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#1 
Seigler

SG/LG Series
They just keep getting better!
 
#2  
Okuma
Tesoro
- all models available
 New for 2018
Free Spooling
#3    
Okuma
Coronado

 New for 2018
Free Spooling
#4  
Accurate
 
Valiants
More Sizes, and free offers too!
#5
CHASEBAITS

New Squids

Australian Squid Imitation Lures
!
ICAST INTRO
#6
Fall Flat Jigs

Toss it, let it sink, reel it back...

Bluefin!
#7
Surf Fishing

Make'n Bait

Surf Specialty
!
#8
Hi Seas

Quattro Fluorocarbon

Value and Performance!
#9  
CB Slash
Slash Jigs
BIG Bluefin and more!
#10  
Surf Explorer
Travel Rods
Clearance Priced!

9/16/2018 

Fishing has been put on hold for most folks on the East Coast and for us the West Coast, it's moving towards fall fishing patterns.  In many years our best local tuna fishing occurs in late September and October. But, this year who knows. The bluefin are still holding off San Clemente, meaning anglers have the potential to catch tune of 200-300 lbs...or perhaps more.  From those same grounds a couple nice swordfish have been taken by lucky anglers who were targeting bluefin.  That's one more thing to get very excited about.  The normally cooperative yellowfin tuna bite of schoolie sized fish off our CA coast really hasn't been anything to write home about. While there were some dinks taken off the Coronados and further south, it's really hard to count those fish - too small.  I'm hopeful of a change for the better, but we'll need a good warm water push to make that happen. From Cedros north, the offshore scene has been spotty at best, but there are signs of hope and Guadalupe Island may become the best option for those trips which don't have the range to reach the Ridge (which has been looking much better). Long range season is coming and that opens up some more interesting options.

Our Weekly Specials reflects what's working and needed, and a few other essentials, too.

As always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!

Sincerely,
Mark Smith
(The Weekly Specials are updated Weekly! Usually Sunday Morning, but things can change with little or no warning as a result of local fishing conditions, or wife's directive.)


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Special #1

Seigler
Back in Stock

Seigler SGN, SG (small game) & LG/LGN (large game) Reels

Whatever they are called, Seigler, Truth or Release, these reels are unique, showing the innovative spirit of their designers and their attention to quality. Their first and smallest reel is the SG. This little powerhouse packs a punch turning 30 pounds of drag! It's certainly made for fishing the new super braided lines, holding 300+ yards of 50# or 400 yds of 40# braid. Many will load up 300 yds of 30-40# and top off with mono.  Their drag element is made from carbon fiber, "wet" drag for smoothness of operation. The reels feature BOCA BEARINGS, ceramic bearings with rubber seals on the spool and stainless bearings with stainless steel shields for the rest of the 7 bearings used on these fine reels. Oh, I should note that these are high quality bearings ABEC 5 class, not your basic cheap Chinese bearings that are prone to failure. The reels are light in weight, coming in at 13.5 ounces (12 oz w/o arm), and they feature quick but powerful 6:1 gearing.

SG/SGN SG/LGN

At ICAST in July 2013 Seigler (Release in those days) previewed their LG (large game) reel. Similar overall design, gear ratio, and features. The primary difference is line capacity, with the larger reel holding 500 yds of 80# Braid and turning up to 40 lbs of drag.

There are some unique characteristics present on these reels well worth drawing your attention to before purchase, so you'll understand their approach. First off, if you are a spool spinner you will note that the reels spool does not demonstrate super long freespool when you first break it out of the box. That's not a function of crappy bearings or design, that's a function of the lubrication within the bearings. Within a VERY short time you'll note that these things spin like tops, and keep on spinning. They must be broken in, some of the lubrication will spread and ease out, allowing better freespool. I'm sure Alan Tani will offer an immediate fix for this should it be something someone would want, or you can simply clean the bearing of some of the lubrication. For my taste, I'll just fish the reel and allow nature to take it's course. With the bearings supplied, trust that the reel will spin very well and cast exceptionally. On production after 2015, the spools spin far more freely fresh out of the box. Not sure what they did, but now they spin well right from the start.

There are some nice machining features you'll note, the frame for instance is "bowed" meaning there's more clearance should you not level your line properly in the excitement of reeling in a good fish. The reel foot is uniquely wonderful in my opinion, it's very much knurled/contoured - not a flat piece of aluminum - so it provides a much better fit on most rods as it contours around the reel seat smoothly. You'll also note that the reel does not appear to be ported for water drainage. Well, that's not quite so, actually the entire gear case provides drainage without vacuum with adequate clearance running it's entire length at the base. Uniquely the preset has click stops, detents throughout its range. For 2016 (current) production, all reels now feature a strike position on the lever - nice! The gears are made from Stainless Steel, and they too will wear and become even smoother over time. ***For 2015 Release updated the LG series reels to include a strike button! That's good news for many of us. The SG also incorporates the feature - all reels under the Truth name have this feature now.

Seigler reels carry a LIFETIME WARRANTY, that's another unique feature in the fishing industry. They will handle any fishing related product failure for a $20 bill - to cover return shipping and insurance. Product failure is not an option.

The SG - Small Game reel is now everything we'd hoped for. Many upgrades from the first production, much more refined, nicer machining...all the things you'd expect from a company committed to bringing fishermen excellent tools for better fishing.
The LGN above, a great reel for both private boat trolling, jigging and casting. The LGN could well be one of the best reels made for use on a jig stick tossing iron long distances.

 

 
Model Braid Capacity Drag Max Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Price
SG's pictured above
NEW LGN (narrow) pictured above.
SGN ~300/50# 25# 6:1 13.2 oz 38"/TURN $250
SG ~300/50# 25# 6:1 13.2 oz 38"/TURN $275
LGN ~500/60# 35# 6:1 17 42" $325
LG ~500/80# 35# 6:1 20.2 42" $400
*L - lefty version available (right hand retrieve)
Reels are available in gunmetal with red or gunmetal with blue. They are also manufactured in gunmetal with silver.

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING!

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Color (Reels now come with gunmetal body and choice of spool, handle color)
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  
 
Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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Special #2

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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- 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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Okuma CORONADO CDX
2018 Introduction!
 

First time I saw this reel, felt it, I was thinking $200-300. I was very wrong, Okuma is aggressive in building their share of the sportfishing reel business. These new reels are a bargain, but I'll hold off on the particulars for a bit as we go over what's so darn trick about these new reels.

Cosmetically, the new Coronado follows the design theme of Okuma's best - their Makaira spinning reels. They are indeed nice looking reels but the beauty is more than skin deep. These are bait-feeder design reels, allowing you to easily freespool a bait. The Azores from Okuma offers a non-baitfeeding type operation with some similar benefits as the Coronado. If you want the bait operation benefit of a bait-feeder, are looking for a capable but relatively inexpensive saltwater capable reel, this is very likely the piece for you.

FEATURES:

  • On/Off auto trip bait feeding system

  • DFD - precision dual force drag system

  • Carbonite drag washers

  • Heavy duty brass DFD and spool shaft stabilizer

  • 4HPB + 1 RB corrosion resistant stainless steel bearings

  • Quick-set anti-reverse bearing - zero back play in handle

  • CRC corrosion-resistant coating process

  • Machined aluminum screw in handle system

  • Slow oscillation system for improved line lay

  • Corrosion resistant graphite body and rotor

  • CFR - cyclonic flow rotor technology

  • Hydro Block water tight drag seal

  • Machined aluminum 2 tone anodized spool with LCS lip

  • Heavy duty solid aluminum bait wire

  • RESII - computer balanced rotor equalizing system

  • 1 year warranty

Okuma's baitfeeding syhstem allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow bait to run freely. The baitfeeding system incorporates a secondary micro-adjustable drag system at the rear of the reel to allow for precise adjustment of the spool for bait control. In order to disengage this system, simply turn the handle. The on/off lever on the rear of the reel will automatically disengage the baitfeeding system so you can fight your fish with the main drag system. Pretty clever I'd say. The drag adjustment is also located at the rear of the reel. Check the 3D image to see those details.  Operation of the reel is direct, simple, ergonomic and very functionally laid out for intuitive use at a high performance level. No doubt these are very nice reels to own, and no doubt they are not Makairas which cost many multiples of the price of the Coronado CDX. But, make no mistake, these are very capable reels with performance well above what other manufacturers offer anywhere near their price.

Model Gear Ratio Bearings Weight
in ounces
Line Retrieve
per crank
Max Drag Mono Capacity Braid Capacity Price
CDX-55 4.4:1 4HPB*1RB 19.4 32.5" 28 lbs 325yds/12# 350/30* $99.99
CDX-60 4.4:1 4HPB-1RB 19.8 34.1" 26.9 385/12 290/50* $99.99
CDX-65 4.9:1 4HPB-1RB 29.0 41.7" 33.7 320/20 315/60-65 $119.99
CDX-80 4.9:1 4HPB-1RB 30.1 45.4" 37.5 300+/30 390/60-65 $119.99

* should be close on the numbers for the 55/60, have not received or spooled up the two smaller sizes yet...the 65/80 are here first.

 

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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 MFG/Type
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Mono Test for Standard Spooling or Topshot
Rigging Style
Casting - mono on top, Bottom fishing Braid top, select hollow rigging here if required.
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied as option
- SELECT 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 In-Line  Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards $18.00
per 100 yards

 


Special #4

ACURATE Valiant
-Micro Reel with Mega POWER!
And, for 2018 some larger versions too!

Accurate has a couple of new things to mention. The little 300 size is now available with clicker for $10 more than the standard model.  Valiants will now also be available in silver with blue trim (or with red as is pictured).  Further, Accurate is offering the reels in black at no increase in cost at the present time. This had been only available with an upcharge of $100.

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

For 2016/17 Accurate further develops the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  Accurate showed off the 600 sizes at ICAST 2017, and hinted at two additional models, 800 & 1000.

 

Specifications:

  • Patented Twin Drag Desigh

  • 6061 T6 Aluminum construction

  • Anodized for increased corrosion resistance

  • Smooth, easy find cam stop strike position

  • Lever drag recessed ergonomic thumb plate

  • 6:1 gear ratio

  • 32 inch line retrieve per crank

  • Precision cut stainless steel gears

  • New design handle arm for increased torque and power

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

  • Sleeved Spool for improved freespool performance

  • Manufacturer's stated drag measured at strike  20 lbs.

 

 

MODEL WEIGHT(OZ) GEAR RATIO BRAID CAP INCHES PER CRANK MAX DRAG Price
BV-300 9.9 6:1 325yds/30lb 38″ 23 $399
BV-400 14 6:1 325yds/50lb 38″ 26 $459
BV2-400 14.3 6:1.3:1 325yds/50lb 38″/19″ 26 $559
BV-500N 15 6:1 300yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500N 15.3 6:1.3:1 300yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-500 16 6:1 475yds/50lb 45″ 30 $479
BV2-500 16.3 6:1.3:1 475yds/50lb 45″/23″ 30 $579
BV-600NN 18 6:1 300yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600N 18 6:1 400yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV-600 18 6:1 500yds/65lb 53″ 32 $499
BV2-600NN 19 5:1-2.2:1 300yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600N 19 5:1-2.2:1 400yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-600 20 5:1-2.2:1 500yds/65lb 44″/19″ 32 $599
BV2-800N 24 5:1-2.2:1 600yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649
BV2-800 25 5:1-2.2:1 800yds/80lb 47″/21″ 36 $649

The standard 300 size does not have a reel clamp nor a clicker (but you can opt for a clicker for +$10), the 400 size being wider does come with a clamp and a strong and loud clicker, as do the rest of the Accurate Valiant series reels. The 800N and up sizes also offer lugs.
 

Accurate reels are now available in several colors. See drop-down menu in the ordering section for options. Some colors may delay delivery by two to three weeks.


Valiant 300 & 400 2 speed


Single Speed and Two Speed Valiant 400

500 Size
Accurate is very much committed to these new innovative reels, the most unique product series Accurate has designed. This is their future, smaller, lighter, taking full advantage of super braid lines in all their forms. High drag, low mass, fishing comfort, from a smooth performer. Note, Accurate also offers a full two year warranty with included factory service!


500N II

500 II

500N II 360 degree with magnification
(Requires Flash)

500 Single Speed with magnification
(Requires Flash)

The 500 sized Valiant's work well with 50# braid, offering 350+ yards on the narrow and 450+ on the standard width reels. Depending upon the braid used, hollow verses solid, 8 or more strands verses 4, it's possible to gain capacity. The upgrade lines (we include those options at no additional charge) move the reels into the 400 and 500 yard mark (100% braid 12 or 16 strand hollow-core or 8 strand solid). For most casting applications, it's best to work with a leader of 50 yards or greater (certainly cover your casting distance).

Accurate further developed the Valiant project with more sizes, the 400 in single and two speed versions, and 500 in standard and narrow widths - and again in both single and two speed form.  At the 2017 ICAST show Accurate showed off their 600 size which is now available (three sizes, 600NN, 600N and 600). And, for 2018 we have already received the 800, 800N and soon the 1000 sized reels.

800N and 800 sizes

I must admit to some personal skepticism over the larger 800 and 1000 sized Valiants.  Those large sized reels made me a bit insecure, thinking folks would take advantage of the size and attempt to do things that really are best done on ATD 50's. I was concerned about fishing 80-100 lb lines at appropriate drag settings, heavy loading. The large Valiants have the line capacity to fish heavier tests. Well, I may need to revise my thinking...  The folks at Accurate are boasting of a 424 lb yellowfin tuna taken off Loreto Mexico on a Val 800 2 speed! The fellow who landed the fish, fishing aboard a private charter boat, is no slouch angler. He's a ringer, no doubt, and he knew what he was doing - not a random catch, it was targeted aboard a boat that could maneuver and chase the fish.  He was not overloading the reel, since he was running 50# line, he had very good line capacity to work with.  So, this is a far different situation than fishing aboard a Long Range sportfishing that's dead in the water with 28 guys at the rail.  Nonetheless, a yellowfin over 400 lbs is a super catch on any gear, and to think it was done on such a light reel is nothing short of amazing! I'll put aside my skepticism, that's an incredible accomplishment by a very experienced angler. This is a pending IGFA world record for 50# line.  Congratulations to the angler and to Accurate! - Mark

 

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

Offer includes FREE BRAID RIGGING - Spliceable Hollow-core or "solid" 4 and 8 strand lines.

 
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Color

Default color is silver with red accent. You can also select silver with blue accent and BLACK at no additional cost.
Note, other colors may increase cost by $100. Call for more information.
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


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Special #5

CHASEBAITS

New from Australia
The Ultimate Squid - Back in Stock

While at ICAST in 2018 I came across something new to me, which really is the only reason I attend the show - searching out interesting new items from folks I've never come across.  Well, I'm sure glad I found this one. I was memorized looking at the way the squid undulated in the water and those wings...my gosh I'd jump on this calamari in a heartbeat. 

Okay, back to the lures, these things are dandy and well priced with lots of rigging options you can plan. They are a solid bodied lure with great big 3D squid eyes, contracting fluttering tentacles, squid scented and with color patterns that will grab attention from any non-vegetarian gamefish.  You have to see the way these things swim and drop, simply amazing action.  You can rig these on a standard ball style leadhead, mojo head, even go weedless with a larger Eagle Claw underweight swimbait head. The lures are available in 5.9 inch length, three bodies per pack at a very economical $11.99 per pack.

In the videos below you can get an idea of just how attractive these lures are in action.  Many ways to rig them.  In the image below we show three ways you may try, but don't let us limit you. In my hand you can see an Eagle Claw Trokar Swimbait 1/4 oz hook rigged weedless, there's one with a 3/4 oz Strikemaster mojo leadhead and one on a 7/0 long shanked Aki hook from Owner. All three can be effective ways to present the lures.  With the Aki hook I'd go Carolina rig with an egg sinker up the line a couple feet.  You've got to see 'em to understand why they are so darn appealing.

Please note, I'm pulling some video from YouTube, that will likely nock out the https (security) for this page only. However when you select items and then go to your shopping cart the SSL will be back up.  It's a new security provision for Google, which might normally get me to delete the videos below, but really they need to be seen in order to appreciate these new lures.

 

 

There's another very useful video posted by an Australian, John Costello via MyLureBox.
Very worthwhile link with rigging ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvjB1Lmn06A

PLEASE NOTE, these lures have a bit of a feeding frenzy going on.  The first guys who got 'em are reporting great success.  One client came into our shop and grabbed one of each pattern. He had so much success he came back a week later and bought all we had on our racks at the shop!  Last week a couple guys dropped in from NorCal on their way down to San Diego to take a long range trip. They'd been on a charter the week before with another fellow who had purchased some of these squids from us. That angler used a dropper loop rig with two of the squirts and was the hot fisherman for various rockfish on the charter fishing the Morro Bay area. So, our visitors again cleaned us out of lures based upon their success.  We've reloaded our inventory and have all patterns in stock at the present time. Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

 

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Description Price
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Glow Ink SA150-01 $11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Nitro SA150-02 $11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Calimari SA150-03 $11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Crystal SA150-05 $11.99
CHASEBAITS Ultimate Squid 5.9 inch Bottle SA150-06 $11.99

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Special #6

Fall Flat Jigs
Productive & Popular!

Here's a very effective lure, well proven in 2016. Schoolie tuna, both bluefin and yellowfin will gobble these up.  The Fall Flats are a metal jig that has a slower action on the drop, fluttering like a baitfish that's in shock from being hit by a predator. These are relatively slow drop jigs. We're focusing on their heavier weights at the present time. If you want lighter weights we can certainly get 'em, but really also have that base well covered with a similar jig from Savage Gear (their Squish jigs). The finish of these is quite good, will reflect light well. There are some similar lures out there, so why do we like these?  The weights and finish are consistent to what we were looking for, and the rigging was done right. No cheezy making bait type assist hooks. The hooks used for these jigs are of heavier gauge steel, and a bit larger than what you'd likely see on some other similar products in the marketplace. Pricing is also fair for what's offered. So, we're glad to offer our clients a lure which should be helpful, both for the smaller schoolies and capable of taking much larger tuna under the schoolies with the higher 200 and 250 gm weights.

Well, the idea of only stocking the 200 & 250 gm sized lures didn't last long... Got quite a few guys stopping by the shop to tell us that we really should be stocking the smaller sizes, so that's what we did. 125/160/200 & 250 gram size Fall Flats are now available, priced at a very reasonable $8.99, 10.99, 11.99 & 13.99 respectively.

 
Description 125gm
4 1/2 oz
Price
Buy 160gm
6 oz
Price
Buy 200gm
7 oz
Price
Buy 250gm
9 oz
Price
Buy
Fall Flat Sardine $8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99
Fall Flat 'Chovie $8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99
Fall Flat
Pink & Blue
$8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99

Note, the 250, 300, 400, 500 gm models are triple coated glow on both sides - not with chrome back. This model is also made in USA, others are made in China.

Fall Flat Chrome
Glow
$8.99 $10.99 $11.99 $13.99
New larger/heavier jigs
- USA made
- deep glow on both sides
300gm 400 gm 500 gm
$16.99 $17.99 $18.99

Targeting the larger bluefin, use a harness. This style of lure is fairly short, and big fish tend to swollow 'em which means the chance of being chewed off increases considerably - not like using a circle hook that's embedded in the corner of the fish's mouth. We have these available at 5 foot length, on heavy Fluorocarbon with ball bearing swivel (200, 300, 400 lb), crimps, chaffing springs... Cost is $15.99 to 19.99

Rig Purchased Lures
w/tether - we will rig the lure up appropriately - hooks and tether will be connected to a
solid ring

100 lb @ $15.99
150 lb @ $16.99
200 lb @ $18.99
300 lb @ $19.99
Tether Packed Separately

100 lb @ $15.99
150 lb @ $16.99
200 lb @ $18.99
300 lb @ $19.99

If you chose to upgrade your hooks consider the heavy Mustad J-Assists

(The ToroTamer Slash jigs in 300 and 400 gm are typically what's recommended for targeting the deep water tuna - fish holding 300 feet and greater. The original Fall Flats, are a slower action jig and more often than not used above that depth, even within 25 feet of surface for good effect. The new 400 & 500 gm model Fall Flats are better suited for the deeper water bluefin off CA's coast or the Slash at 300/400gm. Nothing lighter is really worth dropping over the side of the boat, you'll have too much scope and the slow drop will be to your disadvantage. 

ONE KEY POINT - DO NOT ATTACH YOUR MAIN LINE OR ASSIST HOOKS TO A SPLIT RING. DON'T DO IT, THEY FAIL.
We have seen several rigging options employed by anglers some better than others. We've also seen some rigging from other shops which was totally worthless. Some anglers change the rigging to another split ring at the nose or even a J hook at the rear connected by a split ring. Both have their downside. Best option in our opinion is to make use of assist hooks, but have your mainline and hooks attached directly to a solid ring NEVER a split ring. As is, the rigging is fine for most fish, but if targeting the larger grade bluefin and yellowfin, those fish going over 100 lbs, you will want to re-rig your lures. Even then, given the relatively small size of the lure and the likelyhood it will get inhaled, line chafing from the tuna's teeth..., successful anglers make use of a short tether. Feel free to give us a call regarding rigging ideas based upon where and when you're fishing.)

The pictures above came from a client, we've had more than one come in and tell us the same tale. If it were not for the way the guys here rigged up client's lures they'd have lost the fish of a lifetime.  In this particular instance it was a nice 170 pounder that took the bait, and the angler got the fish. However, the jig was nowhere to be seen. It had been pulled off the split ring. Do not trust split rings as the connecting point to your hooks or main line, that's for solid rings only. Same story with a 302 taken in August.  Rig 'em right... 


Special #7

Surf Fishing

Specialty Products to Improve your Catch!

 

Surf  Anglers

There are folks that like to use artificials and those that prefer bait. No doubt bait can be more productive, and it's equally true that artificials can cover more water and be less hassle to source when you get that idea on a whim that you want to go fishing.  Downside to fishing the more productive natural baits is that you've got to source it yourself. Live bait is both difficult to find commercially and uneconomical to buy. Of course it's always better to "match the hatch" as our flyfishing cousins say. So, surf anglers often make use of what's nearby. Mussels, clams, sand fleas or sand crabs, and the very highly regarded ghost shrimp are the bread and butter of successful surf angers along the Pacific Coast.

Sand Crabs

We stock two primary products for catching Sand Crabs.  One of the most convenient is the Crab "n" Go.  This is a light weight stainless steel catcher.  It's a very convenient 7 inch by almost 5 inch "cup" with rugged handle, made for years of good service.  The "cup" has 3/8" holes. Follow the surf as it recedes, make a scoop and look for the tasty morsels as the sand flows from the "cup."

Another product commonly used is a Sand Rake.  These are much larger, can cover more ground and catch more critters. We stock these in our shop and they run under $50, however they are rather expensive to ship. 

 
Buy Description Price
Crab "N" Go $22.99
Sand Crab Rake w/handle
18"x12" w/30" handle
$49.99

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Ghost Shrimp

Couple ways to go here. If you are in search of Corbs, ghost shrimp can improve your catch rate by 90%, maybe more, compared to anything else. Anything.  But, you've got to make 'em. 

We sell two basic types at our shop, Australian import stainless steel pumps and cheaper PVC pumps from StrikeMaster. The PVC models will ultimately lose their seal and need to be serviced, by you, or more likely tossed for a new one.  The stainless steel Alvey models can last year upon year. 

Alvey Bait Pumps are constructed of marine grade stainless steel with a brass plunger rod and rubber suction washers. The stainless steel handles are covered with foam grips. Barrel diameter 2 inches. Use to extract worms, crustaceans and ghost shrimp (Yabbies) from wet sand and mud banks.

The 24″ model is popular for those who travel or need a shorter length to pack in their gear bag. (special order). The 30″ is very popular, allowing you to pump from a more upright position. The 40″ is recommended for taller people and situations where you pump from a boat in shallow water or, from a position where you are standing higher than the sand or mud flat below. (If you are close to 6' tall or better, get the 40 incher and save your back).

There will be additional shipping charges for these items. You will be notified of those charges for your approval prior to billing and shipping.

 

 
Buy Description Price
StrikeMaster PVC Ghost Shrimp Pump $34.99
Alvey Ghost Shrimp Pump 30 inch $76.99
Alvey Ghost Shrimp Pump 40 inch $86.99

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 Special #8

Hi Seas
Camo Fluorocarbon

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 Quattro 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.

 

 

Buy Description Price
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 6# - 0.12" .28mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 8# - 0.12" .30mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 10# - 0.12" .32mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 12# - 0.12" .35mm  Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 15# - 0.14" .40mm Diameter, 25 yards $5.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 20# - 0.16" .42mm Diameter, 25 yards $7.49
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 25# - 0.18" .45mm Diameter, 25 yards $7.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 25# - 0.18" .45mm Diameter, 50 yards $14.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 30# - 0.20" .50mm Diameter, 25 yards $10.69
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 $13.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 40# - 0.24" .60mm Diameter, 50 yards $23.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 25 yards $15.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 50# - 0.28" .70mm Diameter, 50 yards $27.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 25 yards $17.99
Hi Seas Quattro FL Camo Leader 60# - 0.30" .75mm Diameter, 50 yards $31.99
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 #9

The Slash - Cast and Rip Bait

BACK IN STOCK - But, they're going away...

For 2019 ToroTamer will scale back on both lures and rods and focus more on the line side of things. They're focusing resources.  Consequently, some very productive products will go away for a year or two, possibly forever.  The Slash is a proven performer on both coasts. It will catch a wide variety of fish both as a cast and retrieve lure and jigging lure. Get some before they're gone.

Slash jigs can be fished a couple ways, for great effect. For our long range fishermen, it's a GREAT wahoo lure in the two smaller sizes of 100 and 150 gm. For deepwater enthusiasts it's a deep water tuna jig with excellent action on the drop and wind, with the 300 and 400 sizes being the lure of choice for the larger grade bluefin and yellowfin tuna which tend to hold deeper than the schoolie fish. The lure's casts great and they are rigged properly with a higher quality single hook and a ball bearing swivel (ours even points the right way...) attached with welded rings. Colors and finish are top quality. While it will bring in wahoo when they are around, don't be afraid to jig it for tuna and yellowtail. If your fishing trip heads to Alijos you've got a great wahoo lure, but if it shifts gears and moves to Cedros fine, you've got the right lure for yellowtail. If instead you hit the banks for rockfish, you've still got an effective lure on your hands. The two smaller sized lures work great on the "slide" as an enticement to other school fish following a troll strike. One lure, fits a few applications, and a few different styles of fishing. 

This versatile lure can be fished several ways, cast and retrieve, vertical yo-yo style jigging, and speed jigging. There is a very slight curve to the lure, allowing a bit more action on the drop and as the lure is bounced up. This can be accentuated by the angler easily, and it's not a bad call on the two smaller sizes, though not something I recommend on the two largest sized slash lures. It's important to keep a good contact on the lure if you're fishing yo-yo style for a couple reasons. First, you won't know you've been bitten unless you've got contact with the lure, secondly the lure can foul itself on the two larger sized Slash lures - those with the receiver for use with small lightsticks. if you don't offer some control of its accent or descent when not using a light stick the lure's hook can enter the cavity. It's not common, but it can be done if you do not have some control of the lure's very fast decent to depth.

Based upon client feedback, we've expanded this series of lures back in 2012. We have two new LARGE size jigs to add to the assortment. The new 300 and 400 gram sizes are perfect for dealing with better grade tuna when they're holding deep. Of course they'll also do a number on yellowtail and wahoo if you need to go down to get 'em. Given the deeper water application, we've added our Illuminata feature, the new LARGE size jigs have a recess for use of a 4.5mm light stick. Go deep, get noticed and get bit!

The 300 and 400 gm size Slash lures turned out to be THE best lure for larger grade bluefin in 2014. There was no better lure, and as the guys on the Red Rooster III told folks heading out last summer, "Don't get on the boat without some." They proved their worth as the images below testify. The two smaller weight versions of the jig also performed very well as a cast and retrieve lure, or fished on the slide for schoolie tuna. It's been more often fished as a casting lure for wahoo, but the tuna take 'em too.


 

The Slash became the top producing lure for big bluefin during the 2014 bite, with the 300 and 400 gm sizes being preferred given their fast drop, shape and action.

 

 

Back in Stock, for a while...

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Description Price
Slash 100 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $8.99
Slash 150 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $9.99
Slash 300 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $12.99
Slash 400 gm WAHOO Purple Black Mac $14.99
Slash 100 gm Black Back Anchovy $8.99
Slash 150 gm Black Back Anchovy $9.99
Slash 300 gm Black Back Anchovy $12.99
Slash 400 gm Black Back Anchovy $14.99
Slash 100 gm Green Mack $8.99
Slash 150 gm Green Mack $9.99
Slash 300 gm Green Mack $12.99
Slash 400 gm Green Mack $14.99
Slash 100 gm Sardine $8.99
Slash 150 gm Sardine $9.99
Slash 300 gm Sardine $12.99
Slash 400 gm Sardine $14.99

Need lightsticks to use with the larger jigs? We've got 'em.

Buy Description Price
CB Long Life Light Sticks 2 pack $2.49

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 Special #10

Surf Explorer Travel Rods
Save $30-50

Surf Explorer ®  for Casting

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 on the spinning rods. The conventional rods feature a trigger grip - these do not allow the adjustment feature. The Surf Explorer rods have a parabolic action allowing them 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 $139.99 $99.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 25 to 30 lb conventional $149.99 $99.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 20 to 30 lb spinning $149.99 $99.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb conventional $159.99 $119.99
Toro Tamer Surf Explorer 30 to 50 lb spinning $159.99 $119.99

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Doesn't fish, nor play Candy Crush or Angry Birds...and if you ask if she's one of the models on our site you stand a good chance of being double billed.

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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:  These products 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


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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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The CharkBait name, logos and other content of this website are trademarked
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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.