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Come check out the talent in our Lure Building Forum! If you've ever had the desire to make your own striper plugs, these guys are amazingly helpful - they've got it figured out :) The better you can present your questions, the better the answers they'll be able to give - more than a decade worth of information in there...» read more
Former bait guy. Started fishing lures last year, mostly ava's last Fall. I have been buying way too many lures. All of a sudden I have a ton of them! Pencils, bombers, poppers, needles, you name it, I bought it. I was kind of like a drug addict. I know I am not going to use half of them. Curious as to how many plugs you carry vs how many you use. Looking for a new plug bag, not sure how many I should carry. Thanks, Joe» read more
Korker Modification. Making Korkers that last!
by Oznavad and BassBlitz For those of you looking for the solution to Korkers whose studs last about 3 rocks. here's the best solution I've seen. It's really just a slightly tweaked copy of BassBlitz's Korkers. BB has been using these for a full season in Montauk and can attest totheirperformance and durability.
Part 1 - Reading the Water Why is this important? If what lies below the surf waters was thoroughly understood and embraced, the more success the surf fisherman would have at catching fish! Sounds simple, but truth is reading the water is difficult. So what is below the surf waters? Well, certainly there are fish, we already know this...and for many of us that is all that needs to be known... So, for those so inclined, I guess reading the water is not a prerequisite to successfully catching fish... And there is some truth in this...a surf fisherman can totally disregard what the water is telling him, make a cast, and put a fish on the beach...happens all the time. Why? Because the fisherman more than likely, but unknowingly, had...» read more
It seems like most surfcasters use fast action rods. Most expensive rods are also usually relatively fast. Such rods seem generally more sensitive, cast further and are easier to control a fish with. Right? What's then the point of slow action rods? Why would you pick one?» read more
Got this idea from another thread, but thought I'd start a thread where you mention a rod's rating and then what it can really handle in your experience. I'll start it off. Daiwa: Team Daiwa 9' spinning surf rod rated at 1-5oz. This rod really shines in the 1-3oz. range. 2oz. would be the sweet spot. Can't really throw under 1oz. too well and 4oz. or more forget about it unless you want a broken rod. PS: Feel free to include spinning or conventional (casting) rods.» read more