for those who needs to know to do squid fishing aka Eging... Here is some tips...
I will share some experience what to use and bring during Eging Trip, like what rod,reel & line etc... For Rod
~ Minimum is 7Ft6 Max 8Ft3 for local jetty, breakers or any shore line. the longer the better to give a good further cast. my experience, 8ft6 gave me a good cast and i could cover more terrain.. For offshore eging boat rod, u only need 7ft or lesser. as i have a encounter using longer rod and broke the tip as i hit the boat roof top. For Reel
~ Daiwa 2506 Max! Shimano C3000S Max! why? too heavy reel will injured your wrist in the future.. u know know how long u will need to cast that night..
Get a lighter reel with shallow spool or smaller reel with lesser line capacity.. Please don't use too small reel.. it will unbalance the rod and really make u uncomfortable. For Lines
~ The thinner the better and for more sensitivity feeling.. PE 1, 0.8 or 0.6..
______________________________________________________________________________________What u need during the trip
gaff. there are a few models at most tackle shops. U never know when the big one will come. As i know, u wont want to injured Eging rod by lifting it up without a gaff.
(night time use only)
~ Ziplock bag
(If planning to eat it)
~ Squid Pick
(the reason to use this, is to keep the squid in a good quality and u wont get the zip lock bag full of squid ink.)How to use the squid pick.???????how to kill a squid to keep it in a good quality -??????- - YouTube
_______________________________________________________________________________________Why we need a proper Eging rod?
~ to have the fullest satisfaction feeling...Why we need proper Eging reel? why it must be light? why shallow spool?
~ We do not want to injured our wrist. we are getting old not young.We only need a shallow spool to keep in our thin line, if deep spool, when casting, the line will hit the spool and give u a minimum distance.. What jigs to use?
~ Doesn't matter what size, brands or color.. it's how u control the jigs in the water and how u make it swim.. there are too many brands.. Evergreen, Breaden 13, Yamashita, Fish league,
sumi zoku, Shimano, yozuri Etc. Different people different taste. Where to find Eging rod?
~ i always visit lure haven, fishing buddy, Le angler, changi pro tackle Angler outfitter and many more! from east to west! they got low to high end!
A few links u can learn from YouTube.Inside Fishing: How to catch Squid - YouTubeNAORY Special Movie3 - YouTube
hope here is some tips i could share and can help u guys get squids.
I'm not a pro eginger. still learning and keep learning.