As i've mentioned on a few threads i've been spinning on my local rivers for years but have now turned towards the sea, and i'm enjoying it immensly! I'm just wondering if i've made a few mistakes with my gear choice. I wasnt prepared to buy expensive stuff so i bought a shakespear odessa for 25 quid which seems to do the job but it came with it's own line which i intend to replace pretty soon. i was borrowing a rod for my first few sessions but now i've gone out and bought a 12ft fladen power stick. at the moment im still fishing off a few harbours and piers but i want to move onto beach casting where i'll need to be casting at a further distance. what ive read over the internet it seems the fladen rod is getting a roasting!!! does anyone have any suggestions? im all ears!