Recent content by Chark

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    Charkbait

    Bringing back some memories".....
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    Charkbait store....

    Thanks for the kind words, and pleased to hear the folks here tried their best to live up to expectations. Sure is a wonderful season so far, and looking forward to fall. Best to y’al and good fishing guys.
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    My line sticker comment was meant as a humorous dig, with self effacing reference to my own memory shortcomings. With respect to JB, no knock on the fellow or what he accomplished, he had a good product and did much to promote inline knotless rigging, though I always made it a point to give Russ...
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    I can always stand being corrected. I'll be glad to admit if Im off the mark, and from a business standpoint expressing an opinion carries a risk I'm willing to take. Fair is fair and ethics should count for something in this world of ours. On this one things look clear from what I've heard and...
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    Fair question. Initially I was told that there was a trade name issue and Z-Bar couldn't use the name due to the candybar. So, the lures were to be made under a different name. I believed that tale. I found out later that it had nothing to do with the candybar at all, that was pure BS. I...
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    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    Let us know what you discover, will be interesting to see. Nomad has a couple new ones coming, probably around first of the year. Yep, nice to have options...as long as they track right.
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    To MikeyLikesIt what we have are the originals, not new production (there is none) however we will be supporting future production when it's needed. The fellow who originated the lure had them in his inventory at his machine shop, close to 2000 pieces. They were all from his last production...
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    Easy to see and tell who originated the lure, who has the machine shop which produced the original, who put them in market first -see date on (tradename document) and what (if any) differences exist (see lure)... - No fluff, no bs, no false hype, just the original, made by the originator, not...
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    The endless surface iron debate; z-bar vs everything else

    Easy to see and tell who originated the lure, who has the machine shop which produced the original, who put them in market first -see date on (tradename document) and what (if any) differences exist (see lure)... - No fluff, no bs, no false hype, just the original, made by the originator, not...
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    MAG BAY MAG TRAK 10

    They're very interesting lures, and yes I will be bringing one along with me on the 8 day'r aboard the Rooster, as well as my DTX. I'm also donating a couple to the Red Rooster and Royal Polaris for their use and feedback. We are stocking the lures in depth, consider them a good alternative...
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    United Composites 50-60 rod

    I've fished the Challenger Platinum series since Peter Williams bought the firm and brought it back to life, I had the 70HP, HF, HPMega and others made into finished rods before Randy at UC became head honcho there. Fact is, Randy matched our color scheme for the factory wraps on finished rods...
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    Shop Closing

    Oh Frank..., there would still be long range fishing without him, but no one has done more to build long range fishing into what it has become. No one has promoted our sport more than Frank LoPreste. His seminars helped get me going nearly 40 years ago! And, I'll offer that he reached out to me...
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    Shop Closing

    I truly enjoyed having a shop in San Diego and I sincerely thank the folks who welcomed us and visited our shop. Not an easy decision to close her down... Wonderful to have a store close to the best fishing fleet in the world! The shop provided positive customer support for our on-line and...
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    R.I.P. Leon Todd

    A great man, created something from nothing and had a lot of satisfaction in that accomplishment. Leon will be missed. Hope Del Marsh was on the other side waiting to greet him.
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    Andros

    ...That's because we cleared out all of Okuma's inventory of Andros 12SII's and Metaloids. That allowed us the ability to offer the reels at substantial discount. We literally cleared three pallets of reels, close to 1000 pieces. There will be new versions on the market, perhaps mid-summer...