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Old 03-16-2011, 04:49 PM
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I joined this forum last year. A lot of great info on here.

I plan on surf fishing with clams at Sandy Hook, NJ with the following set up:

Tsunami Airwave, 10 foot, 20-40lb test, lure 3-6oz.
Penn Sargus SG 6000

Do you think set up will hold up? I'm not trying to go into a gun fight with a water gun. If you know what I mean.

What are you opinions on the brided line? Is this set up capable of using braided line? It is set up with regular mono right now.

I didn't put much time in last year, but plan to much more this year. The 2 times I went last year I got skunked. I come from PA and takes me about 2 hrs to reach Sandy Hook. Do you think by Easter time it will be worth a drive out there???

Thank you
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:14 PM
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There are some fish being caught there now

Me, I love braided line but I don't fish chunks....I am plugging. If you're just soaking bait in the water you'd be better off with mono line....more stretch so the fish doesn't detect it as easily as braid which has very little stretch. The Airwave seems like a popular rod although I do not have one. The Sargus reel I am not sure about. I looked at them last year (not the same model) and was not impressed with them. Realistically anything will work but there are different levels of quality and performance and longevity
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:39 PM
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You have any idea what they are catching them on?
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:01 PM
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I think your setup will do just fine. The Airwave is a great rod for the money and has become popular amongst beach surfcasters. The Sargus is actually a pretty good reel and is built pretty well. It has a full metal frame and decent spool capacity with better than average drag compared to reels in its price range. As for Braided lines goes. My personal preference is I solely use mono for chunking and surf fishing as it has more stretch and it also can take a beating from shorebound debris (rocks/shells/waves etc), I use Braid now only offshore when my line isn't exposed being abused by these elements that may damage/nick the line. Others may or may not agree, but this is how I roll
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