Whats up Fellas. I have been using a penn slammer 560 that I got in '04 when I got back into fishing. I love it. When I fish Long Beach, NY, the rockaways etc. its fine. I brought it up to the vineyard last summer and got sand all in it wading in to rough water. I cant spend the money for a VS so if any one has any suggestions for a good replacement or things I could do to make the penn sand proof I would appreciate it.