Getting serious about surfcasting? Stepping up to heavy-duty gear that can survive the harsh Northeast surf will keep you casting longer, increasing the odds that your lure will be in the water when that 50-pounder decides to eat.
The fully sealed, waterproof construction of the new Van Staal VR Series provides a reliable surfcasting reel at a price below other sealed reels on the market. Forged and machined from 6061-T6 aluminum with a solid titanium spool shaft, the VR series is lightweight yet tough. Available in four sizes, all VR Series reels come with a bail-less conversion kit for surfcasters who prefer a manual pick-up.
The newest jacket from StormR is made from four-way stretch neoprene for comfort and mobility. A moisture- wicking fleece liner will keep you warm in a nor’easter, and laminated neoprene cuffs on the wrists can be cinched down to keep water out.
Made from the same quality materials as the Flatlander custom surf bags, the Salter 3-Tube Plug bags offer a seriously tough bag that is available for immediate delivery. You can still customize your bag by adding water bottle and pork rind holder accessories.
The second generation of Lamiglas’s popular Super Surf has been updated with modern materials that make it strong and durable yet light and crisp. The fast-action, metallic-blue blanks can fling minnow swimmers and soft-plastics or heave heavier plugs, making the 10-foot and 11-foot models great all-around surf sticks.
The redesigned Hyperflex Cyclone-2 is made with neoprene that provides a soft feel and excellent stretch and range of motion, making it perfect for long surfcasting outings. Duratex knee pads provide protection when climbing onto your rock, and a water entry barrier behind the zipper keeps cold water from seeping in.
Wading belts are essential gear, not just because they help prevent water from entering the waders, but because they provide important utility as well. The Rockhopper Surf Belt is made to survive the surf. It features a stainless-steel dive buckle and fits a number of Rockhopper fishing accessories for carrying pliers, scales, and other fishing essentials.