I use a shorter rod, 7 foot spinning rod matched with either a 3500 or 4500 Penn Spinfisher reel. The size of the reel depends on the weight of the lures I'll be throwing...heavier if the surf is heavier, lighter if not. I throw bucktails 3/8 ounce to 1 ounce, again depending on the seas. I use a double rig, with the ducktail on a loop knot on the bottom and then a second rig about a foot above that. On the upper hook I'll use a plain hook with a Gulp swimming mullet, a DOA shrimp or paddle tail, or a Tsunami paddle tail lure. I have caught fluke on both the top and the bottom hooks about equally. I use the shorter rod as I do not have to cast far in order to catch fish..the flounder are usually in closer.