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Old 06-14-2006, 01:36 PM
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Saltwater Rods - mid range $

Hi all, I've finally decided to take the plunge and get into fishing the salt - there are alot more places to fish for stripers and blues nearby than there are for trout. Also I have WAY too many trout flies, and would like to begin tying some big saltwater stuff instead!

SOooo. I'm on a budget and have been researching a couple rods.
I've decided to go for a 9' - 9 wt- has to be 4 pcs:
Sage Launch 990-4
TFO Jim Teeny 9' 9wt 4 pc
St Croix Avid 9' 9 wt 4 pc

Any others I should look at in the $200-$300 range?. I've found some great deals on reels through eBay, so I can save alot of money there and get a solid reel, and have some coin left over for Lines, etc.

Problem is I can't decide on action; I have a Sage DS 9-5wt 4pc that I love; it's seems to have a med-fast action, but it's a light trout rod. Anyone used a Sage Launch? Most likely I won't be able to try a variety of rods, esp for the lower price points. So I was looking for some advice. Do I want a faster rod for all around surf, inshore fishing, or should I stick with the mod-fast action that I'm used to with my trout rods?

Thanks mucho.
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