StripersOnline › SurfTalk › Regional Forums › Massachusetts Fishing › Morning Tide With Ron Arra
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Morning Tide With Ron Arra

post #1 of 47
Thread Starter 
I am a surfcaster. When I was young it was by necessity , but now it is by choice. I love the feel of the drag peeling off my reel at false dawn with my feet planted on my favorite rock. I love challenge of successfully landing a cow bass in the riprap. I enjoy the challenge of pushing my body and gear to their limits - and occasionally beyond them.

Over the years I have gained confidence through my experiences. Expectations have evolved, and I find appreciation in the opportunities I have to enjoy the outdoors.

I found myself at my physical limits of my natural casting abilities. I regularly cast "in the middle" of the Canal, but the physical output required to achieve this has taxed my shoulder. I was in need of a coach.

I made a commitment to hire a true professional, Ron Arra. Over several emails the 5 time national distance champion and I discussed my objectives and agreed to meet at a beach for a lesson on casting technique. Conditions were not ideal and location #1 was replaced by the water both Ron and I fish regularly. The Cape Cod Canal.

I was surprised at the simple things I learned. For example:

-Ron uses a leader much shorter than what I typically use.
-Ron ties a uni-uni for his leader to braid (most Canal rats, including myself use a barrel swivel)
-With Ron's technique it requires much less effort, with additional distance achieved.

Overall, it was a great experience that I wish I had invested in earlier in my fishing career. I would reccomend his service to anyone that wants to improve their form and technique. Ron is a natural teacher, his lessons are very straightforward and informative. Hire a guide and catch a fish, hire a teacher and improve your technique forever! When your lesson is over, you will have a new friend.
Edited by ged - 7/26/13 at 2:31pm
post #2 of 47
Thread Starter 
post #3 of 47
Thread Starter 


I tried several of Ron's new plugs. They catch. There are local shops in the North East that carry them. Red Top is one such shop.
post #4 of 47
I am glad to hear about the uni to uni knot for mono/braid connections. I have used it for years jigging cod, but it was never really tested (65 lb braid to 50 lb leader could be heavily weakened and it would not matter on a 15lb fish). I double the braid when I tie the knot. Now I am going to go try it with 20 lb braid!
post #5 of 47
no swivel? just a clip on the end of the leader?
post #6 of 47
Very cool and nice pics. I could use a morning with Ron.
post #7 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by HanoverStriper View Post

Very cool and nice pics. I could use a morning with Ron.
you and me both,
post #8 of 47
three...
post #9 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by HanoverStriper View Post

Very cool and nice pics. I could use a morning with Ron.

Having trouble getting the distance you need with those chunks?
post #10 of 47

No way Hanover, you'll just end up snapping another Legend......stay out of the weight room.....

post #11 of 47

GED, nice write up and congrats, looks like time well spent.

post #12 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gyess View Post

no swivel? just a clip on the end of the leader?

Ron (and I) both fish with only a breakaway style clip at the buisness end of the leader. I have been doing this for years with no problems.
post #13 of 47
Thread Starter 


post #14 of 47
That VS looks funny in those pics....and it's upside down wink.gif
post #15 of 47
one picture has him casting with a conventional, but yet the picture with him holding a fish he has a spinning reel,
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Massachusetts Fishing
StripersOnline › SurfTalk › Regional Forums › Massachusetts Fishing › Morning Tide With Ron Arra