SURF AND PIER FISHING IT’S EASY AS 1,2,3...
If you are one of those people who have come to the Outer Banks to relax and lay out in the sun, BUT you couldn’t help notice all those people fishing from the surf and piers, this article is for you.
Perhaps you thought that it would be too complicated or expensive to rig up. Could it be that you were intimidated by learning to cast or tie a fisherman’s knot? Maybe you don’t even own a fishing pole. Maybe you are full of excuses or maybe not. Maybe you are the person that has always wanted to wet a line and now all you need is to know how to begin. It is simpler than you think!
The Outer Banks is probably one of the easiest and cheapest places to learn to fish in the whole world. And right on the beach or on one of the many piers is a great place to start. Here’s how.
First visit any of your local tackle shops or pier houses to purchase a medium weight spinning reel combo. These combos can be bought from $29.00 to $39.00 for a good entry-level rod and reel. Most of these combos come equipped with line already on the reel.
Next, you will need a simple two hooked bottom rig called a 1040 rig. These are available in every tackle shop as they are a mainstay of surf and pier fishing. Your tackle shop pro will recommend the hooks to put on them, depending on the time of year and conditions.