Best Light Tackle Surf Fishing Rods
Beautifully designed for specific inshore techniques, the Impulse Salt Series puts exceptional performance rods in your hands at an affordable price. Assembled in the USA, The Salt Series™ light tackle surf rods are technique specific to fishing from the Texas coast to the Florida coast, light tackle surf fishing anglers are geared up with their favorite Impulse Salt Series rods for redfish, speckled trout, and similar game fish using our Impulse Salt Series Fishing Rods.
Light tackle surf fishing is one of the simplest, most accessible, least expensive forms of saltwater fishing available – bar none.
Some people think that in order to go surf fishing you needed a 14 foot rod strong enough to cast four ounces of weight and your bait as far as you could beyond the breakers, because it seems that is how everyone is fishing the surf.
That method still works and is still productive, but light tackle surf fishing is entirely different. All that is required is the same rod and reel combo used to catch trout and reds in other environments.
Featured Surf Fishing Rod: 7’6″ Medium Spinning Rod
Beautifully designed for specific inshore techniques, the Impulse Salt Series puts exceptional performance rods in your hands at an affordable price. The 7’6″ Medium Spinning Rod from our Salt Series is perfect for inshore anglers looking to throw popping corks or live bait rig. The 7’6″ length paired with the advanced “IF” tangle-free guides will allow you to maximize your casts while not worrying about wind knots.
Tips for wade fishing the surf. . .
- Make sure to bring polarized sunglasses and a hat are a must, and a wading box with a shoulder strap works very well.
- A medium spinning rod with a spinning reel and 12 to 15-pound test monofilament line is a good choice for the novice or less-experienced angler. It’s easy to cast and will work in windy conditions.
- Look for areas with a deep swash channel running along the shoreline, as this creates a feeding lane for snook, reds and trout.
- You don’t need to go any further than knee to waist deep.
- Some of the biggest fish will be in just inches of water and within a couple of feet of the shoreline, especially if there is structure or a swash channel.