I posted this over on the East Coast forum but figured here would be a good spot as well since I'm an avid wade fishermen - almost exclusively inshore in the Indian River/Mosquito Lagoon (Titusville, FL). I currently use a gloomis ultralight IMX rod paired with a shimano sustain, a medium GL2 with a stradic - both spinning outfits - and an ugly stick inshore with a catala baitcaster (my live/cut bait rod). All my outfits are now 7+ years old so I'm been researching for replacements and really like the Quantum Smoke PTi (inshore saltwater model) combined with either a St. Croix Tidemaster Inshore or a 13 Fishing Green Omen The 22lbs of drag and light weight sold me on the Smoke - and both the rods had the features I wanted - but the Tidemaster I believe is made in the USA. Anybody have experience with any of these? Your insights would be much appreciated!
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