I agree with the above posts recommending a spey rod on the beach. This is especially helpful when you are looking for salmon who tend to be a bit further out than SRC. The thing is ... this doesn't need to be a huge spey rod you would get into for winter steelhead. Right now I am using a 6 weight light spey rod with an 8wt Rio outbound. I can cast 50 feet without even trying very hard lots more if I concentrate. Using two hands seriously reduces the workload on your casting arm. To tell the truth - I am a pretty bad spey caster (just learning) but I learned to overhand cast a spey rod in one afternoon. It's worth a try. To keep equipment costs down I scaned Ebay and found a spey rod that was custom built by a beginer that isn't really all that well done, but it works. It only cost me $150. I see a few spey rods under $300 each month. If you keep your eyes on it you can find a good deal and get into it without blowing a lot of $$$$. Give it a try.