After 40 odd years of thinking about it, I've signed up for my first overnight: Vagabond, July 5-8. I'd like to bring my Okuma Nomad Travel 9' surf rod with an Azores 55 loaded with 30lb braid ( 20 lb mono topper) to be used as my light rig. Seems for smallish YT's it would be a hoot, and capable of some finesse flylining of small baits. Reading BD, it appears longer jigsticks are quite common so I gather the length would not be a problem in the racks. But as a supposed surf rod (I know, I know - 9' doesn't make the grade as a real surf rod), it does have a long butt and a relatively short foregrip. Any problems with this? If not, why don't more folks use long spinners for lining anchovies, etc?