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Last year I was given an ABU GARCIA 6500CSMAG ELITE reel. I put it on an ABU GARCIA 8'6" Conolon Classic rod rated for 1/2oz to 1 1/2oz lures. The reel casts beautifully but I feel the rod is too light for fishing the south shore surf. Can anyone suggest a good but relatively inexpensive rod for this reel for casting all types of lure up to 2 or 2 1/2oz lure? I've seen LAMIGLASS and LOOMIS rods but the price seem prohibitive. It seems the choice in coventional rods is limited. thanks for your advice.