Posted by Bluerod on July 08, 2004 at 08:50:25:
In Reply to: Rods for Monster Catfish........Fiberglass or Graphite??? posted by Steve Ball on July 08, 2004 at 08:31:22:
If you are wanting a quality rod I like St. Croix - well made, in a number of lengths, power ratings and rod actions - actually designed for specific applications. They are less expensive than G. Loomis and some of the other top-of-the-line rods but just as durable, should last a lifetime.
In my research for fly rods and spinning rods, several websites suggested that if your budget was limited the Ugly Stick line was a good substitute for higher priced rods. For saltwater flyfishing I wound up with a beautiful, blue 9 foot St. Croix, fast action and rated for saltwater beasties up to 100 pounds.
I don't work for or represent St. Croix, just my experience and two cents worth. There are several shops around that carry the S.C. line; here is the website link: http://www.stcroixrods.com/
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