How To Surf Cast 150 Yards Without Trying Too Hard
Watch the video to learn how easy it is to surf cast 150 yards. With a little practice it shouldn’t be that hard to accomplish even if you are new to the sport of surf fishing.
It’s important to remember that casting for long distance put a lots of force on the line by the weight you are casting. A shock leader is used to absorb this force. The rule of thumb is 10# of line strength for every ounce of lead. Shock leaders normally wrap 5 times around the reel plus the length of the rod and the trailing rig to cast with but not over 20 feet of total leader length.
Depending on the test weight of the shock leader, the knot tied to the main line will cause problems casting for distance. Unless your surf rod has large enough eyes to pass the knot that ties to the main line, your casting distance will suffer. Lots of surf anglers who cast 8 ounces of lead plus bait never have a problem with a 50# test shock leader. According to the rule of thumb this would be seriously undersized. You’ll have to see what works for you to get the best combination.