Upgrade: Surf

UPGRADE: Surf

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.

Van Staal VR Series

Van Staal VR Series

$499-$589; vanstaal.com

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.

StormR Prime

StormR Prime

$299.95; stormrusa.com

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.

Flatlander Salter 3-Tube Plug Bag

Flatlander Salter 3-Tube Plug Bag

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.

Lamiglas Super Surf 2G

$460-$510; Lamiglas.com

Lamiglas Super Surf 2G
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.

Hyperflex Cyclone-2

Hyperflex Cyclone-2

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.

Rockhopper Surf Belt

Rockhopper Surf Belt
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.

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1 thought on “Upgrade: Surf

  1. John Nigh

    Please check out my new products at nighoutdoors.com
    I make the best carry method available for high-end pliers, particularly for in the surf or on the rocks. Fits up to a 2″ belt and the pliers lock in with an audible click and stay put, even if you fall. No straps, velcro loops or snaps to get in the way. They can be angled for a particular draw style and the tek-lok belt attachment fits up to a 2 1/4 inch heavy belt. I’m new to this so I don’t have much of an advertising budget yet. Help me spread the word and I’ll be loyal in the future. I know the van staal pliers are popular with the NE Striper fishermen and I have a model available for the 6″ Titanium Needle Nose version. Thanks in advance…

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