How to cast a Surf Rod
How to Cast With a Surf Rod on a Beach
This topic will give you some basic information that will help you to cast a fishing lure or bait a long distance from a beach. Fish are often found out beyond the breakers and a fisherman who is capable of casting a long way can usually reach these fish. The basic equipment required is a long rod-8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.7 m), and spinning or casting reel spooled with good quality line rated for about 15 - 20 pounds. This article will focus on learning how to cast. Future articles will cover things such as knots, leaders, hooks, bait and other accessories that are helpful to have.
Begin by tying a 2 ounce sinker on the end of the line.Since this is just practice, don't bother with hooks or bait or any type of lure.
Reel in the line part way leaving about 2–3 feet (0.6–0.9 m) of line from the end of the rod.
Hold the rod with both hands, with the right hand slightly above the reel and the left hand near the bottom of the rod.
Hold the line against the rod with your right index finger.
Flip the bail over using your left hand and then grab the rod again.The right index finger should hold the line in place so it doesn't come off the reel.
Stand sideways at the edge of the water with your left foot forward and closer to the water.
Hold the rod up vertically.
Dip the rod away from the water and swing the sinker up and away from the water.
Turn you body slightly to the right, away from the water, as you swing the sinker.
When the sinker and line swing close to horizontal, turn you body back towards the water.
Pull down with your left hand and push forward towards the water with your right hand.
Release the line from your right index finger as the rod swings forward towards the water.
Watch the sinker as it flies towards the water and keep the rod pointed in the same direction it was when you released the line.
When the sinker hits the water, flip the bail back down and reel it in.If the waters are deep and it is uncommon to get caught in weeds or rocks, after the sinker hits the water allow a premeditated period of time (depending on the depth) to let it sinker sink. This helps as many fish can be caught on the sink.
QuestionHow do I throw a fishing rod?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerMake sure no one is standing behind you, and throw the fishing rod in a turning motion. Never throw the rod over your head as you might hurt yourself with the hook and end your day off at the hospital. Lock the wire, turn, and when you feel the rotational force is the biggest, release the wire and wait for a fish to bite!Thanks!
- Once you have mastered the standard overhead cast, you can explore advanced casting methods such as the Off The Ground cast or the Pendulum cast.
- Practice until you can cast with a smooth motion. Let the rod do the work and don't try to cast it hard.
- It is generally better to release the line with the rod pointed at a high angle, almost vertical.
- The instructions are for someone who is right-handed. If a lefty, reverse the position of your hands and your foot position on the beach.
- The sinker will travel at a very high speed and will go very far. Therefore, if the line should break, be sure that nobody is standing too close to you.
- Make sure that the line is not wrapped around the tip of the rod, before casting, in order to prevent it from breaking the tip.
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