Picked up a nice 9'6" Loomis steelhead spinning rod from the pawn shop today for 10 bucks. After some research, it looks like they sell new for close to $500 so I got a pretty good score on that. It looks like a killer blues and pomp rig for the surf but I have never really seen anyone use one. I think I'll slap a small Stradic on it and give it a whirl when the surf flattens out. Any thoughts or other uses?