I use an 8 weight rod. In this case I am throwing a 300 grain full sink line. I use about a 3 foot section of flouro as a leader so I retrieve the fly until almost all line is in the rod. Make a light haul in order to get a few feet of the line out as you go forward. Then lay the rod against your arm as an anchor. As in this photo.
This is where I was fishing tonight.