Last fall I had a great day surf casting for specs using mirrolures. I was using a 2500 series reel and a medium 7 foot rod with 12lb mono line. I was able to cast almost as far as anyone else (about 50-60 people in one area), and it seemed the people who could cast the farthest seemed to catch the most specs. I do realize that being able to cast pretty far is not always going to make you catch more. However, it did make me start thinking about casting distance while fishing spinning gear in the surf. I am now using some braided line. What I would like to know is what is your opinion on how to get the most casting distance with spinning gear with a 52m mirrolure (weighs 1/2 oz.). Would like to know what combination works best---reel size, rod length, rod power and action, line type (mono vs braid), and line size. What setup works best? Thanks for the help.