Originally Posted by zug buggin
Update, I ended up with a RIO 24' 300 gr sink tip for the above mentioned 8wt. It took some adjustments on my timing but this thing is a rocket launcher. When my timing is on it throws the tightest loops I've ever thrown, As far as loading the rod this line loads so much energy its a monster. I'm working on my double haul now in hopes of going to the Destin Fla. area in a couple of weeks to chase whatever will bite in the surf or inlets. I don't know much about salt but I've tied Clousers in several colors and can't wait.
Good call on the line mass. That should help.
When in doubt, Clousers and Deceivers are go to baitfish pattern. A variety of sizes and colors should work out.