What constitutes saltwater rod?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by David Loy, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Anil Active Member

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    Tacoma, WA, USA.
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    I was out of town this weekend, so sorry for the slow response.
    If I had to choose a six weight to do a variety of tasks including the salt it would probably be a 9’ or 9’6” rod with a fast taper and moderately stiff action.
    Price being no object, I would choose either the 9’ 6 weight Streamdance GLX from Loomis or the 9’ 6” 6 weight XP from Sage. Both of these have fighting butts and are fast, yet only moderately stiff. ($600’s)
    At a lower price, the 9’ 6 weight metolius is a great performing rod, at a much lower price. ($380)
    Another rod to consider, one that is fitted with trout components yet has a great saltwater action is the Redington C.P.S. ($249)
    There are other rods that would certainly be good choices, but these are some of my favorites.
    Anil
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