Definitely give a look at the Crucial. These rods are fantastic and are very affordable. I've owned several over the years and I've never had a problem with a single one of them. They're super lightweight, very powerful, sensitive, and responsive. You can't go wrong with one of these.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson
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