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Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 38- making Bucktails with Lou Caruso- Full video

I have to thank an alert reader who contacted me this week to let me know that the making bucktails video we did with Lou Caruso years ago only exists in preview form, meaning there is no full version to be found. I could not figure out why and I know it must be annoying to watch a video and not being able to log into to see a full version. Luckily I found a full version file on my old mac in basement so here it is.

The only problem is Lou lost about 40 pounds i gym recently so he might not be recognizable any more !!!! lol

new issue is up for your reading pleasureissue46

and I know you are all going to get inundated with Black Friday deals , so here is another thing to add to your list

Custom Blue Mackerel Guppy 2 3/8 Flat Pencil just landed in SJ store for holidays

Check in on Black Friday for many more holiday deals from SJ, Super Strike, Guppy Lures, Yo-Zuri, West End Tackle and others

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Montauk Time & Tide Episode # 4 – Favorite plug today

Few weeks ago as I was cleaning out my basement, I came across an old hard drive which contained many of the interviews I have done for the original Montauk Time & Tide series. I thought I lost them all when my Mac crashed few years ago and corrupted all my files. As I was looking through old episodes I realized that we made all of them public , except one, Episode # 4, What’s Your Favorite Lure

So here it is, for most of you , the first time seeing this. I got to say, seeing Jack Yes who has passed away since these interviews took place makes me glad I’ve done this. Not for me but for the future generations who will be able to hear these great surfmen, maybe for the first time. 

 This episode appeared in 2014 issue of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine


Preview of Videos in the issue # 46 of the Surfcaster’s Journal Magazine

Happy Veterans Day to you and your families. Special thanks and salute to of you who have saved in the  Armed Forces. We are forever indebted to you and sacrifices you have made for our country, our freedom and our way of life.veteransday
Tommy is working hard on the magazine and hopefully he will have it wrapped up this weekend. There will be bunch of new videos including new Comanche Surfcasting from Peter Utschig and friends and three new Surf Fishing 101 series videos, #37,38 & 39. This will probably be my last SF 101 video for awhile as we move on to other projects. Covering things in depth can be a little challenging when you are a one man show so i need to pick and choose my spots (and projects) carefully. Of course there are articles from Anderson, Albano, Bill Jakob, Frank Diagnault, Rob Bertolini, John Lee, Frank G, Mr. Skinner, Jeff Lomonaco, Alex Friedman  and the list goes on

This is what’s coming up in this issue of SJ magazine (these are previews, not full length episodes. Full length will be available once you log into your account AFTER we upload new issue next week, this is just a sneak peek)

#37- 8 minutes of us using a night vision camera and casting darters in some very fishy water. Tommy was on camera this night and after we landed so many fish we decided to grab a camera and do some video. Keep in mind that I am in complete darkness. Tommy infrared lenses are showing me lit up but I don’t even know where he is in the dark.

#38- Roy Leyva, one of the best surfcasters of this generation, definitely one of the most humble ones. He like Mr. Skinner who has never seen a roadside puddle he did not like to fisd it. The difference is Roy Leyva actually stops and fishes every single one.

#39- a 10 minute episode on bait fishing to close out the series. Something we do not do enough of in this (or any publication). Lures fishing is consider more sexy and exciting than bait fishing but I have to tell you, if I had a choose a weapon for a big fish between lures and bait…it would not even be a contest. So if you are going to go to the war, might as well have the right tools and be prepared

and last, a test of sorts.
We are trying to put together some holiday gift packages for holidays, so consider this just us, trying to understand what you,  our readers want.
Currently there are limited number of  YoZuri/SJ packages in our online store.


This particular package consists of
SJ Creeping shirt & SJ Coffee Mug
YoZuri 7.5 inch 3 oz Surface Cruiser & YoZuri  Mackerel large 2 oz Mag Darter
Total value of package $90+
Package price including shipping….. $59.99. Very limited quantities, just a test for holiday special gift packs.

Win some awesome 2018 Super Strike Darters

We know you guys are waiting with baited breath for Super Strike to unveil their 2018 color line up. We do not know all the details but we do know that these three colors will be making a return appearance in 2018.
So today, courtesy of Super Strike lures (visit them on FB at ) we will give three of you chance to win some lures. So three lures, three winners. Each winner will receive one lure, choice of great Steve Musso from Super Strike who will personally mail them to the winners after they supply us with shipping address.

But first, you have to ENTER the giveaway bellow to have a CHANGE to win !!!

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Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 35-Tsunami shield sand test

I did not want to get all hysterical  like many others about this reel and its seals and water sealing properties. You know my feelings on waterproof reels. They are awesome but 99% of surfcasters will never reel  under water. I do know good value when i see it. and there is a lot more to reel than its water sealing properties. Line lay, drag, sand flush, smoothness etc….

Surf Fishing Tip of the Week # 35-Tsunami shield sand test


check out the online store..many surprises and so many MORE coming up

stay tuned

SJ “The List” shirt and Night Shift Crew coffee cup giveaway

Lets do a different giveaway this week

We’ll give you a chance to win some stuff that will only be available via preorder for holidays. So if you are a winner of this giveaway, please allow us some time to deliver this to you. The winner will be notified via email and requested shipping address and shirt size.

Today’s giveaway is for limited edition SJ “The List” (preorder only) shirt and Night Shift Crew 11oz Giveaway ends on Thursday November 2nd at 5 PM 


 (and we have a “wow” kind of giveaway coming up next week from Super strike, here is a sneak peak )IMG_7360

To enter giveaway just enter your email address to Rafflecopter Giveaway App here

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