I have heard of people using the calcutta 400te for surf casting out this way. I am considering this option, but i am concearned about the level wind in regards to hard runs by a large rooster...or whatever fish one might run into. I am also considering the st. croix premeir series surf casting rods. I am looking for any advice on this idea....length/power of the rod or I am better off with a spinning set up? thanks to anyone who wants to lead me in the right direction!