I'll give my vote to an uglystick in the 9 to 11 ft range. They're moderately priced and very durable. Pair it with a 6500ss or similar Penn slammer reel and you've got a reel that can handle bull reds and small sharks in addition to the pomps you're chasing. Also, I've got a 10' powerstick from offshore angler that I've had for more than decade. I've caught sharks over 300lbs, tons of bull reds, and I can also use it to pomp fish when casting 3 or 4 oz weights. Whatever you choose good luck and tight lines.