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|11-02-2012, 03:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 2012
Need advice on basic surf set up
I've fished light tackle inshore for years, and have on occasion used the same gear to throw into the surf. I've caught a few fish, but would like to get a bit more serious about it.
What rod and reel should I start with? Is 20# line the starting point, then heavier floro carbon or steel leaders?
Thanks for the help.
|11-02-2012, 10:10 PM||#2|
VIP of the PFF
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seminole Alabama
A 12 ft. ugly stick ,a penn 750 or 650 ,20 lb. mono. & 20 lb. flourocarbon leader. Unless you are fishing for shark or spanish you really don"t want steel leaders.
|11-05-2012, 06:03 PM||#3|
Ruby Red Lip
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pensacola (cordova mall area)
I have been successfully catching reds, and pompano on 30lb mono leaders since I started fishing here. All you really need is a rod at least ten feet or more, a spin cast reel that will hold at least 200 yards of 20lb line, its the easiest to deal with in the surf and casts further, 1-4 oz pyramid weights depending on how heavy the surf is, and circle hooks just big enough to stick through a sand flea. size two circles i believe they are. If you dont want to make your own leaders go buy the ones from walmart, slide the hook off and put your own hooks on.
I could spend my life doing this!
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