StCroix Avid series for an all around rod. For old timers like myself, the longer built up full cork handle for two handed casting on windy days and using longer rod butt under forearm for fighting a fish is the icing on the cake. I've had mine for 15 years. Once fought a 100 + lb tarpon on it for 3 hours. When you have had a rod bent at max for that long you get confidence in a rod. Use it for everything I throw at bass. Great balance of sensitivity and durability. It sold for $150 back then, now a little more. Planning to get another one just like it.
AVC70MF 7' Medium (power) Fast (tip) 1 10 - 17 lb test 1/4 - 5/8 ounce 4.1 weight 2(handle) $ 200
Edited by lconn4 (12/17/17 03:39 AM)
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919