I'm casting at about 50 yards right now and need to get it to 150 yards. The local surf shop recommended I get a better 9 footer and switch to a 4000 sized shimano reel with a braided line. After he recommended that set up, he offered to sell me a Lamiglas (sp?) 11' surf king for $90.
Thank you so much for your educated responses. Reading these forums is a great way to intellectualy approach a cat and mouse game. This local shop seems to have the best info on my area and I will take him up on his offer for the Lamiglas.
The deal is more than fair and it crosses what the locals are running and what I had in mind.