So last summer I was playing around with my surfcast set ups and was using the sinker slides like these.
I had the issue of the plastic part breaking off a couple of times during casts and I lost a couple of Frog Tongue sinkers as a result.
So this year I am trying these nickle plated metal sinker slides. I bought a bunch of them at a reasonable price and added the connector link so I can attach my weights. The swivel rotates around the metal slide as well as its normal function in swiveling.
I like the fact that with the sinker slides I can give the fish some line if thats what they are wanting that day.
I also like to keep my rod in a rod holder in the sand and the slide allows me to let the weight drop to the beach while I sharpen or attach hooks or bait etc. Without a weight swinging near my body.
I am just curious how other surfcasters connect their sinkers to their mainline.
Sinker slides? 3-Way swivels? or ???
Also what sinkers are you using?
I have found two types I like. The storm sinker and my all time favorite the Frog Tongue sinker.
This is for times when I want my bait to stay stationary.
The Frog Tongue is very aerodynamic for casting and yet digs into our sandy Beaches really really well.
The storm sinker is like a pyramid only better and I think it would do better in the rocks. Since I primarily fish sandy beaches I prefer the Frog Tongues more often.
I may make up some Bank sinkers for this summer and give them a try for the moving bait technique.
So how do you rig your surfcast weights?