Getting into sea fishing can be a little daunting. Unfortunately many tackle shops in the US appear to be reluctant to share knowledge and walking into a tackle shop knowing nothing about sea fishing can be intimidating for the beginner.
What rod and reel should I buy, what do I use for bait, where does my weight go and how do I cast out? Fundamental questions that all sea fishermen know the answers to but many beginners are afraid to ask. If this sounds familiar, read on!
What to Buy
The simplest way to catch fish from the beach is to cast a baited rig into the sea and wait for a fish to bite. For this you will need the following basic equipment as a minimum:
Beach Caster RodFixed Spool ReelMain lineShock Leader lineReady Made RigLead WeightBaitRod RestKayak Fishing
1. Beach Caster Rods
Beach caster rods (sometimes called surf or surf-casting rods) are usually 12 or 13 feet long and start at around £25 for a reasonable quality budget rod.
Are you still wearing your everyday cotton tube socks for running? I really hope not, your feet definitely deserve better.
But I have to admit that every once in a while I look down to see my running partner (my husband) wearing his cotton tube socks, instead of a proper pair of good running socks. I guess old habits die hard. Don't ask me why, he has a drawer full of the best running socks.
After spending $100+ on your running shoes, doesn't it make total sense to go the extra $10 to keep your feet cool, dry, blister-free and happy? Just like running apparel, the running socks you wear shouldn't be made of 100% cotton and the best running socks have given way to modern day comfort.
How Do I Choose the Best Running Socks?
You wont have a problem finding running socks, as there are so many to choose from that one could become seriously confused. You need them to be the right size, not too big and also feel comfortable.
There are variety of running socks that are manufactu…
Whether you run 5 K’s, 10 K’s or marathons, sports nutrition plays an important part in your running plan. Listed below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about nutrition and running.
Q: In order to stay properly hydrated, how much fluid or water do I need to drink?
A: Dehydration effects your health, your mental capabilities and your running performance so it’s really important to get enough fluids before, during, and after your run. At a minimum, you should be drinking 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water in a day.
But when exercising, especially in the heat, longer runs, or heavier exertion runs, the recommended amount is 16 ounces of fluid 2 hours before running and then more before you start. If you are on a longer run, bring fluid with you (I recommend the Fuel Belt Helium).
After a long run, be sure to replenish body fluid lost by drinking two cups of water for every pound lost through sweat. Thirst is just a sign of dehydration, so don’t wait until you are …