Re: Snook in the flats... Rod/reel recs?
Snook fishing is very situational, so a little more info for choosing a rod would be needed.
How will you be fishing for them, shore/wade, boat, docks etc.
The reel should be solid with a very robust drag. You won't need more than about 60 yards of backing. Snook have major power but can usual/y be bested reasonably quick.
Remember also that though these fish are not tarpon, your final leader tippet could be as heavy as 30lb flurocarbon.
These tips are if you are specificly targeting snook.