I was lucky enough to meet up with the Capitol Longcasters this Saturday. Good group of people, and very helpful. I went from 250 to 400 feet with a few pointers. My question is - What casting technique do you guys use when you are thigh deep in surf? The Brighton and off-the-ground both start with the sinker on the ground. Will these techniques load the rod properly if the weight and bait are in 3 feet of water? There would be extra resistance at the begining of the cast because of the water.