I am in the market for a new 8wgt and have narrowed it down to a Thomas & Thomas. They have two models that I am looking at, the Exocett 9' and the Exocett SS which is 8'8. The Exocett 8'8" rod is designed for throwing a floating sniper line or sinking lines. Living in the NorthEast and fishing for Albies and Striped Bass this seems like a good choice. My question is, while traveling is a sniper line going to be ok fishing for Redfish and Snook and baby Tarpon?