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#1 
Okuma Makaira
S
uperior Quality
Top Quality design and execution!
#2  
Release
SG & LG Series
New Softgrip handles, improved freespool High Drag Capability!
#3    
Accurate
Fury & BX Series
 Close-out!
#4  
Van Staal
VM Series
Value Priced Superior Quality!
#5
HALCO
130 MAX
Clearing Customs NOW!
#6
Pakula
UZI's
We've got 'em! The real deal - Original
Peter Pakula
Lures!!!
#7
Pakula
Zippers & Mossie
Great Trolling Lures - SUPER PRICE!!!
#8
Ron Z
Swimming Eels

Super Effective Lures for tuna and more...
#9  
CharkBait
Umbrellas
Trolling Special!
#10  
CharkBait
Spreader Bars
1/2 Price!

08/17/2014
Thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials!
The fishing keeps on keeping on, meaning excellent fishing is on tap. I got to work down at our San Diego shop this week, much fun seeing folks at the shop. Some of the same folks that attended the grand opening four years ago dropped over to swap tales. The fishing down  here is nothing short of amazing, the best fishing we've had in over 30 years - that's my opinion, and it's shared by a number of old goats like me, too. One of our local guys scored a 113 bluefin Thursday night, and he's not alone in the nicer fish catching department. They are there, some bigger, plenty smaller. Both bluefin and yellowfin are here as well as dorado and yellowtail. Heck even the 1/2 and 3/4 day boats are getting into the action. No doubt a great time to have your own boat, and a great time to get on a bigger sportfisher if you can find a ride. This week we're showing off a new Limited Edition Okuma Makaira SEA offering for 2015. I'm doubting they'll be available in 2015...they look good, work great, and the cosmetics are excellent. We're also offering some dandy discounts on Accurate Fury and BX series reels. Stock is limited on the closeouts... We're also getting our inventory back on track with new stock arriving daily from Release. Very interesting reels, and I'm seeing some expected enhancements over previous models. Looks like the guys are settling in well at the new larger factory. And, this week we have a very nice deal going on Van Staal reels, INCLUDING UP TO 500 YARDS OF SUPER BRAID - SOLID OR HOLLOW CORE! And, we've got some dandy lures to offer you this week as well. Halco lures are coming back into inventory this week with a LARGE air shipment clearing customs Monday or Tuesday. We've got several other wonderful specials for you this week like Pakula's Uzi and Micro Uzi lures (impossible to find, but we've scored all there are in the USA and offering quite a value to you...), Deep Diving lures, Spreader Bars and Umbrella Rigs!  Enjoy this week's offerings, and as always, thank you for visiting our Weekly Specials. 

One last thing... I'm taking off for a few days, taking my wife and six year old son back to East Texas for some R&R at Caddo Lake at the end of this week. We'll be communing with nature amongst the Cypress Trees & Spanish Moss...and a few turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs and maybe a 'gator or two. Hoping for the young one to catch his first fish, and for my lovely wife to discover the joys of chiggers and fire ants. We won't be back until next Tuesday, 8/26..... So, be kind to the folks here while I'm away, and since I won't have a computer no new specials will be posted until 8/30. Then again, I might drop in something before I take off for Texas.

Great Stuff,
Mark Smith


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Special #1

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

Free Braid/Spectra spooling or Premium Pliers!

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

You choose either FREE offer. Receive either the Premium PLIERS as pictured, Multi-Tool with Split Ring tool and crimping PLIERS or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Both offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent.
 

They aren't for everyone, but for those who appreciate the enhancements and have the highest demands, they are reels to die for. Okuma's Makaira Special Edition Long Range reels take things to another level in terms of specific changes that some in the long range community have requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the standard gold series of Makaira reels are absolutely state of the art, and for most of us, myself included, there is little reason to head in the SE direction. The SEA models offer some enhancements, and are really designed for the long range guys. The changes you'll see in the SE series reels appeal most to fishermen who are uncompromising in terms of their demands upon gear, guys who regularly head out to tangle with cow size tuna on the long range boats or aboard a sportfisher off Puerto Vallarta, those that will benefit most will be our most dedicated long range enthusiasts. Those that will benefit least will probably be private boaters, guys who tend to put on heavy miles on their gear and don't take the time to maintain 'em regularly. In a lot of ways the SE reels are custom shop offerings, based upon feedback from some of the most experienced anglers, guys who jumped on the Makairas early and fished 'em hard on the long range boats in 2010/11. To those, Okuma listened and responded, showing their sincere interest in building the best gear possible. The pricing of the SE series reels is a tad higher than the original Makaira reels, reflecting the change in handle and bearings used on these pieces. If you are seeking the best freespool performance, flylining live bait to large grade tuna, this series of reels will put a smile on your face and very likely result in a personal best on the boat.

Okay, now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series reels feature:
- Open Spool Bearings with TSI-301 oil. This increases freespool 2 to 2 1/2 times!
- All non-spool bearings feature FULL grease pack for maximum longevity.
- Special Edition Gun Smoke and Black anodizing.
- SE reels have a yellowfin tuna etched into the side plate to further distinguish them from the Golds.
- Frames have been machined out for increased clearance between the spool and cross bars.
- Larger Handles, MK-8/10/15 reels will feature MK-20 size handle knobs for greater leverage.
- Larger Handles, MK 20/30 reels use the 50 size arm and knobs.
- New LOWER GEARING on the 20/30 size - 1.3:1!!!

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

Model Bearings Spectra Capacity Gear Ratio Line Retrieve Max Drag @ Full Max Drag @ Strike Weight Price
MK-8II SEa 4BB+1TB 380/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 27-lbs 24-lbs 24 oz. 479.99
MK-10II SEa 4BB+1TB 460/50# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.1 oz. 479.99
MK-15II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/65# 4.7:1 & 2.1:1 33.5" & 15.0" 34-lbs 27-lbs 26.8 oz. 499.99
MK-16II SEa 4BB+1TB 400/80# 4.3:1 & 1.3:1   44-lbs 32-lbs 42 oz.est. 559.99
MK-20II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/100# 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 45.8 oz. 559.99
MK-30II SEa 4BB+1TB 600/130#* 3.8:1 & 1.3:1 39.4" & 17.5" 55-lbs 37-lbs 50 oz. 579.99
MK-50II SEa 4BB+1TB 700/130#* 3.2:1 & 1.3:1 37.8" & 15.3" 85-lbs 60-lbs 61.4 oz. 619.99

 

New 2015 Limited Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left, 10's and 15's in stock now, other models arriving soon. Models 10, 15, 16, 20, 30, & 50 only We also have a couple 2014 Limited Edition 16's in inventory. Model 16 ONLY.

 

Qty:   
SPECIFY
Color

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

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

Select Free Deluxe Pliers or Free Super Braid 300 yds,
we'll adjust your final invoice price when we prepare your order if you select the Braid.
 
Braid Test
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid or Hollow
Braid TYPE
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds Toro Tamer 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $18.00
per 100 yards
 

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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality BRAID!


Special #2

Release Reels

Release Reels
Just what we like to see, some innovative fellows who like to fish with creative minds occupied in designing a better mousetrap...or fishing reel. I've been following Release Reels now for 2 or three years prior to adding them to our site & shops May of 2013. They finally have things together, and we're very proud to bring their new gear to your attention. Expect this to be the tip of the iceberg, there are more things planned... 100% Designed, Machined and Assembled in Virginia, USA!


Release Reels are designed for fishermen by fishermen - now that's an old line, but very true with respect to these guys. Like some of our other favorite firms such as Accurate, Tiburon and of course Avet, these guys have a machining background and they took those skills, a dream and turned their concept and applied creativity into creating a new fishing tool for us.

In 2014 Release moved to a new larger facility, expanded their machining capability with some additional hardware and CNC machines and set the stage for future growth. From the first reels we received I've noticed continued improvement in the subtle areas we wanted to see. They added a dog to the bearing for the anti-reverse, improved freespool performance and in 2014 created a new soft grip round knob that's both unique and a pleasure to use.

Release SG (small game) & LG (large game) Reels

Release 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 500 yards of 50# or 400 yds of 60-65# braid. Some will go 300 yds of 50 or 60 and top off with a topshot of 100 yds or more, a nice configuration where a lot of casting is called for. 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.

At ICAST in July 2013 Release 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 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. 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 reels come with a reel clamp that features a contoured hook keeper as you can see in the image above (or lanyard ring). 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. The handle is also something quite special, offering great power and feel. The contoured ergonomic handle is available on the right hand retrieve reels and for 2014 it's also an option for lefty reels, too. Another handle option is the soft grip round Magnum style handle which matches the color of the reels. There's also a Magnum Ball style handle made from machined aluminum (an added cost option) which is also darn trick. 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. One thing you will also notice is that the reels do NOT have a strike and full position on their lever. There's a logical position where strike may routinely located above a sideplate (nicely trimmed) for repeatability, which would allow for a logical strike and full position. However these typical positions are not machined or otherwise marked. Frankly, I may elect not to run with a typical strike position on my own reel, one of the other fellows working here suggested simply using a sticker. I'm thinking there are a few ways to play this one, and there's room for individual variance. The gears are made from Stainless Steel, and they too will wear and become even smoother over time.

Release 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.

 

 
Model Braid Capacity Drag Max Gear Ratio Weight Retrieve Rate Price
SG 500/50# 30# 6:1 13.5 oz 38"/TURN $249
LG 500/80# 40# 6:1 20.6 est 42" $399
*L - lefty version available (right hand retrieve)

 

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING!

Qty:   
Color (We stock Silver/Red, Gunmetal Red and Gunmetal Blue, other options are special order only)
Handle (We stock reels with the Ergonomic handle reels and soft grip ball reels)
 
Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

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

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

FREE SHIPPING

Accurate
CLEARANCE

At ICAST in July Accurate announced that they were making some changes. In 2013/14 they introduced the Triple Dogs, Dauntless and Fury series, in addition to the BX series reels (no changes to the ATD's). This created some confusion and duplication within their line, especially with the Dauntless and Triple Dogs. So, they've simplified their model selection going forward. They'll offer the Dauntless, BX series (single speeds and two speeds) and Fury series going forward. There will be a couple technical changes, new bearings, polishing of the Fury series, with the current line up of Fury, BX and Triple Dogs being replaced. So, we're clearing the shelves of our inventory, and that's where your opportunity to get hold of a wonderful reel comes in, at a very good value...

We're posting the Fury and BX series close-out now. Available reels are listed below, with quantities we have in stock. Prices do not include line spooling, but USA Free shipping is of course included. If you'd like us to spool your reel please send an email or give us a call. Quantities are limited to what's on hand, please no phone orders - we'll allocate stock based upon the time stamp provided by the on-line order - first ordered gets the reel.

Buy Description
Model, Color, Quantity Available, Regular Price
SALE Price
Accurate Fury 600N red reg. price $319 $249.00
Accurate Fury 600XN  silver reg. price $399 $249.99
Accurate Fury 400 silver reg. price $299 $229.00
Accurate Fury 500X red reg. price $299 $229.99

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Description
Model, Color, Quantity Available, Regular Price

SALE Price

Accurate BX 400 Silver - reg.$459 $339.00
Accurate BX 500 Red ball handle - 1 reg.$459 $359.00
Accurate BX 600N Limited Edition light blue - reg.$479 $369.00
Accurate BX 600NN Silver - 1 reg.$479 $369.00
Accurate BX 500 Red ball handle - 1 reg.$459 $359.00
Accurate BX 2 600NN Silver reg.$479 $449.00
Accurate BX 600N Red with ball handle- 1 reg.$479 $369.00
Accurate BX 600XNN Red with ball handle- 1 reg.$479 $369.00

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FREE SHIPPING

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

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

VM Spin

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

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

 

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

 

FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING, Reduced Price Spectra spooling

Qty:   
FREE Super Braid Spooling & Optional Spooling
Braid/Spectra Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid MFG
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied free
- SELECT options above,
up to 200 additional yards supplied at no charge - select option below and we'll adjust price on your final invoice. UP TO 500 YDS N/C
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

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FREE SHIPPING - FREE High Quality SPECTRA!

 

Special #5

Halco Max 130

They're Here...
NEW PATTERNS ADDED

This has turned out to be the hottest trolling lure for the tuna bite this year (2012, 2013 and 2014). The Halco 130 Max is a cutting edge lure, bibless design. It's great in both a casting or trolling application, and it's been the troll use that's really been successful for folks this year. It can run to up to 12 knots, running at 7 feet in depth. They weight 2 3/4 ounces and they will indeed cast well in addition to trolling. For 2013 the point was proven again on the long range boats and on shorter length fishing commercial and private boats. The Max 130 was the go-to lure of choice. Even I took advantage of the lure's performance, earning another trolling jackpot (jacket) aboard the Red Rooster III on our four day charter in September. These are great lures, and the fish will literally eat the paint of 'em. That's exactly the condition of the lure I was using, most all the paint had indeed been eaten off through previous catches. Didn't matter one bit, the action got it bit. Out performed the more standard tuna feathers by a wide margin.

One point that I'd like to mention, comes from a friend of mine from Australia. Since  the 130 Max swims well both slow and fast on the troll (heck it works as a cast/retrieve lure, too) it's a lure that can save you gas. What I mean by this is that the typical surface tuna lure must move through the water fairly quickly in order to draw a strike, 7 knots or so. While the 130 Max trolls well at speed, speed also uses up fuel. The lures are just as effective when dragged at 2 knots! They swim well. So, while you can run these lures behind the big sportfishers at speed (as we've all learned well by now) they also work well for a private boater who is moving at a slower pace. You can indeed gain fuel economy by dropping the speed down a bit and still catch plenty of tuna with these very effective lures.

Here's some recent feedback from our September 2013 Red Rooster charter
- I won another trolling jacket from the Red Rooster on this lure. The thing tracked straight, gained some depth verses the tuna feathers the other guys were using, and got me a troll fish that was bigger than anyone else's. What more can be said, the lures work. - Mark

Halco is an Australian lure manufacturer, with factories in Australia and Indonesia. They are considered one of Australia's best fishing lure companies, with many records to their credit.

Here's a note from one of our clients from "out of town" who found something other than tuna to eat the Halco...
Photo is a a fish trip 2 days ago. Used one of the Halco lures with the small  pole on the right of the photo. Took my friend some time to reel in the Wahoo. This spot is 5 minutes from the dock.
 
Thanks again,
 Dennis  (Guam)


Buy

Description Sale Price
Halco Max 130 H58 Mack Blue $14.49
Halco Max 130 H79 Stripey $14.49
Halco Max 130 R7 Green Fluoro $14.49
H50 PILCHARD
(note, we've seen this lure mentioned as an exclusive on another site... Not so, it's a standard color pattern)
Halco Max 130 H50 Pilchard $14.49
Halco Max 130 R15 Pink Chrome (purple mack) $14.49
Halco Max 130 H73 Fusilier $14.49
Halco Max 130 H53 Redhead
-sold out more coming 9/15-20
$14.49
Halco Max 130 HH57 Baitfish
-sold out more coming 9/15-20
$14.49
Halco Max 130 H71 Yellowfin $14.49
Halco Max 130 H70 King Brown $14.49

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Special #6

Peter Pakula
MICRO UZI!

Pakula introduced a couple new product series IN 2012, and they are ones that fit in nicely with what we need locally and well beyond. Pakula's Hothead Series Micro Uzi Crystal lures are a small, light trolling lure for use when gamefish are on the smaller bait. There are many occasions for dragging these diminutive lures, and don't be surprised to see larger grade fish eating up small baits. Aggressively feeding fish are opportunistic feeders, they'll take what's available, and if smaller bait is what's around, that's exactly what they will target. From a local standpoint, small lures are a requirement for early season albacore tuna. When the albies are feeding on smaller no-see-ums, two eyes and a wiggle, suaries..., this lure is exactly what's called for. This HotHead is perfection in a little 4 inch by 1/2 inch size lure. The clear UV over clear flash skirts encourage lure visibility and will enhance your odds of getting bit verses any other small lure skirt material on the market.

Since Pakula lures are no longer distributed through Okuma in the USA these lures faded away. That was too bad since they were just getting discovered by folks and demand grew significantly. They quite possibly would have been our top trolling lure along with the Halco 130 this year had the supply not dried up. Well, we made a score, a big score on the Uzi and Micro Uzi lures. They are back...though not for a long time unfortunately. Once these lures are gone, it's going to be darn hard to find 'em again. But, for now we have them in all flavors, in both sizes and we have a dandy deal for you as well...

Buy Description Price
Pakula Micro Uzi 4 inch Crystal Clear $6.99
$4.99
Pakula Uzi 5 1/2 inch Crystal Clear $8.99
$6.99
Pakula Micro Uzi 4 inch Crystal Chart $6.99
$4.99
Pakula Uzi 5 1/2  inch Crystal Chart $8.99
$6.99
Pakula Micro Uzi 4 inch Crystal Sunset $6.99
$4.99
Pakula Uzi 5 1/2  inch Crystal Sunset $8.99
$6.99
Pakula Micro Uzi 4 inch Crystal Turq $6.99
$4.99
Pakula Uzi 5 1/2  inch Crystal Turq $8.99
$6.99
OWN 'EM ALL ASSORTMENT
YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE OF EACH COLOR AT A RATHER SPECIAL PRICE...

Note: 1 of each color in the package. No substitutions or changes.

Pakula Micro Uzi 4 inch
4 lures ASSORTMENT
reg.$28
$17.99
Pakula Uzi 5 1/2  inch
4 lures ASSORTMENT
reg.$36
$24.99
Pakula Uzi -ASSORTMENT both sizes
8 lures
reg.$36
$35.99
Buy Description Price
Lures are unrigged, we can rig them if you'd like, just let us know the style of rigging preferred and the quantity you'd like rigged.
Standard Rigging $5.00
Premium Rigging single stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00
Premium Rigging double stainless steel hook, fluorocarbon leader $10.00

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Special #7

Original Pakula Lures
Very Special Price!

Pakula's Softease Series
The Softease Lures are a beautiful soft headed version of Pakula's original hard-head series lures. These are a soft head lure like none other, crystal clear, with enough give in the head to put up with the typical knocks you'd expect from a thrashing fish, a dropped lure or other catastrophic calamity which would break a traditional head. The insert is extremely reflective, magnifying the light which bounces off the lure's head. They are a big improvement over other "soft head" lures on the market today and will prove much longer lived than hard resin head lures. Head styles and sizes are the same as for the Original Hotheads, the difference is in the head material and that difference is a positive.

Here's the deal, Pakula is no longer distributed in the USA. We secured all the remaining inventory for the Zippers and Mossie lures - two of the most popular models which are perfect for tuna and marlin (when they are targeting smaller baits). These lures originally sold for about $35...and we've got a super deal for you which brings that total down to less than half that price - $14.99!

 

Buy Description Price

15_ZipperThe Zipper is our long corner and shot gun special, which will work well no matter how far back you place it. Its straight, tight swimming action will continue in any sea conditions at any speed. This versatile little lure is a real favourite, especially in S.E. Queensland for little Black Marlin. 7.75"

Pakula Softease Zipper Lumo $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Zipper Fallen Angel $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Zipper Evil Angel $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Zipper Frigate/Black $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Zipper Violeta/Purple $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Zipper Screamer Pink $34.99
$14.99

15_MossieThe Mosquito is a true all purpose lure that will run in any position at any trolling speed in any weather conditions you fish. Although it is a tiny lure it certainly kicks up quite a commotion in the water. The Mosquito has become one of our most successful lures particularly in the colour Stinger. 7.25"

Pakula Softease Mossie Lumo $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Mossie Fallen Angel $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Mossie Evil Angel $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Mossie Frigate/Black $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Mossie Violeta/Purple $34.99
$14.99
Pakula Softease Mossie Screamer Pink $34.99
$14.99
OWN 'EM ALL ASSORTMENT
YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE OF EACH COLOR AT A RATHER SPECIAL PRICE...

Note: 1 of each color in the package. No substitutions or changes.

Pakula Zippers
6 lures ASSORTMENT
reg.$28
$80.00
Pakula Mossies
6 lures ASSORTMENT
reg.$36
$80.00
Pakula Uzi -ASSORTMENT both sizes
12 lures
reg.$420
$150.00
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Ron-Z
Swimming Eels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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 Special #9

CharkBait Umbrellas

Dredge/Umbrella Rig Clearance

CharkBait Umbrella Rigs!
- 1 KG Center Weight, 36" width, 1/4" Stainless Steel Bar, Squids or Tuna Feathers
 
 
Like our spreader bars, we're using 1/4" stainless steel bars (not flimsy wire), and upped our weight to 1 Kilo (2.2 pounds) on these stout rigs. The bars can be used individually or "stacked" for even greater fish attracting effect. Again, like our daisy chains and spreader bars, we're having these made up with both squid squirts and tuna feathers (11 lures in the spread). The bars are unique in construction, but also quite traditional in design. And, because there is no middle man in the process, we can offer you greater value for your dollar invested. Please do compare these rigs with ones costing several times more. No arguing the effectiveness of both lure types - squid or tuna feather. But, if your game is tuna or yellowtail, our unique Spreader Feathers will be a fish catching investment well made.
 
 

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Description SPECIAL Price
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge Sablefish purple/black $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mexican Flag $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Dorado $129.99
$69.99
CharkBait Tuna Feather Dredge  Mackerel Blue/White $129.99
$69.99
 
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Natural $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Green $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Red and White $109.99
$49.99
CharkBait Squid Dredge  6 inch Purple Pink $109.99
$49.99




 Special #10

CharkBait!
Spreader Bar Special

Getting noticed is the name of the game for private boaters. That's why spreader bars and daisy chains are so well accepted as fish drawing tools among the better skippers. I've long been a fan of running bars and chains, because they do work. They provide a very good reason for a predatory fish to cover more water to bite your lure. There's more of a commotion, more noise in the water, more splashing around, more silhouettes to see from below. My first experience with bars came from a fellow named Fred Archer, he helped popularize the East Coast technique out here on the West Coast. I bought a couple of his bars many years ago, still have one of 'em. They were made on a thicker bar than what we generally see these days, and I liked his more than the others I've messed with since. Usually, at least in my estimation, the bars are too thin, and often there are too many baits on 'em. So, there's more wasted time on tangles. When we made our bars, we remembered some of the old lessons, and applied them. Our bars are made on 1/4" diameter stainless steel. That's a 1/4" stainless steel bar folks, not 1/8th or less, not cheap highly flexible wire. Bar length is 36 inches, an easily manageable size for most any boat. We use a stainless steel chaffing spring to protect the mono-to-hook connection, double crimped where it counts. We also shorten our wings, so to speak, with the two side chains only long enough to meet at the middle of the bar. This does much to eliminate tangles on the lines. We have these bars made with tuna feathers, as well as the more common tube squids. Feathers, as any angler well knows cost more than tube squids, and they draw more strikes on the troll. So, why not rig 'em on the bar! Well, cost is one consideration that's prevented folks making spreader bars with feathers before. Since we eliminate the middle man with our own line of lures and accessories, we can pass that savings your way and upgrade the lures, rigging and value. Value is very strong on our spreader bars. They are simple, more basic than some on the market, but made to last and to be fished hard. The CharkBait Bars come in a nice lure bag allowing for drying as well as visual inspection. We've made four bars in the traditional squid patterns and four with tuna feathers. All will prove effective, and all are a dandy value. And, this week our Squid Spreader Bars are on special...

 

Buy

Description Price
CharkBait Spreader Bar Squid Red and White $99.99
$49.99
CharkBait Spreader Bar Squid Pink and Purple $99.99
$49.99
CharkBait Spreader Bar Squid Green and Chartreuse $99.99
$49.99
CharkBait Spreader Bar Squid Natural Glow $99.99
$49.99


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