Med or Med light with a fast taper will get it done. Paul was probably using mono a lot back in the day. With braid the med heavy is not needed.
What type of leader are you using? And out of curiosity, what rod works best with the TS Lures...same set-up? Thanks in advance Tobin!
Yeah I use the same rod for TSL as for,... everything really. The 1/4 - 5/8ths is a great all around rod and will even be fine casting a super spook as well even though its 3/4 oz. These rod weight ratings are for getting the best cast-ability. Throwing a 3/4 oz lure on a 5/8th or even 1/2 oz rated blank will only reduce the cast distance. You'll get maximum casting performance out of using a lure weight that is within the rods weight rating; using a lure barely under or over the rod weight rating will typically not break the rod unless you use a 4oz weight on a 5/8th oz rated rod you're gonna be fine. Of course I will say in the rod's defense that I've seen this accomplished on piers near Galveston
I have started tinkering with an extra fast tip med light and it appears to have more back bone for better hook sets with both corkies and TSL. There does seem to be a slight loss in cast distance but I'm still testing it out. Both are big chunks of plastic and you have to move that bait out of the teeth that are holding it to get a good hookset. I still think the same results can be accomplished with tight drag, taking the slack out, prior to hard hook-set as opposed to buying another rod. Less important with small worms.
Leader, I'm using SeaGaur 100% Fluoro 25lb for when I'm corky fishing. I'm fishing for big fish and won't be willing to take the chance on mono in the conditions that I fish whether that is TSL or Corky. Mono leader is fine for general purpose on grass flats and deep oyster with only targeting small fish for numbers. Also, the fluoro allows me to be less anxious about checking my leader every fish. Mono is doable but I find I have to monitor that leader constantly through the day with every hang up and every fish; I have to retie mono much more often to have an integral connection I can trust. Yeah, when I'm fishing for a limit of just keepers i'm less worried about that and mono is fine for that.