Holliday Gift Ideas from the Surfcaster’s Journal


Yes, we know you want to be the last one standing. But its ok, we wont tell anyone. You can try another clip other than doulock or cross lock or tying direct. And if you do, we suggest Tactical Angler clips. They came in range of sizes to fit your fishing style and they are so easy to use “ A Caveman can do it” without a light. Our apologies to the Caveman.



We have been wearing a StormR fusion jacket all fall and love it. It’s not for you Navy Seal types that swim to every rock possible for no other reason but to have others watching you. The neoprene cuffs on the jacket are best suited for a  beach fisherman to use as a rain top. Ample pockets inside and out including a phone pocket so you can beam the pictures of your 24 incher to Instagram and FB in real time. The best thing about the jacket are neoprene panels on elbows that allow greater range of motion when casting and water shedding properties. Adjustable hood is pretty neat too.



To say that Super Strike lures should be in your rotation is like saying Kim Kardashian got a big booty. You seriously need us to tell you this? It does not matter if the fish are on skinny bait (think sand eels and needlefish lure), big bait (think bunker and darter), fast bait (think poppers and rooster fish) or slow bait (think new Super Strike Chunk lure) they got you covered. Ok, so we are kidding about the Chunk lure but if they came out with it ,we’d buy it, because they make good stuff.



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You want to look good, protect your eyes with great Zeiss lenses and have a polarization that wont distort what you see? We like Salt Life shades a lot. There are a lot of great sunglasses companies out there these days and you really cant go wrong with most of well known brands but the combination of cost and performance of Zeiss lens, Salt Life Optics are hard to beat.



So you heard JJ Abrams is debuting a TRAILER to new Star Wars movie this weekend. Its still a year away from theatrical release but don’t let that stop you from looking like the Darth Vader of Surf with this stylish ColdAvenger performance mark.It supposedly bumps up your sperm count and makes the hair grow on your back. If you like that kind of thing, its a must have item. For the sissy in you that is afraid of the damp breath.

Coldavenger 2


Who doesn’t own a Daiwa SP Minnow? Is there really a point of gifting it to someone? Not really. We suggest you keep this for yourself after you change the hooks of course. Daiwa hit the home run with this plug that does not have much action, has lousy hooks but catches the fish like mofo. Now they going to do what every giant corporation does, slightly change the product and try to catch lighting in the bottle twice with similar lure. We hope they at least change hooks.



Hmm, you  say you want something BIG ? This puppy will make your dreams come trough for a base price of  $280 000. Read about it here http://earthroamer.com , we are getting dizzy just reading about it features






Is that a little rich for your blood? How about a kick ass rod for a holiday? St.Croix Legend Series, Century Sling Shot , Tsunami Airwave Elite and CTS Vapor Trail are some of our favorites. You really cant go wrong with any of them.


Do you need someone to wrap that fancy rod of yours to your specifications and wishes? We cant think of anyone we trust with out rods more than our own Rod Guru Lou Caruso



Have you been lurching on that site where they would Hate on Mother Teresa if she ever comes back to this world looking to save mucho dinero on that Van Staal reel? This might be your lucky Christmas. Van Staal dealers are making room for new VSX models are deeeeeeply discounting current models. Might be the best bargain of this holiday season



Did you get the new book by our columnist John I-can-catch-fish-in-roadside-puddle Skinner? Not yet? Well then put it on your gift/wish list. The best and most complete how-to book we’ve read in years. The only thing that came close was when we read the Fifty Shades of Bunker. Get it, you will love it. 



You trying to reach those crazy fast giant needlefish , roosters and jacks in tropical waters? Think AOK tackle. Trying to imitate sand eels on your local beach? Think AOK Tackle. Trying to reach the other bar with your fancy $785 six piece custom pink rod? Again, think AOK Tackle. Tin lures have been indispensable part of surfcasters arsenal since…we’ll, from what we know, they were the FIRST lures anglers used in the surf. And they still produce today and not only when fish are on the sand eels.



Tired of gnashing your teeth trying to turn on your flashlight? Check out the new Pelican light from Hansom Tackle. Its waterproof, it comes with adjustable lanyard and its approved by your dentist.



Were you frustrated last year with your surf belt? Were you at any point wishing you had more carabiners on your belt to you can either clip your surf bag or ad pork rind bottle or attach a  Boga Grip. Check our RockHopper Fishing. Barry Kronberg has been fishing Montauk beaches since 1960’s , he knows the punishment your gear can take and he designs his RockHopper gear to last a long, long time.




Looking for a quality pencil popper to replace your beloved Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser no longer in production ? We have suggestions, one old and one new. Both Gibbs Lures and Guppy lures make great pencil poppers that are proven fish catchers.

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Are you looking for a reel for light tackle angling that wont break the bank? Look no further then PENN Battle II,  2014 ICAST Best Saltwater Reel award winner. Priced from $99 to $129 this reel will be a big winner for PENN for years to come. For those you nonbelievers , we have to mention this. We recently interviewed John Skinner (interview coming in January issue) and dude had PENN reels up to wazoo  from 706z to spinfishers to torque. And yes, only based on his videos alone dude catches more fish than most of us.

2015 PENN Battle II Spinning


What more can we say other than this lures is listed for $435.99



Last Word

Kanye West wanted all of you to know that his ass is better than Kim’s. He is just being modest.

Hope you recovered from Food Coma. Go catch last few fish. Its a looooong winter

3 comments on “Holliday Gift Ideas from the Surfcaster’s Journal

  1. Gerard D

    Zeno, I’m in the market for a gopro. Any suggestions on that. Looking at the 4 black but not sure if I need that one. I’d rather bite the bullet and spend right the first time.

  2. Csr

    3+ was the model before the 4. I have the silver edition. Love it. Get the black edition if you want the wireless remote and all the bells and whistles.


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