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Old 05-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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As most of you know by now I'll be in SRB in less than a month. What size surf weights should I bring and what style-pyramid or spider?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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It kinda depends on wave action and tide? In 2 to 3 ft waves with a slack tide I stick with 2 to 3 ounce pyramid weights. If its much bigger and a stronger pull I will go with 4 to 5 ounce pyramid weights. hope this helps...
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It gives me an idea of what to bring. Thanks.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #4
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any surf up to about knee/thigh high usually a 2oz spider weight will hold. Anything thigh high and up I use a 3oz spider weight. I usually don't bother surf fishing in surf much bigger than waist, I'd rather go out and actually surf

I like the spider weights better than pyramids because they stick to bottom and seem to help with hook set when using circle hooks...but thats just my .02
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Whatever you need at the time to hold the rig on the bottom. It depends on the current. I have used 2 oz all the way to a 5 oz Sputnik. If that doesn't hold, Ill come home. C2
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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I throw 3 and four pyramids well, so I try and use them. If a five won't hold, go drink beer.
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