Just picked up a Daiwa Coastal 3000. now I have the ever so stressful task of picking out a new rod like to keep it around 150. Using it for kayak fishing so figure 6'6" or better going to tossing mostly jigs 3/8 doa style shrimp live and arti maybe smaller finger mullet or bait fish. and a occasional top water or deadly combo.
time enjoyed wasted is not wasted time
Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!
Also have a SC Tidemaster and two Shimano Teramars which I like equally as well.
Just picked up an UglyStik inshore 7'6" MH which seems comparable in action to the medium action of my other rods, at least at the top half of the rod. I got it because it didn't have that clear tip that seems to 'double joint' the action of the traditional UglyStiks and it has 8 inshore/braid style oriented Fuji guides. I am not too keen on the split butt styles and would much rather have a full cork handle, but as with everything else, I am tiring of paying hype trend prices for products that don't 'decisively' out perform their lesser priced counterparts. I am currently catching large reds to 40" so this should be a decent test of the durability and power of the current UglyStik inshore series. If it does prove to be a viable piece for the type of fishing I do, I will be all over it at 49.00 each, even though I am extremely skeptical when it comes to bargains. At any rate, check them out. At that price, it won't hurt to have just one.