I purchased a TFO 8wt 9ft Professional Lefty Kreh edition for the surf in S.C.
It took a while getting used to the larger rods. The rod really performed well in casting, and sensitivity. I put a batenkill mid arbor V reel on it which is extremely smooth and quiet. I don't know how it would handle in the flats, but I'm sure it is a good all around size.