Since you are talking fishing from the beach in the carribe, I'd have to refer you to the recent adventures of Dennis Worley, pro-staffer at Kaufmann's Streamborn in Bellevue WA (east of Seattle). He recently took the Atlantis 1111 (CND's new 11ft 11/12wt two-handed surf flyrod) for a field test at Christmas Island, fishing the shoreline for trevally and other species.
He commented that for this type of fishing, the rod is "the stuff".
I agree, I've been enjoying field testing prototypes in striper country over the past year. As each revision approached the envisioned ideal, the fish have been willing participants. I feel with complete sincerity that our production model, being built as we speak, has completely arrived.
The Atlantis rods will be ready for general availability within the next 30 days! More information: