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Is All the Equipment Necessary

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The 16’ rods, waterproof reels and ninja costumes.  Spent some time recently with a pretty well known FL fisherman.  They apparently are getting a huge kick out of the northerners coming down with their 10 story rods and ninja suits.  7’-8’er, 3000-5000 reel  and a bathing suit is more than adequate for most species on the beach per this gentleman.  Thoughts?

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27 mins ago, Jmat321 said:

The 16’ rods, waterproof reels and ninja costumes.  Spent some time recently with a pretty well known FL fisherman.  They apparently are getting a huge kick out of the northerners coming down with their 10 story rods and ninja suits.  7’-8’er, 3000-5000 reel  and a bathing suit is more than adequate for most species on the beach per this gentleman.  Thoughts?

I love fishing in Florida, but there is no comparison to the North East.
 

If you saw my canal gear, XRA126 with ZeeBaaS 27, heavy original fireline, 80# fluorocarbon leader, I am geared up to catch the fish of a lifetime. 


Try a 7’ rod where I fish in Florida and you will feed grouper. Why go in intentionally undergunned? It doesn’t make sense to me. A trophy snook is 40”+, and trophy striper is 50”+. 
 

I am talking inlet fishing in NE and Florida. Flat beaches are another thing. 

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Down there all I fish is 7-8 foot rods with the exception of my fly gear. I'm sure I could find a place and situation to use a surf gear though.

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10 mins ago, Chrishockey said:

In the words of scooby if it makes you warm and fuzzy then do it/ buy it.

Exactly!!  And who gives a flip about what someone else is doing??

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Plus all of the local Pier jockeys in OBX and FL are using Van Staals to throw jigs at Cobias.  Reels don’t even get splashed from that high up. 

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I just saw a guy yesterday fishing here in Southern California with waders, long boots and a hoodie sweatshirt.  He caught fish, but I was more comfortable fishing in a t-shirt and shorts.

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38 mins ago, Mike Mendez said:

I just saw a guy yesterday fishing here in Southern California with waders, long boots and a hoodie sweatshirt.  He caught fish, but I was more comfortable fishing in a t-shirt and shorts.

Same here in CT.  

I was standing in the water in swim trunks and had guys around me in waders.   

If I'm not shivering I'm not wearing waders.  

 

Different strokes....

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10 mins ago, PSegnatelli said:

Same here in CT.  

I was standing in the water in swim trunks and had guys around me in waders.   

If I'm not shivering I'm not wearing waders.  

 

Different strokes....

Maybe they were there all night?

Tough to say

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4 mins ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Maybe they were there all night?

Tough to say

Don't matter much to me.  Fish how u like.    

I just hate wearin waders.  

 

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Even in winter here in so cal with air temps in the 40s in the morning and water temp mid 50s I’m in board shorts and dive booties. I will layer up with some long sleeve shirts and sometimes a rain jacket for wind breaker. But I never wear waders. Have a few friends who do routinely though. 

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