How to Surf Cast
The casting is done from the reel, as in bait-casting, but the rod is handled with two hands and instead of making a direct overhead cast, the rod is swung at an angle of forty-five degrees, or thereabouts, from the vertical line. The weight of the sinker draws out the line in the same way that the bait draws the line out in bait-casting. The angler must be able to cast 100 feet or more for this kind of fishing.
The bait is cast out to the proper place where the heavy pyramid sinker anchors itself in the sand, and the angler reels in the slack line, stands the butt of his rod in the rod cup on his belt, and patiently waits for a bite. After waiting a few minutes, if he fails to get a strike, he reels the bait in a couple of yards closer and waits again. Occasionally he reels the entire line in to see that the bait is all right and not entangled in sea-weed, and makes another cast.
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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