Re: New to Saltwater Fly Fishing (need help)
The fly shop in Ocean Springs can help you in selecting the proper rod.
The rod you need would depend on where you fish. In unobstructed areas you can get by with an exceptionally light rod. For example, one of the local rod reps here in Ocean Springs routinely catches 20 - 30+ lb Reds using 3 - 5 wts fishing the Biloxi Marsh. That said, I would suspect that a 7, 8, or 9 wt would work for you assuming that wind doesn't hamper your style too much. From a kayak I think that I would opt for the 7 wt. but try casting them all before deciding.