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#1 
Okuma

Makaira LIMITED EDITION
New for 2019
They're here and in depth...
#2  
Daiwa

Tanacom Electric Kite Kit
Free KITE!
#3    
Accurate

Tern
FREE BRAID RIGGING
and more!
#4  
Okuma

Tesoro Star Drags
FREE BRAID RIGGING
#5
Z-Bar
The Original is BACK
Machined Perfection at a SAVINGS!
#6
MagBay

MagTrak 10

Success on the Troll for WAHOO!
#7
Nomad Design

DTX Minnows
Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll!
#8
Savage Gear

3D Mack Stick
ICAST 2018 Product Intro
!
#9  
Capt Jimmy

Wahoo Bombs
Long Range Go-To for 'Hoo!
#10  
Salas Jigs

West Coast Iron

Yellowtai & Wahoo...
for sure!

9/15/2019 - Welcome to our Weekly Specials, something we try to post each Sunday.

Summer-like weather here in SoCal, warmer than, well, the summer.  Staying close to home this week, then towards the end of next week it's back on a boat! Next charter will be aboard the Royal Polaris for a six day trip.  Most likely we'll be back to Guadalupe Island, as if I need to get my butt kicked and be humbled additionally...  We'll see, maybe I fed the sharks enough last trip?  If that's the destination, I will approach things a bit differently...MK16 will get some use.  And, I'd better start rigging up some new wind-ons...

For this week's specials, Makaira limited editions, Daiwa kite flier special (nice to see that the Red Rooster has upped their game, they made use of a new Daiwa 750 for flying the kite...which was a guarantee bite for our time at Guadalupe).  We have Accurate Tern reels, new sizes and we have a limited inventory of these terrific new reels in black as well as blue (while supply lasts). We round out the reels with what very well could be the best casting reels available at the present time, Okuma's Tesoro star drag reel series.  Some great lures this week, including the original Z-Bar surface iron, MagBay's ultimate highly regarded wahoo trolling lure, Nomad DTX minnows - another great trolling lure for wahoo (more arriving this week), Capt. Jimmy's top performing wahoo bombs, Savage Gear's 3D Mack Stickbait and their 3D Squids (both back in good stock). Some very good gear, with lures for yellowtail, tuna and wahoo as well as the reels to fish 'em on. 

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials and hope to see you at the shop! 

Sincerely,
Mark Smith


Billing: Please note, we do things a bit differently than other on-line businesses, in part due to my own concerns over on-line privacy and fraud protection. When you submit your order with us, you will not be asked for your credit card's CVC number during check out. You are immediately sent an order confirmation. We will then contact you by phone or email to confirm your order, to make sure rigging, if needed, is clearly understood, confirm stock availability and then we will ask for the CVC and process your order. We do NO billing online, nor do we bill prior to confirming inventory availability. Best practices for on-line credit card transactions is to never store CVC numbers - for YOUR PROTECTION. Once we process your order and bill your card, that information is shredded. You will need to re-enter that data each time you order on-line, and we'll need your cvc number.  It may be an inconvenience, but it's a whole lot better than the potential problems associated with unauthorized credit card use. We do this to protect your private information.  I was on the bad end of a fraud situation some years back, twice, $40K each time, over 80K! One was an ACH transfer, the other bogus credit card billing...by a vender I trusted. I'm still on the hook for over 20K You can not count on your bank's help, but you can limit your exposure. Think about that next time you order from an on-line retailer who holds your credit card information.  We don't do business that way. We treat our clients like we'd like to be treated, thus the added security. We apologize for any inconvenience, but let me say that's minor compared to having your card used fraudulently...  When you order from us, you will hear back from a real, live person, who will confirm your order, provide delivery time, shipping information, and then with your approval we'll bill and ship the goods. We're not amazon, we're a specialty saltwater retailer with a staff that knows fishing and how to improve your success. 

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Special #1

Okuma Makaira Limited Edition
New Model Introduction
With FREE
SUPER BRAID RIGGING
Models 10, 15, 15T, 20, 30, 50, 50W and 80W
Now In STOCK!


Here now, but once sold out they are history...

Folks have been waiting on this not so well kept secret for some time now, and now they're here.  We received Okuma's Limited Edition SEA version Makaira Series reels this past week. They came out beautifully, great cosmetics in a flat  black with silver trim finish.  All the quality and ruggedness you'd expect from this terrific line of reels that truly established the firm as serious players in the big game, long range side of sportfishing.

I won't go into detail regarding the outstanding quality of the Makaira Series reels. The reels have been on the market long enough that folks know what they are - nothing short of state of the art.  These rugged performers now have a rather unique look, the black/silver anodizing stands out and will be something you take pride in for many, many years to come.  Remember the 5 year parts and labor warranty offered by Okuma on these reels. They are made to fish hard for a long, long time.  Check the specs below and the images too.  These are well worth the money, great reels to own. Demand always outpaces supply on the limited runs, order early for best selection. Only one run was made, no more will be produced, this is a limited run.  We have all sizes available, from the Cow tamer 80 all the way down to the 10.  Terrific reels, and even nicer given the exclusivity and good lures of the Special Edition models.  Stock is strictly limited to our inventory, Okuma won't be holding any, these were only available pre-order basis from the manufacturer and strict limits on production.

 

(Pictured above right, Makaira 80W SEA Limited Edition and the little powerhouse MK10)

 

Pictured above, Makaira 50W and 10 left, 10 alone on the right.  Below shows off the 10 once more

 

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. $489.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50#
450/60*
4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. $489.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65#
300/80
4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. $499.99
MK-15TII
NEW MODEL FOR 2019
4BB+1TB ~600/60* 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 39" & 17.0" 40-lbs 31-lbs 29 oz. $549.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/80#* 4.3:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 44-lbs 32-lbs 40.3
oz.
$579.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.2" & 17.3" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. $579.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. $599.99
MK-50II SEa
 
4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. $649.99
MK-50WII SEa 4BB+1TB 840/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.0:1 37.8" & 11.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 65 oz. $659.99
MK-80WII SEa 4BB+1TB 700/200#* 3.2:1 & 1.2:1 37.8" & 11.3" 100-lbs 70-lbs 116 oz. $899.99

*When packed using the Omega winder rather than Triangle and 16 strand Toro hollowcore braid.
We are seeing diameters dropping with better fibers being used with some braid manufacturers. The capacity specs above reflect what we typically rig.

Note, Okuma's 20 is a 30 narrow size, their 30W conforms to industry standards as a 30 wide.

 

Qty:   
FREE Mono Spooling FREE, Braid FREE or at Reduced Price depending upon options below.
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 - Select options  if you would like us to rig your new reel
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 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

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE BRAID RIGGING
& FREE SHIPPING FOR STANDARD SIZED ITEMS OVER $150!
RODS AND OTHER OVERSIZED ITEMS WILL CARRY A SHIPPING CHARGE


Special #2

Daiwa Tanacom
KITE FLIER SPECIAL!
Inventory is drawing down on this offer...

Talk about nice timing...  Here's a very nice special offer on Daiwa's top performing Tanacom series reels. Specifically, the TB1000 has been a great tool for fishermen, both bottom fishing and as a kite reel.  The convenience of a dedicated kite reel, the ability for a private boater who only has two hands and not three to handle both the kite as well as a fighting fish, makes this concept truly exciting as an option. This week we help make this option a reality for folks.  Inventory for this offer is limited to our stock on hand.

Here's the deal:

Buy a Daiwa Tanacom TB1000 and get a FREE DAIWA DVEC KITE!
This represents a value of $129!!!

Fly this kite in 5-10mph winds with a simple adjustment to the bridle, eliminating the need to use different kites for different winds.  Lightweight spars are constructed of 100% carbon graphite.

It was very nice to see that the Red Rooster has stepped up their game, employing a Daiwa Tanacom Bull as their kite and balloon reel of choice. They buy 'em, then didn't get it free, and it replaced the older style bolt on job they've used for years.  The guys love that it's more efficient, easier to use, more compact. It was a given, while we fished Guadalupe Island last week, if you got your turn on the kite, you were pretty much guaranteed a big tuna...however the sharks got their share, too...

Model Bearings Ratio Line/Crank Weight-oz Max Drag #'s Capacity Mono #'s Capacity Spectra yds
Tanacom Deep Drop & Kite Reel
TB1000 4BB 2.3:1 16.5 52.3 48.0 40#/500 80/900
TB750 4BB 2.26:1 10.6 44.4 48.0 30#/450 80/550

Daiwa Dendoh Tanacom Bull

Daiwa's Tanacom Bull 1000 really created a new style of electronic assist fishing reel when first introduce. It's proven success in a wide range of applications including kite work, dredge retrieve, jigging for tuna and swordfish as well as all other bottom oriented fish species, proved the validity of Daiwa's design. In the old days there were a limited number of add-on power winders on the market for commercial application that fit a specific reel. These were bulky and expensive. Daiwa designed the Dendoh power-assisted reels from the ground up to provide deep water anglers an alternative. The Tanacom Bull (Tunacom) was designed for deep saltwater application, and also for use as a kite reel. It's large enough to hold the appropriate amount of line for it's intended application, and robust enough to provide many, many years of exceptional service. It's also relatively compact for it's application, much more so than the add-on alternative. The reel can be used by crank (robust levelwind design), by direct power with the supplied 9' 12 volt DC cable, or with the addition of optional battery packs. It features 4 ball bearings, heavy duty brass and bronze gearing, variable control of winding speed and power and a programmable jigging function. There's a digital readout measuring line out and distance retrieved from the bottom, a programmable auto stop which stops winding once a lure reaches the surface... The TB1000 is the model with heavy duty marine application in mind. It's robust, high capacity, and most surprisingly affordable. For 2014 Daiwa updated the design, kept all the important features, and they were able to shave off about 40% of the price. The new 1000's are available at $600 instead of $1000!! It's quite likely that this is the tip of the iceberg, and we can anticipate the smaller reels in this series to drop in price, too. For $600, there are few reasons not to own one: bottom fishing, jigging, flying a kite, retrieving chains and dredges. Lots of reasons to own one of these! (PICTURED ABOVE RIGHT, THE NEW TANACOM 750)

The ultimate kite reel quickly winds in the kite and stops by itself while you fight the fish. Plenty of power and capacity for deep drops.

Tanacom Bull™ TB 1000

Features:

Programmable jigging function
Brass and Aluminum Bronze gearing
Four ball bearings
Rod Clamp
Daiwa’s unique Power Lever™ for instant control of winding speed and power
Digital readout measures line let out and distance retrieved from the bottom
Programmable Auto Stop™ feature stops winding when lure reaches the surface
Manual winding option
Convenient 12 Volts DC operation
Washable design with sealed electronics Power cord and reel bag included

ORDER EARLY - STOCK IS LIMITED TO WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR INVENTORY

Buy Description Price
TANACOM
Daiwa Tanacom 1000
(700 yds 80# Braid)
$649.95
Daiwa Tanacom 750
(550 yds 65# Braid)
$599.95
Daiwa Kite Free with Tanacom 1000
(Light wind kite, comes with spars and storage tube)
$0.00
Daiwa Kite Rod $89.95


Of course spooling is available. Please call or email for assistance.
 

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Accurate Tern - 2019 Introduction
IN STOCK NOW -
300, 400, 500 & 500N, 600 & 600N sizes
BLACK IN STOCK for 300/400/500
BLUE IN STOCK for 300/400/500/600
- high and low gear ratios
Silver w/black trim in all sizes
- in stock

As of this date we have received all sizes, from 300's to 600'S). Lefty versions, high speed and standard geared versions all available. We have received all models in the standard silver with black trim. Additionally, we've added select models in all black as well as blue with black trim!  The custom colored reels usually carry a +$100 price tag, given quantities of production you can select one of the specially colored reels at it's standard colored price - if you order soon and if we still have that selection available from our large production run.

Accurate showed off their first Star Drag reel at ICAST in July 2018, a true twin drag star design reel, but accomplished differently than Accurate's twin drag leverdrag reels.

There are a couple things distinguishing Accurate's design.  First off, twin drag application to a star drag reel. Rather than a drag stack, metal and carbon fiber washers on one side of the reel, with Accurate's design there's a pressure plate and friction washer on both sides of the main gear. It's not applying pressure on both sides of the spool like their leverdrags, but instead are incorporating pressure on both sides of the gear itself - that's why the gear case is a bit chunkier than other reels designs. The result is, like other Twin-Drag reels, smoothness that comes from only having to apply half the pressure of a traditional design since that pressure is applied to both sides of the spool rather than only one.  The spool is also sleeved, excellent freespool the result.  The other thing Accurate mentions with their new designs is CVX technology.  That's an interesting buzzword. Don't quite know what that means in machining or fishing. It has a distinct meaning in government (an app for engagement...bs). In Accurate's terminology glossary, CVX refers to the way the frames were cut out verses BX or other series reels, more weight trimmed from the frames while retaining similar strength.  Bottom line, they are light like the Valiants, similar weight savings from more traditional designs.

User feedback has been very positive on this new series of reels from Accurate.  The 300 and 400 series were 100% in terms of quality from the manufacturer.  I will say that we encountered a problem with the first batch of 500's we received.  During spooling, we spool under pressure so if there is a problem we know it prior to shipping, there was a 100% failure rate.  We let the folks at Accurate know immediately.  We ceased shipping, returned product to manufacturer for evaluation.  Turns out the spool shaft was not hardened as it should have been, a supplier screw up. That can happen, important thing is what happens next...  Once problem was isolated the issue was solved, the 500's have been 100% ever since.  Folks, there's a benefit to having us spool up your new reel aside from our free braid offer. If something is going to fail, we'll know it and correct the issue before you get the reel. Does us no good, does the manufacturer no good, to send out a bad product. Accurate's Terns are solid reels, innovative pieces and very capable.  They are solid performers. 

 

 
MODEL WEIGHT(OZ) GEAR RATIO BRAID CAP INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG PRICE
TX-300X 14.6 6:1 325/30lb 38″ 30 $299
TX-300 15.2 4.7:1 325/30lb 30.5″ 30 $299
TX-400X 15.2 6:1 400/50lb 38″ 30 $309
TX-400 15.2 4.7:1 400/50lb 30.5″ 30 $309
TX-500NX 16 6:1 300/50lb 45″ N/A $319
TX-500N 16 4.7:1 300/50lb 35.5″ N/A $319
TX-500X 17 6:1 500/50lb 45″ N/A $319
TX-500 17 4.7:1 500/50lb 35.5″ N/A $319
NEW MODELS BEING ADDED, 500N, 600, 600N, 600NN SIZES SHOWN AT ICAST 2019,
 BEING PRODUCED NOW...500N available now, 600 series arriving very soon...
TX-600XN 17.4 6:1 400/60 53" 33 $379
TX-600N 17.4 4.7:1 400/60 53" 33 $379
TX-600X 17.8 6:1 500/60 53" 33 $379
TX-600 17.8 4.7:1 500/60 53" 33 $379
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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

Color

Standard color for Terns is silver with black trim.
We produced a run of all black Terns, 300/400/500 sizes ONLY in both standard and high speed gearing.

Note, there is a $20 upcharge for BLACK OR BLUE from our production run, that usually carries a $100 charge from Accurate. Once we run out of the reels in black, they are no longer available at the nominal $20 charge.

 

 

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
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand 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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
 

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Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

Okuma Tesoro
Star Drag

The Tesoro is a 2018 model reel, first shown at ICAST July 2017. The new star drag reels got a lot of attention from anglers, with the improvement in casting of leverdrags it seems there's a preponderance of lever's and less star drag reel options for serious anglers who are looking for a high quality star.  There really are applications where both types of reel offer advantages. 20 years ago, if you wanted a good casting reel it pretty much had to be a star drag. These days, in no small part thanks to Cal Sheets, Larry Cofe, and of course Avet, lever drag reels improved. But, still you can do some things with a star drag reel you just can't duplicate on a leverdrag.  So, there's a market among anglers for the benefits a good star drag can offer.  As of this date (11/17) Daiwa's Saltiga has been the class act in this regard. Along comes the Tesoro, and I have to say it's similarly refined, but a very different reel.  The metal-work is very good, as expected, but you'll also note that these are trimmer than what we're used to handling, excess weight has been taken off areas of the reel where it's not needed. Freespool is simply excellent, and the drag is very capable, you can button 'em down and not effect casting performance.  Could very well become the wahoo reels of choice for a lot of guys. Compact, light, modern technology and application of best practices in design...and a 3 year warranty.

The Tesoro reels make use of (buzzword) alumilite frame construction which provides more precise tolerances for precise gear alignment, maximum castability, and durability. The mechanical stabilizing system keeps the reels in precise alignment for strong, stable and smooth long term performance. Okuma also has a patent pending enhancement which stabilizes the spool at three key points to maintain optimum performance and minimize spool shaft flex when under pressure.

- High Speed 6.2:1 gear ratio
- 6061-T6 machined aluminum frame, sideplate and spool
- 17-4 grade stainless steel helical cut gearing
- Multi-disc Carbonite drag system with Cal’s drag grease
- CRC: Corrosion-Resistant Coating Process
- Swept aluminum star for increased ergonomics
- Anodized aluminum swept handle reduces wobble while cranking
- 4BB+1RB corrosion resistant bearings, spool bearing with TSI oil
- Ergo grip handle knob with anodized aluminum handle arm
- Dual anti-reverse (mechanical and roller bearing)
- XL Gearing: Drop down gear box
- Quick-Set ant-reverse bearing allows for zero back play in handle
- MSS: Mechanical Stabilizing System for increased durability
- Self-lubricating gear system, all models

Specification

Tesoro Star Drag
Model  Gear ratio Bearings Weight (g) Line retrieve Max  drag force(kg) Monofilament line capacity
(diameter in mm.)
Braided line rating Frame Sideplate Spool Pricing
TSR-5S
(NOW
available)
6.2:1 4BB+1RB 320gm
11.3oz
39" 14 lbs
7kg

(0.35/325, 0.40/255, 0.45/190)
400/50# AL AL AL $299
TSR-10S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 540gm
19oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg

320/25# (0.40), 245/30(0.45),150/40 (0.54)
(0.35/390, 0.40/290, 0.45/225)

500/50 AL AL AL $319
TSR-12S 6.2:1 4BB+1RB 550gm
19.2oz
46" 22 lbs 10kg 405/25# (0.40), 295/30(0.45),180/40 (0.54)
(0.40375, 0.45/270, 0.54/170)
475/65 AL AL AL $319

 

That type of stuff is all good, no, lets make that excellent and just one step from incredible.  But, I'm a bit more into feel, touch, subjective evaluation.  All the buzzwords and specs don't mean as much as how a reel actually feels doing what it's supposed to do. Okuma has another winner in my estimation.  The Tesoro feels like a quality reels should, better since it's pretty darn light. You could call it a star drag Makaira, and in some respects that might be fair, but it's a much different reel and one that needed to be made.  There's no slop in the handle, everything feels reassuringly solid and tight, smooth upon  cranking the handle.  Nice feel.  Excellent freespool, really these are excellent casting reels. Great for distance casting, and hard pulling drag capability. 

I very much appreciate all that the Okuma engineers are doing to try to minimize the effects of saltwater. The treatment to the metal parts, and (one of my peeve points on almost all other manufacturers) the Tesoro has proper porting, so you can actually clean a reel after a hard days fishing. Take a look at the pics below to see what I mean, four ports, no vac lock, easy drain while fishing or when you're back home cleaning, good airflow for drying...makes a difference long term in my book.

 

It's often the little things that make big differences in how well certain reels perform over time.  Did the manufacturer shortchange on the bearings, or make use of a cheap stamped clamp or reel foot. How are they putting their parts together? That's what makes working on a reel simple or overly complicated, so darn hard to work on that a reel becomes more fit for the garbage basket than repair bench. Well, the Tesoro is really pretty straight ahead in how she's put together. In a lot of ways, you could say this relatively light reel is overbuilt.  Note the way the reel foot is put together, four points secured to reel frame - not two, reel clamp allows plenty of thread on the bolts to be secured.  One could call it overbuilt for it's intended line class by some standards, but I'd suggest it's just built to best practices standards.   

 

The images above show off the first two models in the line, however as of June 2018 Okuma began supplying the third model in the Tesoro series, the model 5S. The 5 is just a bit smaller, smaller diameter sideplate, about 8 or so ounces less in weight, but the same overall construction as the two larger models. 

 

 
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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
4 or 8 strand
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
 
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
UP TO 300 yards Toro Tamer 4 or 8 strand 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 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 Braid Rigging

 


Special #5

Z-BAR
The Original Z-Bar is BACK!*
(There's a story behind this one...)

These are the Hottest Yellowtail Surface Irons Made!
In 2016 these new jigs got a lot of play, especially by those near our San Diego shop. Some great iron fishermen down south, and they appreciated what these jigs offered.  Since that time there was a change in name, OCT-10, essentially same product, which we have sold at $30, with a few other shops running a higher price...  Really amazing surface iron jigs, and their expense is justifiable by those who know iron - often they'll say that 1 in 4 or more are good swimmers.  These machined jigs eliminate that downside, they all swim perfectly and they are guaranteed to do so. There are solid reasons why they are expensive, cnc produced, bar stock aluminum rather than cast from pot metal... There are equally good reasons they have been successful. They are the best and most productive surface irons made. The lures are crafted in the San Diego area, by a small machining company with an owner who loves to fish iron. Z-Bar, OCT-10, there's a tale to tell... I'll share the background, perhaps should not do so, but it has some bearing on the lure's marketing, why we have the original Z-Bar's back in stock after their disappearance in 2017.

Originally the fellow making the jigs did so for his own use, and to give a to few friends.  While on a trip he met another guy who expressed interest in getting involved marketing the lures.  The originator, who trade-named the Z-Bar name and invented and refined the lure, allowed the other fellow to begin "reping" the lures to a few tackle shops in San Diego.  Word spread quickly as to their effectiveness. There was a falling out between the manufacturer and the fellow marketing the jigs. From my understanding, the guy marketing the product went to another machinist to have the jigs made at a lower cost. The manufacturer of Z-Bar severed relations, told the marketer to quit using his trade name (thus the name OCT-10 on the copied lures).  I never like this sort of stuff, but unfortunately we see it more often than we should - remember Raider Jigs from Australia...  Well, the original manufacturer, the fellow who invented and produced the jigs got hold of me a couple years ago to tell me to quit using the Z-Bar name, which I did, and he told me the tale of what occurred.  Didn't sit well with me, and I enquired about maintaining the product here at CharkBait.  The originator, who has a business to run, focused on that rather than the jigs he had made which were in his inventory.  Time went by...  I reached out to him again recently given some supply issues with the other fellow, and we struck an agreement.  We would purchase the original lures and offer them to our clients. By doing so we eliminate one step in the distribution chain. We buy directly from the manufacturer rather than thru a distributor, eliminated one layer of mark-up, so the price is indeed better, and we have the real deal, the original Z-Bar from the man who created the lure!!!  

These are unique jigs, all CNC made, all made to swim perfectly - guaranteed by the manufacturer. Again, these are CNC made precision, each is exactly the same so they all swim well. The originator of the lures took the best design features from old school surface irons, incorporated those key features, and made a jig that always swims. That's really key to iron and where others jigs fall short.  Not all lures of this type are the same, not all swim as well as expected. But when they are made thru cnc and machining they all are exact copies, they are all perfect! That's a function of manufacture. As one would expect, a sand cast jig will vary more than something CNC'd. Unlike some jigs, Tady for instance, the Z-Bars are entirely made here in the USA. A good deal of time went into their design, and it shows. I want you to look at the images closely. Note the way the jigs are ground for their rings, also the nose and the hips. You will note one sharp side, one softer and the hips are not even. This stuff is not done for fun, the jigs are made to swim perfectly and what they've done in design ensures that they have a great kick. These are almost like tossing a Tady C - anyone can fish 'em, easy to make 'em swim on the surface, surefire swimmers, each and every one of them. But, they gain the mass of a 45 for longer casts and better kick. Weight of the jigs is 3.45 oz, 98 grams. We now able to offer these extraordinary lures for $24, not $30. Good luck finding these jigs let alone finding 'em for a better price.  And, given our direct relationship with the manufacturer our supply should keep these lures more consistently available to our clients.

Click on the images and you can see a few of the unique things done in creating these jigs. Note the way the jigs are made, the machining of the area where the hook or ring goes resulting in MORE SWING & action. The jigs are not smooth, they have texture which adds a bit of drag in the water when you wind quickly - more attention getting action.

The Original Z-Bar
We were only able to offer these jigs on-line once or twice in 2016, in late fall, as Weekly Specials. There simply wasn't sufficient supply to post them on our website, the inventory we received was only available at our shops - and that was very limited. After the "divorce" between the originator and manufacturer of the lures with their "rep" supply remained a problem but we had enough interest and at times supply, to offer them on our website. Supply was still an issue. That's now been corrected since we are working directly with the the manufacturer rather than thru the small distributor who copied the design with the help of  another machine shop to produce lures at a lower cost than the original machinist charged. We have an inside track for supply and we've eliminated one level of mark-up on the lures so pricing is 20% better to you. These are the real deal, the original Z-Bar! Understand also, these jigs are all made from machining aluminum, not cast pot metal or zinc, nor are they imported in mass from China - they are made here in the USA, one at a time. The process takes time, machining time. They still have high cost given their production, but every single one of them will swim right and swim better than competing surface irons, and they won't break if they slam against the deck. All things considered, there's a reason they are relatively expensive, but at the same time more economical than other surface jigs since they all swim perfectly.  We are proud to be able to offer the real product, not a copy, and these are made by the originator.

 

 

Buy Description Price

Z-BAR  Gold $23.99
Z-BAR Black $23.99
Z-BAR White $23.99
Z-BAR Mint $23.99
Z-BAR Raw Metal $23.99

 

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Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #6

MagBay's
MAGTRAK 10
for WAHOO!

You know, there's a reason I go to ICAST every year.  I always find a few interesting things I wouldn't have discovered had I not spent the time and money to attend. This year I was surprised to meet a fellow who shops with us from NorCal, working a both of a lure maker I'd not heard of, he's also one heck of an angler, prostaff for a few firms. He's a ringer, and if involved in something there's generally a good reason behind the involvement.  Sure glad I took some time to visit and check out their wide range of products.  The lure that really caught my eye was their MagTrak 10. It's a plaining head type lure with some similarities to YoZuri's Bonita and Braid Marauder, with some innovative wrinkles which makes it very interesting indeed. Over the past year the Nomad DTX Minnow has been the hands-down favorite wahoo trolling lure, for very good reason. They get bit! The downside with the DTX is that it can be a "one and done" lure. What I mean by that is that there can be times when the lure gets hammered by a wahoo or deckhand and then won't swim true.  Out of the box all Nomad's swim great, but the lure can get tweaked and then not stay in the water, and of course it no longer will it be useful. For many of us, that's a small price to pay for the joy of catching a speedster wahoo. But, if you fish more often or simply expect more durability over time, then the MagTrak may just be the best wahoo troller for you.

About the Lure: The MagTrak is a hollow bodied lure, made with ABS with an internal head weight. The lure had connecting thru-wire construction which can not be pulled out.  The hooks are EXTREMELY durable and super sharp.  You will not even consider their replacement, they are perfect for their task. On our recent Red Rooster trip to Guadalupe Island I dragged one of these lure. That trip was not intended to target wahoo, water temp was cool and that destination wasn't intended for wahoo...those focused wahoo trips come later this season.  But, I wanted to see how the lure behaved in the water. PERFECT! You drop the lure in the water and it gains depth and trolls perfectly, straight and true. Not at all like the old YoZuri Bonitas and Marauders which can end up changing position in the trolling spread simply because they aren't balanced. The plaining head is very broad, longer than lures which actually larger. The lure itself is fairly skinny, so the big plaining head really works to it's advantage. These things are the straightest running lures I've seen and they can deal with realistic trolling speeds - even UP TO 20 knots! I've seen surface lures do that, never deep runners!  The MagTrak runs straight and true, and it does so under a wide range of speeds!  Durable? No wahoo will damage this lure that I've ever seen. These lures are tough. Having said that, they are also darn expensive!

MagTrak™ Wahoo Lure Features:

  • 10 Inch Dynamic Body with patented design to swim in a fashion that replicates small wahoo
  • HookMag Technology with 10/0 304 Series Stainless Steel Hooks
  • Increased Hookup Ratio
  • Increased Strike Ratio
  • No Hassle at High Speeds no Trolling Weight Required
  • Any Position from short corner to shotgun in the spread
  • Multiple Color Patterns
  • Through Wire Construction on Ultrasonically Welded Solid ABS Shells
  • Welded Rings on 500 lbs strength ball bearing swivels

From the Manufacturer: The MagTrak™ is truly a new breed of Wahoo and Big Game Lures.  The MagTrak features a patented design that allows the lure to swim straight and below the surface at speeds of up to 20 knots, or within short aggressive turns directly inside or outside the propwash.   The MagTrak also incorporates the patented HookMag™ Technology that keeps the front hook in the stinger position at any speed until a Wahoo or other strike occurs.  The hook is then released and direct swivel connection to hook and mouth of fish.  Please check out the videos below for a better understanding of the concept.  PATENT AND PATENT PENDING NO. US 15/783,764, CN 201811130554.8, EU & EPO 18196736.5, AU 2018233051, US DESIGN: 29/666,174, SE DESIGN 84191

 

 You can rig these lures on our standard style harnesses which are available from 175 to 450 lbs. The 275# cable is very appropriate.

 

Comparing a Nomad DTX costing $35 to one of these at $90, noting both will catch fish, why is the MagTrak worth the money? Well, durability is a prime consideration. You won't be replacing this lure due to wear, a fractured tail, a deckhand's blow or a fish's hard bite. It will outlast it's competition. There are a few reasons for their expense, one the big reason is their use of an expensive neodymium magnets which are nickel and epoxy coated.  The front belly hook sits in a receiver, held in place by the magnet, until the fish strikes.  By running the hook in the receiver the hook won't scar up the sides of the lure, like so many others of similar design, and it's always in the best position to hook your wahoo. Given they way wahoo normally strike a lure, first strike can often be from the front. The hook is where it's most productive, and it won't bang into the lure, helping the lure always run true. Even if the hook comes out of the receiver it will still run true up to 18 knots. The belly hook is always in the stinger position, which in theory will increase hookup percentage compared to most lures.  In fact, Nomad made a video showing use of a rubber band to keep their belly hook on the DTX in stinger position. The MagTrak 10 weighs in at about 12 1/2 ounces.

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Description Price
12523 MagBay MagTrak Marlin $89.99
12524 MagBay MagTrak Gold $89.99
12522 MagBay MagTrak Pink $89.99
12520 MagBay MagTrak Ref $89.99
12521 MagBay MagTrak Dorado $89.99

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Special #7

Nomad Design
Wahoo & Tuna on the Troll
Just received a LARGE shipment...

DTX MINNOW

The DTX Minnow is a revolution in trolling minnows, featuring the Nomad Autotune, Hydrospeed, Diamond Armour and Gorilla Through Wire advanced design technology. The pat. pending Autotune system was designed over years of testing by Damon Olsen and is a revolution in lure technology that will be applied to all deep diving lures across the Nomad range into the future. The Autotune design provides for 2 key features– maximum diving depth, and the ability to ensure the lure always swims straight.

 

We've now had six months experience with these excellent lures and they have proven themselves very capable performers. They are the hot trolling lure for wahoo on the long range boats and they've taken some impressive tuna too. We've supplied several clients in Florida who have very positive comments regarding the lure's success - they caught wahoo when nothing else did...  During summer we experienced supply issues as Nomad ramped up US distribution, opening their own warehouse here.  That's been fixed and we have a very good sized order arriving early this week. I've added a couple new flavors to this week's specials, and we have three or four more new ones to be added later in the week. 

 

Bibbed minnows have traditionally been made with an eyelet fixed into the bib of the lure. It is impossible to control the manufacturing process to ensure that this fixed eyelet design is always perfectly centered and the fixed wire eyelet is not bent. Therefore, virtually every type of bibbed minnow made with a fixed wire eyelet in the bib will occasionally either not swim straight out of the box, or will fail to swim straight after one or a few fish. The eyelet is either not straight to start with, or becomes distorted during use.

 

In the first image you can see the plate of steel to which the split ring is connected. The plate "floats" so it's angle can change, always keeping the lure running true. The second image shows the forward position for connecting an assist hook rather than the single hook mounted at the belly. This would be the preferred hook type for a billfish or perhaps a larger grade tuna that might torque the singles. You can re-rig with a treble if so desired at the same positions as the singles for best tracking.

 

 

The pat. pending Autotune system developed by Nomad Design has eliminated this problem. The design eliminates problems during manufacturing and ensure that no matter how many fish you catch, the lure will keep swimming straight. During testing we had lures that had caught over 50 fish, and had been worn through from wahoo and dogtooth teeth to the point of the lure body filling with water, but the lure kept swimming perfectly. The DTX minnow with Autotune will always swim straight, first time and every time, no matter how many fish you catch.

The other key feature of the Autotune system is the amazing diving depth that can be achieved. The ability of the system to perfectly centre itself every time on the bib means that the tow point can be designed to be as far back on the bib as possible, effectively just forward of the point where the lure becomes unstable and won’t swim. However, having the tow point as close to this “point of not swimming” is what achieves maximum diving depth, but it can only be done with a perfectly centred tow point. Traditional fixed eyelet trolling lures are unable to position the tow point this far back on the bib and have to allow room for error in the manufacturing process.

The pat.pending Autotune system has eliminated this problem and has set a new standard for diving depth in trolling lure design. In addition to the Autotune technology, the concealed Hydrospeed belly eyelet allows faster trolling speeds with single hooks, and ensures the lure is balanced with single hooks, so the DTX minnow just keeps swimming straight and true. The additional belly eyelet in front of the Hydrospeed eyelet is designed to be able to fit an assist hook when targeting large tuna and marlin. For tips on how to rig your DTX minnow for marlin and tuna, please see the website videos.

 

The DTX 165 and 200 minnows are rigged with our purpose designed inline single hooks and will reach max. depth between 4.5-8kn.  Ideal for tuna, wahoo, king mackerel, yellowtail, mahi mahi, marlin and sailfish, and every other predatory fish in the ocean, The DTX minnow is your first choice in bluewater trolling lures.

 

Rigging - do not over-rig these lures, you'll detract from their action and performance. Thinner diameter leader means greater depth with any billed diver and a heavy line improperly rigged can impede the Autotune system. Don't go in for a lot of hardware, snaps and such. A simple loop with crimp, on 3' of 175 cable terminating ina swivel for line attachment is plenty good enough and will outfish heavier lines. Don't run 'em on 12 feet of 400  lb cable! A shorter 3 feet of say 175-275 lb is recommended, and is more than sufficient if you are targeting wahoo on the troll. Same story for mono and tuna, keep it simple, and fish reasonable line tests for your target. Thinner diameters get you more depth and will catch you more fish. Personaly, I run 175# 49 strand AFW cable, with a double crimp to the ring at the nose of the lure, about 3-4 feet, and then will use a barrel or ball bearing swivel to attach to my main line.

 

Okay, we've been stocking and selling these lures since they came into the US market, spring 2018. The response by our long range anglers has been terrific. For 2018's excellent wahoo season these were the lures of choice. We've supplied several of the long range boats out of San Diego, who took the lead from the Red Rooster, the first boat making good use of the lures.  The Nomad DTX became the dominant wahoo lure for the fleet.  How good are they? Note the image right. This particular lure was used by one of our clients from Colorado, TunaTom. The lure pictured above caught 21 wahoo and still swims perfectly (and yes, that's why we're now stocking the Glold Glow pattern lure below...).

 

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Description Price
Nomad DTX 165 Gold Glow $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Gold Glow $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Orange Mac $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Orange Mac $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Orange Chartreuse Mac $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Orange Chartreuse Mac $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Green Mac $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Green Mac $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Fusilier $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Fusilier $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Nuclear Coral Trout $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Nuclear Coral Trout $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Black Pink Mackerel $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Black Pink Mackerel $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Pink Mackerel $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Pink Mackerel $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Spanish  Mackerel $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Spanish  Mackerel $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Sardine $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Sardine $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Bleeding Mackerel $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Bleeding Mac $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Red Head $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Red Head $32.95
Nomad DTX 165 Hot Pink Mackerel $27.95
Nomad DTX 200 Hot Pink Mackerel $32.95

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 Special #8

Seastrike 33's
by Catchy Tackle

Catchy is another So. Cal. firm that's making big waves with virtually all of their excellent new lures. In this instance, Catchy has brought back an old favorite Sea Strike Jigs.  They've updated the product as you'll see, but retained that old productive action.

Catchy Tackle brought back an old favorite, and made some nice improvements.  The shape is the same, nice swimming action, but the action is geared towards wahoo.  The lures are a bright chrome, on the flat side Catchy has added a prism finish in silver, blue, purple or red.  The lure's matched with a single siwash hook for better penetration.  They're about seven inches in length.

These jigs have been successfully fished on the long range scene, for many years and thru at least 3 changes in ownership of the firm making the lures.  SeaStrike is owned by Catchy, and because of that they've remained part of our long range menu for over 15 years.  So, how did we find 'em to begin with?  Fact is, I heard about 'em backwards.  One of our clients contacted us about securing some.  He'd just returned from a trip on one of the San Diego based boats, saw first hand just how effective these guys can be.  So, we tracked them down and brought some into the shop for the fellow who called, and a few extra for us. Since that time they've proven their effectiveness with consistent, solid results landing wahoo and other gamefish. Darn good lures, have more action on the drop than say a slab style lure such as a Raider.  They've even worked for me!

I'd suggest running the lures without wire. I'll usually fish 'em that way, but I'll rig one of each style on single strand as insurance against getting sawed or bit off. In my opinion they'll fish better rigged only on mono, and given the way a wahoo hits the lure you'll rarely loose one...but it can happen. In the past three years fishing these irons I've yet to have to fish my "insurance" jigs.

 
CATCHY TACKLE'S SEASTRIKE 33 FOR WAHOO!
CHROME 33's

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Blue @$14.99


Catchy Tackle Jigs - Purple @$14.99


Catchy Tackle Jigs - Red @$14.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Silver @$14.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Green/Black @$14.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Pink @$14.99
GOLD Back 33's

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Blue @$15.99


Catchy Tackle Jigs - Purple @$15.99


Catchy Tackle Jigs - Red @$15.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Silver @$15.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Pink @$15.99

Catchy Tackle Jigs - Gold @$15.99

 


 Special #9

Captain Jimmy's Wahoo Bombs

- Cast and Retrieve for 'Hoo

I tried to stock these lures several years ago after returning from a Red Rooster III charter. We had a very good bite on wahoo that trip, and the boat had some of Captain Jimmy's lures aboard which really out produced the other wahoo bombs. I contacted Jim, and he wasn't geared up to handle our orders. He was a long ranger, made the lures as a hobby, and didn't want to get too wrapped up with more work.  Well, a few years passed, and Jim contacted me in early 2019.  Sure was nice to hear that he'd like us to stock his excellent wahoo bombs.  Probably the quickest order he's received, narrowed down the color selection and here's the result, some very successful lures, very well proven to perform. 

You may notice that these jigs are not pre-rigged with cable or wire.  Some anglers prefer to run mono over the cable, personal preference. No doubt that a person will get more bites if you rig the lure on mono or fluorocarbon, but you do run the risk of not getting your lure back in your hands if you are in the midst of a good wahoo bite.  I usually run my own jigs without any cable/wire, but will typically run 18-24 inches of 135# seven strand cable on a bomb. That's what most will do fishing long range.  The lures are about 5.5  ounces in weight.

 

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Description Price
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs DARK GREEN $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs GREEN $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs ORANGE and BLACK $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs PURPLE and PINK $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs BLUE DORADO $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs PINK and  GOLD $15.99
Captain Jimmys Wahoo Bombs BLUE $15.99

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 Special #10

Salas Iron
West Coast Jigs!
Yellowtail and Wahoo Iron
(with PL68's in glow with singles a great tuna jig, too)

SALAS IRON
Salas invented, perfected several shapes of jigs that are classics, and they can be found in the tackle boxes of any experienced fisherman out here in California. This multi-generational lure maker is the standard, the most productive irons made, made the same way they've been made for three generations.
Let's just say, Salas is a basic part of our fishing culture here and a product line that is universally recommended by the long range fleet, just as Tady Jigs are well supported within the community. (Pictured right, Salas 7, 6X and 6X Jr. - left to right). Salas and Tady are the standards out here in SoCal, and I doubt you'll find any saltwater fisherman who does not own at least 20 jigs from each of these two firms. We own 'em and we fish 'em...often. While these have been West Coast standards, I have clients on the East Coast who also make great use of these lures. For a few of our charter guys, these are their "secret" weapons for when the fishing gets tough. The surface lures do great things on stripers, and no doubt the big iron in white will produce tuna for you just like they do for us. Amberjacks? Well if our yellowtail eat 'em like candy you can assume their cousins will too...and they do.

Salas makes a wide range of "iron" but they are most commonly associated with our "heavy iron." (The 7 being the exception). Their products are all hand made, hand painted, typically sand cast, and very effective lures for yellowtail and many other species of fish. You could say that they're the definitive heavy iron. Salas and Tady are the standards, and in all honesty I don't think you'll find a SoCal angler that doesn't own at least 20 of each manufacturers iron...and we fish 'em. often..

One point I should mention, please do understand clearly that these jigs are not being made in China as many others are (Tady, Sumo...). These are hand made here by Matt Salas.  Do not expect perfection on the paint job or the rings. They are made to catch fish, not look pretty. The cosmetics are secondary, their effectiveness is legendary.- Mark

Salas Jigs are made here in SoCal - entirely USA produced.

CP-105 - Heavy Iron
The CP 105 is a well accepted lure for yellowtail, bass, and any deepwater game fish. (4.5 inches, 6 ounces)

 

6X and 6X Jr. - Heavy Iron
These are your basic heavy irons, very capable fish catchers, and bread and butter basics for bringing up Yellowtail. For our clients fishing other areas, please do give these a try for your own New Zealand and Australian Kings, Hawaiian, Gulf and East Coast Amberjacks and all bottom oriented fish. Once you get the hang of fishing heavy iron you'll also be impressed with the capability of these tried and true lures. (6X weight 6.2 oz, length 6", 6XJr weight 4.3 oz, length 4.5")

 

PL-68 - Heavy Iron
The Pl-68 is a classic piece for deep water jigging. These lures are effective for both rockfish, yellowtail and for larger grade tuna. Specifically, the glow with single tuna hook is a proven performer in this regard. These lures are 7 1/2 inches in length and weigh in at 10.5 ounces.

 

7X - Light Surface Iron
The 7X is a larger surface iron style jig. Typically guys will fish this jig similarly to a Tady 45, cast out as far as possible, allowed to drop to a count of 5 or so, and then retrieved back to the boat. It takes some feel, some experience to get the best swimming action, and to dial in what the fish are looking for any particular day. But, once you are dialed in, once you get the speed of retrieve right, you are in for some fun. There's not much you can do that's as much pure fun as fishing iron, and surface iron fishing is as fun as it gets! (weight 3.35 oz, length 6.5")

 

J-POT - Light Surface Iron
This is one of the newer designs from Salas. Similar in size to a Tady C, and with a swimming action that takes very little practice or skill. It's deadly for all gamefish, yellowtail, barracuda and striped bass. This is one lure that should work it's way to the East Coast, like the 544 jigs for guys targeting larger grade stripers.

 

 

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Description Price
Salas 7X Heavy Red Crab - New $7.89
Salas 6X Heavy  Red Crab - New $6.89
Salas 6X Heavy JR  Red Crab - New $6.89
Salas 7X Light Blue and White $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Blue and White $6.89
Salas PL 68 Heavy Blue and White $7.89
Salas 6X Heavy Blue and White $6.89
Salas 6X Heavy JR Blue and White $6.89
Salas 105 Heavy Blue and White $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green and Yellow $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Green and Yellow $6.89
Salas PL 68 Green and Yellow $7.89
Salas 6X Green and Yellow $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green and Yellow $6.89
Salas 105 Heavy Green and Yellow $7.79
Salas 7X Light Dorado $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Dorado Light $6.89
Salas PL 68 Dorado $7.89
Salas 6X Dorado $6.89
Salas 6X JR Dorado $6.89
Salas 105 Dorado $7.79
Salas 7X Light Scrambled Egg $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas PL 68 Scrambled Egg $7.89
Salas 6X Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas 6X JR Scrambled Egg $6.89
Salas 105 Scrambled Egg $7.79
Salas 7X Light Baby Poop $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Baby Poop $6.89
Salas PL 68 Baby Poop $7.89
Salas 6X Baby Poop $6.89
Salas 6X JR Baby Poop $6.89
Salas 105 Baby Poop $7.79
Salas 7X Light Black Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Black Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Black Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Mint Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Mint Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Mint Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green Sardine $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Green Sardine $6.89
Salas PL 68 Green Sardine $7.89
Salas 6X Green Sardine $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green Sardine $6.89
Salas 105 Green Sardine $7.79
Salas 7X Light Green Mac $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Green Mac $6.89
Salas 6X Green Mac $6.89
Salas 6X JR Green Mac $6.89
Salas 105 Green Mac $7.79
Salas 7X Light Blue Mac $7.89
Salas J-Pot Light Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 6X  Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 6X JR Blue Mac $6.89
Salas 105 Blue Mac $7.79
Salas PL 68 Wounded Soldier $7.89
Salas PL 68 Rockfish Special
Orange & Yellow
$7.89
Salas PL 68 Glow White $7.89
Salas PL 68 Glow White Single Tuna Hook $11.79

Specialty Single Hook Salas Heavies for Wahoo and Tuna
Salas 6X JR Tony the Tiger Single Siwash $8.29
Salas 6X JR Sardine Pink SS $8.29
Salas 6X JR Pink SS $8.29
Salas 6X JR Pink Black-Tar SS $8.29

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ONLINE SALES & SERVICE CONTACTS
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Retail Shop

Office Hours:
8AM-4PM
Monday-Friday

(office closed on major holidays and weekends)

Product Information,
Order Processing
& Shipping

Staff: Mark, Nadiya, David & Sergey

Phone Toll Free
1-800-823-4243
1-714-840-4500
Mailing Address:
CharkBait Sportfishing
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

If you are trying to reach us after 5pm weekdays or weekends, our Huntington Beach shop staff can assist. *
1-800-823-4243
 

Please note: We're closed major holidays, both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

On-Line Operations, Policies, Practices & Shipping

 

Product Info&Sales

Mark
Product Advice
& Technical Assistance

(Owner/Operator)
Mon-Fri

Offshore Private Boating & Long Range
Surf & Private
Boating


Beta
Fishing
 Assistance


Inshore, Surf, Offshore  Private Boating
& Central America
Customer
 Support


Blake
Rigging
Assistance


Local Inshore & Surf
Customer
Support


Sergey
Customer Service Manager

(Shipping Dept.)
Mon-Fri

Local & Long Range
Mark's #1 Son
Customer
Support

Nadiya

Invoicing
& Billing Questions

Mark's Boss
Mon-Fri

Likes to fish, Long Range, Central America, Texas Freshwater, splits time as a mom, Mark's wife..

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.)


   WARNING:  The products offered on our website can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Huntington Beach
CharkShop

Open 5 Days a Week
Hours
Tuesday thru Thursday
10AM-6PM
Friday 10AM-6PM
 Saturday
10AM-5PM
Closed Sunday & Monday
Huntington National
Shopping Center
16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
1-714-846-6452

Staff: 
Beta
Manager,
Blake, Andy, Dylan,
Store Map
Tour our shop
click link above
 

We're closed major holidays, both our offices and our shops.
New Years, Independence Day,  Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas. We reserve the right to take off early if there's a great local bite...

 

PLEASE NOTE, we closed our San Diego shop July 31, 2019. 

 

Visit us on our YouTube channel: CharkBaitUSA

 


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CharkBait! Internet Sportfishing

 

Support the American Sportfishing Association - your voice for the preservation of our fishing rights.

City of Huntington Beach Business License: A179880, A207574

All rights reserved © 1996-2019
All rights reserved: All Original Images and Creative Content are the copyrighted property of CharkBait/Mark Smith.
The CharkBait name, logos and other content of this website are trademarked
, as well, the names of our proprietary lures and travel rods are tradmarked and our exclusive use is reserved by us. These registered
names include: Toro Tamer, Surf Explorer, Offshore Explorer, Inshore Explorer and of course CharkBait!

Infringement upon our legal rights to exclusivity of use will be vigorously prosecuted. That's a promise.


CharkBait makes no guarantee on merchandise, product safety or suitability beyond those claims offered by the respective manufacturers. We only offer products that we believe in. CharkBait maintains a significant inventory of the products we represent, that saves shipping time for our clients, and proves our belief in the products we represent. We stock the gear we sell, we don't depend upon a third party to handle your order.  Your order with CharkBait is given personal attention. 

We do not provide any personal information regarding our visitors and clients to anyone. That's our privacy policy. We do have banner advertising on many pages.  We are the host for that service, the ads reside on our server. We do utilize "cookies" in order to increase user friendliness and functionality of this site. Cookies are required for building your "shopping cart." Bottom line, CharkBait respects our visitors and clients. 

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.