beginner surf questions
Hi -- I'm considering trying my 8 weight in the surf (Maryland - Virginia shores) and had a few questions --
1. When using the integrated shooting head with the intermediate running line, do you guys tend to use small 3-4' leaders?
2. Is casting at an angle, such that your body is facing slightly toward the beach a decent approach for keeping the line tight? I understand that reading the waves is probably more important, but I haven't learned that yet.
3. tippet size? I have spools of 8-20 pound mono and also fluoro in 8 and 12 pound.
4. How do I avoid shark attacks?
I don't expect to catch anything, but I'm betting it's fun to be out there.