A successful shark fishing trip starts with the essentials. A quality rod and reel set up spooled with good line linked to a long leader with a super strong and sharp hook. Necessities such as a chum bag, fish oil, balloons, weights, rubber bands, rigging floss, bait rigging needle should not be over looked. The end game is the most common sight of failure. It's very important to have the correct equipment ready to go. Gear such as a flying gaff, straight gaff, harpoon, tail rope and bang stick are very popular.