I have looked around this forum quite a bit over the last couple months and it seems a little less cutthroat than some of the others so I figured I would take the plunge. My question is this, this month I plan on purchasing a new sage VXP rod for beach casting for humpies and coho this summer/fall and I was planning on getting the 7100-4. My thought is the extra 1' would give me a little more leeway on false cast on some of the steeper beaches I cast from. This rod will be paired with a #7 rio outbound short line and an sage 2080 reel. Is getting the 7100-4 have an advantage over the 790-4 for this situation? I have been beat up pretty bad on another forum so please don't hurt a guy.