We're renting a house in Nags Head for a week in mid September. Haven't been to OBX since the '70's. I haven't surf fished in decades, but still have some tackle. Specifically, I have a Penn 850SS spinning reel that I need to match up to a rod. Back in the day, at Montauk Point, we used 12 to 13 foot rods for stripers and blues. Not sure I want to wield a rod like that anymore, so what's available? Weight wise, do I want medium or heavy? Suggestions? Just looking for an all around surf rig for leisurely fishing, unless of course something is running up and down the beach!

Should I try bottom or plugs / lures?

Thanks for any help.