I am going to be moving to Cape Coral within the next year. I recently picked up a Penn Squall 30LD to bring down there. It will be my only conventional reel for a while until I can figure out what I will be fishing for etc. I expect to fish inshore. I would appreciate any Rod recommendations you might offer. Something up to the $100 to $150 range would be preferrred.
Equally important to me is the line choice. I'm thinking 30 lb, but am open to local knowledge/expertise. Even more useful would be a braid vs. mono recommendation. This thing will hold 775 yds of 30 lb braid, or 260 yds of 30 lb mono. Should I spend the $150 or so to put braid on it? Will I ever need that much line and the the abrasion resistance etc of braid?
hard to recommend a line when you don't know what species you're going after.people who use braid tend to use mono backing they don't slap a 1/2 miles worth of braid on it..if your trolling you don't want braid.