In the past few years, I have been going with ever-longer surf rods. I started with a 10, moved to an 11, and I have been using a 12 for the last few years. Im looking at getting a new one in the Fall, but have not decided on the size. The rod will have to be able to handle from 2-4oz lures, and be light enough to cast lures all day. Im thinking about going with a 14.5 from Conoflex ..yea, that is a whole lot of rod. Just curious what correlation there exist between rod length and casting distance. Most importantly, how long is too long?