Originally Posted by mkiikme
Any recommendations on some good 12' rods that can handle i guess at least 8 oz of lure?
Sorry, can't really help you there. I neither use 12' rods nor cast that kind of weight, so anything I might tell you would just be a guess and not based on personal experience.
One thing that I have found the hard way is that there aren't many surfcasting rods out there worth owning that cost less than $100, and most quality rods with quality hardware will cost you close to triple that.