Well......I'm just in from the Clapton concert at the Fleetcenter........not quite sober, but up to the task none the less.
I am particularly partial to the Ross Canyon #5, but, if we have a non-negotiable $750 ceiling I may have to deviate.
Here is my suggestion:
-L.L. Bean Orion 9' 3-pc 9wt. @ $310 (fast action rod)
-Redington Large Arbor AL 9/10 @ $205
-Redington Large Arbor AL 9/10 spare spool @ $105
-Airflo 7000Ts Saltwater clear int. @ $50
-Teeny Saltwater TS-350 sinking line @ $57
Total = $727 (that leaves $23 for the Rip Ryder)