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A place to start would be to buy some 40lb mono leader material and a 75lb TA Clip and learn to tie a ~30” leader using a uni-to-uni knot to connect to your main braided line and a palomar knot to the Clip.  That would get you in business for the Spring migration.  Then you can learn some of the more challenging knots.

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First, I want to thank the OP, Itruong110, for this great information.  

I appreciate all the additional posts that added to the information as well; I need all the help I can get. This site has provided me with great reading over the past 10 years while at mid-life working toward, and getting my civil engineering degree. Each post/story made me long for the day when I was afforded the time to get out and try to put to practice some of the information you all provided. This season I will begin that stage, here it is in March and I find myself awake some nights thinking about searching for that fish on my first planned trip this June, 6th(Plum island/Salisbury).  I wish all the best this coming season, and hopefully some day, I will have gained some worthy experiences to share here.

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On 4/8/2015 at 6:37 PM, ltruong110 said:

Hello All,

 

I wanted to try to give back what knowledge that I have gathered here. I figured I could help out some of the new surf fisher(wo)mens. I have been building my surf gear setup slowly for a while now and wanted to share the information that I have learned. This information is to point people in a direction for them to start since I see a lot  of "I am new what should I start with?" The information is geared more towards spinning setups. Majority of the prices are from one of our sponsor. Again it is just information I have gathered and like to share.

 

If you would like to get the same product for cheaper check this link: http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/11-buyselltrade-forums/.

 

If there are any question or more information you would like to know, for example: what is better product A vs product B, try this link:(Must Be Logged In For Link to Work)

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/index.php?app=core&module=search&search_in=forums.

 

Thanks again SOL for always being helpful. 

 

Some Gear to think about.

 

The links found below next to the items are Stripers Online Amazon Affiliate links.

Auto Personal Flotation Device(PFD):(First on the list because it is usually overlooked. Things happen be safe)

Onyx  variety         http://amzn.to/2vleCzp

Mustang variety    http://amzn.to/2hIcvSR

Bass Pro

Cabelas

West Marine

 

Spinning Rod 9' - 11

 

Entry Level "Budget Friendly"

$50-$80       Penn Squadron II                  http://amzn.to/2vlIQC4

$20-$40       Okuma Tundra                      http://amzn.to/2viwufZ            

$20-$40       Daiwa Beefstick                    http://amzn.to/2vD0kNe

 

 

Entry Level "Performance":

$140 - $180 St. Croix Triumph                 http://amzn.to/2wsODWD

$150 - $170 Daiwa Coastal Salt Pro        http://amzn.to/2vl4re1

$70 - $100 Penn Prevail                          http://amzn.to/2hIjefJ

$120 - $160 Tsunami Air Wave                http://amzn.to/2vleijW

$60 - $235 Tica Surf                                 http://amzn.to/2wGPemW

$120 - $140 Daiwa Emblem                     http://amzn.to/2fsMDtM

$90-$160    Penn Battalion                       http://amzn.to/2wt47dd

$145-$180 Lamiglas Insane Surf             http://amzn.to/2vO2kCE

                    Shimano ??? coming soon

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Mid Level:

$300             Shimano Tiralejo                  http://amzn.to/2ft0ccG

$200 - $290  St. Croix Mojo                      http://amzn.to/2hJgsqL

$175 - $230 TFO GIS Surf Rod               http://amzn.to/2vDIA45

$150-$190   Tsunami Airwave elite         http://amzn.to/2hIAmlE

$245-$330   Lamiglas Surf and Jetty      http://amzn.to/2fs21Xh

 

Deep Pocket Ballers:

$310 - $390 St. Croix Avid             http://amzn.to/2wstCvk

$410 - $680 St. Croix Legend        http://amzn.to/2vDzfcz

$550 - $590 CTS Vapor Trail

$360 - $420 Lamiglas Inifinity        http://amzn.to/2wGAWTq

$424 - $539 Century Surf Rods     http://amzn.to/2uoaTUw

                    Black Hole Cape Cod surf

                    Daiwa Saltiga ballistic (coming soon)

Cheapo Rod Shoot Out

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/7427-shoot-out-of-the-el-cheapo-surf-rods/?hl=cheapo

Mid Price Rod Shoot Out

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/597976-mid-priced-surf-rod-shoot-out/

 

Spinning Reels:

Entry Level and Mid Range:

 

$75-$105     Daiwa BG (new version)       http://amzn.to/2vNZjlW

$80-$120     Fin-Nor Lethal                       http://amzn.to/2fs6FEB

$100           Tsunami Shield                      http://amzn.to/2visfkx

$100-           Shimano Nasci                   http://amzn.to/2vDW3ZA

$75 - $130  Penn Battle II                       http://amzn.to/2vkWsOb

$115 - $200 Penn SSV                           http://amzn.to/2vE9rgm

$120-$280  Penn Clash                          http://amzn.to/2hJtjcv

$240 - $280 Shimano Saragosa SW      http://amzn.to/2vkRPU5

$190 - $230 Quantom Cabo 50              http://amzn.to/2fsj23w

$190 - $360 Penn Slammer 3                 http://amzn.to/2wsUvzi

$200 - $220 Shimano Spheros SW        http://amzn.to/2hJhcMz

$240 - $280 Shimano Aero Albrid CI4    http://amzn.to/2fsiVFj

$220 - $250 Daiwa Saltist                      http://amzn.to/2vD5E30

 

Deep Pocket Ballers:

$700 - $900 Van Staal                    http://amzn.to/2wsfoul

$860 - $1028 Zeebaas

$900 - $1,260  Shimano Stella       http://amzn.to/2wGBNU8

$1,011 - $1,300 Daiwa Saltiga        http://amzn.to/2hJhXoT

$660 - $680 Penn Torque               http://amzn.to/2vibiGQ

 

Lines 30# w/ 300yrds:

Braid:

 

$17-$40 Daiwa J Braid               http://amzn.to/2hI1QaW

$41 Suffix 832                             http://amzn.to/2hJ49dI

$29 Power Pro Spectra Fiber     http://amzn.to/2vlrwxr

$31 Power Pro Super 8 Slick      http://amzn.to/2wsJZIm

$27 Spiderwire Stealth                http://amzn.to/2vlcWWs

$ranges Daiwa Samurai Braid    http://amzn.to/2wGx6JS

$41 Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi   http://amzn.to/2wsFGgk

$38 Berkely Trilene                     http://amzn.to/2wGxzMo

$35 Berkley fireline                     http://amzn.to/2hJiBCJ

 

Leader material: 

Monofilament  (when bluefish are around don't be afraid to use 80lb or 100lb test)

 

Suffix Superior    http://amzn.to/2vEd8Td

Ande                    http://amzn.to/2vlzdUc

Triple Fish           http://amzn.to/2vDZLm9

 

 

Terminal tackle for bait fishing

Hooks for fishing bait  (for chunking bunker size 8/0 to 10/0 is recommended)

                                    (for clams 5/0 - 8/0)

Gamakatsu Octopus J hook and Circle hooks (Do not ram a hookset if you use circle hooks)   http://amzn.to/2fsyInc

 

Swivels:  Since you are using a slide to hold your weight.  Use a larger size over  130lbs or larger

Spro Power swivels  http://amzn.to/2vhPsTI

Tsunami swivels       http://amzn.to/2vO9fLU

 

Fishfinder rig weight slides    http://amzn.to/2vleekp

 

 

Lures:

Good lures to start with:

SP Minnow                                          http://amzn.to/2vDNuhD

Bucktails    (check out the commercial Buy sell trade forum )  http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/55-commercial-bst-forum/

Bombers                                              http://amzn.to/2vlolWc

Yo zuri mag minnow                            http://amzn.to/2viAkFJ

Yozuri mag darter 5" and new 6 1/2"  http://amzn.to/2hIFJkD

 

Swim Shad / Swim Baits

Tsunami shad standard      http://amzn.to/2hIDm1d

Tsunami shad heavy          http://amzn.to/2hImPKL

Storm wildeye shad           http://amzn.to/2uFyif7

 

 

Tins, spoons, various metal lures

Ava Jig                                                           http://amzn.to/2vll9tJ

Luhr Jensen Krocodile (beware copies)        http://amzn.to/2vicCcM 

Deadly dick                                                    http://amzn.to/2uFqNoE

Kastmaster XL (deadly dick with vmc hook)  http://amzn.to/2uF5hAh

T-hex

Pt. Jude

 

Big Fischer Pencil

Super Strike Darter

Poppers

Loaded Redfin

Slug-Go

Super Strike Needle

Loaded Cotton Cordell

Polarise Popper

Bill Hurley Sand Eel

Teasers

 

 

 

Good Link to look at:

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/488651-how-many-plugs-do-i-really-need-to-carry/

Essential Plugs

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/558339-essential-plugs-for-a-beginner-surfcaster/?hl=beginner

 

Belt:

Tide Runner

Uncle mikes tactical (great value)  http://amzn.to/2wt8aXk

Mak

Van Staal

Aquaskinz

Police Duty Belt

Gear-Up

Flatlander

Ammo Belts

Rockhopper

Black Hawk

Surf Belt Setup!: 

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/375545-surf-belt-photos/page-27

 

Surf Bag:

Gear-Up

Mak

Shimano Blue Wave

Commando

Aquaskinz

WFO Trek Pack

 

Pliers:

Sargent Sportsmate (best/ strongest gripping plier, can cut hooks and braid  RUST RESISTANT)

P-line Aluminum

VS Titanium Pliers

Mustad

Manley

Shimano Blue Water

Dr. Slick Barracuda

Lews Aluminum Pliers

 

Lip Grip:

Boga Grip  http://amzn.to/2wGXxiS

Knockoff boga style http://amzn.to/2vl1QAT

United Plastics Fish Grip http://amzn.to/2uFzSxM

 

 

Waders:

LLBean

Simms

Pro-Line

Orvis

Snowbee

 

Stocking foot wading Boots:  (beware of boa lacing systems...sand can cause them to freeze/ lock up and metla laces would need to be cut)

Korkers

Simms

 

Neoprene socks to be worn with wading boots without waders (wet wading)

Simms   http://amzn.to/2vkJgJ7

 

Outer Shell:

Stormr (various)            http://amzn.to/2wt8YeO

Gill Pro Dinghy              http://amzn.to/2uF2Rlb

Grunden                        http://amzn.to/2vik9Zb

Aquaskinz Phantom      http://amzn.to/2hJoiQP

Guy Cotton Dry Top

Kokatat                          http://amzn.to/2vidBty

Orvis Clearwater jacket http://amzn.to/2wsP9Ei

 

Knives:

Wenoka Squeeze lock blunt tip                 http://amzn.to/2hJc2A9

Spyderco Salt Series H1 rust proof steel  http://amzn.to/2wsSQKj

Morakniv                                                    http://amzn.to/2wsT04n

 

Head Lamps:   BE RESPONSIBLE AND  RESPECT OTHERS !!! DON"T SHINE YOUR LIGHT DIRECTLY AT OTHER FISHERMEN.  AND DO NOT SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THE WATER YOU ARE SHARING WITH OTHER FISHERMEN.

INTENSE BRIGHT LED LIGHTS WILL BLIND OTHERS AND MANY BELIEVE SPOOK FISH 

It's best to use use a light that has a memory setting.  Meaning.  If you are using the red or green light function.  You don't have to cycle through the other functions to turn it off or back on to a non white light.

Red and green will preserve your night vision.

 

Princeton Vizz             http://amzn.to/2hJcH4B

Princeton tec remix     http://amzn.to/2vhHJVI

Energizer                    http://amzn.to/2vO2pWK

Petzl PIXA 3               http://amzn.to/2vlgHvf

Nitecore HC90            http://amzn.to/2viyDIn  Waterproof 1 lumen glow to 900 lumen flood beam, dimmable with slider switch.  Lithium ion batteries, Red green blue white light, waterproof, rechargeable 

Fenix                          http://amzn.to/2vlvwxX

Belt Rod Holder: (This way you free your hands)

Modified PVC Pipe

HPA Rod Holster

Hammer Holder

 

Books to Read:

The art of surfcasting by Zeno Hromin    http://amzn.to/2hJudFx

Striper Surf by Frank Daignault               http://amzn.to/2vEaM74

Fishing the Bucktail by John Skinner      http://amzn.to/2ft1KmH

Striper Pursuit:  Surf Fishing Beyond the basics     http://amzn.to/2vDht9o

Night Tides by Micheal G Cinquemani     http://amzn.to/2fs5Ifj

 

 

Here is a link from my google docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F_gcrJihElkCxwjdgeSWHqcIxg7fqCtIVqRmmQoYLis/edit?usp=sharing

 

I know this is a lot of information but I hope it helps! 

 

Tight Lines!

Great work thank you so much

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On 9/27/2020 at 8:16 PM, ifishthebadspots said:

Did this today, the knot must've bumped my tip guide and fluoro slid right out. Bye-bye my blurple sp. I tightened it well I though, didn't want to break anything, so annoying.

Next thing to try.

 

I wonder if I should just stick with a swivel, smh.

 

I use modified alberto and make sure you cinch it nice and easy from the top and bottom until it tightens good. watch the youtube video a couple time before you attempt.  

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On 4/8/2015 at 6:37 PM, ltruong110 said:

Hello All,

 

I wanted to try to give back what knowledge that I have gathered here. I figured I could help out some of the new surf fisher(wo)mens. I have been building my surf gear setup slowly for a while now and wanted to share the information that I have learned. This information is to point people in a direction for them to start since I see a lot  of "I am new what should I start with?" The information is geared more towards spinning setups. Majority of the prices are from one of our sponsor. Again it is just information I have gathered and like to share.

 

If you would like to get the same product for cheaper check this link: http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/11-buyselltrade-forums/.

 

If there are any question or more information you would like to know, for example: what is better product A vs product B, try this link:(Must Be Logged In For Link to Work)

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/index.php?app=core&module=search&search_in=forums.

 

Thanks again SOL for always being helpful. 

 

Some Gear to think about.

 

The links found below next to the items are Stripers Online Amazon Affiliate links.

Auto Personal Flotation Device(PFD):(First on the list because it is usually overlooked. Things happen be safe)

Onyx  variety         http://amzn.to/2vleCzp

Mustang variety    http://amzn.to/2hIcvSR

Bass Pro

Cabelas

West Marine

 

Spinning Rod 9' - 11

 

Entry Level "Budget Friendly"

$50-$80       Penn Squadron II                  http://amzn.to/2vlIQC4

$20-$40       Okuma Tundra                      http://amzn.to/2viwufZ            

$20-$40       Daiwa Beefstick                    http://amzn.to/2vD0kNe

 

 

Entry Level "Performance":

$140 - $180 St. Croix Triumph                 http://amzn.to/2wsODWD

$150 - $170 Daiwa Coastal Salt Pro        http://amzn.to/2vl4re1

$70 - $100 Penn Prevail                          http://amzn.to/2hIjefJ

$120 - $160 Tsunami Air Wave                http://amzn.to/2vleijW

$60 - $235 Tica Surf                                 http://amzn.to/2wGPemW

$120 - $140 Daiwa Emblem                     http://amzn.to/2fsMDtM

$90-$160    Penn Battalion                       http://amzn.to/2wt47dd

$145-$180 Lamiglas Insane Surf             http://amzn.to/2vO2kCE

                    Shimano ??? coming soon

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Mid Level:

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$300             Shimano Tiralejo                  http://amzn.to/2ft0ccG

$200 - $290  St. Croix Mojo                      http://amzn.to/2hJgsqL

$175 - $230 TFO GIS Surf Rod               http://amzn.to/2vDIA45

$150-$190   Tsunami Airwave elite         http://amzn.to/2hIAmlE

$245-$330   Lamiglas Surf and Jetty      http://amzn.to/2fs21Xh

 

Deep Pocket Ballers:

$310 - $390 St. Croix Avid             http://amzn.to/2wstCvk

$410 - $680 St. Croix Legend        http://amzn.to/2vDzfcz

$550 - $590 CTS Vapor Trail

$360 - $420 Lamiglas Inifinity        http://amzn.to/2wGAWTq

$424 - $539 Century Surf Rods     http://amzn.to/2uoaTUw

                    Black Hole Cape Cod surf

                    Daiwa Saltiga ballistic (coming soon)

Cheapo Rod Shoot Out

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/7427-shoot-out-of-the-el-cheapo-surf-rods/?hl=cheapo

Mid Price Rod Shoot Out

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/597976-mid-priced-surf-rod-shoot-out/

 

Spinning Reels:

Entry Level and Mid Range:

 

$75-$105     Daiwa BG (new version)       http://amzn.to/2vNZjlW

$80-$120     Fin-Nor Lethal                       http://amzn.to/2fs6FEB

$100           Tsunami Shield                      http://amzn.to/2visfkx

$100-           Shimano Nasci                   http://amzn.to/2vDW3ZA

$75 - $130  Penn Battle II                       http://amzn.to/2vkWsOb

$115 - $200 Penn SSV                           http://amzn.to/2vE9rgm

$120-$280  Penn Clash                          http://amzn.to/2hJtjcv

$240 - $280 Shimano Saragosa SW      http://amzn.to/2vkRPU5

$190 - $230 Quantom Cabo 50              http://amzn.to/2fsj23w

$190 - $360 Penn Slammer 3                 http://amzn.to/2wsUvzi

$200 - $220 Shimano Spheros SW        http://amzn.to/2hJhcMz

$240 - $280 Shimano Aero Albrid CI4    http://amzn.to/2fsiVFj

$220 - $250 Daiwa Saltist                      http://amzn.to/2vD5E30

 

Deep Pocket Ballers:

$700 - $900 Van Staal                    http://amzn.to/2wsfoul

$860 - $1028 Zeebaas

$900 - $1,260  Shimano Stella       http://amzn.to/2wGBNU8

$1,011 - $1,300 Daiwa Saltiga        http://amzn.to/2hJhXoT

$660 - $680 Penn Torque               http://amzn.to/2vibiGQ

 

Lines 30# w/ 300yrds:

Braid:

 

$17-$40 Daiwa J Braid               http://amzn.to/2hI1QaW

$41 Suffix 832                             http://amzn.to/2hJ49dI

$29 Power Pro Spectra Fiber     http://amzn.to/2vlrwxr

$31 Power Pro Super 8 Slick      http://amzn.to/2wsJZIm

$27 Spiderwire Stealth                http://amzn.to/2vlcWWs

$ranges Daiwa Samurai Braid    http://amzn.to/2wGx6JS

$41 Spiderwire Ultracast Invisi   http://amzn.to/2wsFGgk

$38 Berkely Trilene                     http://amzn.to/2wGxzMo

$35 Berkley fireline                     http://amzn.to/2hJiBCJ

 

Leader material: 

Monofilament  (when bluefish are around don't be afraid to use 80lb or 100lb test)

 

Suffix Superior    http://amzn.to/2vEd8Td

Ande                    http://amzn.to/2vlzdUc

Triple Fish           http://amzn.to/2vDZLm9

 

 

Terminal tackle for bait fishing

Hooks for fishing bait  (for chunking bunker size 8/0 to 10/0 is recommended)

                                    (for clams 5/0 - 8/0)

Gamakatsu Octopus J hook and Circle hooks (Do not ram a hookset if you use circle hooks)   http://amzn.to/2fsyInc

 

Swivels:  Since you are using a slide to hold your weight.  Use a larger size over  130lbs or larger

Spro Power swivels  http://amzn.to/2vhPsTI

Tsunami swivels       http://amzn.to/2vO9fLU

 

Fishfinder rig weight slides    http://amzn.to/2vleekp

 

 

Lures:

Good lures to start with:

SP Minnow                                          http://amzn.to/2vDNuhD

Bucktails    (check out the commercial Buy sell trade forum )  http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/forum/55-commercial-bst-forum/

Bombers                                              http://amzn.to/2vlolWc

Yo zuri mag minnow                            http://amzn.to/2viAkFJ

Yozuri mag darter 5" and new 6 1/2"  http://amzn.to/2hIFJkD

 

Swim Shad / Swim Baits

Tsunami shad standard      http://amzn.to/2hIDm1d

Tsunami shad heavy          http://amzn.to/2hImPKL

Storm wildeye shad           http://amzn.to/2uFyif7

 

 

Tins, spoons, various metal lures

Ava Jig                                                           http://amzn.to/2vll9tJ

Luhr Jensen Krocodile (beware copies)        http://amzn.to/2vicCcM 

Deadly dick                                                    http://amzn.to/2uFqNoE

Kastmaster XL (deadly dick with vmc hook)  http://amzn.to/2uF5hAh

T-hex

Pt. Jude

 

Big Fischer Pencil

Super Strike Darter

Poppers

Loaded Redfin

Slug-Go

Super Strike Needle

Loaded Cotton Cordell

Polarise Popper

Bill Hurley Sand Eel

Teasers

 

 

 

Good Link to look at:

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/488651-how-many-plugs-do-i-really-need-to-carry/

Essential Plugs

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/558339-essential-plugs-for-a-beginner-surfcaster/?hl=beginner

 

Belt:

Tide Runner

Uncle mikes tactical (great value)  http://amzn.to/2wt8aXk

Mak

Van Staal

Aquaskinz

Police Duty Belt

Gear-Up

Flatlander

Ammo Belts

Rockhopper

Black Hawk

Surf Belt Setup!: 

http://www.stripersonline.com/surftalk/topic/375545-surf-belt-photos/page-27

 

Surf Bag:

Gear-Up

Mak

Shimano Blue Wave

Commando

Aquaskinz

WFO Trek Pack

 

Pliers:

Sargent Sportsmate (best/ strongest gripping plier, can cut hooks and braid  RUST RESISTANT)

P-line Aluminum

VS Titanium Pliers

Mustad

Manley

Shimano Blue Water

Dr. Slick Barracuda

Lews Aluminum Pliers

 

Lip Grip:

Boga Grip  http://amzn.to/2wGXxiS

Knockoff boga style http://amzn.to/2vl1QAT

United Plastics Fish Grip http://amzn.to/2uFzSxM

 

 

Waders:

LLBean

Simms

Pro-Line

Orvis

Snowbee

 

Stocking foot wading Boots:  (beware of boa lacing systems...sand can cause them to freeze/ lock up and metla laces would need to be cut)

Korkers

Simms

 

Neoprene socks to be worn with wading boots without waders (wet wading)

Simms   http://amzn.to/2vkJgJ7

 

Outer Shell:

Stormr (various)            http://amzn.to/2wt8YeO

Gill Pro Dinghy              http://amzn.to/2uF2Rlb

Grunden                        http://amzn.to/2vik9Zb

Aquaskinz Phantom      http://amzn.to/2hJoiQP

Guy Cotton Dry Top

Kokatat                          http://amzn.to/2vidBty

Orvis Clearwater jacket http://amzn.to/2wsP9Ei

 

Knives:

Wenoka Squeeze lock blunt tip                 http://amzn.to/2hJc2A9

Spyderco Salt Series H1 rust proof steel  http://amzn.to/2wsSQKj

Morakniv                                                    http://amzn.to/2wsT04n

 

Head Lamps:   BE RESPONSIBLE AND  RESPECT OTHERS !!! DON"T SHINE YOUR LIGHT DIRECTLY AT OTHER FISHERMEN.  AND DO NOT SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THE WATER YOU ARE SHARING WITH OTHER FISHERMEN.

INTENSE BRIGHT LED LIGHTS WILL BLIND OTHERS AND MANY BELIEVE SPOOK FISH 

It's best to use use a light that has a memory setting.  Meaning.  If you are using the red or green light function.  You don't have to cycle through the other functions to turn it off or back on to a non white light.

Red and green will preserve your night vision.

 

Princeton Vizz             http://amzn.to/2hJcH4B

Princeton tec remix     http://amzn.to/2vhHJVI

Energizer                    http://amzn.to/2vO2pWK

Petzl PIXA 3               http://amzn.to/2vlgHvf

Nitecore HC90            http://amzn.to/2viyDIn  Waterproof 1 lumen glow to 900 lumen flood beam, dimmable with slider switch.  Lithium ion batteries, Red green blue white light, waterproof, rechargeable 

Fenix                          http://amzn.to/2vlvwxX

Belt Rod Holder: (This way you free your hands)

Modified PVC Pipe

HPA Rod Holster

Hammer Holder

 

Books to Read:

The art of surfcasting by Zeno Hromin    http://amzn.to/2hJudFx

Striper Surf by Frank Daignault               http://amzn.to/2vEaM74

Fishing the Bucktail by John Skinner      http://amzn.to/2ft1KmH

Striper Pursuit:  Surf Fishing Beyond the basics     http://amzn.to/2vDht9o

Night Tides by Micheal G Cinquemani     http://amzn.to/2fs5Ifj

 

 

Here is a link from my google docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F_gcrJihElkCxwjdgeSWHqcIxg7fqCtIVqRmmQoYLis/edit?usp=sharing

 

I know this is a lot of information but I hope it helps! 

 

Tight Lines!

I literally cannot say enough good things about the Tsunami Airwave and ESPECIALLY the Tica Dolphin Surf.

 

Firstly, In the past three yrs I've put together 2 nine foot rod and reel combos that are by FAR the longest casting combos I've ever had or seen. One is a 9' Mojo/BG 40 combo that I'm not so fond of. The other is an absolute champ. 9' Tsunami Airwave paired with an old style Quantum Cabo 50 CSP50PTS) This rod is an absolute dream. It's a little heavier giving you the very confidence you need to pull back and straight up heave a snagger, heavy tin or big wooden Danny farther than you'd be anticipating your bait is going to travel. I can reach out to snag bunker in places they always congregate but was never before able to reach. The extra weight doesnt give an awkward bulky feel and the top 10-12 is a little bit slower action giving you that extra little "whip" from the bow of the rod as  it releases that stored energy like you used to get from an old 70's/80's Ugly Stik or Honey Lami.

 

  My 9' Tica Dolphin Surf is the rod equivalent of a bullet proof "meat grinder" Penn 704 (Which is what I originally paired it with when I purchased it new in I believe 2008. I since upgraded to a Fierce 6000 LL for the last 5 yrs and then 2 weeks ago with a Spinfisher 6500 Live Liner. Boys, when I tell you this rod has been through the mill, that's an understatement. I've been so impressed with this rod I later purchased 3 more Dolphin surf rods: 2 eight footers and a 7 foot. I'm known for abusing my gear in the chunking that accounts for most of the fishing I do. I'm well aware of that reputation. Don't deny it but rather I choose to own it! In 30-50 outings yearly of all night slinging chunks on 2-4 rods I regularly hang 2-4 ounces of lead and *2* bunker heads off the end of the 9', launch it without mercy and the rod has done nothing but beg for more for OVER 10 years. By far the best less than $100 i've EVER spent on a rod or any other piece of tackle.

 

-R

 

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