First of all this is a great site and very informative. My wife and I saw Tommy Farmer and a couple of guys on the beach at Fort Fisher and we were so impressed with the distance they were casting that we went down and introduced ourselves. Since that time we have had one lesson from Tommy but becuse of some family illness have not been able to fish much or practice. The health problems are improving and our time on the beach is increasing. We purchased two Break away rods from Tommy and put Penn 525 mags on them. On a good day I'm getting out around 400ft. We hope to get better with the good info and advice found on P&S from all you great follks and plenty of practice.