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WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2011/7/18 15:53
From Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 183
In about a month I'm heading south and will be making my first foray into saltwater. I get towards the ocean 3-4 times a year, so I'd like to pick up a setup for the few times I'm out that way.

I'm thinking something in the 10wt range would be appropriate for whatever I might run into down there and would also be good for Long Island striper fishing next year as well.

Really cant break the bank right now as we're taking my daughter to Disney as most of the trip, so I'm already overextending the budget ;)

I'm open to suggestions on lower priced new gear as well. I saw this on ebay and it intrigued me, but I'm wondering if the price is too good to be true:

Davis Saltwater Rod

Thanks in advance for any insight.

Posted on: 2012/1/31 22:18

Re: WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2011/3/2 13:43
From Gamehendge
Posts: 964
I have a cortland saltwater scout 9' 8wt. Cortland saltwater reel with disc drag, the line an backing on it is kinda beat an the reel has a good bit of boat rash on the bottom. I havent used the reel since last summer for small mouth. It handled a wide varity of saltwater fish when i lived in florida. I could possibly let it go. Maybe a trade?

Posted on: 2012/1/31 22:39
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Re: WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2008/11/12 19:54
From Holly Springs NC/Carroll Valley PA
Posts: 24
I don't Know what your budget is But IMHO these are good rods for the money I just bought an 8wt ... m2eb1726fed#ht_1160wt_781

Paired with this reel ... m2eb54dcbd8#ht_1160wt_698

Should make a nice setup

Posted on: 2012/2/2 13:16

Re: WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2011/2/2 22:48
Posts: 198
It's no 10wt but, I do have a brand new in box complete Cabellas 8wt with line and backing for $50 and $10 for shipping

Posted on: 2012/2/3 19:15

Re: WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2011/7/18 15:53
From Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 183
Thanks all for the replies and pm's. I think I responded to all pm's, an I just picked up a scott 8wt on eBay at a really nice price so I think I'm all set for the trip. Now I just have to learn how to fish in salt ;)

Thanks again


Posted on: 2012/2/5 13:39

Re: WTB - Entry level saltwater rod

2006/9/10 21:53
From Greensburg, PA
Posts: 13619
Just remember to rinse rinse rinse after every outing...

Posted on: 2012/2/5 14:41

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