- Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:35 am
Above look like some good resources.
I once hit the surf and a few T-heads like the old Texas City Dike and did well with 12 ft one piece surf rods with Penn Jigmaster reel casting “8 n Bait” meaning 8 oz spider weight with a good size mullet or 1/2 crab. This rig, spooled with 80lb braid and steel leader, was capable of casts well over 100 yards, but you better have some leather on your thumb, and your thumb on the reel or you’ll have the backlash from hell to occupy your time for awhile.
There are several reels that will do the trick, including some large spinning reels which are much easier to cast for many, though I don’t believe I could ever get the same distance out of a large spinning rig vs a free-spooling bait caster on bearings.