Gifts for Surfcasters
Surf Fishing Gifts: Gear and Tackle for Surf and Jetty Fishermen
1) Korkers K5000 Cleated Wading Sandals are the industry standard for Surf Fishing Safety requires traction on wet rocks, jetties and ice fishing.
Korkers K-5000 Buckled Fishing Sandals
At Korkers, there's no such thing as a finished product. So even though our customers swore by our lace up sandal series, we couldn't stop ourselves from tinkering and voila, the K-5000 cleated wading sandal was born!
This baby is the best slip-resistant fishing sandal there is. It fits easily over any shoe or boot and the threaded replaceable carbide spikes not only add longevity, they cut through mud, slime, moss, ice or anything else you may come across.
Ocean State Tackle Sale Price $74.99
2) Seaguar Fluorocarbon Line
34% better knot strength than leading competitor fluorocarbons.
Developed with Seaguar's exclusive, proprietary Double Structure Technology, our FC Leader is one of the best on the market. Fluorocarbon leaders' advanced strength allows use of smaller pound test vs. other fluorocarbons for more effective presentation. Incredible impact strength, knot strength and abrasion resistance. Ideal for any leader fishing from 2 to 80 lbs., fresh or salt water. As with all 100% Fluorocarbon products, FC Leader is much less visible underwater than monofilament line and virtually invisible to fish. FC is also UV resistant, chemical resistant, non-absorbant, high-density and impervious to cold conditions.
Made from 100% Seaguar resins and produced using our proprietary extrusion process.
3) Braided Fishing Line for Longer Casts
3A) Berkley Fireline Tracer Braided Line
Round and smooth
Longer casts and superior handling
Berkley FireLine Tracer Braid Fishing Line features a breakthrough in braided line design called Radial Construction, which makes it the super smooth as well as one of the roundest braided lines today. FireLine Tracer's roundness lets it stack on the reel better, while its smoothness allows for longer casts and superior handling. In addition to its Radial Construction, FireLine Tracer Braid also features another technological breakthrough in its alternating high and low visibility colors. The alternating colors create a point of reference that lets you easily detect movement.
3b) PowerPro Braided Fishing Line
PowerPro Braided Spectra Fiber Fishing Line - Moss Green
PowerPro braided Spectra fiber with Enhanced Body Technology (EBT) gives you awesome handling performance on any reel. Unlike the older style braided lines, fishing with PowerPro is as easy as fishing with monofilament. An incredibly round, smooth, and sensitive line, PowerPro doesn't bury in the spool, and casts long and smooth -- even after a hard strike. PowerPro outperforms monofilament lines in any situation and leaves other superlines in the dust.What is the PowerPro Advantage?
PowerPro's unique composition and EBT give you a line that is:
Rounder and more compact
- Won't bury in the spool
- Spools and packs better on any reel
- Picks up less water
- Has unbelievable strength-to-size ratio
- Reduces wind knots, backlashes, guide and rod tip wraps
- Ties more easily and holds knots better
- Near zero stretch
- No reel memory
Smoother and Slicker
- Sails effortlessly through guides
- For longer casts
- Won't cut guides
- Resists abrasion by equipment or
- Natural hazards
- Maintains performance over time
10X STRONGER THAN STEEL
I have selected these items for surf fishing gifts as they represent items with universal appeal.
Korkers K5000 Wading Sandals Save Lives and Prevent Injury
Fluorocarbon leader offers abrasion resistance and low visibilty that improves the presentation of lures and live baits. It is important to select a leader size that is appropriate to the fish targeted. Here in New England states there is some variation. When fishing the rocky surf of Newport RI 30 lb test Seaguar fluorocarbon is fine. When fishing the sandy beaches of Cape Cod 20 or 25 lb fluorocarbon leader is sufficient. The amount of structure one is fishing around inreases the need for stronger leader to handle the abrasion from rocks, ledges and pilings.
Braided lines regardless of manufacturer offer the surf fisherman longer casts and more responsiveness and feel. It cost more initially but does not suffer the degrading that monofilament lines do. Braided lines smaller diameter allows for smaller reels and shorter lighter poles. Braided lines allow the use of physically lighter gear for less fatigue from hours of casting plugs or eels.