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Would much rather find a rod here than on ebay. Looking for a 9' 8 wt (or a reasonably close suggestion) for an upcoming saltwater trip to North Carolina with my brother. We will be fishing for Mahi Mahi and False Albacore from a boat for one full day and inshore/light surf (Reds and Flounder?) on foot for two days. My brother will be tying up clousers, flatwings, 1/2 & 1/2s, etc. in sizes 4 through 2/0. I have a 8'9" 7wt glass rod that I use for bass and an el-cheapo 8' 9wt graphite as it is and would plan to bring both of them. I've never owned a Sage rod but figured this would be a good reason to finally seek one out. Budget is under $400 (including shipping to Virginia). I would like to find a 3 or 4 pc, with a fighting butt. Happy to hear your suggestions. Also... I am planning to make it to Nova Scotia next year and would hope to bring this rod for Atlantics if so. Also open to offers of suitable reels+lines (I have a Hardy Marquis 8/9 presently but would consider an upgrade). Thanks,