I use a penn 704z on a 10ft St.croix Ben doer Surf rod.
I toss anything from 3/4oz bucktails and up, 7/8 to 1.5oz swimming plugs, Tins 3/4oz and up, Poppers 1oz and up.
The 704z feels well balanced with this set-up and its a 2pc surf rod.
I can cast for long periods with no Fatigue.
Get your hands on a St.croix,Lami, or Star rod and feel the difference compared to that uglystick.
I know the 704z weighs 23oz but if you match it up with the right rod you shouldnt have a problem.
704z is a great reel and I converted mine to Bailess!