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  1. I get out there pretty nice these days. I'm looking for a reasonably priced reel that's going to have a fast line retrieve for surf.
  2. Putting line on my multiplier to cast lures from the beach. I have 20 lb mono and 15 lb spider wire. Not sure what to go with. It will be on a 5ft one piece. What would you guys go with. A better rod recommendation is also welcomed. Trying to work with lures more. The retrieve is a little slow. Wondering if a faster retrieve like with kastking speed demon 6.2:1 might be better for lure and I'll just use the Akios on a boat poll.
  3. I'm shopping for a better rod. All I have is heavy action surf rods. I was thinking the multiier retrieves too slow for lures and figured I would use that as a boat combo and get a faster retrieving surf reel. I surf fish for Porgy blues and Stripes. I'm waiting on a kayak that I ordered to take my fishing to the next level.
  4. Yes I'm looking for a light surf rod for lures.
  5. After years of surf fishing using worm and other cut bait I caught my first fish with a plastic lure. Berkley S minnow. It was on a high low rig with the weight on the end. I wanted to be able to cast out a little further and wanted to know which is best using a jig or a drop Loop rig with weight on the end. if I use a jig head how heavy can I go and which minnow would match up with it? Is a 2 or 3 oz jig head too heavy for this type of application? I'm mainly fish for blues, Striped Bass and Porgy from Rocky and sand beaches mostly on Long Island.
  6. Would you recommend this setup for striped bass and porgy also? I have some metal that I could use for Bluefish. I understand that the gulf are primarily for fluke but at the beach the other day in Long Island my friend caught a really nice porgy with a swimming mullet. I'm really trying to get into artificial lures but I want good casting because I primarily fish from the beach. Ran into a couple of dollars so I think I'm going to put in the order I'm just trying to do some research before I spend my money.
  7. Really good stuff guys thanks for all the information I really appreciate it.
  8. I mainly surf fish from the beach with 11 and 12 foot rods. Rod's tend to be heavy. I could use a dedicated lure surf pole. What jig would you recommend in the two to 5 oz range?
  9. So you wouldn't use a bucktail with plastics only jig head?
  10. Ok. I think I'll try a 4 inch with a 2oz jig head and the drop loop with weight at the bottom. Thanks for all the input. Any jig head recommendations in 2-4 Oz range to use with a 4 inch swimming mullet?
  11. So do you use Grub swimming minnow with anything? I know there are many other artificial bait but the grub happens to be the first one I've ever caught a fish with.
  12. I've been fishing for years with my goto Uni & double uni knots. I ran across a YouTube video of an older guy tying braid to mono with a knot that had a loop that goes through the eyes first with tags that pointed down causing minimum friction going through the eyes when casting. Anyone familiar? Can't find video and wanted to try it.
  13. That's something to keep in mind because my main focus is to be fishing anyway. I was thinking just a little spot to rest in between the fishing. if I could find parking and something that's convenient where I can walk to the beach from my car, that would be perfect.
  14. Any recommendations for a decent hotel along the Long Island shore that is convenient for Beach fishing. I was thinking about taking a couple of days to surf fish for Stripers and blues.
  15. Exactly what I'm doing. Thank you!
  16. I wanted to share this. Might be an interesting alternative with supposedly science backing. The GT knot. Let me know what yall think. Yes I see that slim Beauty looks very good and is very similar to the GT not that I posted. Good stuff guys thanks for the replies.
  17. I thought it might have been on outside computer but that's a good idea. I'll keep my fingers crossed. I was thinking it might have been the fg but the Alberto looks good also. Thanks guys...
  18. I'm looking to enter the dark side and get a conventional setup for surf fishing from the beach. I read about magnetic brakes and windlevels being convenient but effects distance. Cabela mentioned Abu garcia c3 striper and Penn Rival I've been fishing for years but no nothing about a conventional reel. I'm looking first for maximum distance for casting 3-8 plus bait. I like the idea of the magnetic break and windlevel but dont know. I would like to keep it under 200 if possible. any advice is much appreciated.
  19. Okay I finally went out this weekend after coming back off a cruise first thing I did was head to the water so I can use my new Akios 656. So far I love it and I see the potential for distance casting. I turned the mag all the way to the minimum and loosen the centrifugal just enough that the weight Plus Bait would slowly come down. It cast pretty nice for my first day out. The guy at my local tackling store has a used SquierSquall with a open face that he would sell me for little to nothing. For now I'm enjoying my new conventional and looking forward to catching something nice off of it but the next one will definitely be without the levelwind.
  20. Centrifugal brake I hope I have both of them
  21. This is a good video and I'm going to look into it later on but I can't see what he does with that little piece that I took a picture of. I'll work it out but I can tell the general area that he's putting it into at 37:14
  22. Out of curiosity anybody have a suggestion on a good surf fishing conventional reel that's good with sand? I tend to combine time at the beach with fishing.
  23. I am big on learning through YouTube videos I've been looking at this particular topic but I will look into it further tonight thank you
  24. I have the schematics maybe if someone has a part number it would help
  25. Okay I'm not exactly sure where it goes but I will look into it. Any clue as to where I should look or where exactly it goes?