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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:48 pm
DieHardFishing


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I have surf fished with my trout rod previously with mixed results. Today was a great day in the surf as I landed a 2 pound perch on my ultralight rod and 6 pound test line. It is definitely more fun and I challenge you to try it out on your next surf outing! Fished with sand crabs from 8-11am for 6 perch from 6" to 14". Check out the video from the day here:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:50 am
mav


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Nice! The range I use is 6-10# depending on the structure of the area. I find a nice medium at 8#. I once hooked up on a 29" halibut on 6# I really had my doubts on turning it. The fish had the line at it's limits.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:56 am
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Great video there! How much casting distance do you feel you suffer by using mono over braid, or does it not even matter because they’re in so close to shore on an incoming tide?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:25 pm
Ken Jones


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Nice catch. One word of caution, be careful laying a rod/reel on the sand, it's a great way to really mess up your reel.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:21 am
DieHardFishing


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mav wrote:
Nice! The range I use is 6-10# depending on the structure of the area. I find a nice medium at 8#. I once hooked up on a 29" halibut on 6# I really had my doubts on turning it. The fish had the line at it's limits.


That must have been an epic battle. I hope to put this setup to the test next year when some striper are around. Should make for an interesting fight.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:23 am
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sea_forager wrote:
Great video there! How much casting distance do you feel you suffer by using mono over braid, or does it not even matter because they’re in so close to shore on an incoming tide?


You definitely lose substantial distance when using mono rather than braid. It just depends on the day, sometimes the fish are out too far and this setup wouldn't be able to get the job done. When the stars do align, it makes for a fun day!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:25 am
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Ken Jones wrote:
Nice catch. One word of caution, be careful laying a rod/reel on the sand, it's a great way to really mess up your reel.


Thanks for the tip! I do avoid any contact with the water or sand on my reels but I just had to get a good comparison on this fish to do it justice. I immediately washed the reel off with some fresh water after the pic.

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