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Old 06-16-2005, 01:13 PM
BigDave BigDave is offline
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You might want to call Bean. I'd be concerned about a "kit" reel being able to handle dunks in the SW, drops in the sand, etc.

9ft 9wt is a good choice. If you'll be primarly in the surf, an 8 is going to be too light. A 10 would be better.

One thing that can make a world of difference is a quality fly line. You could fish a lot of conditions with a 9wt clear intermediate.
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