At first I did'nt think I'd be interested in dustance casting, but being as it's the dead of winter I started reading you posts and I'm hooked! Well I really don't often surf fish due to my lack of expertise in this area. I never catch squat and those damn flies really pi$$ me off. Well anyway I was reading about the drum rum on the coast recently and I thought I had to get in on that action. SO now I guess I'll join the quest for long casts. In most fields I consider myself a knowledgeable fisherman but I must admit I'm a baby to this stuff. So even the most obvious info is appreciated. I don't mind spending some cash for a great combo as long as it really helps me. I'm not looking for 700 feet, just enough to get to the fish and not embarass myself with 50 foot casts. Well let me thank you guys in advance and let you know I'm looking forward to hearing from you. YOu're doing a great job so fay Longcaster!