Nothing else to add. Fished Sanibel 2 years ago and loved it. Snook in the surf is a blast and I was catching fish while my wife relaxed on the beach so we were together and both happy.

Also go by Norm's and buy his fly. It definitely gets more snook hits.

I've owned both a 9 and 8 wt. I cast an 8 better when casting streamers to redfish out a distance. Just me though. I have the Temple Fork BVK and absolutely love it.

Have fun!