I pretty much only fish off the Puget Sound beachs anymore. Only casting overhead two handed. Right now I use a switch rod. I am thinking of building my own rod from a blank as a little hobby project now that I'm officially retired. I've built several sets of golfclubs so I love tinkering. My question is; what do I look for in a good design (flex pattern) for a overhead 11' two handed rod. I've cast a CND Oceana saltwater rod and thought it much better than my Echo Switch. People that use Beulah Opals adore them. Spey rods overhead? Looking to build something that will handle around 400 grain weight line and I'm soooo confused on what to look for in a blank. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.....PS Is a "kit" a good idea on your 1st building attempt?