A couple years ago I got hooked on saltwater fishing. It started out with cheap walmart spincast combos from a dock in the bay, to deep sea and pier fishing. I purchased a Penn Senator 113H2 and haven't had much luck with it! It is way too big and hard to cast off of the pier or from the shore, so Im in the market for a new combo. Ive been looking at the Penn Pursuit II Combos. But I dont know what size. I'm leaning toward the 8000 model because I really dont want to have to buy any more rods for a while, so I figure if I go with this model I can pretty much catch anything(within reason). Is there any reason not to go bigger? The main problem though is that I dont know what size rod to go with it. The options that it comes with is 7' and 10'. I want to do a bit of pier fishing, dock fishing, and maybe some surf fishing. I also have a lake house, so if theres any way to do any type of bass/catfish fishing with it then that would be awesome to double the usefulness.