I am in the sector for a new 8wgt and have narrowed it down to a Thomas & Thomas. They have two styles that I am seeking at, the Exocett 9' and the Exocett SS which is eightƎ. The Exocett eightƎ″ rod is designed for throwing a floating sniper line or sinking lines. Living in the NorthEast and fishing for Albies and Striped Bass this looks like a superior choice. My issue is, even though traveling is a sniper line going to be okay fishing for Redfish and Snook and little one Tarpon?