I want to hear what you guys think is the ultimate rig for fishing the schoolie grade YFT/Skippies we are seeing right now. After having trouble getting bit in a fairly open bite due to my inability to toss a small sardine out on my current lever drags (my fault don't get enough practice) I am rethinking my approach. Watched plenty of folks able to toss them out on small star drag reels and even big spinning reels on this trip. I have searched Reels? I think ease of use and dependability outweigh capacity and drag for this application (feel free to eniighten me if you disagree. Classic small star drag is obviously what most of you guys run, but what about a modern baitcaster (lexa, komodo, tranx)? A spinner seems perfect for tossing the bait, but I wonder about being able to stay in contact with the bait. Anyone using a "baitruner" spinner? A big part of the decision for me is being bulletproof when the bite is hot so I am not picking through the mini-birdsnest I seem to get every other "cast". Sadly I don't have a tank of sardines in my back yard to practice with. Rods? One of mine is too soft, which is great for detecting bites, but sucks for tossing the bait out. What length/action would you choose for this application, and why? I am thinking a shorter rod would make it easer to do the soft underhand lob with the bait to keep the scales on when they hit the water, and would be easier to maneuver through the inevitable clusterfu*k at the stern when 1/2 the boat loses the ability to step to the left and the other half is tossing their fresh bait directly across 3 peoples lines Line/Leader? Weight or no? Pinned on or sliding to the hook? Thanks Bruhs!