I am new to Surf fishing. For the past few years my family have been taking a week long vacation at Clearwater Beach. I have spent a lot of time fishing in the surf day and night while there. If there is water, I want to be fishing in it. My equipment is very substandard, a 20$ Walmart Catfish combo. Surprisingly, I feel I have had success, several small sharks, and several really nice Snook. For this Summer's trip, I am planning a slight equipment upgrade, because of several line breaks. I am on a budget and can't see a big expenditure on a once a year trip, although I do enjoy it greatly. I am considering purchasing a Penn Pursuit 6000 combo. It seems to rank high in value, and I really don't want something big and cumbersome. I just want a shot at landing a big one with my limited gear. I am thinking I can get about 200yd of 20lb mono on my setup. I have thought about braid with it's much higher compacity, but have almost no experience with it and do not want to complicate my excursion. Any recommendations as far as setup and what brand of line to use would be greatly appreciated, as I am just a simple old river fisherman from Ohio.