RE:If I had $500...what sw rod should I buy?
Thanks for the responses. Right after I posted I thought I should have been much more specific. I'd like an 8/9# for stripers, blues and (hopefully) some albies & bonito (i.e. a "northeast" sw rod). I'll fish almost entirely from shore, flats, etc. Right now I've a 9# LLBean Guide rod. For the money it's been an excellent all-around rod, but I've been itching to upgrade to another sw model.