Not much talk about saltwater around here...
I'll be doing a 100 mile yo-yo through the Sinkyone and Lost Coast next week. Here's my surf fishing kit, mostly for targeting perch and smaller fish using a Carolina rig:
St. Croix Wild River, 8.5 ft., 8-12 pound fast action (my favorite surf rod EVER. Length gives great casting ability in surf, great action.)
Shimano Sedona 4000FB (Fancy is bad for surf fishing...reels don't like salt and sand and you're inevitably going to dunk it.)
Akiokun flybox; 12 sinkers, swivels, Owner Mosquito Hooks #2-6, beads, forceps, clippers on zip.
Two spools leader material; 6# and 10# fluorocarbon.
16 grubs (various colors, motor oil red flake is my favorite)
Gulp Powerbait camo sandworms
(I'll also dig crabs and use mussels if I can...Don't know what's available up there though.)
Complete kit weighed in at 1 pound, 14 ounces.
I suppose one could go lighter, but this is what I've got.