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« on: February 20, 2007, 07:19:29 AM »

I'm going to give surf fishing a try this year and wanted to know what would be the best set up for a beginner.
What type of gear (basics) would I need also??

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 11:09:13 AM »

Sam, what do you want to set up for?? For fluke which is what I usually fish for off the beach, You can use a 61/2, 7'medium/heavy rod, The reel is kid of up to you. I have a couple of diffrent ones..I use 20# braid and 10 or 12 pound flourocarbon for leaders..

Striper and blues from the surf I have a 9 ft penn med heavy with a Penn spinnig reel and for the life of me I can not remember the modle # I belive its a 710.. I dont fish much fro stripers from the surf so I am sure someone else will be more helpful than me...
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 11:15:52 AM »

Thanks Flukedood. I'm trying to gather as much info from guys that fish the surf and what works best for them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 11:21:55 AM »

I plan on fishing the hook alot this year. Ill let you know when I am going hopefully you can join me on a few occasions..
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 11:23:10 AM »

For sure...thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 12:54:00 PM »

Try going to a local bait shop and asking them to help you. They are usually good with those kind of things. They should help you out.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 04:56:37 PM »

not so much money= tica rods.  i have a plugging pole that i like alot and my buddy has a surf rod that hes very happy with.  if you want to spend the money you cant go wrong with a st. croix. 

for a surf reel i like penns(black and gold) not the cheap ones. they are easy to clean easy to work on and being in the surf they can get real beat up. 

i fish a ten footer usually, but on the point of the hook you can easily get away with using a shorter lighter rod. nice and calm out there, which is why i like to fish there,=)
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 05:42:36 PM »

Thanks Lou and thanks Rob. I will look into the Penn reels. I agree going with something dependable and easy to work on.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 08:20:29 PM »

sam'

   What are you going to fish for and how are you going to fish? Stripers, blues,fluke, etc and bait or lures it all makes a difference!
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 08:24:14 AM »

sam'

   What are you going to fish for and how are you going to fish? Stripers, blues,fluke, etc and bait or lures it all makes a difference!

I'm thinking fluke for right now.





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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007, 08:42:58 AM »

Hey guys....should I be looking into spinning or casting??
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007, 10:09:28 AM »

spinning
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007, 10:40:27 AM »

definatly spinning
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 10:42:27 AM »

Good...looks like I'm making a trip to Ramsey's soon.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 10:44:01 AM »

Sam before you buy anything let me know I may be able to get a decent deal for you through work..
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2007, 10:46:14 AM »

Sound good..I'll go and browze and see what they have. I'm going for the Penn black and gold like mentioned and a decent pole.

BTW..i sent you a pm yesterday..did you get it?
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2007, 10:52:14 AM »

Sam before you buy anything let me know I may be able to get a decent deal for you through work..
where do you work that you get deals
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2007, 11:02:52 AM »

Catfish PM sent..
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2007, 12:51:59 PM »

hey scrub a dub dub...if you don't mind, id like to know too  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2007, 09:18:52 PM »

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Sam if youre planning on fluke the a 7 footer medium action is what youre looking for, I use an ugly stick,,,,just remember even thou youre going for fluke theres nothing stopping  blues and stripers from hiting your bait,,,,I have caught stripers on snapper poppers, so dont go with a cheapo low end rod
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