Hello all. I'm new here on this forum. I have been reading and searching alot on the net about surf fishing. Found some really interesting articles and have learned alot but am confused on somethings. I have tried surf fishing a few years ago. Just put some shrimp on a hook with a weight and hoped for the best. Not much luck at all. Hopefully this year I will be able to do alot more fishing.
One thing that I aconfuseded with is shock leaders. I understand the concept cause I have lost a few rigs with my line popping in the past. But what haven'tnt been able to understand is after you tie on the shock leader to the main line then what? Do you put the terminal tackle on the shock leader or do you have to tie on an additional leader with the terminal tackle. I haven't found any info with this with all of the searching and reading the past month.
I noticed some info stating that you tie the terminal tackle straight onto the main line. I have used premade leaders for bottom rigs tied onto the main line then when casting the main line pops and the tackle is somewhere in the ocean.
Any ways I am fishing with an 8Shake spheresphere med/heavy rod Shake spheresphere Alpha 070 reel. I know this is not nowhere the top of line but my dad gave this to me a few years ago for a present when I mentioned that I would like to try surf fishing. If I like and get the hang of surf fishing then maybe I will invest more $$ into a rod and reel. But for now this is what I am going to be using and $$ is on a limited budget right now.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.