A standard set up isn't much good for competition, normally the amateurs still have themselves kitted out with some heavier gear. The heads are usually Carron lines of 11/12 95 ft heads cut at approx 75 feet, start at 80 feet and work back until it feels right for the rod. Rods are usually Carron 11 weight rods. Running line is usually Varivas mono. There is a 40 degree angle change and you are wading in water.