Gary R. Soldati,
...for the serious fisherman
Most tackle shops carry this tackle. First, shop local! Then go to
Century NG SPOD Rod, 12’ rated 2 to 6 oz. This rod is very
versatile, powerful with a softer tip to throw the lesser weights. This
is the rod I caught my 51 on! Contact Mike Kulick at
www.KMCustomrods.com for more info.
CTS PJ series Model #PJ 1009-2 rod, 10’ rated 4 to 8 oz. This is the rod for throwing BWL
Trollers and SLIM Trollers. I still can’t believe that a rod this light
can throw a plug that heavy! Contact Rich Hedenberg at
www.RHCustomRods.com for more information!
Zee Baas – ZX 25. Contact Ron DiCostanzo at Rond@zeebaas.com -- he
is a great source of info! I love the smooth action of this reel.
Van Staal 250.
Contact River’s End Tackle at (860)-388-2283 or
www.riversendtackle.com Very quick turn around on service!
Fireline Original fused 30 lb. test (not a braid). This line tests
stronger than it is rated. It is made for a spinning rod and holds up
very well in the rocks!
Seaguar Fluorocarbon 50 lb. test. This leader material has held up very
well in the rocks for me.
UK Vizion 3AAA eLed HeadLamp. It is submersible and waterproof. For
more info and where to purchase
www.underwaterkinetics.com The batteries last so long I end up
changing them before it is needed!
Mini Maglite with sheath, somewhat waterproof.
60 Pound BogaGrip
If you are using plugs with multiple treble hooks this is a must!
Forget the 30 lb. boga I have had too many friends say, “I knew it
was at least 30 lbs.”!
DonnMar CP950 TI Titanium Pliers with lanyard and sheath. For more
www.alltackle.com/Donmar.pliers.htm These pliers are so good I
stopped washing them after a night of fishing! Pricey but
Explorer 11-158. I've had this knife too long to remember where I
“Buck” 0220BLS-B. This does not come with a sheath.
I wear the “torrent” wading shoe from Korkers and when it gets
colder I wear a wetsuit bootie with a korker studded sandal over it.
Both are pretty good to swim in.
I recommend Mike’s Lunker Lotion in “Bunker/Menhaden" available at
www.AtlasMikes.com It is a gel so it lasts longer, it turns bumps
into solid strikes, it will catch you fish when nobody is catching, plus
it will keep your hooks from rusting. Just put some in the hook holes of
the plug and on the tied tail. I never fish without it.
All my surf bags are made by Tom White of “Commando Surfcasting”. He
really knows his stuff and nobody makes a finer bag than Tom. He makes
the only bag that will hold my Trollers, SLIM Troller and Sand Pike XL,
all ten inch plugs. He has sure made my life easier, now I have no
problem carrying my bigger plugs and you cannot stick a hook in the
material he makes his bags out of. Contact Tom at