Fishing Questions,Questions and more Questions!

I am seeking some advice in regards to the gear that I fish with when I am fishing for reds and trout in the rivers and the gear I fish with for surf fishing.

Surf Fishing
12 ft ocean master with 350 yards of 100 lb braid and 250 yards of backing.

9 ft rod with 350 yards of 60 lb braid

13 ft rod with 350 yards of 60 lb braid

Two, 8 ft bait rods with 250 yards of 30 lb braid

</font id=“red”> What would an ideal set up look like for surfishing? Rod sixe? line strenght, ETC… Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Trout/ Redfish

  • two, 7 ft rods with 225 yards of 30 lb braid
  • 6 ft 6 inch speed stick with 20 lb braid
  • 7 ft rod with 200 yards of 30 lb braid.

Again, I really need some advice and tips about what size rods I should be using, what kind of action? what line is best? Currently I feel like my red/ trout rods are either two light action or not big enough.

PS… if you or any one you know of has any old rods and reels that they do not use anymore but are still in good quality condition please let me know! Unfortunately I am pretty tight on my budget right now and have not had a lot of money to purchase new gear which is why I am asking all of you to reach out to me if you have way too many set ups or you have simply upgraded your rods and reels a little bit. Obviously i am willing to buy the gear, work the money off if you need help with and side projects or can go on a payment plan!

Thank you ahain!

For inshore reds or trout, I like a rod that will throw a 1/16 - 1/4oz jig head a mile with 20-30lb braid and a mono//flouro leader. Obviously, the lighter the line, the farther you’d be able to throw it.

A rod like that will have enough backbone to handle practically anything.

I’ve got a surf rod, but haven’t used it in a decade.

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