special Pricing This Week

Our Surf Explorer has been updated for 2013 with introduction of a new heavier 30-50# class rod. This is in addition to the  updated 8-12#, 15-20# and 25-30# class for both spinning and conventional reel use. These are very light and rather exotic travel rods designed for surf fishing enthusiasts. Certainly it has additional applications, but it's made for walking the beach and opportunistic fishing. The rod is a four piece design, using the European Spigot ferrule connections. It's 2.7 meters in length, almost 9 feet, and now comes in a hard case for safe transport and storage. The rod can handle lure weights of 20-100 grams. It's graphite and fiberglass constructed for lightness, sensitivity and long term use. The guides are lightweight, but capable of handling Spectra lines. The handle section is a bit long, in keeping with it's intended application, and you can adjust the positioning of your reel to optimize balance - easily moving the reel forward or back on the rod. It's parabolic action allows it to fish lighter and heavier and still "feel" right, and now you have more choices for the test being fished with the additional light and medium action rods.

Lure weights and line weights: The rods are made to load up best when used as intended. They are light finesse type rods, not heavy surf rods. Their bend is fairly parabolic, do just fine with braided lines or mono. Each model is designed to fish their intended line test - and this really should be specified in terms of drag load, that's a more meaningful specification and predicts the bend of the rod better. So, plan to set your drag at 25-30% of the line test intended for the rod and you will enjoy the benefits of a properly tuned rod/reel match. Lure weight varies by model, the lightest rod matching up with lure weights of 1 ounce and under. The 15-20 does very well up to 1.5 ounces, can push 2. The 25-30 is quite comfortable fishing 3/4 to 3 ounces, with 1-2 being a very nice range. For the 30-50 1.5 to 4 ounces is a good range. That model can do a bit higher but you should note how it's loading up on your casts and adjust accordingly. These rods do best with someone who has some experience and they travel very, very well. They are not intended as boat rods, they are inshore surf rods, and in that arena they represent some of the best rods ever produced.

Buy Description Price SALE Price
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 8 to 12 lb conventional $149.99 $69.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 8 to 12 lb spinning $149.99 $69.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 20 lb conventional $149.99 $109.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 15 to 20 lb spinning $149.99 $109.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 25 to 30 lb conventional $149.99 $119.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 25 to 30 lb spinning $149.99 $119.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb conventional $159.99 $129.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb spinning $159.99 $129.99

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Special #5

Seeker WahooDad Rail Rods
PRO Series CLEARANCE - no more will be made

The Rail Rod concept was invented by Seeker, and no one more than David Choate, WahooDad (as he's known on the boards) was more influential in it's development, and instrumental in proving it's application worth. This concept revolutionized long range fishing, it's use and progress than the well known WahooDad. It was only fitting that the folks at Seeker listened again and took his feedback to heart in designing a series of rods named in his honor. These rods have a couple of new wrinkles to them, they are a bit longer at 7'3" length and they do not come with a gimbal, they're rail rods damn-it! They have an extended foregrip like our custom version 2x4's and make use of a rail pad so they won't get beaten up when used as intended. The rods feature ALPS reel seats, too. They're also pretty darn good to look at, made in a rich blue color, and with blanks from the Super Seeker Series - their best. Of course the guides are made from Titanium...excellence all the way. These rods were made during the prior ownership of Seeker, they are made from the right stuff, with the titanium guides and the wrap and color is distinctive and unmatched by current production.

There were four rods in the series, 1x3, 2x4, a new 3X and 4X as well - these last two are based upon the 6463 series rods. These are a bit more forgiving than the 3x5 cow rod and more parabolic in bend than the 2x4. We scored all that Seeker had from the original production, with only the heavy stick offered as a special. If you are targeting cow size tuna, or if it's your intent to pull up a huge grouper, this is a rod that warrants your immediate attention - they will not last long at almost $250 OFF!

Buy Description MSRP SALE
4X UNLIMITED# $643 $399

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Special #6

Hi Seas Quatro Fluorocarbon
Excellent Product, Great Value and...
now 50 YD SPOOLS!

  • 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. I use a lot of FL lines, for wind-ons and in-line rigging. Fishing effectiveness is a top priority but so too is economy and Quatro is tops in both.
- Mark

 

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 30# - 0.20" .50mm Diameter, 50 yards $18.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 25 yards $11.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 50 yards $19.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 25 yards $13.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 50 yards $25.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 25 yards $15.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 50 yards $29.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 80# - 0.42" .9 mm Diameter, 25 yards $24.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 80# - 0.42" .9 mm Diameter, 50 yards $44.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 100# - 0.47" 1.2mm 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 #7

Ahi Assassin Topwater Rods

Here's another excellent series of rods from the folks who build the Ahi Assassin Jigging rods. The Topwater series rods are made for tossing poppers, and a lot more. Typically popper rods are made for use with spinning reels, but we've also had these produced with conventional guides since many of the larger poppers are quite castable with conventional reels and more of our West Coast clients and long range fishermen have a distinct preference for conventional gear - especially the jig tossers. The other consideration we had in mind was the fact that for our long range clients, traveling with an 8 foot jigstick is getting darn near impossible. Now, consider having a jigstick, with the strength to handle larger grade fish that's both powerful, and transportable. The new Topwater 40 and 50 is just that! You have an eight foot rod that travels like a 6 footer! The Topwater 40 is rated 30-50#, the model 50, 40-60#.

The components used on these rods is first rate, all ALPS, with metal reels seat and gimble too! Like the other Ahi Assassin rods, these are made from both graphite and fiberglass - from tip to butt of the blank. So, there's no transition point on the rod between the materials - no inherent weak point. So, they can fish heavy, and take larger fish. We use 9 guides on the conventionals and 8 on the spinners, and the first guide is reversed on the spinning model to aid in preventing wind knots. The rods come with a sleeve to aid in storage when not being fished.

How do they fish? Well, I took the jackpot on a recent Red Rooster fishing charter using the 50# conventional rod.
The extra length helped on the cast, and the rod was plenty powerful for the fish caught. If you'd like to see how the rod fishes check the video from the charter about half way through the vid.
 

Buy Description Price
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 40 for Conventional Reels $299.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 40  Spinning guides $299.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 50 for Conventional Reels $319.99
ToroTamer Ahi Assassin Topwater 50 Spinning guides $319.99

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Toro Tamer ® Wounded Swimmer
Exceptional Lure for Wahoo & Tuna!
(Check our recent video from the Royal Polaris & Red Rooster charters to see these lures bring in tuna & wahoo)

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.

 

 

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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 #9

Ron-Z
Swimming Eels

In the fall of 2011 during the long range season one of our clients fished with some guys from the East Coast who were using a lure he had not seen. I had some experience with the lures, was encouraged by one of our East Coast clients to bring 'em in, but after some thought (some mistaken belief that the lures were too darn close in appearance and application to our Big Hammer swimbaits) I didn't follow through. Well, I was wrong on that call. Ron-Z's lures offer a BIG DIFFERENCE in design and application effectiveness from anything we have out here. The lure is unique in the way it swims, and it's snake-like swimming makes all the difference in the world when it comes time for a fish to bite. While these lures are offered in many sizes, we've focused our attention to just one size, a nice 11" presentation (tail about 9" and head making up the difference). The swimming action comes from the unique head that's made from non-toxic Tin. The head weighs 2.5 ounces, 70 grams, and features a 4X 9/0 Gamakatsu hook. The unique swiveling head allows a snake-like swimming action that drives fish nuts. I mentioned that long range trip one of our clients was on, well these darn things brought in both tuna and wahoo. Fact was, it was hard to get bit on anything but these things once the wahoo saw 'em. I'm not sure if they were imitating a sea snake or an eel, but whatever it was, the fish wanted 'em big time.

The Swivel Eye-swing hook jig head is the first of it's kind. It offers the most advanced hydrodynamic designed jig head available to fishermen. It's made with an internal all stainless steel swivel that allows direct line attachment without the worry of line twist. The swivel also acts as a pivoting point for side to side jig head movement that is transmitted to the tail wiggle. That's what really gets the fish going! Heavy leaders can be used without loss of action. The pure tin jighead will take a beating, and keep on shinning, no more chipped heads!. The hook used is a Gamakatsu 004 live bait heavy duty design, well respected as a quality big game hook worldwide. It's one of the strongest hooks for it's size, and is built with a VERY sharp and powerful point. It can penetrate bone without bending. The hook is attached to the swiveling eye via a stainless steel cotter pin that allows the eye of the hook to pivot freely in the round bend of the cotter pin. The straight end of the cotter pin is passed thru the inside of the eye of the swivel, and then bent over. When this design is cast into the jig head, it becomes a VERY strong link. The pivoting motion of the hooks adds to the action of the tail, and it helps to prohibit the fish from using the weight of the jig head to shake it free. The tail is also unique, it is FISH OIL infused so fish grab 'em with more gusto, and don't let go!

We've selected the four most productive patterns, a pearl white, luminescent green, hot pink and gray pattern. All are excellent patterns. We're stocking the lures rigged, as well we have 3 pack replacement skirts. The lures are made in the USA, using high quality materials.

Please note, we've expanded our offering of these excellent lures. We now stock the 3X as well as 4X strong heads with lures. Additionally we've brought in the big boys, the 4X 140 gm size lures. In the past we've only stocked the 4X 70 gram 102's, the larger 4X lures weigh a hefty 240 grams (head weight is 140 gm). Please note, the 3X 102's do not have the floating head, these use a fixed jig head.

Model Head Weight Hook Size & Strength Casting Weight
3X102 2 1/4 oz 70gm 11/0 3X 4 oz 115gm
4X102 2 1/2 oz 70gm 8/0 4X 4 oz 115gm
4X105 5 oz 140gm 9/0 4X 8 oz 240gm

Here's one of our clients, John Lund (you might note this image as our Pic of the Week). He dropped by the shop last weekend, was stoked that we'd picked up Ron-Z's lures, not hard to see why... Darn things do work, as I found out from some of our most experienced and well traveled  clients, which is why we brought 'em in.

The Bluefin Tuna was 250#, caught off Cape Cod, and the Yellow Eye was taken in Alaska.

 

 

 

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Description Price
RonZ 3X102 Z Pearl White  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Pearl White  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Pearl White  140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT 102 size Tails - 4 pack Pearl White $9.99
RonZ 3X102 Z  Glow Green  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z  Glow Green  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Glow Green  140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack 102 size  Glow Green $9.99
RonZ 3X102 Z Hot Pink
 70gm

Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Hot Pink
 70gm

Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Hot Pink
 140 gm

Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack102 size  Hot Pink $9.99 
RonZ 3X102 Z Smoke Gray  70gm
Fixed Head
$16.99
RonZ 4X102 Z Smoke Gray  70gm
Floating Head
$19.99
RonZ 4X105 Z Smoke Gray 140 gm
Floating Head
$39.99
Ron Z 10BT Tails - 4 pack102 size  Smoke Gray $9.99 

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 Special #10

GILL/Respect the Elements
Designed from the deck up for marine use!

Gill is a European owned firm, well established in the marine industry. The folks spending time on "rag-boats" well know 'em. They manufacture many ultra-technical marine clothing items, primarily for the racing and cruising sailor, but they also serve the power boating and fishing community. They've been around many years and supply some excellent products, a wide range of marine oriented products. Their boots are a very good example, and much welcomed addition to our offerings here at CharkBait. I think the most important point here is that Gill products are designed first for marine applications, unlike some of the other products that we have "borrowed" from other fields, such as Xtra-Tuff boots which were really designed for the dairy industry, thus the lug soles and heels.

(Background: once Xtra-Tuff moved production overseas we began hearing some grumbling by folks, saying that their quality went downhill. While the new owners took the production to China, the price did not decrease, it actually went up. We were told the quality would be maintained, and even improved from when they were manufactured in the state of Washington. Then the negative reports began, and our primary source for the boots said to heck with 'em since they were getting the returns due to problems with seams coming apart. So, necessity indicated we needed to look beyond what was the "norm" aboard the long range boats out here in SoCal. We did our homework, talked with some guys who were wearing the GILL boots aboard some charters we ran, folks using their products. Based upon positive feedback we then approached Gill at ICAST 2013 and added them to our line-up.) 

Being a European based firm, their sizing is based on Euro standards...and that's a good thing, too. In the past all boots were made in full sizes, no half size offerings. With Gill, there is a half size option for some of the boots offered. Here's what I've noticed about these boots, in comparison to some others we've sold in the past (including Xtra-Tuff). The boots feature 100% ALL RUBBER compound construction, and its a better grade than most that I've come across. The material is a bit thicker, and will wear better and prove longer lasting. The soles feature a micro-razor cut sole pattern and a larger grip section on the outside and inside of the toe and heel respectively, great for providing secure footing, better than lugs on a wet deck. These boots come with a removable insole insert, that's not an added expense. So, you have greater cushion, and if you feel the boots are a bit tight on your arch you can always remove that and get a thinner insole and make more room. Sizing is far more accurate than other boots we've come across. For instance, I wear a size 11 tennis shoe, but with the XtraTuff boot a size 10 would work for me. With these boots, the size 11 was appropriate, even a tad roomy at the toe but snug on the sides...and there's even a 10 1/2 available!!! So, their size is more consistent with your true shoe size than the agricultural boots we've been using over the past years. These boots have a quick dry polyester lining for added comfort. They're calf high, and a bit tighter at the calf than an Xtra-Tuff. I don't see a need to fold these down, as I would with the higher XT boot. You'll also like the fact that these boots do not arrive with a slimy oily coating like the XT boots. Not sure of the reasoning behind the oil coating of the XT's, but thankfully these don't have that issue and their rubber material is a few mils thicker for longer wear. The Gill boots are not especially wide, they are an average width boot, and in my estimation their size is consistent with a tennis shoe.

Caveat, if you have THICK ankles (call 'em cankles) you may have difficulty with these boots. Chances are you'd run into difficulty with other boots fit too.  If you are closer to average size at the ankle or calf, you will like these boots. And, these will last you longer than the alternatives that have been on the market. Secondly, these are an average width boot, they are not available in extra wide or EEE sizes.

Mark,
I received my Gill deck boots yesterday and wore them indoors for a couple of hours. They are great! I have size 14EE/EEEE gunboats and they fit perfectly with a pair of crew socks. Thanks for recommending that I wait for your evaluation of the Gills before you filled my order. I will tell anyone considering deck boots to try them.
Also, your comment on the traction of razor-cut soles versus lug soles is true. Lugs don’t have as much area in contact with the deck compared to the soles of the Gills.

Thanks again,
 Robert
Redding CA -----

And, a follow up from Robert a year later...:
I just came off of a 5-day to Cedros and wore sneakers the first day and my Gill’s the rest of the time. I’m really pleased with the boots; great traction, not too hot, good fit, and most of all my feet weren’t killing me with all of the time on deck. Sure, my dogs were tired at the end of the day, but they would be no matter what I wore. (My brother-in-law wore his all week with no negative reports from him.) Thanks again!

 

 
Buy Description Price
Gill Short Boot size 5 euro size 37 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 6 euro size 38 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 7 euro size 39 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 7 1/2 euro size 40 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 8 euro size 41 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 9 euro size 42 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 10 euro size 43 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 10 1/2 euro size 44 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 11 euro size 45 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 12 euro size 46 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 13 euro size 47 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 14 euro size 48 $59.99

 





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Support

Danielle

Phone Orders & Order Status
Mon-Fri

Baja, Mid Range Offshore

Fishes with her Dad,,  don't ask questions about her fishing - she'll just refer you to dad.
Customer
Support

Leeana

Invoicing
& Billing Questions

Office Manager
Mon-Fri

Gets seasick, never fishes, but she's a wiz at 'puters & bossing around the guys...

skype us @ CharkBait-USA 

Skypen wir. Senden Sie uns ein eMail mit Ihren Kontaktinformationen und zur zeitlichen Planung der Kontaktaufnahme.

Skype мы. Пошлите электронную почту для данных по контакта и к контакту план-графика.

Skype nous.
La Marque de Courrier électronique pour notre compte appelle et programmer le temps.

Skype εμείς. Στείλετε το ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο για τα στοιχεία επαφής και στην επαφή προγράμματος.

Skype noi. Trasmetta il email per informazioni di contatto ed al contatto di programma.

Skype私達。連絡先情報のためのそしてスケジュールの接触への電子メールを送りなさい。

Skype nosotros. Envíe el email para la información de contacto y al contacto del horario.


Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)

 

 

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As a means to reduce spam, we change the above incoming email addresses regularly. 
Please don't bother adding them to your address book.  
We do apologize for any inconvenience this policy creates. But, it's the only way we've found to post an email address on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family member of a deceased "Nigerian" leader trying to move great sums of $ out of the country...


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We maintain the site daily, but please don't hold us liable for tyyppooographical errors or price changes which are beyond our control.  All transactions are confirmed prior to shipment.  All opinions expressed are those of the author, you can take 'em or leave 'em.  Shoes and shirts are not required for service. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.  I think that about covers it.