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12/8/2019 - Welcome to our Weekly Specials, something we try to post each Sunday.

It's been a busy couple weeks here, folks grabbing things as gifts for others as well as themselves! Our staff in the background working hard to get things shipped off in a timely manner, cover questions over the phone, and talk with anglers at our shop who are heading out for long range trips while others are trying to score a late swordfish or personal best bluefin. For those hooping, lobsters at Catalina have been quite good, locally can be tough right now from what guys are reporting, but that can change for the better. Fishermen have had some great options locally. But, with the current weather, I'm guessing time on the water locally will be sparse for most private boaters. The party boats on 3/4 or shorter trips are going for rockfish, lingcod and bass. Some boats are also adding lobster trips, local night affairs, with some success. Getting on a day-and-a-halfer or longer brings in the tuna and yellowtail opportunity. So, there are still reasons to head out, and loads are less. As winter moves forward we'll lose a few boats to yearly maintenance, the Tribute will be off the water after their last trip of the year today. Other boats will begin the same yearly cycle of upgrade and maintenance over the next couple months.

For this week's specials we're serving up a couple items we had up during Black Friday, some good gift items for others and some special production reels.  Avet reels are still the deal, with a nice 10% discount on tap or free rigging, we also have free braid rigging on Okuma and Accurate limited production reels now. Avet's HX single speed is being offered at a rather ridiculous price for such a quality built USA made reel. We have some useful rigging items for you, Daiwa's price leading Fluorocarbon leader, some nice products for your consideration this week, for sure. 

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

Sincerely,
Mark Smith

- Other news: This will be the last year for CharkBait's website as you've come to know it over the past 20 years.  We will be going thru a major site overhaul in late January, something I've avoided for well over a decade. CharkBait's website has been more text driven than database driven. That's allowed me to do some things quite a bit differently than other tackle websites. But, the scripting software I've used is old and dated, and things have progressed. We really do need to re-do the site, and that's a ton of work (thus my avoidance).   My oldest son Sergey, who many of you know from his 10+ years working here part time, is now fulltime. He's finishing up college, taking on a lot more responsibility here, and it's been his challenge to re-build the website. Yep, it's  his turn to invest sweat equity if he's going to push me into semi-retirement.  He's getting there...  My son will be taking off for a "vacation" of field work in Japan for a few weeks, back in January and that's when you'll see things change for the better here. While in Japan Sergey will visit quite a few tackle shops, checking what's most interesting that may also benefit folks here. Once back, expect some needed changes to follow.


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

FREE Fed Ex or USPS GROUND SHIPPING*
*Free Shipping for orders over $150 (one package, MOST rods will carry a surcharge of $20 or more) shipped within USA FedX or USPS - AK and HI via USPS included so long as your order can fit in a standard size flat rate box - otherwise there will be a charge).  Oversize items, like lobster nets, rods and International orders will carry a shipping charge which we will quote you prior to billing.  


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Special #1

ACCURATE BLACK & BLUE
Special Holiday Production!

Availability is Limited on this offer

The folks at Accurate made a special production run of Valiant and ATD series reels just for Black Friday.  Beautiful reels with a unique cosmetic touch applied.  As a dealer, we had to commit to buying a certain quantity of reels, those have been delivered to us. Availability is indeed limited, they are posted here first.  We also made our own run of black and blue TERN series reels in specific models and sizes, the tone is not 100% exact but it's very, very close as the images show.  Please note, the special anodizing cost from Accurate is $100 per reel, if you have more than one done at the same time additional models carry a lower cost.  In this case, there is no added costs to owning a limited unique production Accurate reel, so long as we have the inventory available.  That's what makes this offer special! We further sweeten the deal by including at no additional charge FREE BRAID RIGGING - INCLUDING HOLLOWCORE SPLICEABLE BRAID. But, once we sell thru what we have in stock, the cost of the special anodizing comes into play.  Suggestion, order early.  You will not be billed until we confirm stock availability. (Note both Tern Star Drag, Valiant and ATD models included, but stock is limited to what's on hand now)

Models included:

Tern Star Drag: 300X (X=high speed gearing), 400X (X=high speed gearing), 500X (X=high speed), 600

Valiant Lever Drag: 300 single speed, 400 2-speed, 500 2-speed, 600 2-speed sold out

ATD Lever Drag: 30T and 50T 2-speed big game reels

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FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

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

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

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

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FREE SHIPPING + FREE Quality Braid Rigging!
No added anodizing cost - while inventory is available - quantities limited


Special #2

Okuma Makaira Limited Edition
New Model Introduction
With FREE
SUPER BRAID RIGGING

Folks have been waiting on this not so well kept secret for some time now, and now they're here.  We received Okuma's Limited Edition SEA version Makaira Series reels this past week. They came out beautifully, great cosmetics in a mat black with silver trim finish.  All the quality and ruggedness you'd expect from this terrific line of reels that truly established the firm as serious players in the big game, long range side of sportfishing. Just one production run on these reels, supply strictly limited.  We have all models from 10's on up to 80's available at the present time.

I won't go into detail regarding the outstanding quality of the Makaira Series reels. The reels have been on the market long enough that folks know what they are - nothing short of state of the art.  These rugged performers now have a rather unique look, the black/silver anodizing stands out and will be something you take pride in for many, many years to come.  Remember the 5 year parts and labor warranty offered by Okuma on these reels. They are made to fish hard for a long, long time.  Check the specs below and the images too.  These are well worth the money, great reels to own. Demand always outpaces supply on the limited runs, order early for best selection. Only one run was made, no more will be produced, this is a limited run.

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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FREE Mono Spooling FREE, Braid FREE or at Reduced Price depending upon options below.
Select your spooling requirements: Super Braid and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions? give us a call or zap over an email.
Braid Test - Select options  if you would like us to rig your new reel
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied per above selections
- If you require additional line spooled please select options below.
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

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

FREE SHIPPING + High Quality BRAID & Mono Rigging


AVET HXJ Single Speed
Pefect for Alaska...
and a lot of other places, too.

Here's a dandy opportunity for you.  Avet produced their HXJ 4.2 4/0 Narrow a year ago, pretty much unnoticed. It was Avet's thought that the HXJ could be the perfect charter boat reel for Alaska fishing, typical stuff, 80# braid, 300 yds, high enough drag to deal with the big 100#+ flatties and appropriate cranking power given the lower 4.2:1 gears. Avet thought the piece would be a dandy jigging reel, too, also dropper loop fishing, lots of applications.  They didn't include the two speed feature, for many charter clients the second gear would have been confusing and charter operators have their hands full with newbies anyway.  Avet sold quite a few to charter skippers in AK, sold a few direct to public, but since the model was not made available to dealers they didn't sell very many (they weren't even on Avet's price list). After a year Avet figured they would like to clear their inventory... That's when they called me...

Compare the reel, consider that it's made here in USA, all machined aluminum - not cast, not composite, not plastic.  Reels carry a 1 year manufacturer's warranty - and we all know Avet stands behind their reels and offers very good factory servicing should that be necessary down the road.  Solid reels, capable of fishing up to 80# line well. Could be all you need for Alaska, could be just what you need in your local waters too.

 

MODEL BEARINGS BRAID CAPACITY GEAR RATIO LINE RETRIEVE MAX DRAG WEIGHT PRICE SALE
HXJ 4.2 8BB 375YDS/60#
325/80#
4.2:1 37"/crank 22 strike, 28 full 22 oz $269.99 $169 unrigged
$189 spooled
(w/ 300 yds braid
and topshot)

 

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Add selected item to cart to see price
Select Color

SPOOLING IS OPTIONAL AND AT EXTRA CHARGE ON THIS OFFER.
Braid/Spectra Spooling :
$20 for 4 strand, $30 8 strand, $50 16 strand hollow ToroTamer Super Braid
other options available at added cost.
- 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 with selection above.
- 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 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #4

AVET Raptors!

New Models: Value Raptors in production,
lose Magnetic Cast Control and save $40

for a limited time Save 10% on ALL AVET REELS
Avet Original Series Casting Reels  Avet Second Generation G-2 and Raptor Series  Avet Big Game Pro Series Reels  LIMITED EDITION PATRIOT SERIES
or, Take Advantage of Special Offers
(like free super braid rigging)

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

Pictured right, the powerful and compact Avet JX Raptor.

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

2019- Avet announced a non MC (no magnetic cast control) less expensive version of the Raptor series.  These are only available in silver finish. They are the same reel as the other Raptors, same build, same specs and capacities. The only difference is that these do NOT have the MC and a savings of about $40. ONLY AVAILABLE IN SILVER FINISH

Need the drag capability of a Raptor, but don't see yourself doing much casting or you have a highly educated thumb and you think you won't benefit from the MC feature? This new Raptor series might be exactly what you need, and you'll save a bit, too.

Two versions of Raptors: new Value Raptor* and MC Raptor - both versions on special,
either with or without value added (free braid rigging or other value added incentive)

Model Rigged Price
 w/line or other
value added incentive
SALE
Price
no line or other value
added incentives
Capacity
Mono (yds)
Capacity
Spectra
Bearings Max
Drag
Gear Ratio Weight
in ounces
SXJ Raptor*
NEW Value Raptor - no MC
$345 $310 240/15# 240/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 est 16 oz
SXJ MC Raptor $385 $346
SX Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$355 $318 270/20# 400/50# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 17 oz
SX MC Raptor $395 $355
MXJ Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$382 $344 230/30# 400/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 20
MXJ MC Raptor $422 $379
MXL Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$392 $353 270/30# 500/60# 8 17/26 6.3 & 3.8:1 22
MXL MC Raptor $432 $389
JX Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$427 $384 290/30 500 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 23
JX MC Raptor $467 $420
LX Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$436 $392 350/30 660 60# 8 30/40 6 & 3:1 est 24
LX MC Raptor $476 $428
HXJ Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$405 $365 200/50# 300 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 2.4:1 28 oz
HXJ MC Raptor $495 $445
HX Raptor*
Value Raptor - no MC
$464 $418 280/80# 500 80# 8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9:1 29 oz
HX MC Raptor $504 $453
HX Wide Raptor
(W/O MC)
$512 $460 360/50# 460 130#
600 100#
8 40/50 5.4 & 1.9 30 oz

All models come with Rod Clamps
* New Non MC version - no magnetic cast control saves about $40 - available only in silver

Your Pick: Solid or Hollow Core SPLICEABLE Super BRAID, FREE Multi-Tool, Lure Pack, Drag Scale, or...
 take 10% OFF the price of the reel

Choose your FREE offer. Receive either, a free lure pack, drag scale, or superior quality Super Braid (gel spun polyethelyne line) spooling with mono topshot (if desired) at no additional charge. Offers represent a value of up to $80, and both are excellent. 

* If you select the price reduction, no other offers apply. Your final invoice will reflect discount.
 

SELECT YOUR REEL - NOTE, 2 PRICES SHOWN.
Reels can be purchased with
value added (like free braid) OR at a 10% discount.

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Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Left hand option not available yet on non-MC value Raptors - also, these new version reels are only available in SILVER finish at this time.
Color Lefty reels are available in silver at no increase in costs. Black, gold or blue lefties will add $50 to the price of your reel. No other color options for lefty reels

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Please note, if you take advantage of the 10% OFF savings, no other promotional offers apply, rigging will be at extra cost.

FREE OFFER:

Select: Free Braid, Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure Assortment, alternatively select a 10% Price discount on the reel.
 
 
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED at increased costs
Braid Test
Braid TYPE
Free Options: Toro Tamer Solid OR HOLLOW
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
SELECT options above,
300 yards Toro Tamer 16 Strand Hollow Core or Solid BRAID supplied free, as one of several special offers - if you do NOT take the promotional price discount offered.
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
Hollow Core:  DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU ARE USING TORO TAMER'S LINE - IT'S A FREEBIE, BUT IF YOU SELECT
 Cortland, JB OR IZOR
(60#, 80#, 100#) there is an additional Hollow charge
$40.00
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
 
View Your Shopping Cart

FREE SHIPPING!

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Special #5

LURE PACKAGES

Special Packages, Special Prices

Swimming Lure Packs

Nomad Design and
Savage Gear Swimmers

Two top names, new designs and well proven performers. In this kit you don't get a lure wrap like you do with the trolling packs below. But, you do see a nice savings on the pack and they are proven performers in both a cast and retrieve mode and as trolling lures. You can do the math, the value is very strong on this package. You'll receive a large and medium sized Nomad Madscad 150 & 190, three Savage Gear 3D Mack Stickbaits, 130, 170, 190. We'll also include one 175 lb trolling harness.

 

Swimming Assortment @ $89.00


Deep Diving Lure Pack

Top names, top producers in this very useful lure pack. You get three Rapala lures, 20, 30 and 40 size Rapala XRap deep diving lures, 1 Mirrolure 111, a Nomad DTX Minnow 165 and 190, six lures. We'll also include one 175 lb  trolling harness.

Swimming Assortment @ $109.00


Tuna Troller's Packs

Pakula, Ilander & Ahi

Super kit, complete with lure wrap.  You'll get four Pakula Soft-heads of two styles, an Ilander and an Ahi Deception Cedar Plug. The Cedar Plug comes rigged, all other lures are unrigged.   Lures come with a nice lure wrap, black with CharkBait logo.

 

 

Pakula Ilander Ahi Lure Assortment @ $99.00

Rigging:


Iland Lures - Jets and Bullets

This a a wonderful assortment of some of the highest quality and most effective tuna tamers on the market. Iland lures have proven themselves competent catchers of a wide range of fish, including tuna. This package combines some of their best offerings, in unique upgraded skirts. You'll get three "chugger" style lures to provide plenty of fish attention getting bubble trails and three high speed bullet heads. All use Iland's "hair" skirts.  Lures come with a nice lure wrap, black with CharkBait logo as is pictured in the Pakula pack - nicer than what's pictured. Price does not include rigging, though that is available upon request.

 

Iland Lure Assortment @ $129.00

Rigging:


Catchy Tackle Jets

Catchy Tackle has earned great recognition for the effectiveness of their spinner jet lures.  The spinner blades move freely while trolled, creating a whole lot of commotion.  In the SMALL pack pictured you'll get six lures in a range of patterns, all in a nice lure wrap.  This selection focuses on the small 1.25 oz. lures, early season favorites especially for albacore. While the lures are small, they do a very good job of staying in the water.  The spinner pulls through the water well, and attracts a lot of attention from the tuna .  Lures come with a nice lure wrap, black with CharkBait logo as is pictured in the Pakula pack - nicer than what's pictured.

 

Catchy Spinner Jet Pack - unrigged @ $119.00

Rigging: These lures come to you rigged with Fluorocarbon leader and double tuna hooks.


Zuker Tuna Kit

Zuker makes some terrific lures, well regarded and very effective tolling lures. They are considered by many as the finest manufacturer of tuna trolling lures on the market today. We're including three styles of their excellent lures. You'll get two feathers and four "brooms" - 2 of which have the added flash of mylar skirt material! Lures come with a nice lure wrap, black with CharkBait logo as is pictured in the Pakula pack - nicer than what's pictured.

 

 

Zuker Tuna Kit - unrigged @ $59.99

Rigging:


GRAB BAG

And, saving the best for last, we have a grab bag offer.  We concluded our annual inventory last week, found more gems back in the barn, some things we thought we were out of, some things we can't get anymore, some things we are overstocked on.  For whatever reason, it's a good time to clear out some great gear.  So, what better way to do so than by making up a grab bag! You will receive well over $50 worth of gear for $25. You might get hooks, fluorocarbon leader, lures, jigs, teasers... One thing for sure, you'll get a bunch of cool stuff, and we'll gain some space back in the barn.

 

Mystery Grab Bag@ $25.00


Special #6

Mustad
Limited Edition
Presentation Fillet Knife Set
SPECIAL PURCHASE

GREAT GIFT IDEA...

This is a great find, and I hope I scored enough.... 
The
Mustad Limited Edition Ocean Crystal kit with aluminum case features a chef grade 6 inch Titanium coated fillet knife precision forged from top quality professional stainless steel. The high carbon German stainless steel blade is attached to an ergonomic non-slip handle and packed in a beautiful aluminum case. Kit includes a sharpening stone.

Very impressive package, nice metal case, securely holds both knife and sharpening stone.  These sets were made to retail for $50, we are offering them for $27.83 (NOT THAT MUCH TODAY).  Great price, impressive package, wonderful knife.  The knife is well balanced, super sharp with an edge that will hold it's sharpness.  The cosmetics, ocean oriented handle theme, make the piece unique. But, it's very, very functional with a contour grip handle, and in this case you get a lot more than you might expect from a fillet knife that's offered under $30. Buy one for yourself or get one for a fisherman you know - it will be appreciated.  Not a bad buy for early Christmas shoppers.  Any negatives? Well, a six inch blade may not be sufficient for dissecting a 200 lb tuna, and I'd say 90% or more of the sharpening stones have a chipped corner - with zero impact on functionality (note image left and you cane see a chipped corner).  Maybe that's why we scored the deal?  Frankly, I don't give a hoot about a chipped corner of a sharpening stone, I'd take the deal without any stone whatsoever. It's the knife that makes this deal worthy of posting this week, and the case ain't too bad, either. Unfortunately, stock is very much limited on this special.

 

Buy Description Price BLACK FRIDAY
Mustad Ocean Crystal Knife Set
knife, store, case included.
$49.99

$19.86

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Special #7

Toro Tamer!
120mm Tuna Poppers 

Toro Tamer Topwater Poppers! This 2015  product introduction incorporates some excellent new features. Similar to the CB Poppers we've offered for a few years, these new surface lures improve upon the original design. The head is round rather than triangular, the results are greater splash - especially if you are fishing from a larger boat which is higher to the water line, such as a long range boat out of San Diego. The improved "pop" or splash allows the lure to be worked more effectively. Additionally, the new lures are available in three sizes 200mm (8"), 160mm (6.3") and a new smaller 120mm size (4.8"). The larger sizes have proven very effective for tuna and the new small size will find great success for those fishing from the beach for Rooster fish, stripers and many other species where a slightly smaller and lighter lure proves effective. Lastly, the new lures feature a change in hooks. The two larger size lures incorporate VMC in-line single hooks, the smaller 120 size popper makes use of trebles.

Specifications:
 120 mm(4.8"), with weights of 50 grams (1.5 ounces).

SPECIAL OFFER ON 120mm Sized Poppers - great for spinning gear, surf or offshore fishing.

PLEASE NOTE, THE POPPERS ON SPECIAL OFFER TREBLE HOOKS, NOT THE SINGLES AS SHOWN BELOW
 

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Description Price
Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Sardine $12.99

$4.99

Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Skippy $12.99

$4.99

Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Ahi $12.99

$4.99

Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Blue Mackerel $12.99

$4.99

Toro Tamer Popper 120mm Pink Ghost $12.99

$4.99

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 Special #8

Daiwa J-Fluoro
New 2019 ICAST Product Introduction!

This was one of the surprises at ICAST, and it's here now. Daiwa, best known for reels and rods also has an extensive lure lineup, braid and now Fluorocarbon leader.  They recognized that then are the new kid on the block, so they came out swinging! The spools are available in 100 yard lengths up thru 20#, then drops to 50 yards for 25-80 lb lines - double the standard amount of line on a spool....but it's not smoke and mirrors or apples verses oranges, your cost is a heck of a lot less than, for example, Seaguar. Lets check the pricing, 25 yards of Seaguar Premier 60# will set you back about $32. Daiwa is offering 50 yards for $22.99 (double the quantity at a savings of $11).

We did some testing, the line offers excellent diameters, a good hard finish for abrasion resistance, with break strength within reason. Compared to AFW, Sunline, Yo-Zuri and Seaguar's Blue Label FL products we are seeing a slight drop in actual breaking test for Daiwa's FL line.  For example, using 40# as a reference, Daiwa's J-Fluoro scored 37 lbs with a full 5 inches of stretch prior to breaking. AFW averaged 42 lbs with 4.5" stretch, Yo-Zuri TopKnot came in at 44 lbs with a 4.25" stretch. Daiwa's diameters are smaller, in some instances substantially thinner than other suppliers tested.  This is a major point, similar to comparing Seaguar's Premier verses their Blue Label product.  The skinnier lines tend to break earlier - as one would suspect.  We will do more testing, more sampling of spools, and then publish all our findings.  Preliminary testing suggests Daiwa's line will test slightly under spec, but also offer greater stretch than other manufacturers. So, there are some particular applications where this may be a line of preferred use.

This is a 100% Fluorocarbon product, Japanese made quality, it will do what Fluorocarbon is supposed to do, be less visible in the water, and it will do so at a very aggressive cost. Now, Daiwa makes a lot of things, however this line is being produced by another manufacturer, no doubt.  I'll lay odds that Sunline is making this product, has some similar characteristics to what we've stocked from them.  (Sunline's primary business in the US market is that of an OEM producer, making lines for other firms to stamp their name on).  Sunline makes a great product, as many of you well know.  Daiwa's FL line will be a wonderful addition to their range of products, and a welcome relief to anglers given the quality and cost calculation. 

Model Test lb. Diameter Inches Diameter MM Length

JFL4-100

4

.007

0.18

100 yds

JFL6-100

6

.009

0.22

100 yds

JFL8-100

8

.010

0.25

100 yds

JFL10-100

10

.011

0.28

100 yds

JFL12-100

12

.012

0.30

100 yds

JFL15-100

15

.014

0.35

100 yds

JFL20-100

20

.015

0.39

100 yds

JFL25-50

25 .016 0.42 50 yds

JFL30-50

30 .018 0.46 50 yds

JFL40-50

40 .020 0.51 50 yds

JFL50-50

50 .022 0.56 50 yds

JFL60-50

60 .029 0.73 50 yds

JFL80-50

80 .030 0.77 50 yds
 
Buy Description Price
Daiwa J-Fluoro 4 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 6 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 8 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 10 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 12 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 15 lb 100 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 20 lb 100 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 25 lb 50 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 30 lb 50 yards $15.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 40 lb 50 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 50 lb 50 yards $17.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 60 lb 50 yards $22.99
Daiwa J-Fluoro 80 lb 50 yards $22.99

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 Special #9

Braid Rigging Accessories

BRAID TOOLS: We produce some very handy tools for dealing with Gel Spun PE Line (meaning Spectra , Dyneema and other Super Braided lines) over the years. We've offered our own product for several years, sourced overseas.  The old Toro braid cutters were excellent, but I found something I liked better in my own tackle kit. So, we discontinued our old cutter in favor of the Boomerang product. Our new braid cutters are based on the Boomerang snips, which I've found very useful over the years. They're sharp, compact, easy to keep ready in your tackle box.  I make it a point to ONLY use these, or any cutter, for braid exclusively since it's essential to get a clean cut on the line when doing in-line rigging. So, I'll recommend keeping one set only for the braid, get another for trimming mono, this way they will stay sharp and make clean cuts longer. We have these made in both short and long versions. The cutters are great, and our logo makes 'em even better!. At our shop, given we do a lot of rigging, we typically get no more than about 3 months use out of any cutter before sharpening or replacement is required. At home, rigging my own gear, making use as I've described, they're good for years of rigging needs. But, if you also use these or other cutters for mono too (let alone cable) their useful life will suffer - cutters become a consumable and I've found these to be as good as they get, both from wear and sharpness. 

And for those serving their connections we offer another useful tool for making those wraps under appropriate pressure.  Here at our shop we typically make use of our 8 strand 30 and 40# Toro Tamer hollow braid for serving.  Reason for us using that line is that it's hollow, lying down better than a solid, smoother at 8 strands, and a tad stronger. An 8 strand will not work for in-line rigging, but some of it's benefits (like laying down flat) do translate very well to this particular application. We bump up to 40# for the serving thread when we work with lines of 100# or greater. We offer the standard server in red and our new black version with spool. We purchase these in bulk, so the pricing is sharper, you get more for less.

 

 

 

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Description Price
Serving Tool $19.99
CharkBait Serving Tool
with large spool
$18.69
Toro Tamer - Spectra Adhesive
 
$14.99
Buy Description Price
CharkBait Boomerang Snip $12.49
CharkBait Boomerang Long Snip $13.99


Wind-On Fix'ns

We offer 25 meter spools of 16 strand spliceable braid for making your wind-ons, and 100 meter spools of 4 strand serving braid in 20 and 30 lb test - both great for serving connections and for your nail knots. We take the serving braid to a new level with the introduction of Toro's 8 strand hollow serving braid in 100 meter lengths. Toro's 16 strand hollow braid is easy to use for inline rigging and having colored versions of the line allows for easy leader test identification. The new 100 meter serving spools offer four colors, 10 meters per color change, and is intended to assist anglers identifying the test of the leader. The 4 strand is also great for making your nail knots and nub knot connections.  Additionally we offer 30 and 40 lb 8 strand hollow for use in serving. The 8 strand is thinner in diameter, makes a bit more compact serve with more wraps. For most applications the 4 strand is adequate, but the 8 strand will produce tighter wraps with more of them per inch - a bit less bulky on the serve.

At ICAST 2014 we introduced colored versions of our 60/80/100/130# test lines in 25 meter lengths, so you have a choice of white, blue, red, yellow and green. The colored hollow core makes life easy in terms of distinguishing your wind-ons, color coding different leader tests.  Similarly, the 4 strand serving braid is offered in 100 meter spools, four colors on the spool, changing color every 10 meters. I use the colored serving line to distinguish tests, red for 40, green for 50, yellow for 60, white for 80, blue for 100 lb... Same program for my nail knots. The different colors help me stay on top of things, easy to tell match up tests when replacing a leader. One note, coloring braid is not an easy process. Our coloring process is quite good in terms of the coloring not fading, which is common. The natural color for braid is white. When working with the colored line expect some of that color to transfer to your fingers initially, especially with the red line. Compared to other colored lines on the market I think you'll find ours holds up better over time with less fading, but initially you will get a bit of color transfer.

(Preface to Wind-Ons - these things are not a mystery, they are not difficult to learn to make, they are great to use in many fishing applications, and you can make 'em yourself rather than pay to have them built or use pre-made ones of lesser quality. Wind-Ons are easy to make, require just a few specific tools, and it's a pretty neat thing to do when you're not fishing...along the lines of fly fishermen tying their own flies. We have several videos posted showing how to make these. While CharkBait makes Wind-Ons and sells them, we encourage our clients to make 'em themselves - and we try to help you do so. Commercially made wind-on's have had some reliability issues in the past (remembering that Seaguar's attempt met with failure...). Custom production can be much better, but you can make these yourself, reliably and more economically.) Visit our YouTube channel: CharkBaitUSA to access videos showing a few ways to make wind-on leaders.

 

Buy SERVING BRAID
Great for serves and nail knot connections
 Price
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 20 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $7.99
Toro Tamer "solid" 4 Strand 100 meter 30 lb Multi-Color (4 color) $7.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 30 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 8 Strand 100 meter 40 lb - Serving Spools $12.00
SPLICEABLE 16 STRAND COLOR CODE WIND-ON SPOOLS
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - white color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 200 lb - white color
-Available 7/20
$12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - blue color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - red color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - green color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb - yellow color $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb - yellow color $12.99


 Special #10