Originally Posted by cardboard box
I think the ABF 50 (17lbs max drag) would make a very good entry level reel. They can currently be purchased on amazon.com for $37.58. That's if you buy today - prices on amazon seem to change daily on this stuff. They also have a Daiwa Beefstick 9' surf rod for $27.91. [Both ship free]
Not the best, but a pretty good entry level surf combo.
Warning - you may just fall in love with this kind of fishing...next thing you know, you'll be dropping $800 for a new reel, and $450 for a custom rod.
Don't say I didn't warn you...
Thanks. I am going to be fishing the jersey shore mainly. Any suggestions on how to learn the sport? Any books? Also what month can I start casting into the surf?