How to Take Your Surf Fishing Experience to the Next Level

Standing on the shoreline, surrounded by an expansive blend of fishing opportunities, the inquisitive angler in you ponders – should you steer your boat to the left or to right?

How about you park it on the bayside, and head straight for the drylands?

Yes, the beach.

And don’t undermine the offerings of the shallow saltwater; there, awaits a contrasting catch in the brine, ready to reward every surf-caster for their share of efforts.

Ah, so the previous ‘disappointing’ surf fishing experiencing is still fresh in your memory?

Give it another shot and this time, based on our recommendations; make your next surf fishing adventure a worthwhile addition to your already rich fishing Rolodex.

Tip #1: Know the territory

Surf fishing conditions vary from one shore to another. Before you set foot in the reduced waves, it’s vital you know in advance what you can expect from the tossed cast. A brief survey of the site should serve you well, and if you can get some insight from the locals, that would great.

Tip #2: Keep a keen eye on the surf

Read the tide and current pattern. It will provide you with a wealth of information about which spots to target when placing your bait. Look in particular for areas where smoother, flatter seas dominate.

Tip #3: While you are at it, don’t ignore the weather

Wind speed and atmospheric pressure dictate where fish are likelier to venture and at what times. A calm sea implies that you are more likely to find them in deep waters during daylight and can expect their return to the shore once the sun starts setting into the dusk. On the other hand, strong winds at the shore is most likely a good sign.

Tip #4: Use real bait

Artificial lures are best if you are surf-casting for the first time, but since you are not — you are here to improve on your previous experiences and target a valuable catch — we would suggest using real baits. Fresh shrimp, as such, would be an ideal choice.

Tip #5: Go for the accuracy rather than the distance

Look, I can break all national records of casting – I can cast at great distances…

All too often, surf casters adopt this attitude, looking to prove a point to their accompanying buds. Yes, casting long has its benefits but for that:

  • You need to have a super technique
  • You need to be physically strong
  • You need to be using a high-quality casting gear

Since not everyone is resourced or capable enough in all these three departments, it’s better to go for accuracy. How can you achieve accuracy? By following surf fishing tips 1, 2 and 3.

And well, that’s pretty much it. Next time you go surf fishing, follow these tips and we assure you that by the end of the day, you will have plenty of fresh seafood to grill.

Good luck!

The author is an active member of blogging community at Tag Cabo Sportfishing and loves to talk about and share his expertise on everything related to deep sea fishing and surf fishing. His company, Tag Cabo Sportfishing, provides fishing fleet rental solutions and yacht charter services in Cabo, San Lucas Mexico. Visit the company’s website for more information.

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If you are new to hiking, it won’t be long before you discover why people love hiking so much.

Hiking trails cover nature’s most beautiful and captivating spots.

However, hiking demands considerable physical stamina and strength. You will be carrying your supply-laden backpack for several hours on tough and steep terrains. This is why it is important to plan appropriately and be prepared for anything that you might face during your trip.

Safety gear

There are a few items that all hikers should have in order to deal with emergencies. They include a first-aid kit, pocket knife, compass, headlamp and a multi-tool. Keep a trail map even if you are using a GPS, as you may never know when your phone’s battery may die.

If the safety items are too heavy, it will be wiser to divide all the things among the whole group.

If the trail is too tough, or the weather is known to be quite unpredictable, be prepared to spend the night even if you’re planning a day hike.

Weather Forecast

Always be updated with the weather forecasts in the area. It doesn’t take long for the weather to change. It may be very sunny when you are at the bottom, but stormy when you get to the top.

If you’ve come to a different city or country for hiking, spend a couple of days getting used to the weather conditions before heading out for your excursion.

Talk to locals and experienced hikers

Joining a local guide can turn a good experience into a great experience. You will not have to worry about your safety. However, if you like being a lone ranger, always try to learn as much as possible about the mountains you are looking to climb.

Talk to the locals and hikers who have done hiking on those mountains before. Learn about the weather, water sources, wildlife and rough paths.

Invest in hiking gear

Invest in proper hiking gear, as it will play a crucial in your overall experience. In emergencies, your hiking gear can also prove to be life-saving.

No two hiking gears are the same; much of it depends on the area and type of hiking you are looking to do. However, a lightweight backpack is something you’ll always need, regardless of the weather or the area.

It is important not to cut corners and spend money on low-end and sub-par gear. If you really want a fun and safe trip, hiking gear is well-worth investing in.

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Logo Ribbons: Your Understated Brand Identity

logo ribbons

If you’re asked to name 4 brands off the top of your head, which ones instantly come to mind?

Are they makers of products that you routinely buy for personal needs?

Or are they multinational names that are highly distinguishable by their logo, color scheme, commercials and catchy slogans?

In all likelihood, your mind generated the names of popular brands that you perhaps don’t even buy from.

And that’s the power of a strong brand identity.

Big Things Come in Small Packages (And Fancy Ribbons)

As an emerging start-up, one of your biggest challenges is to discover an authentic voice that’s strong enough to compete with corporate giants.

Impossible as it sounds, we’ve seen it happen. And contrary to popular opinion, it doesn’t demand a criminally expensive budget.

Authenticity thrives on the currency of talent. So, if you’ve got some creative ideas to communicate with your consumers and clients, don’t be scared to try them!

Custom logo ribbons may seem like a small addition to your product. But much like pizza topping, they can add that somethin’-somethin’ you need to paint the canvas of your creation with a potpourri of colors.

Custom  color logo ribbons

We already know that colors play a crucial role in brand marketing. In fact, research published in the Journal of Management History proves that 90% of snap decisions are based on color alone!

So, when brands wrap their products in luxury satin multi-color ribbons, they’re not just making it aesthetically pleasing. They’re applying some super smart marketing strategies!

Power of Personalization 

Do you get upset when the Starbucks barista gets your name wrong?

Does it even matter if they’re only there to serve coffee?

Well, matters it does—as brand-conscious Yoda would say.

Personalization isn’t simply about communicating with customers. It’s about defining your brand identity by leaving a unique and profound impact on consumer behavior.

And what’s better than having a great cup’pa Joe?

A cup’pa Joe with your name on it.

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If you’re a budding entrepreneur, you probably worked really hard to design your brand logo—and for good reason!

Logos are an excellent way to differentiate yourself from the competition and give your brand a unique face and personality.

Custom logo ribbons give you a platform to get even more creative, as you leave your signature on every fantastic creation!

Whether your budget is big or small, personalized ribbons cater to all!

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No matter your hair type or texture, a good quality oil can do wonders to your hair. Flaxseed oil is one such product that can help you maintain thick, healthy hair.

Flaxseed oil 101

Flaxseed oil is made from flaxseeds. It’s also known as linseed oil or flax oil. The oil is used for a variety of purposes, such as cooking. But, it’s also beneficial to your skin and hair.

Here is why you should add flaxseed oil to your hair care routine:

Rich in Omega 3

Luscious, thick hair starts with good nutrition. Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, are extremely important for our hair. Flaxseed oil is loaded with Omega 3 acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid. Lack of Omega-3 fatty acids will make your hair weaker, dry, rough and brittle.

In order to prevent breakage and strengthen your hair, apply flaxseed oil to your hair regularly. As the oil contains a large amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, it will help boost the elasticity of your hair.

Lighter than other hair oils

Let’s admit it; most of us skip oiling our hair because it takes ages to remove it. The good thing about flaxseed oil is that it’s not as thick as other hair oils. This makes it easier to get it off hair.

Flaxseed oil doesn’t leave a thick, greasy residue. For people with acne, this oil can prevent breakouts.

Controls dandruff

Flaxseed oil is a good source of vitamins E, B, C and Omega-3 fatty acids. If you’re dealing with flaky dandruff, massaging flaxseed oil on your scalp can help get rid of it. This is because of the anti-inflammatory benefits properties of the oil.

Fights hair loss and baldness:

Regular use of flaxseed oil can prevent hair thinning and baldness. As flaxseeds contain oleic acid and linolenic acid, it’s known to treat permanent hair loss.

Fights hair loss and baldness:

Available in a variety of forms

You can get flaxseed oil in liquid or capsule form. At the same time, you can add it to your salads or directly apply to your hair. The choice is yours.

If you are not used to oiling your hair, you can use Allurials Fragrance Free Conditioner that is made from flaxseed oil and several other natural ingredients.

Whether you have dry, frizzy, curly or wavy hair, Allurials conditioner will keep your hair happy and healthy.It’s designed to hydrate your hair strands with all the necessary nutrients, including flaxseed oil, coconut oil, argan oil and more.

Browse through its ingredients online.

The author frequently contributes to Allurials and in her free time, can be found spending time with her cat or reading about different hair care routines.

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