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I am new to surf fishing but I am very excited to get going. I live in New Hampshire and after doing a little reading I went out and bought a 10' ugly stik custom surf graphite rod and a shimano Baitrunner 6500B reel. What I was wondering was what are some good lures to start with for casting off the beach. Also would I be better off with braided line or mono. I am thinking about 15-17 lbs test.

 

Thanks in advance for any help

Muz

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muzzy... welcome to SOL.

 

First off, keep reading, lots of good info here. I would suggest you start with mono. Braid can and will cut you if your not careful. Get the feel of casting that big stick first. As far as lures, I would start with a couple of top water plugs, tins, swimmers, bucktails, etc.

 

Chris

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The 6500 is rather heavy for plugging, I'd exchange it for the 4500 if it was me. smile.gif

 

Some people like braid on those reels, I've had trouble using it on them because of the way they wrap line. I'm going to be trying 14 lb Fireline on mine this season.

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