I made it and picked up a new Penn Bait rod for $35 bucks. I piece, 7 ft Penn International rod that handles 1/2 to 1 1/2 oz lures and line between 10 and 20 lbs. I have a small Abu 5500 bait casting reel that balances out perfectly. My new fluke rod gor the rivers and Sandy Hook bay. Picked up just the kind of bucktail or wiggler jigs I needed at a great price.
The next event is the Surf Fishing one at Brookdale College . I think its on Feb. 25th. 8am to 4:30 PM.