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#12241934 - 05/11/17 07:52 PM New to Shark Fishing! Setup Help?!
BroIncarnate Offline

Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 283
Loc: Austin, Texas
Hey guys!!

So I getting into the shark game! I am looking for my 1st Rod and Reel setup to start out!

Things to know:
1. I'll be mainly fishing piers/jetties/surf
2. I'll be casting, not having baits kayaked out
3. I'll be using SPINNING tackle (only been fishing 3 years and have not graduated to bait casting yet)
4. My budget is $400-$450

My largest/heaviest rod is my 10 ft ProAngler (Heavy) rod, made here in Texas, intended for big cats so I am not sure what size sharks it can handle- It is paired with a PENN FIERCE II 6600LL

What suggestions do you guys have on other spinning reels and what spinning rods I should use?

I already have leaders and weights, can't wait to get out there!


Edited by BroIncarnate (05/11/17 07:56 PM)

#12243648 - 05/12/17 10:33 PM Re: New to Shark Fishing! Setup Help?! [Re: BroIncarnate]
outdoorsman916 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/14
Posts: 517
Loc: Stafford Tx
I would recommend you look into a penn spin fisher. You will want to have a few hundred yards of 40+ lb braid. For a rod, an ugly stick surf rod in 10-12 ft. keep in mind that piers might have rules on rod length.

Edited by outdoorsman916 (05/12/17 10:34 PM)


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