Headed to Cedros for bruiser calicos and am trying to figure out the gear needed. Corey of MC Swimbaits rigging video and a few post mention getting the springs needed for rigging at Home Depot. What are they sold for? What department do I get them from? Also Corey says he prefers a 6'5" rod for throwing the slugs. I have an 8' Phenix I was planning on using for swimnaits and slugs. Can you think of any advantages a shorter rod brings to a slug. Anyone know a place on line to purchase (I live in AZ, none local)? Any good advice from those who have used them?