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Old 06-10-2013, 09:20 AM
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Default 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.

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