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Old 08-09-2012, 08:56 PM
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shark What is the Best Surf Rod/Reel setup?

I am looking into getting into surf fishing. I need to know what is a good rod/reel setup for surf fishing. Also what type of leaders do i need to get? I will be fishing surf side, Bryan, Quintana, and Galveston. I would appreciate some good input. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:05 PM
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A lot of that is a matter of opinion. Lol.
Just get a reel that holds a good amount of 15-20lb test and a surf rod (9-12ft) with the appropriate specifications to match it.
As far as leaders go, academy and other sporting stores sell premades ones as well as bait shops.
A lot of it will just be trial/error and figuring out what you like. Txsharkfishing.com has some good advice on surf fishing.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:27 AM
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when im soaking my 5nbait daiwa emcast 12ft rod pair with daiwa emblem pro loaded with #30 with #50 ande shock leader. i can cast 100-150 yrd. if u just starting off buy something cheap once u get the hang of it set up ur gear.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:52 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. What size Hooks do you use and do you use circle hooks or just the regular hooks. Also what about the leader mono or steel?
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:58 AM
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By the way Tx-sharkfishing is a great website!
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:46 AM
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that really all depends on the style of fishing you plan on doing and what you are expecting to catch. I always bring at least 3-4 different styles of rods when I surf fish and many more different ways to rig each type of rod.

I bring a rod for wading, usually a trout rod. A long rod for casting chunk baits. A lighter shark rod for yaking small baits, and a large shark rod for yaking big baits.

Give us some input on what you plan on doing and maybe we can help out a little more. Also what does your budget look like? That will be a big factor in the gear we recommend
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:41 PM
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I have several trout/ red setups for artificial. I also have a couple short rods with penn 320 and 340. My 2 long surf rods have penn senators on them. I am looking at buying a kayak but don't know what would be best for the surf. How long, open, wide etc any suggestions would help. How far should i yak these baits out...I always fish surfside!!! (close to the house)

I am going on a over night trip to surfside with a couple buddies sep 3. (LABOR DAY)
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:49 PM
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Also what reel should I buy that fairly descent price for yaking the bait way out there. What kind of leader set-ups should I make/Buy I am pretty crafty so I wouldn't mind making my own.

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:15 AM
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I like my Daiwa SHA 50 and a 10' surfrod from FTU. I have 65# Suffex Braid and topped off with 50# mono and use Mustad 16/0 Circle Hooks, Leader 400 mono or cable.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:22 AM
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The BEST rod and reel set up for the surf.....Imo....there isnt one.
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