You will get a lot of opinions on that. Now days rods and reels are specialized in what they are designed to do. If you don't have a specific purpose for it like cranking, Carolina rig, etc and looking for one all around rod and reel combo something in medium action 6'6" or 7' would work. Heck you can buy some nice combos for $150. You can get two nice combos for $300.
If you are looking to add a nice rod and reel to your collection a Duckett Ghost with a Lews Speed Spool would fit the bill nicely.
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