Howdy. Last year was the first time fishing the beaches for salmon. I was using two different 8'6" spinning rods to toss cut plug herring from shore. I'm looking to buy a 9-6 to 10' rod to increase my distance. I need a rod that has a soft tip for gently lobbing the herring without ripping it from the hooks, but with enough backbone to get a good hook set and power to handle 7-15 lb silvers. I'm using 10-12lb test. Any suggestions? Thanks.