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Hey! Looking for a solid new surf belt. So far, I've used a cheap belt that is is flimsy, has all plastic components, and problematic as the buckle often pops off due to fraying of the belt (yes, I've burned the frayed portion many times). Ideally, looking for a stiffer belt with stainless buckle that can handle a 60lb boga, plug bag, bucktail pouch, pliers, & knife. All suggestions welcome!
Surf fishing in Florida has thus far meant walking the beach casting off the sand, fishing off the inlet or wading the intercoastal/lagoon. I used waders several times last February when the lagoon water got "cold" but otherwise I am wet-wading. Thus, a wading belt for me does not need to cinch waders as would be typical when river wading (I have those too). Which explains why this is more a Batman-style utility belt than a traditional Northeast wader belt. For the past year I have been carrying all my "tools" on or laced through the same belt holding up my pants. Not a problem except when I want to slip out of the gear quickly without to get in truck, sit by bank, etc. so I have been contemplating a variant of the Brokos "battle belt" I use when taking AR courses. Given I wanted a stiff belt that would hold up to weight and movement, I opted for a base using a battle/tactical belt from Blackhawk. Three-point buckle is easy to manipulate but holds tight enough for my usage. Being fully adjustable with Velcro makes it hugely convenient to size for what I am wearing or my changing girth (holidays are tough). The preliminary result is shown below, front and back showing attachments. From right to left: -Jaws holster with Gander Mountain titanium multiplier and Sea Scissors -Dive knife with locking hard plastic sheath -Pouch-style water bottle holster / Dump-pouch -Flatlander beltclip -Spare rod holder/tube, BladeTech QR holster clip & cut top of Rubbermade box -Boga hanging from molded belting clip I am not yet convinced I need the Boga just for fish handling. I have the lipper pliers shown at the left which I may opt for as well. Or buy me one of those lippers that so many striper guys use. The rod holder is used when I wade the lagoon and take two rods with me: 7.5' 0.5-1.5 oz and 8.5' 0.75-3oz. When the second rod is in the holder, I can easily walk and cast without interference. While I haven't taken this belt in the ocean beach yet, I will likely remove the rod tube which is why I made it with the Blade-Tech clip. With all that gear and a bottle of water, the belt doesn't not feel heavy and sits very nicely in my hips over my shorts belt. Comments and questions welcome
Selling my Ultimate Surf Belt, size Large. Too big for me so I bought the same belt in a smaller size. It has been used for a couple seasons but is in great shape. Some light scratches on the buckle but that's about it. It's 54" long - according to the website it fits a size 34-37" waist. If you're just wearing it over a wetsuit or light jacket I would say it should fit a bigger waist. $30 shipped PayPal