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Quatro Fluorocarbon Leader
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Go Fly a Kite!
Welcome to our Weekly
Nice crop of specials for you
this week! Some wonderful new reels, rods, lures, and accessory
products for your fishing pleasure and success. Local fishing turned
on a bit last week, with white seabass following the squid at
Catalina, bluefin tuna off our southern coast and yellowtail hitting
surface jigs. Nice time to get out on the water, and that's exactly
what Eric (San Diego shop AM) and I will be doing along with 22
other guys aboard the Eclipse out of San Diego this coming weekend.
We'll be on our annual 2 day May charter aboard a more traditional
"cattle boat" with long range oriented skipper and crew (the
service, food and attention are all what you'd expect on a true LR
boat). Certainly hoping for some of the 70-100lb tuna, but I'll be
happy just to breath some nice salty offshore air! Been too long...
Back to the specials, check out the Z-Bars! We've got 'em, hard to
imagine $35 surface iron, but darn if these things don't swim well
and get bit even better. All the specials are worthwhile additions
to anyone's arsenal. Heck, I think I personally own 80% of things
posted this week...(please don't tell the wifeski).
-Sorry, no new post this week. I've
been on a boat, fished aboard the Eclipse Friday through Sunday, got
back home at about midnight. Great bunch of guys, about half had
been on previous charters and were very good sticks. Lots of big
bluefin, fairly close in 35 miles and less. But, they'd been getting
hit by the commercial fleet hard, very skittish fish, would not
stick around at all. Once the boat got close they were gone. Only
two bluefin caught, one on a popper the other on a jig. We saw
bunches, but they were spooked. Mix of sardine and anchovies for
bait, the fish we caught were full of 'chovies. Further up the line
the first albacore of the season caught off the 43...
Thank you for
visiting our Weekly Specials!
Great Stuff, Mark Smith
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- FREE SUPER BRAID SPOOLING!
now received Andros 5NII, 5II and 12 AND 16 size
reels. The 12S has been
delayed by the manufacturer, probably
arriving towards the end of 2015. The
previous model Andros 2 speeds were superb,
I well know having purchased both the 5 and
5N myself. I fished the crap out of 'em over
the past 2 or 3 years, they were my go to reels for their line
class - fishing these for 20-40 lb test lines (40-50 lb braid as
backing). The new reels go my own previous generation reels a
few steps better, pricing dropped, cosmetics in my mind
improved, construction got beefed up a bit, oh, did I mention
the price dropped. The first one I bought cost $399...the new
ones $319! No buyers remorse here, I love those reels, but no
doubt the new versions are even better. The first of this new
series to arrive were the 5's, followed shortly after with the
12 and 16 sizes. The 12S - high speed was delayed...for over a
year's time. Finally, all models are now available
(pictured right 5II, 12II & 16II).
Andros 12S IS NOW AVAILABLE!
The new Andros reels incorporate
some of the features of the Makaira series in terms of operation
and design. They are much lighter in weight, with casting and
jigging considered in their design and execution. Wonderful
reels in the hands, butter smooth drag and well thought out
gearing and ergonomics.
For those who had a 12S on order
with us, we receive the new model this week. Of course you get
first shot at the incoming inventory. The folks from Okuma also
recognize and appreciate your patience, with some orders we've
actually had open for well over a year's time. Okuma will supply
us with a free rod for you, and we'll toss in the shipping as
our thanks for your patience and support.
Okuma air'd in the first order, and of that we
received 1/3 of our order. Those pieces received have been
shipped to those who ordered first, with the remaining
backorders and new orders being filled within 2 weeks time. Free
rods will be sent this week to those lucky guys this week, and
the rest of our backorders will have the rods shipped at the
same time. New orders for the 12S will be delayed by 2 weeks.
FROM A CLIENT Subject: Okuma Andros reel used on Polaris Supreme 5 day last week 8/8/2013
Hey, thanks for setting me up
with a great reel. It seemed too tiny to do what it did, and did
it well. We were into Bluefin over 60# and it never balked. I
checked the drag each evening and it stayed close, fricking
amazing for what looks like a fresh water bass reel. I fully
expected it to fail under the conditions we were in (and with a
50/40 set up getting used hard). Maybe that company has stepped
up design and quality control. Also, thanks for the freebee package
you sent to my dad (John Costello). He caught the #2 and #3 fish
on the same reel.
360 view with magnifier for close up views -
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Andros Series Reels Feature
Rigid1-piece frame and
left sideplate construction
Get 300 yards of top quality
Gel Spun Super Braid Spooling at no extra
charge with these innovative
New for 2015 - first shown at ICAST in
July and available now. Six models in
the HD series. Two body sizes, 300 and 400. Some significant
enhancements, tougher stainless steel drive and pinion gears, AND
six corrosion resistant ball bearings (CRBB) plus one roller
bearing, custom handle with swept design.
The Lexa HD's take the very popular and
well respected Lexa to a new level of refinement and performance,
with 25 lbs of drag capable on the 400 and 22 lbs on the 300 you
have enough stopping power to deal with white seabass, tarpon,
yellowtail, dorado and sailfish (and more). These compact
baitcasters can toss a lure beautifully, and they have enough line
capacity and drag to deal with most fish you'll encounter. Of course
with their levelwind design they make life easier for those doing a
lot of cast and retrieve style fishing with artificials. All in all,
this is a very nice enhancement/refinement on a great reel and a
fine value as well given it's construction. For what it's worth, I
own a Lexa 300, I think I've found a good reason to buy a 400.
Models listed below in the drop down ordering menu. Basically two
sizes (300/400) and two gear ratios 7:1 and 8:1 with a lefty
option on the high speed 300 and 400.
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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
of specific changes that some in the long range community have
requested. Before getting into that, let me state clearly, the
existing crop 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 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.
now for what's different on the Special Edition reels, the SE Series
- 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
- 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!!!
New SILVER Edition Makaira SEA - Model 10 pictured left.
Models 10, 15,
16, 20, 30, & 50 now available in the standard gunmetal
finish as well as SILVER for a limited time. Silver reels
arrive to our shops this week.
Max Drag @ Full
Max Drag @ Strike
4.7:1 & 2.1:1
33.5" & 15.0"
4.7:1 & 2.1:1
33.5" & 15.0"
4.7:1 & 2.1:1
33.5" & 15.0"
4.3:1 & 1.3:1
3.8:1 & 1.3:1
39.4" & 17.5"
3.8:1 & 1.3:1
39.4" & 17.5"
3.2:1 & 1.3:1
37.8" & 15.3"
3.2:1 & 1.0:1
37.8" & 11.3"
3.2:1 & 1.2:1
37.8" & 11.3"
3.2:1 & 1.2:1
39.8" & 21.3"
using the Omega winder rather than Triangle
has added two new models to their Raptor lineup. Both the HX and HX
Raptor now have a new option, three speeds! Gearing is well thought
out, faster on the top end, powerful in the midrange and a stump
pulling 1/3:1 on the low gear. Raptors represent Avet's best effort,
dual drag, high drag capability, excellent freespool performance for
superior casting, magnetic cast control (on the HX not HXW), harness
lugs, progressive ramp for the lever... Of course, like all Avet
reels the new HX Raptor 3 speeds are made
from machined aluminum, anodized for long term durability, carbon
fiber drag material...
Standard Avets are great reels, the Raptors
take the performance
to the next level, and now with three speeds
the versatility increases. The lower low gear will prove a huge
advantage when dealing with a larger fish, and the faster high gear
will improve jigging effectiveness. Reels have just arrived to our
shop, most colors are here now, with some not completed (green,
orange, purple, camo). We have silver, red, blue, black and gunmetal
at present. Gold colored reels have also been completed, will be
arriving later in the week. Reels are in stock now and available for
speedy delivery. (Pictured above HX in blue, HXW in Gunmetal,
image left shows the three speed operation - must have Flash enabled
Max Drag @
Max Drag @
Three Speed Lever
Drag - with harness lugs
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1
5.4/ 2.4/ and 1.3:1
360 view with magnifier for close up views -
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Standard width HX 3 speed pictured above.
and HIGH QUALITY SUPER BRAID SPOOLING -
including spliceable hollow options!
Could be the Hottest Surface Iron Made!
These new jigs have been getting a lot of play,
especially those near our San Diego shop. The Z-Bars have gotten
a lot of attention from the guys who toss a lot of iron. We've
not been able to keep the jigs in stock at our shops. Frankly,
we've only recently been able to bring the jigs into our
Huntington Beach shop - the San Deigo shop would sell through
the inventory before we could bring our share up north.
We've been stocking them for about a month, but supply has not
kept pace with demand. And, frankly that surprised me despite
the push from Eric, AM at our San Diego shop to "get 'em in here
FAST!" Well, Eric bought one and his buddy took it
fishing on one of the rods Eric built (a nice dorado pattern jig
stick). He landed a nice 40.5 lb local yellowtail...
jigs, all CNC made, all made
to swim perfectly - guaranteed by
the manufacturer. Again, these
are CNC made, each is exactly the same so they really should all
swim well. That's really key to iron, not all are the same, not
all swim as well as expected. That's a function of manufacture.
As one would expect, a sand cast jig will vary more than
something CNC'd. Unlike some jigs, Tady for instance, the Z-Bars
are entirely made here in the USA. A good deal of time went into
their design, and it shows. I want you to look at the images
closely. Note the way the jigs are ground for their rings,
the nose and the hips.
You will note one sharp side, one softer
and the hips are not even.
This stuff is not done for fun, the
jigs are made to swim perfectly and what they've done in design
ensures that they have a great kick. These are almost like
tossing a Tady C - anyone can fish 'em, easy to make 'em swim on
the surface, surefire swimmers, each and every one of them. But,
they gain the mass of a 45 for longer casts and better kick.
Weight of the jigs is 3.45 oz, 98 grams. Price for these jigs is
$35, we offer them for $30. Good luck finding these jigs
let alone finding 'em for a better price.
check - demand outpaces supply on these lures. We've
not offered these lures online, never had enough in our hands to
do so, and clients in the know pre-ordered them. So, almost all
arriving stock has gone to fill backorders. At present we do
have some inventory, it will not last and I honestly think we'll
have sold out of these jigs before folks note that they are
posted here this week. So, anticipate a backorder, plan on a
back order, but at least you'll get yours and we're not keeping
this jig a secret from our on-line visitors any longer.
blanks have been gaining a very supportive audience in
the custom rod building world. The firm that brings
these blanks to market also is the worldwide distributor
for ALPS rod building components, guides, reel seats,
etc. They know rods, they are astute and dedicated to
bringing quality to the market. They have a very strong
design team at work, and their blanks show the knowledge
gained through listening to the most demanding rod
builders in the world. As a consequence of their
listening they have a very broad range of blanks in
their catalog, made for specific purposes. We've been
hearing more and more from folks asking if we'd build
rods from these well proven blanks. We did our homework,
listened to the right folks, selected the right blanks, and
thankfully we are associated with one of the better rod builders
in SoCal (SaltyDog - Bill Havens) who we asked to produce several models of
rods which are made for our style of fishing.
For 2016 we've added to our
mix of custom made Rainshadow rods. We again made use of excellent
Rainshadow RX6 blanks, the RCJB 84H and 84XH 30-80#, RCLB 70M and ML live
bait rods all in seven foot length. We also produced an 8 foot
jigstick - RCLB80M which is great for fishing 30-40#.
We made a few changes for
this production from our earlier build of RainShadow blanks. Wraps are now in silver rather than gold, a bit
simpler wrap, added a metal ALPS reel seats on all seven foot rods with
ALPS soft gimbal. The jigstick make use of a durable sine-cord wrapped
RainShadow Rods: For this year's production we've incorporated
many of the same blanks as in our earlier 2014/15 production. The wrap color is
silver for the new production. All of the rods offered make
use of the RX6/E-Glass series blanks. These are composite blanks,
making use of graphite on the lower end of the blank for
sensitivity and relatively light weight. The tips are blended to
E-Glass for a boost in durability. The actions are fairly fast,
powerful and versatile. Very similar to Calstar actions and blank
design, given the transition to 'glass through the tip. Wonderful
rods to fish, great rods to own, and Bill Havens' (Salty
Dawg) custom build is second to none - the man knows
what he's doing and builds a very nice rod. Those points
are all easy to demonstrate once you put one of these in
your hands. If you are local, drop over to our shops and
check 'em out.
The 8 ft. jigstick makes use of a sine-cord wrapped handle
- deckhand style with no reel seat.
Nice cosmetic work on the rods, like the upper end of the
handle on the jigstick, very smooth and exactly what one
would expect on a custom built rod.
All 7 ft. rods come with a METAL double lock down ALPS
reel seats. This is certainly not something expected on
rods at the price points we're achieving on these rods.
The Original Award Winning Saltwater Powered Bio Light.
Accept no imitations, these are the real deal, no batteries
powered by saltwater!
I first came across this
product at ICAST several years ago. I was very much
interested, but at that point there was no way for me to
bring the piece into this country. They're based in Norway,
and it would have been a pain in the keester to import 'em.
I've been following them ever since, and fishing the sample
they provided me. They also had some growing to do, earn
their USA patent... We are now pleased to be able to offer
this unique product to our clients. The Esca fish attractor
utilizes light and electro-magnetic influences to attract
gamefish. It can improve the performance of all lures,
imitates natures own lure lights, and adds life to lures and
bait. While the piece can be used as a lure, it truly shines
best by treating it as an attractor. I wrote this back
around 2007, and through 2010 we saw this product grow in
popularity with USA based distribution. But, then something happened in 2011. Their USA
manager disappeared, they did not come to the ICAST
shows, we could not make contact, and people kept calling
asking about the esca lights, if we had any... I'll
cut to the chase, we found 'em, we've got 'em, and you'd do
well to grab some.*
(Please note, the image right shows the lure with hook,
that's not accurate. The esca light comes with split rings
front and rear, no hooks.)
are four different styles/types of Esca attractors. The
devices emit either green or blue light, and that light is
either a constant fade in and out, or a blinking/strobe. They are powered
by saltwater itself, and will work for up to 100 hours of
fishing time - no batteries involved. The best use for the Esca device is to use them as an add-on to your existing
lures. They have proven very successful for folks targeting
swordfish, all types of deeper water rockfish, and most
recently billfish. (They have been used in several
tournaments for great effect). The Esca replicates the
wavelength, intensity and frequency of light emitted by
different types of fish and plankton - the manufacturer
refers to this as the "pulse of life!" They also create an
electromagnetic field that triggers the hunting instincts in
fish. Fish will bite, and bite harder! The Esca will improve
the visibility of your lures and tackle, improving your odds
at getting bit.
Esca attractors weigh
7 grams. They can be used by themselves as a small jig, but
they are really best used together with spinners, jigs,
iron, and bait. You can rig them inside soft bodied squid
skirts, inline, with deep diving lures and with trolling
lures. For some rigging ideas please
We now also stock esca accessories, their
squid and shrimp lures. These hollow bodied transparent
lures are made to hold an esca light. Use them with a scent
or fresh dead bait and be ready to catch some fish.
Accessory lures are packed
two per box,
no light is included - just the two baits.
*The reason esca disappeared for five
years is due to a tragic accident that impacted the owners
and key management of the firm. The
Eagle Claws best hooks,
TroKar hooks are designed and forged in America. TroKar hooks are
the fist surgically sharpened hooks in the world. They provide
faster, deeper, surer penetration - and that's a proven fact. The
surgically sharpened technology and species specific designs add a
new level of performance to the art of big game fishing. 50% faster,
surer penetration with half as much force as competitors hooks. That's
Eagle Claw's claim, and I think they can back it up. These hooks took
Best New Product award at ICAST last year. The pricing had been thru
the roof, that was the reason we didn't bring 'em in initially.
Well, we have a better price to work with now, far more competitive,
and now the TroKar is a reasonable alternative both in terms of
quality and price to Gamakatsu, Owner, QuickRig and Mustad. And, it
should be mentioned again, these are made in USA.
Eagle Claw TroKar hooks were created by a
team of engineers from Eagle Claw who partnered up with people who
create high tech surgical needles. That partnership resulted in some
creative thinking, and the unique hook design that distinguishes
Eagle Claw TroKar hooks - a geometric triangular point made to
penetrate faster and easier, twice as fast as any other hook on the
market. This improves strike to hookup ratios, and your odds of
catching more fish. Those are the manufacturer's points.
concerns us is real world, fisherman based feedback on the hooks,
long range skippers opinions. Still Owner owns the lions share of
the LR business, with Mustad coming on strong with their 4X hooks.
Feedback looks to place the TroKars in that same circle of success.
They are a very good hook. Certainly they are premium in terms of
construction and price, but as is our nature, we're doing our part
to bring the costs into line for our clients. Regular price on
TroKar offshore hooks run about $18, however our prices are a bit
a bit less...
Two versions of the TroKar big game hooks
we're stocking, the HD Ringed and Offset Ringed models. They both
are true circle hooks, but the shape is a bit different. The HD
(heavy duty) offers a more traditional circle hook shape with a bit
of a "kirbed" design (the point sticks out from the shaft of the
hook as you can see in the image above). The Offset also has that
characteristic, but it's shape is indeed different more inline in
terms of the point to shaft but they change angles along the shaft
of the hook. Both are indeed heavy duty hooks. I've not fished 'em
yet myself, but by all looks and inspections these are up there with
the industries best, and they are made here in America - the only
premium hook manufactured in America. I think Eagle Claw has a very
nice hook in both the HD and Offset ringed hooks. They're something
we've been wanting to see since we dropped the product line a few
years back given a lack of commitment to the Saltwater side of
fishing. That's no longer the case, Eagle Claw has updated their
design and now offers something that won't let you down when you
finally get bit by that fish of a lifetime. Their old hooks were
more of a value type product, and as such they simply could fail
under high stress use. With the new models, well, those days are
long gone. The HD and Offset Ringed are state of the art hooks by
Seas Quatro Fluorocarbon Excellent
Product, Great Value!
Seas Quattro 100% Fluorocarbon Leader
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
In addition to the benefits
mentioned above, the Hi Seas Quatro price is far
more attractive than some of the better known
products that are on the market now. The
price advantage is a major consideration, or at
least should be given how much fluorocarbon we
typically run these days. I tend to run straight
braid, then connected to Fluorocarbon leader on
many of my own rigs. I'll use an entire spool of
the FL line on top of my braid. That's a great way
to put the odds in your favor in terms of getting
bit, especially when fishing bait. This is my
go-to line of choice, price is one consideration,
but if it didn't get bit then who cares about
price. Well, the stuff does indeed get bit quite
COATESVILLE, PA (June 1,
2009) HI-SEAS introduces new 100% Fluorocarbon,
with exclusive Quattro 4-color camouflage
technology. There are two ways to reduce fishing
line’s visibility underwater. The earliest
method was developed by HI-SEAS and remains in
use today in their extremely popular nylon
monofilament lines Quattro Plus™ and Black
Widow™. This ground breaking achievement works
the same way a hunter’s camouflage clothing
does, by breaking up visual patterns so it
blends into the background. It’s a simple
principle, but it took HI-SEAS to apply it to
the science of fishing line.
The second method for making line less visible
to the fish’s eye came about when line was
extruded from polyvinylidene fluoride, a
material that has a light refraction index
similar to that of water. Most early
fluorocarbon lines were manufactured from
material so stiff and unruly that they were
relegated to being used for leader material. The
stuff just didn’t cast well and was far too
stiff, but bass fishermen discovered that in
addition to being less visible to fish, unlike
nylon monofilament which tends to float and
absorb water, fluorocarbon sank. That was a
beneficial property for line when fishing jigs,
worms and all kinds of finesse baits. Even in
lighter tests, the stuff just didn’t perform
well as a running line. That is, until HI-SEAS
100% Fluorocarbon was introduced.
With the introduction of HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon Line three years ago, the company
set a new standard for fluorocarbon performance.
In one giant leap, HI-SEAS had overcome the
problems inherent with other fluorocarbon lines
like stiffness, poor knot strength, poor
abrasion resistance and less than stellar
casting abilities. B.A.S.S. Pro’s like Cliff
Pace, Jeff Kriet, Jeff Connella, Andre Moore and
Kim Bain Moore all agree that HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon quickly became the standard against
which all others are judged. To date, no other
fluorocarbon line has matched its superior
has never been a company to rest on its past
achievements,” said Mike Shields, VP of Sales
and Marketing, “so we’re raising the bar again
with the introduction of a revolutionary new
line, Quattro Fluorocarbon. By applying our
proprietary Quattro coloring process, we’ve
added a new level of invisibility to our 100%
Fluorocarbon line and leader products.
Alternating lengths of scientifically selected
colors mask the last remnants of the line’s
visual footprint. This product represents the
latest in underwater camouflage technology, and
it’s available now!”
“As much as I love the original HI-SEAS 100%
Fluorocarbon, this new Quattro Fluorocarbon is
even smoother and casts further with less effort
than their original,” said Cliff Pace. According
to on-the-water tests performed by Cliff and
other members of the HI-SEAS Pro Staff, they
agreed that Quattro Fluorocarbon is the best
handling fluorocarbon line yet, while retaining
a high degree of abrasion resistance and
superior knot strength. Since it disappears so
well underwater, our pros were able to increase
the line rating they use without sacrificing
stealth or fishability.
Compare the price to
Seaguar and YoZuri, and compare the results...
This has been my own fluorocarbon of choice
these past few years. The product is made in
Portugal, the quality is excellent and the
fishability factor tops in my estimation.
Bost Big Game Fishing Club Kite
Hi Fliers - 5 to 20 knot applications!
kite has gained a lot of positive feedback based in no small part to
it's ease of use and price. Regardless of price, this is a great kite
to own for any private boater. They deploy easily given their foil
type design, less of a need to run helium to get the thing where it
needs to go. The Big Game kite flies in a wider range of wind
conditions than most kites, 5-20 knots suggested by the manufacturer.
In truth, you'll find these to be the easiest fliers on the market -
they do well in relatively slack conditions. In stronger winds you may
find yourself wanting the kite to stay down lower to the water and
further out from your boat. The other neat thing about these
particular kites is that they don't hold water like other ones do. If
the kite goes down, hits the water and gets wet it will not detract
from it's ability to fly! They'll work in wet or dry conditions. Folks
often have added a bit of weight to the kite to achieve their desired
distance/height. The kite was made for handling larger baits, and does
so quite well. It's suggested that you fly this kite with 80# or
greater line. The heavier the winds, the heavier the line for flying -
this will help keep the kite flying out away from your boat rather
than straight up (and away from the fish). Some will fly a flag off
the kite, perhaps 50 feet down the line to add some additional drag.
(Really seems a bit strange to suggest adding drag
whether it be a flag, weight or heavier line, but the ease of flying
this particular kite opens the door to some fiddling in order to deal
with heavier winds and a more vertical flight path. These are the
easiest kites to run I've come across.)
Boston Big Game Kite
-comes with storage bag
questions? Please e-mail us, click on
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on major holidays and weekends)
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16561 Bolsa Chica St. #105
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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Please don't bother adding them to your address book.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this policy
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on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family
member of a deceased "Nigerian" leader trying to move great sums of
$ out of the country...
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We only offer products that we believe in. CharkBait maintains a significant
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I think that about covers it.