How to do an Overhead Cast with a Multiplier & Common Surffishing Rigs

Learn step by step on how to do a overhead cast with a multiplyer.

Tackles needed for a beginner.

1) A 10-12ft multiplyer surf rod that is not so floppy(soft)

2) A small to medium size multiplyer reel with a CT cage (without level wind)

3) Load the reel with 20-30lbs mono line for easy untanglement if there is a spool over run.

4) Size 4 or 5 casting sinker.

5)Check your multiplyer spool by holding it with your two finger n try to move it left n right. If it has sound, you need to tighten the knob on the left side.(some reel only has a knob on the right) Just tighten abit will do n check the spool again. If it has no more sound mean it ok. Do not over tighten it as it will affect your spool rotation during casting. Check this by try spinning the spool n if it rotate smoothly n flow mean ok.

6) After setting up the tackle, place your sinker at the 12 o’clock position and you should be standing at the 6 o’clock. Your rod guide should be facing downward.

7) Make sure your line is not coil around the rod tip.

8) Point your rod tip downward. The line between the tip n the sinker must be straighten before you cast. This will avoid a jerk during a cast.

9) Press your thumb on the spool n open the free spool lever.

10) Begin with a general overhead cast with smooth motion without jerking the rod.

11) Once the rod is at high forward position, release your thumb from the spool n let the sinker carry your line out.

12) Keep your eye on the sinker and when it hit the surface of the water, thumb down on the spool to slow it down and let the sinker sink down to the seabed.

13) Untangle out the line if there is any loose line on the spool before you started to wind back.

Note: Never use bull strength  to cast if you are a beginner. Use thicker line for easy untanglement. (nevermind the distance first). Always watch where the sinker fly n thumb down on the spool when it hit the water surface. Do all the casting practice on day time first so that you can see the sinker clearly. Try to practice your casting on a deserted beach to avoid danger to other. Remember, lots of practice make perfect.


Below are two common surffishing rigs which I use for shorefishing

Rig on the left is a single hook long snood bottom feeder: I use this rig for targeting big fish and also on strong current flow days.

Rig on the right is a two hook paternoster one up one down. This rig is good for general fishing and on slow current flow days.

Both rigs are simple, easy to tie, effective and tangle free. It also can be use for boat fishing in our local water.