Hey everyone, I have a question and would love your thoughts. I currently fish Falcon coastal spinning rods. Primarily the 7" and 7'6" coastal edition spinning rods. I am looking to get a longer rod to gain some distance in casting. I am looking to pair up this rod with one of my new Stradic 2500 reels. I am looking at Falcons 8" coastal rod along with G.Loomis' Greenwater rod that is 8'2" in length. There is a huge price difference in these two rods. The Falcon is $150 and the G.Loomis is $265. My best friend has a G.Loomis and loves it. I hear alot of people swear by them. I'm not sure though if a couple of added inches in length would make that much of a difference in casting length over the Falcon. Plus the price is much higher. I wanted to see if any of you 2coolers have any experiences or thoughts with these two rods and what you would do? Thanks for the help!