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Old 04-04-2009, 10:50 AM
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So i am relatively new to surfcasting for stripers and i have a few questions.

The combo i was planing on using was a 8 or 9 ft st croix triumph rod with a quantum cabo and i wasn't sure if i should go with 8 or 9.

I've heard many good things about braided line but i also have heard many bad things so i was wondering if i should go with braided line?

Also, about line, I like the idea of using high vis line but i am afraid that the fish may see it and could that be solved with a 10ft leader of clear mono?

I don't know a whole lot about lure selection so if anyone has any recommendations that would be very helpful.

Finally, does anyone know about using buck tails in the surf? Ive used them in many other applications but not in the surf.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:34 AM
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All around a 10 footer is good for the surf, but that depends where you are fishing.

You heard many bad things about braid because guys using the braid didn't know what they were doing.

You can use bucktails in the surf.
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Old 04-04-2009, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for the reply
I already have a 10 ft which i use for bait and i figured i would get something smaller for tossing lures.
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:15 PM
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also if this helps i will be fishing mostly in cape may.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: surfcasting tackle

Berkely Fireline is great on the Cabo PT. 20 or 30 lb test.

For surfcasting, don't go less than 9'. 10' would better for most situations. 8' is ok if you're fishing jetties, but in the surf, you're going to want the extra length. My go-to plugging rod is 11'.

Check out this thread on Lure Selection.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:31 PM
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I fish the beaches and jettys at CM & CMP quite often for the beach I use either 10.5 or 11' for bait and 9.5 for plugs & bucktails with either 65lb braid or 17 lb mono use shock leaders on all my surf tackle for the jettys I go a little lighter since all I do is throw artificals bucktails finesses or plugs I use 7.5 spinning outfit with 12 to 15lb mono or 50lb braid for the jettys korkers are a must
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:03 AM
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thanks for the feedback.

I was also planning on buying a 7ft with a quantum catlyst. I figured that would be good for jetties and inshore.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:52 AM
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9 ft for tossing eels and plugs 90% of the time...
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Old 04-05-2009, 04:28 PM
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I was also planning on buying a 7ft with a quantum catlyst. I figured that would be good for jetties and inshore.
thats a negative ghostrider.... 7ft is too light. Do what baitrunner says. 8ft, cabo pt 40, fireline is a choice light saltwater setup. 8ft is perfect for backwater stuff i believe ur referring to

But there are funny videos on youtube with guys catchin blues with a mickey mouse and sponge bob square pants kids rods lol
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:19 PM
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haha i would love to see those videos but you think that a 7ft is to light for back bay?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:14 PM
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deff too light. trust the advice, if you dont believe me do a search on other rod and reel setups. Noone has anything under 8 really for striper spinning setup.

as a matter of fact zim crucified me one time for having a 7'6'' tsunami. Which ive heard are pretty durable, he said even that was too weak for his preference, but i think itll be just enough for the back water/river stuff i fish on the cape. I also have a 10'6'' that i use for big surf & pluggage, and the occasional bait sticking scenario. There's a reason stripers are really fun to catch, cuz they fight and you need stout tackle to handle them. a 7 ft rod would be really difficult to deal with unless u used only super light tackle less than 1oz and only caught schoolies, who the hell wants to do that!?

Also id rather have stronger setup and not need it, than have lighter setup and get merked by a huge fish, ya know?
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:21 PM
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but i think itll be just enough.
me too....



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Old 04-05-2009, 09:37 PM
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zim gimme ur phone # so i can send u a picture of the fish i caught on that rod the mintue it happens lol. It'll be fine for the river. for now, in my mind, im sticking with it. U'll be the first one to know when a 50# snaps it in half ok?

See stefo lol!? Dont get anything under 8
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:54 PM
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well, of course it will be fine on the river.. i don't see you getting 30+# fish anyway. but i will send you my # .however, twenty years from now when that rod does snap my cell # may have been changed.



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Old 04-05-2009, 10:04 PM
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774-212-not funny?
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