I'm looking for a bit of help narrowing the field down on blanks for a good saltwater rod for my Dad. He's a self proclaimed crappy caster, and needs all the help he can there, so a forgiving blank would be ideal. Weight is also a BIG issue, physically he's got some issues so the lighter the better honestly. He lives in Hawaii and is mostly casting from shore, and wind is usually at least a moderate factor. On my end, the cost is a major factor so I'm looking mostly at blanks in the $100-$150 range (roughly).
Any feedback, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.