OK, I've been lurking here just reading for months. Incredible education on so many topics. Still have a lot of reading to do.
I've been surfcasting exclusively since I was a kid, never really cared about it, just something I did to spend time with my dad. Bait only. Simplest rigs made. Never caught ****.
A few years ago he bought me a rod which I took to the beach on my own and caught some unremarkable fish, didn't matter, something in my brain 'broke'. Since then I've read a few books (multiple times, still want a few as well) and read various forums non-stop until I found this one and ditched them all. I'm fishing whenever I have the opportunity - almost always LBI or Destin FL, will soon be adding Delaware to the rotation. I've caught some great stuff, really large Pompano, 38" Redfish, Stripers, Blues, I love it.
Most of that has been on bait though - I want to start with lures.
I'm fighting my instincts to be a gear nerd as hard as I can. Want just a FEW lures to make as versatile of a kit as I can. I do like the idea of getting one and mastering it, but as I've ever used any I don't even know what type that would be, this at least leaves my options open to find what I like and zero in. Or maybe I'll just learn them all - I don't know.
Here's what I'm thinking:
Yo-Zuri R1216 Mag Darter Lures - 6-1/2 in. Ghost Black
Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow - 6-3/4in Floating - Bone
Super Strike PP5W Little Neck Popper - Sinking - 033-Red Head/White
Super Strike NF7W Super "N" Fish Sinking Lure - Size 008-All Yellow
Spro Power Bucktail - White in 1, 2, 3 oz
Looking to cover the entire water column day and night, all weather conditions.
What should I toss or add?