I’m an advocate for the fun of light rod fishing but just because the rod can handle it doesn’t mean it is the right rod. I realize how strong those slow pitch rods are but the problem you run into is you have a sub 7’ rod doubled over when hooked up. When you have to go over someone you only have about 3’ of rod sticking over the person and his 8’ rod that’s going out from the boat and it’s a pain. Also if the fish swims under the boat in the corner you’re toast trying to keep that line away from the hull. I’m spoiled on my own boat with lighter setups and not having to worry about that stuff
I am pretty sure you can't drink a beer and SPJ at the same time. Also, it doesn't look like fun if you have bad shoulders. Good luck to those who SPJ. Finally, it looks like I finally found a use for all my KENCOR's.