Depends on the rod of course. For single hand rods, two of my favorite combos are a 300 grain on an eight weight, and a 400 on a ten. The ten sounds light, but you really arent' booming casts straight out! Classic west coast surf fishing, looking for trenches and structure, you know? Check out the net. Places like Sierra Trading post often have Orvis Depth charges for around $35 Great lines. Heck try orvis' web site while your at it. You can of course use shooting heads, I just cast better with full lines, and since distance isn't usually a factor, I might as well be comfortable and have less tangles... I can probably help you out on lines too. Have a decent selection from 300 to 500... They are tough. Don't tend to wear out.
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