You nervous about taking the truck, Dad? On the sand? [Dad:] Huh, what? [Brendon laughing] Excuse me! [Dad:] Ha, what? [Dad:] Dust.
[B:] Are you worried about the truck in the sand? Uncle Bill is filling up the gas. [Erin:]–Taking out the air, not filling up the gas. [B:] Oh, that’s what I meant. Uncle Bill is taking out air. [Dad:] Say we won’t get stuck. [B:] We wont get stuck if we– if we do it correctly! There’s a chance, but I don’t think we will. … well if you don’t like it, we don’t have to do it again tomorrow. [Dad:] Tomorrow will be longer? Driving? [B:] Um, I think shorter. This is pretty soft. Your–your truck is definitely truckin’ through. [Erin:] Just truckin’. [B:] Woah–woah! What’s going on, guys? We’re here in North Carolina, fishing the surf for some big red drum, big gator blues, um, and I’ve got a special rig to show you. Check that out. That’s it. It’s a really simple rig, and basically, it’s a fish finder rig, except it gets stopped off right here, so it doesn’t keep going up, and it’s got a really short leader line. This is really great because you are able to cast out really far. Usually, when I use fish finder rigs, 1) I don’t have this on here, and 2) this line is usually this long. Right? and when it’s this long, it’s hard to cast it out because it starts to helicopter, I’m sure some of you have experienced that, Today, I’m here–today I spent the, basically entire day just watching the locals here, learning about the rigs, learning about the different baits they like to use, and uh, everyone is using a very similar rig to this. Actually, my friend–someone I met on the beach here, Santosh, he showed me how to tie this, and if you’re watching this, Santosh, thank you, I really appreciate it. It starts with a shock line, it goes to a barrel swivel, to two–to a bead right here, fish finder with an eight-ounce sinker, and another bead, and this bead is there so that it will not get damaged the knots right here will not get damaged from the sinker weight. I’ve got a 6/o hook on here, which is small, compared to the ones the guys here are using, um, we’ve seen some pretty big fish pulled out of here, um… I’m not sure if I’ll be able to land a fish today. I’m just going to let you guys know that right now. It-it’s not… It’s not like I can go here, cast my line out, land a big fish, it’s a learning process, you know? Everybody is – we’re here on this Earth to learn, we’re here, fishing, to learn and experience the wonders of nature, um, if anything, we’re going to show you a spectacular– there’s going to be a bunch of people catching some really big fish. For-for rods and reels, and line, um, I was a little confused at first, I came here and everyone’s using these really, really long rods, they call ’em– what do they call them? They call’em heavers. Heavers are around 12′- 13′ feet and they’re able to cast eight-ounce weights, which is what you need to be able to cast over here. So my rod of choice today–I did not have, um, I don’t have a heaver. I plan on getting one because they look so cool, um, but I’m using my Dad’s cool rod, he’s got a G Loomis, this is one of the old ones, Surf Series, it’s a 10’6″ heavy rod, doesn’t really feel to heavy, I like the action on this. Um, and I’ve got that paired with my hand-me-down, um, daddy gave me a Shimano Stradic and I’ve been using this for years now, it’s been great, it’s been working really well, I’ve got 30 lb. braid on here and 40 lb. shock leader. Now, if you guys don’t know what shock leader is, we just made an episode about what a shock leader is, we went to a bait shop called On 12, right next to this spot, and he showed us how to tie a shock leader, taught us why it’s important to throw a shock leader, um, a basic summary is you want a shock leader because if you’re throwing over and over and over again, heavy weights, it’s gonna wear down your line. A shock leader is there so that it can absorb some of that pressure off of your line. Um–
[Erin:] We’ll link that right up here, bloop, there it is. How do you feel, are you nervous? [Brendon:] I am not feeling nervous, I’m feeling calm and ready. [Erin:] Good. [Brendon:] But– There’s vomit on my sweater already. [Erin:] Stop it.
[Brendon:] It’s probably Mom’s spaghetti. So, the bait of choice around here is either mullet, or tuna belly, and this chunk of meat cost me ten bucks… uh, this is a very fresh cut, it was not frozen, and what he said is you don’t need a big old chunk, Oh. This should be more than enough for those big– which is surprising, you’d think they’d want to eat a big thing, but around here, this size works just fine. [He’s going the wrong way!] Little bluefish. It went tap, tap, tap, tap, tap! [Erin:] Tap, tap, tap? This is why I tie with 100 lb mono, ’cause I’m going for red drum, you don’t necessarily need 100 lb, but there’s a lot of bluefish out there too, mono is good for abrasion. [Erin:] Right. Whereas braid will just snap right off. It’s like, the same four guys who just keep landing these, trophy after trophy after big fish after big fish after big fish, and it makes it seem like it’s easy, but they know something that we don’t know. They know where the hole is, and I seem them, they’re casting it way out there, they’ve got these huge, fifteen-feet heavers, these really long rods that are able to cast it so far, and you don’t see many people using spinning reels, mostly, everyone here is using uh, conventional reels, um, my buddy told me that that’s because that’s how it allows them to cast so far. [Erin:] So you can’t get your bait out far enough? [Brendon:] I can’t get it out far enough. There’s a shoal out there. If you can cast past that shoal, that’s the jackpot. If anybody needs help with surf fishing or salt water fishing, pier fishing, um, we have a store, specializing in helping beginners learn to catch fish, it’s in the link in the description below. That was a blast, it was a– it was definitely something awesome to witness [Erin:] Yeah. Um, but let me say this, I was not prepared with my gear, I had my gear for Virginia Beach, nothing hea–no–I didn’t have my big, long rod to sling it out there far, um, but like I said, even if I had that, I don’t know if I’ll be one of these guys catching all the fish, it’s the same 4, 5 guys one after another after another, and they’re doing something different. Um, this is because they’ve been fishing here for a long time, they know they holes, they know how to work– they know how to work their rod, they know how to catch the fish. So I was not able to hook up to a fish, but that’s okay, you know why? Because I learned exactly how to do it, I came out here, I saw all the locals doing it, I learned their rigs, I saw what kind of rods and reels they’re using, so next year I’m coming back, I’m smarter, I’ll be wiser, and I’ll be ready for them! Thank you guys for watching, I hope you enjoyed watching all the other huge fish come out of the water, ’cause I know I did, I spent a lot of time just talking to them, didn’t spend too much time fishing, um, and I think that’s important, if you’re getting to a new spot, you don’t wanna just– you don’t– diving right in is one thing, but you should observe, watch, listen, learn. If you like out show, uh, think about subscribing, if you subscribe, push that little notification bell and if you’re already subscribed, thank you guys! We’re going to keep putting out awesome stuff for you guys, um, let us know in the comments below what you want to see next. See ya!