As a commercial pomp fisherman who fishes from the surf alot. Why 1/2 to 2 oz ? Imo a 3 to 6 oz might better serve your needs. It would be rare occasions that a 2 oz pyramid would hold ,especially if fishing east coast. BTW my best rack of rods are 12 to 13 ft and built to throw 5 or 6 oz. Yes I started with 7 to 8 ft rods but would find the more distance equals more pomps in many circumstances.