I am looking for a 8' or 8.5' MH 2-pc spinning rod to use with a Penn Pursuit 6000 for casting artificials in salt water. Because of the amount of casting I want something lightweight but most of the rods in this category are too heavy and/or bulky. I am thinking some of the salmon/steelhead rods might work since they are available in fairly small diameter graphite with cork handles. Any ideas for a light-enough-to-cast-for-hours rod, or am I looking for something that doesn't exist? Thanks.