Everyone is different, but I feel the same way, Joe....:wave:Its not a big bucks rod and reel setup but it has put alot of fish on the beach.
I agree about the spinfishers, a big miss for penn. There are better reels at thier price point to buy.Rhino if I may I wont get a spinfisher there junk, a shop by me had 11 out of 19 of them brought back cause they broke in the first couple of weeks. I personally sat down with one of the best reel techs in jersey and took the reel apart there junk. I know you like your shimano spheros, have tou check out the new sw its pretty bad *** and will be "waterproof"
I see alot guys who fish shorter sticks have great success in the waters I plug regularly. They by pass the open water for the most part and precision pitch thier lures tight to structure.8' 6" St Croix Premier 1/2 - 2 oz with a Sargus 4000 and a Tica 9' with a 4000 Battle. Both are great plugging sticks and my go to rods when throwing plugs and bombers.
I have that exact rod in 8' before they made it an 8'6" and 2 pc. I feel like its way too stiff for bombers on the regular. my buddy has the 2pc version and feels the same about his. its a great metal and popper rod but I just don't feel like it does bombers any justice.8' 6" St Croix Premier 1/2 - 2 oz with a Sargus 4000 and a Tica 9' with a 4000 Battle. Both are great plugging sticks and my go to rods when throwing plugs and bombers.